Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast

Legendary Encounters

Upper Deck

Ages 17 and up

Around 60 minutes

1-5 players

Direct download: MN_0059_Legendary_Encounters_An_Alien_Deck_Building_Game.mp3
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Ben Hillyard of Daedalus speaks with us at SaltCON 2015

Daedalus makes inserts designed to quickly start games. These inserts store the game in the original box but can be pulled out and opened to set up the game. http://daedalusproductionsinc.com

Some of the games they have built these inserts for are

  • Merchants of Venus
  • Dead of Winter
  • Eclipse
  • Small World
  • Marvel/DC/Dungeons and Dragons, etc Dicemasters
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Cosmic Encounters
  • Caverna
  • Le Havre

You can use their Design It tab to request inserts for your favorite games.

Direct download: MN_0058_Ben_Hillyard_of_Daedalus_Productions.mp3
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We discuss

  • Meteor
  • Get Bit!
  • Garbage Day
  • Chopsticks Megadexterity 3000
  • Click Clack Lumberjack
  • Mayday Sleeves 
  • Mayday Sleeve Bundles

Visit www.maydaygames.com

Direct download: MN_0057_Ryan_Bruns_of_Mayday_Games.mp3
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In this episode we speak with new designer and game company owner, John Ogilvie, about his games Bejinx and Skwozen. Bejinx is a game add-on that enhances most any game, adding a little bit more chaos and another level of game.

Skwozen is a card set which takes a traditional set of playing cards and adds eight symbols to each of the square cards. Rules exist for many popular public domain games.

Direct download: MN_0056_John_Ogilvie_talks_Bejinx_and_Skwozen.mp3
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On May the 4th we sat down and recorded this Star Wars specific podcast, reminisced about the movies, the good the bad, the Gungans, and then talked about Gaming in the Star Wars Universe. We talk about the following games:

  • Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
  • Decipher's Star Trek CCG
  • Star Wars LCG
  • Queen's Gambit
  • Star Wars: Epic Duels
  • West End Games' Star Wars Role Playing Game
  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Direct download: MN_0055_Star_Wars_Gaming.mp3
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This episode we speak with Blake and Curtis, designers of the block stacking game, Kubeni.

This game can be played with 2-8 players. Each set contains 20 blocks a custom die, a timer, and a set of cards. Playtime is 10 minutes or less per player.

www.kubeni.com

Direct download: MN_0054_Blake_and_Curtis_talk_Kubeni.mp3
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Deus was designed by Sébastien Dujardin. It looks like it scales well from 2-4 players in 45-60 minutes. Ages 14 and up. Some direct interaction as players compete to expand across a hex based map.

Direct download: MN_0053_Deus.mp3
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Seth Jaffee is a game designer and developer best known for the game Eminent Domain. In this episode he discusses the game and the upcoming Exotica expansion. Eminent Domain is for 2-4 players (up to five with the Escalation expansion) in 45-60 minutes.

You can find Seth at http://sedjtroll.blogspot.com

Direct download: Seth_Jaffee_talks_Eminent_Domain_and_more.mp3
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Star Realms is a game for 2 player. It plays in 20 minutes. Ages 12 and up.

Designed by Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle.

Direct download: MN_0051_Star_Realms_with_live_playthrough.mp3
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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
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