A dozen years ago many of us talked about how to grow the gaming community. Now, the chatter has changed. Now, the question is more about when or if this golden age will end, and many of us wonder when we will get to play the games we already own, or possibly have on order.
What do all these games mean to the industry, to gamers, and to me? Why won’t anybody play my game?
We often hear people ask what makes a game a game. We’ve formed our own opinions and parroted others.
Well after some reflection, and with excited and odd new games entering the market, we have come to a different conclusion.
So what exactly comprises our hobby? Many many different types of games. Listen for more.
This week we are joined by Shane Larsen as we talk about complexity in games including talks about Puerto Rico, Through the Ages, Lorenzo Il Magnifco, and many more. Are complex games better, or just longer?
This week we take a half dozen of your questions and answer them. Why do people play cooperative games? How do you make sure that hype doesn’t affect you when you are evaluating a game? What do you do when you are mathematically eliminated from the game?
Welcome to episode 201 of the Meeple Nation podcast. This week our opener is our origin story. Then we get into the meat of the podcast where we discuss advice for new people entering our hobby, and a reminder that we need to be aware of others as we game. Be nice, Brent!
2017 is in the books! We discuss our highlights and report on how we failed (or did we?) at our gaming goals. Bring on the new year, and Nathan’s ambitious, 15×10 challenge.