Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Broken Meeple

The Broken Meeple is a show based in the UK set up in August 2013 that reports on board and card games from the perspective of Luke Hector, a born-again hard-core gamer. The podcast gives my first impressions of recent board games played, discusses various gaming related subjects that are topical and recently now issues a new Top 10 list every episode chosen by you, the gamers on BoardGameGeek. The aim of the podcast is to give a fun and interesting look on the board gaming hobby whilst not being afraid of going against the hype when necessary. The podcast can also be subscribed to on ITunes.

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The Broken Meeple Episodes

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Hello 2021!! Hopefully we can have a better year but it's certainly not getting off to the best start outside of gaming is it? I'll talk about some channel updates and my life in general first, then give you two reviews of 7 Wonders: Agora and New York Zoo. Then I'll skim over some upcoming releases of 2021 and give my thoughts as to what I'm looking forward to.
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Possibly the most heart-felt I've been during a podcast! On this bumper length end episode marking the last podcast put out for 2020, I take a look back over the channel and what I've achieved (or not) throughout this year, reflecting on my experiences what worked/didn't work. Has the channel grown or do the views say otherwise? While talking about that I'll also lay on some plans set in motion for what the channel can offer in 2021.
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To make room on the shelves I had to sell off a bunch of games from the collection. So many that I think it was worth talking about my reasons why in a podcast episode! So after I talk about some channel updates, I'll explain why all these games didn't have what it takes to remain on the shelf.
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It's that time of year when I can't cover every game with a full review, so here's another review anthology where I will talk about 4 recent releases. Truffle Shuffle, Arkham Horror LCG: Innsmouth, Paris and The Search for Planet X all get their fair share! Come hear what I have to say! On top of that, there's some more developments for the channel in general such as my recent Top 10, my name change for the solo playthroughs and my recent subscription to Streamyards.
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Lockdown has begun in the UK which means I need help with my sanity again. Well the podcast is one way to do it! But also plenty of solo gaming! So for this episode I thought I would look at the Oniverse series of games and rank them in order of my preference. On top of this some developments have happened with regards to my latest Patreon goal and I give my first impressions of Isle of Cats, both multiplayer and solo mode. 00:00 - Introduction & Channel Updates 08:25 - Kickstarters (Pursuit of Happiness / Freedom Five) 17:10 - New Games and Isle of Cats First Impressions
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Is the game not good enough for you? Do you feel it needs a tweak here or there for your own enjoyment? Then feel free to introduce a house rule. But should you do so? Should you tell everyone at the table? What house rules work better than others? What examples are there? All this and more is part of the main discussion topic. Before then though we have a call to action on the Patreon to allow multi-user streaming, my play of Stockpile, my first impressions of the Shadowed Paths expansion to LOTR: Journey's in Middle Earth and how my week has been in general.
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Lots of content on this episode including 3 reviews and some discussion. First up, my reflection of the Top 100 saga and channel updates! Then 3 reviews covering the following games: Village Green Quirky Circuits Marvel Champions: The Once & Future Kang And finally I want to mention some warnings with my favourite LCG's. I love these games immensely, but no game is flawless and before you suddenly jump in and start buying them, maybe you should listen to my personal issues with each game just in case. . . .
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The first of many review bonanza's I'm sure in this podcast. I have a lot of games to talk about and today I'm going to talk about 3 in particular. Splendor: Marvel, What's Missing and Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea all get a proper review in this podcast episode. Hear my thoughts, hear my rating! Let's discuss!
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I'm suffering from a sore throat caused by a hot spicy curry from last night so bare with me, but I didn't want to deprive you all of content! This episode is effectively the Marvel special! I will be reviewing (experimenting with podcast bitesize reviews to maintain work/life balance) the expansion to Marvel Champions "The Rise of Red Skull" and the Love Letter reimplementation "Marvel Infinity Gauntlet". After that I'll be taking a look briefly at Splendor: Marvel and Smash Up: Marvel to see if there's anything specific to look forward to in those games.
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So much to do on the channel and to begin with I'll give you the lowdown on all the incoming reviews, plays and more coming up! But then the main event. During VIrtually Expo 2020 I guested on two of Paul Grogan's live streams demonstrating two games by CGE - Lost Ruins of Arnak and Under Falling Skies. These are on YouTube for you to view and I urge you to watch them for laughs and fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBROfyWzu8&t=3967s

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