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More Exciting Changes Coming to the Meeple!

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We’ve been in our new location at 53 Milford Drive for a little over a month now, and things are going great! But as anyone who knows us will tell you, we’re not big on being idle. So after we completed the renovation and relocation, we took a short break, and then immediately got back to work on some more changes, additions and upgrades to the new Meeple. Here’s just a few of the great things we have in store for the near future: The Patio – The weather appears to be finally warming up, and that means enjoying some time out on the patio! We have some work to do before we’re ready to open up our patio to guests, but we’re moving along…

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April Brewer’s Spotlight – MadTree Brewing

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One of the things we are passionate about here at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple is craft beer. We pride ourselves on having an excellent assortment of craft beers for the enjoyment of our guests. In our monthly blog feature, the Brewer’s Spotlight, we raise our pints to the men and women who dedicate themselves to the brewing craft. In April we raise a pint to our friends from MadTree Brewing, based in nearby Cincinnati, Ohio. MadTree was founded in 2013 on the principal that “beer builds community and community builds beer.” The brewery was the first to can craft beer in Ohio, and opened their new production brewery and taproom in February of 2017! So where does MadTree get its name from? Well,…

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April Publisher’s Spotlight – Red Raven Games

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This month, we shine our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Red Raven Games. Although Red Raven Games was officially started by Ryan Laukat in the basement of his home, this Sandy, Utah based gaming-company really originated in Ryan’s childhood. From a young age, Ryan knew that he wanted to design his own worlds and stories. Board games were the answer. Ryan began designing games with the hopes of getting one published. In 2011 he achieved this goal with Empires of the Void (a space exploration game of exciting dice-rolling combat), which met with great success on Kickstarter. Red Raven Games was brought to life, with the mission to “give players a chance to escape to a new world and enjoy that experience with their…

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April Game of the Month – The Wakening Lair

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If you have been reading our game of the month blog for any length of time, you may have picked up that I am drawn to fantasy themed games, games with dice, cooperative games, and games with high replay value. Wakening Lair, April’s Game of the Month, checks off all those boxes! Speaking of boxes, the game box is stylized after an ancient tome. How cool is that? In Wakening Lair, the players take on the role of a party of adventurers exploring an evil lair, with the goal of preventing an ancient evil from escaping and bringing pain and sorrow to their world! The Lair was built long ago by an ancient evil, and lies at the heart of a dense forest a short…

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April Milkshake Madness

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March’s Milkshake Madness was a battle of courage for our hobbit friends, but only one could rise to be the One Shake to Rule the Malt. Even with the advantage of numbers, the tag team of Cherry and Pippen weren’t able to outwit the competition. Despite being the wisest of the contenders, Bilberry Baggins failed to elude defeat. The winning shake and April’s Milkshake of the Month is Mr. Frodo’s steadfast companion, Shamwise Gamgee. April is all about the onset of Spring, featuring rain, occasional snow, and the release of Avengers: Infinity War! Ten years after the release of Iron Man comes the triumphant conclusion of a terrific story. Thanos appears on Earth and the mightiest heroes must defeat his tyranny or be destroyed by…

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