Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast (general)

We've been deep in the hobby for 20 years now and we are surprised when some games remain for sale continually, or in other words, become evergreen games, and why some don't.

What makes Ticket to Ride, Catan, Pandemic, and many others stand out and sell thousands of times more copies than the average hobby game.

We have some ideas. Let us know what you think.

 

Direct download: MN_0228_What_Games_are_Evergreen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm MDT

We talk a bit about the nine Spiel des Jahres Nominees. Brent has played them all and Nathan and Ryan talk Ganz Shon Clever, The Mind and Azul. Ryan sneaks in some Terraforming Mars jabs.

Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Shaky Manor
  • Emojito
  • Dragon's Breath

Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Heaven & Ale
  • Ganz Shon Clever
  • Die Quacksalber von Quedlenburg

Spiel des Jahres Nominees:

  • Luxor
  • The Mind
  • Azul
Direct download: MN_0219_SdJ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm MDT

We talk about the creative process and puzzle hunts, including those created at BGG.Con and those for SaltCON

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Direct download: MN_0212_Puzzle_Hunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

This week we discuss Gloomhaven, the monstrous game by Isaac Childres. Ryan, Brent, and Nathan are joined by Dennis Holliday for this podcast.

Direct download: MN_0208_Gloomhaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am MDT

We love deckbuilding games. We each discuss our top three games, explain what deckbuilders are and talk about our recent experience playing Hero Realms The Ruins of Thandar Campaign and Tyrants of the Underdark.

Direct download: MN_0196_Deckbuilders_Heroes_and_Tyrants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm MDT

Our Gift Guide:
Family Games
Ticket to Ride
The Quest for El Dorado
Kingdomino
Fast Forward: FLEE
Transamerica
Century: Spice Road
Delve
Splendor
NMBR 9
Can't Stop Express
Clank! In! Space!
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle


Children Games
Ice Cool
Rhino Hero
Flick 'Em Up
Bang: The Dice Games
Coconuts
Happy Salmon


Group Games
Fuse
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Magic Maze


Stocking Stuffers (Small Games)
Pack O Games
Mint Works
Insider
Timeline
Pirate 21
Don't Mess with Cthulhu
Magic Packs

Direct download: MN_0191_Holiday_Gift_Guide_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm MDT

Ryan, Nathan, and Brent sit down and discuss Kickstarters, new games, what we are playing, and board game art and presentation. Join us on Facebook at Meeple Nation Off Air.

Direct download: MN_0190_November_2017_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am MDT

This week we finish the discussion of the Spiel des Jahres 2017 nominees. We start with Kingdomino, talk about Magic Maze, and end with Race to El Dorado.

Direct download: MN_0167_Sdj_2017_Nominees_in_Depth_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

We cover many subjects including:

  • Secrets of the Lost Tomb
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Trick of the Rails
  • Diamonds
  • Moons
  • Solarquest
  • Trick-Taking, The Trick-Taking Game
  • Deck Building, the Deck Builder Game
  • Pathfinder: The Mummy's Mask
  • Magic - Amonkhet Cycle
  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game - The Path to Carcosa
  • Firefly - Big Money
  • Kingdom Builder
  • Vast - The Crystal Caverns

It's Barb day on Meeple Nation where we give you the latest board game news. We talk Kickstarters with Aeon's End: War Eternal, Gloomhaven, Five Seals of Magic, Rise to Nobility, Hardback, Brass, and Bios Genesis 2nd edition, among other bits-o-news and games, such as Esports tournaments, a new GIPF game, a Seafall non-update, and plenty more. Oh, and Matt was there too.

Cheers!

Direct download: MN_0160_News_For_April_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MDT