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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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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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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