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The biases of review copies

The Biases of Review Copies

Let’s talk about review copies since it’s one of those topics that consistently bobs up to the surface of the reviewer community like a dead rat in a sewer overflow.  Note here that I’m not going to talk about the emergent trend of ‘payment for reviews’ – that is a…

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!…

180 Days Later...

180 Days Later…

We’ve just passed the point where Meeple Like Us has been running for 180 days. That’s not quite half a year, but it’s close enough and a round-ish number that makes for a satisfying blog post title. I thought it would be worthwhile here to do some…

Accessibility Teardowns

Accessibility Teardowns

As part of our roster, we include academic researchers into inclusivity, accessibility, and human-centred computing.   Some of these directly associated with the site, other are involved in a consultative capacity.  It’s only natural then that some of us may look at the board games we play and think ‘Huh,…

On Board Game Accessibility

On Board Game Accessibility

You can see our ‘at a glance’ overview of the accessibility landscape here. Full participation in popular culture offers an important opportunity for people to build cultural capital and socially integrate with others in a community.    For youth in particular, cultural literacy involves a wide-variety of transmedia products, encompassing movies; music; novels;…