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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 ...
 
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Chris and Wendy steal an idea from Board Game Barrage. What would you repurchase if you only had $100 after losing your entire game collection? We take on the challenge. Then, we review Hoop Godz, currently on Kickstarter by Board Game Brothas. Live as of the posting of this episode, so go check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omariaki…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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!…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
Rejoining Chris today is one of the original guests we ever had on the show, Spencer Williams of The Lighten Up Initiative, formerly from the Married With Board Games Podcast. Happy to have him back on to discuss the new project he's working on, what we mean by lightening up, and also what we've been doing amid lockdown to keep light. Check out the…
 
We begin a series where we will dive into a designer or team of designers and discuss a little about each of them, what makes them unique, hallmarks of their design, and why they are popular. We begin with one of the most ubiquitous designers out there in the hobby scene, Mr. Bean, also known as Uwe Rosenberg. We're joined by our excellent friends …
 
Episode 165, one of our Patreon supporters and friends Sam Hillier, the consulting philosopher joiins us. What does consulting philosopher mean? He both consults, AND is a philosopher! Shocking, I know. He wanted to discuss our favorite tableau building games, and so we discuss some great ones and ended up accidentally making each other's wishlists…
 
The one, the only Ruel Gaviola joins us today. Ruel is a media personality in the gaming hobby whose credits go far and wide, including Geek and Sundry and I Slay the Dragon, as well as podcasting and live-streaming. He's also a member of the committee for the American Table Top Awards, so we're here to talk about what the awards are, some of the w…
 
We were joined this episode by Stephen Buonocore, president of Stronghold Games and de facto spokesperson for Indie Game Studios. We have him on to talk about his involvement as president of a successful game studio, roll and write games, and some great things he's doing to stay connected to the community during the ongoing shutdowns.…
 
February of 2020 was a fantastic month for gaming because it features our favorite convention, Dice Tower West. It's convenient that our home grown convention has grown into a nice size convention with plenty of days of gaming. Plus, we also talk about some of the other games we played this last month. Hope you're all staying safe out there, and ho…
 
Kanban EV is on Kickstarter by Eagel Gryphon Games, so, how's abouts we review this old klunker of a game? Is it a good one? Is it complicated? Is it fun? Well, come along and check out our thoughts on this game getting a deluxe reprint. Also, we compare some of our thoughts on gaming from 2018 into 2019, and also, what the heck is Widdershins?…
 
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