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Meeple Overboard! is a podcast about board games, the gaming community, and our little slice of heaven that plays them. We're Chris and Wendy, and we love board games. Each Saturday, we'll bring you a half-hour episode featuring three segments:1. Shop Talk! We'll discuss a general board gaming topic, answer your questions, or discuss some news.2. Random Rally! We've got lots of interests, and eat lots of tasty things, and have a lot to share. Random Rally! is a few minutes of food for though ...
 
In a world over saturated by crunchy and dreary Euro Board Games, one podcast show takes a stand. The No Cube Zone is all about exploring the games that fall beyond the realm of Euro. Games about theme, social interaction, and luck... Ya, we'll end up talking Euro games occasionally, it's inevitable.
 
The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into their favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Learn the business of selling some of the best games in the world including Mtg, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons and Dr ...
 
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Guest Timm Metivier of Meepleville (a board game cafe in Vegas and a channel for board game content) joins us to discuss the top 3 games we can't wait to get to the table, the business of running a board game cafe (you'd be surprised how he works around COVID), how we discover the games we want to buy, and more. The games talked about on this episo…
 
In Episode Nineteen of THE NO CUBE ZONNNNNNE... your hosts Coniff, Rippee and Jordan discuss if mechanisms can be inherently Euro or Ameritrash, talk Joe Pilkus' newly launched Professors Lab, the 7th Citadel kickstarter campaign, and finally round out the episode with a discussion on Wasteland Express Delivery Service. Intro banter - 0:41 Euro vs …
 
Here with our bonus monthly episode ....okay, so we haven't done a monthly ketchup since March. It's been 2020, you understand of course. So, we wanted to do a special Ketchup episode where we talk about our journey through the year. It's not an episode for a lot of people because we kind of talk about games very little. We talk about the stress of…
 
Brenda and Paraic Mulgrew are the owners of the incredibly thematic Knight Watch Games in San Antonio. Knight Watch Games is a full service gaming center that specializes in board games, card games, miniatures, and role-playing and is beautifully decked out in Medieval fantasy decor. To quote one of their customers: THE OWNERS AND STAFF HAVE CULTIV…
 
The big games of the year have been announced. What do we think of them? The Dice Tower's Roy Cannaday joins us to discuss the Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020 nominees/winners; if we still use "Euro" and "Ameritrash" to define those genres; video production during quarantine times; and his new, upcoming game, Last Light. The games we talk abo…
 
Chris interview Tony Miller, designer of Weird Giraffe's Fire in the Library and the upcoming Kabuto Sumo being published by BoardGameTables.com. We discuss the incredible story of how this game came into existence and became an instant hit with everyone who saw it. We also discuss the upcoming New Mill Industries and The Science and Seance Society…
 
In Episode Eighteen of The No Cube Zone, Jordan decides to sell his car, Rippee celebrates his 607th birthday, and Coniff get's suckered into another Serious Poulp kickstarter. Oh! And we discuss the set collecting game Ethnos (and read the greatest 1 star rating ever written). Intro Banter - 0:41 Jordan is selling his car! - 4:30 Whatcha been up t…
 
Game designers Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island) and Ian Moss (Duelosaur Island, Wonderland's War) join us to discuss video games that would make cool board games, what video games have taught them about game design, our ideal gaming group, and how new RPGs make themselves stand out from the crowd. Here are the games covered on the show…
 
In Episode 17, your hosts discuss their recent plays (and their UPCOMING plays), answer community submitted questions (oddly several about food!), and round out the episode with a discussion on Raiders of the North Sea in the Board Game Showcase segment! Intro Banter - 0:43 Whatcha...GOING to be up to? - 4:13 The Tale of the 4 hour Lignum learn - 1…
 
As a bonus episode we owe our listeners, we're following through with our promise to review the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Since it ended up being very long. Veeery long. So, we split it into three parts. A "trilogy" one might call it. There WILL be spoilers for each film, so listen at your own discretion. Hope you enjoy as we discuss the Force Awak…
 
It's time to discuss the conclusion to the entire Star Wars saga! Until they release Season 2 of the Mandalorian, and everybody forgets what happened in this movie to make Baby Yoda chicken nugget memes. But until then, this is what we have to discuss, so let's do it. The final, epic, and long conclusion to our review of the Star Wars sequel trilog…
 
Chris and Wendy sit down to discuss an upcoming game called Studies in Sorcery, or Degrees in Darkness as it was titled when we did our interview, soon to be kickstarted by Weird Giraffe Games. Chris Glein, the designer and artist, gives us a pleasant interview and teaches us about the Winston Draft used in his game. Enjoy!…
 
It's our 50th episode! We celebrate by discussing: Our top 3 games in BoardGameGeek's top 100 Our favorite genres (and our favorite game in that genre) The best moments from our podcast so far The board game that got us into board gaming Here are the games we mention on the show: Mike's topic: Favorite game in our favorite genre Gloomhaven Hansa Te…
 
Chris and Wendy review two very different games, Tybor the Builder, which we forgot to say, is a drafting game that works perfectly well for two players. But what else do the we think of this amazing game? You'll have to find out why we think it's amazing! And we also review Star Wars Imperial Assault, as we finally got to try the game. We played i…
 
In Episode 16 of the No Cube Zone your hosts discuss whether or not dice are cubes, talk foam core inserts, sing Happy Birthday to Starla from Our Family Plays Games, highlight an Adventures in Middle Earth DnD Campaign, and FINALLY round things out with a discussion on the hardest co-op board game of all time, Ghost Stories. How's that for a run-o…
 
Two guests! Nick Brachmann (Leder Games) and John de Campos (Terrible Games) join us to discuss their upcoming games (Fort and Token Terrors Battlegrounds, respectively) and our four new topics: Deckbuilding games with a unique twist Our other hobbies that we'd like to see brought to life for tabletop gaming The differences between "design" and "de…
 
In Episode 15 of the No Cube Zone, your hosts not only express their love for the archaic Talisman (ok so not Jordan), but they also open up another special piece of mail and then dive into discussion on Stockpile in the board game showcase segment! Welcome to the Jam! - 0:41 How ya'll doing? - 2:20 Welcome to the World Owen Michael Hopper! - 4:15 …
 
Kylie Prymus has been the owner of Games Unlimited in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 2015 but Games Unlimited is one of the original founding game stores in North America. Opening their doors for the first time in 1979, Games Unlimited has been serving the Pittsburgh community for decades, bringing people and games together the whole time. With a s…
 
We're talking so many "favorites" today: our favorite games where points don't matter, favorite games that revolve around illustrations (not necessarily drawing), favorite board game universes, and favorite game-induced social interactions. Our guest is Eric Slauson, designer of Tattoo Stories, Nerd Words, and the upcoming MonsDRAWsity. Here's a li…
 
Chris and Wendy look back to two years ago, much simpler times, when one of our biggest complaints was "Why would they make THAT into a movie?" We look back at our interviews with famed designer Phil Walker-Harding and creator of Dice Tower West, Timm Metivier. We also re-review Istanbul The Dice Game, and revisit the Top 5 Games We Want to Play Bu…
 
In Episode 014 of The No Cube Zone, your hosts discuss a recent opportunity to meet a community member, and share not only physical mail we received but also a lovely email from a listener. Finally, we round out the episode with a glowing discussion on one of the best looking board games out there: Everdell. Intro banter - 0:41 Whatcha been playing…
 
Shannon Ebbitt is the co-owner with husband Vince, of the Mana Boardgame Tavern in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a steampunk inspired venue offering a variety of adult beverages combined with a library of board games for their patrons to enjoy. The Mana Boardgame Tavern was conceived with the idea of bringing great games, great drinks, and great people,…
 
What do we really mean when we want to play a "storytelling" game? Designers Sen-Foong Lim and Banana Chan join to discuss this as well as the upcoming Jiangshi RPG, our favorite board game themes, and board game cultural appreciation vs. appropriation. Here's a full list of games discussed on the show: Intro Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall Sco…
 
Rippee has vanished! Ok not really... In Episode Thirteen, Jordan and Coniff switch things up while Rippee coaches a softball game. It's time for the Gateway Game Sweet SixteenTournament! Intro Banter and the Missing Rippee - 0:41 Gateway Games Sweet Sixteen! - 6:31 The Elite Eight! - 41:47 The Final Four! - 50:08 The Gateway Games Championship! - …
 
Wizards of the Coast made an announcement recently on the WPN site detailing the changes to the program and what it takes for local game stores to qualify for WPN Premium status. So let's dig into the announcement and talk about the three major changes to the program and some options for game store owners looking to become Premium. https://wpn.wiza…
 
Uber content creator Ruel Gaviola (Geek & Sundry plus a million other things) joins us this week to talk about under-the-radar games that need more love, games we can play outside that won't get blown away, genres we don't like (and exceptions to them), and online communities. Here's a full list of games discussed on the show: Mike's topic: Games w…
 
Chris and Wendy revie two games sent to us by their publishers, My Little Scythe, an excellent game for kids and the family, and Roar and Write, a simple roll and write game with some more depth than appears. To find Roar and Write on Kickstarter, go to http://galacticraptorgames.com/RWKS23 and to print out a sheet and play along with a video of us…
 
In Episode Twelve of the No Cube Zone, Your hosts talk shop on some recent Fireball Island plays, Jordan asks a speed dating question, and we discuss Survive: Escape from Atlantis in our Board Game Showcase segment. Oh! And we announce the winner of the Adventure Games contest! Intro Banter - 0:41 Coniff's Pizza order - 2:00 Jordan secretly loves t…
 
Chris interviews the two designers of Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall, an upcoming role-playing game about fighting Jiangshi, or Hopping Vampires, while running a Chinese restaurant in the 1920s. It's a cool, unique theme that delves into the history of Chinese restaurants as well as the mythos of the Jiangshi. For the link to the Elijah McClai…
 
We talk (non-roll-and-write) board games that are perfect for streaming to your friends, and we delve into how a game company like The Op works with so many big-name licenses (Marvel, Harry Potter, and...um, Golden Girls). Plus, what is that X factor that makes a game really great? And Mike Zipkin gives impressions on Nintendo's Clubhouse Games. He…
 
In Episode eleven of The No Cube Zone, Not only do we get a riveting tale of busted pipes, a flooded basement, and bad plumbing, but we discuss the exciting small box game: Adventure Games - The Dungeon! OH and stick around to hear how YOU can win this game from us. Rippee's Plumbing Woes - 0:40 Welcome to No Cube Zone! - 10:34 Jordan's Bug AsSALT …
 
Chris is joined by Eric Slauson, designer of some unique party games like Tattoo Stories and Nerd Words: Science, and the upcoming MonsDRAWsity. Come learn a little bit about the process of designing party games, and also listen to Eric's thoughts on inclusivity and diversity in the hobby. It's a great chat with a great person. If you're unfamiliar…
 
How should game publishers and designers respond to recent political events? We also talk about premium components (the business behind them and how we do our own upgrading) and reissued/remade games like King of Tokyo Dark and Kemet: Blood and Sand. James Hudson, senior director of tabletop gaming at Skybound Games (Sorcerer City, Superfight, Tida…
 
Coimbra is a city in Portugal. Or so Google taught me when I had to look up what Coimbra was. Also, we take a few minutes at the start of the episode to discuss our feelings on the Black Lives Matter movement and what we commit to do as a podcast to help people who are systematically disadvantaged. It may not be a perfect message, but we're trying,…
 
Episode 10 of The No Cube Zone is a departure from our usual show. We wanted to take the time to highlight a wonderful family of color up in Omaha Nebraska that seeks to diversify the Board Game hobby, so we asked Mik and Starla from Our Family Plays Games to join us on the show and tell their story. Tune in for Laughs, games, and an important disc…
 
Chris and Wendy review games that we reviewed from two years ago, Topiary, Planecrafters, Go Nuts for Donuts, and Clans of Caledonia. Some of these games are still played and some haven't been played since we reviewed them. Some have donuts, some have whiskey. We're more knowledgable on donuts than we are on whiskey, so let's see if that affects ou…
 
We talk about Plaid Hat's new storytelling adventure game Forgotten Waters, our other favorite pirate-themed games, and some of the most memorable characters in board gaming. But...is quarantining slowly killing our love for board games? We have three special guests! Video game designer Tim Schafer (whose work on The Secret of Monkey Island influen…
 
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