Category: Podcast

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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Episode 22 – Only Nine

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Shuck, Gary, and Proper Brian as they discuss their Only Nine. If we could only keep nine games in our collections, which games would they be? Lots of hard decisions ahead.

But before that, queue up a game of Name the Game – where one of us gives a series of 5 clues about a game and the others try to guess what it is. Points are scored depending on when or if the game is guessed. Since Gary won last episode he is our clue giver.

TIME-TOPIC
0:00 – Intro
0:54 – Brew Talk
1:49 – What we’ve been playing
11:36 – Name the Game
16:20 – Top Nine Feature
19:35 – MAIN TOPIC – Only Nine
20:36 – Nine
23:24 – Eight
28:28 – Seven
34:46 – Six
40:07 – Five
45:44 – Four
50:00 – Three
55:22 – Two
1:02:08 – One
1:07:32 – Wrap up

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Episode 21 – Anytime, Anywhere

Welcome to Episode 21 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Just Bryan, Shuck, Gary and our first guest host Ned as they discuss games games they would play anytime, anywhere. These are the games that, no matter what time it is or where you are, you would play at the drop of a hat.

But before that, queue up game two of Name the Game – where one of us gives a series of clues about a game and the others try to guess what it is. Just Bryan is in the clue giver position this time and puts a Dr. Seuss spin on them.

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
1:58 – Brew Talk
6:30 – Name the Game
11:30 – What we’ve been playing
28:53 – MAIN TOPIC – Anytime-Anywhere games

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Episode 20 – What Makes a Classic?

Welcome to Episode 20 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we discuss all of the facets of “classics”. What is a classic? What does it take to become a classic? Vintage and modern classics. If it has to do with classics, we cover it here.

Before that we try out a new segment – a podcast game called Name the Game. It’s our first time trying it out. We will let you be the judge of how it goes.

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
1:00 – Ranking Engine Update
3:05 – Brew Talk
6:27 – What we’ve been playing
22:34 – Name the Game
28:50 – MAIN TOPIC – What Makes a Classic?

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Episode 19 – Games that Deserve a Reprint

Welcome to Episode 19 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we lament games that are are no longer in print – but should be! We hit on some older classics and some newer games that didn’t last long. Of course, Shuck has to close us out with one we weren’t expecting. Should these games be reprinted? Email us and tell us your thoughts.

After that we try out a new segment – unpopular opinions. In this segment we each state an unpopular opinion then sit back and let the others run with it.

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
0:49 – Brew Talk
4:49 – Recent Plays
13:56 – MAIN TOPIC – Games that Deserve a Reprint
36:48 – Unpopular Opinions

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Microbrew 5 – Theme vs Mechanisms

Welcome to a Microbrew entry of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join Gary and Proper Brian for a special versus episode as – Theme versus Mechanics. In the mechanism corner is Gary and in the theme corner is Proper Brian. Ring the bell, start the podcast and let the battle begin.

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.

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Episode 18 – Get Off My (House) Rules

Welcome to Episode 18 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we attempt to civilly discuss house rules. We start off by asking the question, “Do we like house rules?” but quickly find that this question is far too simple. We talk through games we have house ruled, games we would like to, and games we would never attempt to touch. Where we all finally land on house rules was up in the air all the way to the end.

After that we dive into another of Shuck’s Board Game Mechanics segments – this time all about Tile Laying games.

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 – Introduction
1:00 – Our Brews
2:55 – Recent Plays
12:49 – MAIN TOPIC – House Rules
47:44 – Board Game Mechanics – Tile Laying

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