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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The 2 year anniversary of The Broken Meeple continues with Part II of the Top 75 Games of All Time! This episode I go through my No 50 to 26 and the games are just getting better and better. Stay tuned for the final 25 games later in August 2015.
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August marks the 2 year anniversary of The Broken Meeple! Last year I did my Top Ten, well that's not enough I'm afraid, so instead I'm doing my Top 75 Games Of All Time! I couldn't do 100 reliably, please forgive me! :P This is the first of 3 special August episodes showing off my No 75 to 51! Also featuring a guest advert for Dice Portsmouth who are currently on Kickstarter to open up a new board gaming cafe in Southsea.
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So many awards issued out recently and this episode is going to focus on that front. A quick mention of the Spiel Des Jahres winners and then a lengthy discussion of the winners of the Dice Tower Awards and my personal views on them including who I voted for personally on the panel. On top of that I give my first impressions of Colt Express and talk about my Top Ten Disappointing Games.
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It's a special episode today, all devoted to the UK Games Expo 2015. I'll talk about games I played, games I saw, people I met, tips for newcomers and give my Top 5 Moments from my experience this year. Why Top 5? Because I talk in more detail about these ones! Listen out for one of the worst Alien Queen impressions you've ever heard and keep listening at the end where I ask for feedback on what you listeners would like to see from the podcast in the future in terms of content, length and frequency. 04:45 - First Impressions - Mysterium 09:20 - First Impressions - Concordia
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It's Episode 30 and to balance things out with the negative banter from last week, this is a much more positive episode with my Top Ten Surprising Games. As well as that there is also the news, first impressions and discussion topic as normal. But to celebrate reaching 30 episodes and in theme with this episode, you might notice a rather surprising change of your own.......... 08:00 - News 11:00 - First Impressions - Jamaica 16:03 - First Impressions - Lost Legacy: Second Chronicle 22:40 - Discussion - Is Meta-gaming Healthy In Board Games? 33:48 - Top 10 Surprising Games
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Despite the title it's not all bad! There's some great news of upcoming releases and first impressions of Shadowrun: Crossfire. However there's also my first impressions of 20th Century and my Top Ten Games I Hate! And of course my discussion segment for the month which covers whether not being able to win a game would affect your enjoyment of it. 04:36 - News 10:16 - First Impressions - Shadowrun Crossfire 14:45 - First Impressions - 20th Century 22:13 - Discussion - Does Winning Affect Your Enjoyment? 32:03 - Top 10 Games I Hate 1:05:50 - Wrap Up
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Everyone asks me about the cost of my game collection and how much money I spend on games in general, so here's an episode featuring my thoughts on the subject. After I give my first impressions of Arcadia Quest and Pirates! Card Game, I discuss whether board gaming is an expensive hobby and then finish up with my Top Ten Games That Give Bang For Your Buck! 05:40 - News 06:54 - First Impressions - Arcadia Quest 12:58 - First Impressions - Pirates! Card Game 17:54 - Discussion - Is Board Gaming Expensive? 31:18 - Top Ten - Bang For Your Buck Games
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In today's episode, I finally get round to showing you my Top Ten Games of 2014 and what a list of cool games it is! Aside from there there is the news, my first impressions of some less than decent games and I give out some tips on how to bring your non-gaming spouse into board gaming. 5:00 - News 9:15 - First Impression: Betrayal On House On The Hill 14:54 - First Impression: Machi Koro 20:20 - Discussion: Tips For Board Gaming With Your Spouse 33:34 - Top Ten - Top 10 of 2014
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Happy New Year! This episode is dedicated to looking forward in 2015! I have big news about a new podcast in trial stage and I have many predictions over what's to come in 2015. Finally I end with my Top 10 Tips for Game Publishers - if only they take note!
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Xmas time is here and even though I'm a bit of a Xmas humbug, I thought I'd tailor this episode to small games. First impressions are the definition of hit and miss with Get Bit and Monopoly Deal Card Game and if you need some last minute gift ideas or something to spend your money on following the holidays, then check out my Top 10 Stocking Stuffer Games.

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