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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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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

Nov 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: Folklore The Affliction (Greenbrier Games), Shadowscape (NSKN Games), and Black Gold (Fantasy Flight Games).

Next they voice their opinions on holding grudges from one game to the next, discuss the loot box controversies going on in video games such as Star Wars Battlefront II and Counter Strike GO, give their Top 5 on-screen Villians...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Alchemist Code, Lineage 2 Revolution, Raw Data, Smite, Rick and Morty, Halo, Left for Dead, Cards Against Humanity, 7 Wonders App

Nov 15, 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: Super Motherload (Roxley), Farlight (Game Salute), and Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men expansion (Arcane Wonders).

Next they talk about combat resolution methods in games - the good, the bad, and the ugly - Then discuss if you need to buy every expansion to a game, and finish off the episode with a surprise topic!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Playstation VR, Raw Data, VR Worlds, Privateer Press, Humble Bundle, boardgamefinder.net, Folklore, FF15 Monster of the Deep, GameStop Rentals, World of Warcraft Classic.

Oct 31, 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: Klondike Rush (Red Raven Games), Cutthroat Kingdoms (Alderac Entertainment Group), and Kingdomino (Blue Orange Games).

Next they discuss if they would rather have a digital or physical copy of a game/CD/Movie, give their list of anticipated games coming out at Essen Spiel 2017, and finish off the show with their Top 5 Scary Video games - just in time for Halloween!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Game Toppers, Playstation VR, Halloween, Crusaders of Light, Polygon Dice Tower article, Microsoft Kinect, Wizkids and Games Workshop, mini playstation 4 game pad.

Oct 18, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Unearth by Brotherwise Games, Paramedics Clear by Smirk & Dagger, and H.I.D.E by Mayday Games.

Next they give their kickstarter preview for Coma Ward by Everything Epic Games, dicuss if FLGSs are important to the gaming hobby and if they are needed to survive, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 console accessories!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Dragon Project, Dragon's Dogma, Borderlands Humble Bundle, Smash Up on iOS

Oct 3, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Vengeance by Mighty Boards, Super Mario: Level Up! by USAopoly, and World Championship Russian Roulette by Tuesday Knight Games.

Next they talk about why paper money is the greatest board game component ever created, discuss what makes board games and video games replayable, give their top 5 RPG classes to play in video games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Hugh Hefner, NCAA Louisville Basketball scandal, Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter, Specter Ops Broken Covenant, History of the World Z-Man Edition, Lineage 2 Revolution, Dragon's Dogma, King's Knight, Middle Earth Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein 2, Assassin's Creed Origins.

Sep 21, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Go Nuts for Donuts (Gamewright), Lifeboats (Z-Man Games), Joraku (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games).

Next they give some tips and tricks on how to organize your board games, review and discuss their opinions on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Talk about some Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, finish off the show with their Top 5 Games they wished they have played....
...and much more!!!

Sep 7, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  Adrenaline (Czech Games Edition), Century: Golem Edition (Plan B Games), Kingdomino (Blue Orange), and Tiny Epic Quest (Gamelyn Games).

Next they talk about their recap and experiences at the historic 50th anniversary of GenCon 2017, discuss their reasons on why people purchase games at conventions, go through their Top 5 un-popular opinions about GenCon....

...and much more!

Aug 19, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear are joined by guests Eric Ledford and Jason Coeyman live (posted just after recording) at Gencon 50!!!!  They talk about random stuff that has happened at the con, new games that they have played and more!  Covering days Thursday and Friday.

Aug 9, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  Straw (AEG), Shadow Hunters (Z-man Games), Dragon Punch (Level 99 Games), and Game of Thrones: Hand of the King (Fantasy Flight Games).
Then they give a kickstarter preview for Greenbriar Games "Champions of Hara" coming soon! Talk about the controversy surrounding Fandomfest 2017 in Louisville Kentucky, give their thoughts on the current events and Veritas characters in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 disappointing convention moments...
...and much more!

Jul 27, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Trieste, Parade, Rumble In The House, and Dungeon Busters.
Then they discuss their excitement for the new Atari console (the Ataribox), talk about their GenCon 2017 Math Trade Results, preview the games that will make their debut at GenCon 2017, and finally finish off the episode with their Top 5 Outdoor Activities!
...and much more!

Jul 13, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: 7 Wonders Duel, Spoils of War, Agricola Family Edition, and Skyward.
Then they get all angry with elitist gamers, discuss the great GenCon 2017 Math Trade debacle, give their thoughts on used board/video game prices, become super nostalgic when going through the SNES Classic games list, sprinkle in a small conversation about Final Fantasy Brave Exvius's current events, and cap the episode off with their Top 5 Disney Movies!
...and much more!!!

Jun 30, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Brutal Kingdom, Costa Rica, Mino & Tauri, and Wereword. Next they discuss the changes and updates to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius 2.2 update and 1 year anniversary, recap their experiences at the Origins Game Fair 2017, cap the show off with their Top 5 disappointing board games ....and much more!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

Jun 15, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: High Tide, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Battle Masters, and Edo.  Then Tim and Eric talk about their Origins Math Trade results, Matt talks the Walking Dead with his experiences at Walker Stalker Con in Nashville TN, the group discusses the latest events and raids in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and wrap up the show with their Top 5 favorite Board game Mechanisms!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

May 30, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Imhotep, Last Night On Earth, Touria, and Claim It! Next they discuss what board games would work well during speed dating, talk about the nominees for the 2016 Dice Tower Awards and give their predictions, recap their experiences at the Lexicon 2016 gaming convention, give their Top 5 Road Trip Snacks, and much more!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

May 3, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Mage Wars Arena (2v2 and domination mode), Greed, Star Trek Panic, and Quarto. Next they discuss the annoyances of player elimination in board games, give an actual review of the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius instead of just talking about it all the time, since convention seaon is coming into full swing they give you their top 5 things to do at conventions... and much more!

Apr 17, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  A Firstful of Dinero, Summoner Wars (Teams: 2v2), Patrician, and Liar's Dice.  Next they discuss the importance of first impressions when it comes to games, their feelings about "grinding" in video games, share their answers for a board game motivation profile, quietly laugh behind their DM screen as United airlines botches their PR saving throw, and finish the episode off with their Top 5 video game Easter eggs!

Apr 4, 2017

1 Year Anniversary show!  Listen to join our contest to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games Roll Player, Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game, Rise of Augustus, and Nothing Personal.  Next they talk about why you should or shouldn't concede a game, discuss ways to enhance your tournament experience, show Matt what "Fight Club" is all about, and finish the show off with things that make them scream like babies in their Top 5 Fears list, and much more!

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