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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.

Jamaica review

Jamaica (2007)

Remember how in the Merchants and Marauders review I said I couldn’t be trusted to hold an appropriately dispassionate view on a game about pirates? That remains as true here as it was there. Any game that adds in swords and swashbuckling adventure starts off with a hefty…

Meeple Like Us at UKGE

UK Games Expo 2017

Are you heading to the UK Games Expo this year?  If you answered yes, then you might find us there!   Myself and Mrs Meeple will be wandering around, looking lost and aimless, as we face a new and unfamiliar environment.  This is, for both of us, our first gaming convention.  Wheeeeeee!…

Fungi (2012)

Are you a mycophiliac and sick of the fact that nobody in the tabletop gaming space seems to be catering to your appetite? Well, look no further! Here’s a game that will finally give you a chance to show off what a fungi you are! …

Colt Express review

Colt Express (2014)

Well howdy there pard’ner! Glad to see you made it safely here. The train’s jus’ about to leave the station, and ah reckon you’d best get a wiggle on if’n you want to be on board. What’s that, now? Bandits? Well, I can’t recollect ever…

Hanabi review

Hanabi (2010)

Hanabi is a game that belongs in the collections of game designers the world over. Not because it’s fun, because it isn’t. Instead, Hanabi is a cautionary tale in the dangers of believing innovative design by itself is sufficient to make a game worth playing. Hanabi…

Village review

Village (2011)

There’s something very sinister going in the village of Little Meepleton-on-the-Hex. There’s a darkness that infests everything. Nothing is as it seems – from a distance it looks like a picture of bucolic meditation. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll find much to alarm you….

Welcome to the Dungeon review

Welcome to the Dungeon (2013)

Welcome to the Dungeon reminds me an awful lot of ‘name that tune’. For those of you too young to get the reference this was a pleasingly mediocre game show popular in the 80s in the grimmest days of Thatcher’s Britain when we had precious few things about…