Wed, 4 May 2016
This week's podcast come to you from Skye, the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, with soft sand beaches, gently sloping hills and impressive mountain. We're not there, unfortunately. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King is an economic, territory building game from Mayfair Games. For 2-5 players and for 60 minutes, Isle of Skye will task you to create the best kingdom in your effort to lead y our clan well enough to become King.
This is a tile laying game, but the real game involves a unique scoring system and mastering a shifting economy. This game seems like it will be a hit for your intrepid hosts, but you're going to have to listen to the podcast to find out for sure.
Wed, 27 April 2016
MN 0106 Tasty Minstrel Games at SaltCON - Interviews with Seth Jaffee, Michael Mindes, and Andy Van Zandt
We interview the awesome dudes, Seth Jaffee, Michael Mindes, and Andy Van Zandt, from Tasty Minstrel Games (www.playmtg.com) at SaltCON 2016. We've got the insights from a game designer, an owner and a developer.
Seth caught us up on his game designs, his work on the Eminent Domain series, and his future releases. Michael talks about the latest releases of TMG and what we can expect in the near future. Andy talks about what it means to be a game developer, his latest projects, and how he likes living in Utah. Don't miss a second of this insider episode.
Direct download: MN_0106_Tasty_Minstrel_Games_at_SaltCON_-_Interviews_with_Seth_Jaffee_Michael_Mindes_and_Andy_Van_Zandt.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MDT
Wed, 20 April 2016
We’ve hit another 5th episode so it is time for Industry News! Don’t forget to enter our contest on Meeple Nation Off Air on Facebook.
0:00 - 0:47 Introduction
0:48 - 3:07 Mombasa, World 192 of 504 and Ryan hates Stocks
3:08 - 4:59 Contest for Gold West from Tasty Minstrel Games - Ends May 1, 2016
5:00 - 5:53 The Grizzled: At Your Orders
5:54 - 7:51 Star Trek Frontiers
7:52 - 10:12 Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition - Road to Legends Companion App
10:13 - 13:30 Charterstone
13:31 - 16:50 Santorini Kickstarter ends April 27, 2016
16:51 - 18:15 Legendary Encounters: Alien Expansion
18:16 - 19:23 Codenames Pictures
19:24 - 20:39 Legend of the Five Rings LCG coming in 2017 from Fantasy Flight Games
20:40 - 22:24 Mistborn: House War
22:25 - 23:16 Galaxy Quest
23:17 - 24:17 Munchking CCG
24:18 - 24:58 Political Kickstarters are bad
24:59 - 26:06 C.O.G. (The Cabinet of Gadgetry)
26:07 - 28:07 Star Trek: Ascendancy
28:08 - 29:21 Star Trek Panic
29:22 - 31:29 Ave Roma on Kickstarter until May 4, 2016
31:30 - 32:31 Daft Concepts Kickstarter for Yakitori ends April 22, 2016
32:32 - 34:58 Xibalba, currently on Kickstarter through May 8, 2016
34:59 - 35:42 Ghostbusters: The Boardgame II on Kickstarter through May 9, 2016
35:43 - 36:48 Dark Moon: Shadow Corporation
36:48 - 37:20 En Route on Kickstarter through May 12, 2016
37:30 - 40:09 Shadows over Innistrad
40:10 - 45:17 Counter Magazine, January 2016
45:18 - 45:59 Contest reminder and Outro
Tue, 12 April 2016
One thing we know for sure: Saucermen are jerks. Except that Brent, for some reason, likes the Saucermen. Something is wrong with Brent. Might be that alien tech sticking out the back of his neck. Rocket Patrol unite. We have to rescue Brent!
Space Cadet: Away Mission is a 1-6 player cooperative adventure game with Retro spacemen fighting aliens, slugs, and space bugs on a modular board. The aliens, including Saucermen, Leaders and a Brain-in-a-jar, act in specific, rule-driven patterns. The game is scenario based with random setups and random encounters, which allows for great replay value.
Wed, 6 April 2016
Months worth of work goes into running a board game convention. We sit with the Organizers of SaltCON and discuss the past, present and future.
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Wed, 30 March 2016
This week we interview the members of HUGG, Herriman Utah Gamer Girls, a board game club of women. I use the word interview loosely, as HUGG takes over the Nation, explaining their love of heavy board game, strict competition, and the importance of integrity of the game. The worst insult within their group is that someone "isn't a real gamer." We found out quickly that they are all real gamers. Find out how the group was formed, their favorite games, and a little trash talk about who is the most competitive.
Wed, 23 March 2016
Join Meeple Nation as we host a live podcast as a panel at SaltCON, a board game convention in SLC, Utah. We talk to several guests about how they approach attending conventions, including the big one--the long CON, whether that is GenCon or BGGCon or another convention. We grilled two professionals, Ryan Bruns from Mayday Games and Ben Hillyard from Daedalus Productions about attending conventions as a dealer. We also interview Claudine Finlay and Julie Balazs from HUGG about why they love gaming at CONs. Also, we interview Brent Mair. He's kind of a big deal.
Wed, 16 March 2016
Meeple Nation celebrates episode 100! We talk with Barb and Matt about reaching this milestone, talk SaltCON, our local board game convention, and discuss board game news of the day, including new or newly announced games, Kickstarters, and some related events. Games discussed include Goonies, a possible new fantasy version of Star Realms, Pack O Games 2, and expansions to Mysterium, Dominion, Imperial Assault and Dead of Winter. Join the Nation as we look forward to the next 100 episodes.
Pack O Games 2 Kickstarter ends April 2, 2016
The Manhattan Project Energy Empire ends April 7, 2016
Darklight Memento Mori ends March 28, 2016
The Lazy Gamer ends March 31, 2016
Direct download: MN_0100_Episode_100_Celebration_and_Industry_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MDT
Tue, 8 March 2016
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, is a cooperative game for 1-4 players based on the Warhammer property from Games Workshop. This Fantasy Flight game is played mostly with cards, with a few supporting items such as custom dice, and health and exploration tokens.
Each player takes the role of one of the four heroes in the box and uses unique Fight, Explore, Aid, and Rest cards to survive the dungeon and kill the evil nemesis.
Our games took 30-120 minutes to complete. Ages 14 and up.
Direct download: MN_0099_Warhammer_Quest_The_Adventure_Card_Game.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 8:51am MDT
Tue, 1 March 2016
In October of 2015 we noticed a number of threads complaining about games that get used up or cannot be replayed for other reasons. We sit down and talk about these games