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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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Oct 21, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Architects of the West Kingdom (Garphill Games), Ecos: First Continent (Alderac Entertainment Group), and Tash-Kalar (Czech Games Editions / Z-Man Games)

Since they have went through their Top 5 games with plastic and wood components, its time for their Top 5 metal board games (but this can be interpreted many ways), they do a fun game show using Gamewright's Over/Under board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Astro Headsets, Monster Hunter World board games, Token Sesame

Oct 6, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games:  A War of Whispers (Starling Games), Kingswood (25th Century Games), Honga (HABA), and Back to the Future: Back In Time (Funko Games)

There are tons of online conventions this year, the guys discuss the pros and cons, and what they have liked so far about them,
They go over their top 5 favorite abstract board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Among Us, Kentucky Down Under, Star Wars Talisman, Ascension Tactics, GenCon, Origins Game Fair

Sep 10, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford and George Breden go through their Top 20 Board Games of all time!

We want to thank everyone of our listeners for motivating us to keep going and sticking with us these 4+ years! Being a bi-weekly podcast, reaching 100 episodes is a tremendous feat and we are grateful to have ears that enjoy tuning in. Please help support the show by giving us a rating on Apple Podcasts, our Facebook page, and anywhere you see our show listed!

Thanks again, and please let us know what you think of our Top 20 games by engaging with us on social media or sending us an email!

Aug 18, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Carnival of Monsters (AMIGO), The Deadlies (Smirk & Dagger), The Night Cage (Smirk & Dagger)

Boardgamegeek has a summer release preview list - the gang goes through that list and highlights over 30 games that they are excited about...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Monster Hunter Worlds with Emerson Matsuuchi, Ascension Tactics kickstarter, Tabletop Tycoon

Aug 1, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Bullet Heart (Level 99 games), Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery (Gale Force 9), and Bristol 1350 (Facade Games)

They interview and have some fun chatter with special guest Tony Gulotti (Czech Games Edition, also co-designer of Yashima),
the crew and Tony run through their Top 5 board games that made them interested in its subject matter...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Brawl Stars, Cat Game, Kingdom Death, Ronnie Radke on Twitch, Roll Player Adventures, Star Wars Unlock, Aquatica, French Toast

 

Jul 10, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Viral (Arcane Wonders), Fuji Flush (Stronghold Games), Just One (Repos Production), Jamaica (Game Works / Asmodee), Flotilla(Wizkids)

They run through their Top 5 favorite lengthy board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Imperial Assault, Civilization board game, bill and Ted: face the music, Terraforming Mars Big Box, Playstation 5, Freedom 5, Tales of Barbaria

Jun 24, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Smartphone Inc (Arcane Wonders), Planet Unknown (Adam's Apple Games), and Bargain Quest (Renegade Games)

They discuss the Spiel Des Jahres nominees and vote on which they think will win each award, go through their Top 5 favorite innovative board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Final Fantasy War of the Visions, Destiny 2, Monster Hunter Worlds, Brawl Stars

Jun 8, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Nova Luna (Stronghold Games), Trial by Trolley (Skybound Games), ShipShape (Calliope Games), Trails of Tucana (Aporta Game), Belratti (Mogel-Verlag)

They run through their Top 5 Favorite Real-Time games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, Dragon Raja, Guards of Atlantis II, Steampunk Rally Fusion, Boardgamegeek Golden Geek Winners

May 12, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Icaion (Tabula Games), Smith's of Winterforge (Rule & Make), and The Crew (KOSMOS)

Then, even though the winners have since be released (was a week late at posting this episode) the guys give their thoughts about the 14th Annual Golden Geek Award Nominees, they run through their Top 5 favorite board game publishers...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Destiny 2, War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Ascension, Origins online, Humble Bundle

Apr 21, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Ya Blew It! (Wonder Forge), Richard the Lionheart (CMON), and Hunting Party (Seaborn Games)

They discuss the Asmodee controversy concerning price increases and parts replacement policy changes and whether any company should replace your game parts, then they go through their Top 5 favorite "go-to" board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
BarBEARian Battlegrounds expansion, Steampunk Rally Fusion expansion, Final Fantasy 7 remake demo, EPIC card game digital app, Final Fantasy War of the Visions app

Apr 3, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, and George Breden talk about games and things they have been up to during the Coronavirus quarantine, discuss The American Tabletop 2020 award winners, and more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Crown of Emara, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Destiny 2

Mar 3, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), talks about podcasting from the technical side in episode 1 of MeepleCore Presents: Tim Talks.  

Learn what gear and processes MeepleCore use to record, produce and post process their podcast.  Get tips and tricks, and some basic understanding of podcasting in general.

Feb 13, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, George Breden, and local guest Kat Bell begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Clans of Caledonia (Karma Games), Tribes: Dawn of Humanity (KOSMOS), and Too Many Bones (Chip Theory Games)

Then the group talks about how board gaming has changed for them over the years, they run through a list of riddles and try to solve as many as possible...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Battle of Polytopia, Ascension, Mario Kart iOS, Board Game Revolution awards, Castles of Tuscany, Wonderland's War by Druid City Games

Jan 29, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Detective: City of Angels (Van Ryder Games), Medium (Greater Than Games), and We're Doomed! (Breaking Games)

They discuss board game reviewer expectations: from how many times a game should be played before reviewing to opinions on free copies of games, etc.
They go through their Top 5 kids games that adults will enjoy...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Ascension, Letter Jam app, Foundations of Rome Kickstarter by Arcane Wonders

Jan 15, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, George Breden, and local guest Kat Bell begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Sorcerer (White Wizard Games), Cyclades (Matagot), and One Deck Dungeon (Asmadi Games)

We get to know Kat through some light interview questions about her board gaming interests, go through our Top 5 board games you haven't heard of...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Rise of Skywalker, Borderlands 3, The Witcher, Roomba, Dice Tower 2020 Kickstarter, Treasure Island Captain Silver exp, Final Fantasy 7 remake, Roll Player Adventure coming to Kickstarter June 2020

Dec 20, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Great Western Trail (eggertspiele), Cutthroat Caverns: Anniversary Edition (Smirk & Dagger), and Wavelength (Palm Court)

2020 is only a few weeks away so the crew reminisce in their 2019 year in review. They go through their Top 10 games played in 2019...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Last Cloudia, Ghostbusters Afterlife, Amazon Alexa Ticket to Ride Skill, Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion

 

Nov 26, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Everdell Pearlbrook expansion (Starling Games), Wreck Raiders (Kids Table BG), Freshwater Fly (Bellwether Games)

Since these games all have something in common, they go through their Top 5 favorite water themed board games!
Then they play through Hey Robot, a recently successful Kickstarter game where you must get Amazon's Alexa to say specific words...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Last Cloudia, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Slayer, Primus, Fallout Shelter, South Park board game parodies, Magic the Gathering

Nov 12, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Trade on the Tigris (Tasty Minstrel Games), Awkward Guests (Megacorpin Games), and Warehouse 13: The Board Game (Infinite Dreams Gaming)

Then the crew talks about Board Gaming Etiquette - allowing take backs, cocked dice, assisting opponents with strategies, etc,
Go through their Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Board games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Riot Games, Detective: Season 1, Cards Against Humanity opens board game cafe, Star Wars 9, Diablo 4, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Last Cloudia

Oct 23, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear, Eric Ledford, and George Breden go through the alphabet, letter by letter, and give you their board game picks for each in this special episode of the MeepleCore Podcast.

The AlphaBEST list of board games!

Oct 13, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Rise of Tribes (Breaking Games), Jetpack Joyride (Lucky Duck Games), and the Chicago Express expansion and queenie (Queen Games)

They go through over 30+ games that they are excited to see that will make their debut at Essen 2019...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Wingspan expansion, Carla Cat cafe TV show starring Mayim Bailik from Big Bang Theory, Mansions of Madness escape room

Sep 24, 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: Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale (Thunderworks Games), Horrified (Ravensburger), and Drop it! (KOSMOS)

Managing a board game collection is a big deal. The gang talks tips and tricks, discuss culling games, how to store them, buying and selling, etc. Then, they go over their Top 5 board games that have gimmicks...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Everdell expansions, Terra Mystica Expansion, Saved by the Bell reboot, Root tabletop RPG

Sep 9, 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: Lockup: A Roll Player Tale (Thunderworks Games), Shifty Eyed Spies (Big G Creative), and Fire In The Library (Weird Giraffe Games)

Tapestry by Stonemaier Games has caused a lot of controversy and uproar with boardgamegeek users in a battle to rate the game 1's vs 10's, we go through our Top 5 favorite games to play with three players...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Habro acquires eOne, World of Warcraft Classic servers, IDW publishing Rising Sun Comicbook, Azul: Summer Pavillion, Orleans Stories, Keyforge

Aug 26, 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: Welkin (Ankama), The Menace Among Us (Smirk & Dagger), and Letter Jam (Czech Games Edition)

Is the board game market too saturated, and will the bubble burst? The team gives their thoughts on this hotly debated topic, then they play Superfight 90's deck live on the podcast...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Blacklist Games Contra board game, IDW Bomberman board game, Matrix 4, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Bloodbourne, Your Town graphic novel adventure, Final Fantasy Chocobo Party Up!

Aug 12, 2019

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford, and returning guest George Breden recap all their experiences at Gencon 2019 and talk about all the games they played, which is a huge list!

Dragonscales, God of War Card Game, District 9, Aliens, Last bastion, Tiny Towns, Rune Stones, Dilluvia Project, Dragon Dice, Dungeon Academy, Time Chase, Metal Gear Solid board game, TEAM3, Klask and 4 player Klask, Misty, Kawaii, Patchwork Doodle, Zombicide Invader, A Song of Ice & Fire, Drop it!, Cobra Paw, Dragon Gyas, Cthulhu Death May Die, Meeple Party, Horrified

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Gwar at Gencon, Bird and Lime scooters, Die Hard board game, Stephan Feld, Walking Dead Comics, Rune Stones Kickstarter, Keyforge Worlds Collide, Yedo deluxe

Jul 24, 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: The big Score (Van Ryder Games), Inoka (XYZ Game labs), and Wooly Whammoth (Smirk & Dagger Games)

The team talks about the recent announcement of CMON's Teburu game system and share their initial thoughts, they go through their list of over 40+ games that will be shown off at Gencon 2019...

...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Dragonquest Builders 2, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Spiel Des Jahres winners

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