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The Drinking Meeples
24 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Episode 62: The Final Episode
We manage to not cry long enough to bring you all one more episode of The Drinking Meeples podcast. We’ll talk about why we’re ending the show, what plans we have for the future, and give some final words of appreciation to our listeners. Thank you all for a fantastic journey!
36 minutes | May 18, 2020
Episode 61: Elf Creeps
This week we talk about Merchants of the Dark Road from Elf Creek Games, the new Bicycle “light strategy” line of games, and filmmaker Eric Rayl’s documentary The Game Designers. We toast the legendary Brent Dickman while drinking some delicious beverages. We finish with a new game called “ABV”.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 60: Quarantini
We’re back with another episode for your ear holes! In today’s episode we discuss things we’ve been enjoying and toast our wonderful Tuesday night game group. We sip on some delicious beverages and move the conversation over to online board gaming.
32 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 59: Sandwich from a Seagull
Today we’re joined by our first special guest since Dave’s departure, Adam Heleine (a.k.a. Cruise Ship Adam). We talk about life in quarantine, games we’ve been playing, and which day we would re-live if we had the chance. We give a toast to safe social distancers while drinking some delicious beverages. We finish off with discussion about 2-player games.
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 58: Blew a Love for Board Games
Today we drink a Botanical Bee’s Knees and talk about lots of games, including Fillit, Startups, Heroes of Land Air and Sea, Startups, Kodama Forest, Terra Mystica, Bunny Kingdom w/In the Sky expansion, Push, L.L.A.M.A., and Time’s Up. We share some things that we’ve been enjoying and end with a short discussion on social deduction games. We give a toast to all of the healthcare workers, retail associates, and other occupations who are still working in the midst of COVID-19.
29 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 57: Albus Dumblepaws
In today’s episode we discuss some of our new favorite things, games we’ve played recently, and how we typically find games to add to our collection. We end with a game of Rename that Game: Music Edition. We also give a toast to our friends Ryan Forbes and Rach Luebcke!
42 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Episode 56: See You Later!
In today’s episode, we’ll surprise you with some unexpected content – including the announcement that this is the last episode of one or more of your favorite host(s). We still have our usual banter, games, and booze to keep things fun!
36 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Episode 55: Las Vegas, Nevada
This week we’re back from Vegas with a whopper of an episode! We’ll talk about songs that describe our gaming style and which game would make a great slot machine. We finish off with a would you rather game. We toast the wonderful Ian Barker and talk about some of our recent game plays including: PUSH, Meow: The Cult of Cat, Crew, Cheating Moth, Wavelength, and Lisboa.
31 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Episode 54: New Year, Who Dis?
On today’s episode of The Drinking Meeples we discuss our life as a game and our top games of 2019. We give a hearty toast to Santa Clause and finish our episode with a new segment: New Year, Who Dis?
28 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Episode 53: Santa Smack
On today’s episode we discuss phone apps and our year of gaming in review. We toast the wonderful Greta Thunberg while drinking a variety of tasty beers. We end the episode with one of our favorite segments – “Shotgun”!
35 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Episode 52: Edith Won’t Let Me be a Princess
In today’s episode we discuss our board game personality and what it’s like to work in a brick and mortar board game store during the holiday. We invite the manager of Moonshot Games, Mark Burke (aka the Chubby Meeple), along for the ride! We give a toast to Derek Madlam and drink lots of good stuff. We end the segment with a Board Game Gifts quiz!
34 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Episode 51: Board Game Flask
On this week’s episode we discuss wood vs plastic components and working in the board game industry. We end with our Spin the Bottle segment! We toast the one and only Cassadi Thomas as we sip our morning coffee. As always, we include terrible commercials, not-so-witty banter, and lots of groans. Enjoy!
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Episode 50: GeekLust
We’re hitting the airwaves with EPISODE 50 YA’LL! Today we talk about some games we’ve played recently, toast Dan Hughes, and discuss games that we would like to have fancy versions of. We end with a new segment called GeekLust!
38 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Episode 49: TapAssTree
On this week’s episode of The Drinking Meeples we discuss hypothetical game scenarios and if/when to stop supporting publishers. We end with our “make a game” segment. We also toast Andrew Smith and say a special thanks to our Patron Mark Burke.
38 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Episode 48: Not Your Average Episode
Tom is away, so the Meeples will play! Join us this week with our special guest Sarah Neiling as we have a discussion about our summer of gaming.
30 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
Episode 47: Duuuuuuuuuuude!
In this episode of The Drinking Meeples, we talk about time travel and games that we didn’t think we would like. We do another board game mashup from Dave, say cheers to James Goff, and give a shout out to our fabulous Patrons The Board Boys! This episode is a mess in the best kind of way.
42 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Episode 46: Live from Gen Con w/Bruce Voge!
We had a fantastic time recording at the North Star Games booth at Gen Con with Bruce Voge. We talk about the new edition of Wits and Wagers, The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches, and Paint the Roses. We toast the incomparable Lizzy McGrevy-Shriver and say thanks to our favorite Patron, Carla! We talk … Continue reading Episode 46: Live from Gen Con w/Bruce Voge!
36 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Episode 45: Bathroom of Doom
We’re gearing up for Gen Con and are super excited! This week we check in and talk about crappy super powers, conventions, and play Dave’s new game: Exhibit Hall Sweep. We drink a sour and say cheers to Chris Hahn and our patron Kendra the Fabulous Smurfette!
33 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Episode 44: Live from Moonshot, it’s Monday Morning!
Today we record from Moonshot Games with our special guest Mike Austin! We give our annual Gen Con Recommendations, meet Dave the boardgame genie, and bring back a modern classic “What’s That About?!?” We also say cheers to Sydney Englestein and Dennis G, one of our wonderful patrons!
27 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Episode 43: Fiddly Bits
In this episode we discuss which gaming mechanic best represents our personalities, our new sponsorship with Moonshot Games, and bad game taglines. We say a toast to Gil Melo and Patron Brian! We also drink, laugh, and engage in the usual nonsense.
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