Meeple Nation was at SaltCON 2019 and ran a bunch of games. Listen to get our highlights of the con. We hosted Brent Mair’s Puzzlehunt, the Game Show, a bunch of Werewolf and a dozen other social deduction games. We had a blast.
The hosts of Meeple Nation deliver your March 2019 News with special guest Ashlee Howard. We discuss a bunch of forthcoming games including:
Star Wars: Outer Rim from Fantasy Flight
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil from Stronghold
Ravnica Inquisition from Wizkids
Time Breaker from Looney Labs
Talisman: Kingdom Hearts from USAopoly
Hako Onna from Ejin and Wizkids
Creature Feature by our friend Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper Games
Throw Throw Burrito from Exploading Kittens
High Rise from Formal Ferret Games
The Silver River from Robert Burke Games
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.
MN 0219 Spiel des Jahres 2018 Nominees Including a Closer Look at Ganz Shon Clever, The Mind, and Azul
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:
- The Mind
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.