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Meeple in a Gamestack

By Mitch Brown
A podcast about boardgames! All about getting into them, getting the most out of them, or just having a good time.
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Podcast 34: Star Wars: Rebellion - Corey Konieczka Month Pt. 1

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Podcast 40: Lost Ruins of Arnak
As your boat hits the beach of this island, you hop off and survey the sight before you. The verdant green forrest is draped across the rocky landscape dotted here and there with what must be ancient structures. It's all you can do to stop yourself from just grabing your bag and running after it. What secrets must lie just out of sight in that lush jungle, but what dangers may lurk within as well? This podcast is all about boardgames and this week we are featuring Lost Ruins of Arnak. The deckbuilding worker placement  game of discovering an uncharted island from Czech Games Edition, but did we find invaluable treasure or just a pile of rubble? Find out on this episode of the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, also covered games are, 0:57 Schedule Announcement 2:54 Community Question: What are your predictions for boardgaming as an industry? 9:24 Recently Played: Silk 13:50 Sheriff of Notthingham 2nd Ed. 17:10 Feature Game: Lost Ruins of Arnak If you have any questions for us about boardgames or the show you can reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Always happy to hear from you! Shoutout to our listeners from France. Merci for listening!
35:05
June 14, 2021
Podcast 39: The Shelfworthy Awards and Rating Games
What does 7/10 mean? What does it mean to you? Is it great? Is it average? This week we are diving into game ranking and rating systems as well as launching our own. This podcast is all about boardgames and helping you find the good ones. We also talk about, 0:48 Community Question: How do you know how to pick a boardgame? 7:11 Recently Played: Sea of Legends 9:01 Feature Topic: The Meeple in a Gamestack Shelfworthy Award and The Meeple in a Gamestack Top Shelf Award 11:34 Secondary Topic: Rating Games and Ranking Systems Let us know what you think of our ranking system or the awards at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Also if you have questions fire away! Shoutout to Jenna for her excellent question! Thank you so much for listening.
24:11
June 7, 2021
Podcast 38: Corey Konieczka Month Conclusion
Welcome to the final part of Corey Konieczka Month! We're done (for now) covering games by the varied boardgame designer, Corey Konieczka. But what did we learn about his style? Did his designs live up to the hype? What did we learn from his games?  Listen in to find out. We also talk about, 0:54 Community Question: If you were to design your own boardgame what would it be? 7:56 The King's Dilemma 9:18 Sanctum 16:16 Feature Topic: Corey Konieczka Month Conclusion Let us know what you think of the Mr. Konieczka, his games, and our conclusions. You can ask us questions at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Shoutout to Carter for his great question! Thank you so much for listening Carter.
30:04
May 31, 2021
Podcast 37: Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. - Birthday Week
Welcome to the first annual Birthday Week here on the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, where we're making sure we're living the "and just having a good time" part of our tagline by celebrating Mitch's birthday. How will we be celebrating this occasion by playing boardgames of course! This year we chose to focus on one of our great white whale games and tackle the gargantuan galactic game that is Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. 0:55 Birthday Week Intro 1:57 Community Announcements 2:40 Spiel des Jahres Discussion 4:55 Community Question: Dice Based Games or Card Based Games? 7:36 Recently played: Adventure Games: The Dungeon 12:17 Recently played: Railroad Ink: Challenge Lush Green 16:31 Feature Game: Twilight Imperium 4th Ed. If you have questions for the podcast we would love to hear from you. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to Mitch for his great question! Thank you so much for listening!
37:36
May 24, 2021
Podcast 36: The Initiative - Corey Konieczka Month Pt. 3
Welcome to the third part of Corey Konieczka Month! We are super excited to be unveiling the latest game by the ever unpredictable boardgame designer, Corey Konieczka. Listen in to hear our thoughts on this recently released game, The Initiative! 2:14 Community Question 10:10 Recently Played: Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition 23:38 Feature Game: The Initiative Let us know what you think of Mr. Konieczka's games, and your thoughts on our thoughts haha. Also ask us your questions! Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to David for his most excellent question. Thank you so very much for listening!
49:16
May 17, 2021
Podcast 35: Discover: Lands Unknown - Corey Konieczka Month Pt. 2
Welcome to the second part of Corey Konieczka Month! We continue discovering the varied games by the creative boardgame designer, Corey Konieczka. Listen in to hear what we thought of this explorative exploration game, Discover: Lands Unknown. 1:48 Congrats to the BGG Golden Geek Award Winners 2:59 Community Question 14:46 Recently Played: Carcasonne & Hey, That's My Fish! 22:47 Feature Game: Discover: Lands Unknown Let us know what you think of our choice of Corey Konieczka's games, and what you think of Discover: Lands Unknown. We appreciate all your input and would love to hearmore of your questions. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to Maryland! I was today years old when I learned Maryland is a real place. Thank you so very much for listening from your non-ficticious home!
48:58
May 10, 2021
Podcast 34: Star Wars: Rebellion - Corey Konieczka Month Pt. 1
Welcome to part one of Corey Konieczka Month! This is the first episode of the third part in our series focusing on boardgame designers big and small and some of boardgamings greatest games. We are quite excited to be diving into some of the games by the boardgame designer, Corey Konieczka.  Check it out to hear what we think of the first of his games that we'll be covering, Star Wars: Rebellion! 0:54 Community Segment and admitting our mistake! 1:35 Community Question from Chris 15:05 Recently Played: The King's Dilemma 16:06 Corey Konieczka Intro 18:15 Feature Game: Star Wars: Rebellion Let us know what you think of our choice of Corey Konieczka's games so far, and what you think of this game. Or if you have a question for the show you can reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to Chris for his excellent question! Thank you so very much for listening!
34:12
May 3, 2021
Podcast 33: The King's Dilemma
The chained murderer stands before you, across the cold marbled floors of the council room. If you don't punish this man for his actions others may think they can get away with it as well and the kingdom could fall into chaos. But personaly you think he acted justly, and the victim deserved what they got for slighting your house. Now it is time for your vote, but which way will you? Which will it be the kingdom or your family? This podcast is all about boardgames and this week we are featuring The King's Dilemma. The heated debate game of tough decisions that ties in a campaign and a story from Horrible Guild, but did it prosper or will we have it beheaded? Find out on this episode of the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, also covered games are, 0:54 The Community Segment (Ask us Questions) 2:17 Recently Played: Ashes Reborn: Rise of the Phoenixborn 12:36 Feature Game: The King's Dilemma If you have any questions for us about boardgames or the show you can reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Always happy to hear from you! Shoutout to our listeners from New South Wales. Thank you so much for listening!
43:54
April 26, 2021
Podcast 32: Gaming Goals and Burnout
Are you pushing yourself to beat your highscore? Are you grinding to complete your 10x10? Should you be? This podcast is all about boardgames and managing your goals and enthusiam for them. We also mention, 0:41 Some teases for upcoming games: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn and Cloudspire 4:31 Topic: Gaming Goals and Burnout Let us know if you've ever had experience with this topic at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Shoutout to our Quebecois listeners! Merci for listening.
19:59
April 19, 2021
Podcast 31: Project: ELITE
As the horde of aliens bear down on your position, gaping maws frothing, you go to reload your weapon. It clicks, empty. Without time to think about it you turn to run back to base. But the horde is faster, soon they're right on your heels bearing down on you. As you're quickly overwhelmed... the timer beeps. Okay what round is it? Did we lose? This podcast is all about boardgames and this week we are featuring Project: ELITE. The tense and exciting real-time dice rolling action game rereleased from CMON Limited, but did it impress or crumble under the hordes of aliens? Find out on this episode of the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, also covered games are, 0:55 Recently Played: Innovation 3:39 A War of Whispers 9:13 Balderdash 14:04 Feature Game: Project: ELITE If you have any questions or want to tell us what you think of Project: ELITE you can reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Always happy to hear from you! Shoutout to our listeners from Oregon. Thank you so much for listening!
29:35
April 12, 2021
Podcast 30: New Players, and Should You Go Easy On Them?
You just taught your friend the game. You're in a couple rounds and they're pulling ahead of you in points, and you know you could change that. But should you? This podcast is all about boardgames and getting new people to play them. We also talk about, 0:37 Recent Plays: Ethnos 1:51 Champions of Midgard and the Valhalla Expansion 6:03 Innovation 7:21 Topic: New Players, and Should You Go Easy On Them? Let us know what you think of going easy on new players, or any tips for teaching games that you have at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our English listeners! We think this is a bloody good one. Thank you so much for listening.
21:40
April 5, 2021
Podcast 29: Tidal Blades
As the great sea monster surges toward your island, you stand firm. Casting an eye to your surroundings you see the ancient blue turtle watching, judging. Great, now you'll have to defeat this monster and look good doing it... Just what you've been waiting for. This podcast is all about boardgames and this week we are featuring the recent release Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef. The bright and blue game from Tim and Ben Eisner, but did it impress or crash under the waves? Find out on this episode of the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, also covered games include, 0:41 Recently Played: Modern Art, Sushi Go Party and Taverns of Tiefenthal. 3:00 Feature Game: Tidal Blades If you have any questions or want to tell us what you think of Tidal Blades you can reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Always happy to hear from you! Shoutout to our listeners from Australia. You're all right beauties for listening. Thank you so much for listening!
29:28
March 29, 2021
Podcast 28: Reiner Knizia Month Conclusion
Welcome to the final part of Reiner Knizia Month! We're done (for now) covering games by prolific boardgame designer, Reiner Knizia. But what did we learn about his work? Did his work live up to the hype? What did we learn from his games?  Listen in to find out. We also talk about, 0:49 Clank! and The Quest for El Dorado 1:44 Feature Topic: Reiner Knizia Month conclusion Let us know what you think of the Doctor, his games, and our conclusions. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Michigan listeners! Thank you so much for listening Michiganders.
19:30
March 22, 2021
Podcast 27: The Quest for El Dorado and Modern Art - Reiner Knizia Month Pt. 3
Welcome to the third part of Reiner Knizia Month! We are super excited to be diving into some of the games by the very prolific boardgame designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia. Listen in to hear our very opposing thoughts of these two games, The Quest for El Dorado and Modern Art! 1:31 Reiner Knizia Designer Month Intro 2:19 The Quest for El Dorado 21:04 Modern Art Let us know what you think of our choice of Dr. Knizia's games, and your thought on our thoughts haha. We would love to hear from you. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our listeners from Ontario! Hello easterly neighbors! Thank you so very much for listening!
32:12
March 15, 2021
Podcast 26: Blue Lagoon and Yellow & Yangtze - Reiner Knizia Month Pt. 2
Welcome to the second part of Reiner Knizia Month! We are super excited to be diving into some of the games by the very prolific boardgame designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia. Listen in to hear what we think of these two chromatic greats, Blue Lagoon and Yellow & Yangtze! 1:45 Reiner Knizia Designer Month Intro 3:03 Blue Lagoon 14:53 Yellow & Yangtze Let us know what you think of our choice of Dr. Knizia's games, and what you think of these ones. We appreciate all your input and would love to hear from you all. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our fellow British Columbians! B.C. where most people use the acronym because no one wants to spell it. Thank you so very much for listening!
31:49
March 8, 2021
Podcast 25: Lost Cities and Battle Line - Reiner Knizia Month Pt. 1
Welcome to part one of Reiner Knizia Month! This is the first episode of the second part of a series focusing on big name boardgame designers and some of gaming greatest games. We are super excited to be diving into some of the games by the very prolific boardgame designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia.  Check it out to hear what we think of the first couple of his many games that we'll be covering, Lost Cities: The Boardgame and Battle Line! 0:44 Recently Played Games: Quacks of Quedlinburg 1:18 Recently Played Games: Project Elite 5:25 Reiner Knizia Designer Month Intro 11:28 Lost Cities: The Boardgame 20:19 Battle Line Let us know what you think of our choice of Dr. Knizia's games so far, and what you think of these games. We appreciate all your input and would love to hear from you all. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our fellow Canadians! God I could go for a double-double from Timmies, couldn't you? Thank you so very much for listening.
30:28
March 1, 2021
Podcast 24: Art in Games
This piece is a lovely modernist piece that covers the topic of art and evokes the feeling of a discussion. Notice how they've used the medium to their advantage, incorporating multiple voicings and really made use of the negative space created by having no visuals. This podcast is about boardgames and the art that fills and illustrates them. We are joined by the lovely Caitlin as we also talk about, 0:50 Patchwork 1:24 Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza 5:28 Tease for upcoming topic 6:14 Topic: Art in Games Let us know what you think of art in games at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Virginian listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
40:58
February 22, 2021
Podcast 23: An Excess of Skeleton
As the mighty tyrant lumbers toward you, you gulp nervously. You and your fellow gearlocs hold fast and prepare for battle, but you can't help but wonder. Are you prepared enough? And most importantly, did you bring enough dice?! This podcast is all about boardgames and this week we are featuring Too Many Bones. The plastic laden adventure epic from Chip Theory Games, but will this game roll high or crumple under it's own weight? Find out on this episode of the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast, also (briefly) covered games include, 1:05 Recently Played: Taverns of Tiefenthal, Dominion, War Chest, Jaipur, Air Land & Sea. 2:00 Feature Game: Too Many Bones Tell me what you think of Too Many Bones or other Chip Theory Games games at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Always happy to hear from you! Shoutout to our listeners from Nebraska. Yes you Nebraskans. Thank you so much for listening!
34:10
February 15, 2021
Podcast 22: THE TEACH
Alright, so what we have here is a podcast called Meeple in a Gamestack that is all about boardgames covering specific games and boardgaming topics. What we're going to be doing is listening to this episode covering teaching games and rules explanations. You earn points by listening all the way to the end, and you win if you find it entertaining or helpful. Got all that? Alright any questions? This podcast is about boardgames and teaching board games to people. We are joined by the lovely Caitlin as we also talk about, 0:28 Caitlin Introduction and her top 5 update 2:35 What we've been playing recently: Kulami  3:02 Fox in the Forest 3:20 Dominion 4:37 Arboretum  8:49 A War of Whispers 22:48 Topic: Teaching Games Let me know if you have advice for teaching games at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Texan listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
48:09
February 8, 2021
Podcast 21: Uwe Rosenberg Month Conclusion
Welcome to the final part of Uwe Rosenberg Month! We're done (for now) covering games by accomplished boardgame designer, Uwe Rosenberg. But did we like his games? What did we learn about his games? Did his work live up to the hype? You'll just have to listen to find out. We also talk about, 1:14 Air, Land, and Sea 6:14 Feature Topic: Uwe Rosenberg Month conclusion Let us know what you think of Uwe Rosenberg, and his games. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Washington listeners! Hello southerly neighbhors. Thank you so much for listening.
25:56
February 1, 2021
Podcast 20: Just South of Flakstad - Uwe Rosenberg Month Pt. 3
Welcome to the third part of Uwe Rosenberg Month! We're pumped to be covering more games by accomplished boardgame designer, Uwe Rosenberg. Check it out to hear what we think of a well regarded game, Nusfjord! We also cover, 0:56 War Chest: Nobility 6:18 Uwe Rosenberg Month intro 7:33 Nusfjord Let us know what you think of this game, or other Uwe Rosenberg games you would like to see covered. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Ohio listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
32:04
January 25, 2021
Podcast 19: A Brunch for Loki - Uwe Rosenberg Month Pt. 2
Welcome to the second part of Uwe Rosenberg Month! We're excited to be covering games by accomplished boardgame designer, Uwe Rosenberg. Listen in to hear what we think of what is quite possibly his very best game, A Feast for Odin! Some other games covered are 0:55 Bärenpark 4:22 Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza 8:15 Clank! Adventuring Party 13:19 Designer Month Intro & Rescheduling 16:16 A Feast for Odin Let us know what you think of this series, this designer, or these classic boardgames. We appreciate all your input and would love to hear from you all. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our New York listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
48:41
January 18, 2021
Podcast 18: Quilt Farmers - Uwe Rosenberg Month Pt. 1
Welcome to part one of Uwe Rosenberg Month! This is the first episode of the first part of a series focusing on big name boardgame designers. Firstly (so many firsts) we're very excited to be covering some of the games by accomplished boardgame designer, Uwe Rosenberg.  Tune in to hear what we think of the first couple of his games that we'll be covering,  some of boardgamings greats Agricola and Patchwork! 1:17 Recently Played Games: Res Arcana 5:10 Recently Played Games Quick Fire Round Up: Kulami, Legend of the Five Rings, Ethnos, and Cartographers 7:31 Designer Month Intro 10:35 Agricola 22:43 Patchwork Let us know what you think of this series, this designer, or these classic boardgames. We appreciate all your input and would love to hear from you all. Reach us at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Illinois listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
30:16
January 11, 2021
Podcast 17: Rolls and Records
Ever thought you won the last time you played that boardgame? Ever thought you played that one the most? or thought you won more often than that? Well maybe it's time you kept track, and knew the answers to those questions for sure. This podcast is about boardgames and keeping track of your stats when you play them. Some games covered include, 1:58 What I've been playing recently catch-up featuring Kulami, Ice Team, War Chest, Cairn, Rack-O, Quacks of Quedlinburg, Champions of Midgard, and Taverns of Tiefenthal 5:29 A Fake Artist goes to New York 9:10 Cartographers 11:32 In the Hall of the Mountain King 14:13 Unmatched: Cobble and Fog 18:38 Topic: Tracking Stats Let me know what you think of tracking stats at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to our Polish listeners! Thank you so much for listening.
35:35
January 4, 2021
Podcast 16: 2020 the Year in Review and the Future
Happy New Year everyone! The end of the year is a time for looking back and looking forward. Join us on this episode as we reflect on how this year has gone for us, for the podcast, and for boardgames in general. As well, we'll talk about some plans for the new year and what goals we hope to achieve.   Surely you'll bring your games out and surely I'll bring mine we'll play a stack o'boardgames yet,  and speak of days of auld lang syne. Tell us about your resolutions at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Happy New Year! Stay safe and thank you so much for listening!
28:08
December 28, 2020
Podcast 15: 2020 Top 30 Part III
It's finally here! It's the Meeple in a Gamestack annual Top 30 games! This podcast is the finale of our top 30 games, covering games 10-1. The games we think are the best ever. It's cold outside so stay inside stay warm and listen in to see what we think and hear if your favourites have made the top of the list. Send me your top 10s at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Happy Holidays! Stay safe! Thank you so much for listening!
56:03
December 21, 2020
Podcast 14: 2020 Top 30 Part II
It's here again. It's the Meeple in a Gamestack annual Top 30 games! This podcast is the continuation of our top 30 games, covering games 20-11. It's cold outside so grab a blanket snuggle up and listen in to see what we think and hear if your favourites have made it this far. Tell me if you enjoyed the podcast at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Happy Holidays! Stay safe! Thank you so much for listening!
40:19
December 14, 2020
Podcast 13: 2020 Top 30 Part I
It's time. IT'S HERE. It's the Meeple in a Gamestack annual Top 30 games! This podcast is the start of our top 30 games, covering games 30-21. It's cold outside so pour a mug of something hot and listen in to see what we think and hear if your favourites are on the list. Tell me if you agree or disagree at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Happy Holidays! Stay safe! Thank you so much for listening!
32:30
December 7, 2020
Podcast 12: Holiday Chest
Happy Holidays everyone! We know we're a little early but hopefully this podcast can help you have some good times over this upcoming holiday season. You'll hear some great ideas for gifts and games to play within your bubble. This podcast is about holiday board games, and how to have fun with family and loved ones this season. War Chest is the feature game, other games discussed are 0:45 Ice Team 4:40 Topic: Holiday Games 5:26 The Meeple in a Gamestack Holiday Stocking Stuffer Games Guide 14:31 Feature Game: War Chest Send us your seasons greetings at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Be safe, stay warm, and have a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much for listening!
30:03
November 30, 2020
Podcast 11: Losing the Mind
Finally tallying up the points, you knew you could do it this time. You killed it three turns ago.  It was all planned out in your mind. You can't wait to wipe that smug look of their face and ... you've lost. This podcast is all about losing in boardgames and how to do it well. The Mind is the feature game, other games covered are 0:55 Cairn 6:30 Barenpark 10:00 Topic: Losing 13:57 Feature Game: The Mind Tell me your greatest loses at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to you specifically! Thank you so much for listening!
23:20
November 23, 2020
Podcast 10: Painting a Galaxy of Stars
**Due to an error on my part, this podcast has some minor audio issues. Sorry about that, I hope you can still enjoy.** Do all your board game miniatures seem just too... grey? Are you looking for a new hobby and a way to relax? Then painting minatures and this podcast might be for you! This podcast is about painting minatures both as a hobby and for boardgames. Star Wars Imperial Assault is the feature game, other games discussed are 1:09 Jaipur 5:18 Cockroach Poker 9:47 Topic: Painting Minatures 30:58 Feature Game: Star Wars Imperial Assault Complain to me at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my Kiwi Listeners! Thank you so much for listening!
46:22
November 16, 2020
Podcast 9: Analysis Paralysis and Marbles
Everyone eyes are on you, as you start to sweat. You can't do that, but how could you do that either? Both of those options are okay but is this one better? Your head pounds as the minutes pass. You can't make a decision. It's happened. Analysis Paralysis, the only cure.... listening to this podcast? Maybe? This podcast is about Analysis Paralysis and how to avoid it, and we are joined by our lovely guest Caitlin. Kulami is the feature game, other games discussed are 2:17 Unearth 11:14 Racko 16:35 Topic: Analysis Paralysis 30:15 Feature Game: Kulami Talk to me at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my German Listeners! Danke ein grossen schoen and thank you so much for listening!
42:05
November 9, 2020
Podcast 8: Champions of Player Counts
You see the beast off the bow of your longship, and contemplate how many are needed to slay it. Too few and your warriors will fail, but too many will spoil the experience. You just need to find that ideal amount, that ideal...  Player count! This podcast is about player scaling and ideal player counts for boardgames. The legendary Champions of Midgard is the feature game, other games covered are 1:25 The boardgame I've been most wrong about ever 9:47 Topic: Player Scaling and Ideal Player Counts 19:30 Feature Game: Champions of Midgard Chat with me https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my Irish Listeners! Cheers and thank you so much for listening!
29:12
November 2, 2020
Podcast 7: The Halloween Special
Darkness falls across the land, the last turn is close at hand. Meeples crawl in search of blood, to terrorize your neighborhood. And whomsoever shall be found, without the soul for gaming down. Must stand and face the hounds of hell, and rot inside a cardboard shell. Muahaha!  This podcast is about spooky games to play with family and friends this Halloween. So venture within if you're daring enough to find out what haunted games lurk inside this podcast. You'll have to uncover these mysterious games yourself this episode! 1:58 The unspeakable horror envelopes you.... 7:14 You're haunted and betrayed.... 10:45 You're visited by a specter.... 15:50 The beasts hunt you.... Contact me via ritual at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to mylisteners from the UK! Thanks so much for listening! and a Happy Halloween to everyone!
25:22
October 26, 2020
Podcast 6: Finding your Meeples
You search the skull strewn and blasted wasteland, seaching through houses on the hills and tiny towns everywhere for ... people to play boardgames with of course! This podcast is about finding people to play boardgames with, with Skull as the feature game. Also covered are 0:48 Betrayal at House on the Hill 3:38 Tiny Towns 7:58 Topic: Finding people to play games with 20:15 Feature Game: Skull Talk to me on https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my American Listeners! Thank you so much for listening!
28:40
October 19, 2020
Podcast 5: Solo Quest
One is the lonliest shopping you'll ever doooooooo, sometiiiiiiiiimes you can get two for one, buying adventuring gear and playing solo games for fuuu-uuuunnnn. This podcast covers solo gaming in a time when we may need it more than ever. The feature game is Bargain Quest, other games talked about are, 0:30 We go off script for Bargain Quest 5:50 Topic: Solo Gaming 10:10 Star Wars: Imperial Assault 12:15 Gloomhaven 16:40 Taverns of Teifenthal 18:39 Bargain Quest: Solo Mode Reach me at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my international listeners, thanks so much for listening!
23:23
October 12, 2020
Podcast 4: Everyone Remembers their First... Games
Your first ones may be legendary. They may be a battle. They may even be unmatched in their design, but everyone remembers their first games.  On todays podcast we talk about the ones that started it all, and a bit about my boardgaming history. With the feature game being Unmatched: Battle of Legends, other games covered are, 0:46 Clank! 3:05 Taverns of Tiefenthal 4:38 Topic: First Boardgames 17:45 Feature Game: Unmatched: Battle of Legends Share your stories with at https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Thanks again for listening!
23:59
October 5, 2020
Podcast 3: A Dynamic Group of Forest Foxes
Have you been outfoxed by your gaming group? Do you wonder how to make your group dynamics more ... dynamic. Well lucky you! You've come to the right place as we talk about all that and boardgames! On this podcast we're joined by the lovely Caitlin, as we talk about navigating the dense forests of group dynamics. The feature game is Fox in the Forest, other games we talk about are 0:40 Caitlin's Favourite 5 Games 13:46 The Mind 18:08 Clank! 41:08 Feature Game: Fox in the Forest Reach out on https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com!
54:27
September 28, 2020
Podcast 2: Boardgaming Jargon
When you first pick up a new hobby part of the learning process is picking up all the lingo. Well hop on to this rocket as we launch you up the learning curve and explain the common boardgaming jargon. This podcast is about gaming terms, and what they mean. The feature game today is King of New York, and other covered games are:  0:57 Bargain Quest 2:35 Unmatched: Battle of Legends 7:35 Quacks of Quedlinburg 55:50 King of New York Reach out on https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com. Let me know if you know what vernacular means! Thanks so much for listening!
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September 21, 2020
Podcast 1: Do you wanna play some boardgames?
The very first official podcast! Come with me through this gateway into a strange dominion of cardboard and little wooden people. Where we quest through rulesets and turn orders, to reach the fun before everyone gets too bored. This introductory podcast is about gateway games and introducing people to boardgames, with dominion as the feature game. Also talked about are other games such as 0:57 Quacks of Quedlinburg 3:24 Skull 5:12 Taverns of Teifenthal 8:58 Sushi Go Party 16:12 Werewolf (Ultimate Werewolf) 22:34 Champions of Midgard 26:50 Dominion Reach out on https://twitter.com/meeplegamestack or at meepleinagamestack@gmail.com Shoutout to my mom for listening! 
35:35
September 14, 2020
Podcast #0: Introduction
An introduction episode to the Meeple in a Gamestack podcast. Covering the who, what, and why of the podcast, as well as giving you an introduction to your host (me! Mitch Brown).
25:59
September 7, 2020