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MeepleCore podcast

MeepleCore is a bi-weekly podcast/videocast about board games, video games, music, and nerd culture. The audio version of this podcast can be found on iTunes and other podcast locations. Visit www.meeplecore.com for more info, like us on Facebook.com/MeepleCore, and follow us on twitter @meeplecore. Feel free to email us questions and comments at meeplecore@gmail.com
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Nov 16, 2018

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 they would like to see in the future...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Reavers of Midgard, Dragon's Dogma, Culling your game collection, Artipia Games cash box stolen at Essen

Nov 1, 2018

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 episode:
Star Ocean Anamnesis, Stardew Valley, Legendary: Venom, Mice and Mystics, Tidal Blades, Titanic

Oct 23, 2018

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 Kills, Venom, Bad Times at El Royale, Overwatch, Star Ocean, Mr Rhee Kickstarter, Castlevania Season 2, Towers of Arkanos kickstarter, Trajan reprint, new version of Nintendo switch coming

Oct 9, 2018

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 more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Castlevania Netflix, Paw Patrol, Tabletop Simulator, Monster Hunter World, Dragalia Lost, Playstation Classic, Wildstar goes offline, TellTale Games closing shop, Horizon Zero Dawn Kickstarter, iPhone XS and XS Max

Sep 7, 2018

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 briefly discussed in this episode:
Cardistry, Queen Essen Games Kickstarter, Dark Domains kickstarter, Quarriors, Between Two Cities of Mad King Ludwig, Monster Hunter World, Louisville Bats baseball, Burt Reynolds

Aug 22, 2018

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, Machi Koro Legacy, Catan, Dark Souls 3 beaten with dance pad, Potion Explosion expansion, Skylands Kickstarter

Aug 6, 2018

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

Jul 24, 2018

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 briefly discussed in this episode:
Planetside 2, Ice Nine Kills, Fallout board game expansion, Overturn, Humble Bundle

Jul 10, 2018

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 more!!!


Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Planetside 2, Dragon's Crown, Dice Tower 2017 awards, Terraforming Mars expansions, GenCon, Death May Die

Jun 28, 2018

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 ending, Elder Scrolls 6, E3, Anthem, Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Resident Evil 2 remake, Beat Saber, Blood and Truth, Bow to Blood, Evasion, Firewall: Zero Hour, 8BITBOX

Jun 12, 2018

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 magazines...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Childish Gambino, O'Shea's Irish Pub, Fallout 76, Louder Than Life, Heroes of Terrinoth, Army of Darkness board game, Bumblebee Movie Trailer

May 29, 2018

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 Super Fight battle!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Yanny or laurel, Keurig, vikingmats.com, asmodee looking to sell, Movie Pass changes, Spiel Des Jahres nominees, Giant Azul, Haba game design contest, Lords of the Rings TV series

May 16, 2018

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 TOPIC!?!!?!!?!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
X-Wing 2nd edition coming from Fantasy Flight Games, Loot N Shoot, Fireball Island, One Week Ultimate Werewolf, AtariVCS, Streets of Steel, Planetside 2, A Quiet Place

May 2, 2018

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 much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
WizKids Fury of Dracula 4th Edition, Nothing Personal Revised Edition, GenCon Event Catalog, Origins Math Trade, Mansions of Madness: Mother's Embrace, Hearthstone,
Planetside 2, Deception

Apr 22, 2018
 

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!

Apr 18, 2018

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 Star Wars universe...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Facebook, Zuckerburg, Lexicon Gaming Convention, Fireball Island, Planetside 2, Dragon's Crown, Gaslands, Joust board game

Apr 6, 2018

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 episode of MeepleCore and discuss what makes a game a classic. Reminisce the past 2 years of the show with their Top 5 MeepleCore top 5 lists...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Katy Perry, Grand Kingdom, Axiom Verge, Street Fighter Miniatures Game, Angry Joe, Star Wars 9, Rising Sun, Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course, Death Note Confrontation, Power Ranger games from Renegade Games, April Playstation Plus

Mar 19, 2018

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 games,
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Underoath, blessthefall, falling in reverse, Grand Kingdom, Axiom Verge, Achaia, Tabletop Simulator, Stephen Hawking, GAMA, Star Wars Last Jedi, Playstation5, Oculus Rift, Mage Knight Ultimate Edition, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past, Werewolf Legacy,

Mar 8, 2018

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 games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Vantablack, Imagine Dragons, Tabletop Simulator, Axiom Verge, Twister, Deadpool, Ticket to Ride, New York Toy fair, Playstation Plus, Batman Gotham City Chronicles kickstarter

Feb 24, 2018

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:  Crosstalk (Nauvoo Games), Karuba (HABA), and Terraforming Mars (Stronghold Games)

After that they crew introduces new comers to the hobby world of board gaming with their top gateway style games, gives some tips and tricks into board gaming and finish off the episode with their Top 5 things to do in Louisville, KY!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Final Fantasy 15 pocket edition, Tabletop Simulator, Parks and Recreation, Unlock games, Louisville

Feb 9, 2018

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:  Raise Your Goblets (CMON), Dogs of War (CMON), and Evolution: The Beginning (North Star Games)

After that they talk about the tactical game Hero Academy 2, discuss weather you should chase those board game promos and exclusives, give their Top 5 TV Channels...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Rules of Survival, Brave Exvius, Finger Driver, Ping Pong, Rambo kickstarter, XIA kickstarter, Forbidden Sky, Playstation Plus, Humble Bundle

Jan 25, 2018

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: Sentient (Renegade Games Studios), Vast (Leder Games), and Grand Austria Hotel (Mayfair Games)

After that they talk about bad color palettes in games and the frustrations they can cause, discuss digital board games and Tabletop Simulator, then finish the show off with a TON of random questions!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Monopoly Cheat Bot, Tiny Epic Zombies kickstarter, Century Golem Edition, Tower of Madness, Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition.

Jan 10, 2018

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: WWE Superstar Showdown (Gale Force 9), Yedo (Pandasaurus Games), and The Rose King (KOSMOS).

After that they talk about their past and present new years resolutions and which ones they completed and failed, Have an in depth discussion about the Playstation VR and its current game library, give their Top 5 board gaming wishes for 2018...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Axiom Verge, Dice Tower Kickstarter 2018, Legacy Scythe expansion, Century Eastern Wonders

Dec 28, 2017

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: Shogun (Queen Games), Thief's Market (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot (Portal Games).

Next they go over their 2017 gaming year and talk about all the games that excited them in one way or another, get in the spirit by having a short Christmas talk, and finish up the episode with their Top 5 Holiday/Family Event games!
...and much more!!!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Iron & Ale, Boundary Break, Raw Data, Trivial Pursuit, Spyfall, Apple iPhone admits throttling older devices, Playstation Store Sale

Dec 13, 2017

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: Manhatten Project: Energy Empire (Minion Games), Battle Kittens (Ultra Pro), and Stop Thief (Restoration Games).

Next they discuss the 7 star units coming to the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, give you some Christmas shopping ideas with a selection of board games, video games and movies, and finish off the show with their Top 5 Childhood Presents!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Alchemist Code, Hardcore Henry, Dragons Dogma, World of Final Fantasy, Toreba Crane game, Rambo Kickstarter, Magic The Gathering Great Designer Search 3

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