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

MN 0164 Cube Pushing, GIPF Legacy? and Pack O Games 2

MN 0164 Cube Pushing, GIPF Legacy? and Pack O Games 2

Ryan Decaria regales us with a discussion of his adventures in gaming without the other hosts. He discusses Vanuatu and Tinners Trail. Brent talks the GIPF series of abstract games, which leads to a discussion of the misuse of the word Legacy. We update/correct our discussion of Charterstone, a new Legacy game coming from Stonemaier… Continue Reading

Support our friends at Counter Magazine!

Counter Magazine is a quarterly magazine with over 120 pages and over 20 reviews and many articles, released in PDF format through the BGG Store at https://boardgamegeekstore.com We discuss issue #75 in  our March podcast, Episode 155. http://meeplenation.com/podcast/mn-0155-game-news-for-march-2017/ You can purchase this edition directly at: https://boardgamegeekstore.com/products/counter-magazine-issue-75-january-2017 Continue Reading

MN 0162 International Tabletop Day 2017 and Clank! Sunken Treasures

We recap the NUGG sponsored International Table Top Day event. We discuss 7 Wonders: Duel, Colt Express, Ice Cool, Terraforming Mars, Arkham Horror: the Card Game, and Clank!: Sunken Treasure.  We all love Clank!, but we examine a few game-play issues that could be improved through expansions. We also discuss game etiquette when teaching a game… Continue Reading

MN 0161 Kitchen Sink Episode

We cover many subjects including: Secrets of the Lost Tomb Big Trouble in Little China Trick of the Rails Diamonds Moons Solarquest Trick-Taking, The Trick-Taking Game Deckbuilder, the Deck Builder Game Pathfinder: The Mummy’s Mask Magic – Amonkhet Cycle Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Path to Carcosa Firefly – Big Money Kingdom Builder… Continue Reading

MN 0160 Board Game News for April 2017

It’s Barb day on Meeple Nation where we give you the latest board game news. We talk Kickstarters with Aeon’s End: War Eternal, Gloomhaven, Five Seals of Magic, Rise to Nobility, Hardback, Brass, and Bios Genesis 2nd edition, among other bits-o-news and games, such as Esports tournaments, a new GIPF game, a Seafall non-update, and… Continue Reading

MN 0158 Mechs vs Minions

This week Nathan and Ryan sit down with Sam Aho from Sam Says Game Reviews to talk about Mechs vs Minions, the surprisingly good board game from Riot Games. They talk about the mechanisms of the game while skirting those details that some might consider spoilers. Enjoy this special podcast with Sam since Brent will… Continue Reading