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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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1834, Southern Pacific, Ganz schön clever, and Near and Far: Amber Mines. We then talk about Kickstarter board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "turn." Announcements: 0:55 Recent Games: 3:26 Kickstarter: 16:00 Board Game Etymology - 'Turn': 29:07 Outro: 30:09 Bloopers: 31:13 1834: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/253320/1834 Southern Pacific: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/253319/southern-pacific
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Container and Istanbul: The Dice Game. We then talk about gaming as an introvert or extrovert, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "crowd." Announcements: 0:48 Recent Games: 4:46 Personalities: 14:28 Board Game Etymology - 'Crowd': 28:57 Outro: 30:14 Bloopers: 31:18 Container: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/26990/container Istanbul: The Dice Game: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/235488/istanbul-dice-game
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Yes this is the proper track, sorry for the confusion on the last one! The UK Games Expo 2018 was a success and now I want to give my thoughts on the convention, the people and the games!! Enjoy this bumper length episode! 01:00 - Introduction 04:45 - Pros / Cons 10:41 - The People 22:10 - The Press Event 25:41 - The Games Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ Find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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Both airing on the podcast and on YouTube - here is my roundup of every thought I have on the UK Games Expo 2018 - the people, the convention, the volunteers, the games, the guests, everything! Enjoy and I hope my trial run with my video recording mobile platform is a good starting point! 00:00 - Introduction, general info, pros/cons 12:28 - The People and a special Thank You 22:50 - The Press Event 26:17 - Games Galore! 1:02:00 - Conclusion Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast.
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sidereal Confluence, Unfinished Case of Holmes, and Noch Mal!. We then talk about games with unique sensory mechanisms, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "sense." Announcements: 0:44 Recent Games: 2:53 Unique Sense Mechanisms: 14:44 Board Game Etymology - 'Sense': 27:42 Outro: 28:42 Bloopers: 29:47 Sidereal Confluence: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202426/sidereal-confluence-trading-a...
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Both airing on the podcast and on YouTube - what am I looking forward to at the UK Games Expo 2018? Here are some general thoughts, some useful tips for beginners and a selection of games to look out for. 00:00 - Introduction, general info and honorable mentions. 12:10 - Useful tips for new attendees 18:30 - Games to look out for. 32:20 - Conclusion Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ Find me on Facebook and Twitter.
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Tokyo Highway and Legacy of Dragonholt. We then talk about lists and why people like them, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "list." Announcements: 0:47 Recent Games: 2:20 Lists: 11:21 Board Game Etymology - 'List': 25:31 Outro: 26:50 Bloopers: 28:02 Tokyo Highway: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/215463/tokyo-highway Legacy of Dragonholt: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234669/legacy-dragonholt
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Dispatch by Breakout and Rising 5: Runes of Asteros. We then talk about role playing in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "character." Recent Games: 0:48 Role Playing: 11:48 Board Game Etymology - 'Character': 25:32 Outro: 27:09 Bloopers: 28:22 Dispatch: https://dispatch.breakoutgames.com/ Rising 5: Runes of Asteros: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/185196/rising-5-runes-asteros
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A good mix of content today and within a good space of time - mainly because in the UK it's well hot and I'm melting......melting................... Firstly I give a brief description of UNCON, a board game convention in Ramsgate, UK geared towards families and younger players. Then while describing the volunteer work I did at Portsmouth Comic Con teaching board games, I give my thoughts on what you should do and not do when presenting a board game library for such an event. And then to wrap things up, I resurrect the "One More Game?" segment with Among the Stars.

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Ambie and Crystal discuss Anachrony and ...and then we held hands. We then talk about how people are influenced by board game media, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "epic." Recent Games: 1:00 Board Game Media: 10:38 Board Game Etymology - 'Epic': 24:46 Outro: 25:39 Bloopers: 26:43 Anachrony: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/185343/anachrony

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