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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Well it's the end of another year and what a year it has been for board gaming. So many good titles this year to talk about and on top of this podcast you can also hear me comment on various games on the Dice Tower 2015 Special. Four first impressions to start things off including Coup G54, Between Two Cities & 504. Then a discussion segment on 2015 as a whole including news stories, trends I've noticed and a few general facts. And then of course, what everyone wants to hear at this time of year, my Top 10 of 2015!
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Sorry it's taken a while, been a busy month, but here it is! Episode 38! This is an episode of two halves. After returning from MidCon 2015 in Derby where I had a great time, I get to go over all the new games I played during the convention including what went on at the Kniziathon!
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Well Essen 2015 is over and I had a blast!! I've already reserved my hotel for 2016 and I hope to see you there, maybe with some proper means of identification though! So it's time to talk about it, but I can't do it alone. So for the first time ever on The Broken Meeple, I have guests and not just one, but two! Paul Grogan and Jacob Coon, both demo staff at Essen join me as we discuss the highs and lows of games played and give our feedback on how to effectively demo a board game in this special extended episode! 07:31 - Games Played At Essen (good and bad)
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Essen is just around the corner (literally, took me longer than I hoped to get this episode out!) and I'm excited to be going to it. This will be my first appearance and I've already caused my wallet harm by pre-ordering many games including some big deluxe sets. And there's plenty more to go yet! Join me in Episode 36 where I'll give my first impressions on Voyages of Marco Polo, Red Dragon Inn and Cacao, my Top 10 Games I'm Looking Forward To At Essen and kickstart a new pilot segment that I like to call "One More Game?". 10:05 - First Impressions (Voyages of Marco Polo)
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You've all been very patient and for that you shall be rewarded! You've hopefully checked out my No 75 through to No 26 of my Top 75 anniversary special. Well now it's finally here! My Top 25 games as of 31 July 2015! These games are just so much fun for me to play and yet recent plays in August show that next year's chart is going to just get better and better!
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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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