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MN 0186 More October News

10/18/2017
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This week we have a shorter episode than normal due to lost audio. We are joined by Matt. He talks Lisboa, and we talk Downfall, Kahoots, Too Many Bones, and the Kickstarter only model of some massive games such as Batman: The Board Game.

Duration: 00:17:28


MN 0185 October 2017 News

10/11/2017
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Ryan, Nathan, and Brent meet with Matt Allen to discuss October news, including some Kickstarters we are looking forward to and recently fulfilled Kickstarters we have played, including Massive Darkness, 7th Continent, Table Toppers, and more. We finally put to bed Seafall, and yet again talk Terraforming Mars.

Duration: 00:49:08


MN 0184 Ixalan Carnivale Nmbr9 Power Grid TCG

10/4/2017
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We start out the episode with Ryan's report of his play in the Magic prerelease, include more details than Brent cared to listen to. Then Brent talks Arkham Horror The Card Game and his trip to Italy. Nmbr9 is a quick and accessible game were players stack numbers in order to gain points. Power Grid The Card Game is a scaled down version of Power Grid, with no map. We are raising money for Primary Children's Hospital at https://extra-life.org/team/nugg/

Duration: 00:36:54


MN 0183 Raxxon

9/27/2017
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Despite us continually asking that we not receive a Raxxon invite, we did and Nathan now owns a copy. This much hyped game was talked about quite a bit on the web because of the scarcity created through the invite system. Is the game fun? What is it really?

Duration: 00:31:06


MN 0182 Clank! In! Space!

9/20/2017
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This week we sit down to discuss a few games we have been playing recently, including Thief's Market, Abandon Planet and First Martians. Then we move into the main portion of the 'cast and we talk about Clank! In! Space, the sequel to our much loved, Clank! How is it different? Is it an improvement? Listen and find out.

Duration: 00:32:17


MN 0181 Escape Room Games

9/13/2017
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This week we cover five different Escape Room Games. Listen for our commentary, but the summary is: EXIT the GameUnlock!Escape the RoomEscape Room the GameEscape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experience Don't forget to pick up Ryan Decaria's book, Devil in the Microscope, available from Amazon, and check out Brent's Meeple Sing Shirts, also available through Amazon.

Duration: 00:38:20


MN 0180 September 2017 News and GenCon Report

9/6/2017
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Matt and Barb are recently back from GenCon 50 and have details of the games they purchased and played. They are joined by Ryan, Brent and Nathan and they all discuss additional news out of GenCon and the larger board game world. We thank Tasty Minstrel games for supporting our podcast. Please support them by buying their great games and listening to the TMG Podcast. We now have four Meeple Nation shirts on Amazon. Search Meeple Nation there and see our new minimalistic design. Brent...

Duration: 00:46:30


MN 0179 Word Games

8/30/2017
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This week join Ryan as he talks with enthusiasm about word games! Nathan and Brent are also present. We discuss a few different categories of word games. Spelling Games: Scrabble, Boggle, Pick Two, Paperback, Hardback, Word Domination, Boggle Bowl Guess the Word: Code Names, Word Slam, Werewords, Insider, Codenames, The Chamelon, Mad Gab, Taboo Matching Words: Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity

Duration: 00:38:32


MN 0178 Intellectual Properties and Gaming

8/23/2017
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For years, games made from IPs meant roll and move, trivia, or a reskin of another popular mass market game. Now things are changing as we see more effort and better overall design married to the movies and books we love. This week we discuss the world of IPs and what we hope to see in future. Join our guild on Boardgamegeek at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1943 or our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MeepleNationOffAir/

Duration: 00:38:39


MN 0177 Squirrel!

8/16/2017
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This week Nathan, Ryan and Brent discuss what attracts them to games, and what instantly repels them. They start out with introductions and move into talking about deckbuilders, engine builders, and direct attacks. Don't forget to pick up Ryan Decaria's book, Devil in the Microscope for Kindle. Print and audio versions will be released later this year.

Duration: 00:51:08


MN 0176 GenCon 50 Preview

8/9/2017
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Nathan, Brent and Ryan sit down to talk about games we are excited about that will be released on the next few months, including more Fable games from Friedemann Friese, a game about Einstein, gaining Sentience, news on a couple of Brandon Sanderson games, and much more. Don't forget to join us at Meeple Nation Off Air on Facebook!

Duration: 00:30:51


MN 0175 T.I.M.E Stories Rant and News for August 2017

8/2/2017
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This week we start off the podcast with a nice little rant about how T.I.M.E Stories is going astray. At least that is what Brent and Ryan think. We have news from the industry including more Target exclusives and we talk about a slew of Kickstarters that have caught our eye. Next week we will cover GenCon games.

Duration: 00:32:30


MN 0174 Expansion Mania!

7/26/2017
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Are you like Nathan, and you haven't ever met an expansion you didn't like? Do you consider expansions unnecessary, or particular expansions essential? This week we discuss the sordid world of board game expansions. Are you interested in asking us an audio question or giving us feedback? Please send mp3 emails to brent@meeplenation.com or call our US phone number, 801-784-0743, any time of the day or night and leave a message. Ryan Decaria's book is coming out August 15th, 2017. Search...

Duration: 00:37:13


MN 0173 Raxxon Hype, Travelling with Games, SdJ Winners

7/19/2017
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Nathan has returned and he talks travels with Brent. Ryan is out this week but should return for episode 174. We talk about Raxxon, a game being shared through viral marketing, Monopoly Gamer and how that suddenly reversed many people's view of the core game, feedback, upcoming questions, Our Boardgamegeek.com guild (number 1943), and the SdJ 2017 winners.

Duration: 00:30:43


MN 0172 Does Theme Matter?

7/12/2017
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Nathan is out and about in the islands of Hawaii so Ryan and Brent face off across the microphone to talk about the integration of theme. Ryan recreates one of his presentations from FryeCon with Brent as a live and sometimes disruptive audience. What do you think about theme? Continue the conversation on Facebook in the Meeple Nation Off Air group or on Boardgamegeek.com in our guild.

Duration: 01:04:25


MN 0171 Boardgamegeek.com

7/5/2017
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We discuss the fantastic website boardgamegeek.com. This stalwart site is chocked full of resources and user-generated content fit for any style and experience level of gamer, although each person is going to use the site in different ways. We discuss ratings, rankings, reviews, geeklists, guilds, logging games owned and played, and many other features of the Geek, including forums, contests, videos, podcasts, images, and flame wars. Join the conversation!

Duration: 01:08:45


MN 0170 June 2017 News and Anecdotes

6/28/2017
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Board Game News for June 2017. We talk Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Big Trouble in Little China, Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestations: Second Edition, andCentury: Spice Road. We cover the following Apps: San Juan, Race for the Galaxy, Tsuro, Coup, and Colony Wars in the Star Realms app. Let's just say that not all apps are created equal. We're excited for Deception: Undercover Allies and Triplock on Kickstarter. And we even mention Master Detective Clue for some retro board...

Duration: 00:43:50


MN 0169 Oink Games - Deep Sea Adventure, Insider, Fake Artist, Maskmen, The Pyramid's Deadline

6/21/2017
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Nathan likes tiny boxes packed with lots of game pieces from the Japanese game company, Oink Games. We start off talking Deep Sea Adventure, a press your luck, 20 minute game for 3-6 players. We continue telling you more about Insider, a 20-question style game for 4-8 players in less than 10 minutes. Third up is A Fake Artist Goes to New York, where players collectively draw a picture while trying to guess which player doesn't know what the group is drawing. This game plays 5-10 players...

Duration: 00:38:44


MN 0168 Games We Played Including BGG Spring 2017 Report

6/14/2017
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Brent chats about the games he enjoyed at BGGCon Spring, and Ryan and Nathan interject about the games played at home. We discuss Archipelago, Escape from 100 Million BC, Codenames: Duel, Flamme Rouge, Insider,The Goonies, H.I.D.E. and The Great Dinosaur Rush.

Duration: 00:53:18


MN 0167 SdJ 2017 Nominees in Depth, Part 2

6/7/2017
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This week we finish the discussion of the Spiel des Jahres 2017 nominees. We start with Kingdomino, talk about Magic Maze, and end with Race to El Dorado.

Duration: 00:24:58

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