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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Brrrrr, it's cold in January! Sit back, grab a cup of tea and listen to Episode 5 where I talk about my plans for attending upcoming conventions in 2017 including Airecon, UK Games Expo and Essen 2017. After that I'll talk about my recent experience at Handycon 2017, a new convention run by Paul Harris and his team in High Wycombe. How did it go for a first run? 01:00 - Blog and Convention Plans 11:22 - Handycon 2017
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Happy New Year!! Now for many of us we want to leave 2016 behind, but let's talk about some positives, the board game industry released a ton of new content and even though I think it was a bit of a weak year overall, there were still some gems that came out. Today I'm going to reflect on 2016 as a whole for me and then it's my turn to go over the Top Ten of 2016! 01:05 - Reflection on 2016 14:36 - Top Ten of 2016 50:18 - Conclusion
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Sorry it's been a while, had some personal issues to deal with lately! But let's talk about happy stuff. . . . mostly. Today it's not all about Xmas, it's instead about Eagle Gryphon Games, where I give you two brand new reviews of some Essen releases from this publisher. Morocco and Continental Divide, one I like, one I hate, have a guess which ones! 01:03 - Introduction (long wait, game room, future video prospects) 09:08 - Morocco Review 16:56 - Continental Divide Review 28:37 - Conclusion
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My god, so soon after another episode? Well don't get used to weekly podcasts, I'd go nuts trying! But if an interesting topic comes up, I feel the need to speak about it and today it's all about Co-Operative games. Firstly I tackle a debate that's arisen from a couple of gamers I know who tend to like dry, mechanical Euro's and dismiss the Co-Op genre entirely. Why do I love the genre so much? Does their argument hold up? Here's my views on the subject.
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Welcome to the official reboot of the Broken Meeple podcast! After 48 episodes plus specials it's time to reboot with my new microphone, new music and new format of shorter, but more frequent podcasts. Therefore I give you Episode 1 of Season 2 and hope you enjoy listening. Today I give some background information on myself for those of you who are new to my podcast and starting anew and then I give my full review of The Networks by Formal Ferret Games. 01:00 - Season 2 and Personal Background 10:18 - The Networks (Review)
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Sorry for the absence, moving house and 3 conventions takes it out of you. But now things are settled, I've moved in, the convention season is over until January and I've got Fridays off work until February, so it's time to catch up!
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Essen is right around the corner! Plenty of games coming out, although we don't know as much information as we would like to about most of them! However that won't stop me from talking about a ton of them. After my first impressions I'll belt on about a ton of new games and expansions that I'm interested in plus my Top Ten Anticipated Essen Releases. 06:35 - First Impressions (Runebound 3rd Edition) 12:23 - First Impressions (I'm The Boss) 14:58 - First Impressions (Elfenland) 19:13 - My Essen Schedule 23:25 - Interesting Essen Releases 40:24 - Top Ten Anticipated Essen Games
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A new reboot of the original Mansions of Madness, an entertaining "choose your own adventure" style horror game set in the neverending Cthulhu mythos. Whereas the original was a good game it had a lot of fiddly book-keeping and could be easily broken by the DM if it wasn't set up correctly. This new edition has gone down the technology route and brought in an app to represent 50% of the game. Does it work, let's find out in my review of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition.
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WE'RE FINALLY HERE!! This is the Top 10 of the Top 100 - my most favourite games! I'm sure you'll disagree with some and agree with others, that's cool, that's the beauty of these lists, but I hope that this Top 100 has given you some insight into the type of games I like and maybe even given you some ideas as to your next purchasing option. Enjoy!! EDIT - I realise originally there was a 2 minute silence at the end - my apologies, I was pretty rushed. I've now replaced the file with a re-edited, corrected one.
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So close now!! So close! 20 more games to go and here I talk to you in great detail about my penultimate 20 through 11. All of these games are ones I adore and we haven't even hit the ultimate Top 10 yet. Hear me rave and rant as we edge ever closer to the finale.

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