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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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Apr 14, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) talks about the board games:
Megacity Oceania (published by Hub Games)
Sorcerer City (published by Druid City Games / Skybound Games)

He also gives his thoughts on Outriders now that the game is released, other things he has been up to...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
League of Legends Wild Rift

Apr 7, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) goes through his Top 5 hobby miniature games and his Top 5 collectible miniature games.  He also gives some thoughts on Outriders, Fantasian, League of Legends Wild Rift and more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
April Fools board games, Geocaching

 

Mar 31, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the "Cream of the Theme" where they dive into each board game theme and talk about their top picks!

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Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Kickstarter games: Robinson Crusoe, Ghost Writer, Board Game Tables: Ghost of Christmas, Factory Funner, Bear Raid, Solani and The Girl who Made the Stars
Other things: Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition, Mario 3D World

Mar 24, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
A Feast for Odin (published by Z-Man Games)
The Snallygaster Situation (published by Renegade Games Studios)
Moonrakers (published by IV Games)

They discuss Gencon's new dates for 2021, talk about the Everdell Kickstarter controversy...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Ghost Writer, Marble Knights, Mario 3D World

Mar 16, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden go through their Top 10 board games that need an expansion!

MeepleCore is a weekly gaming podcast about board games and videos games, please follow us on social media, rate our show on your favorite podcast platform, and reach out to us via email and let us know what you think!

Mar 10, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
Scape Goat (published by Indie Boards & Cards)
Dragonscales (published by Arcane Wonders)

They played the demo to the highly anticipated game Outriders on PC and share their thoughts...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Kickstarter games (Root Marauder, Everdell Newleaf and Mistwood, So You've Been Eaten, Eternal Palace, Beast of Balance: Rebirth), and also Malibu Jacks, Pokemon Go collab with Pokemon TCG

Mar 2, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
Detective Club (published by Blue Orange Games)
Ponzi Scheme (published by Tasty Minstrel Games
Dune Imperium (published by Dire Wolf)
Merchants Cove (published by Final Frontier Games)

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Kickstarter games: Random Notes, Robinson Crusoe collectors editions, Root Marauders expansion, Vault Wars Relic Roadshow expansion, Everdell collectors edition and Newleaf expansion. Other things: Pokemon Go, Icaion, Outriders Demo

Feb 23, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden are joined by special guest Stephen Gibson, art director of Arcane Wonders!

They talk about Stephen's work in the board game industry, as well as tons of board and video games: Grimslingers, Mage Wars, Phasmaphobia, Pacify, Destiny 2, Guild Wars 2, Outriders...
...and much more!

Feb 17, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
Dice Miner (published by Atlas Games)
Sanctum (published by Czech Games Edition)
Calico (published by Flatout Games)
Dune (published by Gale Force 9)

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Apple Arcade, Oceanhorn 2, Asmodee Acquires board game arena, Radlands kickstarter, Human Punishment the beginning, The Forest of Radgost kickstarter, Rabbit Rabbit kickstarter

Feb 9, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden go through their Top 10 most anticipated board games being released in 2021

As a bonus, they also go through a Top 5 list of board games being released in 2021 that they didn't hear about until now!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Golf Blitz, McDonalds board game toys

 

Feb 1, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade - published by Wizkids
Parley - published by Lunatic Board Games
Good Cop Bad Cop: Promoted expansion - published by Pull The Pin Games
Lost Ruins of Arnak - published by Czech Games Edition

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Pull The Pin app, Monster Hunter Stories, Magicka

Jan 20, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about their Top 10 board games of 2020 and also discuss a few 2020 releases that they wished they could have played.

 

Jan 12, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-host George Breden talk about the board games:
Dokmus - published by Renegade Games Studios
Dinosaur Island - published by Pandasaurus Games
Four Humours - published by Adam's Apple Games, LLC
The Castles of Tuscany - published by Alea

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Bob Ross Magic The Gathering Cards, Pokemon Go, Mario Kart Live Circuit

Jan 5, 2021

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Court of Miracles (Lucky Duck Games), Cursed Court (Atlas Games), GoodCritters (Arcane Wonders), Llama (Amigo)

Then they go over their top 5 board games that have food...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Malibu Jacks, MagiQuest

Dec 15, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Ulm (R&R Games), Tapestry (Stonemaier Games), and Veiled Fate (IV Games)

The crew curated a list of over 30 board games being released around this time and talk about them...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Genshin Impact

Nov 25, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Terror Below (Renegade Game Studios), Saint Petersburg 2nd Edition (Z-Man Games), and Folklore: The Affliction (Greenbrier Games)

Better late than never they discuss their favorite Halloween movies,  go through three Top 5 themed board game lists, see who can interpret rap lyrics the best...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Genshin Impact, Understanding Rap Lyrics book, The Babysitter movie, Borderlands 3

Nov 13, 2020

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts: Eric Ledford and George Breden, begin the show with first impressions for the board games: Masters of Renaissance (Cranio Creations), Pan Am (Funko Games), Crypt (Road To Infamy Games), Ragusa (Capstone Games), and Colt Super Express (Ludonaute)

Then, each host present their own unique Top 5 list that the others wouldn't have made...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode:
Remnant: From the Ashes, No Man's Sky, Microsoft buys Bethesda

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

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