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Meet The Meeples

A site about Modern Boardgaming

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Finances and the holidaysskirkhamimg_3153

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:13:57 +0000

So, since I have been unemployed since May of 2016 our financial situation has been tough. Especially the last couple of months. Hopefully we can raise enough money to get home for Christmas. If you can help, financially in any way we have a GoFundMe campaign below that you can donate. Thanks in advance for […](image)

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New Web Site! :-)skirkham

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 23:41:44 +0000

Hey Folks.  Come on over to the new web site for Meet The Meeples at or just I’m excited that I finally have a domain for myself and will now be posting the blog over there.  You guys can also view this site for any archived information.  I do not plan on deleting […](image)

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First Impressions: 1812 The Invasion Of Canada by Academy GamesskirkhamDSC_0033DSC_0037DSC_0034DSC_0030DSC_0035DSC_0038

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:29:03 +0000

In 1812, Great Britain and its allies were battling Napoleon for control of Europe.  A young United States declared war on Britain and decides to invade Canada due to seizures of American ships and goods. 1812 The Invasion Of Canada is a semi cooperative game that allows up to 5 players to try to conquer […](image)

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Game Review: For The Win published by Tasty Minstrel GamesskirkhamFor The Win 1For The Win 2For The Win 3

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:10:54 +0000

For The Win is a two player game that is played in about 15 minutes time.  The object of the game is to connect five of your tiles together either in a orthagonal pattern, diagonal pattern, or a combination of the two patterns.  You do this by taking a mandatory one or two actions each […](image)

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Better Late Than Never: Game Of The Year For 2011skirkhamKingdom BuilderKingdom Builder 2

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:16:54 +0000

I played many boardgames in 2011, but the one that struck me as what I would nominate as game of the year would be: Kingdom Builder by Queen Games. There were many things that came to mind when I decided to nominate this as game of the year for 2011. First, this game has the […](image)

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I Drank What? – by Empire GamesskirkhamI Drank What 1I Drank What 4I Drank What 3Empire Games 3Empire Games 2Empire Games 4Empire Games 5

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:45:03 +0000

This past weekend I attended the MACE convention in Highpoint, NC.  While there, I had the chance to play many games and meet many new gaming friends. One of the games I had the chance to play was “I Drank What?” by Empire Games. Overview: “I Drank What” is a card game for 4 to […](image)

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@EagleGames Gryphon Games Demo Day and other Games played too.skirkhamDSC_0009DSC_0010DSC_0016DSC_0015DSC_0018DSC_0020DSC_0021DSC_0024DSC_0025DSC_0026DSC_0030DSC_0032DSC_0034DSC_0040

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:43:51 +0000

Being on the Wingman Demo Team for Eagle and Gryphon Games, I chose a couple of games that I recently received to demo and took them with me to a demo day at Hypermind in Burlington, NC. One of the games is a game called Can’t Stop.  Can’t Stop was initially released back in the […](image)

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Games people play at a “Carnival” celebration!CarnivalCelebrationskirkhamCarnivalCelebrationVivaJava with Game Designer 2VivaJava 1VivaJava 2VivaJava 3Elder Sign 1Elder Sign 2Elder Sign 3

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 16:24:43 +0000

On October 1, 2011 I had the pleasure of joining several of my Board Gaming friends that live in the Raleigh-Durham area for a celebration.  We all gathered to celebrate the countdown to a very successful Kickstarter campaign of Carnival. Carnival was the idea of Cherilyn Kirkman (Pictured on the Left) as the designer and […](image)

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Games People PlayskirkhamCarcassonne 10th AnniversaryAscension-Return Of The FallenZombie FluxxCarnival

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:27:44 +0000

When I arrived at Hypermind Tuesday evening, Alton and I sat down to a 2 player game of Carcassonne 10th Anniversary Edition. Alton and I have played this game 3 times before, together.  Each time, I won the game. Well, this time, Alton was trying some nice tactical moves, but in the end I prevailed.  […](image)

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Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:46:07 +0000

Coming next week (Aug 18) to Kickstarter: Carnival by a couple of friends (Chris Kirkman, and Cherilyn Kirkman) – Owners of I’m looking forward to supporting this game, I hope you do too.(image)

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