Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Free Giveaway for Space Gate Odyssey

We're giving away a copy of Space Gate Odyssey from Ludonaute! And, including Disney Princess Candyland. Watch this announcement video and click to contest link to gain entries to win!

Gain entries to the contest at this KingSumo contest link: https://www.kingsumo.com/g/egg4wv/space-gate-odyssey

Released on July 21, 2021.
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/nkXl2yiRlOM



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Learn to Play Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig (PLUS solo, variants, and Secrets and Soirees)

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig from Stonemaier Games. Designed by Ben Rosset & Matthew O’Malley.

Released on July 20, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/pe2PF8eITE8



Friday, July 16, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: July 16, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of July 16, 2021

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NwoJP4E7F_A



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 20: Top 10 Drafting Board Games

Watch as Jared and Jay discuss their picks of board games for the top 10 Drafting Games! What do you think of our lists? What are your favorites?

Released on July 13, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Su5DN51Y-ZA



Friday, July 9, 2021

Unboxing Unmatched: Deadpool

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens the latest expansion pack to the Unmatched game series, DEADPOOL.

Released on July 9, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/K9P5ljEMoyE



Unboxing Unmatched: Jurassic Park - InGen vs Raptors

 Watch as Meeple Mentor opens the Unmatched set themed around Jurassic Park from 2020.

Released on July 9, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5i_5PfR19l0



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Learn to Play Taelmoor

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Taelmoor from Delve Bros. Designed by Eli, Willem, and Zac Delventhal. Taelmoor’s Kickstarter page: tlm.gg/ks/meeplementor The campaign goes live July 13th!

Released on July 6, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6kBMH9xpCUU



Friday, July 2, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: July 2, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know.

Released July 2, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5E8UAtQozEw



Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Unboxing Excavation Earth

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes Mighty Board's new game "Excavation Earth," designed by Gordon Calleja, Dávid Turczi, and Wai Yee.

Released on June 22, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6Ji1rp2Yh7I



Mentor Minutes, Episode 19: Top 10 Table Presence Board Games

Jared and Jay discuss their picks of the top 10 board games with the best table presence!

Released on June 22, 2021
Public YouTube link: 
https://youtu.be/Z-XbT0t2vUU



Saturday, June 19, 2021

Mentor Minutes special episode: Kickstarter Preview of Peak Oil Profiteer

 Jared and Jay get the opportunity to speak with Jordi of 2Tomatoes Games about their current Kickstarter game "Peak Oil Profiteer." It's live now and already hit its funding goal!

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ISS2VoUlZFM



Friday, June 18, 2021

What's New In Board Gaming: June 18, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby.  Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks.  Your one-stop video for the news you need to know.

Released on June 18, 2021.
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/hjuqoXnYtL8



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 18: Interviewing Game Designers of Lonely Undead and T'ux Rebellion

Jared and Jay get to interview game designers of upcoming Kickstarters! Shelby Matussak with "Lonely Undead," and Matt Hanna with "T'ux Rebellion."

Released on June 8, 2021
Public YouTube link: 
https://youtu.be/p_vtEaG7gUo



Friday, June 4, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: June 4, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of May 21, 2021

Released June 4, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/z-BBjqezZN0



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Learn to Play Red Rising

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Red Rising from Stonemaier Games. Designed by Alexander Schmidt and Jamey Stegmaier.

Released on June 1, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/LpJVQovayJ8



Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 17: Top 10 Great Games We Don’t Like

In this episode, we discuss games that are great, but we don't like playing. We recognize the game is well-made/liked, but we just don't like them!


Released on May 25, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DYbjuL3zz88




Friday, May 21, 2021

What’s New in Board Gaming: May 21, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby.  Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks.  Your one-stop video for the news you need to know.  As of May 21, 2021

Released on May 21, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/42dm_RZ5j6w



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Learn to Play Blood Rage

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Blood Rage from CMON games. Designed by Eric M. Lang.

Released on May 18, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/i-qD4wblP00



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 16: Top 10 Board Gaming Accessories

In this episode, Jared and Jay discuss their picks for best accessories in board gaming. What kinds of things you may need or want to have for a game session (apart from the games). This list is about important items that are adjacent to board gaming, not necessarily made for board games.

Released on May 11, 2021
Public YouTube link: 
https://youtu.be/u6mgxOPMFQg



Friday, May 7, 2021

What’s New in Board Gaming: May 7, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of May 7, 2021

Released on May 7, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DqVLH8sctyg



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Learn to Play CloudAge

The latest game from Alexander Pfister, and another excellent one at that! Wonderful medium-weight game about resource-collecting, exploring, and running an efficient airship!

Release date: May 4, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PQKEfaLAZrM



Friday, April 30, 2021

Unboxing Red Rising

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes Red Rising from Stonemaier Games. See what comes in the Collector's Edition!

Released on April 30th. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/fLU0YdS5mSM



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 15: Interviewing Game Designers (Hivernation & Taelmoor)

In this episode of the Mentor Minutes podcast, Jared and Jay interview the game designers of upcoming Kickstarter games Hivernation and Taelmoor. Hivernation is by Seth Chappell and starts their Kickstarter campaign on April 13th. Taelmoor is by the Delve brothers, composed of Willem, Zac, and Eli Delventhal. Their Kickstarter opens on July 13th.

Released on April , 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/dbkF8coE8_8



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Unboxing Umbra Via

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens Umbra Via from Pandasaurus Games! Designed by Connor Wake.

Released on April 21, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/9D-tHWekfzQ



Meeple Mentor on top Board Game YouTuber list?!

 Yep!  The Meeple Mentor channel was recently featured on a list posted by FeedSpot.  The list is the top 45 Board Games YouTube channels to watch in 2021.
It's very exciting to be recognized and put on a list with so many other great YouTube channels!

https://blog.feedspot.com/board_games_youtube_channels

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Learn to Play Dinogenics with Controlled Chaos expansion

Dinogenics is an amazing worker placement game about building up your own dinosaur theme park. Love the artwork, player boards, and use of unique dinosaur meeples and fences as a mechanism. Medium-weight, and plays under an hour and a half.

Release Date: April 20, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/2XAZT9zvnb8



Friday, April 16, 2021

Unboxing Hadrian's Wall

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes Hadrian's Wall from Garphill Games, designed by Bobby Hill.

Released on April 16, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/anln30l3sMA



What's New in Board Gaming: April 16, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of April 16, 2021

Released April 16, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DTMkWaPo7dg



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 14: Interviewing the Board Game Snobs

Watch as Jared and Jay talk with Gaby and Jerry from the Board Game Snobs podcast! We discuss their podcast origins, board games, and more!

Released on April 13, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5sawXia9Tsc



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Unboxing Bloodborne: The Board Game

Check out what's inside the base game of Bloodborne: The Board Game from CMON.

Released on April 7, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/mbRc8_hfLbM



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Learn to Play Lost Ruins of Arnak

My favorite release from 2020! Lost Ruins of Arnak is one of the best games to combine worker placement and deckbuilding. I'm a fan of both, so I'm impressed. Amazing artwork, and feels like an Indiana Jones archeology adventure- complete with fighting monsters!

Release date: April 6, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/OqEguv5IT_k



Friday, April 2, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: April 2, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby.  Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks.  Your one-stop video for the news you need to know.  As of April 2, 2021

Released on April 2, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0AU2zVz5L2c



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Learn to Play Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game from Ravensburger. Designed by Prospero Hall.

Released on March 30, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/_F-gcGDJsmk



Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 13: Top 10 Board Games with Miniatures

Listen in as Jared and Jay discuss their favorite board games with miniatures!  What are your favorites? Do you agree with our picks?  Let us know!

To join the contest for a free copy of "Hadrian's Wall" by Garphill Games, head to this link to gain entries!

Released on March 23, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Zqjyf0qjWZw



Friday, March 19, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: March 19

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of March 19, 2021 Contest link for entries: https://kingsumo.com/g/eoxsbf/hadrians-wall-giveaway

Released on March 19, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/HieXLm7VTe8



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Learn to Play Darkest Night 2nd edition

Darkest Night is a co-op game for 1-4 players. Be a hero and overcome the Necromancer terrorizing the world! With 29 different heroes to choose from, there's a lot of replay variety here! Can't wait to show you how to play!

Released on March 16, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/EHKDhY1Cyj8



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 12: Top 10 Board Game Covers

Jared and Jay discuss their picks for the best board game covers! Top 10 covers and honorable mentions. If you prefer, you can listen to the podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, and more!

Released on March 9, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vOXwNIrxq-I



Friday, March 5, 2021

What’s New in Board Gaming: March 5, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby.  Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks.  Your one-stop video for the news you need to know.  As of March 5, 2021

Current giveaway for Hadrian’s Wall: https://kingsumo.com/g/eoxsbf/hadrians-wall-giveaway
Super Board Sunday podcast:
superboardsunday.podbean.com

Released on March 5, 2021.
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/FM0ajLCjFYM


 


Free Giveaway of HADRIAN'S WALL!!!

In this announcement video, check out the details of the latest free game giveaway from the Meeple Mentor YouTube channel. This is a WORLDWIDE giveaway, so get your entries in! Contest is from March 5 - 26 Contest link for entries: https://kingsumo.com/g/eoxsbf/hadrians-wall-giveaway

Released on March 5, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/LcxqRvdOCeI



Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Learn to Play Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia from Stonemaier Games. Designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone.

Released on March 2, 2021.
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/mMJLi9gPTA4



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Board Game Giveaway Winner! Santorini and Game of HAM

In this follow up video to the contest for 2 free board games, I announce the winner! We had a few hundred people enter the contest, with thousands of entries!

Released on February 23, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/aQiYhv-9obo



Mentor Minutes, Episode 11: Top 10 Gateway Board Games

Jared and Jay discuss their top 10 board game picks for best Gateway Games to introduce to non-gamers.  Episode 11 of the Mentor Minutes podcast.

Released on February 23, 2021.
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/XRyY3k0Zscc



Friday, February 19, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: February 19, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and crowdfunded games launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of February 19, 2021

Released on February 19, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/mMARf41wbAw



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Learn to Play Great Western Trail (with Rails to the North expansion)

Great Western Trail was my number one favorite game of all time, ONLY surpassed by Alexander Pfister's other game, "Maracaibo." I'm happy to do this tutorial, and include the "Rails to the North" expansion.

Release Date: February 16, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ClrEYZJMwnA



Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 10: Top 10 Board Games with Dice NOT Rolled

Watch as Jared and Jay discuss their top 10 board game picks for games that have dice but are never rolled.

Released on February 9, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bQ07_9a7Xrc



Friday, February 5, 2021

What’s New in Board Gaming: February 5, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and Kickstarters launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of February 5, 2021

Released on February 5, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/e4yquvXCQlM



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Learn to Play Smash Up

Although commonly thought of as a lighter game, Smash Up is full of new expansions that increase the complexity of each game. I include as many rules as I can from the Smash Up series into one comprehensive video for you! It's a fun, competitive card game that plays differently each time due to the many combinations of factions players can use.

FAQ https://bit.ly/2sjdG0U Smash Up Fandom https://smashup.fandom.com/

Released on February 2, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8HrrzzvW3dc




Unboxing Bonfire

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes the new game Bonfire by Stefan Feld. Published by Pegasus Spiele.

Released on February 1, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5-ydN89TmZg



Monday, February 1, 2021

Unboxing CloudAge

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes CloudAge by Alexander Pfister and Arno Steinwender. Published by Capstone Games.

Released on February 1, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NefvegXoQSw




Friday, January 29, 2021

FREE Board Game Giveaway! 1000 Subs push! ends 2/19/21

Check out this announcement video for a board game giveaway! One lucky winner will get 2 free games!

Get entries HERE: https://kingsumo.com/g/pds6xs/1000-subscribers-push

Released on January 29, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PFjrsQbOOis



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Unboxing Monster Slaughter: Underground

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes the Kickstarter expansion for Monster Slaughter, called Monster Slaughter Underground!

Released on January 27, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lmHHEWtWXsg



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 9: Top 10 New Board Games to Us

Watch as Jared and Jay discuss their top 10 favorite board games recently played for the FIRST time. Mentor Minutes is a podcast also streamed on podcast streaming services!

Released on January 26, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4z9h3ZjZnOI



Friday, January 22, 2021

What's New in Board Gaming: Jan 22, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and Kickstarters launched in the past 2 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of January 22, 2021

Released on January 22, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/qAsVJDDi4oE



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Unboxing Canvas

Watch as Meeple Mentor unboxes the latest Kickstarter delivery of Canvas by Road to Infamy Games.

Released on January 21, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/RtB-ehZa-Uc



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Learn to Play Dragon Castle

Dragon Castle is a fantastic medium-weight abstract game using tiles reminiscent of Mahjong.  Great components, solid gameplay, and lots of replayability.

Release Date: January 19, 2021
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/9b3jq4LqhnI




Thursday, January 14, 2021

Unboxing Tainted Grail: the Fall of Avalon wave 2, stretch goals, expansions

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens the wave 2 shipment of the Tainted Grail: the Fall of Avalon Kickstarter. Check out the Red Death expansion, Stretch Goals, Last Knight, Age of Legends expansions, and more.

Released on January 14, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/i1lSH8t3b6A



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mentor Minutes, Episode 8: Top 10 Over 10

In this final installment of the "Top 10" of the decades series, Jared and Jay discuss their top 10 board games released over 10 years ago. Looking at games released 2001-2010.

Released on January 12, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/MCu8WBStsXU



Friday, January 8, 2021

What’s New in Board Gaming: January 8th, 2021

Check out the latest news surrounding the board gaming hobby. Jared from Meeple Mentor gathers some of the top announcements, hot games buzz, and Kickstarters launched. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. Week of January 8.

Released on Jan. 8, 2021 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/MjVIfBb7YAg



Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Learn to Play Gùgōng with Pànjūn expansion

Watch as Meeple Mentor prepares you to play Gùgōng, with the Pànjūn expansion.

Released on January 4, 2021. Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vkV82gdlND0