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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And we continue with Part III of VII in my Top 100 - some great games to mention, there has to be at least one you all like!! I apologise in advance though for the slightly softer voice tone throughout - I'm currently in my temporary lodger accommodation and I didn't want to disturb the landlords too much! :P Next time I'll wait for a moment when I've got the house to myself! :D
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Continuing on from Part I, I now talk about the next twenty great games on my Top 100! The closer we get to the top half the better the games, are there any on this list you like more or less?
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3 years of running the Broken Meeple, wow has it been that long? So much has changed in that time, how I write, how the podcast has developed, how I had to put YouTube on hold, my attendance at conventions and my association with distributors, publishers and The Dice Tower. It's all great fun and I look forward to future times as I try to grow the Broken Meeple and improve it as a service to all of you.
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One of the most hyped Euro games ever - and to be fair, it's designed by the best Kickstarter publisher out there, Stonemaier Games so it has every right to be. Now I hate it when hype attaches to a game and everyone bases their opinion on hype alone. So it's time I played this game and made up my own mind. Can it possibly live up to the hype and whether it does or not, do I think this is a good game?
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I used to play Chess for my town in my teenage years so I really enjoy a good abstract game from time to time. It scratches that itch for a duel with no luck involved without having to take 4+ hours like some games I could mention! This is the new release from the Dice Tower Essentials line which has taken the US by storm and is having a similar reception here. So let's find out what's what and whether this is a collection sitter for me.
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Sorry it's been so long - well before I go on my cruise, I'll get some more prepared for you while I'm away! How about that? For starters, let's talk about Pandemic Legacy finally - does this rekindle Pandemic for me after I left the original behind, does it deserve a #1 spot on BGG and is the finite life a downer or nothing to worry about? Also note, for the nit-pickers, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings! ;-)
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How many times have you played your favourite games? Well you can find out what games I've played the most in my Top 10 Played Games. On top of that I give my first impressions of We Didn't Playtest This At All and the new changes in the second edition of Pursuit of Happiness and give my reasons for why I departed from the Game of Thrones Second Edition LCG in my "One More Game?" segment. 06:00 - First Impressions (We Didn't Playtest This At All) 09:14 - First Impressions (Pursuit of Happiness 2nd Edition) 16:48 - One More Game? (Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition)
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So soon after the previous episode? Well I can't preview the Expo and then not review can I? This is my summary of the games I played, the people I met and my Top 10 Experiences from the UK's biggest and best gaming convention! 02:01 - UK Games Expo Runthrough 18:34 - Games I Played at the Expo 41:42 - Top 10 Expo Experiences 01:03:28 - Conclusion (Things To Come)
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Just in time for you all to enjoy on your travels to the UK Expo this weekend, I cannot wait and I'm sure none of you in the UK can either! On today's show I give my first impressions of Shipyard and Keyflower followed by a discussion on what I'll be doing at the Expo and what you can look forward. And then as a special treat, there is no Top Ten, but rather a personal interview with Henry Jasper, the founder of Grublin Games in Cornwall, UK to talk about his new design "Perfect Crime" being showcased at the Expo.
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We continue with my audio reviews with Episode 4 - Concordia. Highly praised by those on Facebook and some people I know locally, though not by everyone. And I'm one of those exceptions. Find out why I don't like this game and whether there's anything good to salvage. Also note, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings!

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