Live Games Are Returning!

Munchkin boardgame pieces

Well it’s been one heck of a (checks wrist hair where a watch used to be back when time mattered) 14 months. We’re not going to rehash all that insanity and unpleasantness, but we survived. We all survived, and after vaccinations, some incredible shifting and improv with our gaming group over the past year and … Read more

Is GameFly Worth It?

thinking gamer man

GameFly commercials used to be everywhere. One of the early names in the national video game rental market, GameFly started with the same disc to home method as Netflix before expanding into digital rentals. However, they have since shut down the digital side of things while still offering a pretty solid rental setup on video … Read more

9 Most Underrated Utility Spells in D&D 5E

Utility Spell Video Screenshot

The sheer variety of different spells and casting styles in 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons gives players plenty of options when it comes to molding their casters. While offensive magic and healing magic are pretty self-explanatory, and most players have their favorites (Hello Fireball!), you could argue the real shape of your caster’s personality … Read more

Assorted Meeples: Survived the Derecho

Tree down Derecho storm damage

So…it’s been a while all. As most of you know, here at Assorted Meeples we’re based out of Iowa and in particular most of us are in Linn County, which got hit by the absolute worst brunt of the Derecho. Even weeks later, the damage is extensive and devastating, and we’re a long way from … Read more

Meeple Meetup 8/6/2020

Unrailed video game screenshot

Well hello, hello, hello once again my fellow Meeples! How’s everyone doing on this fine Thursday? Certainly better than a Wishy-washy Wednesday, a tormenting Tuesday or, ugh, a Monday. And no, Mondays don’t get alliteration. They don’t deserve it. But you have us on Thursdays so hopefully that counts as something! So there have been … Read more

Meeple Meetup 07/23/2020

Stone Age Winter Board Game

Well last week was a crazy good gauntlet, wasn’t it? The score was 3-2-1, 2-2-2, or 2*-2-2**, or 3*-2-2** all depending how you look at it. In other words, we made things plenty confusing while blasting through six games of Splendor last Thursday. Each of us was thoroughly whooped at least once, each of us … Read more

Meeple Meetup 7/16/2020

Splendor Video Game Screenshot

We’re already half way through the year. Isn’t that wild? We’re still making the best of things. Wishing Pheeeeellllll and his lovely family the best and safety during their vacation. Meanwhile those of us who need to stick to strict self-isolation are ready to bring you another night of online game shennanigans. Those of you … Read more