Top 100 (80-71)

 THE TOP 100 IS FINALLY WITH US!!!

The format may be subject to change as I go on depending on workload and capacity (10 videos will be a hard one), but this should be fine - I think the main change will be how many videos I do via live stream. Currently the Top 30 will definitely be live, but let me know if I should extend that to Top 50 or something? Continuing on from last episode, we are now looking at 80-71! Do you like these games? Hate them with a passion? Leave your thoughts in the comments!




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Top 100 (90-81)

 THE TOP 100 IS FINALLY WITH US!!!

The format may be subject to change as I go on depending on workload and capacity (10 videos will be a hard one), but this should be fine - I think the main change will be how many videos I do via live stream. Currently the Top 30 will definitely be live, but let me know if I should extend that to Top 50 or something? Continuing on from last episode, we are now looking at 90-81! Do you like these games? Hate them with a passion? Leave your thoughts in the comments!




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Glasgow Review

 Not exactly dripping with theme or colour, but perhaps Glasgow can stand out in some other way? It's got some pretty stiff competition though in the 2 player market so does it try hard enough?




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Small World of Warcraft Review

 One of the best MMORPG games combines with a classic gateway game from Days of Wonder - is this a cheesy gimmick or will this be the new Small World that you should own?





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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.




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Top 100 (#100-91)

 THE TOP 100 IS FINALLY WITH US!!!

The format may be subject to change as I go on depending on workload and capacity (10 videos will be a hard one), but this should be fine - I think the main change will be how many videos I do via live stream. Currently the Top 20 will definitely be live, but let me know if I should extend that to Top 50 or something? So let's kick off with an introduction to how the Top 100 came about, some teasers for the list and then start with my 100-91! Do you like these games? Hate them with a passion? Leave your thoughts in the comments!



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Detective: Season One Review

 I don't normally release reviews this often in a week or even on a Tuesday but the embargo just lifted and well "I want to get in first"! :P

The Detective series of games now has another addition in the line up. A standalone expansion with 3 new cases to enjoy that are a little bit shorter than previously and not made into a campaign. But as it's standalone, you don't need the previous box set to play it - so did we just find a new entry point into the series for new players?




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Solo Mode - Marvel Champions (RIP Chadwick Boseman)

 We lost a good man and an asset to the MCU recently. Chadwick Boseman who played Black Panther sadly passed away after losing his fight with colon cancer aged 43.

I wanted to do something special and I thought it was about time I jumped in and started off the Solo Mode series on my channel. And what better way to do it then by playing Marvel Champions LCG and breaking out Black Panther himself against the drone swarm of Ultron. Did I defeat Ultron and thus give Chadwick the send-off he deserves? "In my culture, death is not the end, it's more of a stepping off point. You reach out with both hands and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where, you can run forever" R.I.P Black Panther




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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!





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Accessorize - Folded Space - Fields Of Arle

 Right, a little experiment here! I got 4 Folded Space videos to upload once edited but essentially I'm trying out using my smartphone as the overhead camera on a flexible mic crane - it meant I didn't need to buy any new kit beyond what I already had. The first couple of videos were handled visually by a webcam with the laptop, but when I discovered the fan noise was too easily picked up by the smartphone I then changed to my DSLR for the final two.





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Board Game Glossary PART III

I kind of mucked up the bokeh focus settings on the camera for this one, sorry. I did what I could in post to sharpen the image, but I couldn't re-do over 30-40 minutes of footage. :-(

We gamers can get carried away when we talk about board games, forgetting that not everyone has heard of all the confusing terminology we go over. So in 3 videos released throughout August, I'll be helping some of you new gamers get to grips with what we're talking about! Today, we catch up on what's left in the final part going over terms that haven't yet made the cut, but focusing mostly on gamer traits.



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Why Citadels Got Even Better

 By request from the community I am starting a new series where I talk about games in the collection when a significant change in status occurs. For example if they increase or decrease in rating or enter or leave the collection.

These are intend to be quicker rapid-fire videos where I talk about that game and that game only, mentioning my experiences, past history and the reasons why the rating has changed. Today we start with the first official post 2000 modern board game I ever played............Citadels.


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Ticket To Ride "Small Box" Comparison

 With the new release of Amsterdam we now have three mini Ticket to Ride boxes to choose from. But what's the difference? In this video I'll be going over the key differences between the three sets and giving my personal ranking and reasons why.

Please also stay tuned to the end because the first of my "Support Small Channels Initiative" kicks of with a promo video for Board Game Perspective.


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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. . .




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Board Game Glossary - Part II

 We gamers can get carried away when we talk about board games, forgetting that not everyone has heard of all the confusing terminology we go over. So in 3 videos released throughout August, I'll be helping some of you new gamers get to grips with what we're talking about!

Today, we focus more on board game mechanics. A very important topic for many.




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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? 00:00 - Intro (IT'S TOO HOT) 03:40 - Channel Updates 07:00 - What I've Played At Dice 09:28 - Stonemaier & The Pendulum Boo-Boo 15:57 - Jaded for Online Gaming? 32:20 - Quick Showcase of DICE Portsmouth 37:55 - Update on Channel Promotion Initiative

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Board Game Glossary Part I

We gamers can get carried away when we talk about board games, forgetting that not everyone has heard of all the confusing terminology we go over. So in 3 videos released throughout August, I'll be helping some of you new gamers get to grips with what we're talking about! Today, we start with terms specific to types of games available. 00:00 - Introduction 00:50 - Purpose of the Video 02:42 - 4X Games 03:55 - Amerithrash / Ameritrash 05:17 - Euro Games 05:54 - Asymmetrical 06:36 - Light/Medium/Heavy Weight 07:15 - Brainburners 07:58 - Gateway Games 09:12 - Legacy Games 10:13 - Micro Games 10:42 - Thematic Games 11:32 - Filler Games 12:12 - CCG's 13:37 - LCG's 14:50 - Dungeon Crawls 16:02 - Outro Find out about all the games I mentioned at: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/


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Help to Promote Smaller Channels

I said I wanted to help smaller channels, well here's a way I can do some promotion for them in my videos, but I need their assistance and your support to help me! Check out the video for more! And the new intro is not replacing the old one, it's just going to be my "shorter video" intro for VLOGS or rapid fire videos!


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Episode Four - GENERAL 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.


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Episode Three - SPIEL/DICE TOWER 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!




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Project: Elite Review

Project: Elite is back for a 2020 refresh thanks to CMON in association with Artipia Games. With that you can expect great minutes but also a great cost. But is there enough game in the box to warrant that price tag or is the player scaling not as wide ranging as we might hope?


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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!




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Tang Garden Review

Tang Garden looks beautiful and has a giant box and great components - as long as the game play is solid we're on to a 10/10 winner here right? Hold on, why am I squinting a lot?.................




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Episode 1 - General Update & Virtual Conventions

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.



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Ten Smaller Board Game YouTubers You Should Check Out!

Everytime someone on Facebook asks "who's your favourite YouTube content creator for board games, it's the same people mentioned all the time! The same guests appearing on shows, whether they are big on board games or not, but what about the little channels? And I don't mean myself, though I am small, I'm talking about all the other content creators in our community who have smaller channels, but love to talk about games none the less. Where's the support for them? Well I'm going to do my part and raise your awareness of 10 Other YouTubers you can give your suppport to. The Conditions? Only that they are preparing reviews predominantly on their own channel and they have less than 10,000 subscribers. If you like the video enough, I'll even consider doing another 10 at a later time.


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The Broken Meeple is in the Top 100!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that The Broken Meeple now features in the Top 100 Board Game Blogs as presented here by Feedspot!



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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!


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BRAND NEW AND FRESH LOOK FOR THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL!


I'm back!!
The channel is now refreshed with a new style, a new look, a new format and I got some fun plans for the channel! If you're a subscriber then check out what's new on the horizon. If you're brand new to the channel, then find out more about who I am, what I do and what The Broken Meeple is all about!

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Top 10 Deck Builders (Last Video Before Refresh)

This one is a bonus episode! I mentioned to the astute few, that I had one more episode recorded before I did a big refresh of the channel. I couldn't change the footage so i figured I would just experiment with some new format changes and release the list as a bonus pre-update video. Be interested to hear about your choices for the list but also any general comments on the differences from previous videos - music, transitions, lower thirds, style, intro, outro, all sorts. #brokenmeeple #topten #lukehector


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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



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7th Continent "Extended" Review

I tried to be as "animated" as I could, but at the time of filming I had a back injury from a pulled muscle making my motion very limited! :P In The 7th Continent, a solo or cooperative "choose-your-own-adventure" exploration board game, you choose a character and begin your adventure on your own or with a team of other explorers. Inspired by the Fighting Fantasy book series, you will discover the extent of this wild new land through a variety of terrain and event cards. In a land fraught with danger and wonders, you have to use every ounce of wit and cunning to survive, crafting tools, weapons, and shelter to ensure your survival. Top 20 of BGG - one of the best solo games of all time as voted by the BGG community.................is it really all that or are there some annoying kinks to iron out? Perhaps this requires a unique approach to playing a campaign game? #7thcontinent #brokenmeeple #seriouspoulp #lukehector #dicetower



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Solar Storm Review

In Solar Storm, you are crew members on board a ship that has had its energy core taken out by solar flares. Even worse, the ship is caught in the sun’s gravitational pull which is causing even more damage. It is only a matter of time before you and the rest of the crew perish. Solar Storm will give players a unique game every time they play due to the ship’s areas being laid out randomly at the start of each game. In Solar Storm, cooperative play is essential as players cannot win on their own. #solarstorm #brokenmeeple #drandagames #lukehector #dicetower


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Top 10 Games That Escaped Me

Editor Note - Adobe didn't change the numbering on the countdown numbers for my #1 for some reason, but I'm not going to back to re-render a whole giant video for it. So yes, it says #2 twice in a row, but you're all intelligent people, I'm sure you'll manage! :-) Right, hopefully you won't overreact on this list! :P We're back to positive Top 10's so you got no reason to be mad now! Also as a warning, yes my eye looks very red, I had an eye infection for a few days brought on by the excessive hayfever, this has now dissipated as I write this. There are too many games released each year to play them all, so some will slip the net or escape me for whatever reason. Here are 10 games that escaped me, that I really want to play - but why did they escape me and why do I want to play them so bad? 00:00 - Introduction 02:40 - #10 05:30 - #9 07:56 - #8 09:47 - #7 12:01 - #6 14:14 - #5 17:32 - #4 20:23 - #3 22:45 - #2 26:17 - #1 29:38 - Conclusion and Shortlist #escaped #brokenmeeple #topten #lukehector #dicetower

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Top 10 Overrated Games (IMHO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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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The Broken Meeple Podcast - S04 E05 - 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?


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Shelf By Shelf Series - Check Them Out On YouTube!

You requested it as a community. And being the glutton for punishment I am, I decided to adhere to your requests! :P 2 rooms, 3 Kallax Units, 48 Squares, Over 200 Games..............it's time to go shelf by shelf and talk about my entire games collection, one cube at a time!

And sorry but I won't be linking all 48 videos to this blog as that would take me forever! Check them out on YouTube and subscribe to the channel and playlist!




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Kanban Driver's Edition Review

"Kanban" — or 看板, the Japanese word for billboard — is a term for the visual cues that might be used in a lean, efficient assembly line in order to expedite and smooth workflow. These signals get the workers what they need, where they need it, when they need it to create a just-in-time (JIT) production system. If you want a seat on the board someday, you need to show that you can keep a complex machine running smoothly, efficiently, with everything happening just at the right time. Kanban: Automotive Revolution is a pure Eurogame focused on economics and resource management that puts you in the driver's seat of an entire production facility, racing for the highest level of promotion. With the new Eagle Gryphon version on the way - is this one still worth considering if you want a cheaper alternative? Will you enjoy the mechanics enough to warrant considering either? By community request, this is my review of Kanban from Vital Lacerda. 05:30 - Duration 07:22 - Ease of Play 11:22 - Tactics & Strategy 15:28 - Aesthetics 18:05 - Immersion 22:05 - Longevity 24:50 - My Final Word #kanban #brokenmeeple #stronghold #lukehector #dicetower



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Dale of Merchants Review

As voted by the community, the first of two reviews of alternative games in my collection. Is Dale of Merchants a deck builder that needs more attention and love? Spoiler alert: yes, it's in my collection, but why? Find out more here!


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Podcast - 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.



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Top 10 Middleweight Games

Many talk about light games or heavy games. Why not in the middle? One reason is because it's very hard to define what is a middleweight game. Well I'm going to do my best here and talk about my favourite 10 games which I consider to be "medium weight" - and I like to think my split of light, medium and heavy is less insanely skewed then many other gamers! 05:08 - #10 06:54 - #9 10:02 - #8 12:49 - #7 15:36 - #6 19:16 - #5 22:24 - #4 26:18 - #3 29:54 - #2 33:29 - #1 38:40 - #PC #topten #brokenmeeple #middleweight #lukehector #dicetower



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Oriflamme Review

In Oriflamme, the players find themselves in the middle of a medieval feud over the French royal crown. The King is dead! Long live the King! As heads of influential families, the players strive to come to power with cunning and malice, power and strength, virtue and infamy. Their goal: the king's throne! In the tactical card game, hidden cards are played in turn. By tactically uncovering and activating their effects, players can outdo or get them out of the way, because all players have the same goal in mind — to collect the most influence points for their family and thus win the game. Never heard of it, wouldn't look at the cover twice, but it was recommended to me by a contact at Asmodee. It's 20-30 minutes and you know what, I'm up to here with everyone talking about giant 3-4 hour Euro monsters and nothing else - so let's have a good look at this little filler. 05:25 - DURATION 06:35 - EASE OF PLAY 07:44 - TACTICS & STRATEGY 10:54 - AESTHETICS 14:38 - IMMERSION 16:08 - LONGEVITY 18:32 - MY FINAL WORD #studioH #brokenmeeple #oriflamme #lukehector #dicetower


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