Top 100 Co-Op Games - with Jason Perez (100-81 PART I)

Here's a big project that has been in the making for the last couple of months! Jason Perez from Every Night Is Game Night (check out his podcast!) invited me to collaborate with him on a grand challenge!

Tom Vasel told him that a Top 100 Co-Operative Games list would be impossible because of the lack of 100 good Co-Op games. Well we took up that challenge by trying to create a list between us. Now some definitions are stretched we admit, but I think we've come up with a good list of 100 quality games (in at least one person's opinion) that has a degree of co-operation within them.

The project will be split into 10 videos. Each section of 20 games will be split into 2 separate videos because when two people talk, we talk for a LONG time! Each pair will focus on 20 games and have an introduction by me to explain what's going on!

We hope you enjoy this ambitious project!! Let us know in the comments what you think and happy watching!



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Broken Meeple Videos - UK GAMES EXPO 2018 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



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Broken Meeple Videos - Pioneer Days Review


Saddle up and guide your wagon train along the perilous Oregon Trail! Build a team of hardy folk and gather resources and equipment with a unique dice drafting system. But dangers await in the dice you don't choose! You can hire townsfolk, buy wagons, pan for gold, and take on cattle — all the while preparing for inevitable raids, storms and famine. Who will best face the perils of the wild frontier and lead their wagon train to victory?
Pioneer Days is a dice-drafting game reminiscent of The Oregon Trail. While you pursue your strategy, you must be prepared for impending disasters such as storms, disease, raids, and famine.
Can this fill in a current void in my collection for a light dice drafting game with hidden depth? Let's just hope I don't die of dyssentry before the end of this review!


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Imaginarium Review - Broken Meeple Videos


Created by Bruno Cathala and Florian Sirieix, Imaginarium is a strategy, combination and development game with a race to objectives, for 2-5 players. Felideus Bubastis, brings fantastic animal figures together with the factory’s steampunk atmosphere in surprising and daring illustrations.
How does this extremely weird creation from the combination that brought me the amazing Abyss handle on the table?


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Broken Meeple Top Ten - Games I Hate To Teach

I love to teach games both to new players and veteran players. However some games despite me liking them can be more irritating or less desirable to teach. This can be due to the huge advantage I gain as an experienced player, the complexity of the rules, the lack of any theme, all sorts of reasons.

So today I'm giving you my Top 10 Games That I Hate To Teach (even though I enjoy the games so don't interpret a rant as me slagging the game off! :P) 

Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page and my podcast. 


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Rising 5 Review - Broken Meeple Videos

Rising 5: Runes of Asteros is a co-operative deduction and adventure game with a mobile phone application or a game master. Players must find the answer Code with the four Runes in the right arrangement before the evil power devours the planet. Players can explore the planet to collect energy or clues and to fight against evil monsters. When players try to unlock the code, the App or the game master will give signs that lead to right code.
If players successfully find the code, they win; if the Darkness Level reaches the Red Moon because of the evil monsters or if the Character card deck is exhausted, the players lose the game. Mastermind was fine for a 2 player puzzle game in the 80's - can translating it to a modern game work?




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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.



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Broken Meeple Videos - Abyss: Leviathan Review


News from the outpost is worrying. The Leviathans, these terrifying sea monsters, are converging towards the border and threatening the Kingdom. Will the Allies and the conscripts, mandated by each of the Guilds, contain them? Exploring is now dangerous: fighting is not easy, and fleeing can be even more dangerous — but the opportunity is unique to prove your worth and use this influence to gain access to the throne.
In Abyss: Leviathan, the threat track is replaced by the border board on which Leviathan cards will be placed. When you explore the depths, if the revealed card is a monster, you can fight a Leviathan on the border. Some new lords and some allies will help you fight, using their power. The player who has killed the greatest number of sea monsters takes the statue and wins 5 extra points at the end of the game — and if you do not fight, you may get injured...
A new expansion for a criminally underrated game! Can it make it even better?! Abyss Leviathan Review!


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Broken Meeple Top 10 - Old Games (> 20 Years)

So many people are Cult of the New or Unreleased these days. But I feel that even though we've come a long way in games over the last 10+ years, there are some legitimately good classics from before 2000! By request of a Patreon subscriber here are my Top 10 Old Games sticking to a timeline of greater than 20 years old.


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