I learned a new word today: meeple! It's a character piece you use to represent yourself in a board game.
My friend Stephanie learned about meeples at the Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe in Oxford (yes, that Oxford), where she recently spent some time. Is there a board game cafe here? Can I invent one? (Please come to my house and play board games. I have coffee.)
According to the internet, serious geeks insist that a true meeple must look like people. I say serious geeks need to go play a board game at a pub and be the racecar for a change.
Thirsty Meeples has a delightful slideshow of their Top 10 Meeples. Enjoy that.
Did you know the word meeple? What's in your meeple Top 10? My nephews and I have used Lego minifigs and a 20-sided die as meeples. Those are my faves.