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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 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

The Kickstarter Rabbit Hole

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we take a deep dive down the Kickstarter rabbit hole. We cover everything from the first games we Kickstarted, how we decide what to back, all the way to the ones we are excited about in the future (and lots more in between). We then wrap up with our overall thoughts on Kickstarter and where we think it is headed.

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 – Introduction
2:32 – Our Brews
5:50 – Stuff we are into
17:15 – MAIN TOPIC – Kickstarter
18:08 – What is the first Kickstarter game(s) we backed?
26:55 – How many Kickstarter games have we kept?
33:50 – What is the last game we Kickstarted?
35:02 – What is our best Kickstarter purchase?
44:42 – What Kickstarters do we feel we missed out on?
57:30 – What Kickstarter have we played the most?
63:20 – Upcoming Kickstarters we are excited about
71:10 – Final Kickstarter thoughts

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.

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 – Introduction
0:50 – Our Brews
4:56 – Some recent favorite games
MAIN TOPIC
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

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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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