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December Publisher Spotlight – Ares Games

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One of the things we like to do here at The Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives! As the year comes to a close, we shine our spotlight on our friends from Ares Games. Originally specializing in war games, this Italian-based company was founded in July of 2011 by a group of entrepreneurs interested in the gaming world. Ares engaged the design and production team of NG International and brought them on board along with the licenses for the War of…

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December Game of the Month – Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate

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Welcome to the city of Baldur’s Gate, traveler! But beware, for the shadow of Bhaal has covered this once proud city. The nefarious god of murder has begun whispering to those who would carve a bloody path of mayhem and destruction in his name.  Monstrous creatures and horrors beyond comprehension have answered the call of Bhaal, crawling from the deep dark places of the world to search for prey amongst the streets and alleyways of Baldur’s Gate. I know why you have come, traveler… The Harpers have called upon you to cleanse the rot that dwells within our beloved city. Will you succeed in banishing Bhaal and his minions? Or will you succumb to his madness and betray your newfound allies? Are you strong enough…

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December Milkshake Madness

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This Month’s Milkshake Madness Competition was filled with heroic courage as three DC Universe settings competed for our favor. Smallville’s delicious combination of apples and peanut butter was a delight to anyone who explored Clark Kent’s hometown, and the radical combination of lime and blue raspberry was a treat to anyone visiting the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. But neither shake could compete with the fudgey goodness of Gotham’s fudge chocolate cookie. The Dark Knight’s home town will move on to become the Milkshake of the Month for December. As we move into December, our thoughts turn to the holidays: the bells, the glitter, the gathering of families, and of course the nefarious villains trying to stop it all! This year the greatest of Christmas villains…

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Introducing the Red Cloak Society

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In my last update, I mentioned that we were planning an exciting overhaul of our role playing offerings. After a lot of hard work by the team, some great input from our volunteer Dungeon Meeple corps, and valuable feedback from our players, I’m thrilled to unveil the Red Cloak Society! The Red Cloak Society is a community for our role playing guests regardless of what systems they enjoy, and offers great benefits and rewards, both in game and out! The Society features separate Player and Dungeon Meeple divisions to ensure that our players and game masters alike enjoy an amazing role playing experience. The Red Cloak Society also provides a framework for the Malted Meeple’s many role playing offerings, with the goal of making it…

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November Publisher Spotlight – USAopoly

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One of the things we like to do here at The Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives! In this month’s Publisher’s Spotlight, we are proud to feature our friends from USAopoly! USAopoly is a company that specializes in licensed board games and other products. The company is based out of Carlsbad, a city in North San Diego County. The company was formed 25 years ago by the Chapin Family in the city of Encintas, just south of Carlsbad. Their very first…

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