We are joined this week by friend of the podcast, Thomas Roybal, a university professor that has used games and gaming concepts for years in his classrooms.
He gives us examples of games he was occasionally able to play with the kids when he taught high school, and his more subtle way of using games at the university.
Sam Aho joins Nathan and Ryan while they discuss their favorite games, including Ryan being on a quest.
What do you play when you have seven or more players and splitting into two or more groups isn’t an option? We discuss games we enjoy plus ideas from you, the listeners. Let us know what we missed by contacting us in the BGG guild or on the Meeple Nation Off Air Facebook group!
This week we sit down and talk about the fantastic cooperative game from Greater than Games.
Nathan likes it. Brent likes it. What does Ryan think? Does the theme resonate, do the mechanics and theme come together to provide a nice narrative?
This episode we introduce and review two games, starting with Space Base from John D Clair and AEG and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 from Mondo games and Joe Van Wetering.
Could Ryan and Nathan like them both?
Nathan finally plays Starfarers of Catan, he raves about his Game Toppers Tables, we talk Kickstarter, more Asmodee acquisitions and Asmodee’s possible desire to be acquired, and more June news.
We talk a bit about the nine Spiel des Jahres Nominees. Brent has played them all and Nathan and Ryan talk Ganz Shon Clever, The Mind and Azul. Ryan sneaks in some Terraforming Mars jabs.
Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees:
- Shaky Manor
- Dragon’s Breath
Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees:
- Heaven & Ale
- Ganz Shon Clever
- Die Quacksalber von Quedlenburg
Spiel des Jahres Nominees:
Ryan and Nathan are joined by Daniel Hadlock. Brent and Sam are conspicuously absent. Daniel is president of Tasty Minstrel Games and caries out a variety of tasks in order to get games out to market. Sit back and listen while Daniel answers Nathan and Ryan’s quetions.
We discuss a number of games we have been playing including 7th Continent, Muse, Illusion, Mystic Vale: Conclave and the Estrella Drive expansion for Time Stories
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This week we talk about what we are playing including a non-spoiler wrap-up of Charterstone, Roll Player, Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror: TCG, and despite an attempt to move this off 6 months, even more Cthulhu Mythos games.
Pardon some Audio Glitches that caused occasional loss of audio.
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