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MeepleCore is a podcast about board games, video games, music, and nerd culture. Video versions of the show are at youtube.com/meeplecore, and we can be found on social media (facebook, instagram, and twitter) @meeplecore.

MeepleCore is a podcast about board games, video games, music, and nerd culture. Video versions of the show are at youtube.com/meeplecore, and we can be found on social media (facebook, instagram, and twitter) @meeplecore.
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United States

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MeepleCore is a podcast about board games, video games, music, and nerd culture. Video versions of the show are at youtube.com/meeplecore, and we can be found on social media (facebook, instagram, and twitter) @meeplecore.

Twitter:

@meeplecore

Language:

English

Contact:

502-644-6155


Episodes

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 65 - Playmats discussion, Top 5 Holiday Gifts double feature, and more!

12/4/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Wasteland Express Delivery Service (Pandasaurus Games), Jorvik (Stronghold Games) and Luna (Tasty Minstrel Games) Then they discuss all things playmats for CCGs and Board games; what are their favorites, are they necessary, what should you look for in a playmat, run through two Top 5 lists for Holiday Gifts, one for board games and one for everything...

Duration:02:45:36

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 64 - Escape Rooms, Top 5 board game designers, Diablo Immortal controversy, and more!

11/16/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Merlin (Queen Games), Dice Forge (Libellud), and Domaine (Mayfair Games) Then they discuss the controversy that occured during the announcement of Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon 2018, talk about their Top 5 favorite board game designers and what games put them on the list, discuss all things about Escape Rooms from how board game versions compare to what...

Duration:03:08:43

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 63 - Horror movies that need a board game, Michael Strogoff, Stroop, Swordcrafters, and more!

11/1/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Michael Strogoff (Devir Games), Stroop (Grand Gamer's Guild), and Swordcrafters (Adam's Apple Games) After the crew discusses their Halloween inspired topic: Horror Movies that need a board game (that don't already have one), they play a fun game show style game live... ...and much more! Other games and topics briefly discussed in this...

Duration:02:33:34

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 62 - Endeavor Age of Sail, CinCity Con 2018, Essen 2018 games preview, and more!

10/23/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Unusual Suspects (CMON), Vegas Dice Game (Ravensburger), Endeavor: Age of Sail (Grand Gamers Guild) After that Tim and Eric recap their experience at CinCity Con 2018 and then the crew go through the Essen 2018 games and talk about the ones they are excited about... ...and much more! Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Ice Nine...

Duration:02:20:30

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 61 - Gaia, Tower of Madness, TIME Stories, live playthrough of Before there were Stars, and more!

10/9/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Gaia (TIKI Editions Inc.), Tower of Madness (Smirk and Dagger), T.I.M.E Stories (Space Cowboys / Asmodee) After that its a live playthrough of Before There Were Stars... by Smirk and Laughter games! Prepare for some crazy stories from the MeepleCore podcast as they play their way through this story telling game for the first time... ...and much...

Duration:02:38:17

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 60 - Dragoncon 2018, Coop board game difficulty, Top 5 things we want to learn, and more!

9/7/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Lotus (Renegade Games, Yokohama (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Remnants (Fireside Games) Matt talks about his trip to Dragoncon 2018, the gang discusses co-op board game difficulty and if a game can be too hard or too easy, then they give some crazy answers to this episodes Top 5 "Things we want to learn"... ...and much more! Other games and topics...

Duration:02:41:18

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 59 - Carthage, Dropmix, Saloon Tycoon, GenCon 2018 recap, and more!

8/22/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Carthage (SAS Creative), Dropmix (Hasbro), Saloon Tycoon and its Ranch Expansion (Van Ryder Games) They then recap their experiences and games they played at Gencon 2018... ...and much more!!! Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Heroes Arena, Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Pen and Teller, Shazam,...

Duration:02:42:31

MeepleCore Podcast Gencon 2018 Bonus Episode

8/6/2018
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Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and Matt RoBear are joined by special guests: designer Emerson Matsuuchi (Century, Reef, Volt, Specter Ops), Ann Pohl (Boardgame Corner), and Roy Cannaday (Epic Gaming Night podcast), to talk about Gencon 2018 and other very cool things! This episode was recorded on Sunday August 5th at 11 am Est at Gencon 2018

Duration:00:55:47

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 58 - Gencon preview, Overturn kickstarter controversy, Top 5, and more!

7/24/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Bottom of the 9th (Greater Than Games), Mord im Arosa (Zoch Verlag), and King of the Hill: The Dwarf Throne (Orca Jocs) They talk about the controversy surrounding the Overturn Kickstarter, give you their picks on the games releasing at GenCon 2018, run through their Top 5 things you should do at GenCon... ...and much more!!! Other games and topics...

Duration:02:41:38

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 57 - Pioneer Days, Publisher Praise IELLO, Dark Mages live playthrough and more!

7/10/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Overseers (Greenbrier Games), Barbearian Battlegrounds (Greenbrier Games, and Pioneer Days (Tasty Minstrel Games). Then they share their feelings on games with fold out instructions booklets, give KUDOS to IELLO in his episodes Publisher Praise segment, run through a live play of a game that they have never played before: Dark Mages... ...and much...

Duration:02:44:23

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 56 - Origins 2018 recap, Gizmos by CMON, Top 5 Family Trips

6/28/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games), Blue Moon City (Fantasy Flight Games), and Gizmos (CMON) Then, Matt talks about the cruise he went on and Tim and Eric recap Origins 2018. After that the crew run down their Top 5 family trips... ....and much more! Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Planetside 2, Netrunner...

Duration:02:46:10

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 55 - Publisher Praise: Fantasy Flight Games, Origins 2018 Math Trade, Top 5 magazines!

6/12/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Millennium Blades (Level 99 Games), Roll Player Monsters & Minions Exp (Thunderworks Games), and Sunrise City (Clever Mojo Games) Then Eric and Tim go over their Origins 2018 Math Trade results, the crew gives kudos to Fantasy Flight Games in the newest Publisher Praise segment, and they finish the show by talking about their Top 5 favorite...

Duration:02:29:09

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 54 - Origins 2018 preview, Superfight round 2, Star Wars Han Solo Card Game, and much more!

5/29/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: In The Year of the Dragon (Ravensburger), Senshi (Arcane Wonders), Star Wars Han Solo Card Game (Hasbro), and Cacao (Z-man Games) Then they voice their annoyances with games that copy their card effects into the rulebook with no FAQs or clarifications, talk about the games they are excited to make a debut at Origins 2018, and have ROUND 2 of their...

Duration:02:43:41

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 53 - Do new Editions of games ruin your investment, Dice Tower 2017 awards, TOP SECRET TOPIC!!!

5/16/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Vikings: Raid & Conquer (High Roller Games), Spirit of the Rice Paddy (APE Games), Luxor (Queen Games) Then they give their predictions for the Dice Tower 2017 awards, discuss if new editions of games ruin your investments and if its resonable to require upgrades to still use your old product for new editions, and whats this....a TOP SECRET...

Duration:02:29:46

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 52 - Fireball Island, LexiCon 2018, Top 5 Fantasy Pets, and more!

5/2/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Garden Dice (Meridae Games), Santiago (AMIGO), and the Fireball Island Prototype (Restoration Games) Next they go over the winners of the Golden Geek 2018 awards and give their opinions, recap their experiences at the LexiCon 2018 Gaming Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, talk about their Top 5 Fantasy Pets (that they would like to have)... ...and...

Duration:02:27:18

MeepleCore Podcast LexiCon 2018 Bonus Episode

4/22/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host Eric Ledford are at the LexiCon 2018 Gaming Convention in Lexington, KY and are joined by Travis Reynolds from Queen games, Sean Killeen from Boards and Bourbon, and their friend Gary Mayes. They talk upcoming Queen games, Fireball Island, RPGs, board games and more!

Duration:01:06:07

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 51 - Star Wars The Last Jedi, Publisher Praise for Arcane Wonders, Top 5 Star Wars Characters, and more!

4/18/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Dream Home (Rebel/Asmodee), Word Slam (KOSMOS), and Kingsburg (Stratelibri) Next, they give their publisher praise to Arcane Wonders and discuss all their wonderful games and products, Eric finally got a chance to see Star Wars The Last Jedi so the crew gives their review of the movie, and finally they go over their Top 5 favorite characters from the...

Duration:03:03:47

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 50 - 2nd year anniversary, Publisher Praise: GF9, What makes a game a classic, and more!

4/5/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Dungeon Lords (Czech Games Edition), a Game of Thrones 2nd edition board game (Fantasy Flight Games), and La Granja (Stronghold) Next they pay their respects in a new topic called Publisher Praise, where they single out a company and talk about the games they love from them - this episode its Gale Force 9! After that they revisit a topic from the first...

Duration:02:02:04

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 49 - Violence in Video Games, iOS app changes, Battle for Sularia Reign of Terror Kickstarter Preview and much more!

3/19/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Pictomania, New Salem, and the now classic - Citadels Next they give you their Kickstarter preview of Battle for Sularia: Reign of Terror. Talk about Apple's changes to loot boxes in apps and what that could mean for your favorite mobile games, tackle the controversial subject of violence in video games, give you their Top 5 Violence video...

Duration:02:25:15

MeepleCore Podcast Episode 48 - Games we won't get rid of, Golden Geek awards, Top 5 collections

3/8/2018
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Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Alien Artifacts (Portal Games), Paris Connection (Queen Games), and Risk Europe (Hasbro) Next they talk about their collection of board games - highlighting the ones that they keep, but are likely to play again, discuss the 2017 Golden Geek award nominees and what game they think will win each category, give their Top 5 collections that aren't...

Duration:02:57:13