Category: Podcast

Episode 29 – Instabuys, Impulse Buys, and Some Regret

Welcome to Episode 29 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they discuss instabuys and impulse buys and maybe a little regret as well. We’ve all had the moments of weakness, seen a great deal, or just known that a game would be right for us. Listen to our stories and share yours with us at pubmeeple@gmail.com.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or leave a review on iTunes or your platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. If you want new episodes whenever they drop, subscribe below.

TIME – TOPIC:
0:00 – Intro/Brew Talk
4:03 – What we’ve been playing
11:20 – MAIN TOPIC – Instabuys
30:35 – Impulse Buys

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Episode 28 – Long-distance Gaming

Welcome to Episode 28 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they discuss long-distance gaming – gaming using online platforms, apps and video chat. This is an especially relevant topic during these times of staying in our homes as much as possible. If you are looking for ways to play board games without being together in person, this is the episode for you.

We are putting out the call for listener questions! If you have a question you’d like us to answer on the podcast please email it to pubmeeple@gmail.com.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or leave a review on iTunes or your platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. If you want new episodes whenever they drop, subscribe below.

0:00 – Intro/Brew Talk
5:20 – What we’ve been playing
15:20 – MAIN TOPIC – Long-distance Gaming
18:18 – Apps for playing and learning
28:09 – Companion apps
39:23 – Online Platforms
50:20 – Video Chat Gaming

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Microbrew 8 – IPs We’d Like to Play

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Proper Brian, and guest host Jeff as they talk through some intellectual properties they would like to see made into board games. 

We are putting out the call for listener questions! If you have a question you’d like us to answer on the podcast please email it to pubmeeple@gmail.com.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please leave a review on iTunes or your platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. If you want new episodes whenever they drop, subscribe below.

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Episode 27 – Family Gaming

Welcome to Episode 27 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Proper Brian and guest host Jeff as they have a very relevant discussion – gaming with your family. As we are all stuck in our houses for the next while we should all consider gathering around the table for some family gaming. We hope everyone is well and keeping their distance from others to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or post a review on iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. Please subscribe if you want new episodes when they are available.

0:00 – Intro & Brew Talk
4:56 – What we’ve been playing
9:43 – MAIN TOPIC – Family Gaming
13:41 – How much do you play with your family?
20:05 – How do you work games into family time?
29:33 – Favorite family gaming moments/games?
35:09 – Game recommendations for different ages and stages
49:00 – Final thoughts on family gaming

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Microbrew 7 – The History of the Pub

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Just Bryan and Proper Brian as they go back in time to the very beginnings of Pub Meeple. We take you through our history and reminisce about all the good times.

We are putting out the call for listener questions! If you have a question you’d like us to answer on the podcast please email it to pubmeeple@gmail.com.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please leave a review on iTunes or your platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. If you want new episodes whenever they drop, subscribe below.

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Episode 26 – Our Gaming Roots

Welcome to Episode 26 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Get to know your hosts a bit better as they discuss their personal gaming histories. They try to trace back into their early years to discover where their love of board gaming came from. This episode is a little bit memory lane, a little bit counseling session, and a lot of fun.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or post a review on iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. Please subscribe if you want new episodes when they are available.

Time-topic:
0:00 – Intro and Brew Talk
4:06 – What we’ve been playing
12:29 – MAIN TOPIC – Our Gaming Roots
14:40 – Seeds – formative gaming experiences
29:05 – Sparks – when we joined the hobby
45:22 – Shifts – maturity in our gaming tastes

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Microbrew 6 – The Deluxe Factor

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Just Bryan and Proper Brian for some Ranking Engine stats and then a discussion about the deluxe effect. The stats show that deluxe editions of games are ranked significantly higher than their counterparts. Why is that? We attempt to answer that question.

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Episode 25 – Game of the Year and Our Top Games

Welcome to Episode 25 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they crown the Board Game Ranking Engine Game of the Year for 2019. This award is based on all of the rankings done via the BGRE in 2019. Out of all the games published in 2019 the winner was ranked the highest.

We also talk through all the other top 5s – our collective and individual top 5s as well as the BGRE top 5. Lots of great games are discussed.

TIME-TOPIC
0:00 – Intro and Brew Talk
2:52 – The Pub and BGRE Top 5s
23:10 – 2019 BGRE Game of the Year
33:50 – Our Personal Top 5s

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Episode 24 – 2019 Year in Review

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they take a look back at 2019. We discuss our favorite moments of the year – games, podcasting, family, and more. Then we take a look forward to 2020 and what we are excited for in the new year.

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or post a review on iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. Please subscribe if you want new episodes when they are available.

0:00 – Intro and Brew Talk
3:05 – What we’ve been playing
14:02 – A Musical Interlude
14:50 – MAIN TOPIC – 2019 Year In Review
45:32 – 2020 Look Forward

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Episode 23: Other Ways to Enjoy the Hobby

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, and Proper Brian as they discuss other ways to enjoy the hobby. While playing games is the obvious way, there are so many other ways to interact with the hobby and we discuss those.

But before that, queue up game four of Name the Game – Shuck is our clue giver this round. This our final Name the Game game since we will be debuting a new podcast game next year. Stay tuned for details!

As always, thanks so much for listening. If you like our show please share it with someone else or post a review on iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. There are lots of other ways to support us including a small contribution via Paypal. Please subscribe if you want new episodes when they are available.

0:00 – Intro and Brew Talk
3:08 – What we’ve been playing
12:30 – Name the Game
16:55 – MAIN TOPIC – Other Ways to Enjoy the Hobby

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