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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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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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1889 and Sunset Over Water. We then talk about what can make a game objectively bad, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "bad." Announcement: 1:00 Recent Games: 3:09 Objectively Bad Games: 12:09 Board Game Etymology - 'Bad': 26:03 Outro: 27:23 Bloopers: 28:27 1889: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23540/1889 Sunset Over Water: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/224904/sunset-over-water
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Sorry guys, I thought I uploaded this last week but apparently I hadn't! Shows how much is on my mind these days! :P But here you go, a new new podcast episode with some tweaks to the musical format as I wanted to give it a little bit of an update since the whole software calamity. I'll try to get the next out a lot quicker guys, maybe after I come back from UNCON 3.0 later in April.
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Ambie and Crystal discuss The Mind, Dinosaur Island, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Island Hopper, and High Society. We then talk about games that are from other cultures, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love." Announcement: 0:40 Recent Games: 1:45 Gaming Around the World: 12:02 Board Game Etymology - 'Foreign': 23:54 Outro: 25:17 Bloopers: 26:21 The Mind: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244992/mind
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Stuffed Fables and Herbaceous. We then talk about our passion for the board gaming hobby, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love." MeepleCon: 0:46 Recent Games: 1:28 Passion for Gaming: 11:46 Board Game Etymology - 'Love': 27:44 Outro: 28:33 Bloopers: 29:37 Stuffed Fables: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233312/stuffed-fables Herbaceous: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/195314/herbaceous
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Sorry its been a while guys - work is causing me no end of sleepless nights and my recent PC calamity didn't help! That's why this episode is a little more "slapdash" than usual. But bear with me, next episode should see a return to form! In this episode I take on two main topics - firstly I reflect on my recent experiences at AIRECON, the growing convention in Harrogate run by Mark Cooke and his team. This time I brought my girlfriend along who's not a gamer by nature - so how did it turn out?

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