Category: Podcast

Microbrew 13 – The Game Dating Game

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Gary, Proper Brian, and Just Bryan, and Shuck as they try out a new game show podcast format – It’s the Game Dating Game! Just Bryan is our “Bachelorette” asking questions of the other guys who have each picked a game to be. By the end of the questions, Just Bryan will have (hopefully) figured out which game each of us are.

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, please subscribe!

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Episode 33 – Being a Board Game Concierge

Welcome to Episode 33 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Gary, and Proper Brian as they invite Hannah and Scott Garbacz on the podcast to talk about being a good board game concierge. Whether you are introducing a new game to players or introducing new players to games, if you like board games, you know how important a task that is. Hannah and Scott have put a lot of thought into how to do this well to ensure a fun game right now and many fun game nights in the future.

TIME – TOPIC:

0:00 – Intro/Brew Talk
7:36 – What We’ve Been Playing
11:06 – Being a Board Game Concierge
14:57 – Dealing with Differing Tastes
20:01 – Picking Games
25:58 – Teaching Games
31:28 – Good Teachers Lose
36:11 – The Long Con
38:30 – Curating your Collection
48:21 – Listener Question: Rescuing a Game Night

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Episode 32 – Play This Not That – Part 2

Welcome to Episode 32 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they take on Part 2 of Play This, Not That. There are times to play games like Jenga or Hearts but if the opportunity arises to play something more on the hobby side of things, what do you suggest instead of the classic or mass market games? The aim of this series is to give you a list of games to suggest when the time is right.

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.

0:00 – Intro/Brew Talk
3:15 – What we’ve been playing
10:17 – MAIN TOPIC – Play This, Not That
12:33 – Trivial Pursuit
15:07 – Scrabble
19:05 – Clue
21:17 – Apples to Apples
24:08 – Dominos
27:17 – Mastermind
30:05 – SkipBo/Uno/Phase 10
34:51 – Don’t Break the Ice / Cooties
38:45 – Candyland / Chutes and Ladders
42:39 – Sorry
46:20 – Yahtzee
48:59 – Risk

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Microbrew 11 – Components

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Proper Brian, and Just Bryan as they discuss components. First we talk about our favorite components and then we get into a discussion about minis in 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.

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Episode 31 – Play This, Not That – Part 1

Welcome to Episode 31 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they talk about games to play instead of some older classics or mass market games. There are times to play games like Jenga or Hearts but if the opportunity arises to play something more on the hobby side of things, what do you suggest? We take each classic game and offer hobby game suggestions that match the feel or mechanisms of the classic.

TIME – TOPIC:

0:00 – Intro/Brew Talk
4:23 – What we’ve been playing
15:40 – MAIN TOPIC – Play this, not that
17:30 – Hearts/Spades
19:43 – Jenga
25:35 – Pictionary
29:24 – Stratego
32:50 – Operation
35:26 – Battleship
39:50 – Guess Who
42:58 – Backgammon
45:55 – Rummy
48:48 – Chess/Checkers
54:03 – Life
56:42 – Monopoly

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Microbrew 10 – Gaming Flops

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Proper Brian, and Just Bryan as they discuss gaming flops  – from botched game nights to teaching fails. We also offer some advice on how to avoid and recover from these unfortunate events.

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, please subscribe using your podcast player of choice.

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Episode 30 – The Golden Age of Board Games?

Welcome to Episode 30 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they ask the question: are we in a golden age of board gaming? What does that even mean? Can we even know? Take a listen and then let us know what you think 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
5:10 – What we’ve been playing
13:42 – MAIN TOPIC – The Golden Age of Board Games?

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Microbrew 9 – Top 5 Bluffing and Deduction Games

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, Proper Brian, and Just Bryan as they talk through the Pub’s top 5 bluffing and deduction games.

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 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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