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Talking Cascadia with Randy Flynn

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Interview with Randy Flynn designer behind the upcoming tile-laying puzzle game, Cascadia. In this game (for 1-4 players), gamers will be drafting tiles and animal tokens to build their wildlife populated habitats in the Northwest region of North American known as the Cascadia. Soon to be on Kickstarter (September 2020), Cascadia will be published by Flatout Games (publisher of Calico) and features art from Beth Sobel (Calico, Viticulture, World’s Fair 1893, Herbaceous).
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The Recipe Behind Circled Sprouts and Diced Herbs

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A new in-depth game interview with Stephen Finn about Herbaceous Sprouts. A dice game coming from Pencil First Games for 2-4 players.
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A Micro Chat interview with Danny Devine and Steven Aramini, on Sprawlopolis the spirtiual sucessor to Circle the Wagons. Sprawlolpolis which plays 1-4 players, is a city building cooperative game, that can fit in your pocket.

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Rewind: Designing Meeples with Matt Leacock

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In this (rewind) edition of Designing Meeples (from March 2015), we interview famed tabletop designer, Matt Leacock shares some advice and tips on designing a good co-op game.

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Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm
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The Tale Behind Those Tricky Tides

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The Inquisitive Meeple interviews game designer, Steven Aramini on his new game, Tricky Tides. Currently, on Kickstarter from Gold Seal Games, Tricky Tides merges trick-taking with pick-up and deliver mechanics.

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Returning to Ed Marriott's Fictional Town of Scoville

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Returning to Ed Marriott's Fictional Town of Scoville


Back in February of 2014, one of the first people I interviewed for The Inquisitive Meeple was, Ed Marriott, about his game Scoville, which at the time was on Kickstarter (The True Story of Ed Marriott and His Fictional Town of Scoville). Well we are back with Ed Marriott with a follow up about Scoville, now that the game is finally starting to ship to backers. Hopefully, readers enjoy getting to know Ed even more or for the first time. Without further ado..

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Ben Pierro Discusses Foodtown Throwdown

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Ben Pierro Discusses Foodtown Throwdown


Interview with designer, Ben Pierro, about his game, Foodtown Throwdown, which is currently on Kickstarter. For 2-4 players, in Foodtown Throwdown "players compete to build the best food truck business in town by adding recipes to their menu with whatever crazy ingredients they can find. You will also need to establish your territory and publicize your truck while dealing with sabotage attempts from your competitors."

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Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:39 pm
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Talking The Kingswoods with Alan Wong

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Talking The Kingswoods with Alan Wong


Interview with Canadian designer, Alan Wong, on his game, The Kingswood which currently on Kickstarter. "The Kingswood is a tile placement and role choosing game for 2-4 players."

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Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:17 pm
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Scott Almes On Rolling For Tiny Epic Galaxies

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Scott Almes On Rolling For Tiny Epic Galaxies


Happy New Year! The first interview for 2015, is another interview with Scott Almes, about a new Tiny Epic game, Tiny Epic Galaxies. This time around not only is it a dice game, but for the first time the Tiny Epic family goes Sci-Fi. For 2-4 players, in Tiny Epic Galaxies, "each player controls their very own galaxy! From which they will develop their empire by managing resources, expanding their fleet, colonizing planets, and exploiting their enemies' position. "

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After the Kickstarter: Steampunk Rally

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After the Kickstarter: Steampunk Rally


An after the Kickstarter follow up interview with Orin Bishop, on Steampunk Rally. Our original interview can be found here: Orin Bishop and his Steampunk Rally . In this brief interview we discuss Kickstarter success, stretch goals and Orin's designer goal for 2015.

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