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 and Crystal discuss Dinosaur Island, Castell, and GROWL. We then talk about social deduction games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "deduce." Blitz Con Recap & MeepleCon: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:21 Social Deduction Games: 16:39 Board Game Etymology - 'Deduce': 27:04 Outro: 28:10 Bloopers: 29:14 Dinosaur Island: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221194/dinosaur-island Castell: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/238638/castell
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 18CLE and Keyper. We then talk all about cooperative games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cooperation." Blitz Con: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:19 Cooperative Games: 13:44 Board Game Etymology - 'Cooperation': 30:01 Outro: 30:49 Bloopers: 31:54 18CLE: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202617/18cle Keyper: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/212516/keyper
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, Seikatsu, and Muse. We then talk about culling our collection, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cull." Recent Games: 0:49 Culling the Collection: 12:45 Board Game Etymology - 'Cull': 29:21 Announcement: 30:17 Outro: 33:51 Bloopers: 35:05
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After a brief hiatus, it's time to get back into podcasting! In this one hour episode I run through my experiences at Handycon - the new convention in the UK that's building up every year. Allow me to talk to you about some specific games I played such as Welcome to Centerville, CO2 and Nemesis. After that I continue the Broken Memories segment with a talk about one of my first ever purchases, Citadels and then I have a lot to talk about regarding the future ideas I have for reviews, podcasting and new potential ventures, but I need your feedback and thoughts to assist.

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A couple weeks ago, Crystal decided to recap her first ever play of Twilight Imperium live on Twitch! This is the podcast version (you can see the video version on YouTube). Start of Stream: 0:34 Mental Check in: 2:42 Twilight Imperium: 7:17 Crystal's Audio Clips: #1 - After Round 1: 12:56 #2 - Mid-Game: 23:52 #3 - Interview with Scott: 32:53 Dice Tower Kickstarter Plug: 41:10 Question - non-space 4x?: 45:19 Sneak Peak of 2017 Blitzies episode (Jan. 18): 48:05 Blitz Con Excitement: 1:02:23 Outro: 1:08:36
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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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