Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast

Join Meeple Nation as we discuss four different hand management games.

Wingspan
The City
Charterstone
Marvel Champions

Each game is a takes that hand management mechanic a bit different.

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_348_Four_Hand_Managment_Games.mp3
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Join Meeple Nation, as we jump into the world of Hand Management games. We talk about several games in this episode and explore the variety of different hand and/or tile management games that are out there.

Come join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_347_Hand_Management_Games.mp3
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Join Meeple Nation at the game table as we share our 2020 gift giving suggestions. We have ideas for the gamer in your life, and ideas of gift to give to people to help them get into gaming.

Come, join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_346_2020_Gift_Giving_Guide.mp3
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Join Meeple Nation at the game table as we discuss new games. This month it is more about new games than new Kickstarters, but there is always room for some Kickstarters.

Direct download: MN_345_November_News.mp3
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Join Meeple Nation at the game table as we discuss the 2019 game, Black Angel.
Designed by: Sebastien Dujardin, Xavier Georges, and Alain Orban
Published by Pearl Games

 

Direct download: MN_344_Black_Angel.mp3
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Join Meeple Nation at the game table as we discuss Halloween games, or games that more likely to hit the table because of the Halloween season.

Let us know what you plan to play this season.

Direct download: MN_0343_Halloween_Games.mp3
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This week we talk about four different grid movement games. Each of us picked a game to discuss.

Robo Rally
Secrets of the Lost Station
Betrayal Legacy
Battle Tech

Join us at the game table

Direct download: MN_0342_Four_Grid_Movement_Games.mp3
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This week we begin our series of grid movement games. Games that players move their tokens along the grid. 

Come join us at the game table as we discuss the grid.

Direct download: MN_0341_Grid_Movement_Games_Episode.mp3
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This week we are talking October news. We discuss new games we have been playing, new Kickstarters, and at least one new game.

Come join us at the game table, for this weeks episode. 

Direct download: MN_340_October_2020_news_episode.mp3
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Join us at the game table this week as we discuss the board game Sanctum. Designed by Filip Neduk, and released through Czech Games Edition. 2-4 players fight monsters gain skills and attempt to defeat the Demon Lord.

Come join us at the game table

Direct download: MN_0339_Sanctum_Episode.mp3
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This week we talk about bidding and bluffing games. Bluffing can be found in several games from poker to hidden role games. This episode we talk about several. 

As far as bidding games we talk about the thrills and fun that come with games like Camel Up.

Come Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0338_Bidding_and_Bluffing_Games_Episode.mp3
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Join us at the game table this week as we discuss the board game Tapestry. Designed by Jamey Stegmaier, and released through Stonemaier Games. 

In Tapestry, players create a civilization that starts with the discovery of fire and then moves forward from there. Players build their capital city and some may even reach to the stars.

Come, join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0337_Tapestry_episode.mp3
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This week we are talking about games that use the follow mechanic. One player picks and action, and other players may follow that action. Often but not always the first player taking the action will get a bonus for picking that action. 

Join us at the game table for this week's discussion.

Direct download: MN_0336_I_will_follow_that_action_episode.mp3
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This week we are discussing September, 2020 News. 

We talk about games we have played.

Game that should be available soon.

And of course, we talk about some great Kickstarter games.

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0335_Sept_News_Episode.mp3
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This week we are talking about games that were first a board game but have been converted to a dice game. 

Join us at the game table

Direct download: MN_0334_Dice_version_conversion.mp3
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This week we are discussing Dice Forge.

A 2-4 player game designed by Regis Bonnessee.

Released through Libellud games. 

Players make offering to the gods in order to improve the dice they are rolling hoping to earn the most points and be victorious.

Join us at the game table.

 

Direct download: MN_0333_Dice_ForgeEpisode.mp3
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This week we talk about four different dice rolling games.

Boggle, one of David's favorite word games.

HEXplore It, a dice rolling adventure game.

Kingsburg, a game of growing your influence in the King's court.

That's Pretty Clever, and Twice as Clever, two dice rolling games all about combos and bonuses.

Join us at the table for this weeks discussion. 

Direct download: MN_0332_Looking_for_a_Boxcar_Episode.mp3
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This week we talk about the very large pool of games that include the dice rolling mechanic. There are over 30,000 games. Too many to get to so we only discuss a handful of them.

Join us at the table as we discuss dice rolling games.

Direct download: 0331_Dice_rolling_game_episode.mp3
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This week we talk about Pictures and The Crew, the winner of Spiel and Kennerspiel  des Jahres for 2020. We talk about the excitement from the announcement of Pandemic Legacy: Season 0. We also talk about several exciting Kickstarters, and we also talk about Ignite, a Kickstarter that is in late pledge for a few more days.

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0330_July_news_episode.mp3
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This week we discuss Great Western Trail, a 2-4 player game where players compete to get their cattle to Kansas City and ship them across the United States. Shipping cattle alone won't win you the game, you will need to build buildings, advance your train, and overcome hazards. Whomever scores the most points wins.

Come join us at the game table as we discuss Great Western Trail.

Direct download: MN_0329_GWT_Episode.mp3
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This week we discuss the Libellud's game Obscurio.

2-8 players must watch the Grimoire closely as it provides clues on how to exit the evil Sorcerer's library. If the players can work together and find the correct exit six times they will have escaped. If they cannot, the Sorcerer, will have you trapped forever in the library.

Come join us at the game table as we discuss Obscurio.

Direct download: MN_0328_Obscuriio_episode.mp3
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This week we discuss four different games with communication limits. 

First, we talk about about Time's Up! and Time's Up!: Title Recall.

Second, we talk about Blood on the Clocktower. 

Third, we talk about Dixit.

Four we talk about Pantone: the Game.

Come join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0327_What_could_I_say_episode.mp3
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This week we are talking about games that have some forum of communication limits. We go from Taboo, to Gloomhaven and several games in between.

Join us at the game table as we discuss games with communication limits.

Direct download: MN_0326_Games_with_communication_limits_episode.mp3
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Join us at the table this week as we discuss Kickstarters, new games and even some puzzles.

Direct download: MN_0325_June_news_episode.mp3
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This week we discuss the 1-4 player game Isle of Cats, designed by Frank West and distributed through City of Games.

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: mn_0324_Isle_of_Cats.mp3
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This week we are talk about Azul in its three forms.

Azul 

Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

Azul: Summer Pavilion

We also cover the expansion for the base game, Azul: Crystal Mosaic.

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0323_All_things_Azul.mp3
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This week we talk about three different pattern building games.

Logan talks about Welcome to.. and several of the expansions. Welcome to... is designed by Benoit Turpin and produced by Blue Cocker Games.

Nathan discusses Copenhagen designed by Asger Harding Granerud, Daniel Skjold Pedersen and produced by Queen Games.

Ryan shares with us the joy that can be found in building the Best Treehouse Ever designed by Scott Almes and produced by Green Couch Games.

Join us at the game table. 

Direct download: MN_Episode_322_I_see_a_pattern_in_these_three_games.mp3
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This week we are talking about pattern building games. We get some Facebook feedback and then we talk about games like; Reef, Tiny Towns, Attika, NUMBR9, Kingdomino, and some how we include Boggle. 

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0321_Pattern_building_games_edit.mp3
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This week we talk about current Kickstarters, new games that are coming out, and some recently released games.

Come join us around the news game table.

Direct download: MN_0320_May_news_file.mp3
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In this episode we are talking about end game bonuses. Where you may think you are winning, but it is not proven until all the cards are counted.

We discuss It's a Wonderful World, Hawaii, Raiders or the North Sea, Majesty: for the Realm, and even Ticket to Ride. 

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0319_end_game_bonuses.mp3
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Join us this week we discuss action games.

Action queue games, which players program their turn and hope they planned for the best (Robo Rally, Tiny Epic Mechs).

Action drafting games, where all players have a limited pool of actions to pick from (Puerto Rico).

Action retrieval games, where players can only play the action they control once until they spend an action to retrieve those actions (Centenary: Spice Road).

Direct download: MN_0318_Action_Games.mp3
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This week we discuss some online gaming options. We go from phone apps like Terraforming Mars, to Charterstone.

We talk online gaming sites such as:

Boardgamearena.com

Yucata.de 

Tabletop Simulator.

Come join us at the virtual table.

Direct download: MN_0317_Quarantine_Games.mp3
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This episode we respond to a question on how to keep games civil.

We talk about experiences we have had and how we have dealt with them. We offer some advice on maybe what not to play with some people and what mechanic might cause the most contention.

Direct download: MN_316_Keeping_game_night_civil.mp3
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This week we talk about Kickstarters and new released games, including Frosthaven, They Live, and three Ten-minute games.

We cover new games such as Azul: Crystal Mosaic, The Crew, Tajuto, and Sanctum.

 

Direct download: MN_0315_April_News.mp3
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This week we practice our social distancing as we discuss the new game from Everything Epic, Secrets of the Lost Station. This game was designed by Christopher Batarlis and Jim Samartino. 

This is a 1-6 player campaign game that has a lot of hidden content to explore.

Direct download: MN_0314_Secrets_of_the_lost_station.mp3
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This week we discuss the Mariucci J Designs, LLC game, HEXplore it.

Designed by: Kat Kimoundri, Nathan Loos, and Jonathan Mariucci.

This is a fully cooperative game where players must gain enough experience to survive and defeat the threat of the Dead King.

Direct download: MN_0313_HexploreIt.mp3
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This week we each talk about four different games with modular boards.

The Reckoners
Descent
Mage Knight
Cities Skylines

Direct download: MN_0312_I_have_a_modular_board_game_for_you.mp3
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This week we discuss a wide list of games that all have modular boards, such as Catan, The Quest for El Dorado, Takenoko, Nemesis, Clank! In! Space!, HeroQuest, and many others.

Direct download: MN_0311_Modular_board_games_edit.mp3
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This week we discuss march news and recap our experience at SaltCon Spring 2020

Direct download: MN_0310_March_2020_news_edit.mp3
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This week we discuss It's a Wonderful World, designed by Frederic Guerard.

It’s a Wonderful World is a cards drafting and engine building game from 1 to 5 players. Each round, players will draft 7 cards and then choose which ones will be recycled to immediately acquire Resources, and which ones will be kept for construction to produce Resources each round and/or gain victory points.

Direct download: MN_0309_Its_a_Wonderful_World.mp3
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This week we discuss Bunny Kingdom, a game designed by Richard Garfield.

In Bunny Kingdom, you draft cards, many of which represent a space on the board where you place one of your bunnies. As you connect territories, you create fiefdoms. The score for a fiefdom is the number of castle spires times the number of unique resources that fiefdom produces. Other cards can add resources and castles, connect territories, and provide end game scoring.

Build your fiefdoms to their greatest scoring potential and be named Big Ears by the Bunny King.

Direct download: MN_0308_Bunny_Kingdom.mp3
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This week we discuss some of our favorite card drafting games. Each game uses the card drafting mechanic in a different way. Each game we discuss we think is awesome.

Agricola
Fairy Tale
El Grande
Trekking the National Parks

Join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_0307_Drafted_drafting_games.mp3
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This week we discuss the card drafting mechanic. It was a little surprising to find non-card games in this episode, but they fit the mold. We include games with trade rows like Clank! or markets like Aeon's End and Thunderstone Quest, and also games with tiles like Azul and Kingdomino.

Have a listen and share us your thought on our Facebook page Meeple Nation Off Air.

Direct download: MN_0306_Card_Drafting.mp3
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This week we announce our contest winners from episode 300. We sprinkle in some news and all this before the computer runs out of power.

 

Direct download: MN_0305_Feb_2020_news.mp3
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This week we talk about the board game The Menace Among Us by Jeff Gum, published by Smirk and Dagger Games. Hidden roles, space theme, and asymmetrical setup. 

Direct download: MN_0304_The_Menace_Among_Us.mp3
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This week we talk about all things Legendary, from Marvel to James Bond. Legendary was one the first game to use the semi-cooperative mechanic. We even suggest some new properties for Upper Deck. Who knows what is coming down the road?

Direct download: MN_0303_All_things_Legendary_edit.mp3
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This week we share our thoughts Semi-Cooperative games. We're a little loose on the definition of this mechanic a bit. Okay, maybe more than a bit. 

Direct download: MN_0302_Semi-Coop_games.mp3
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This week we talk recap and review the year 2019 as far as the board game hobby. None of that other stuff. We talk about our game of the year. We talk about some of our greatest game memories. 

Oh, and Nathan plays way too many game and has some way crazy game goals. Like a lot of goals. Think of a lot of games played. Nathan came close to that mark, or maybe blew it away. Find out inside.

Direct download: MN_0301_2019_review.mp3
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This week we discuss the changes we have seen in the board gaming hobby over the last 5 and a half years, since our first episode. 

Also there are some free games to win. Not two or three contests, but four contest where you can win a free game.

Direct download: Meeple_Nation_0300_threehundred.mp3
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