Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Welcome to Tactical Meeples!

Welcome, welcome to Tactical Meeples, my new blog about gaming. Gaming can include a lot of things, and I may touch on them all at some point, but my primary focus is board games. Namely, designer board games. If, when I say "board games" you think Monopoly or Candy Land, then you have a whole new world waiting to open before you! On the other hand, if you think of Pandemic, Dominion, or Settlers of Catan, then you are in the right place. I may also talk about iPad and other iOS games from time to time, especially ports of actual board games. In rare cases I also reserve the right to bring up the occasional video game, too!).

Oh, and...what does "tactical meeples" mean anyway? Well, it has to do with how board games are typically categorized. They are usually classified into groups fondly known as Eurogames and Ameritrash. Eurogames are more abstract, involve strategy, and are usually themed around economic or political ideas. Ameritrash games, on the other hand, tend to be more about combat and wars, and include a whole plethora of wonderful wargames. Eurogames often times use highly stylized wooden pieces to represent people which are known as "meeples".

A yellow meeple, from the game Carcassonne.

While some people adamantly favor Eurogames over Ameritrash (or vice versa), I choose not to discriminate. I love both with equal passion, and to symbolize that I chose the name "Tactical Meeples". So there you have it. That, and the domain name was still available.

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