Meeple Syrup Show

Meeple Syrup Show

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Join Jessey, Erica, and Sen, games designers and developers, EACH Wednesday at 9:00 pm EST for LIVE video conversations about analogue games from the design point of view. Our show features designer spotlights, inside the industry guests and conversations


Spotlight - Lizzy Funkhouser
Feb 14 • 61 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show Season 2! Spotlight, Erica, Sen and Jessey welcome on Lizzy Funkhouser who works full time in the industry doing both design and media. Between Skybound Media and Board Game Spotlight, plus a little one…
Patron Special Episode
Feb 14 • 71 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show Season 2! On today’s Howdy Meeps and Welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show Season 2! On today’s very first Community Episode, we have two of our patrons join the Meeple Syrup crew. Join us as we dive into some…
Inside the Industry - ProtoTO and Organizing a Convention with Pam Walls
Jan 27 • 61 min
Howdy Meeps and Welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show Season 2! On today’s Inside the Industry, we are just a few days post ProtoTO (a prototyping event in Toronto, Canada) and organizer Pam Walls chats with Sen and Erica about how everything worked behind the…
Digging into Design - Just Keep Swimming or How to keep things going
Jan 21 • 64 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show Season 2! On today’s Digging into Design, we tackle one of the biggest design problems: how to keep everything going. We all get stuck on projects or have a lot on our plates at once, guests Kathleen…
Spotlight - Julie Ahern from Greenbriar Games
Jan 13 • 70 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Spotlight, Erica and Sen get to talk to Julie Ahern of Greenbriar Games all about game design, publishing, and juggling many different jobs in the gaming industry at once. Join us! Make sure to…
Dissecting the Game - Dexterity Games
Jan 6 • 63 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we talk about all things dexterity game and why this type of game seems to be much loved or much hated. Some love it for the skill or the chance to be silly. Some are…
Inside the Industry - Design Studios
Jan 6 • 63 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talk to Nathan Weisman from Funko Games/Forrest Pruzan to talk to us about what it is like to be part of a design studio. He talks about working in teams, how projects…
Designing the Game - Intentional Variety
Jan 6 • 64 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designing the Game, Sen and Erica (with the help of questions provided by Jessey who couldn’t join in the episode) talk about intentional variety in their game designs and how you won’t see…
We’re Back!
Jan 6 • 63 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Special Event, we’re back for a fantastic Season 2! Jessey, Erica, and Sen talk about the conventions they visited this summer, their upcoming tabletop projects, and all the amazing guests and…
Dissecting the Game - Real Time Games
Dec 2, 2019 • 65 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we jump into a discussion about real time games! Which ones we liked, what they do well, and why they might not be everyone’s favourite. Join us! Make sure to hit the…
Inside the Industry - Gather Round Games
Dec 2, 2019 • 66 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talked to Adi and Liz from Gather Round Games about their current successful, self published game “Someone Has Died”. Join us! Make sure to hit the “Subscribe” button…
Desigining the Game Kickstart your Creativity
Nov 17, 2019 • 65 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designing the Game, we try to unlock our creativity with some fun ways to generate game ideas. We brought on some of our Patrons and regular guests to participate with us. Make sure to hit the…
Designer Spotlight - Elizabeth Hargrave
Nov 11, 2019 • 62 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designer Spotlight we have on Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the spectacularly beautiful game, Wingspan. She talks about what is coming up next from her, including Tussie Mussie from Button…
Dissecting the Game - Area Control
Nov 5, 2019 • 61 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we’re looking at Area Control games! Join us as we look at the difference between Area Control, Area Majority, Area Influence, and all those other terms we seem to use.…
Inside the Industry - Board Game Media
Nov 5, 2019 • 67 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talked to Bebo from BeBold Games on the business that she built, the book she wrote, and what it takes to be in Board Game Media. Join us! Make sure to hit the…
Inside the Industry - Nick Nazzaro from Lay Waste Games
Oct 21, 2019 • 69 min
Howdy Meeps and Welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we’re talking to Nick Nazzaro from Lay Waste Games! He’s talking to us about Life Siphon, his most recent game on Kickstarter, what it’s like to make custom components, and…
Designer Spotlight - Bobby West
Oct 14, 2019 • 64 min
Howdy Meeps and Welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designer Spotlight, we’re talking to Bobby West, game designer and HABA employee. He shares with us some of the exciting upcoming projects he has co-designed with Alan Moon, designer of Ticket…
Dissecting the Game - Drafting Games
Oct 7, 2019 • 57 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we’re looking at Drafting games! We look at the difference drafting games and how we would use drafting in a design. Join us! Make sure to hit the “Subscribe” button and…
Inside the Industry - Indie Game Alliance
Sep 30, 2019 • 66 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talked to Matt Holden from The Indie Game Alliance on the business he has built to support game designers, the kind of services that Indie offers, and why he started…
Designing the Game - Jay Cormier and Failing Faster in Playtesting
Sep 23, 2019 • 63 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designing the Game, we talked to Jay Cormier about his new “Fail Faster” game design journal, how he created the journal, who helped him along the way, and why you should get one yourself! Tons…
Dissecting the Game - Pandemic
Sep 16, 2019 • 57 min
Howdy Meeps and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we’re lookingat the popular and fun game, Pandemic! Join us as we look at the mechanics behind an outbreak, thecooperation element, and what makes this game so accessible.…
Inside the Industry - Developer John Brieger
Sep 9, 2019 • 59 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talk to developer John Brieger about what a developer does and the kind of relationship they have with publishers and designers. Get an inside glimpse of some of the…
Meeple Syrup Show Designing the Game - In Game Avatars
Sep 2, 2019 • 73 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designing the Game, we have Andrew Wolf join us in talking about meeples, minis, and more! How do you like to be represented in games? Join us! The Meeple Syrup Show is a live broadcast every…
Designer Spotlight - Shannon McDowell and Escape Rooms
Aug 26, 2019 • 56 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designer Spotlight, we talk to Shannon McDowell about her first signed game(s), a series of escape room decks called “Conundrum”, how she planned her puzzles out, what her first GenCon was…
Dissecting the Game - Istanbul the Dice Game and Dice-ifying Games
Aug 19, 2019 • 58 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Dissecting the Game, we talk about Istanbul the Dice Game and the dice-ification of games (games that have become dice versions). Our lovely moderators over at The Meeple Syrup Show Talk Page…
Inside The Industry - New York Toy Fair
Aug 15, 2019 • 55 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Inside the Industry, we talk about the New York Toy Fair!
Designing the Game - Kids Games with Helaina Cappel
Jul 18, 2019 • 54 min
Howdy Meeps, and welcome to the Meeple Syrup Show! On today’s Designing the Game, we Helaina Cappel of Kids Table Board Games and Burnt Island games on to talk about how to create and target agame for kids! Join us! The Meeple Syrup Show is a live…
New Year, New Show
Jul 18, 2019 • 56 min
New Year, New Show! Jessey, Erica, and Sen talk about what is next and new for the Meeple Syrup Show, and what we have planned for this brand new year of game design! Join us! The Meeple Syrup Show is a live broadcast every Wednesday night at 9pm EST…