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.
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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
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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.
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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...
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.
We talk about the creative process and puzzle hunts, including those created at BGG.Con and those for SaltCON
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We discuss two new games this episode.
The Mind is a cooperative game of non-communication. What level can you reach?
Thunderstone Quest is the newest iteration of Thunderstone and while it is yet another improvement, how much has it approved?
We are again joined by Matt and Barb while we discuss gaming news including an almost update on Big Trouble in Little China, World War Hulk Legendary, Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War
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We also discuss Kickstarters past and present including Fire in the Library, AuZtralia, Dragon Keepers, and many more.
We review the games that won the Golden Geek Awards for 2017 from Boardgamegeek.com and we talk a bit about the Stonemaier Games and Steve Jackson Games Stakeholder Reports.
We talk about more games played at SaltCON including Fast Forward: Flee, Fast Forward: Fear, Verflucht!, Dominion: Nocturne. We discuss Con Games feedback, and have a few more interviews from attendees.
We have just returned from SaltCON 2018 and we have reports on the events we ran for the convention inlcuding a Game Show, Werewolf, and a Puzzle Hunt.
We also (mainly Nathan) played large group games of Deception Murder In Hong Kong and Salem 1692.
We also talk about other convention events, games, dealers, and other SaltCON stuff.
And is that Brent and Sam on the same episode? This episode might explode in 60 seconds.