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January Game of the Month – Patchwork

Patchwork

A common question we are asked here at The Malted Meeple is “What game is best for two players?” While there is of course no wrong answer, the game that I prefer to recommend and to teach is Patchwork. This unassuming game about creating beautiful patchwork quilts was designed by Uwe Rosenberg, the name behind titles such as Bohnanza, Glass Road, and Agricola. While many of his games are known for their complexity, Patchwork is incredibly simple and very approachable. I describe it as a bit like Tetris with patchwork pieces! In the real world, patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. Historically, it was a way to make use of leftover pieces of cloth…

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Exciting Changes at the Meeple, Part 3!

Meeple's Big Move Banner

It’s time for the next update in our series of exciting new changes happening here at the Malted Meeple! If you missed the first parts in the series, you can find them on our Meeple’s Big Move page, be sure to check them out! A lot has happened in the weeks since our last update. I’ve picked just a few of the more exciting items to share with you. For a full update stop in to the Meeple and chat with any of our friendly team members! Construction – In our last update I shared a photo showing the mostly empty space as we cleared out the old and made way for the new. The construction crew has been busy since then, and we’ve made…

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January Milkshake Madness

Milkshake Flight

As the holiday dust clears, a victor emerges from the most wonderful competition of the year. Throughout December, three mighty Christmas villains battled to see who was the most devious of them all. The Grinch snuck down the Meeple’s chimney to steal victory, but found votes too small for a Who’s mouse. Ebenezer Scrooge tried to hoard his votes, but the ghost of milkshakes past showed him the error of his ways. The Abominable Snowman arose from the mountains of triumph and crushed the other milkshakes to take home the victory! While we send the Grinch and Scrooge packing, the Abominable Snowman’s coconut, marshmallow, and brownie deliciousness will move on to become January’s Milkshake of the Month. In January we celebrate another very special holiday…

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas

The Malted Meeple blog will be taking a break this week in celebration of the holidays. On behalf of the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle teams, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, guests and business partners!

December Brewer’s Spotlight – Great Lakes Brewing

Great Lakes Brewing Logo

One of the things we are passionate about here at the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle is craft beer. We pride ourselves on having an excellent assortment of craft beers for the enjoyment of our guests. In our new monthly blog feature, the Brewery Spotlight, we raise our pints to the men and women who dedicate themselves to the brewing craft. This month, we raise our pints to our friends from Great Lakes Brewing Company – a well-known local brewery based out of the historic Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Their mission: to celebrate the abundance of the Great Lakes Region in every beer, every dish, and every story they share! The company is located about two miles off the shores of Lake Erie which…

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