Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast

In this episode we discuss Gamer Snobbery, terms such as Eurogame and Ameritrash, and why Brent doesn't like the term Filler.

We also do a third of the way review of our 2015 gaming goals. How are you doing with yours?

Direct download: MN_0050_Gamer_Snobs_in_a_Growing_Hobby.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games talks about his three Tiny Epic Games:

  • Tiny Epic Kingdoms
  • Tiny Epic Defenders
  • Tiny Epic Galaxies
Direct download: MN_0049_Michael_Coe_of_Gamelyn_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 1:41am MST

Machi Koro is a card and dice game from IDW and Pandasaurus Games for 2-4 players in 30 minutes. Ages 8 and up.

The Harbor expansion adds a 5th player but can extend the game past an hour.

Direct download: MN_0048_Machi_Koro__Machi_Koro_Harbor.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

SaltCON 2015 took place in Layton Utah on March 12-14, 2015.

 

Next year the convention will be March 3-5, 2016 at the same location. 

 

Visit their website at http://saltcon.com

Direct download: MN_0047_SaltCON_Organizers_at_SaltCON_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

In our first episode from SaltCON 2015 we talk with Rick and Joanne Soued about their history, creation of Funagain Games, aquisition of Eagle Games, and creation of Gryphon Games.

Rick spends much of the interview telling us about many of the current games available through their company including Tumblin-Dice, Through the Ages, Baseball Highlights 2045, and many  more.

We greatly enjoyed the time we spent with Rick and Joanne and hope to spend more time playing Eagle-Gryphon Games.

Direct download: MN_0046_Rick_and_Joanne_Soued_of_Eagle-Gryphon_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

In this episode we introduce the SaltCON interviews which we plan to release across the next six or seven weeks. Some weeks we will release two episodes.

We are saddened to report that the podcast recorded live during the Saturday panel was lost.

We discuss the games we played at SaltCON including Deus, Colt Express, Witness,  Baseball Highlights 2045, Ultimate Werewolf, and Two Rooms and a Boom.

We talk about future releases Orphan Black Card Game, Abyss Expansion - Black Pearl, Legendary Encounters: Predator, Seafall, and Pandemic Legacy.

Finally we report our contest results. Thanks to Mayday Games for their support of Meeple Nation!

Direct download: MN_0045_SaltCON_2015_Special_Report.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

This week we review the 2009 release Thunderstone, and what is considered by many to be its improvement, the 2012 released Thunderstone Advance. This game is for 2-5 players ages 12 and up, in about 60 minutes, which might include setup. There are solo rules in some of the rulebooks.

We focus a bit on the Thunderstone Advance: Numanera set, which is based in the Numanera world created by Monte Cook.

Let us know what you think!

Direct download: MN_0044_Thunderstone_and_Thunderstone_Advance.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Beowulf the Legend was released in 2005 for 2-5 players (the more the better). It plays in an hours and was designed by Reiner Knizia.

Join Beowulf as he embarks on his epic journey to defeat Grendel, the Sea Hag and the Dragon. Work to aquire the most fame so that you can become Beowulf's successor.

Direct download: MN_0043_Beowulf_the_Legend.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 7:58am MST

This episode we talk about seven pirate games (in addition to bringing up Corsari again). 

We start out with a short mention of Ghostbusters the Board Game and Cuao. Then we dive into these seven pirate games:

  • Meuterer
  • Pirate Flux
  • Get Bit!
  • Walk the Plank
  • Hold Your Breath
  • Dead Man's Draw
  • Loot

Finally, a contest from our friends at Mayday Games. Visit our Facebook Page or listen to the podcast for more details.

Direct download: MN_0042_Light_Pirate_Games_and_Contest.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

This week we are releasing a second episode, an interview with Chris Urinko of Daft Concepts, makers of board game accessories. We talk about kickstarter, their current project, Custom Miniatures and Tokens for your RPG and Tabletop Games.

Chris also talks about his experience with the Board Game Designer Guild of Utah and gives advice to new Board Game Designers. He codesigned the game, Hold Your Breath.

Kickstarter Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/732415737/laser-etched-miniatures-for-table-top-games-and-rp

Website: http://daftconcepts.com

Email: info@daftconcepts.com

Twitter: @battlejack, @daftconcepts

Direct download: Daft_Concepts_with_Chris_Urinko.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 6:58pm MST