Season 2 Episode 20 - Essen (And Women)

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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)



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Broken Meeple Videos - Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient Review

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Already a hit on my Top 100, but now we have an expansion for Potion Explosion. It all seems solid enough, but perhaps was I expecting more? Should most of this have already been a base game addition given its simplicity?



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Broken Meeple Videos - Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire Review

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An expansion to one of the best games I've played and the best Star Wars game ever?! SIGN ME UP!! And what's this I hear about fixing the combat? Find out more in my review!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Hanamikoji Review

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This is the first video which is using my new format of videos. There is no official rating out of 10, only my personal BGG rating for myself. No strengths and weaknesses 5 second cutscene, now I go over each strength and weakness in detail with lower third pop-ups on screen. I hope you find this an improvement and I welcome all feedback.
Welcome to the most well-known geisha street in the old capital, Hanamikoji. Geisha — the graceful women elegantly mastering in art, music, dance, and a variety of artistic performances after years of training — are greatly respected and adored. Geisha may be translated to "artist" and they dance, sing and entertain everyone.
In Hanamikoji, two players compete to earn the favors of the seven geisha masters by collecting the performance items with which they excel. With careful speculation and sometimes a few bold moves, you may earn the essential items by giving away the less critical ones. Can you outsmart your opponent and win the most favors of the geisha?



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Broken Meeple Videos - Manhattan Project: Energy Empire Review

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Even though this has no relation to the previous Manhattan Project, Energy Empire by Minion Games is still a decent game in its own regard. Find out why here!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Arkham Horror LCG: Path to Carcosa

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The first video review for Arkham Horror LCG. We've had one solid cycle with the Dunwich Legacy. Can the Path to Carcosa expansion start us off on the right foot with another solid campaign?



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Season 2 Episode 19 - FLGS

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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. . . . . .



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Broken Meeple Videos - Smash Up: Big In Japan Review

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How many expansions we on now with Smash Up? And yet there is still room in my box! It's mind boggling! Well this is the new set focusing on popular IP's from Japanese culture. How does it fare to the other sets and what are these new titans?



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Broken Meeple Videos - The Palaces of Carrara Review

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A bonus review which I promised from the Top 100 Aftermath episodes. Palaces of Carrara is a Euro that is hard to find unless you shop on German board game sites, but it's not that expensive and definitely worth your money to acquire and play. Find out here why that's the case. . . .



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Broken Meeple Top 10 - "Zen" Games

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We all play games to de-stress from our daily lives. But when you've really had a hard day or you just can't take any more pressure, you need a real "zen" like game to take your mind off it. Well these are my Top 10 Zen Games, where I'm usually guaranteed to get a relaxing experience whether due to theme or ease of play.



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