Category: Podcast

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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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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