This week we talk through five games we've been playing. We start with Majesty: For the Realm, Ryan continues with Terraforming Mars: Prelude, Nathan talks Mountains of Madness, I bring up Fast Forward Fortress and we end with more Decrypto.
When you picnic or camp do you game, or just enjoy the outdoors? Do you beat up your cards, watch over them carefully, or choose tile based or pencil games?
We discuss all manor of games from our past and suggestions from you, Meeple Nation.
It is again time for news. We talk Power Rangers, Unique Games, Keyforge and Discover, the exit of Christian Peterson from Asmodee North America, and the merger of Stronghold Games and Indie Boards and Cards.
We discuss Root, Everdell, Monster Crunch, Flotsam Fight, and many more games.
Join us in the guild or at Meeple Nation Off Air on Facebook.
This week we are again joined by Matt and Barb of the Players Wanted Podcast. We discuss their recent trip to GenCon including Oink Games, Pikoko, Ice Cool 2, and Matt's GenCon Hat, which is not a game.
We cover all that and over a dozen other titles, including Keyforge, Welcome To..., Reef, and more.
We've been deep in the hobby for 20 years now and we are surprised when some games remain for sale continually, or in other words, become evergreen games, and why some don't.
What makes Ticket to Ride, Catan, Pandemic, and many others stand out and sell thousands of times more copies than the average hobby game.
We have some ideas. Let us know what you think.
This episode Ryan, Brent and Nathan each choose five games from the massive list of 615 titles previewed on boardgamegeek.com.
This list is found at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/7/gen-con-2018-preview
We talk Robotech, Alien, Aliens, Towers, and many more.
We are joined this week by friend of the podcast, Thomas Roybal, a university professor that has used games and gaming concepts for years in his classrooms.
He gives us examples of games he was occasionally able to play with the kids when he taught high school, and his more subtle way of using games at the university.
Brent, Nathan and Ryan are joined again by Barb and Matt for a lot of fun and a little chaos.
We talk Kickstarters, Games ending, games beginning, and for some reason, real news about Big Trouble in Little China
What do you play when you have seven or more players and splitting into two or more groups isn't an option? We discuss games we enjoy plus ideas from you, the listeners. Let us know what we missed by contacting us in the BGG guild or on the Meeple Nation Off Air Facebook group!
This week we sit down and talk about the fantastic cooperative game from Greater than Games.
Nathan likes it. Brent likes it. What does Ryan think? Does the theme resonate, do the mechanics and theme come together to provide a nice narrative?
This episode we introduce and review two games, starting with Space Base from John D Clair and AEG and The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 from Mondo games and Joe Van Wetering.
Could Ryan and Nathan like them both?
We talk a bit about the nine Spiel des Jahres Nominees. Brent has played them all and Nathan and Ryan talk Ganz Shon Clever, The Mind and Azul. Ryan sneaks in some Terraforming Mars jabs.
Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees:
Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees:
Spiel des Jahres Nominees:
Ryan and Nathan are joined by Daniel Hadlock. Brent and Sam are conspicuously absent. Daniel is president of Tasty Minstrel Games and caries out a variety of tasks in order to get games out to market. Sit back and listen while Daniel answers Nathan and Ryan's quetions.
We discuss a number of games we have been playing including 7th Continent, Muse, Illusion, Mystic Vale: Conclave and the Estrella Drive expansion for Time Stories
Be sure to support our sponsors: The TMG Podcast and Game Toppers!
This week we talk about what we are playing including a non-spoiler wrap-up of Charterstone, Roll Player, Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror: TCG, and despite an attempt to move this off 6 months, even more Cthulhu Mythos games.
Pardon some Audio Glitches that caused occasional loss of audio.
Make sure you support our sponsors, the TMG Podcast, and GameToppersLLC.com
Nathan is now interested in Thanos Rising: Infinity War. We talk about games we are playing (or watching) including Clank! The Mummy's Curse, The Quest for El Dorado, Welcome To Your Dream Home, Space Cadet: Dice Duel.
Meatball Nation is now available through Google Home or Amazon Echo. On the Play say: Play Meeple Nation Board Game Podcast. On the Echo say: Enable Meatball Nation then Play Meatball Nation. Yeah, that's right.
X-Wing is getting a second edition, Robotech is getting two new...
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?