Category Archives: Pod Shorts

EPISODE 23: Legendary Encounters: Alien from Upper Deck

They’re coming through the walls! Quick, take off and nuke them from orbit! Matt and Richard talk about the game Legendary Encounters: Alien, a deckbuilder based on the famous scifi horror franchise. This episode is also available on YouTube.
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August #1 2017 (a few days early!) – Album Reviews for Accept and Rage, RIP to Kenny Shields of Streethart and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Heather and Matt talk about new albums from German metal legends Accept (The Rise Of Chaos) and Rage (Seasons Of The Black), as well the sad news of the death of Streethart’s Kenny Shields and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. You can also find this episode on YouTube. 

EPISODE 22: A QR SPECIAL – Gamers on Social Media and Charity

In popular culture board gamers are often depicted as shy and introverted. Well, some of are, and some of us don’t know many, if any, other gamers within our immediate social groups. But with the advent of social media, gamers are meeting and connecting online, resulting in some very large but tight knit online communities. And some of them accomplish wonderful things together.

Recently  we caught up with the Admin of the largest UK based Facebook gamer group, Chris Bromley from the Board Game Trading and Chat UK group, to talk about the group, some of the ways they’ve helped charity and other causes, how their latest charity fundraiser is by far the biggest one yet, and how people can get involved and help a fellow gamer in need.

Please take a moment and check out the Just Giving page for Annette Lolley, as we discussed in this special episode. Any help or support, including sharing the word, will be greatly appreciated.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/annette-lolley 

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.