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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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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!

Mar 22, 2017

We have a contest going on!!!  Please listen to the beginning of the show for details and how to enter!

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with board game first impressions for Trickerion, Tzolk'in and it's expansion Tribes & Prophecies, Dead Man's Draw, and Rattus with the Pied Piper Expansion.  Next they discuss component quality in board games, give their thoughts on Boardgamegeek.com's Golden Geek awards of 2016, see what's up and coming with the Gama Trade Show 2017 coverage, and finish off the episode with their top 5 favorite RPGs!

Mar 7, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with board game first impressions for Rattus, Disc Duelers, Suttakku, Can't Stop and Can't Stop Rolling Down the Highway. Then they debate if its annoying to have multiple draw piles to choose from, discuss how far is too far when a game "borrows" mechanisms, summon their inner childhood as they talk about the launch of the Nintendo Switch, run through the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius 2.0 update, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 favorite Actors!

 

Feb 22, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear are joined by Roy Cannaday from the Epic Gaming Night podcast!  They start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for 7 Wonders with the Cities and Leaders expansions, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Ticket To Ride Asia (Teams), and the Final Fantasy TCG.  Next they have a small interview with Roy where they ask him all his deepest secrets, discuss if bands really do "sell out" or not, and finish up the episode with their Top 5 favorite shows/concerts!

Feb 8, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for Sons of Anarchy, Samurai Sword, Battle cruisers, and Dreamblade.  Next they vent their frustrations over board games that come missing pieces, discus Game Informer's Top 2016 board games, talk boy bands in their Final Fantasy XV (15) review, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 funniest ways board games determine starting player!

Jan 27, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for Kingdom Builder, Oracle of Delphi, World's Fair 1893, and The Shadow Over Westminster.  Next they are joined by board game designer Steve Avery (designer of Nothing Personal, TaDa) to talk about his newest games coming out, discuss if they bother with story introduction to board games, talk about their picks for the newest Monoply pieces, and end the show with their top 5 things they would do with a million dollars!

Jan 10, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for PitchCar, Stack Attack, Tyrants of the Underdark, and Orcs Orcs Orcs.  Next they vent their frustrations about board game inserts that cannot hold sleeved cards, share their thoughts on Ariana Grande joining the lineup of characters in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, talk about their impressions so far as they play through Final Fantasy 15, give their feelings about Star Wars Rogue One, and finally end the episode with their Top 5 Final Fantasy characters!

Dec 28, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Mage Knight The Board Game, Vineta, Two Rooms and a Boom, Happy Salmon, and Doctor Panic.  Next, they rant about game expansions that replace core games components, dicuss Twitch and live stream "Swatting", debate the pros and cons between linear and open world video games, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 favorite Actresses!

Dec 15, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Manhatten Project, Trains: Rising Sun, Medieval Academy and HomeStretch.  Next, they talk about a small game on kickstarter called Kingdom Death Monster v1.5, Pokemon Go business partnerships, Does winning or losing affect your opinion of a game?, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 Places to eat!

Nov 23, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Mennonite Manners, Lost Cities, The Voyages of Marco Polo, and The game of 49. Next, they discuss proper spoiler etiquette, toys inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame, the first board gaming table ever: the Playtable, and finish off the episode with their top 5 favorite cereals!

 

Nov 7, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Space Cadets Dice Duel, Captain Sonar, Ultimate Warriorz, Reverse Charades, and The witcher Adventure Board game. Next, they discuss the dreaded 1% of game design "rich get richer", their feelings on freemium games, talk about why people should stop complaining about legacy style games, finding boardgames in their Chic-Fil-A meals, and finish off the episode with their top 5 games to play at a party!

Oct 26, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Smugglers, Salvation Road, Mogul, and Chicago Express.  After that, they address Alex Trebek calling nerds losers, give their thoughts about the Nintendo Switch trailer, talk about what excited them from Essen 2016 game fair, and finish off the episode with their top 5 candies just in time for Halloween!

Oct 11, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode with a few board game first impressions for Fairy Tale, Dragonwood, Nations and Adventure Land.  Then, they talk about games that Donald Trump thinks fired other games, is there over saturation in the board game market?, how to deal with peoples disapproval of your hobby, and finish the episode with their top 5 Horror movies.

Sep 28, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions: Bloodborne: The Card Game, Ta-Da, Grimslingers, and Arboretum.  Then they talk about the iOS and Android game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, give their first review - Pokemon Go, discuss "full disclosure" for board game reviewers, and finish the episode off with their Top 5 Arcade Machine games!

Sep 13, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start off with some board game first impressions for The Battle at Kemble's Cascade, Trans America, Rattle Bones, Arcane Academy, and March of the Ants. Then discuss if its helpful or annoying when someone gives advice for a game they aren't even playing, talk about their fantasy football draft picks... for realz, give you tips on starting your own band so that one day it may even make it out of the garage, and finish up the episode with their top 5 bromances
...and much more!

Aug 30, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start off with first impressions of Mystic Vale, Fantahzee, Quadropolis, Ice Cool and Star Wars Destiny. Then discuss how it annoys them when people move their pieces, recap their fantastical adventures of Gen Con 2016, and end the episode with their top 5 fantasy weapons so you guys can argue about it later...and much more!

Aug 15, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear discuss why you should or shouldn't let someone win a game, complain about our burning calves in our TOPIC: Pokemon Go PART DEUX, and we discuss if our tears are happy or sad about the upcoming Nintendo Classic Mini...and much more!

Jul 25, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear discuss POKEMON GO, walk you through our recap of Dice Tower Con 2016, and chat with girly excitement and anticipation about Gencon, and much more!

Jul 25, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear discuss POKEMON GO, walk you through our recap of Dice Tower Con 2016, and chat with girly excitement and anticipation about Gencon, and much more!

Jul 5, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear discuss using the term mechanic and mechanics in board games, recap their experiences from Origins 2016
game fair, and put Origins and Gencon in the ring to see who they believe comes out on top ...and much more!

Jun 28, 2016

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear are joined by special guests Brian Jennette and Chris Bensing from the metal band "Morning Augment" to talk about random things!

Jun 27, 2016

Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear discuss their annoyances with unclear rulebooks, should you know who designed the games you play, and an interview with special quest Steve Avery (Nothing Personal), and much more!

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