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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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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Back from my trip up North to spend a few days with the immediate family, the first time we've been all in the same place in over 3 years, wow. Emotional to leave them to come back home, but I did get some gaming done while I was there. Work had some "not-so-great" surprises for me when I got back and in order to ensure the job is put first, the podcast will revert back to a bi-weekly affair (full reasons explained in the show).
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IT'S SO HOT!! Before i go away for a few days to spend time with the family, I need to record this podcast and I pick the hottest day in the UK of the entire year to do so. So I look like a wet fish and yet will try to give you an entertaining show! I talk about channel updates, the games I played recently, the recent PR boo-boo with Pendulum and Stonemaier and then talk about whether we as gamers, myself included are starting to get jaded on online gaming when we desire face to face interaction?
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Just a general chit chat to tell you what I've been up to, channel updates, holiday plans, what I've seen on TV, played in video games etc. Then I mention the recent updates by FFG for upcoming games and expansions.
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I wasn't sure if I was going to do this but by popular request on my first stream, people wanted to hear my thoughts on the recent Dice Tower Awards. So I though I'd combine the Spiel Des Jahres awards as well as Dice Tower into one big thoughts episode. Watch me go through the awards on their websites and discuss in more detail!
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Well in general I will be doing 30 minute episodes give or take but this was a special case. Jeremy Howard of ManvsMeeple got in touch with me and asked if we could do a chat over Skype. Of course I jumped at the chance and as you might imagine, we talked for........A LONG TIME.......so much so that I didn't want to do 3 separate episodes for one conversation. So after a poll was held, I decided to release it all as one bumper episode!

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