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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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 52 - Can Bad Rulebooks Kill A Game? OK, I'm going to do this episode with noisy neighbours and a splitting headache :P But I think it went well! First I report on how the summer is affecting the channel and how publishers are disconnecting from me for the honest review format. I therefore make a plea to any fans to contribute to the Patreon even for just $1 a month because that's what keeps the channel going.
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 51 - What Do I Want In An Expansion? What a long couple of weeks. No UK Expo for me, but the family wedding I was at went perfectly! But the channel has declining views lately, possibily from the result of blacklisting and everyone being focused on Kickstarter content lately and it's concerning.
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 50 - 3rd Time Lucky? As well as updating you on the latest channel and gaming release news, I give a little look at the Spiel Des Jahres nominations (including those I've never heard of) and also I give a detailed account of my experiences with Garphill Games and my playthrough of Wayfarers of the South Tigris that I shared with Sarah Shah yesterday! 00:00 - Introduction and Channel News 09:36 - What I've Played (Garphill Games & Wayfarers) 33:05 - News 40:47 - Spiel Des Jahres Award Nominations
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 49 - Can Kickstarter Actually Die? Oh my word this is a long one! Thoughts on the show as well as a new idea for "live" reviews. A ton of new games I've acquired, my thoughts on Dead Reckoning plus a mini rant on a dumb social media respond I received, UK Games Expo Awards and a brief KS discussion topic! This episode has it all! And I hope you enjoy! 00:00 - Introduction and Live Reviews 10:17 - What I've Acquired - A Lot Of Games 37:28 - What I've Played - Dead Reckoning (+ mini rant) 52:45 - News inc UK Games Expo Awards Shortlist
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 46 - In Sickness & In Gaming Now that I'm recovered from Covid, it's time to get back into gear! While we're on the subject of sickness, let's talk about what factors make you sick of a game over time as suggested by my loyal Patreons. And as I've been playing a bunch of games lately, I'm going to talk about them all! Raiders of Scythia, Paleo and Nidavellir finally leave the shelf of shame! 00:00 - Introduction, Covid and Am I Being Blacklisted For Being Honest? 11:25 - Raiders of Scythia 20:31 - Nidavellir 31:34 - Paleo
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 48 - Remember, It's Only A Game The most exhausting episode I've ever done. The highs are all good solid highs but there are a couple of controversial topics that need to be discussed and opinions given and well...............it took a lot of breath from my lungs!
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 47 - Dice Tower 2021 Nominations Oh my word, this is a bumper episode! Tonnes of content! After I go over my general wellbeing, there are two games I've played to talk about, Pax Renaissance and Imperial Steam - one I like, one I despise, try to guess which! Then I got a ton of news, yes, everything has been happening in the last couple of weeks and I'm going to rant and rave about it all, because not all the news makes sense. . . . .
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 45 - I Want To Play......Honest! A shorter episode as I've just returned from a stag weekend! Some news of upcoming games, a general update including why I'm kind of done doing KS videos and finally a short discussion of some games that I do want to legitimately play but haven't got round to yet and why! 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Why I'm Done Doing KS Videos 14:55 - News 26:04 - Games I Want To Play But Haven't Yet
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 44 - How Many Players? I've jammed a ton in this episode! Plenty of new things in my life, a new sponsor for the channel, a played game, a piece of news, a new segment on my musings for potential Kickstarter projects I'm interested in and a discussion topic as well on player counts! Wow I hope you have a long commute journey ahead! 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Upcoming Content 13:13 - New Sponsor Details (Kienda) 23:10 - What I Played (Empyreal) 31:45 - News (Co-Op Carcassonne) 33:30 - Kickstarter Musings
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 43 - Is Kickstarter A Menace? This episode is packed!! I got a beige Euro that I played, several items of news, channel highlights, a channel shoutout for supporting small creators and then a big discussion on whether Kickstarter is more of a problem than a solution these days? 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Upcoming Content 10:45 - Channel Shoutout - Solo Playthroughs 13:06 - News 26:37 - What I Played (City State) 38:39 - Is Kickstarter A Menace?

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