Welcome to the Pub

We’re just a handful of dads that like to play games, design games, make games, play your games, sleep occasionally, then play some more games.

We also enjoy contributing to the hobby in as many ways as we can. Below you will find a tool to rank your games, our most popular resources, videos, podcast episodes and more.

Board Game Ranking Engine

Load a list of your games into our ranking engine and then compare them two at a time. May the best game win.

BGRE Rankings

How do the games stack up? Find out here!

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Episode 16 – Keeping Up with the Joneses

Hello, and welcome to the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we discuss “keeping up with the board gaming Joneses”. It is quite easy to look around and see what others are buying, playing, and doing in the hobby and then wanting to keep up. What is a board gamer to do? This topic has something for everyone but especially for those who feel a restriction on their time, money, or space.

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0:00 – Introduction
0:50 – Our Brews
4:56 – Some recent favorite games
21:46 – Keeping up with the board gaming Jonses
29:55 – When to stop buying games
35:31 – The Shuck Method of buying
43:00 – How to Stop or Slow game-buying
45:35 – The phases and cycles of life and hobby
51:50 – Finding contentment where you are

Episode 15 – Tips for Teaching

Hello, and welcome to the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we provide some tips for teaching games. Teaching is such an important part of the hobby and we are always learning how to do it better. We also dive into a few stories of teaching failures so stick around until the end.

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Shuck’s Top 10 – 2018 Edition

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Time to rank every game I’ve played and see what comes out on top. Read on to find out what made it this year.

Gary’s Top 10 – 2018 Edition

When I look back on 2018, I think this may have been one of the most fun years of gaming I have had in the hobby. And this is reflected in this list.

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