Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Off the Shelf: Egizia: Shifting Sands

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Egizia: Shifting Sands off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Acchittocca, Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, Stefano Luperto, and Antonio Tinto. Published by Stronghold Games.

Released on June 12, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/r3_ro8yBZ8I



Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Clash of Galliformes

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Clash of Galliformes from Todys Games. Designed by Kim Åberg and Kim Jansson.

Released on June 4, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4PqbC6S2MAw



Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Off the Shelf: Space Base

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Space Base off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by John D. Clair. Published by Alderac Entertainment Group.

Released on May 22, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/abGv3Q9eXyM



Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Atlantis Rising + Monstrosities

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Atlantis Rising and the Monstrosities expansion from Elf Creek Games. Designed by Galen Ciscell.

Released on May 21, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DOZtU-LMaH4



Friday, May 17, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: May 17, 2024

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 3 weeks. Your one-stop video for the news you need to know. As of May 17, 2024

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/OTde6X-zg3o



Monday, May 13, 2024

I'm a guest on a Podcast!? [The Board Game Triangle Podcast]

Jared from Meeple Mentor is invited to the Board Game Triangle podcast, hosted by Sara, Tim, and Ken in North Carolina. Check out the full video version exclusively right here on my channel. In this podcast episode, we discuss what are IP games, Licensed Games, and pros/cons of IP-Themed games. Link to the Board Game Triangle podcast: https://theboardgametriangle.com/
Video released May 13, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Fcnn5byILac



Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Off the Shelf: Treasure Island

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Treasure Island off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Marc Paquien. Published by Matagot.

Released on May 8, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/FXerOPUgVCE


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews The Shackleton Series interactive puzzle adventure

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of The Shackleton Series from Escape Mail Games. Designed by Paul Harvey.

Kickstarter begins May 7, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uj1LsG82Wbg



Friday, April 26, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Ninja Sloths: Sorcerer's expansion

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Ninja Sloths: Sorcerer's expansion, from Boss Dog Games. Designed by Amanda Naqvi.

Released on April 27, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/zQfOSU0JoK0



Thursday, April 25, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Ninja Sloths

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Ninja Sloths, from Boss Dog Games. Designed by Amanda Naqvi.

Released on April 25, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/sAHgxGEgIZ8



Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Off the Shelf: Dead of Winter

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Dead of Winter off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega. Published by Plaid Hat Games.

Released on April 24, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ep_qLRq8YoE



Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Dungeon Draft

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Dungeon Draft from Upper Deck Entertainment. Designed by Justin Gary.

Released on April 23, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4ibpI3qSwho



Saturday, April 20, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Clash of Galliformes

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Clash of Galliformes, from Todys Games. Designed by Kim Åberg and Kim Jansson.

Released on April 20, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/hX_NN4Z_ML4



Friday, April 19, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: April 19, 2024

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 19, 2024

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



Meeple Mentor Unboxes Atlantis Rising: Monstrosities

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Atlantis Rising: Monstrosities, from Elf Creek Games. Designed by Galen Ciscell.

Released on April 19, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/kCheKt5aaUY



Thursday, April 18, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Atlantis Rising, 2nd Ed

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Atlantis Rising, from Elf Creek Games. Designed by Galen Ciscell, and Brent Dickman.

Released on April 18, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/yd-yfhLWR8s



Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes TenTricks

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes TenTricks, from AlienS Games. Designed by Andrés Saldeño.

Released on April 17, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/x1aXCLNexiw



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Off the Shelf: Tiny Epic Galaxies

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Tiny Epic Galaxies off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Scott Almes. Published by Gamelyn Games.

Released on April 10, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6DO4fI72G2Y



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews All Hoomanz Are Dead!!

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of All Hoomanz Are Dead. Designed by Victor Santoro. Kickstarter launching May 31, 2024.

Released on April 9, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uOy1dJTIGGk



Friday, April 5, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: April 5, 2024

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 5, 2024

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/WoJEcoPGR08



Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Off the Shelf: Clank! A Deckbuilding Adventure

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Clank! A Deckbuilding Adventure off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Paul Dennen. Published by Dire Wolf.

Released on March 27, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/uyMOJ4rF7HQ



Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Paperback announcement- The Board Game Dictionary!

Meeple Mentor makes a big announcement! I wrote a published book, available now as a paperback on Amazon! Push Your Luck: The Board Game Dictionary

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bDXAC-Z5uFk
Buy on Amazon here: https://a.co/d/buOVGGt



Meeple Mentor Reviews Shadow Network

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Shadow Network from Talon Strikes Studios. Designed by Ralph Rosario.

Released on March 26, 2023 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/7Tv5cMF5eJI



Friday, March 15, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: March 15, 2024

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 15, 2024

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xvrim7L5yM4



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Off the Shelf: Earth

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Earth off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Maxime Tardif. Published by Inside Up Games.

Released on March 13, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NbFIzBU3-t0



Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Mythwind

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Mythwind from Open Owl Studios. Designed by Nathan Lige and Brendan McCaskell.

Released on March 12, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/qxkiaZvbmsA



Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Off the Shelf: Wonderland's War

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Wonderland's War off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner, and Ian Moss. Published by Druid City Games

Released on February 28, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PYxPjEI73GE



Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Lawyer Up: Season 1

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Lawyer Up: Season 1 from Rock Manor Games. Designed by Mike Gnade and Samuel Bailey.

Released on February 27, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/af6JLkatxVQ



Friday, February 23, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: February 23, 2024

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 23, 2024

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QKxRn10P5iQ



Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Dungeon Draft

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Dungeon Draft, from Upper Deck Entertainment. Designed by Justin Gary.

Released on February 14, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/g4XT-hCqxj0



Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews Barcelona

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Barcelona from Board&Dice. Designed by Dani Garcia.

Released on February 13, 2023
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/O0julXMDTq4



Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Off the Shelf: TIME Stories

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes T.I.M.E. Stories off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Peggy Chassenet and Manuel Rozoy. Published by Space Cowboys.

Released on February 7, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/6rjMHlnuu6Y



Sunday, February 4, 2024

Meeple Mentor Unboxes Mythwind

Watch as Meeple Mentor opens and unboxes Mythwind, from Open Owl Studios. Designed by Nathan Lige and Brendan McCaskell.

Released on February 4, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0Dhe9opYnT0



Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews VINYL Holiday Edition

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Vinyl Holiday Edition (Season's Greetings) from Talon Strikes Studios. Designed by Eric Alvarado.

Released on January 30, 2024
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/LJv7NpqxrxE



Friday, January 26, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: January 26, 2024

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 January 26, 2024

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



Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Off the Shelf: The Night Cage

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes The Night Cage off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Christopher Ryan Chan, Chris McMahon, and Rosswell Saunders. Published by Smirk and Dagger Games.

Released on January 24, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/bl_NRbbdskw



Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Meeple Mentor Reviews VINYL Jukebox

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of Vinyl Jukebox from Talon Strikes Studios. Designed by Eric Alvarado.

Released on January 23, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ljNoXuGjmcU



Friday, January 12, 2024

What’s New in Board Gaming: January 12, 2024

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 January 12, 2024

Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Ubl9i3zgZGA



Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Off the Shelf: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deckbuilding Game

Jared from Meeple Mentor takes Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deckbuilding Game off the shelf to talk about why it's the game you should play! Designed by Ben Cichoski and Daniel Mandel. Published by Upper Deck Entertainment.

Released on January 10, 2024 Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NH7SmB2imgY



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

I wrote a book!

Book Announcement!

Buy now via this link: https://www.amazon.com/Push-Your-Luck-Board-Dictionary-ebook/dp/B0CRJY927T/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22NYVK45LLTUO&keywords=push+your+luck+the+board+game+dictionary&qid=1704830462&sprefix=%2Caps%2C129&sr=8-1



Meeple Mentor Reviews Leaf

Jared and Holly share their thoughts in a board game review of LEAF from Weird City Games. Designed by Tim Eisner.

Released on January 9, 2023
Public YouTube link: https://youtu.be/d6QuEzjwaOc



Friday, January 5, 2024

The Board Game Dictionary

Paperback and ebook editions!  Written by the Meeple Mentor!

Buy on Amazon HERE!


Push Your Luck: the Board Game Dictionary is the first of its kind for hobbyist board gamers, tabletop game enthusiasts, and those new to modern tabletop games that features a comprehensive collection of terminology, game mechanics, and jargon, and serves as an introductory who's who of the industry. It's a must-have for any serious gamer.

The dictionary works as an
 excellent reference, and a cover-to-cover read to catch up on all the biggest names and jargon being used today by players and industry experts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and inclusive assemblage of board gaming terms anywhere.

In addition to the detailed explanations of game concepts, mechanisms, and themes, real game examples are provided when possible. Over 10 years of board gaming experience and research have gone into making this dictionary the best it can be.