Broken Meeple Videos - Lisboa Review

Lisboa is a game about the reconstruction of Lisboa after the great earthquake of 1755. It's also another Vital Lacerda title which means it's going to be extremely heavy, but also extremely thematic.

Could it be another addition to my collection alongside his other games? Will the historical based theme put me off or will the game's mechanics save it? Where does it fit alongside my other Lacerda games?

Find out in the longest ever review done by The Broken Meeple - clocking in to nearly 30 minutes!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Cities of Splendor Review

Now we finally have an expansion for the ever popular Splendor. 4 modules that add new ways to play. But do we really have to play each one only one at a time? Check out the video review for Cities of Splendor!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Catan: Legend of the Sea Robbers Scenarios Review

Catan: Seafarers Scenario – Legend of the Sea Robbers includes four new linked scenarios that tell the "Legend of the Sea Robber" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Catan: Seafarers. Each scenario can be played individually, with players trying to win the game as usual by collecting ten victory points, but players can also record their scores at the end of each scenario, with effects of one game affecting the next.

New scenarios are always a good thing to what is already an excellent gateway game, but is the campaign interesting enough to warrant a full playthrough or is standalone the best way?



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Season 2 Episode 21 - LONG

Lots to discuss today in my new episode!
Firstly I'll talk about my life in general, then go into my first impressions of the new Merlin game by Stefan Feld and my solo play of Nusfjord by Uwe Rosenberg.
Then I have 3 important discussion topics for you:
(1) - Preconceptions vs Objectivity In Reviewing Games
(2) - Theme vs Mechanics (A Balanced Approach)
(3) - What Is Too Long For A Board Game?





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Broken Meeple Videos - Ex Libris Review

You have only a week before the Mayor's Official Inspector comes to judge your library, so be sure your assistants have all your books shelved! The Inspector is a tough cookie and will use her Official Checklist to grade your library on several criteria including shelf stability, alphabetical order, and variety — and don't think she'll turn a blind eye to books the Council has banned! You need shrewd planning and cunning tactics (and perhaps a little magic) to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!
One of the most colourful games to come out this year, can a theme that at first glance doesn't sound like fun come out strong?

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Broken Meeple Videos - Mystic Vale: Mana Storm Review

A Card Crafting Game of Nature’s Power! The campaign to restore Gaia's realm rages on and other druidic clans combating the curse have joined the ranks. And it’s not just druids who have heeded the call; other creatures have joined the fight, eager for a day when all are free from the accursed blight.
The Mana Storm expansion adds new advancement and vale cards to the base Mystic Vale game, giving players more card crafting options and exciting new possibilities for combos. New leader cards grant abilities that can be upgraded to become even more powerful! Amulets feature unique effects and greater variety over regular mana tokens.
But is the price point of this saga getting a little out of hand?

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Broken Geek Chat - Justice League

So the Justice League movie is finally upon us and it's had its fair share of scary re-shoots and issues during its filming schedule. However we've all wanted to see the Justice League on the big screen so despite what critics may have said, I wanted to see it and enjoy myself.

Well it does have problems. . . . . but it has one focal strong point that makes it a fun movie to watch. Find out more in my Geek Chat review - first half is non-spoiler, the second half has spoilers, but don't worry I'll give you plenty of warning!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Mysterium: Secrets & Lies Review

Mysterium: Secrets & Lies consists of six new characters, six new locations, six new items, and 18 story cards. This latter group of cards can replace the object cards in the game, with each card representing one way in which the ghost died. Now instead of trying to get each investigator to identify an object — a singular item that wouldn't have much nuance to it — the ghost must instead use the dream cards to convey the story of their demise, something far more challenging.

More of the same is always good, but how do the new story cards change up the game? Are they a waste of time or an auto-include from this day forth?



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Broken Meeple Videos - Downforce Review

Indulgence was a good start from Restoration Games, how does their racing game hold up? It's got some pedigree behind it and I've heard good things from the Dice Tower crew. But Formula 1 is such a boring style of racing - can it really win me over?

(Note: - that's just me, if you love F1, go you!!)



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Broken Meeple Videos - Indulgence Review

Restoration Games is a publisher that is resurrecting old long forgotten games and giving them a facelift. Sounds like a cool idea - so how does their first fare Indulgence measure up? Especially when I realise I don't own any trick taking games. . . .




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Broken Meeple Top Ten - 2 Player Games

On behalf of a viewer, this is the next Top Ten on my list and to be fair I've been meaning to do this one for quite a while. I live alone and don't get two player games to the table that often, but there are some fantastic games that only cater for 2 players and I feel I'm missing out! Oh for the future significant other who enjoys board games! And here are my 10 favourites!



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Broken Meeple Videos - Legend Of The Five Rings Core Set Review

Fantasy Flight Games have rekindled an old AEG flame by bringing us back Legend of the Five Rings in an LCG format. Aside from beautiful artwork, does this game have enough to stand up to the other LCG greats out there? And will they ever turn over a new leaf and include more value in their core sets? Hear my perspective from a 1 x Core Set and 3 x Core Set view.



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