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Oct 13, 2019

Shelley and I spend a few minutes previewing a game that will be readily available at Spiel 2019, then dive head first into the Essen Preview with a look at publishers A-L.

Sierra West by Jonny Pac Cantin from Board&Dice

Preview Titles in order of discussion:

Category 1: Pre-Ordered

The Magnificent

Santa Maria:...

Oct 6, 2019

The Meeplefest 2019 episodes finish up with conversations about inclusion of non-gamers, the use of VR and AR in games, as well a technology's role and possible problems going forward. Then we finish with some words about games we enjoyed and can see playing going forward.

Joining Shelley and me at the table are


Sep 29, 2019

The youngest Meeplefesters join the conversation as we delve into why they enjoy gaming, and then continue long-standing conversations about teaching games, reading game rules, and using tech in board games.

On the mics are 

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Qwirkle Cubes, Color Stix, Hoot Owl Hoot)


Joe Huber (Caravan,...

Sep 22, 2019

The roundtable for Night 2 continues with discussions of publishing and the tsunami of games AND gamers that have been building over the past few years. Joining Shelley and me on mics are

Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Sky, Thunderbirds)

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix,...

Sep 15, 2019

Designers, podcasters and gamers get on the mics once again for Night 2 of the 2019 Meeplefest Roundtable.

Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy, Era: Medieval Age, Forbidden Island, Mole Rats in Space, Roll Through the Ages)

Susan McKinley Ross (Qwirkle, Color Stix, Qwirkle Cards)

Joe Huber (Caravan, Ice Cream,...