The hosts of Meeple Nation deliver your March 2019 News with special guest Ashlee Howard. We discuss a bunch of forthcoming games including:
Star Wars: Outer Rim from Fantasy Flight
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil from Stronghold
Ravnica Inquisition from Wizkids
Time Breaker from Looney Labs
Talisman: Kingdom Hearts from USAopoly
Hako Onna from Ejin and Wizkids
Creature Feature by our friend Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper Games
Throw Throw Burrito from...
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.
Campaign / Battle Card DrivenCooperative PlayDice RollingModular BoardPartnershipsPlayer...
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.
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...
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:
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...
Imperial Settlers: Roll & WriteDracula’s Feast: New BloodAftershockValor and Villainy
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.
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!
We talk everything Pandemic including:
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
Nathan and Ryan made it to BGG.Con 2018. This recording is their coverage of the first 20 games they play which includes:
Sherlock: Last Call
Sherlock: Tomb of the Archeologist
The Quest for El Dorado Heroes and Hexes
New York Slice
A Study in Emerald
Ticket to Ride New York
Big Trouble in Little China
Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road
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,...
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?