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The Broken Meeple

English, Board Games, 1 season, 219 episodes, 22 hours, 20 minutes
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The Broken Meeple - a UK Board Games blog and podcast that reports on board and card games. I hope you enjoy what you hear as I'm always happy to record them and trying to improve on them in any way possible. In addition to this podcast I have a fully functioning blog with written articles and a YouTube channel that showcases review videos and Top 10 lists. Occasionally I will want to talk about other areas of Geekdom and so the P-Log mini episodes are dedicated to movies and TV primarily so I hope you enjoy those as well. These will not impact on the main board game episodes though which will aim to release between 1-2 episodes per month.
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UK Games Expo 2024 - Full Report Special!

UK Games Expo 2024 - Full Report Special! The UKGE 2024 is over and there was plenty to talk about in terms of games, experiences and people I saw. So much so that I recorded over 90 minutes of footage talking about it. So I can't do a 90 minute video, that's insane! So I recorded two videos on my Youtube channel to go over it all. But you out there in podcast land get to have the entire report in one big audio special! You'll notice a difference in format because it's originally made for YouTube, but I hope you enjoy! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Open Season Review ► https://youtu.be/aqaFqeHWupc Unsettled Review ► https://youtu.be/Z_DVHsa0Ymc UK Games Expo Preview ► https://youtu.be/v6xCyWdCZio *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 01:28 - UKGE In General 06:58 - A Few Games To Review 10:01 - Windmill Valley 14:02 - Ada's Dream 18:30 - Luthier 23:26 - SETI 31:08 - Happy Home 34:03 - Ironwood #brokenmeeple #ukge #ukgamesexpo #expo #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
6/9/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 94 - UK Games Expo 2024

Episode 94 - UK GAMES EXPO 2024 Please check out the disclaimer at the beginning of the episode as I had a major audio issue that needs explaining. A full episode devoted to the UKGE 2024. How to get there, tips and tricks, and games that I might check out while I'm there - though let's face it, there isn't a ton that's getting me excited. *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Episode 92 Themes Are Essential? ► https://youtu.be/-pMx8fAZNQg Episode 91 Adult Themes ► https://youtu.be/83WDGxStS-M *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Explaining the Audio Issue 01:45 - Introduction and Channel Updates 11:15 - UKGE In General with Tips & Tricks 31:04 - Various Games of the Expo #brokenmeeple #ukge #conventions #ukgamesexpo #honestreviews #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
5/26/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 93 - I'm Done With Campaign Games

Episode 93 - I'm Done With Campaign Games Wow this episode took a while! Oh well enjoy! - A small retcon to my Earth Abundance preview - My first impressions of Unsettled - Why Charity Zeth is NOT a good faction in Sidereal Confluence - Why Silverwood Grove is worthy of a 1/10 rating - Why I'm 99% officially done with campaign games *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Episode 92 Themes Are Essential? ► https://youtu.be/-pMx8fAZNQg Episode 91 Adult Themes ► https://youtu.be/83WDGxStS-M *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 10:10 - Retcon To Earth Abundance Preview 22:05 - Sidereal Confluence (Why Charity Zeth Suck) 26:37 - Unsettled First Impressions 36:15 - Why Silverwood Grove Is A 1/10! 52:04 - Why I'm Done With Campaign Games #brokenmeeple #essen #conventions #theme #honestreviews #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
5/12/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 92 - Is Theme Essential In Board Games?

Episode 92 - Is Theme Essential In Board Games? A longer episode - I talk about updates, my health, a beige Euro, a new Ticket to Ride expansion and most of all, a big discussion about whether theme is an essential component of a board game. *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Episode 90 Table Space ► https://youtu.be/h0TsmRJPDiw Episode 91 Adult Themes ► https://youtu.be/83WDGxStS-M *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 14:08- Florenza (An Average Beige Euro Like The Rest) 24:34 - Ticket to Ride Iberia News 30:49 - Is Theme Essential In Board Games? #brokenmeeple #essen #conventions #theme #honestreviews #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
4/28/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 91 - Are We Ready For Adult Themes?

Episode 91 - Board Games For Adults Only (Are We Ready?) Quicker episode today - health check, future content, a quick glance at the high potential for Don't Starve as a board game and then a discussion about whether there is a place in the industry for adult themed board games (horror and sexualised) *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Episode 90 Table Space ► https://youtu.be/h0TsmRJPDiw Tainted Grail Kings of Ruin Review ► https://youtu.be/UYWPwLABaQY This War Of Mine Campaign Expansion ► https://youtu.be/ltdaG2cmZLA *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 11:20 - Fractured Sky / Moonrakers Content To Come 14:15 - Don't Starve Board Game (High Potential) 21:15 - Adult Themes In Board Games #brokenmeeple #essen #conventions #adult #honestreviews #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
4/14/202443 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 90 - Managing Your Table Space

Podcast 90 - Shake Battle & Roll & Managing Your Table Space My plays at Shake Battle & Roll, my current status including my upcoming birthday and some tips on getting the most out of your table space! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Top 10 Gateway Games ► https://youtu.be/QX8NapNWxCU Mythwind Review ► youtu.be/RbNg3orrd8Y Wyrmspan Review ► https://youtu.be/RF6QcMrfPWM *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 11:50 - Shake Battle & Roll 30:36 - Tips For Managing Your Table Space #brokenmeeple #essen #conventions #tablespace #honestreviews #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
3/31/202449 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 89 - Ancient Knowledge & Dune Uprising Reviews - A Civil War Brewing?

Podcast 89 - Ancient Knowledge & Dune Uprising Reviews - A Civil War Is Brewing Full reviews of Ancient Knowledge and Dune Imperium: Uprising as well as my thoughts on the recent tensions arising from discussing about "honest reviews" *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Fox Experiment Review ► https://youtu.be/lfZdj3ARghI Mythwind Review ► youtu.be/RbNg3orrd8Y Wyrmspan Review ► https://youtu.be/RF6QcMrfPWM *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 12:30 - Why Inventions Wasn't In My Anticipated Top 10 18:30 - Ancient Knowledge Review 27:36 - Dune Imperium Uprising Review 44:20 - Honest Reviews (A Civil War Brewing?) #brokenmeeple #essen #ancientknowledge #honestreviews #dune #duneimperium #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
3/10/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast 88 - The Fox Experiment Review & Clickbait

Podcast 88 - The Fox Experiment Review & Clickbait I give my full review thoughts on The Fox Experiment, rant a bit on how content creators are relying too heavily on clickbait tactics to be taken seriously and then I give my thoughts on the games that fell off my Top 100 from last year. *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Icelandic Game Retreat ► https://youtu.be/dRI57qPIS2I Mythwind Review ► youtu.be/RbNg3orrd8Y Wyrmspan Review ► https://youtu.be/RF6QcMrfPWM *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 11:29 - Clickbait Rant In The Industry 19:53 - The Fox Experiment Review 33:45 - Games That Fell Off My Top 100 #brokenmeeple #essen #greatwesterntrail #iceland #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
2/25/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 87 - Spilavin Icelandic Game Retreat

Episode 87 - Spilavin Icelandic Game Retreat I was invited up to Iceland for a little board gaming retreat and played a lot of fun games! Let me tell you about the friendly people, the horse steak, the games I taught and the two new games I learned! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Steve Finn Game Reviews ► https://youtu.be/tGeQoyPdjts Mythwind Review ► https://youtu.be/RbNg3orrd8Y Age of Rome Review ► https://youtu.be/CMmVgrenzgU *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 11:19 - Icelandic Game Retreat and Horse Steak 21:31 - The Games I Taught 36:40 - Trekking Through History 43:00 - Great Western Trail w/ Race To The North #brokenmeeple #essen #greatwesterntrail #iceland #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
2/11/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 86 - Dr Finn WIll See You Now

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 86 - Alpujarras & Fisheries of Gloucester Reviews Two reviews of Dr Finn's games recently provided to me. What is Handycon and should you attend? What games were played and the stories made! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Raising Robots Review ► https://youtu.be/SCtbCV4KruA Redwood Review ► youtu.be/DbiGmx_e6Z0 Wyrmspan Differences ► https://youtu.be/LoGAzl4Gn_k *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 09:37 - Fisheries of Gloucester Full Review 16:40 - Alpujarras Full Review 30:05 - Handycon 35:28 - Handycon Games Played #brokenmeeple #essen #drfinn #alpujarras #handycon #top100 #top10 #boardgames #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
1/28/202458 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 85 - A Disturbance In The Industry

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 85 - A Disturbance In The Industry How will the channel be focused during 2024? How have World Wonders and Sea, Salt & Paper fared under first impressions? Are publishers getting lazy by re-hashing old ideas, tweaking them slightly and slapping a giant price tag on them? Is Wyrmspan actually different from Wingspan or merely another cash grab opportunity? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Raising Robots Review ► https://youtu.be/SCtbCV4KruA Redwood Review ► youtu.be/DbiGmx_e6Z0 Nucleum Review ► youtu.be/tY6tKp9atc0 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 16:15 - Ashes Pheonixborn Solo First Impressions 21:22 - Cyberion Review 27:15 - Mini Xmas Rant (Why This Episode Isn't Xmas Themed) 30:20 - Video Game Ports To Board Games 58:50 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #essen #christmas #videogames #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
1/7/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 84 - Video Games As Board Games

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 84 - Video Games As Board Games How is my health doing on the new acid reflux diet? What am I going to focus on with the channel in the first part of 2024? How has Ashes Phoenixborn and Cyberion fared so far? What do I look forward to in a good board game port of a PC game? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Earthborne Rangers Review ► https://youtu.be/eG3zpLZXmUs Redwood Review ► https://youtu.be/DbiGmx_e6Z0 Nucleum Review ► https://youtu.be/tY6tKp9atc0 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 16:15 - Ashes Pheonixborn Solo First Impressions 21:22 - Cyberion Review 27:15 - Mini Xmas Rant (Why This Episode Isn't Xmas Themed) 30:20 - Video Game Ports To Board Games 58:50 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #essen #christmas #videogames #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
12/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Episode 83 - Tales of Gridcon

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 83 - Tales of Gridcon My thoughts about Gridcon 4 and some interesting (in my mind) tales of the games played at the convention, including a shock revelation from revisiting an old nemesis. . . . . *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Earthborne Rangers Review ► https://youtu.be/eG3zpLZXmUs Redwood Review ► https://youtu.be/DbiGmx_e6Z0 Nucleum Review ► https://youtu.be/tY6tKp9atc0 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 07:19 - Gridcon 4 12:10 - Ashes Pheonixborn (Solo Mode Possibility?) 16:18 - Hegemony 22:00 - Trickerion 29:02 - Earth 34:50 - Wayfarers of the South Tigris 40:06 - Deep Rock Galactic 46:18 - Great Western Trail New Zealand 01:00:42 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #essen #greatwesterntrail #gridcon #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
11/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Episode 82 - Confessions of A Brass Mind

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 82 - Confessions of A Brass Mind How are my plays of Earthborne Rangers and Ticket to Ride Legacy going? What do I think from first impressions of the Kickstarter pages for Old King Crown and Perserverance Ep 3 & 4? And following my Nucleum review, why do I not like Brass and Barrage? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k SHIRTS AND MERCH STUDIO MERCHANDISE - T-Shirts galore! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShirtsAndMerchStudio RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Kutna Hora Review ► https://youtu.be/AkWBhI_ydes Path to Civilization Review ► https://youtu.be/kgznPr5F3HI Nucleum Review ► https://youtu.be/tY6tKp9atc0 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 12:15 - Earthborne Rangers 20:22 - Ticket to Ride Legacy 26:16 - Old Kings Crown 35:36 - Perserverance Ep 3 & 4 45:10 - Why I Don't Like Brass & Barrage 01:09:29 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #essen #brass #nucleum #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
11/12/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 81 - Essen Hotness of Handycon

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 81 - Essen Hotness of Handycon What Essen games were played at Handycon and what are my early thoughts? Why is Terraforming Mars better with only Prelude and no other expansions ever? Why is Sankoro not as good as it may look from first impressions? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order over £60 The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM City of the Great Machine Review ► https://youtu.be/AkWBhI_ydes Everdell Farshore Review ► https://youtu.be/-usNEku4Pao Zoo Tycoon Review ► https://youtu.be/g6Rtorz4lmQ *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 10:43 - Handycon 10 11:13 - Nucleum 18:10 - Ark Nova: Marine Worlds 23:17 - Sankoro 30:03 - Evacuation 40:40 - Hegemony with Historical Events 44:43 - Terraforming Mars: Turmoil 51:16 - Kutna Hora 01:00:00 - Ceres 01:06:38 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #essen #handycon #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
10/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Broken Meeple Podcast 80 - AI Art Controversy

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 80 - AI Art Controversy Why is Nokosu Dice a benchmark for trick taking games? Is Apiary worth the hype or completely overrated? Is the use of AI for art and design wrong and what dangers could it pose for the board game industry? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order over £60 The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 MEEPLE COFFEE REFERRAL LINK - 5% off your order https://www.meeplecoffee.co.uk/?ref=Yhl9kXP7S9bg-k RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM City of the Great Machine Review ► https://youtu.be/AkWBhI_ydes Everdell Farshore Review ► https://youtu.be/-usNEku4Pao Zoo Tycoon Review ► https://youtu.be/g6Rtorz4lmQ *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 07:40 - Nokosu Dice 14:36 - Apiary 27:22 - Use of AI for Art and Design 42:00 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #essen #AiArt #AI #chatgpt #top100 #top10 #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
10/15/202344 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 79 - Value For Money

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 79 - Value For Money Is Mosaic worth the Colossal edition? What was Midgard 2023 like and Iceland in general? Is Value for Money important and should reviewers be more proactive at talking about it? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Leaf Review ► https://youtu.be/vXPF-4ZgF2g Skyrim Review ► https://youtu.be/oaBsFpOz6C8 Alice's Garden Review ► https://youtu.be/aSJ-QCEo7TQ *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 14:06 - Midgard 2023 21:00 - Mosaic Colossus Edition Review 30:20 - Not Enough Gateway Games 32:45 - Value for Money 50:35 - Review Format 57:32 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #dicetower #essen #spiel #voidfall #lorcana #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
9/17/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 78 - Essen 2023 Preview

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 78 - Essen 2023 Preview What was the mystical error that I got wrong on the Top 10 X & Write Games list? Why is Voidfall being culled from my collection? Why is Lorcana driving me nuts? And what games am I looking forward *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM War of the Ring Card Game Review ► https://youtu.be/OWHwQhdxR3c Top 10 Immersive Games ► https://youtu.be/jsVkwdoTLtY Inflated Point Scoring ► https://youtu.be/e97yWnXo2iU *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 11:23 - X & Write Top 10 Correction 13:46 - Lorcana Rant 21:18 - Voidfall Competitive Thoughts 37:58 - Essen Preview 01:25:55 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #dicetower #essen #spiel #voidfall #lorcana #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
9/3/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 77 - Inflated Point Scoring

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 77 - Inflated Point Scoring Why do inflated point scores in point salad games bother me? It's not a massive pain, but something about having point scores that are so high that gaining victory points becomes meaningless irks me. So I'm going to explain in more detail why that's the case! I also give some preliminary thoughts about the painful journey I've had in learning, unboxing and playing solo games of Voidfall in preparation for a solo only review. And I'll explain in response to some viewers questions why certain hot upcoming releases have not featured on my channel (mostly because the publishers in question would never send me them!) *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM War of the Ring Card Game Review ► https://youtu.be/OWHwQhdxR3c Top 10 Immersive Games ► https://youtu.be/jsVkwdoTLtY Planet Unknown Review ► https://youtu.be/imjLgX2BU4I *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 06:00 - Voidfall Preliminary Thoughts 19:15 - Why I'm Unlikely To Review These Games 30:29 - Inflated Point Scoring Discussion 51:32 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #dicetower #pointsalads #voidfall #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
8/20/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 76 - The Dice Tower Awards 2023

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 76 - The Dice Tower Awards 2023 The Dice Tower Awards just got announced - do I agree with the winners? Which ones did I vote on, yes I'm part of the panel! All my thoughts here! Also I forgot to mention the apology for the X & Write Top 10 list - I'll cover it hopefully next time! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM War of the Ring Card Game Review ► https://youtu.be/OWHwQhdxR3c Top 10 Immersive Games ► https://youtu.be/jsVkwdoTLtY Planet Unknown Review ► https://youtu.be/imjLgX2BU4I *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 11:11 - Path of Light & Shadow 25:16 - Dice Tower Awards 55:55 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #dicetower #dicetowerawards #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
8/6/202359 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 75 - The Alpha Gamer

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 75 - The Alpha Gamer Who's an Alpha Gamer? First impressions of Pax Porfiriana, a list of conventions upcoming in 2023 I'm attending, a special plea for donations for Cots for Tots for the 24 Hour Board Gaming Marathon and let's discuss The Alpha Gamer problem! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM UK GAMES EXPO REVIEW ► https://youtu.be/NitC6ukS1GU Let's Discuss Multiplayer Solitaire ► https://youtu.be/Q1HMOHdPPDU Planet Unknown Review ► https://youtu.be/imjLgX2BU4I *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 10:53 - 2023 Conventions 19:48 - 24 Hour Gaming Marathon 26:05 - Pax Porfiriana First Impressions 35:00 - Discuss Alpha Gaming 01:03:54 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #alphagamer #24hourgaming #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
7/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 74 - Let's Discuss Multiplayer Solitaire

The Broken Meeple Podcast - Episode 74 - Let's Discuss Multiplayer Solitaire Everyone gets on my case about my comments on videos about multiplayer solitaire adding to game length and dragging games out vs the myth of simultaneous card play. So let's tackle the topic head on so I can give you my detailed reasonings for this. On top of that I have a mini rant at Renegade Games for their bewildering cease and desist notice and I give my first impressions of the new MARVEL DAGGER game which will get a full review from me soon! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM UK GAMES EXPO REVIEW ► https://youtu.be/NitC6ukS1GU Earth Review ► https://youtu.be/o1uHd7er7Y4 Planet Unknown Review ► https://youtu.be/imjLgX2BU4I *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates 09:22 - First Impressions of Marvel Dagger 18:18 - News (Essen Halls Layout) 23:28 - News (Renegade Games Lawsuit) 28:40 - Discussing Multiplayer Solitaire 52:00 - Closing Thoughts #brokenmeeple #multiplayer #marvel #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
6/25/202354 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 73 - UK Games Expo Review

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 73 - UK Games Expo Review Re-uploaded because I accidentally uploaded the unedited video file which meant you had to put up with all my horrendous coughing............ A lot of hot news on the board game scene, a health update explaining why content has been limited for last week and then a full run down of my experience at the UK Games Expo as well as games both good and not so good that I played! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM UK GAMES EXPO PREVIEW ► https://youtu.be/Z8Fh6JIVrOQ Episode 71 ► https://youtu.be/f3069UfModo *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates (Health) 06:41 - News (Heroscape and Gloomhaven Returning) 10:53 - News (TTR Legacy More Details) 13:40 - News (Upper Deck Suing Ravensburger) 19:13 - The UK Games Expo 2023 Review 30:26 - The Rich and the Good 34:45 - After Us 39:11 - Earthborne Rangers 46:40 - Inventions Evolution of Ideas 56:00 - Beast 01:00:30 - Books of Time 01:02:15 - The War Of The Ring Card Game Solo Mode 01:04:12 - Silver City (Preview) #brokenmeeple #ukge #ukgamesexpo #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
6/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 72 - UK Games Expo Preview

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 72 - UK Games Expo Preview CAUTION - this episode may have strong opinions! Accept it! Oh my god this is a bumper episode! After my channel / health updates I talk about finally having played Explorers of the North Sea and give my thoughts. Then in the news we've got a potential legacy game, the Spiel Des Jahres underwhelming nominations and the paid content/alledged blackmail controversy for Quackalope. And then culimnating with a lengthy section on the UK Games Expo where I talk about the "few" gaming highlights I'm after, but mainly to disclose some tips and tricks with first time attendees. *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Nostalgia Expansion Review ► https://youtu.be/Y1SP-ddbBEs Episode 70 ► https://youtu.be/Qs54vS7X1cM Episode 71 ► https://youtu.be/f3069UfModo *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates (20,000 Achieved!) 13:44 - Explorers of the North Sea 18:44 - News (Spiel Des Jahres) 27:38 - News (TTR Legacy?) 29:50 - News (Quackalope & Paid Content Debates) 48:05 - The UK Games Expo 2023 Preview #brokenmeeple #ukge #ukgamesexpo #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
5/28/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 71 - Golden Geek Awards Rant

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 71 - The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 71 - Golden Geek Awards Rant CAUTION - this episode may have strong opinions! After some concerns with channel growth, the route that content creation is taking for everyone these days and some hot news, I go into.........well a giant rant at the Golden Geek Awards. Easily the awards I give the least credibility to and looking at the winners this time round.........not much has changed. *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Nostalgia Expansion Review ► https://youtu.be/Y1SP-ddbBEs Episode 70 ► https://youtu.be/Qs54vS7X1cM Episode 69 ► youtu.be/e5mTUL0EC90 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates (20,000 Milestone) 13:22 - On Tour 19:39 - Ark Nova Marine Worlds 29:24 - Terraforming Mars Prelude II 33:15 - Star Wars Unlimited 36:33 - A Rant At The Golden Geek Award Winners 01:09:21 - Respect Opinions, Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #frostpunk #goldengeek #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #goldengeekawards #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
5/14/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 70 - The Journey, Not The Destination

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 70 - The Journey, Not The Destination Why do we enjoy games? Because everything you do in the game is fulfilling and enjoyable or because of the big pay-off at the end to see if the fruits of your labour were justified? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Top 10 Games No One Will Play With Me ► https://youtu.be/fMuYodow_mE Episode 69 ► https://youtu.be/e5mTUL0EC90 *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Channel Updates (20,000 Milestone) 10:25 - Snowdonia 24:39 - Revive Expansion 27:38 - Call of Duty 31:34 - Garphil Games Announcement 35:05 - Gaming Is A Journey, Not A Destination 54:00 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #snowdonia #expo #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
4/30/202355 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 69 - Art vs Photography

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 69 - Art vs Photography Everyone is giving photography a bad rap in games. But I really do think it has a role to play in some games, as much as I love good art like the next gamer! *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Top 10 Games No One Will Play With Me ► https://youtu.be/fMuYodow_mE Top 10 Games for 5 Players ► https://youtu.be/75cLZdR27fw *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction and Channel Updates 06:06 - The Grand Carnival 11:14 - Skill Pinball 4Cade 16:15 - Cuba 25:00 - Art vs Photography 51:04 - Please Share and Support The Show #brokenmeeple #art #photography #podcast #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► http://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple Full credit to BoardGameGeek and its members for any images used that aren't my own or part of the publisher press kit.
4/16/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 68 - A Filler Filled Cruise!

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 68 - A Filler Filled Cruise! I'm back from the cruise so here's some highlights from the excursions and then I got 3 fillers courtesy of KIENDA that I played over the cruise to do a review on! 00:00 Channel Updates and my Cruise 12:02 - Teasers for Upcoming Reviews 22:46 - News (Roborally/Acquire) 25:12 - News (The Disaster of Puerto Rico 1897) 34:26 - KIENDA Shoutout 35:54 - Review (Codex) 41:27 - Review (Cafe) 48:32 - Review (Cubirds) 54:36 - Concluding Thoughts *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 64 The 4Xs of Gaming ► youtu.be/pRFLKwI0PEk Episode 65 Reflecting on 2022 ► youtu.be/uVr2zpDY3ms *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #boardgamegeek #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
3/19/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 67 - Theme Is Important!

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 67 - Theme Is Important! Not everyone cares about theme in games, but on this podcast I want to explain how theme improves a game for me but isn't always a necessity. 00:00 Channel Updates, My Health & Upcoming Holiday Break 10:43 - Tokaido Duo 16:09 - News (Archeos Society) 19:00 - News (Nemesis Retaliation) 24:21 - Why Theme Is Important To Me *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 64 The 4Xs of Gaming ► youtu.be/pRFLKwI0PEk Episode 65 Reflecting on 2022 ► youtu.be/uVr2zpDY3ms *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #boardgamegeek #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
3/5/202352 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 66 - Why BGG Ratings Are Garbage

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 66 - Why BGG Ratings Are Garbage Yeah I think the BGG website is a decent database for cataloguing games........but in terms of its rating system and statistics, it's a garbage fire. Find out why in this episode. Also check out my news and first impressions of Hegemony. 00:00 Channel Updates, My Health & Viewship Concerns 09:47 - What I Played - Edge of Darkness 20:21 - What I Played - Hegemony 31:02 - News (Holy Grail Games) 33:15 - News (Cyclades Legendary Edition) 35:55 - News (Gears of War The Card Game) 39:45 - Brass at #1 and Why The BGG Ratings Are Garbage *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 64 The 4Xs of Gaming ► https://youtu.be/pRFLKwI0PEk Episode 65 Reflecting on 2022 ► https://youtu.be/uVr2zpDY3ms *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #boardgamegeek #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
2/19/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 65 - Reflecting on 2022's Anticipated Games

Episode 65 - Reflecting on 2022's Anticipated Games Finally I have enough voice in my vocal cords to muster a podcast episode! Thanks for being patient! Firstly I'll explain my health status and then get on with the show! I've had a full play of Marrakesh which will surprise many of you and I have my thoughts good and bad to say about it. There's then some major news for upcoming games and then I'm going to go through both my 2022 Anticipated Top 10 lists and comment on whether they met the mark or disappointed me. 00:00 Channel Updates, My Health & Where's Superclub? 09:25 - What I Played - Marrakesh 19:04 - News (7 Wonders Edifice) 21:48 - News (Imperial Miners) 24:10 - News (Expeditions) 30:20 Reflecting on 2022's Anticipated Games *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 64 The 4Xs of Gaming ► https://youtu.be/pRFLKwI0PEk Episode 63 Q & A and Xmas ► youtu.be/6p2NBqkWqTI *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #2022 #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
2/5/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 64 - The 4X's Of Gaming

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 64 - The 4X's of Gaming Hello 2023!! Let's talk about some channel updates, 3 games I've played and how the 4X's seen in Euro Games can be represented.......or not. 00:00 Channel Updates 18:28 - What I Played - Verdant 25:38 What I Played - Marvel United 35:06 What I Played - War of the Ring Card Game 41:40 The 4X's Of Gaming *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 59 Essen Review ► youtu.be/QSyNsUxi9ss Episode 63 Q & A and Xmas ► https://youtu.be/6p2NBqkWqTI Episode 61 - GRIDCON ► youtu.be/a_HPPzc2Hok *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #2023 #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
1/8/20231 hour, 34 seconds
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Episode 63 - 2023 Plans, Bits & Bots and Q & A

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 63 - 2023 Plans, Bits & Bots and Q & A To round up the podcast for 2022 before Xmas, I talk about what ideas I have for the show in 2023, some news, a couple games I've played and answer some long o/s questions from my Patreons! 00:00 Plans for 2023 27:10 What I Played - The Wolves 32:40 What I Played - Tournament At Camelot 37:18 News 44:44 Q & A *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 59 Essen Review ► youtu.be/QSyNsUxi9ss Episode 60 All The Content ► youtu.be/7XTXLuvCJa0 Episode 61 - GRIDCON ► youtu.be/a_HPPzc2Hok *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #spiel #top100 #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
12/11/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 62 - Analyzing The Top 100

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 62 - Analyzing The Top 100 After I talk about a new KS game that I played on Friday, I then go into more detail with my recent Top 100. Which publishers featured the most, who are my favourite designers on the list and more importantly, which games fell off the list and why? 00:00 Introduction And Whats On The Horizon 09:22 What I Played - Divide Et Impera 19:00 Breaking Down the Top 100 (Publishers & Designers) 35:25 What Games Fell Off The Top 100? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 59 Essen Review ► https://youtu.be/QSyNsUxi9ss Episode 60 All The Content ► https://youtu.be/7XTXLuvCJa0 Episode 61 - GRIDCON ► https://youtu.be/a_HPPzc2Hok *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #spiel #frostpunk #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
11/27/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 61 - GRIDCON Special

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 61 - GRIDCON Special A great convention yet again! This special episode talks about Gridcon and the games I played there including some first impressions of the new hotness. 00:00 Introduction and GRIDCON Overview 08:36 Village Rails 16:02 Deal With The Devil 20:00 Revive 34:36 Hamlet 42:16 Coffee Traders 52:14 Unconscious Mind *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcq…ub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 59 Essen Review ► https://youtu.be/QSyNsUxi9ss Episode 60 All The Content ► https://youtu.be/7XTXLuvCJa0 Episode 58 Surviving Essen ► https://youtu.be/AbJCgkPTxHw *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #spiel #frostpunk #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► @luke-hector-broken-meeple
11/14/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 60 - Too Much Content?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 60 - Too Much Content? My intial plays of Frostpunk as well as a trash mass market IP game I was forced to endure. Some hot news, a mini-rant about embargoes and then a discussion about whether it's possible to have "too much content" in board games? 00:00 Introduction and Updates on My Life 05:00 What I've Played - Frostpunk 12:14 What I've Played - Only Fools & Horses Trading Game 21:53 News 37:04 Too Much Content? *************************************** SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ?sub_confirmation=1 KIENDA SPONSOR REFERRAL LINK The Broken Meeple is happy to be sponsored by Kienda.co.uk where you can buy great games at great prices from a warehouse local to where I live! If you register an account on their website using my referral link and/or code you can get 5% discount on your first order over £60. And for every referral link used, the channel has greater access to further review copies for more content on the channel! https://kienda.co.uk/brokenmeeple Referral Code: 02610323 RENT SHUFFLE AND ROLL REFERRAL LINK Gain 50% off your first month renting board games at RENT, SHUFFLE & ROLL at: https://rentshuffleandroll.co.uk/ Code: - BrokenMeeple50 *************************************** Related Content Welcome To My Channel (Who I Am) ► https://youtu.be/I8mtQvDb_FM Episode 55 ► https://youtu.be/hfolZb0EfjY Episode 57 Essen Preview ► https://youtu.be/AbJCgkPTxHw Episode 56 ► https://youtu.be/P_8JYJ3N72k *************************************** Who Am I? One single batchelor from the UK talking about his passion for board games and the people who play them! I support small content creators, board game cafes and go against the status quo when it comes to the board game industry. I give my honest opinions without bias towards any publishers or designers and will not hold back if I don't like a game. The Broken Meeple is a variety channel that hosts all kinds of board game content from reviews to Top 10 lists to playthroughs to live stream collaborations with special guests (predominantly small channels who deserve more exposure). I look forward to engaging with you, the community on my live streams or in the comments on my videos! *************************************** #brokenmeeple #essen #spiel #forstpunk #boardgames #boardgame #lukehector #supportsmallcreators #tabletop #tabletopgames #bgg #boardgamer #boardgamereview *************************************** Useful Links Become a Patreon ► https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenmeeple Twitter ► https://twitter.com/TheBrokenMeeple Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/thebrokenmeeple Podcast ► https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-broken-meeple
10/31/20221 hour, 35 seconds
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Episode 59 - Post Essen Spiel 2022 Recovery

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 59 - Post Essen Spiel 2022 Recovery 00:00 Introduction and Updates on My Life 11:00 Why I Can't Review Horizons of Spirit Island 19:25 Review of Essen Spiel 2022
10/16/202248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Broken Meeple - Episode 58 - Surviving Essen Spiel

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 58 - Surviving Essen Spiel Thanks for allowing me the time off 2 weeks ago to enjoy my Snowdonia trip and not have to worry about another podcast episode. To make up for that, enjoy this bumper length 90 minute special episode where I talk about Essen Spiel 2022 and preview the top thumbed games from the Spiel 22 BGG list and give my thoughts. Expect positive hype, negative rants, the works! 00:00 Introduction and Updates on My Life 19:45 First Impressions of Oathsworn 29:50 News (Kingdom Come Deliverance Closure) 41:32 Tips for Surviving Essen Spiel
10/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 57 - Essen Spiel 2022 Preview Extended Special!

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 57 - Essen Spiel 2022 Preview Extended Special! Thanks for allowing me the time off 2 weeks ago to enjoy my Snowdonia trip and not have to worry about another podcast episode. To make up for that, enjoy this bumper length 90 minute special episode where I talk about Essen Spiel 2022 and preview the top thumbed games from the Spiel 22 BGG list and give my thoughts. Expect positive hype, negative rants, the works! 00:00 Introduction and Updates on My Life 06:40 Essen Spiel 2022 In General 12:00 Tabletop Together Tool Shoutout 14:48 Essen Preview (Lots of Games!)
9/18/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 56 - Climatic Endings in Euro Games

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 56 - Climatic Endings in Euro Games Bit of a shorter segment today as I have to rush off to teach games at a public event not to mention I got a ton of content to get done! :D But as well as the usual updates you get to hear a mega rant about Flick of Faith, my giddy schoolgirl excitement for the Ark Nova expansion Aquarius with more details released and then my discussion on climatic endings in Euro Games. . . . linked to an anxiety attack moment where a simple counter argument revealed yet another issue with the industry. 00:00 Introduction and Updates 09:14 What I Played - Flick of Faith 17:32 News - Ark Nova Aquarius 26:42 What is a Climatic Ending in a Euro Game?
8/21/202245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Broken Meeple Episode 55 - Video Games Becoming Board Games

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 55 - Video Games Becoming Board Games A bumper long show here! Plenty of updates to talk about, then a train game which.........frankly like most train games has problems. Some big hot news off the press followed by a quick review of Subastral off my gaming shelf. And then big discussion from a Patreon supporter - what are my thoughts on video games becoming board games? 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 14:43 - (What I Played) - Transconcinental 27:08 - News 36:30 - Subastral Review 41:47 - Video Games Becoming Board Games
8/7/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 54 - Sequels vs Originals

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 54 - Sequels vs Originals Wow there's a lot to get through here. After recovering from the UK's worst heatwave I at least got to enjoy Manorcon and play a bunch of games, many of which I'll talk about here! Acquire, Akropolis, Ride the Rails and the upcoming Endless Winter got played and my thoughts relayed here. Then I have some key news that have turned up in the last week to talk about for upcoming game announcements. Then finally a question from a Patreon - do sequels to board games work out better or worst for a game series? 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 08:30 - (What I Played) - Acquire 11:50 - (What I Played) - Ride the Rails 17:45 - (What I Played) - Akropolis 22:28 - (What I Played) - Endless Winter 30:45 - News 40:08 - Sequels vs Originals
7/24/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 53 - Outstaying Your Welcome

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 53 - Outstaying Your Welcome Oh god is it hot here in the UK. But soldier on, do a podcast! After some news and updates, I talk about my first experiences with Long Shot: The Dice Game. Then I have a lot of news of upcoming games that have caught my interest including one of the most unique card drafting systems I've ever heard of. Finally I take a question from my Patreons who asked me what makes a game "take too long"? 00:00 - Introduction and Updates 13:30 - Long Shot: The Dice Game (What I Played) 22:42 - News 37:57 - Outstaying Your Welcome
7/10/20221 hour, 40 seconds
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Episode 52 - Can Bad Rulebooks Kill Games?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 52 - Can Bad Rulebooks Kill A Game? OK, I'm going to do this episode with noisy neighbours and a splitting headache :P But I think it went well! First I report on how the summer is affecting the channel and how publishers are disconnecting from me for the honest review format. I therefore make a plea to any fans to contribute to the Patreon even for just $1 a month because that's what keeps the channel going. A few new games have been announced and whether it's a odd re-do, a god awful cover, or the prospect of saving a 2 player game from dusting off on my shelf, they need to be talked about! I then take a game I never did a review on from my shelf and talk about it - this week it's the classic Diamonds from Stronghold Games. Then for a quick discussion topic - can rulebooks ever put you off a game from the get-go? Even if you like the other parts of the game, will a bad or fiddly or complex rulebook put you off your enjoyment? 00:00 - Introduction, Unfollows Affecting Me, Patreon Plea 16:00 - News 24:49 - Off The Shelf Review - DIAMONDS 34:09 - Can Bad Rulebooks Kill A Game?
6/26/202253 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 51 - What Do I Want In An Expansion?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 51 - What Do I Want In An Expansion? What a long couple of weeks. No UK Expo for me, but the family wedding I was at went perfectly! But the channel has declining views lately, possibily from the result of blacklisting and everyone being focused on Kickstarter content lately and it's concerning. But on to the good stuff. I talk about my first impressions of a little hidden gem called Songbirds that completely surprised me in how scary it was for its charming look. Then to review a game on my shelf that I never did a video for, I'll finally do a quick review of Hall of the Mountain King. And then finally to discuss, I talk about the factors I look out for when I hear a game is getting an expansion - what do I want to do 00:00 - Introduction, The Wedding and Declining Channel Views 15:50 - Support Small Creators - NINJA GEEK GAMES 17:30 - What I've Played - SONGBIRDS 24:00 - Off The Shelf Review - HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING 35:05 - What Do I Look For In An Expansion?
6/12/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 50 - 3rd Time Lucky?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 50 - 3rd Time Lucky? As well as updating you on the latest channel and gaming release news, I give a little look at the Spiel Des Jahres nominations (including those I've never heard of) and also I give a detailed account of my experiences with Garphill Games and my playthrough of Wayfarers of the South Tigris that I shared with Sarah Shah yesterday! 00:00 - Introduction and Channel News 09:36 - What I've Played (Garphill Games & Wayfarers) 33:05 - News 40:47 - Spiel Des Jahres Award Nominations
5/29/202255 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 49 - Can Kickstarter Actually Die?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 49 - Can Kickstarter Actually Die? Oh my word this is a long one! Thoughts on the show as well as a new idea for "live" reviews. A ton of new games I've acquired, my thoughts on Dead Reckoning plus a mini rant on a dumb social media respond I received, UK Games Expo Awards and a brief KS discussion topic! This episode has it all! And I hope you enjoy! 00:00 - Introduction and Live Reviews 10:17 - What I've Acquired - A Lot Of Games 37:28 - What I've Played - Dead Reckoning (+ mini rant) 52:45 - News inc UK Games Expo Awards Shortlist 01:06:57 - Can Kickstarter Die Or Can It Change?
5/15/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 46 - In Sickness & In Gaming

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 46 - In Sickness & In Gaming Now that I'm recovered from Covid, it's time to get back into gear! While we're on the subject of sickness, let's talk about what factors make you sick of a game over time as suggested by my loyal Patreons. And as I've been playing a bunch of games lately, I'm going to talk about them all! Raiders of Scythia, Paleo and Nidavellir finally leave the shelf of shame! 00:00 - Introduction, Covid and Am I Being Blacklisted For Being Honest? 11:25 - Raiders of Scythia 20:31 - Nidavellir 31:34 - Paleo 41:40 - What Factors Make You Grow Sick Of A Game?
5/3/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 48 - Remember, It's Only A Game

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 48 - Remember, It's Only A Game The most exhausting episode I've ever done. The highs are all good solid highs but there are a couple of controversial topics that need to be discussed and opinions given and well...............it took a lot of breath from my lungs! I give a quick talk about Baycon, and talk about a cute little fishy game I played call Aqua Garden. I then perform two full reviews. One of Cryptid: Urban Legends from Osprey Games and another for Fort, which begins the new segment where I talk in detail about a game on my shelf that I never did a review for. But then we have to talk about some controversial news, including conquistadors and shipping calamities. Remember everyone...........respect all opinions........it's only a game. 00:00 - Introduction and Baycon 06:33 - What I've Played (Aqua Garden) 12:50 - Review (Cryptid: Urban Legends) 21:45 - Review (Fort + Expansion) 39:35 - News (Viticulture World) 57:35 - News (Marvel Zombicide)
5/1/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 47 - Rants, News & Dice Tower 2021 Nominations

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 47 - Dice Tower 2021 Nominations Oh my word, this is a bumper episode! Tonnes of content! After I go over my general wellbeing, there are two games I've played to talk about, Pax Renaissance and Imperial Steam - one I like, one I despise, try to guess which! Then I got a ton of news, yes, everything has been happening in the last couple of weeks and I'm going to rant and rave about it all, because not all the news makes sense. . . . . Then I'm going to go through the Dice Tower Award nominations - except I haven't seen these yet. So this is my first glance at them, all for you on this show - enjoy my reactions! 00:00 - Introduction, Baycon and getting "Back in the Game! 11:45 - What I've Played (Pax Rennaissance) 18:41 - What I've Played (Imperial Steam) 30:43 - News 47:35 - Dice Tower Award Nominations
4/17/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 45 - I Want To Play......Honest!

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 45 - I Want To Play......Honest! A shorter episode as I've just returned from a stag weekend! Some news of upcoming games, a general update including why I'm kind of done doing KS videos and finally a short discussion of some games that I do want to legitimately play but haven't got round to yet and why! 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Why I'm Done Doing KS Videos 14:55 - News 26:04 - Games I Want To Play But Haven't Yet
3/13/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 44 - How Many Players?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 44 - How Many Players? I've jammed a ton in this episode! Plenty of new things in my life, a new sponsor for the channel, a played game, a piece of news, a new segment on my musings for potential Kickstarter projects I'm interested in and a discussion topic as well on player counts! Wow I hope you have a long commute journey ahead! 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Upcoming Content 13:13 - New Sponsor Details (Kienda) 23:10 - What I Played (Empyreal) 31:45 - News (Co-Op Carcassonne) 33:30 - Kickstarter Musings 50:06 - What Is The Best Player Count?
2/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 43 - Is Kickstarter A Menace?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 43 - Is Kickstarter A Menace? This episode is packed!! I got a beige Euro that I played, several items of news, channel highlights, a channel shoutout for supporting small creators and then a big discussion on whether Kickstarter is more of a problem than a solution these days? 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing & Upcoming Content 10:45 - Channel Shoutout - Solo Playthroughs 13:06 - News 26:37 - What I Played (City State) 38:39 - Is Kickstarter A Menace?
2/13/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 42 - Too Much Effort For Solo

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 42 - Too Much Effort For Solo On today's episode there is not much news to speak of, so instead you're getting 2 full reviews and a solid discussion topic as given by one of my amazing Patreons. I will talk in detail about Roll Player Adventures and Mortum (without spoiling of course) and hint at an upcoming first impressions video for Procyon III. After that I'll go back to solo gaming where I've been asked the question "how much effort are you willing to put in for heavy solo games"? 00:00 - Introduction, General Wellbeing, New Job & Upcoming Content 10:58 - Express Review - Mortum 23:47 - Express Review - Roll Player Adventures 39:20 - What Is Too Much Effort For A Heavy Solo Game?
1/31/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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Episode 41 - Why Is Everything So Hard?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 41 - Why Is It So Hard? On today's episode there's a bunch of news to talk about, but the focus is more on the difficulty curves of games. Are co-op board games these days becoming too hard to beat? Is there a trend to up the difficulty curve in the late stages of an LCG? Are campaign games subject to spikes with impossible finales? 00:00 - Introduction and General Wellbeing 09:05 - What I Played 16:00 - News 28:00 - Why Is It So Hard?
1/16/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 40 - Resolutions / Whats A Deck Builder?

The Broken Meeple Show - Episode 40 - Resolutions - Whats A Deck Builder? It's 2022 and we start the year with a show devoted to resolutions, games played and then a debate started by me and a friend - "what ACTUALLY IS a deck builder"? 00:00 - Introduction and General Wellbeing 07:17 - What I Played 19:43 - Resolutions for 2022 39:20 - What Is A Deck Builder?
1/2/202259 minutes
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Episode 39 - GRIDCON - So Many Games!!

So many games to talk about, so this is basically a bumper episode where I talk about a ton of games I've been playing lately, mainly because of attending GRIDCON last week, a great local convention hosted by Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules! 00:00 - Introduction and General Wellbeing 03:16 - ZATU Giveaway 07:18 - Channel Shoutout - Gaming Rules! What I Played: 14:14 - Ark Nova 22:31 - Weather Machine 29:33 - Grand Trunk Journey 37:14 - Euthia 46:33 - Roll Player Adventures 57:31 - Iki and Other Games
12/5/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 38 - Don't You Want Innovation?

On today's episode I got a ton of games to talk about that I played, some of which you'll be surprised I played at all, and also a big discussion on innovation in games and a signature Broken Meeple rant on the new CMON KS rumours. How Am I? (00:00) - General stress, health and what I've done on the channel and future content! What I Played (04:00) - From my games at Merrycon we have Agricola with Farmers of the Moor, Glass Road impressions, Terraforming Mars, Diamonds and my first play of the new Mortum by Arcane Wonders. News (20:22) - An upcoming giveaway that I'm doing in collaboration with ZATU to look out for and the new Marvel Zombicide rumours and CMON's sales tactics. Do You Want Innovation or The Same Formula? (29:12) - Following an interesting Facebook discussion, I talk about my thoughts on the question of whether as gamers we want to see brand new ideas in design that are inherently more risky, but give us something new or just games that repeat the same formulaic ideas, but are tried and tested and known to work?
11/21/202149 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 37 - How Is 2021 Shaping Up?

Been a while since a normal podcast and I've had time to play a bunch of Essen games - how is 2021 shaping up as a result? How Am I? (00:00) - General stress, health and what I've done on the channel and future content! Channel Shoutout (12:00)- Mark Dainty - Not Bored Gaming News (15:10) - Garphill Games new Trilogy, another Splotter game and a new Tapestry expansion. What I Played / How is 2021 shaping up? (22:37) - I give my thoughts on what I've played since Essen and comment on how 2021 is shaping up in general?
11/7/202158 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 36 - THE LIVE ESSEN SPECIAL!

Special episode today! I figured instead of doing a podcast episode for the aftermath of visiting Essen Spiel, I decided to do a live stream on YouTube. If you want to check that out in full please visit the channel. But here for you there's an audio only version if you want to listen to it in podcast form! I go over Essen, the fair, the people, the games and questions from the chat! Enjoy!
10/18/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 35 - The Spice Doesn't Flow

How Am I? (00:00) - Why this episode was meant to be shorter (and yet wasn't) due to a convention cut short, my upcoming gastroscopy and prepping for Essen 2021. Channel Shoutout (10:37)- Games Made Easy Convention Cut Short?(14:!6) News (18:51) - A 7 Wonders spin off, a new Azul and the highlights from the Fantasy Flight Games In Flight Report. What I Played (24:55) - First impressions of Pandemain, Fox in the Forest and my current status with regards to Descent which will now be getting a full Detail review in the future. First Impressions & Rant - "Dune" (33:00) Conclusion (51:45)
10/3/202153 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 34 - Useful Game Accessories

How Am I? (00:00) - How my Top 100 is going, my current health issues and why I'm stepping back from Twitter to get away from toxicity. What I Played (10:30) - First impressions of Pandemain, Fox in the Forest and my current status with regards to Descent which will now be getting a full Detail review in the future. News (21:38) - A 7 Wonders spin off, a new Azul and the highlights from the Fantasy Flight Games In Flight Report. Useful Game Accessories (34:08) - I go over a bunch of ways I pimp out my board games and some other useful accessories to have. Conclusion (01:04:36)
9/19/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 33 - Preparing for Essen 2021

How Am I? (00:00) - The initial success of the Top 100 and my thoughts on the K-Con convention. What I Played (09:15) - Obsession and Anno 1800 get my first impressions and a full blitz review of Cabbagehead Garden. News (32:10) - The downfall of IDW Games Preparing for Essen 2021(36:44) - My plans for Essen 2021 including my volunteering for Portal Games. And then I'll give you a ton of top tips to follow for preparing for Essen based on my 3-4 years of experience. Conclusion (01:04:36)
9/5/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 32 - So You Want To Be A Content Creator?

How Am I? (00:00) - A long weekend, both good and bad. Reuinions with old friends, a very productive time in the editing room and with the upcoming Top 100, but also anxiety pains from people unfollowing me behind my back, the stress is real. What I Played (09:14) - Haven, Herbaceous and The Lost Expedition get my first impressions! News (24:05) - A Zombicide RPG, a new portable Citadels version and a big box for King of Tokyo. So You Want To Be A Content Creator? (32:21) - Content creation can be very fulfilling and it enables you to meet and interact with so many wonderful people in the hobby. BUT it's not without its problems, its stressful times and its pitfalls. And you need to be aware of that. So let me give you some tips as well as some warnings to bare in mind before you set foot on the path to content creation, coming from someone from a small creator background who likely has to put up with more problems than the trending channels. Conclusion (01:19:05)
8/22/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 31 - The UK GAMES EXPO Special 2021

How Am I? (00:00) - Work is improving, a bit behind on the blog because of the UK Games Expo but some recent great live content to watch! News (06:10) - A new expansion for Maracaibo, an updated app for Neuroshima Hex and the end of Tasty Minstrel Games. THE UK GAMES EXPO (12:25) Descent: Legends of the Dark (16:27) Equinox (24:51) Tinners Trail (28:54) OPEN GAMING - What Did I Play? (33:13) Architects of the West Kingdom, Abyss, Whistle Mountain, Rune Stones, Fox in the Forest Duet, Bastille Conclusion (54:10)
8/8/202157 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 30 - Are We Getting Paid?

How Am I? (00:00) - 2nd Vaccine sickness, going to the UK Games Expo, upcoming videos and why I'm frustrated at the closed mindedness of people on social media. What I've Played (09:40) - First impressions of Clinic and Cinco Linko and finally I played Circadians: First Light! Support Small Creators (27:40) - The Nerd Shelves News (31:53) - The winners of the Spiel Des Jahres and Kennerspiel, yet another Pandemic themed game and a reimplementation of Awkward Guests. Topic of the Day (41:00) - Are Reviewers Paid To Say Good Things?
7/25/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 29 - The Dice Tower 2020 Awards

How Am I? (00:00) - One mad job requirement out of the way, but no rest for the wicked! What I've Played (05:57) - First impressions of Die of the Dead, Ohanami, and the Rune Stones 2nd expansion as well as continuing thoughts on Hall of the Mountain King. News (19:45) - Expansions coming to Lost Ruins of Arnak, Dune Imperium and Journeys In Middle Earth. Topic of the Day (24:50) - The Dice Tower Awards 2020! Join me as I go through the entire awards for The Dice Tower 2020 and give you my comments on what won, what lost and whether I agree or disagree with the verdicts!
7/11/202159 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 28 - Tips On Locating A Game Group

How Am I? (00:00) - My hiking break in the Yorkshire Dales and recent content. What I've Played (06:36) - First impressions of Cryo, In the Hall of the Mountain King and Kokopelli Channel Shoutout (23:30) - Board of It News (27:13) - A new Fort expansion, an upcoming "Dixit" competitive game, Board & Dice's new Geek Essentials, Divinus announced and my rant on the behaviour associated with the Ares Expedition controversy. Topic of the Day (45:24) - How To Find A Gaming Group - many people ask for tips on how to find a game group when they move to a new area or don't know the local people. Well here are 5 tips you should consider, some of which I used myself in the past! Coming Soon (59:04) - stuff to look forward to!
6/27/20211 hour, 48 seconds
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Episode 27 - Why I Don't Like Roll & Write Games

How Am I? (00:00) - Dude, where's my car? And why I'm keen to go up to Yorkshire! Channel Shoutout (07:03) - Board Game Gran What I've Played (11:18) - First impressions of Fort, Vienna Connection and Red Rising. News (32:00) - FFG's new LCG format, the next Marvel Champions expansion, a new campaign for the D&D board games and what has to be one of the most desperate moves on Z-Man's part. Topic of the Day (44:40) - Why I Don't Like Roll & Writes. People ask why I don't do a Top 10 of this genre. . . . well because I don't like it, i barely have 3 I like, I think this genre is bloated, devoid of variation and. . . . well I'll let my fun rant do the talking! Coming Soon (01:09:52) - stuff to look forward to!
6/6/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 26 - Do Your Research Before You Buy Games

The new format was received well last week so we're going to continue with it! How Am I? (00:00) - I can now socialise indoors, my game cafes are open, I can still go to the gym and I've had my first vaccination against Covid! I'd say pretty good! :P What I've Played (06:47) - First impressions of Destines and War of the Ring followed by Sunset Over Water and Pictures. News (24:52) - The nominations for the 2021 Spiel Awards, a new Dominion app with a scary AI and the infamous "Update 80" from Frosthaven. Channel Shoutout (41:31) - Jay Plays Topic of the Day (43:47) - Researching A Game: How much research goes into a game before I decide to pull the trigger and spend my money on it and does FOMO play a part? Websites, videos, forums, here's where to look and how I go about making my ultimate decision. Coming Soon (01:03:07) - the upcoming videos and reviews on the channel to look forward to!
5/23/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 25 - Expansions: Should I Buy Or Not?

We got a new format this time round! Not too dissimilar from before but you'll notice somme tweaks and additional segments within! All explained as to why at the start of the show! How Am I? - With lockdown restrictions soon to be lifted for indoor socialising, how excited am I? Also what was this live stream I did that got me all excited? What I've Played - 13 Clues and the entire Innsmouth Conspiracy saga for Arkham Horror LCG receive my thoughts! News - The Geek Awards 2020, Voidfall and some upcoming releases from Catan and Renegade Games Channel Shoutout - The Lighten Up Initiative Topic of the Day - Expansions, expansions, expansions. We love buying them for games, but are there moments where we should reconsider and perhaps buy different games instead? Why do we buy expansions anyway? To add variety? To fix base game issues? Have we considered additional storage or the possibility of bloat? All these and more answered in my discussion! Coming Soon - the upcoming videos and reviews on the channel to look forward to including FINALLY a return to solo Top 10 lists!
5/9/202150 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 24 - Gamers Underestimate Weight

More positive now, with the UK slowly going back to normal, I'm able to exercise a lot more at the gym and get my massage therapy fortnightly. As a result, the stress is much lower despite work being hard as ever! :-) After some great channel updates of content released and incoming I give a shout-out to Shelf Clutter who you should support under #supportsmallcreators if you want news on Kickstarter Games. Then I briefly talk about my thoughts where I see gamers on social media constantly under-estimate how much weight a game has. How is Anachrony a medium weight game? How is Architects of the West Kingdom light? Should there be a super-heavy category? These are my thoughts!
4/25/202140 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 23 - Top 5 Animal Games for National Pet Day

For channel updates, there's some fun content to come including a great live stream next week. Gems & Biscuits gets my channel shoutout for the week - a local UK creator just starting out who will feature in an upcoming live collaboration Top 10 list in May. Show him some love for small creators. In the news I talk about new Twilight Imperium maps, Carcassonne 20th Anniversary, Agent Venom for Marvel Champions and my hopes for the upcoming UK Games Expo in 2021. And then because it's National Pet Day, I'm doing a short Top 5 list on behalf of animal kind. Animals are great and deserve the love so I'm talking about 5 games where animals are the forefront of the theme or art or mechanics.
4/11/202154 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 22 - The Dice Tower Nominations Reaction

Apologies if this podcast seems different, I recorded this with a rather painful tension headache, but I didn't want to skip the broadcast! Suffer through the pain and soldier on! On this show we have: 00:00 - Channel Updates and Reflections on Recent Videos 12:55 - SupportSmallCreators shoutout to One Pip Wonder! 16:10 - Board Game News 26:18 - My Reactions to The Dice Tower Award Nominations
3/28/202149 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 21 - First Impressions of Sleeping Gods

Channel updates including a trial run of a brand new ad hoc series as well starting to give you some board game news in general from the last couple of weeks. A shout-out for #supportsmallcreators to Mark Dainty at Not Bored Gaming. Then my first impressions from a nearly finished 1st campaign run of Sleeping Gods which has finally hit my table. There's a lot of good to say.........but also a couple of bads.........including one big bad.
3/14/202155 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 20 - What Qualities Make a Good Content Creator For Me?

- Channel updates for what's on the horizon including the new Broken Blitz Review format - update on how the #supportsmallcreators movement is going - Shout-out to Board Crazy for my small channel of the week - A detailed explanation of all the qualities I look for in a content creator for board games. This will hopefully provide some more context as to where I'm coming from. What kind of videos do I watch? What channels do I watch both small and large? What elements of a video do I look out for when it comes to integrity, humour and community support?
2/28/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 19 - More Love To The Community Needed

Bit of a "on the nose" topic today for everyone. After my channel updates and a shoutout to GAMING INDOORS for my channel promo, I have to tackle something I wished I didn't have to. I've have worries about the board game community particularly the creator community and lately we've seen a lot of drama on social media with designers, creators, gamers etc. And I can't not give my thoughts any longer! I need to try and rekindle some of that love for the community like I had 7 years ago when I first started as a content creator!
2/14/202153 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 18 - Shem Phillips Top 100

I'm so exhausted, THANK YOU JANUARY! Being a tax accountant in the UK means that January is a hellish month! And with lockdown + remote working it's even harder this year. So on the last day of the worst working month of the year, I want a ton of board games to talk about! So after I give my channel updates, my channel promos come back with a highlight of Board Gaming Perspective! Support small creators because others do not! And then the main event! Shem Phillips published his Top 100 list on Twitter! I want a ton of board games to talk about! So let's go through his entire list and comment on it!
1/31/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 17 - Both Board & Video Gaming

I'm not just a board gamer, I'm a PC gamer as well! And this episode highlights that fact. First of all I go through my channel updates as well as a brief message to the community to not divide themselves. Then I have a special shoutout to a viewer at littleplastictrain.com who has a Kickstarter coming soon where you can pimp up your copies of Ticket to Ride. Then the meat of the episode where I talk about my current favourite PC games I play and then go over my Top 5 Board Games That Were Based on Video Games.
1/24/202143 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 16 - 2021: For Better Or Worse?

Hello 2021!! Hopefully we can have a better year but it's certainly not getting off to the best start outside of gaming is it? I'll talk about some channel updates and my life in general first, then give you two reviews of 7 Wonders: Agora and New York Zoo. Then I'll skim over some upcoming releases of 2021 and give my thoughts as to what I'm looking forward to.
1/10/202159 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 15 - Looking Back & Ahead

Possibly the most heart-felt I've been during a podcast! On this bumper length end episode marking the last podcast put out for 2020, I take a look back over the channel and what I've achieved (or not) throughout this year, reflecting on my experiences what worked/didn't work. Has the channel grown or do the views say otherwise? While talking about that I'll also lay on some plans set in motion for what the channel can offer in 2021. After that I'll reflect on some games of 2020 - not my "best" game as that's on my recent Top 10 list, but discussing my top surprise, disappointment, reprint, expansion and of course, the worst game I've played in 2020. There's a lot of discussion from the heart in this episode especially my final apology at the end. Here's to a brighter future in 2021! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!!
12/20/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode Fourteen - The Mini Cull Of Games

To make room on the shelves I had to sell off a bunch of games from the collection. So many that I think it was worth talking about my reasons why in a podcast episode! So after I talk about some channel updates, I'll explain why all these games didn't have what it takes to remain on the shelf.
12/6/202038 minutes, 1 second
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Episode Thirteen - Review Anthology II

It's that time of year when I can't cover every game with a full review, so here's another review anthology where I will talk about 4 recent releases. Truffle Shuffle, Arkham Horror LCG: Innsmouth, Paris and The Search for Planet X all get their fair share! Come hear what I have to say! On top of that, there's some more developments for the channel in general such as my recent Top 10, my name change for the solo playthroughs and my recent subscription to Streamyards.
11/22/202056 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode Twelve - Into the Oniverse

Lockdown has begun in the UK which means I need help with my sanity again. Well the podcast is one way to do it! But also plenty of solo gaming! So for this episode I thought I would look at the Oniverse series of games and rank them in order of my preference. On top of this some developments have happened with regards to my latest Patreon goal and I give my first impressions of Isle of Cats, both multiplayer and solo mode. 00:00 - Introduction & Channel Updates 08:25 - Kickstarters (Pursuit of Happiness / Freedom Five) 17:10 - New Games and Isle of Cats First Impressions 23:50 - Into the Oniverse (ranking the games) 41:56 - Wrap Up
11/8/202043 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode Eleven - House Rules (Yay or Nay?)

Is the game not good enough for you? Do you feel it needs a tweak here or there for your own enjoyment? Then feel free to introduce a house rule. But should you do so? Should you tell everyone at the table? What house rules work better than others? What examples are there? All this and more is part of the main discussion topic. Before then though we have a call to action on the Patreon to allow multi-user streaming, my play of Stockpile, my first impressions of the Shadowed Paths expansion to LOTR: Journey's in Middle Earth and how my week has been in general.
10/25/202049 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode Ten - Issues with My LCG's

Lots of content on this episode including 3 reviews and some discussion. First up, my reflection of the Top 100 saga and channel updates! Then 3 reviews covering the following games: Village Green Quirky Circuits Marvel Champions: The Once & Future Kang And finally I want to mention some warnings with my favourite LCG's. I love these games immensely, but no game is flawless and before you suddenly jump in and start buying them, maybe you should listen to my personal issues with each game just in case. . . .
10/11/202044 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode Nine - Review Anthology I

The first of many review bonanza's I'm sure in this podcast. I have a lot of games to talk about and today I'm going to talk about 3 in particular. Splendor: Marvel, What's Missing and Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea all get a proper review in this podcast episode. Hear my thoughts, hear my rating! Let's discuss!
9/27/202037 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 8 - Sponsored by Marvel

I'm suffering from a sore throat caused by a hot spicy curry from last night so bare with me, but I didn't want to deprive you all of content! This episode is effectively the Marvel special! I will be reviewing (experimenting with podcast bitesize reviews to maintain work/life balance) the expansion to Marvel Champions "The Rise of Red Skull" and the Love Letter reimplementation "Marvel Infinity Gauntlet". After that I'll be taking a look briefly at Splendor: Marvel and Smash Up: Marvel to see if there's anything specific to look forward to in those games.
9/13/202040 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 7 - The Year of Czech Games Edition?

So much to do on the channel and to begin with I'll give you the lowdown on all the incoming reviews, plays and more coming up! But then the main event. During VIrtually Expo 2020 I guested on two of Paul Grogan's live streams demonstrating two games by CGE - Lost Ruins of Arnak and Under Falling Skies. These are on YouTube for you to view and I urge you to watch them for laughs and fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tBROfyWzu8&t=3967s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoUgsKt6LNk I give my first impressions on the games and relay my thoughts and highlights from the streams themselves. Could this be the year that CGE truly shines? Stay tuned to the end for a special discount code for ZATU Games.
8/30/202052 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode Six - Gaming WIth The Family

Back from my trip up North to spend a few days with the immediate family, the first time we've been all in the same place in over 3 years, wow. Emotional to leave them to come back home, but I did get some gaming done while I was there. Work had some "not-so-great" surprises for me when I got back and in order to ensure the job is put first, the podcast will revert back to a bi-weekly affair (full reasons explained in the show). So in this episode after I talk about general channel updates I will discuss the games I've had success with in teaching the family before as well as how the games I took along this time round went down. I'll also talk about how gaming with your non-gamer family can be a very different experience to playing with gamers and how you may need to adjust your settings a little to cope with them pushing your buttons. . .
8/16/202052 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode Five - Hot And Jaded?

IT'S SO HOT!! Before i go away for a few days to spend time with the family, I need to record this podcast and I pick the hottest day in the UK of the entire year to do so. So I look like a wet fish and yet will try to give you an entertaining show! I talk about channel updates, the games I played recently, the recent PR boo-boo with Pendulum and Stonemaier and then talk about whether we as gamers, myself included are starting to get jaded on online gaming when we desire face to face interaction?
8/9/202043 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode Four - Chit Chat & FFG News

Just a general chit chat to tell you what I've been up to, channel updates, holiday plans, what I've seen on TV, played in video games etc. Then I mention the recent updates by FFG for upcoming games and expansions.
8/2/202033 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode Three - Even More Awards

I wasn't sure if I was going to do this but by popular request on my first stream, people wanted to hear my thoughts on the recent Dice Tower Awards. So I though I'd combine the Spiel Des Jahres awards as well as Dice Tower into one big thoughts episode. Watch me go through the awards on their websites and discuss in more detail!
7/26/202044 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode Two - Feat. Jeremy Howard

Well in general I will be doing 30 minute episodes give or take but this was a special case. Jeremy Howard of ManvsMeeple got in touch with me and asked if we could do a chat over Skype. Of course I jumped at the chance and as you might imagine, we talked for........A LONG TIME.......so much so that I didn't want to do 3 separate episodes for one conversation. So after a poll was held, I decided to release it all as one bumper episode! The introduction to the show goes into detail about the circumstances and then we get right into 75 minutes of conversation about everything from games to theme to publishers to cats to relationship advice. This was great fun to do but a pain to edit!
7/19/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode One - General Update & Virtual Cons

The audio is much better guys! I finally figured out OBS filters so now you should have no troubles going forward! Sorry for last week! So let's kick off the show with some highlights of what games I'd played recently, some Kickstarter projects I'm looking into and how great it was to finally go back to my Dice Portsmouth cafe after so many months. Then I talk about my experience at Virtual Gridcon run by Paul Grogan while giving my general thoughts on what I think of virtual conventions in general.
7/12/202035 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Broken Meeple Show - Episode Zero

Hold on!! What's this? Well everyone, I recently did a massive relaunch of my whole channel "The Broken Meeple" - if you check out my YouTube channel you can see the after effects of that. Well that also means the podcast got a refresh, with a brand new look, ACTUAL VIDEO CONTENT OF ME SPEAKING via OBS software and a promise to maintain a regular production (95% certain) of 1 episode of around 30 minutes each Sunday. So rather than delete all the old content, I've created this Episode Zero to explain everything in detail and show you on screen (audio fans don't worry, I describe everything!). I will say OBS was a "pain" to say the least and my audio isn't 100% perfect, but it's a learning curve so expect improvements going forward!
7/5/202027 minutes, 24 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 7 - What's Been Happening?!

It's been a while due to a mix of reasons, mainly because of my daily YouTube content I've put out to keep you all sane (or not) during COVID. But it's time you got an update as to what else I've been doing as there's plenty going on behind the scenes. In addition there are few interesting app/PNP additions to some games that are worth a discussion and at the end, there's my final 3 questions for the Q & A.........please submit more questions! :P
6/9/202040 minutes, 43 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 6 - Golden Geek Awards 2019

Talk about hot off the press! The Golden Geek Awards for 2019 were just released. Now granted, I don't tend to rely on the rating or award systems governed by BoardGameGeek, but that doesn't stop me from giving my thoughts! So I will take you through each award (that I can fairly comment on) giving you the winners and runners up and some of the nominations that I feel should have been given more love. Afterwards, I have 3 more questions from the mail bag including thoughts on a rather controversial "solo gaming" video released by others recently. . . . .
5/4/202055 minutes, 56 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 5 - Isolation Woes

Doesn't isolation just suck?! Ah well once I've moaned about how I'm coping as an extrovert with isolation, I can talk about gaming matters! Firstly my thoughts on Dominant Species which I played literally last night for the first time on Tabletopia........was it worth the 5 hours of investment? Second, a quick snippet on my fears for how the gaming industry is going to return to normal with regards to releases. Thirdly a kind contributor has given me a few cool questions to answer for Q & A including how I came up with the Broken Meeple name and why is theme so important to me in a game?
4/12/202044 minutes, 13 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 4 - Swiss Army Cards

We got some new segments debuting on today's show! Firstly a summary of how life is progressing under the Coronavirus restrictions for someone who doesn't like being stuck at home. . . Then my first impressions of Rune Stones and Silver & Gold. Followed by the first new segment "Movers & Shakers" where I talk about games that have risen or fallen in their ratings and explain why. Finally the second new segment "Mechanics" where I talk about my favourite game mechanics, explaining why I love them so much and give examples of games where they feature prominently in my collection. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast RSS feed and consider supporting The Broken Meeple on Patreon to keep the show running.
3/30/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 3 - Maintaining Integrity

Mainly just want to have a chat guys, talk about some games played and answer a few questions from the mailbag. However two of the questions have a strong link to "Integrity" when conducting reviews and I certainly do talk a lot about that. So it makes for a good title for the podcast! Hear my thoughts on the Wingspan expansion, Ishtar and Tokyo Metro! And then 4 very interesting questions from the community mailbag!
3/8/202055 minutes, 37 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 2 - Consistency Is Key

Bumper episode tonight! A quick first impression of Awkward Guests in advance of an upcoming review in the future. My thoughts on a Twitter discussion where gamers were asked which publishers have the best consistency in making good games? Some more Q & A from the Patreon mailbag!
2/12/202055 minutes, 55 seconds
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Season 4 Episode 1 - Introducing Q & A

Yes!! Finally!! Another podcast! And it kick starts Season 4! On a new episode, with new music and even a new segment, I talk about how the show is evolving in Season 4, my first impressions of Crystal Palace and Papillion and then begin a new regular segment that you can all join in on.............QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!!
1/14/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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S03 - E11 - Essen & First Impressions

Essen was fantastic and it was great to see some of you there! What were my feelings on the event? And yes sorry for the long absence due to a busy October - that's why as a treat, you're getting my first impressions of many Essen games I've played since I got back! #essen #brokenmeeple #lukehector #podcast #dicetower
11/7/201941 minutes, 37 seconds
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S03 - E10 - Scotland & Jadedness

Today, I talk about my thoughts and experience on my recent invite to Tabletop Scotland in August 2019 including an oldie of a superhero game that I finally got to play. After that, I tackle a rather solemn topic - is it possible with all the thousands of releases and Cult of the New being a devil's advocate for Hype that some of us gamer critics and fanatics can become jaded?
9/8/201929 minutes, 37 seconds
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S03 - E09 - Hands & Replacements

Another convention out of the way! What games did I play at Handycon 6 - was there actually any new game I played that I would consider a good one? Then a lengthy discussion about board games that have been ported into apps. Are there occasions where the app kills the physical game? Will apps get to a point where tabletop gaming becomes a thing of the past? Will social interaction win through? 00:30 - Introduction 02:40 - Handycon Games Played 29:34 - Will Apps Replace Board Games?
8/13/201949 minutes
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S03 - E08 - TING & Results

Paul Grogan is now hopping on the convention wagon with GRIDCON coming soon! For now though he decided to dip his toes in the water with TING (This Is Not Gridcon) down in Devon, UK. Of course, being from the West Country, I just had to attend! What games did I play? Also the Dice Tower Award results have been released! Did my chosen picks win? Let's find out! 00:30 - Introduction 05:20 - TING Discussion 38:00 - Dice Tower Award Results
7/9/201957 minutes, 9 seconds
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S03 - E07 - UK Games Expo 2019 Review - PART TWO

I'm a Grade A idiot! I turned up the microphone settings in the DSLR I took to the Expo to get over the convention noise. However I forgot to turn it back down before recording this review. So you can hear what I'm saying fine, but it's a little distorted due to the loudness, I had to reduce the gain by a TON to make it like this. So I hope it doesn't spoil your experience in this video but I recorded over an hour of content so I can't do it all again! :P The UK Games Expo 2019 was a big success and I enjoyed it as always! What games did I play, who did I see, how was the big Arkham Horror LCG event? Hear my thoughts and tips on the biggest UK convention in my two parter special which will also air on my Soundcloud podcast site in audio only! 00:30 - All The Games!! - Part Deux 14:50 - A Quick Note About the YT Polls 15:40 - A Few Tips For Newcomers To The Expo
6/11/201933 minutes, 53 seconds
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S03 - E06 - UK Games Expo 2019 Review - PART ONE

IMPORTANT - this is a 2 part special of the audio from my YouTube video. The full video with pictures and everything can be found there, but on the podcast is a pure audio transfer without any edits! I'm a Grade A idiot! I turned up the microphone settings in the DSLR I took to the Expo to get over the convention noise. However I forgot to turn it back down before recording this review. So you can hear what I'm saying fine, but it's a little distorted due to the loudness, I had to reduce the gain by a TON to make it like this. So I hope it doesn't spoil your experience in this video but I recorded over an hour of content so I can't do it all again! :P The UK Games Expo 2019 was a big success and I enjoyed it as always! What games did I play, who did I see, how was the big Arkham Horror LCG event? Hear my thoughts and tips on the biggest UK convention in my two parter special which will also air on my Soundcloud podcast site in audio only! Also kudos if you get the Back To The Future reference despite only hearing this in audio form! :P 00:30 - Intro and the Expo In General 04:50 - Drawn To The Flame: Arkham Horror LCG Guardians Event 12:05 - All The Games!! Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ And also please check out my podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-br... Find me on Facebook and Twitter. Support my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Also taking Paypal donations direct to: [email protected] Trolls will not be tolerated and any comments that aren't discussing the topic or providing useful constructive criticism will be deleted. If I'm feeling nice, you'll get a warning. Credit to BGG & Scott King for imagery. Credit to MotionArray for Adobe based templates/music
6/8/201938 minutes, 52 seconds
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S03 - E05 - Apps & Awards

Hold up, so soon? Well I said I'd try to do more didn't I and to keep some content coming during my 2 week audit away and during UKGE so here's another podcast with 2 interesting discussion topics. 02:50 - The Dice Tower Award Nominations 2018 20:09 - App Integration (Positive or Negative?) Please check out the other podcasts on this channel as well as my official blog page. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/
5/21/201937 minutes, 9 seconds
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S03 - E04 - MUSEUMS & EXPOS

Sorry for the long period without the sound of my voice. . . . . was anyone losing sleep over that? On today's episode, I talk about my experiences with Museum from Holy Grail Games and Downfall from Tasty Minstrel Games. Then I go over my future convention plans but focusing on my thoughts as we lead up to the UK Games Expo - has the appeal degraded for me over time or do I simply have an alternate reason for visiting compared to my early gaming days?
5/10/201932 minutes, 17 seconds
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S03 - E03 - QUACKS & KICKSTARTER

A brief summary of how AIRECON and STABCON SOUTH went during March. Then I talk about 3 games I've played recently including Quacks of Quedlinburg, Space Base and Blue Lagoon. Then the discussion topic for today is Kickstarter - pros and cons, has it benefited the hobby or has it still got a way to go? Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ And also please check out my podcast at: https://soundcloud.com/luke-hector-br... Find me on Facebook and Twitter. Support my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Also taking Paypal donations direct to: [email protected] Credit to BGG & Scott King for imagery. Credit to MotionArray for Adobe based templates/music
3/31/201942 minutes, 53 seconds
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S03 - E02 - AIRECON & THEME

Quite a packed episode today! Firstly I give details on what I'm doing regarding AIRECON, an annual convention in Harrogate, UK run by Mark Cooke that I attend each year. Second, it's time to actually talk about games I've played, so here are my initial impressions of Sentient, Res Arcana and Stone Age Anniversary Edition. Thirdly based on a debate online, I give a little mini talk/rant about how people define "theme" in games and why it's important for reviewers to call a game out on it.
3/3/201944 minutes, 23 seconds
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S03-E01 - A New Season & PortalCon

I'm back!! Season 3 of the podcast begins with a simple talk about my experience in Poland attending Portalcon in January 2019.
2/5/201937 minutes, 29 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 34 - HORROR

The last podcast before Xmas and "hopefully" Season 3! But it's not really Xmas themed, I don't really go for that sort of thing. bah humbug! :P Instead I give my thoughts about whether horror can be properly represented in a board game format. Then you get to hear my fun discussion with Jason Perez of Every Night Is Game Night where we talk about the new Arkham Horror Third Edition and how it compares to its predecessor.
12/19/201850 minutes, 37 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 33 - RANKINGS

Got two important topics to go over today. Firstly, based on a recent Facebook thread, some thoughts about how you should interpret reviews and opinions from different people. Secondly I talk about how little I put faith in the Board Game Geek ranking system and give my opinions on the games that appear in the Top 25. Do I like them, do I hate them? Why do I think they are rated so highly?
12/2/201849 minutes, 14 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE - Essen 2018 Review

This is both a video and a podcast recording! After a great 4 days in Essen for Spiel 2018, it's a tough period to recover and catch up! But finally I got another video ready - my overview of Essen 2018!
11/4/201840 minutes, 22 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 32 - Essen Preview

Essen is literally around the corner! What will I be doing, when will I be on the Dice Tower booth and what games and expansions am I looking forward to?
10/21/201826 minutes, 32 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 31 - Value For Money

Firstly I need to explain the details regarding my FAQ video on YouTube, but after that I go into detail about comments I've seen and received regarding "value for money" in board games. I like to mention costs in my review videos as games are getting more and more expensive these days to acquire them. What are your thoughts on the matter? 00:00 FAQ & Dice Cafe Opening 15:10 Value for Money Discussion
9/19/201834 minutes, 3 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 30 - Handycon: The Sequel

Sorry it's been a while, I went on holiday and had a breakup lately. More information in the actual podcast, but it's not all doom and gloom........and the holiday was really fun! :P But straight after I attended Handycon 4 in Maidenhead in August 2018. It was a blast and I want to give my views on the convention and talk about a ton of games I played both old and new!
8/23/201851 minutes, 42 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 29 - AWARDS. . . AGAIN!

It's been sweltering in the UK lately so I'm recording this podcast while melting into a small little puddle. But the Dice Tower Awards have been announced and just like a few episodes ago, I'm going to give my thoughts on the results including details of the games I personally voted on. Did I match well? Do I hate one of the games getting all the love over others........well yeah obviously! Listen in!
7/8/201835 minutes, 9 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 28 - UK GAMES EXPO 2018 Review

Yes this is the proper track, sorry for the confusion on the last one! The UK Games Expo 2018 was a success and now I want to give my thoughts on the convention, the people and the games!! Enjoy this bumper length episode! 01:00 - Introduction 04:45 - Pros / Cons 10:41 - The People 22:10 - The Press Event 25:41 - The Games Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ Find me on Facebook and Twitter. Support my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple Credit to BGG for imagery
6/10/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 27 - UK GAMES EXPO PREVIEW

Both airing on the podcast and on YouTube - what am I looking forward to at the UK Games Expo 2018? Here are some general thoughts, some useful tips for beginners and a selection of games to look out for. 00:00 - Introduction, general info and honorable mentions. 12:10 - Useful tips for new attendees 18:30 - Games to look out for. 32:20 - Conclusion Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ Find me on Facebook and Twitter. Support my Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/TheBrokenMeeple
5/28/201837 minutes, 24 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 26 - LIBRARIES

A good mix of content today and within a good space of time - mainly because in the UK it's well hot and I'm melting......melting................... Firstly I give a brief description of UNCON, a board game convention in Ramsgate, UK geared towards families and younger players. Then while describing the volunteer work I did at Portsmouth Comic Con teaching board games, I give my thoughts on what you should do and not do when presenting a board game library for such an event. And then to wrap things up, I resurrect the "One More Game?" segment with Among the Stars.
5/8/201832 minutes, 7 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 25 - Weights

Sorry guys, I thought I uploaded this last week but apparently I hadn't! Shows how much is on my mind these days! :P But here you go, a new new podcast episode with some tweaks to the musical format as I wanted to give it a little bit of an update since the whole software calamity. I'll try to get the next out a lot quicker guys, maybe after I come back from UNCON 3.0 later in April. Today I discuss my experiences at StabCon South over Easter including some new games I got to try and then I give my views on the hot internet topic of whether we as gamer's have got the "weights" of games all skewed?
4/11/201843 minutes, 53 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 24 - AWARDS

Sorry its been a while guys - work is causing me no end of sleepless nights and my recent PC calamity didn't help! That's why this episode is a little more "slapdash" than usual. But bear with me, next episode should see a return to form! In this episode I take on two main topics - firstly I reflect on my recent experiences at AIRECON, the growing convention in Harrogate run by Mark Cooke and his team. This time I brought my girlfriend along who's not a gamer by nature - so how did it turn out? After that with the announcement of the Golden Geek Awards 2017 on BoardGameGeek - I have a few words.........and rants........to say about them. 00:00 Introduction 05:52 - AIRECON 23:54 - Golden Geek Awards 2017
3/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 23 - HANDYCON

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. 01:05 - HANDYCON 06:37 - Games Played inc Welcome to Centerville 12:55 - CO2 17:38 - Nemesis (prototype) 28:30 - Broken Memories (CITADELS) 36:16 - Discussion (Future Ideas and Thoughts On My Content)
1/30/20181 hour, 45 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 22 - XMAS!

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
12/22/201748 minutes, 3 seconds
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Broken Geek Chat - The Last Jedi

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!
12/21/201718 minutes, 35 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 21 - LONG

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?
11/25/201752 minutes, 50 seconds
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Broken Geek Chat - Justice League

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!
11/17/201717 minutes, 58 seconds
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Broken Geek Chat - Thor Ragnarok

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?
10/31/201713 minutes, 32 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 20 - Essen 2017

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? Also in light of the recent controversy over the abuse that women are getting within the board gaming industry, I felt it was time to give me own little rant on the subject for the good of equal opportunities. 01:50 - Introduction 08:00 - Lisboa First Impressions 16:48 - Women In The Board Gaming World 21:40 - Top Ten Anticipated Essen Releases (A UK Perspective)
10/22/201748 minutes, 45 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 19 - FLGS

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. . . . . .
10/4/201738 minutes, 49 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 18 - SENTINELS

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
9/24/201748 minutes, 50 seconds
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Broken Geek Chat - Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle

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. But for now, let's continue with the former "P-Logs" which I'm now calling "Broken Geek Chat" podcasts. These are where I get to talk about something other than board games for a change, usually TV or Movie related as I love going to the movies or watching cool shows. Well tonight I just got back from watching the sequel to Kingsman, which I enjoyed highly. Did this one entertain me as much as the original? Have a listen and find out!
9/21/201711 minutes, 59 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 17 - EXPENSIVE

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!
8/25/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 16 - BALANCE

On this episode I team up with Michael from Toucan Play That Game to talk about a controversial post on BoardGameGeek written by Ignacy from Portal Games. The post can be found at: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/67094/would-your-father-ebay-your-bike Michael and I talk about this post, what are our thoughts? We talk about game balance, reviewer critiquing and whether it's right to have knee-jerk reactions about games being broken.
7/22/201741 minutes, 34 seconds
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P-Log - 13th Doctor Reveal

Yes, don't worry there's a new official podcast episode coming out this week with a special guest. But I couldn't resist to put this out. My P-Log's don't just have to be movie reviews, it can be anything geekdom related. And here, we've had the biggest change in Doctor Who history!! SPOILER ALERT!! The new Doctor is a woman!! For the first time in the show's history. What are my thoughts on this as a life long fan of the show? Hear them now!
7/16/201717 minutes, 30 seconds
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P-LOG - Ghostbusters (2016)

Subject to so much controversy. So many haters. So many sexist backlash from trolls in dungeons. But did it deserve it all? How bad can it be? About time I found out.........
7/11/201714 minutes, 21 seconds
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P-Log - Spiderman Homecoming

I was about to write my thoughts on Facebook about the new movie and I thought.......you know what? I got a microphone? Why don't I just record it? Now doing a V-Log would take too long in setup etc, but what about a P-Log? So let's experiment, here is a short podcast with my immediate thoughts on Spiderman: Homecoming literally after only just getting home from the movie. Let me know your thoughts and whether you'd like to hear more of these! Take care!
7/5/201716 minutes, 38 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 15 - HALF-WAY

We're halfway into 2017 so let's have a look back at what games I've played during 2017 so far and those that have been released, but haven't been put in front of me yet! There's a lot more games to come though so here's to the rest of 2017! 01:03 - Introduction (The Arrival of the YouTube Channel) 04:37 - Games I've Played (Ethnos) 08:33 - Century Spice Road 11:25 - Yamatai 15:00 - Barenpark 18:22 - Unfair 22:13 - Anachrony 27:00 - Released Games I Want To Play 34:08 - Conclusion
6/30/201741 minutes, 28 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 14 - SOLO - PART II

Recently the hosts of Every Night Is Game Night, also known as Jason Perez and Anthony Chatfield of Board Gamers Anonymous, invited me on for a Top Ten Solo Games collaboration. A really hard list to put together as I could have done a Top 30 really, but it had to be drilled down to 10. It was great fun though and despite a tough time editing, there's a great show to be heard here. Part I dealt with the introductions and our list from 10 to 6. Part II deals with 5 to 1 as well as some ideas from contributors and the Peoples Choice poll we put up on the Solo BoardGamers Facebook group. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
6/4/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 13 - SOLO (Part I)

Look what I've got for you! Recently the hosts of Every Night Is Game Night, also known as Jason Perez and Anthony Chatfield of Board Gamers Anonymous, invited me on for a Top Ten Solo Games collaboration. A really hard list to put together as I could have done a Top 30 really, but it had to be drilled down to 10. It was great fun though and despite a tough time editing, there's a great show to be heard here. Part I will deal with the introductions and our list from 10 to 6. Part II released later this week will deal with 5 to 1 as well as some ideas from contributors and the Peoples Choice poll we put up on the Solo BoardGamers Facebook group. Sit back and enjoy, because this is a good one!
5/29/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 12 - PRE-EXPO

A quick broadcast today, just to go over my plans and schedule for the upcoming UK Games Expo on 2nd-4th June 2017. Where can you find me and what games am I likely to make a beeline for?
5/27/201732 minutes, 33 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 11 - ANNOYING

A tongue in cheek episode for you today before I head down to Devon for a week's break. We all love playing games with the community, but I'm sure all of us have that small list of gamer types that we would all avoid if we had the chance or perhaps that one personality trait just rubs you the wrong way. So as a bit of fun, after I talk about some new appearances I'll be doing at conventions and on other podcasts, I'll give my "tongue in cheek" Top Ten Annoying Gamers.
5/6/201748 minutes, 19 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 10 - STABCON

Well Stabcon was another success in early April, but maybe some of you haven't heard of it - well here's a chance to find out more. How did it go, what is it all about, when's the next one and what games, both old and new, did I get to play? 01:02 - Introduction & POBCON 2017 Announcement 05:55 - StabCon and BoardGameExtras 11:03 - Churchill: A Struggle for Peace 19:59 - Article 27 25:22 - Shogun Big Box 34:40 - Caverna Cave Strategy & Crisis 43:37 - Conclusion
4/14/201748 minutes, 23 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 9 - SCALPING

A recent fun gaming weekend has brought me to talk about some of the great experiences and games played including Unlock, Jupiter Rescue and a variant on Resistance Avalon. After that I need to give my thoughts on a practice I'm seeing too often in the board gaming hobby, which I wish would stop. And that is "Scalping" where people buy Kickstarters/Pre-Orders solely for the purpose of selling on at over-inflated prices to unsuspecting people in the secondary market. 03:50 - Unlock 08:05 - Jupiter Rescue 10:18 - Resistance Avalon Role Variant 15:08 - Scalping - Right or Wrong? 26:34 - Conclusion
4/2/201729 minutes, 32 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 8 - AIRECON

Well AIRECON was a blast, surpassing the previous one in October. Now an annual convention, it's only going to try to expand and be bigger and better. On today's episode I talk about the convention itself, what new board games I got to play and a couple of particular highlights from my experience. 01:00 - AIRECON in general 06:07 - New Games Played - Terraforming Mars 10:30 - Ashes: Rise of the Pheonixborn 13:36 - Fuji Flush 15:36 - Trajan 19:15 - Highlights - Geeknson Viticulture with Polyhedron Collider 23:33 - Room 504 27:31 - Conclusion
3/16/201732 minutes, 59 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 7 - EXCEPTIONS

OK, first of all I said I was doing this before Rahdo did! :P A quick explanation regarding AireCon this weekend and my games played with The Game Shelf on 5 March including Time Stories: Endurance (no spoilers) and Coliseum. And then the meat of the episode, my Top Ten Games that are Exceptions to the Rule - games I normally shouldn't like for various reasons, yet managed to impress me enough to either like them or in some cases, adore them. 01:00 - AireCon and Gaming With "The Game Shelf" 07:39 - Top Ten Exceptions To The Rule
3/7/201739 minutes, 36 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 6 - NEGATIVITY

A recent misunderstanding occurred on a gaming Facebook group which has now been resolved. However one of the big parts of the situation leading to it was a harsh response to a review I gave which downplayed a highly hyped title of 2016: Great Western Trail. All has thankfully been resolved, however it does raise the issue of how we as gamers respond to negative reviews or feedback on opinions when it comes to the internet. How should we respond and shouldn't be better than flame wars and personal attacks? Here's my two cents on the matter.
2/25/201722 minutes, 14 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 5 - CONVENTIONS

Brrrrr, it's cold in January! Sit back, grab a cup of tea and listen to Episode 5 where I talk about my plans for attending upcoming conventions in 2017 including Airecon, UK Games Expo and Essen 2017. After that I'll talk about my recent experience at Handycon 2017, a new convention run by Paul Harris and his team in High Wycombe. How did it go for a first run? 01:00 - Blog and Convention Plans 11:22 - Handycon 2017
1/29/201739 minutes, 23 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 4 - 2016

Happy New Year!! Now for many of us we want to leave 2016 behind, but let's talk about some positives, the board game industry released a ton of new content and even though I think it was a bit of a weak year overall, there were still some gems that came out. Today I'm going to reflect on 2016 as a whole for me and then it's my turn to go over the Top Ten of 2016! 01:05 - Reflection on 2016 14:36 - Top Ten of 2016 50:18 - Conclusion
1/7/201753 minutes, 13 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 3 - EAGLES

Sorry it's been a while, had some personal issues to deal with lately! But let's talk about happy stuff. . . . mostly. Today it's not all about Xmas, it's instead about Eagle Gryphon Games, where I give you two brand new reviews of some Essen releases from this publisher. Morocco and Continental Divide, one I like, one I hate, have a guess which ones! 01:03 - Introduction (long wait, game room, future video prospects) 09:08 - Morocco Review 16:56 - Continental Divide Review 28:37 - Conclusion
12/21/201631 minutes, 39 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 2 - CO-OPERATION

My god, so soon after another episode? Well don't get used to weekly podcasts, I'd go nuts trying! But if an interesting topic comes up, I feel the need to speak about it and today it's all about Co-Operative games. Firstly I tackle a debate that's arisen from a couple of gamers I know who tend to like dry, mechanical Euro's and dismiss the Co-Op genre entirely. Why do I love the genre so much? Does their argument hold up? Here's my views on the subject. Following that given that it's the right subject and it was all the way back to Episode 12 in Season 1 when I did it before, I'll give an updated Top Ten Co-Operative Games list. 01:00 - Discussing The Co-Operative Genre 14:35 - Top Ten Co-Operative Games 38:58 - Conclusion
11/20/201641 minutes, 34 seconds
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Season 2 Episode 1 - REBOOT!!

Welcome to the official reboot of the Broken Meeple podcast! After 48 episodes plus specials it's time to reboot with my new microphone, new music and new format of shorter, but more frequent podcasts. Therefore I give you Episode 1 of Season 2 and hope you enjoy listening. Today I give some background information on myself for those of you who are new to my podcast and starting anew and then I give my full review of The Networks by Formal Ferret Games. 01:00 - Season 2 and Personal Background 10:18 - The Networks (Review)
11/13/201623 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 48 - A New Voice

Sorry for the absence, moving house and 3 conventions takes it out of you. But now things are settled, I've moved in, the convention season is over until January and I've got Fridays off work until February, so it's time to catch up! With a new microphone and some new music, it's time to reboot The Broken Meeple, hopefully the new voice quality is to your liking, please provide feedback! As for this episode, today I talk about my new Patreon project to get back into video reviews and I talk in detail about my experience at Essen 2016 and Airecon 3. The people I met, the games I played, tips for newcomers, hidden gems, disappointments, it's all in here!
11/5/201654 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 47 - PRE-ESSEN

Essen is right around the corner! Plenty of games coming out, although we don't know as much information as we would like to about most of them! However that won't stop me from talking about a ton of them. After my first impressions I'll belt on about a ton of new games and expansions that I'm interested in plus my Top Ten Anticipated Essen Releases. 06:35 - First Impressions (Runebound 3rd Edition) 12:23 - First Impressions (I'm The Boss) 14:58 - First Impressions (Elfenland) 19:13 - My Essen Schedule 23:25 - Interesting Essen Releases 40:24 - Top Ten Anticipated Essen Games
10/2/201658 minutes, 6 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #9 - Mansions Of Madness 2nd Edition

A new reboot of the original Mansions of Madness, an entertaining "choose your own adventure" style horror game set in the neverending Cthulhu mythos. Whereas the original was a good game it had a lot of fiddly book-keeping and could be easily broken by the DM if it wasn't set up correctly. This new edition has gone down the technology route and brought in an app to represent 50% of the game. Does it work, let's find out in my review of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition.
9/3/201611 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 -(10 - 1)

WE'RE FINALLY HERE!! This is the Top 10 of the Top 100 - my most favourite games! I'm sure you'll disagree with some and agree with others, that's cool, that's the beauty of these lists, but I hope that this Top 100 has given you some insight into the type of games I like and maybe even given you some ideas as to your next purchasing option. Enjoy!! EDIT - I realise originally there was a 2 minute silence at the end - my apologies, I was pretty rushed. I've now replaced the file with a re-edited, corrected one.
8/26/201655 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 - (20 - 11)

So close now!! So close! 20 more games to go and here I talk to you in great detail about my penultimate 20 through 11. All of these games are ones I adore and we haven't even hit the ultimate Top 10 yet. Hear me rave and rant as we edge ever closer to the finale.
8/23/201643 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 - (30 - 21)

3 episodes to go everyone!! 10 games per episode, we are getting into the cream of the crop of board games for me now, I love playing everything from this point, not that I don't like playing anything else on my Top 100, they're all games I highly enjoy. Do you agree with these games, would they make your Top 10, or should they be off this chart entirely? Let me know your feedback!
8/20/201632 minutes, 23 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #8 - Food Chain Magnate

I would have loved to have left this one by the wayside, but noooooo this was one was requested by many who know my views on this and so I had to put a review up for this game, I feel like I'm being punished! It takes a very specific kind of gamer to enjoy something like this..........find out why I can't stand this overpriced Euro from Splotter Games.
8/17/201610 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 - (45 - 31)

Continuing with the Top 100 in Part IV with my 45-31 - there are some seriously big titles in this section so let's see if you agree with my thoughts.
8/14/201639 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 - (60 - 46)

And we continue with Part III of VII in my Top 100 - some great games to mention, there has to be at least one you all like!! I apologise in advance though for the slightly softer voice tone throughout - I'm currently in my temporary lodger accommodation and I didn't want to disturb the landlords too much! :P Next time I'll wait for a moment when I've got the house to myself! :D
8/8/201633 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Top 100 - (80 - 61)

Continuing on from Part I, I now talk about the next twenty great games on my Top 100! The closer we get to the top half the better the games, are there any on this list you like more or less?
8/4/201649 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - 2016 Top 100 (100 - 81)

3 years of running the Broken Meeple, wow has it been that long? So much has changed in that time, how I write, how the podcast has developed, how I had to put YouTube on hold, my attendance at conventions and my association with distributors, publishers and The Dice Tower. It's all great fun and I look forward to future times as I try to grow the Broken Meeple and improve it as a service to all of you. Currently I'm in my "temporary transition" period. I'm moving out of my flat on Saturday to short-term accomodation until my future house is fully ready in September. From that point once I'm settled and Essen is over, I'll be looking to crowdfund/Kickstart a new season of podcasts, reviews and with your help, hopefully videos with updated equipment and a new quieter location where I'm not held back by annoying headsets, outside traffic noise and lack of space. But while I'm in limbo, reviews will still continue on for that period, I've got plenty coming as well as audio reviews from time to time. But as a treat, as I will do every year, to mark the anniversary of the Broken Meeple, I will be giving you my Top 100 Games of all time. Last year it was only 75, from now on it's 100! Throughout August I'll crack on with 7 special episodes showcasing 100 great games starting now with 100 through 81.
8/1/201643 minutes, 8 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #7 - Scythe

One of the most hyped Euro games ever - and to be fair, it's designed by the best Kickstarter publisher out there, Stonemaier Games so it has every right to be. Now I hate it when hype attaches to a game and everyone bases their opinion on hype alone. So it's time I played this game and made up my own mind. Can it possibly live up to the hype and whether it does or not, do I think this is a good game?
7/31/201611 minutes, 23 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #6 - Onitama

I used to play Chess for my town in my teenage years so I really enjoy a good abstract game from time to time. It scratches that itch for a duel with no luck involved without having to take 4+ hours like some games I could mention! This is the new release from the Dice Tower Essentials line which has taken the US by storm and is having a similar reception here. So let's find out what's what and whether this is a collection sitter for me.
7/17/201610 minutes, 35 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #5 - Pandemic Legacy

Sorry it's been so long - well before I go on my cruise, I'll get some more prepared for you while I'm away! How about that? For starters, let's talk about Pandemic Legacy finally - does this rekindle Pandemic for me after I left the original behind, does it deserve a #1 spot on BGG and is the finite life a downer or nothing to worry about? Also note, for the nit-pickers, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings! ;-)
7/5/201611 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 46 - Let's Play It Again

How many times have you played your favourite games? Well you can find out what games I've played the most in my Top 10 Played Games. On top of that I give my first impressions of We Didn't Playtest This At All and the new changes in the second edition of Pursuit of Happiness and give my reasons for why I departed from the Game of Thrones Second Edition LCG in my "One More Game?" segment. 06:00 - First Impressions (We Didn't Playtest This At All) 09:14 - First Impressions (Pursuit of Happiness 2nd Edition) 16:48 - One More Game? (Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition) 28:30 - Top Ten Played Games 50:16 - Conclusion
7/2/201655 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 45 - UK Games Expo Review

So soon after the previous episode? Well I can't preview the Expo and then not review can I? This is my summary of the games I played, the people I met and my Top 10 Experiences from the UK's biggest and best gaming convention! 02:01 - UK Games Expo Runthrough 18:34 - Games I Played at the Expo 41:42 - Top 10 Expo Experiences 01:03:28 - Conclusion (Things To Come)
6/12/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 44 - UK Expo Preview

Just in time for you all to enjoy on your travels to the UK Expo this weekend, I cannot wait and I'm sure none of you in the UK can either! On today's show I give my first impressions of Shipyard and Keyflower followed by a discussion on what I'll be doing at the Expo and what you can look forward. And then as a special treat, there is no Top Ten, but rather a personal interview with Henry Jasper, the founder of Grublin Games in Cornwall, UK to talk about his new design "Perfect Crime" being showcased at the Expo. (Note that the recording was done on 31st May 2016 for timing and that editing multiple Audacity tracks together from Skype is INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT!!) 04:37 - First Impressions - Shipyard 10:12 - First Impressions - Keyflower 19:38 - Discussion (UK Games Expo Preview) 37:25 - Henry Jasper (Grublin Games) Interview 1:03:40 - Conclusion
6/1/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #4 - Concordia Review

We continue with my audio reviews with Episode 4 - Concordia. Highly praised by those on Facebook and some people I know locally, though not by everyone. And I'm one of those exceptions. Find out why I don't like this game and whether there's anything good to salvage. Also note, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings!
5/29/201611 minutes, 13 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #3 - Kanban Automotive Revolution

Episode 3 of my audio reviews continue with Kanban: Automotive Revolution. My first introduction to a Vital Lacerda game, did it scare me off or did it hook me straight away? And can you even physically learn it? Find out more now! Also note, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings!
5/10/201611 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 43 - Dry As A Bone

People say that I only like games that have a strong theme and stay away from Euro's. Well the first part is half right and I actually like a lot of Euro games. So on Episode 43 I'm going to give my Top Ten "Dry" Games, which is a subjective list to say the list, but essentially these are games where the theme is non-existant without being simply an abstract game. There are a lot of games with pasted on themes, but these ones have incredibly thin veils. Prior to that though there's plenty of first impressions including some new titles, Valeria and Thunderbirds as well as an older title, The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac. And the "One More Game?" segments pays homage to the recent Captain America: Civil War craze by taking a look back at Marvel Legendary - have all the expansions kept it alive and does the setup time get in the way? 00:00 - Tabletop Day & UK Games Expo 06:10 - First Impressions - Valeria: Card Kingdoms 11:36 - First Impressions - Thunderbirds 16:56 - First Impressions - The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac 21:25 - One More Game? - Marvel Legendary 30:15 - Top Ten "Dry" Games 52:37 - Conclusion
5/1/201657 minutes, 27 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #2 - Nations: Dynasties

Episode 2 of my audio reviews continue with Nations: Dynasties - this expansion introduces only a few things to the game, but they promise an unbelievable amount of variety. Despite the low price tag, should you still get this expansion? Also note, the ten minute clock does not include music intros and endings!
4/11/201611 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 42 - The Ultimate Fantasy Question

The Ultimate Question? Of Life, The Universe and Everything? No, I mean what defines a "Fantasy" game? In this episode I give my thoughts via my Top Ten Fantasy Board Games - do you agree with my definition and list or do you have your own thoughts? But before that, a word about local board game cafes and StabCon South followed by first impressions including my "half-way" point opinions on Pandemic Legacy (spoiler free). And the "One More Game?" segment returns for a more regular timescale with my views on whether Smash Up has stood the test of time and many expansions. 00:00 - Board Game Cafe's & StabCon South 08:02 - First Impressions - German Railroads 11:47 - First Impressions - Dungeon Petz 16:01 - First Impressions - Pandemic Legacy (spoiler free) 20:35 - One More Game? - Smash Up 29:08 - Top Ten Fantasy Games 58:47 - Conclusion
3/31/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Broken Meeple Reviews - #1 - The Pursuit Of Happiness

It's finally happened everyone! This is the pilot episode for my first audio only review designed to supplement not only my main podcast but also my written reviews with something a little different. I get 10 minutes max to review a game and rather than being one that I get as a review copy, these will consist of games that I've acquired myself through my own means whether they be the new hotness or the cult of the old - essentially catching up on reviews I've wanted to do, but never got round to doing. So the pilot episode is kicking off with The Pursuit Of Happiness by Artipia Games, first shown to me at Essen. This is the first edition of the game and does not include the impending changes that are to be present in the second edition of the game. No doubt I will likely revisit this when the game comes out. Also note, the ten minute clock does not include music intros, endings or in this episode's case, the 1 minute explanation of what the purpose of these reviews are! :-P
3/20/201610 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 41 - SORCON 2016

Fresh out of SORCON 2016, here is Episode 41! In this special episode (sorry it's a bit late) I go through my experiences at another new convention which I'll be adding to my hot list. What games did I play, what were the players like, what was the venue like? And then to finish off, a list dedicated to the guys who give us the games we love. My Top Ten Board Game Designers! 00:00 - Introduction and Experience At SORCON 2016 09:15 - First Impressions - Samurai 14:56 - First Impressions - Steampunk Rally 19:45 - First Impressions - Raiders of the North Sea 26:12 - Top Ten Game Designers 50:56 - Conclusion
3/1/201657 minutes
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 40 - Gateway To Gaming

2016 is upon us and maybe this year will bring us a new wave of friendly people to the board gaming scene. Well to help those people out, this episode is mostly dedicated to gateway games, that is the entry level games that help to bring someone new into the hobby. Kicking off are the first impressions of Trains & Stations and Letters from Whitechapel. Followed by the return of my "One More Game?" segment discussing Catan and then a list I've wanted to do for some time, my Top Ten Gateway Games! 09:00 - First Impressions (Trains & Station) 13:37 - First Impressions (Letters from Whitechapel) 20:11 - One More Game? (Catan) 30:25 - Top Ten Gateway Games 01:01:30 - Additional Top Ten Thoughts and Future Ideas For The Podcast
1/30/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 39 - Reflection On 2015

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! Have a happy Xmas and a great New Year and I will catch you all again in 2016! 07:33 - First Impressions (Coup G54 Rebellion) 10:18 - First Impressions (Patchwork) 13:52 - First Impressions (504) 18:29 - First Impressions (Between Two Cities) 23:22 - Discussion (Looking Back At 2015) 37:00 - Top Ten Games Of 2015
12/23/20151 hour, 11 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 38 - MidCon & Xmas

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! After that I move on to the upcoming Xmas season and I figured you all want to know what little games you can buy your loved ones. Well here's my personal answer for you represented in my Top Ten Stocking Stuffers - all of them can fit inside a traditional Xmas stocking and all are priced below £15. . . . .hopefully!
11/27/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 37 - Post Essen & Demos

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) 50:38 - How To Effectively Demo A Board Game
10/23/20151 hour, 23 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 36 - Gearing Up For Essen!

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) 13:26 - First Impressions (Red Dragon Inn) 16:16 - First Impressions (Cacao) 18:47 - One More Game? (Flash Point Fire Rescue) 29:51 - Top Ten (Games I'm Looking Forward To At Essen 2015) 50:48 - Conclusion
10/3/201554 minutes, 1 second
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 35 - Top 75 Part III

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!
8/28/20151 hour, 30 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 34 - Top 75 Games Part II

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.
8/16/20151 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 33 - Top 75 Games Part I

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.
8/7/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 32 - Awards & Disappointments

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.
7/11/20151 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 31 - UK Games Expo 2015 Special

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 14:51 - First Impressions - Samurai Spirit 18:40 - First Impressions - Good Cop Bad Cop 21:12 - Tips For Expo Newcomers 39:58 - Top 5 Games Expo Moments 01:02:08 - Conclusion including Request for Feedback
6/7/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 30 - Surprise!

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 01:08:04 - Conclusion
5/16/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 29 - All Of My Hate!

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
4/25/20151 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 28 - Bang For Buck

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
3/26/201552 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 27 - Best Of 2014!

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
2/22/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 26 - Moving Forward

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!
1/17/201554 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 25 - The Xmas Special

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.
12/23/201439 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - 24 - The Sci-Fi Episode

Sorry for the delay, life has been very busy what with my being offered a new job and taking it up! Happy days! But here we have Episode 24, focusing on technology, the future and science. We kick off with some first impressions of Warhammer 40K Conquest and Battle at Kemble's Cascade, then discuss the importance of apps in board games and finally end with my Top 10 Science Fiction Games.
11/27/201457 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 23 - Essen 2014

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make Essen 2014, but hey that doesn't mean I can't do an Essen special right? As well as news and first impressions I discuss the common complaint in gaming groups where people use their mobile phones during games and give my Top 10 Anticipated Essen Releases.
10/18/201450 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 22 - The Re-Theme

I'm back and to kick start the second year of The Broken Meeple we have a re-theming of the musical interludes! However we also have some changes happening to the way the blog will continue and I'll discuss those here. There's a lot happening in this episode! I give my first impressions of Sons of Anarchy, Dead of Winter, Carcassonne South Seas and The Manhattan Project as well as future gaming news. And then after a quick rant on how gamers over-react to controversial themes in board game, I give my Top 10 Themes/Types in board games.
9/21/20141 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 21 - 1 Year Anniversary

It's been a year since The Broken Meeple grew some legs and got going in the board gaming world. Granted there have been some bumps along the way and probably still a few now, but I'm very proud of how things have progressed to date. In this episode, I give my first impressions of Lost Legacy: The Starship and Trains, recall some recent news, discuss how to teach new players how to play games and finally answer the big one: - MY TOP TEN BOARD GAMES!
8/17/201459 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 20 - Theme Vs Mechanics

After a long break, I'm back with Episode 20! Podcasts are still coming but due to time commitments including a new girlfriend, the podcast will be reduced to monthly rather than 2-weekly because I need the extra time. However to make up for this, I've added a short News segment to the podcast to up the content value. In today's episode, I give my first impressions of Glass Road and Fleet, discuss Theme vs Mechanics in games and give my Top 10 Thematic Games list.
7/14/20141 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 19 -The UK Games Expo

In this special episode I give details on my experiences at the UK Games Expo 2014 as well as my Top 10 tips for how to survive a games convention.
6/8/201454 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 18 - The Euro Edition

In today's episode, I focus on Euro games, starting with my first impressions of a Euro style Cthulhu game "A Study In Emerald", followed by my opinions on what defines a Euro game and then finishing off with my Top 10 Euro Games!
5/21/201451 minutes, 1 second
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 17 - The Best Of 2013!

On todays show, I give my first impressions of Clash of Cultures and Tsuro, followed by a discussion on Local Game Stores and Cafes, finally ending with a highly anticipated Top 10 list - The Top 10 of 2013!
5/4/201457 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 16 - 32 Hour Charity Gaming Marathon

A special episode for this session, where I talk you through my 32 hour charity gaming marathon that I undertook for Tabletop Day, though I guess that makes it Tabletop Weekend really! I raised over £150 for charity and highly enjoyed the experience, despite needing some sleep afterwards! Apologies in advance - I forgot to implement my makeshift pop filter before recording - won't happen again on the next one! :-(
4/16/201445 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 15 - Grumpy Old Gamer

Episode 15 is here! On today's episode I give my first impressions of games that I played at a recent Demo day, discuss the merits of LCG's vs CCG's and finally the Top 10 I've wanted to do for some time and also by popular vote from the BGG community . . . . . Top 10 Over-Rated Games!
4/1/20141 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 14 - Know Your Limits

Hey folks, thanks for tuning in! In today's episode: - My first impressions of Twilight Imperium 3, a major, epic, space opera of a game which FINALLY I got to play in all its glory! - I discuss the concept of owning too many games in your collection. Is there a limit to which buying more games is counter-intuitive? - My Top 10 Essential Expansions - out of the games I've played, which expansions do I believe are a must-buy for the good ones?
3/20/20141 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 13 - Opinionated Workers

Not bowing down to superstition, here is Episode 13 of the Broken Meeple podcast. In today's episode, I give my first impressions of Bruges by Stefan Feld, discuss my thoughts on gamers who react badly to negative reviews and divulge my Top 10 Worker Placement Games - not to be confused with The Dice Tower's Top 10 they did recently! NB: - Apologies in advance, I'm still trying to get the settings right on my Blue Yeti microphone and it's a tough process - you MAY hear the odd light background noise from time to time, it's so sensitive!
3/5/20141 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 12 - Why Can't We Be Friends

Hey folks! Awfully sorry about the delay for the next episode in this podcast, January for me is the month of hell with regards to being a Chartered Tax Advisor as my day job. Thankfully though, January is over with and now I can get back to some solid reviews, both on the blog and on the podcast/YouTube channel. This is a new format for the podcast which I'll be sticking with now, more streamlined, organised and with more content. In today's episode, the theme is Co-Op Month!! I give my first impressions on Robinson Crusoe, talk a bit about the Alpha Gamer problem that Co-Op games can have and give my Top 10 Co-Operative games. You can now subscribe to this podcast on Itunes!
2/8/20141 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Broken Meeple - Episode 11 - Rants and Resolutions

In this episode, I give my first impressions of Dominion, report on my presence on the Dice Tower Showdown recently with my rant on why I can't stand Power Grid and then finally I outline my New Year resolutions for gaming and the blog in general.
1/12/201434 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Top Game of 2013 - The Broken Meeple - Episode 10

Merry Xmas to all you gamers out there! Here is Episode 10 - with a introduction format I'm hoping to stick with! In this episode I give my first impressions of Coup and Eldritch Horror and reveal which game published in 2013 is my top game of the year and why. I do have a bit of a sore throat at the moment so I apologise in advance! :P
12/27/201340 minutes, 30 seconds
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12 Hour Marathon - The Broken Meeple - Episode 9

In today's episode, I give my first impressions of Lancaster by Queen Games and report on a recent 12 hour gaming marathon I conducted with some old friends from 6pm to 6am last week.
12/19/201339 minutes, 54 seconds
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Working Together In Perfect Harmony - Broken Meeple Episode 8

Episode 8 of the Broken Meeple Podcast is finally here! In today's broadcast I will cover: -several news items that have been brought to my attention in the last week. -first impressions of Ricochet Robots and Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends -my Top 5 (yes finally I'm back to doing Top 5's!) Co-Operative Games Thank you for listening and spreading the love for board games.
11/30/201352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is Board Gaming Cost-Effective? - Broken Meeple Episode 7

In today's episode: - a news update regarding several expansions on the horizon in early 2014 - first impressions on the quick filler game with a bold approach (Eight Minute Empire) - a discussion on whether board gaming is a cost-effective hobby I hope you enjoy listening. Visit the blog at http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/
11/17/201329 minutes, 35 seconds
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Forces Beyond Your Control - Broken Meeple Episode 6

HELLO! I'm back! Sorry for the quiet period, but Arkham Horror Month really required my full devotion and I was away for a week in the later part of October. But now normal service has resumed and we get started with first impressions on Shadows over Camelot and Galaxy Trucker. In addition we revisit a recent zombie game which deserves a slight . . . alteration. . . to my thoughts about it.
11/6/201331 minutes, 48 seconds
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Better Than Listening to the Cranberries - Broken Meeple Episode 5

And we're back! Sorry I should say "I'm back!" Episode 5 of The Broken Meeple podcast is up and ready for listening! In today's episode, I reflect on two new games that I partook in during a recent Portsmouth On Board gaming night. In Last Night On Earth, I test out the Survivors by attempting to refuel our our truck and survive the zombie onslaught. In Gambit 7 I get my taste of what Wits & Wagers is all about with this small scale version of the popular party game by Days of Wonder. Finally, a taste of things to come in Arkham Horror Month!
10/2/201328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Broken Meeple Episode 4 - 3 Rogues, A Wizard And A Cleric

Broken Meeple Episode 4 - 3 Rogues, A Wizard And A Cleric by The Broken Meeple
9/12/201335 minutes, 59 seconds
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Broken Meeple Episode 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugg-ly!

Episode 3 of the Broken Meeple podcast. This episode is devoted to first impressions and I've got 4 games to discuss! 2 are good, 2 are bad. Terra Mystica, Kingdom Builder, Chicago Express and Ugg-Tect - but which are which?
9/4/201335 minutes, 11 seconds
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Broken Meeple - Episode 2 (When Good Bunnies Go To War)

Episode 2 of the Broken Meeple podcast! http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ In this episode (with better production values than Episode 1) I will be discussing my first impressions of a weird board game called "Killer Bunnies", my Top 3 Worst Game Genres and giving some special thanks to people who have helped me during the blog's difficult setup!
8/28/201336 minutes, 7 seconds