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We here at Pub Meeple want to sincerely thank you. First, thank you for taking the time to stop by our site to check out our resources, podcast, videos, the Ranking Engine, and Top 9 Generator. Second, thank you for making it to this page. If you are here, you are our best visitors because you care about helping us keep the lights on at the Pub so we can continue to doing what we love as our time allows – creating quality board game resources and media.
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Meet the Founders
Brian | Webmaster
There are few things in life that I enjoy more than gathering around a table with people to make new shared memories through the interactions board games create. I have been playing board games my whole life, but I have been focused on them as a hobby for the past 15+ years. Board games offer a unique medium for social interaction and fun. I really look forward to playing these games with my kids as a way to interact and stay connected with them. In the last several years, I have delved into board game design and found something that really satisfies my need to create in a way nothing else has.
- Favorite Games: Star Wars Rebellion, Carcassonne, 4X games, Legacy games
- Favorite Mechanisms: Worker Placement, Resource/Financial Markets, Deck Building
- Childhood Favorites: Clue: The Great Museum Caper, The Omega Virus, Mystery Mansion
Bryan | Video Guru
My grandfather was a gamer and spent hours introducing me to great games at a young age. Through the years of LARPing and role playing, my love for the boards, cards, and minis never dwindled. Now I spend my free time filming videos and finding excuses to play the next game.
- Favorite Games: Pente, Survive, Descent
- Favorite Mechanisms: Abstract, Area Movement
- Favorite Vintage Game: Win, Place, and Show
Gary | Podcaster Extraordinaire
I grew up playing video games and dabbled in a few CCGs and the BattleTech board game in high school. I had otherwise lived peacefully without any knowledge of the hobby board games industry until Shuck lured me into a game of Lords of Waterdeep at our local game store in 2013. It was at that game night that I met Bryan as well. I was hooked. I started building a game collection of my own so I could share my love of board games with friends and family. In particular, I enjoy playing games with my four young children and introducing them to the hobby.
- Favorite Games: Small World, Agricola, Suburbia, Viticulture, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
- Favorite Mechanisms: Worker Placement, Set Collection, Tile Laying
Shuck | Graphic Designer
As a child I grew up on consoles and card games. Many, many hours were logged playing the NES but my family also taught me quality board games like Trumpet and Survive. As a teenager, I mostly played Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, or Chess. It was around this time, though, that I began dabbling in web design and Photoshop. My first experience in the modern board gaming hobby was after I played Carcassonne in college and went crazy finding ultra-rare pieces in German magazines. Now I enjoy developing games by observing the world around us and combining it with aesthetically pleasing graphic design.
- Favorite Games: SDeus, Takenoko, Agricola
- Favorite Mechanisms: Engine Building, Drafting, Set Collection