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 Flip Ships, Magic: The Gathering, and Near and Far. We do our first Top 5 list, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "card."
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Just in time for all of you travelling to Essen 2017 where sadly I cannot join you. But rest assured I'll be there for Essen 2018 - I already have the hotel booked to prove it. Today I give my Top 10 Anticipated Games from Essen, but there's a couple of bonus segments as well. Firstly I give my first impressions of Lisboa, the popular Vital Lacerda game - how did my first game go and what impact has it had?

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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Spirit Island, First Orchard, and The 7th Continent. We talk about ethics and bias in reviewing, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "adventure."
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Ok, this needs addressing. Recently a Board Game Breakfast segment on the Dice Tower was released where Tom talked about local game stores and the movement to support/save them. He mentioned a lot of relevant points, however this has exploded on the internet where both sides are in each others faces debating this, with some taking the context way out of what was intended, by either making up words in their head or misunderstanding what was said. So after viewing it myself, it's time to throw my two cents into the fray. . . . . .
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Pyramid's Deadline, Kobayakawa, Russian Railroads, and BONK. We talk about art and graphic design in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "art."
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SPOILER ALERT! Now that the Top 100 is done with, it's time to get back to normal business! Starting with the podcast! Viewers on my Top Ten requested that I talk more about my favourite game of all time, SENTINELS OF THE MULTIVERSE. So here we go! Why do I love it, how do you play it, what am I looking forward to and a couple of Top 10 lists! 01:50 - Introduction, Rules & Why 16:40 - Top Ten Heroes 30:50 - Top Ten Villains
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Sorry it's been a while since a podcast episode, the whole Amsterdam thing was hard hitting for me and the Top 100 took a lot of time out of doing podcasts. And then the last 10 days have been non-stop social events and relative visits. Yeah well back to normal. I promise a podcast episode is coming this weekend, as in a full one, so I hope you enjoy that.
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss 18OE, World's Fair 1893, and the Ferengi and Cardassian expansions for Star Trek Ascendancy. We talk about board game expansions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "expand."
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss EXIT: The Game, Ethnos, and Dice Forge. We talk about dice in games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "roll."
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Sorry it's been a while since the last episode everyone! I apologise, but I have several good excuses waiting for you on the introduction! Today I am joined by Mike Barnes of WHO DARES ROLLS fame to discuss games played, the controversy of expensive games and the upcoming tutorial app DIZED. Mike has a minor hum in the background from his setup, but I think I've cleared it out for the most part. Otherwise it went pretty well so I hope you enjoy our banter!

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