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:

Blood Rage
Clans of Caledonia
Great Western Trail
Lords of Waterdeep
Raiders of the North Sea
Terraforming Mars
The Castles of Burgundy
Viticulture Essentials Edition