Episode 10 - Our Favorite Expansions

by Pub Meeple | Pub Meeple Podcast

Hello, and welcome to the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us for a discussion on board game expansions – our favorites, why we buy them, why we don’t, and maybe a little bit of philosophy. But before that, we talk about our all new Board Game Ranking Engine and some fun facts from the data so far.

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Our Brews:

Shuck – Blood and Honey

Just Bryan – Gulden Draak 9000

Gary – La Fin du Monde

Proper Brian – Karnival Kreme coffee (French Pressed)

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Show Notes:

The website Shuck mentioned for game recommendations can be found here: https://www.boardgamefinder.net/

Time – Topic

0:00 – Introduction
1:40 – Our Brews
5:47 – The Board Game Ranking Engine
8:54 – BGRE Top 10
16:55 – Interesting tidbits from the BGRE (niche favorite, most ranked, best publisher)
24:45 – BGG and BGRE rankings – methodology and differences
38:23 – Board Game expansions
40:20 – Expansions in our collections
57:51 – Our Favorite Expansions
76:55 – What a good expansion does for a game

People/Groups/Topics Discussed

Board Game Ranking Engine
BGRE Rankings
The box art of Concordia
Vital Lacerda
Stonemaier Games
Stronghold Games
Capstone Games
Board Game Geek
Board Game Expansions

Games Discussed:

Agricola
Blood Rage
Carcassonne
Clans of Caledonia
Concordia
Deus
Dominion
Gloomhaven
Great Western Trail
Lisboa
Lords of Waterdeep
Onirim
Raiders of the North Sea
Scythe
Suburbia
Terraforming Mars
The Castles of Burgundy
Viticulture Essentials Edition
Xia
Zombicide