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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Talk about hot off the press! The Golden Geek Awards for 2019 were just released. Now granted, I don't tend to rely on the rating or award systems governed by BoardGameGeek, but that doesn't stop me from giving my thoughts! So I will take you through each award (that I can fairly comment on) giving you the winners and runners up and some of the nominations that I feel should have been given more love. Afterwards, I have 3 more questions from the mail bag including thoughts on a rather controversial "solo gaming" video released by others recently. . . . .
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Doesn't isolation just suck?! Ah well once I've moaned about how I'm coping as an extrovert with isolation, I can talk about gaming matters! Firstly my thoughts on Dominant Species which I played literally last night for the first time on Tabletopia........was it worth the 5 hours of investment? Second, a quick snippet on my fears for how the gaming industry is going to return to normal with regards to releases.
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We got some new segments debuting on today's show! Firstly a summary of how life is progressing under the Coronavirus restrictions for someone who doesn't like being stuck at home. . . Then my first impressions of Rune Stones and Silver & Gold. Followed by the first new segment "Movers & Shakers" where I talk about games that have risen or fallen in their ratings and explain why. Finally the second new segment "Mechanics" where I talk about my favourite game mechanics, explaining why I love them so much and give examples of games where they feature prominently in my collection.
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Mainly just want to have a chat guys, talk about some games played and answer a few questions from the mailbag. However two of the questions have a strong link to "Integrity" when conducting reviews and I certainly do talk a lot about that. So it makes for a good title for the podcast! Hear my thoughts on the Wingspan expansion, Ishtar and Tokyo Metro! And then 4 very interesting questions from the community mailbag!
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Bumper episode tonight! A quick first impression of Awkward Guests in advance of an upcoming review in the future. My thoughts on a Twitter discussion where gamers were asked which publishers have the best consistency in making good games? Some more Q & A from the Patreon mailbag!
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Yes!! Finally!! Another podcast! And it kick starts Season 4! On a new episode, with new music and even a new segment, I talk about how the show is evolving in Season 4, my first impressions of Crystal Palace and Papillion and then begin a new regular segment that you can all join in on.............QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!!
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Essen was fantastic and it was great to see some of you there! What were my feelings on the event? And yes sorry for the long absence due to a busy October - that's why as a treat, you're getting my first impressions of many Essen games I've played since I got back! #essen #brokenmeeple #lukehector #podcast #dicetower
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Today, I talk about my thoughts and experience on my recent invite to Tabletop Scotland in August 2019 including an oldie of a superhero game that I finally got to play. After that, I tackle a rather solemn topic - is it possible with all the thousands of releases and Cult of the New being a devil's advocate for Hype that some of us gamer critics and fanatics can become jaded?
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Another convention out of the way! What games did I play at Handycon 6 - was there actually any new game I played that I would consider a good one? Then a lengthy discussion about board games that have been ported into apps. Are there occasions where the app kills the physical game? Will apps get to a point where tabletop gaming becomes a thing of the past? Will social interaction win through? 00:30 - Introduction 02:40 - Handycon Games Played 29:34 - Will Apps Replace Board Games?
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Paul Grogan is now hopping on the convention wagon with GRIDCON coming soon! For now though he decided to dip his toes in the water with TING (This Is Not Gridcon) down in Devon, UK. Of course, being from the West Country, I just had to attend! What games did I play? Also the Dice Tower Award results have been released! Did my chosen picks win? Let's find out! 00:30 - Introduction 05:20 - TING Discussion 38:00 - Dice Tower Award Results

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