Makeshift Meeples

MM Episode 6 - 3 Years of War

An episode of Makeshift Meeples

By Tyler & Nick
Hosts Nick Jones and Tyler Blankenship review board games in this short form discussion covering the theme, mechanics, and gameplay experience of tabletop games.
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MM Episode 15 - Tapestry
Start from nothing and advance your society by weaving a unique history of development. There are four advancement tracks where you will commit your resources. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization." What story will your tapestry tell? Lets find out!
September 21, 2019
MM Episode 14 - Space Base
Space Base is a quick-to-learn, quick-to-play dice game using the core "I roll, everyone gets stuff" mechanism seen in other games. It's also a strategic engine builder using a player board (your space base) and tableaus of ship cards you can buy and add to your board.
September 14, 2019
MM Episode 13 - Rurik: Dawn of Kiev
Rurik: Dawn of Kiev is a euro-style realm building game set in an 11th century Eastern European Kingdom. It features area control, resource management, and a new game mechanic - "auction programming." You play as a potential successor to the throne following the death of your father, Vladimir the Great, in 1015. The people value a well-rounded leader, so you must establish your legacy by building, taxing, fighting, and accomplishing great deeds.
September 7, 2019
MM Episode 12 - Captain Sonar
In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.
August 31, 2019
MM Episode 11 - Dice Forge
Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.
August 24, 2019
MM Episode 10 - Vampire Hunter: The Card Game
Vampire Hunter is a single deck card game where players try to become the best Vampire Hunter by killing undead blood suckers and collecting their fangs. Players take on the role of one of the Knights of Saint Benedict, collect items and weapons from the city and fight vampires that look to harm the innocent.
August 17, 2019
MM Episode 9 - Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell
Take on the role of an aspiring magician and start your journey down the path to greatness. Collect rare books, flit between social engagements, and impress your peers with feats of magic. Be careful to strike a balance between your studies and your status, for the gentleman with the thistle-down hair has plans of his own, and it will take all of your strength to stop him.
August 10, 2019
MM Episode 8 - Corinth
Under a blazing sun in 4th century BCE, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to Corinth to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, and Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders. Players have a few weeks to secure their place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader!
August 3, 2019
MM Episode 7 - Talks - Jay Little
Tyler and Nick are joined by professional game developer Jay Little.
July 27, 2019
MM Episode 6 - 3 Years of War
War is upon you. The major houses have all but forgotten you, yet your neighboring rivals have not. Be wary lest your enemies — and the crushing despair of war — destroy you once and for all! 3 Years of War is a card-based hand- and resource-management game. Through cunning card play, players vie for precious resources while making the most out of desperate situations and increasingly bleak options. The player who best navigates this barren and bitter landscape, minimizing their setbacks along the way, may have what it takes to survive...three years of war.
July 20, 2019
MM Episode 5 - Sorcerer
 Sorcerer: A Strategy Card Game is set in what the company describes as a grim, gaslamp lit world full of fantastic, mythical creatures and sorcery. Designed for two to four players, the game pits two ancient beings of great power against one another to determine which of their lineage are strongest. The players use sorcery to conjure minions, cast minions, and wield enchanted items to reach the game's goal of conquering three battlefields. -
July 13, 2019
MM Episode 4 - Oath of the Brotherhood
A famous captain has arrived at the island with news of plunder and treasure. He seeks a few good men to add to his crew but will accept only members of the Brotherhood of Pirates. Rumor has it that he has amassed a huge fortune and is now looking for his replacement so that he can retire in a quiet plantation. Oath of the Brotherhood is a strategic worker-placement game for 2 to 5 players. The players try to gather the necessary resources in order to fulfill their missions and gain the necessary victory points to win. - boardgamegeek
July 6, 2019
MM Episode 3 - Star Wars: Outer Rim
 In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You'll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy! -
June 29, 2019
MM Episode 2 - Foretold: Rise of a God
 "Foretold is a turn-based strategy game for 2-4 players. Play features Cards (Faithful, Fate Cards and Relics) and Tiles (Temple) acquired through a central Marketplace board. Games feature a period of economic build-up, preparation for combat, then Raiding and end-game. Players will align with one of four unique Fate Decks, boosting replay value and interaction. Craftiness, table politics and strategic play determine the winner." -BoardGameGeek
June 22, 2019
MM Episode 1 - Wingspan
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).
June 16, 2019
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