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!
We have reached 200 episodes and gather to talk news. We discuss Kickstarters from Brian’s Got Game, CMoN Unlimited, TMG, and more. Also news from Plan B, and more.
We take time this episode to discuss four games we have been playing. In addition to Nathan’s update on Imperial Assault, we discuss Azul, from Michael Kiesling and Plan B Games, Exodus Fleet from TMG, and Tichu, published in English by Rio Grande Games.
Charterstone has begun, and while we say little about it, Ryan riffs on people trying to make permanence temporary in Legacy games.
We also discuss some games we have played recently, including Crosstalk, Nmbr9, Timebomb: Evolution, and Terraforming Mars: Venus Next.
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.
We love deckbuilding games. We each discuss our top three games, explain what deckbuilders are and talk about our recent experience playing Hero Realms The Ruins of Thandar Campaign and Tyrants of the Underdark.
This week Nathan and Ryan and joined by Sam Aho and Matt and Barb Allen to discuss Kickstarters and other news in the board game industry.
This holiday seasons people make lists and people play games. Some even make lists of games they would play. Do you prefer Nathan’s Twelve (mostly short games) that he wants to play 1-12 times in the next few weeks? What do you think about Brent’s list of games that have the number of the day in them? Even better, Ryan has ideas for mini goals to do while playing games.
Whatever you celebrate this month, we hope you are surrounded by friends and family and board games.
Brent returns, barely, from BGG.Con and we discuss many of the events he enjoyed and games he played including Nusfjord, Majesty: For the Realm, Reworld, Otys, Roll Player, the Puzzle Hunt, and more.
Brent also conducts and interview with a Ravensburger North America representative about their upcoming games!
In November, Meeple Nation helped put on a 24 hour board game event, which collected donations for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network. We review and recap the event, which turned out great. Some of the awesome games that we got to the table were Infected, The Quest for El Dorado, Terraforming Mars, Iron Dragon, Crossfire, and Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies. We’d like to thank Tab Bank for hosting, and Tasty Minstrel Games, Mayday Games, Tim Fowers Games, and Red Raven Games for sponsoring.