Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast

Meeple Nation Episode 450A

It is here!! The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!

Looking for games to buy for your friends who are just tipping their toes into the boardgaming hobby, or buying something for the gamer that seems to have it all, we have all sorts of options.

Come, join us at the game table.

Direct download: 450A_-_2022_Holiday_Gift_Guide.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 11:39pm MST

Meeple Nation Episode 400

This week we are talking about November 2022 news.
BGG Con gaming highlights, BGG Con Kickstarter plays of games coming out Q1 2023, and other fun highlights too.

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Direct download: MN_450_November_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 9:13am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 449

This week we are talking about Bardsung. Choose your path, find adventure, be a legend. Inspire tales for the bard's to sing for years to follow. 

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Direct download: MN_449_Bardsung.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 7:40am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 448

This week we are talking about The Initiative, a game for 1-4 players, designed by Corey Konieczka, and released through Unexpected Games. Play as one of four teens and they play through The Key. 

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Direct download: MN_448_The_Initiative.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 447

This week we are talking about five puzzle games. Doug talks Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Nathan Covers Canvas, Andy discusses Potion Explosion, Logan picks Scarabya, and David speaks about Feasts for Odin.

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Direct download: MN_447_Five_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 446

This week we are talking about Puzzle games and games that have some sort of puzzle mechanic in them. We range from games like Azul to escape room style games. 

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Direct download: MN_446_Puzzle_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 445

This week we are talking about October 2022 news.

We talk gaming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a crowdfunding project or two.


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Direct download: MN_445_October_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 444

This week we are talking about My Father's Work, a 2-4 player game designed by TC Petty the third. After finding their father's journal of full of both inspiring and dark discoveries, players carry on in those grim experiments.

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Direct download: MN_444_-_My_Fathers_Work.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 443

This week we are talking about five Halloween games. Nightfall, Zombie Dice, Betrayal Legacy, Cult of the Deep, Horrified and Horrified: American Monsters.

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Direct download: MN_443_-_Five_Spooky_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 442

This week we are talking about Halloween style games. There could be spooky games, maybe even some scary games, but there will for sure be some fun games

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Direct download: MN_442_Halloween_Games_2022.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 441

This week we are talking about Zombicide: 2nd edition, 1-6 players team up to find supplies and defeat zombies before they get you. An amazing game designed by Raphael Guiton, Jean-Baptiste, Lullien, and Nicolas Raoult

Come join us at the game table.

Direct download: 441_-_Zombicide.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 440

This week we are talking about September news.

Gaming and SaltCon End of Summer highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a fun Kickstarter?

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Direct download: MN_440_September_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 439

This week we are talking about Return to Dark Tower, this 1-4 player game is designed by: Tim Burrell-Saward, Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, and Brian Neff.

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Direct download: MN_439_Return_to_Dark_Tower.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 438

This week we are talking about Aquatica, and it's expansion, Aquatica: Cold Waters. Designed by Ivan Tuzovsky this 1-4 player game is released through Cosmodrome Games plays in about 30-60 minutes.

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Direct download: MN_438_Aquatica.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 437

This week we are talking about five games based on an aquatic theme. We discuss, Merchants Cove, Sea of Legends, Pirates Cove, Underwater Cities, and Oceans. 

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Direct download: 437_-_Five_Aquatic_Themed_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 436

This week we are kicking off our discussion of Nautical themed games. Walk don't run as we take a deep dive into these water based games.

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Direct download: MN_436_Nautical_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 435

This week we are talking August 2022 news.
Gaming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a crowdfunding project or two.

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Direct download: MN_435_August_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 434

This week we are talking about Merchants of the Dark Road, a 1-4 player game designed by Brian Suhre, released through Elf Creek Games, and plays in 60-120 minutes.

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Direct download: MN_434_Merchants_of_the_Dark_Road.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 433

This week we are talking about Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein, a 2-4 player game designed by Dan Blanchett, distributed through Plaid Hat Games and plays in 90-180 minutes

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Direct download: MN_433_Abomination_Heir_of_Frankenstein.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 432

This week we are talking about four games with murder in the theme of the game. We discuss, Clue: Master Detective, Mysterium,  and P.I. 

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Direct download: MN_432_Three_Murder_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 431

This week we are talking about games that all involve an act of murder! Some game are social deduction games, and some involve rituals to Elder gods. Either way put on the crime scene gloves and come join us at the game table.

Direct download: MN_431_Murder_In_These_Game.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 430

This week we are talking about May news.
Gaming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a Kickstarter to late pledge.

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Direct download: MN_430_July_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 429

This week we are talking about Dead Reckoning, the latest Game from Designer John D. Clair and AEG. Each player commands a ship and crew and seeks to amass the greatest fortune. 

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Direct download: MN_429_Dead_Reckoning.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 428

This week we are talking about Meeples and Monsters, the latest Game from Designer Ole Steiness and Alderac Entertainment Group. The peaceful city of Rowan is in peril. Citizens must fortify the city. Warriors, clerics, knights, and mages, are called to service.

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Direct download: MN_428_Meeples_and_Monsters.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 427

This week we are talking about Ankh: Gods of Egypt, from designer Eric Lang and CMON Games. Play as a god of ancient Egypt, competing to survive as society begins to forget the old ways, so that only you and your followers remain.

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Direct download: MN_427_Ankh_Gods_of_Egypt.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 8:53am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 426

This week we are talking about mythology or folklore themed games. We discuss games with Greek gods all the way to Robin Hood, and games that land somewhere in between.

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Direct download: MN_426_Mythology_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 425

This week we are talking about June 2022 news. We discuss g
aming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild.

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Direct download: MN_425_June_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 424

This week we are talking about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle: Designed by Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, and Andrew Wolf. Released through The Op. You and up to four friends fight to save Hogwarts Castle.

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Direct download: MN_424_Harry_Potter_Hogwarts_Battle.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 407

This week we are talking about four games based on TV movies or books. We discuss, James Bond, Journeys in Middle-earth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Villainous: 

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Direct download: MN_423_These_Four_Games_Are_Better_Than_Reruns.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 422

This week we are talking about our HUGG-A-Meeple event with our friends from Herriman, Doug, Cory, and Max. We talk about some of the groups favorite games. Sorry the audio is a bit off. Too many people.

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Direct download: MN_422_Favorite_Games_with_HUGG.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 421

This week we are talking about board games that are based on TV shows, movies, even a video games and handful of books. Did we talk about one of your favorite properties?

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Direct download: MN_421_TV_and_Movie_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 400

This week we are talking about April 2022 news.
Gaming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a Kickstarter or two.

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Direct download: MN_420_April_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 419

This week we are talking about Lizard Wizard, the latest game from designer Glenn Dover and Forbidden Games. Arch-Mages are vying for loyalty of wizards across the land so they can wield ultimate power.

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Direct download: MN_419_Lizard_Wizard.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 418

This week we are talking about Tiny Epic Dungeons, the latest Tiny Epic game from Scott Alms and Gamelyn Games. This is our third episode in our "games with miniatures" series. 

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Direct download: MN_418_Tiny_Epic_Dungeons.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 417

This week we are talking about four different games with minis. We discuss, Big Trouble in Little China: the Game, Folklore: the Affliction, several Awaken Realms games, and Sewer Pirates.

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Direct download: MN_417_Four_Mini_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 416

This week we are talking about several games that include miniatures. We discuss several of our favorites, Gloomhaven, Nemesis, Shadows of Brimstone, among other games.

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Direct download: MN_416_Games_With_Miniatures.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 415

This week we are talking about March 2022 news.
Gaming highlights, one new game announcements, some new games that can be found in the wild.

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Direct download: MN_415_March_News_2022.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 414

This week we are talking Dune Imperium, a 1-4 player game designed Paul Dennen, and published through Direwolf Games. Join as we explore Arrakis, or the planet Dune.

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Direct download: MN_414_Dune_Imperium.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 413

This week we are talking about All things West Kingdom. This includes Architects, Paladins, Viscounts of the West Kingdom. We also discuss Tomesaga, which ties all three games together in a campaign.

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Direct download: MN_413_All_Things_West_Kingdom.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 412

This week we are talking about four different medieval games. We discuss, Web of Power, Storm Dragons, Castles of Burgundy, and Carcassonne.

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Direct download: MN_412_Four_Medeival_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 411

This week we are talking about games the are set in medieval times or have a medieval theme. From Dominion to Champions of Midgard, plus I bet someone mentions Gloomhaven at some point.

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Direct download: MN_411_Medieval.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 410

This week we are talking about February 2022 news.
Gaming highlights, new game announcements, new games that can be found in the wild, and a Kickstarter or two.

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Direct download: MN_410_February_2022_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 409

This week we are talking about The Lost Ruins of Arnak. 1-4 play game designed by Elwin Min. Players explore an uncharted island to discover the lost ruins of Arnak.

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Direct download: MN_409_Lost_Ruins_of_Arnak.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 406

This week we are talking Shadows of Brimstone. Designed by Jason Hill, 1-4 players form an adventuring party to explore the Dark Mines and fight the darkness that waits within. 

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Direct download: MN_408_Shadows_Of_Brimstone.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 407

This week we are talking about three different fighting games. We discuss, Pirates Cove, Aeon's End, and Mythic Battles Pantheon. Let the fighting begin!

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Direct download: MN_407_Three_Fighting_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 406

This week we are talking Jumping into the ring with Fighting games. There are so many games that use combat as a gaming element. We just bruise  the surface of this topic. 

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Direct download: MN_406_Fighting_Games.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 405

This week we are talking about January news.
The first news episode of the year, so we talk about games from the end of last year of course. Plus we talk about new game we have played.

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Direct download: MN_405_January_News.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

Meeple Nation Episode 404

This week we are talking about what we are looking forward to in this brand new year. Kickstarter's we hope that will be fulfilled this year and gaming events we are looking for this year

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Direct download: MN_404_Looking_Forward_to_the_Year_2022.mp3
Category:BoardGame -- posted at: 2:00am MST

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