EPISODE 21: Robin by Frederic Moyersoen and Flatline Games

Will you rob the rich and give to the poor? Will you take the road to higher risk for greater reward by hiding out near Nottingham Castle, or play it safe by hiding out at Sherwood Forest? Matt and Richard look at this game of set collection, trading, and robbing from the rich to give to the poor, in Robin by Frederic Moyersoen the creator of Saboteur. This episode is also available to watch on YouTube.

EPISODE 11: The Shadow Over Innsmouth, a scifi horror novella by HP Lovecraft

Why are the inhabitants of nearby towns so distrustful of the inhabitants of Innsmouth? What causes outsiders to feel a wave of revulsion when encountering its people? Indeed, what is the mysterious shadow over Innsmouth? Matthew and Richard discuss the scifi horror novella by H.P. Lovecraft “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, the only of his stories to be printed as a book in his lifetime, which has inspired and influenced a wide range of games, books, films, and dramatisations.

EPISODE 11: Who would make the most terrifying host for a Facehugger/Chestburster? (from the Aliens franchise)

In the Aliens film franchise, after a host victim has been ‘impregnated’ by a Facehugger, the ensuing Chestburster gains some traits of its host, since it uses the hosts genetic material to create itself. This gives rise to a truly Big Talk question: Who would make the most terrifying host for a Facehugger to impregnate with a Chestburster? Matt and Richard discuss this in episode 11 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to watch on YouTube). 

EPISODE 20: Blood Of An Englishman

Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman! Matt and Richard look at this 2 player asymmetrical card game, in which one player takes the role of Jack, attempting to steal treasures and escape via the beanstalk, and the other player assumes the role of the Giant attempting to thwart him.

July 17 #2 Music News – Edguy, Blind Guardian, Quiet Riot, Empire, Kryptonite, Night Ranger, Tyketto

Heather and Matt discuss new albums coming out from Blind Guardian, Edguy, Quiet Riot, Kryptonite and Empire, with tour news from Night Ranger, Tyketto, and more!

EPISODE 19: MULTIUNVERSUM from Board and Dice

The labs at CERN are in disarray. An experiment has gone wrong, leaving portals to terrifying alternate dimensions wide open. Do you have what it takes to close the portals and win a Nobel Prize? The Meeples look at Multiuniversum from Board and Dice Games. 

EPISODE 10: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Hyperion by Dan Simmons, a science fiction novel about a group of pilgrims who travel to a distant world to meet a terrifyingly powerful being called the Shrike who will grant 1 of those pilgrims a wish, and slaughter the rest. 

EPISODE 10: Stargate SG-1, Jack O’Neill and alternative uses for the Stargate

On the tenth anniversary of the airing of the series finale of Stargate SG-1 (after ten seasons) and for the tenth episode of “Tiny Meeples, Big Talk”, Matt and Richard get together to discuss Earth’s first line of defense against the Goa’uld system lords, SG-1 and it’s leader Colonel Jack O’Neill (note: O’Neill with 2 L’s, not the 1 L Colonel O’Neil who has no sense of humour!) as portrayed by Macgyver star Richard Dean Anderson, as well as alternative uses for the Stargate. What were your highlights of Stargate SG-1? 

EPISODE 18: BIBLIOS from Iello

Matt and Richard look at the card game Biblios from Iello, a game of drafting, set building and bidding, where each player takes on the role of a monk in a monastery, trying to build the best library. 

July 2017 #1 Mr. Big, Saxon, DaVinci, Lionheart, Soul Enema, Warner Drive

Heather and Matt discuss new releases coming out from Mr. Big, Saxon, Warner Drive, Soul Enema, and the long awaited return of DaVinci and Lionheart.