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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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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3 episodes to go everyone!! 10 games per episode, we are getting into the cream of the crop of board games for me now, I love playing everything from this point, not that I don't like playing anything else on my Top 100, they're all games I highly enjoy. Do you agree with these games, would they make your Top 10, or should they be off this chart entirely? Let me know your feedback!
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I would have loved to have left this one by the wayside, but noooooo this was one was requested by many who know my views on this and so I had to put a review up for this game, I feel like I'm being punished! It takes a very specific kind of gamer to enjoy something like this..........find out why I can't stand this overpriced Euro from Splotter Games.
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Continuing with the Top 100 in Part IV with my 45-31 - there are some seriously big titles in this section so let's see if you agree with my thoughts.

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