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.
Our Gift Guide:
Ticket to Ride
The Quest for El Dorado
Fast Forward: FLEE
Century: Spice Road
Can’t Stop Express
Clank! In! Space!
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Flick ‘Em Up
Bang: The Dice Games
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Stocking Stuffers (Small Games)
Pack O Games
Don’t Mess with Cthulhu
Ryan, Nathan, and Brent sit down and discuss Kickstarters, new games, what we are playing, and board game art and presentation. Join us on Facebook at Meeple Nation Off Air.
This week, Ryan, Nathan and Dennis sit down and talk about the monstrosity that is Massive Darkness. How does it stand up? Is it better as a stand-alone game or in story mode? Listen to their review.
We are honored to be associated with Stonemaier Games’ Annual Charity Auction. Proceeds go to the Cancer Research Institute. Please check it out here https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231363/item/5718613#item5718613 and give us a thumb!