MN 0106 Tasty Minstrel Games at SaltCON – Interviews with Seth Jaffee, Michael Mindes, and Any Van Zandt

MN 0106 Tasty Minstrel Games at SaltCON – Interviews with Seth Jaffee, Michael Mindes, and Any Van Zandt

We interview the awesome dudes, Seth Jaffee, Michael Mindes, and Andy Van Zandt, from Tasty Minstrel Games (www.playmtg.com) at SaltCON 2016. We’ve got the insights from a game designer, an owner and a developer.

Seth caught us up on his game designs, his work on the Eminent Domain series, and his future releases. Michael talks about the latest releases of TMG and what we can expect in the near future. Andy talks about what it means to be a game developer, his latest projects, and how he likes living in Utah.  Don’t miss a second of this insider episode.
MN 0103 Behind the Scenes at SaltCON 2016

MN 0103 Behind the Scenes at SaltCON 2016

Months worth of work goes into running a board game convention. We sit with the Organizers of SaltCON and discuss the past, present and future. This is an interview with SaltCON organizers, Dan Naylor, Sean MacDonald, and Dale Gifford.

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MN 0102 HUGG (Herriman Utah Gamer Girls)

MN 0102 HUGG (Herriman Utah Gamer Girls)

This week we interview the members of HUGG, Herriman Utah Gamer Girls, a board game club of women. I use the word interview loosely, as HUGG takes over the Nation, explaining their love of heavy board game, strict competition, and the importance of integrity of the game. The worst insult within their group is that someone “isn’t a real gamer.” We found out quickly that they are all real gamers. Find out how the group was formed, their favorite games, and a little trash talk about who is the most competitive.

MN 0101 The Long Con

MN 0101 The Long Con

Join Meeple Nation as we host a live podcast as a panel at SaltCON 2016, a board game convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. We talk to several guests about how they approach attending conventions, including the big one–the long CON, whether that is GenCon or BGG.con or another convention. We grill two professionals, Ryan Bruns from Mayday Games and Ben Hillyard from Daedalus Productions Inc., about attending conventions as a dealer. We also interview Claudine Finlay and Julie Balazs from HUGG about why they love gaming at CONs.

MN 0096 Kickstarter from a Publisher’s Point of View with Jeff Siadek, creator of Battlestations

MN 0096 Kickstarter from a Publisher’s Point of View with Jeff Siadek, creator of Battlestations

It has been six months since we last discussed Kickstarter, and Jeff Siadek joins us to explain why publishers use Kickstarter. Jeff’s project, Battlestations Second Edition! Tabletop Starship Simulator, is currently on Kickstarter, with an end date of March 3, 2016.

This is Jeff’s tenth kickstarter, with a relaunch of his flagship game, Battlestations. His company, Gorilla Games, has been around for twelve years, and Jeff has been in the industry even longer than that.

Join us as we discuss Battlestations, and how Kickstarter is allowing Jeff to make this game even better.