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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Essen is literally around the corner! What will I be doing, when will I be on the Dice Tower booth and what games and expansions am I looking forward to?
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Gloomhaven and Tiny Epic Zombies. We then talk about teaching board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "teach." Recent Games: 0:47 Teaching Games: 13:38 Board Game Etymology - 'Teach': 28:54 Outro: 31:33 Bloopers: 32:55 Gloomhaven: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174430/gloomhaven Tiny Epic Zombies: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244536/tiny-epic-zombies
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Firstly I need to explain the details regarding my FAQ video on YouTube, but after that I go into detail about comments I've seen and received regarding "value for money" in board games. I like to mention costs in my review videos as games are getting more and more expensive these days to acquire them. What are your thoughts on the matter? 00:00 FAQ & Dice Cafe Opening 15:10 Value for Money Discussion
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Villainous and Sprawlopolis. We then talk about board games involving water, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "flood." Recent Games: 1:00 Watery Games: 13:07 Board Game Etymology - 'Flood': 23:25 Outro: 24:47 No Bloopers: 25:51 Villainous: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/256382/villainous Sprawlopolis: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/251658/sprawlopolis
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Miraris and Pikoko. We then talk about intellectual property in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "box." Announcements: 1:13 Recent Games: 1:42 Intellectual Property: 12:36 Board Game Etymology - 'Box': 29:29 Outro: 31:22 Bloopers: 32:26 Miraris: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/245876/miraris Pikoko: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244505/pikoko
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Sorry it's been a while, I went on holiday and had a breakup lately. More information in the actual podcast, but it's not all doom and gloom........and the holiday was really fun! :P But straight after I attended Handycon 4 in Maidenhead in August 2018. It was a blast and I want to give my views on the convention and talk about a ton of games I played both old and new!
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and King of Tokyo. We then talk about games we love in genres we hate, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "anomaly." Announcements: 0:49 Recent Games: 1:38 Games We Love in Genres We Hate: 10:59 Board Game Etymology - 'Anomaly': 28:29 Outro: 29:25 Bloopers: 30:47
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways and Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We then talk about games that everyone seems to like except us, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "like." Recent Games: 0:45 Unpopular Opinions: 10:30 Board Game Etymology - 'Like': 29:33 Outro: 30:55 Bloopers: 32:08 1849: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3097/1849-game-sicilian-railways
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Ambie and Crystal discuss the fun time they had playing games and meeting people at Dice Tower Con 2018! Announcements: 0:44 Dice Tower Con: 4:49 Outro: 30:13 Bloopers: 31:26
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It's been sweltering in the UK lately so I'm recording this podcast while melting into a small little puddle. But the Dice Tower Awards have been announced and just like a few episodes ago, I'm going to give my thoughts on the results including details of the games I personally voted on. Did I match well? Do I hate one of the games getting all the love over others........well yeah obviously! Listen in!

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