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MN 0259 Nemesis

3/13/2019
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Join the Nation as we gush about the board game Nemesis by Awaken Realms, designed by Adam Kwapiński. This epic board game is loosely based on the Alien franchise. You start the game waking from hibernation to find a crew member with a hole in their chest and blood everywhere. Each player has hidden objectives they need to complete in order to win, but you first have to survive. Mechanics: Campaign / Battle Card DrivenCooperative PlayDice RollingModular BoardPartnershipsPlayer...

Duration:00:31:13

MN 0258 Star Wars Rebellion

3/6/2019
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Nathan has been itching to bring Star Wars Rebellion from Fantasy Flight to the podcast. Nathan is a sucker for all thing Star Wars, and he's pretty lucky because Fantasy Flight always delivers a quality play experience. Logan has Nathan's back. Ryan just doesn't seem to like games. Listen as we discuss the flavor and mechanics of Star Wars Rebellion.

Duration:00:24:23

MN 0257 Three Area Control Games

2/27/2019
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Join Meeple Nation as your hosts discuss three of their favorite area control games. We each chose a game that uses the mechanic in different ways, and different than Risk. The chosen games are: Carolvs Magnvs (2000) by Leo Colovini Carcassonne (2000) by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) (2011) by Christian T. Petersen All of these are older games. We think they show great and unique ways that area control can be used in board games. Plus, they are...

Duration:00:29:30

MN 0256 Area Control and Area Influence

2/20/2019
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Area Control games like Risk tend to have a bad rap in our playgroup, but does that make the mechanic problematic? Many players love area control and seek out games like Heroes of Land, Sea, and Air, Twilight Struggle and Scythe. Join Meeple Nation as we discuss those games as well as Area Control games like El Grande. Other games discussed:

Duration:00:31:54

MN 0255 February News 2019

2/13/2019
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Join the Meeple Nation with your hosts Nathan and Ryan as they discuss the board game news for February 2019. Will every property release a roll & write version? Will Nathan buy all the kickstarters? Only one way to find out... We discuss: Imperial Settlers: Roll & WriteDracula’s Feast: New BloodAftershockValor and Villainy

Duration:00:28:20

MN 0254 Big Trouble in Little China: The Game

2/6/2019
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Join Meeple Nation with your hosts Ryan, Nathan, and guest host Logan as we discuss Big Trouble in Little China The Board Game. Big Trouble is Nathan's all time favorite movie, so the game has a lot to live up to. Will Nathan ever choose a different character than Jack Burton? Will he stop quoting the movie long enough to take his turn? Only one way to find out? I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things. Year 2018 Designers Christopher...

Duration:01:13:30

MN 0253 Pressing Your Luck with Dead Man's Draw, Formula D, Clank

1/30/2019
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This week we continue our discussion of press-your-luck in games as we talk card flips in Dead Man's Draw, gear dice selection and dice rolling in Formula D, and progressing deeper and pushing clank in the game Clank!

Duration:00:30:59

MN 0252 Quacks of Quedlinburg

1/23/2019
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This week we review the press-your-luck game, winner of the 2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres, Quacks of Quedlinburg

Duration:00:27:43

MN 0251 Press Your Luck Games

1/18/2019
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Just flip one more card or roll the dice on more time, right? This week we are talking press your luck games such as Quacks of Quedlingburg, Dead Man's Draw, Incan Gold, or Deep Sea Adventure.

Duration:00:27:23

MN 0250 Gaming News and Gaming Goals 2019

1/10/2019
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Join us as we talk about gaming goals, what we accomplished and what we didn't. We celebrate Nathan's fantastic gaming year. We also talk news including

Duration:00:48:31

MN 0249 Time Travel Games, Marvel v DC, and More Answers

1/2/2019
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We dip into the mailbag and answer a few questions from listeners, starting with the question of Time Travel in board games.

Duration:00:32:57

MN 0248 Everything Pandemic

12/26/2018
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We talk everything Pandemic including: Pandemic 2008 On the brink2009In the Lab2013State of Emergency2015 Pandemic: Contagion 2014 Pandemic: The Cure 2014 Experimental Meds2016 Pandemic: Legacy Season 1 2015 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 2016 Pandemic: Iberia 2016 Pandemic: Rising Tide 2017 Pandemic: Legacy Season 2 2017 Pandemic: Fall of Rome 2018

Duration:00:48:31

MN 0247 Year End Gaming and Answers

12/19/2018
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We discuss NaNoWriMo, Social Deduction, Gaming Goals, App Supported Board Games, and answer a few questions.

Duration:00:37:10

MN 0246 More Games Played at BGG.Con 2018

12/12/2018
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Brent and Nathan sit down and talk about their last few days of gaming from BoardGameGeek.Con 2018 in Dallas. Games played:

Duration:00:44:47

MN 0245 December 2018 Gaming News

12/5/2018
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We are joined by Matt for this news episode. We talk Keyforge Names, Kickstarter Games, One Dollar Kickstarter Pledges, Errant Uber Drivers, Layoffs and Acquisition during this Golden Age.

Duration:00:47:44

MN 0244 Twenty Games Played in 3 Days - BGG.Con 2018

11/27/2018
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Nathan and Ryan made it to BGG.Con 2018. This recording is their coverage of the first 20 games they play which includes: Downfall Brikks Blueprint Sherlock: Last Call Sherlock: Tomb of the Archeologist Flowerfall x3 The Quest for El Dorado Heroes and Hexes New York Slice Thunderstone Quest A Study in Emerald Ticket to Ride New York Big Trouble in Little China Steamrollers Big Dig Fuji The River Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road U.S. Telegraph Firefly Iron Dragon

Duration:01:08:56

MN 0243 Everything Cthulhu Mythos

11/23/2018
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This is the episode that everyone, or at least one, has been waiting for. In this episode we discuss dozens of games, and a history of what makes up the Cthulhu Mythos. We start with the Fantasy Flight games, labeled Arkham Horror Files, including Arkham Horror 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, Mansions of Madness 1st and 2nd Editions, Elder Sign, and Eldritch Horror. Then we discuss a good many games that are not Fantasy Flight properties, including Cthulhu Wars, Towers of Madness, Cthulhu Realms,...

Duration:01:04:55

MN 0242 Holiday Gift Guide 2018

11/14/2018
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This is our 5th annual Holiday Gift guide. We each bring five recommendations to the table, along with our recommendations for audience. Nathan Brent Ryan

Duration:00:48:57

MN 0241 Perceptions and Attitudes in Gaming

11/7/2018
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This week we have an intervention of sorts, but who needs intervening, Nathan or Ryan? We discuss how perception, attitude, and enthusiasm affect enjoyment in gaming, for everyone. What is your attitude towards games? What types of games do you enjoy?

Duration:00:46:33

MN 0240 October 2018 Gaming News

11/1/2018
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Ryan, Brent and Nathan sit down with Matt and Barb and talk news and Kickstarters. Make sure you look for us at BGG.con and consider donating to our Extra Life effort at https://extra-life.org/team/nugg Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:38:33