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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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Jul 16, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Arraial (MEBO + Pandasaurus Games), One Key (Libellud), and Heaven & Ale (Eggertspiele)

Next, the team goes through multiple Top 5 gaming components lists for Wood, plastic and custom dice,
run through a Podcast Playthrough of the Intervention party game "We Need To Talk" (Smirk & Laughter Games)...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Dwellings of Eldervale Kickstarter, Dice Tower awards, Walking Dead Comic ends, Monopoly Overwatch, Mario 64, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Jun 30, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host Eric Ledford, begin the show with first impressions for the board games:  Noctiluca (Z-Man Games), Brass: Birmingham (Roxley), and Shobu (Smirk & Laughter Games)

Next, they recap their trip to Origins 2019 game fair and talk about their experiences attending the con and being members of the press,
run through their Top 5 favorite board game components...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions, Middara kickstarter, Monster Hunter movie, Indianapolis Childrens Museum, Tzaar, Punct, We’re doomed, Finger guns at high noon, Illusion, Second chance, The big score, Rum fight or die reloaded, Dungeon academy

Jun 10, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Steampunk Rally (Roxley Games), Alhambra (Queen Games), and Wildlands (Osprey Games)

Next, they discuss luck in board games, from dice to cards, mitigation to perfect knowledge; how much luck is too much luck?
Play a TV game show style game testing their knowledge of board game rankings...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward, Gamegenic Ingenious Supplies, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Apple Watch

May 29, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: The Thing (USAopoly), The Faceless (Alter Ego Games), and Lifeboat (Gorilla Games)

The group talks about the boardgamegeek pre-order system that's starting with conventions, Origins 2019 is just around the corner, so the group goes through tons of games that they are excited to check out at the con...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Tetris 99, Skyrim Miniatures game, Spiel Des Jahres 2019 nominees, Boardgamegeek Pre-orders, Riot Quest by Privateer Press, Inside Out, Tabletopia, John Wick, Vegas Pro Edit 15

May 15, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Council of Blackthorn (Great Northern Games), Ticket to Ride: New York (Days of Wonder), and Wingspan (Stonemaier Games)

Then the group discuss if a board game can be too balanced,
give you their top 5 youtube channels / topics that they binge watch...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Diablo 3, Solo a Star Wars Story, Origins game fair, Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, modular boards for Scythe, Seasons of Inis expansion

Apr 30, 2019

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:  Not Alone (Geek Attitude Games), Sagrada (Floodgate Games), and Dreamscape (Slyex)

Two games go INTO THE PIT but only one comes out alive! In this episode we have Roll Player VS Sagrada,
the crew go through their Top 5 Youtube rabbit holes...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Star Wars IX, Origins game fair math trade, God of War card game, Mario Odyssey, Diablo 3, Kingdom Death Monster, Fanatical bundles

Apr 15, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), Co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and special local guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Room 25 (Matagot), Lift it! (USAopoly), and Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done (Tasty Minstrel Games)

Then they recap their visit to the LexiCon 2019 gaming convention,
run through their Top 5 coop video games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Kingdom Death Monster, Mario Odyssey, Borderlands 3, Unearth expansion, Game of Thrones, March of the Ants kickstarter

Mar 25, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), Co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and special local guest George Breden begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Papua (Devir Games), In the Name of Odin (NSKN Games), and Shadows over Camelot with the Merlin's Company expansion (Days of Wonder)

Then they discuss house rules in board games, which ones are good, which ones are too much, do they generally like or dislike them, etc,
run through their Top 5 board games that they would live in (and why)...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Dune reprint, Above Board TV series, LEGO brand slippers, Google Stadia, Shards of Infinity, Tabletop Simulator, Destiny 2, Mario Odyssey

Mar 11, 2019

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: The Mind (Pandasaurus Games), Nut So Fast (Smirk & Laughter Games), and Champions of Hara (Greenbrier Games)

Then they go through their Top 5 Video Game Pet Peeves,
play through the classic game Crack The Case in this rendition of Podcast Playthrough...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Mario Odyssey, Dead Last, Tumblin' Dice, Halo, Volition card game, Funko pop board games, black lotus sells for $160k

Feb 22, 2019

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: When I Dream (Asmodee Editions), Modern Art (CMON), and Nemesis (Awaken Realms)

After that they introduce a new segment called "Into The Pit!" where they pit two similar games against each other and see which comes out on top. This episode pits Rock Paper Wizard vs Cash N Guns 2nd edition. Then they talk about their Top 5 board game pet peeves...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Warmachine, Privateer Press, Tetris 99, Destiny 2, Roll Player exp, Tiny Epic Tactics, Keyforge Age of Ascension, Stranger Things Dungeons and Dragons, Samsung Fold phone

Feb 5, 2019

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: Barenpark (Mayfair Games, Lookout Games), Dale of Merchants (Fullcap Games), and Treasure Island (Matagot)

After that they gang gives tips and tricks on how to board game on a budget, they run through their Top 5 favorite board game expansions...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Nintendo Switch, Round1, Main Event, Dice Tower Kickstarter 2019, Castles of Burgundy reprint, Yokahama Duel, Food Chain Magnate expansions, Century A New World, Imperial Settlers Roll and Write

Jan 14, 2019

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: Concordia (Rio Grande Games), Inis (Asmodee), and Warmachine (Privateer Press)

After that they give their year in review of 2018 for board games - surprises, disappointments, favorites, etc, go through their top five 2018 board game releases, experience the Jelly Belly jellybean challenge...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Nintendo Switch, Thrown Kickstarter, Christian T. Petersen leaves Fantasy Flight Games

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