Top 10 Overrated Games (IMHO)

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I love board games, I love gaming, don't get me wrong here when you read the title. But we all have things we dislike in gaming whether it's a specific genre, a theme, a mechanic, a publisher trait, a designer style, a player trope, whatever. Most are afraid to express these views. Well not me!! :P And this is the big one that always gets contention. Even more so that hated games - which is kind of weird, but I guess they overlap and also some games you state you hate are usually hated by everyone anyway. My Top 10 Overrated Games based on current social media, BGG rankings, content on YouTube etc. Just try not to over-react - it's purely opinion........... 00:00 - Introduction & General Update 04:50 - #10 08:09 - #9 11:32 - #8 15:02 - #7 19:24 - #6 25:06 - #5 28:29 - #4 34:40 - #3 40:58 - #2 47:58 - #1 52:48 - Conclusion and Shortlist #overrated #brokenmeeple #topten #lukehector #dicetower https://youtu.be/6pJ43K_OfS8




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Top 10 Things I Hate In Gaming

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I love board games, I love gaming, don't get me wrong here when you read the title. But we all have things we dislike in gaming whether it's a specific genre, a theme, a mechanic, a publisher trait, a designer style, a player trope, whatever. Most are afraid to express these views.
Well not me!! :P To get through another week of isolation, a new Top 10 is an order and one that will allow me to get some venting out.........this was an exhausting one! :P And the worst..........is still yet to come. 00:00 - Introduction & General Update 03:49 - #10 06:50 - #9 11:38 - #8 15:38 - #7 18:28 - #6 23:23 - #5 27:33 - #4 33:04 - #3 38:06 - #2 44:12 - #1 52:59 - #PC #hate #brokenmeeple #topten #lukehector #dicetower




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Escape Tales: The Awakening Review

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Escape Tales: The Awakening is a story driven escape room in card game form, with immersive exploration, no time limits when solving puzzles, and a collection of tough choices that will captivate and immerse you deeply. As for the story, here's the set-up: Players take on the role of Sam, whose daughter has been in a coma for over two months and whose doctors still cannot explain how this happened or what caused it. According to them, everything is fine with the girl; she's healthy and shouldn't be in this condition. Sam is desperate and looks for answers everywhere he can, which leads to a weird meeting with Mark. Can this Escape Room set itself from the competition by bringing us a proper narrative and potential replayability? #escapetales #brokenmeeple #boardanddice #lukehector #dicetower



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Season 4 Episode 6 - Golden Geek Awards 2019

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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. . . . .



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Traintopia Review

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It is a truly wonderful day indeed as today we start our great competition! At the dawn of the nation of Traintopia — a country of clean, efficient, and fast transportation — we are looking for a new president, and we know exactly who we want for the job! In Traintopia, you must create a futuristic train paradise with networks and routes for goods, commuters, and tourists. Despite being related to trains, I'm diving into this new gateway family game from Board&Dice. However should I be concerned about something bigger than just the setting it's using? 03:40 - Duration 05:11 - Ease of Play 07:08 - Tactics & Strategy 16:20 - Aesthetics 19:20 - Immersion 20:40 - Longevity #traintopia #brokenmeeple #boardanddice #lukehector #dicetower



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VLOG: A Ton of Solo Games: Part II

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As we're all stuck in isolation, everyone is talking about solo games and lists are being prepared and all sorts. However I've seen some dubious stuff out there, where you can tell that the hosts don't enjoy or appreciate or know a lot about solo games. So here are two videos dedicated to talking about a ton of solo games - hopefully this list will give you a solid foundation to build your solo game experience upon! Feel free to put some I missed in the comments! Hope you enjoy these impromptu VLOGS! 00:35 Self Improvement (Beat Your Score) 13:05 Objective / Thematic 32:35 Controlling Multiple Avatars #solo #brokenmeeple #games #lukehector #dicetower



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VLOG: A Ton of Solo Games: PART I

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As we're all stuck in isolation, everyone is talking about solo games and lists are being prepared and all sorts. However I've seen some dubious stuff out there, where you can tell that the hosts don't enjoy or appreciate or know a lot about solo games. So here are two videos dedicated to talking about a ton of solo games - hopefully this list will give you a solid foundation to build your solo game experience upon! Feel free to put some I missed in the comments! Hope you enjoy these impromptu VLOGS! 00:00 - Introduction 01:55 - Quick & Easy 07:08 - Light & Portable 10:57 - Summary of the Main Categories 12:07 - Solo Games with an AI Player COMING IN PART 2: Self Improvement (Beat Your Score) Objective / Thematic Controlling Multiple Avatars #solo #brokenmeeple #games #lukehector #dicetower


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VLOG - Solo Gaming (Introduction)

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As we're all stuck in isolation, everyone is talking about solo games and lists are being prepared and all sorts. However I've seen some dubious stuff out there, where you can tell that the hosts don't enjoy or appreciate or know a lot about solo games. I've even seen ones where they outright condescend solo gaming as a concept. . . . seriously?!!? Now a Top 10 list isn't enough, there are too many solo games to talk about. So first I'm going to talk about solo gaming in general, then in two further videos I will be giving an overview of a TON of games suitable for solo play! Hope you enjoy these impromptu VLOGS! #solo #brokenmeeple #games #lukehector #dicetower



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Guards of Atlantis - First Impressions Preview

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Guards of Atlantis: Tabletop MOBA is a competitive "zero-luck" team-based board game inspired by computer games of the MOBA genre.
In the game, each player controls a single hero and uses a hand of cards to move that hero around the game board, employ special abilities, and attack enemies. Defeating enemy minions earns you coins, which are used to buy levels and upgrade your hero. Your goal is to help your "minions" — units that are not directly controlled by the players — reach the enemy base and capture it. Guards of Atlantis II is a complete overhaul of the original game with 21 new heroes, new game board and much more. In addition to new content, Guards of Atlantis II streamlines the rules of the original, making it faster and tighter. Not a full review, but instead of a first impressions preview of the game before it launches on Kickstarter on April 28th. https://bit.ly/3eMnMeD 00:00 - Intro and Overview of Game 07:30 - Duration 10:07 - Ease of Play 12:30 - Tactics & Strategy 16:48 - Aesthetics 18:30 - Immersion 20:50 - Longevity and Closing Thoughts #guardsofatlantis #brokenmeeple #wolffdesigna #lukehector #dicetower



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Board Game Bling - Bringing Back An Old Series

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Resurrecting an old series! Not a common feature though. But ERaptor were kind enough on request to donate me 6 inserts for some major game titles. I have assembled them all, put them in my own games and now I'm going to show what they comprise of and how much value they add in terms of setup and takedown vs the money you pay. Both pros and cons will be discussed! #Eraptor #brokenmeeple #bling #lukehector #dicetower




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