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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:...


Sep 1, 2019

Meeplefest Night 1 continues with Part 2 as the designers and gamers sit around talking more about games we have enjoyed or had some problems with, then turn specifically to the Kennerspiel des Jahres.

Joining us on the microphones are

Tom Lehmann (Race for the Galaxy, Res Arcana, 1846, Fast Food Franchise, New...


Aug 25, 2019

Night 1 of Meeplefest's podcasting roundtable extravaganza begins with awesome designers and podcasters hanging out around the table discussing design and development. On the mics for this part:

Tom Lehmann: (Race for the Galaxy, 1846, The City, Pandemic, and Res Arcana)

Joe Huber: (Caravan, Burger Joint, Ice Cream,...


Apr 7, 2019

Shelley and I spend some time looking through the games we've played and select our Top 10, as well as Honorable Mentions and games that just aren't for us!

Shelley's Lists:

Not For Her = Reef and Century: Eastern Wonders

Honorable Mentions = Let's Make a Bus Route, Facecards, Illusion, Trapwords, and Teotihuacan: City...


Mar 24, 2019

Shelley and I work hard to gain favor and move up the ranks in Henry VIII's court in 

Tudor by Jan Kirschner from Academy Games

and then get out our binoculars and play amateur ornithologists in 

Wingspan by Elizabeth Hargrave from Stonemaier Games