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Persistently controversial. Bad to the board.

Meeple Like Us is engaged in mapping out the accessibility landscape of board-games, providing comprehensive accessibility teardowns of popular titles. The intention is to build up a useful resource for those players that cannot simply take a game down from the shelf and assume it's playable. Check out our master list for progress to date. We post new reviews on a Wednesday, and new teardowns on a Saturday.

Jaipur review

Jaipur (2009)

I made so many stupid excuses not to buy Jaipur. Don’t repeat my mistake – go out and buy it now.  Immediately.  Go on. I had it on my ‘to get’ list for a long time – it appears in all kinds of contexts, recommended by all kinds of people, and…

Cube Quest review

Cube Quest (2013)

You know all those fancy gaming tables that the most dedicated of board-gamers have? The ones that are the cost of a small car and the size of a horse’s coffin? I always wondered why they had a recessed playing area – it seemed uncomfortable and awkward, like…

Seasons review

Seasons (2012)

Wizard battles in many settings are like stereotypical gunfights in the old west – a moment’s twitch of the fingers, a flare of fire and smoke and pain, and a dead body on the ground. In games such as Dungeons and Dragons, the casting time of incantation…

Imperial Settlers review

Imperial Settlers (2014)

Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first. Imperial Settlers is a beautiful game. It is replete with the most adorable art, and the most invitingly charming aesthetic. Don’t be fooled though. Despite its appearance, Imperial Settlers is a game that has all the…

Hive review

Hive (2001)

Putting my cards (tiles) on the table early, I’m going to say I don’t like Hive. I’m also going to say it’s not really the fault of the game. I’ve seen more than enough supporting evidence that shows this is a rich experience with endless strategic and…

Twilight Struggle Review

Twilight Struggle (2005)

I’m old enough to remember the Cold War, but not old enough to have understood it at the time. To me, the Cold War was just the sinister background music to the much more immediate fears that the tensions of the time drizzled into my developing brain. I…

Rhino Hero review

Rhino Hero (2011)

We haven’t reviewed a lot of dexterity games on Meeple Like Us – not yet, at least. It’s not for lack of opportunities – I have a number of them on my shelves. It’s just – they’re exhausting to play. You flick a thing at another…

Legend of Drizzt review

The Legend of Drizzt (2011)

D&D fourth edition was considered by many to be something of an RPG war-crime. I bought the books, but never played it beyond a forum campaign I briefly ran. To be fair, I was most familiar with the second edition rules – I was so comfortable with…