Anthology Review # 1

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Right, let's get down to business! I have a ton of games to catch up on so let's deal with most of them in one big Anthology review to catch up!

MoM 2.0: Horrific Journeys
7 Wonders Armada
Solenia
Cerebria
Kanban: Drivers Edition
Gen7
Spell Smashers
Catan: Rise of the Inkas


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Season 3 Begins! - I'M BACK!!

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I'M BACK!!! OH MY GOD!!! It's a slow start, but I'm getting there with the Adobe software. I have to recreate everything from scratch, it's basically a real mission to do. That bring said I have two videos for you ready. This introduction to me and the channel and Season 3 and a fully rendered Anthology Review video that I'll publish on the weekend. You want to know more about what I do and what's to come? Check out this video and as always, I thank you all for your patience these last few weeks.




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Broken Meeple Top 10 - Top Ten Games Of 2018

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Well this was certainly a better year than 2017 by far! Yes we've had some cash grabs and many reprints along the way, but there's also been some really great stuff released as well. Everyone else is ahead of me on Top Lists this year, so let's get this one out! My Top 10 of 2018!!


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Season 2 Episode 34 - HORROR

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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.  


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Broken Meeple Videos - Newton Review

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Around the middle of the 17th century with the advent of the scientific method, a period of great change begins, called the scientific revolution. Many great scientists, with their theories and ideas, change our perception of the universe: Galileo Galilei, Copernicus, Kepler, Bacon and, above all, Sir Isaac Newton.

In Newton, players take the role of a young scientist who wants to become one of the great geniuses of this period. To do this, they travel around Europe, visit universities and cities, study to discover new theories, build new tools, and work to earn money.

The previous games on the designers list aren't my favourites to date, but maybe Newton can surprise me?


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Broken Meeple Videos - Compilation Review #1

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What do you do when you have too many games to do a single review each for? Do one video for all of them at once! My first Compilation Mega Review!! I'm covering 8 games in this video and they are all hot Essen releases so come and see what I think of them.
I want to know what you guys think of this format - there may be one more compilation video before Season 3, but maybe the next one will be Season 3 I don't know. But do you like this idea? My introduction at the start will explain more, but please lend me your comments!


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Broken Meeple Videos - Blackout Review

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Hong Kong has been struck by a large scale unexpected blackout. As the government struggles to maintain control, you decide to take matters into your own hands and try to bring back some kind of societal order! Daily life as you were used to it has quickly dissolved. Even the most mundane tasks have become incredibly challenging without electric power. Whoever best manages this situation and restores the semblance of order will surely claim a position of power in post-blackout Hong Kong!
In Alexander Pfister's Blackout: Hong Kong, you have to manage ever-changing resources and a network of various specialists to keep Hong Kong from descending into chaos while also staying ahead of your rivals.

You want one of the biggest hyped games of Essen that no-one actually knew a thing about? Then I give you Blackout! I kid you not, everyone I asked about this game knew nothing about how it worked other than how it looked from watching it on a table. Man this designer has some serious power over the mind!


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Broken Meeple Videos - Teotihuacan: City of Gods Review

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Travel back in time to the greatest city in Mesoamerica. Witness the glory and the twilight of the powerful pre-Columbian civilization. Strategize, accrue wealth, gain the favour of the gods, and become the builder of the magnificent Pyramid of the Sun.
Another hype train for this year, but did this one actually arrive at its destination on time? Even if you can't pronounce it properly?


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Season 2 Episode 33 - RANKINGS

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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?


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Broken Meeple Videos - Arkham Horror 3rd Edition Review

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Arkham Horror (Third Edition) is a cooperative board game for one to six players who take on the roles of investigators trying to rid the world of eldritch beings known as Ancient Ones. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters, and find tools and allies if they are to stand any chance of defeating the creatures that dwell just beyond the veil of our reality.

It's the new version of a fantastic horror themed game that I hold dear to my heart from old plays...........is it time to let the 2nd edition go? Or is this so different that it doesn't matter?


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