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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

Dec 26, 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: Everdell (Starling Games), Fist of Dragonstones: Tavern Edition (Stronghold Games), and Trapwords (Czech Games Edition)

Then they discuss board game and video game collectors editions: what they like, don't like, and if they are worth it...they run through a play-through of the game Unpub: The unpublished/published card game...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Guild Wars 2, Destiny 2, Katy Perry in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Fortnite being sued over dances, Metal Gear Solid Board game, Clank! Legacy

Dec 4, 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: Wasteland Express Delivery Service (Pandasaurus Games), Jorvik (Stronghold Games) and Luna (Tasty Minstrel Games)

Then they discuss all things playmats for CCGs and Board games; what are their favorites, are they necessary, what should you look for in a playmat, run through two Top 5 lists for Holiday Gifts, one for board games and one for everything else...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Black Friday, Fireball Island, Destiny 2, Token Punch Lunch, Portal Games Loot Box, The Game Changers, Metal on Kickstarter

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

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