About Us

Meeple Nation was started by three friends who have been playing games together since 1998. Brent and Nathan formed a gaming group in 1996, along with Ryan’s older brother, Cory. Initially, they played The Star Wars and Star Trek CCGs. That started to change in 1998 when Ryan brought a German Edition of Settlers of Catan to… Continue Reading

SaltCON 2017 Recap of Meeple Nation Events

SaltCON 2017 Recap of Meeple Nation Events

Another SaltCON is in the books. This year, our fearless show runners brought in over 1350 people to play board games. The space was fantastic and the con ran smooth and fluid, thanks to the hard work of the SaltCON organizers, Dale Gifford, Sean MacDonald, Dan Naylor, David McClelland, and Geoffrey Briggs. They really put on a great show, bringing… Continue Reading

MN 0153 Legacy, One Shot, Campaigns

Exactly one year after releasing episode 98, Consumable Games, we revisit the subject of Legacy games. In this spoiler free episode we talk Seafall, Gloomhaven, Charterstone, and define what we believe Legacy to be, which is a permanence to your choices. We also contrast these games to other scenario and campaign games and revisit the… Continue Reading

MN 0149 Small Deck Builders: Valley of the Kings, Dale of Merchants, Xenon Profiteer

You probably already know that Brent and Nathan love deckbuilders while Ryan is pretty particular on the subject. The Meeple Nation hosts sit down and discuss three small box deck builders. Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, and Valley of the Kings: Last Rites are all standalone (with interchangeable parts) games from Tom… Continue Reading

MN 0148 Gaming Accessories

Do you sleeve your cards before you play with them? Have you invested in a quick start insert, or do you have a favorite game overlay or dice tower? This week we sit down to talk about the many gaming accessories that enhance our hobby. You can listen to previous interviews we have done with… Continue Reading

MN 0147 Clank!

Strap on your armor and get ready to make your way into the deeps beneath the castle. Rumors abound that a sleepy dragon is hoarding artifacts. Can you gain the best treasure and make it out of the dungeon before the dragon wipes you out? Be very quiet! Nathan, Ryan and Brent review Clank!, a… Continue Reading