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, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Dungeon Petz, The Downfall of Popmeii, and Majesty: For the Realm. We then talk about 2017 in board gaming with the 2017 Blitzies and our top 10 games of 2017, in this double length episode! Announcements: 0:50 Recent Games: 4:09 2017 Blitzies: 16:07 Top 10 2017 Games: 37:59 Outro: 1:04:53 Bloopers: 1:05:57 Categories: Biggest Disappointment: 22:58 Biggest Surprise: 26:50 Looking Forward to in 2018: 30:06 New to Us: 33:26
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2017 draws to a close and it's time to reflect on the year as a whole. In addition I'll also be giving my initial thoughts on Keyper and Charterstone (only spoilers will be 1st game only but skip if you don't want to hear anything) as well as introducing a brand new segment where I talk about a game I've owned for years to see whether it's stood the test of time.
04:30 - Keyper
09:45 - Charterstone (1st game spoilers maybe)
15:00 - Broken Memories (Flash Point Fire Rescue)
24:00 - Reflect on 2017 and What's To Come

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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Magic Maze, DropMix, and Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition. We then talk about some board games that involve exchanges, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "shuffle."
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SPOILER WARNING! There's a lot to talk about with the new Star Wars movie. The critics love it, a lot of fans loved it. I then watched the movie and really enjoyed it also. But then the fans starting hating it. Was it for legit reasons? Are fans clinging on to theories too tightly? Or were there some actual issues with the movie? There will be spoilers, be warned! Oh and new podcast episode coming very soon!
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Kitchen Rush, Catacombs, and Hanamikoji. We then talk about some of our favorite board game related gifts, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "gift."
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Lots to discuss today in my new episode! Firstly I'll talk about my life in general, then go into my first impressions of the new Merlin game by Stefan Feld and my solo play of Nusfjord by Uwe Rosenberg. Then I have 3 important discussion topics for you: (1) - Preconceptions vs Objectivity In Reviewing Games (2) - Theme vs Mechanics (A Balanced Approach) (3) - What Is Too Long For A Board Game?

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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Legends of Andor, Ascension, and Queendomino. We then talk about what we and our listeners are thankful for in board gaming, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "benefit."
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So the Justice League movie is finally upon us and it's had its fair share of scary re-shoots and issues during its filming schedule. However we've all wanted to see the Justice League on the big screen so despite what critics may have said, I wanted to see it and enjoy myself. Well it does have problems. . . . . but it has one focal strong point that makes it a fun movie to watch. Find out more in my Geek Chat review - first half is non-spoiler, the second half has spoilers, but don't worry I'll give you plenty of warning!
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Ambie and Crystal discuss For-Ex and Ex Libris. We then talk about how board games can help build and support communities, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "community."
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I've waited all year for this and Justice League to come out. JL will have to wait for another couple of weeks, but Thor Ragnarok is here in all its retro stylistic glory. Was it worth the anticipation?

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