cropped-cropped-screen-shot-2017-12-14-at-18-58-16.pngWhat is Start Your Meeples?

What is Start Your Meeples? Why start Start Your Meeples? Who is Start Your Meeples? Well, dear reader, let me answer some of those questions.

I started Start Your Meeples for a simple reason. I love board games. They are amazing and have filled me with so much joy over the entire period of my life (I expected that sentence to end differently when I started it). They are so much more than just games, and that is something I want to get across with this blog. They are an escape, an educational experience, and a social tool. They take us to worlds unknown and let us see more than just with our eyes. Every one lets us explore our world a little bit more, as well as creating new worlds of our own.

Of course, we’re not going to just talk about board games, but card games, RPGs, miniature games, and so much more. It’s going to be fun.

So please, make yourself a coffee, draw up a seat, and let us share this passion of ours.


And, sorry, but who are you?

Oh, how rude of me! Let me introduce myself.

Hello, my name is Luke and I am the lead writer on Start Your Meeples.

I’m a Scorpio.

But what do you do for your day job?

Oddly, this is the question I actually get asked the most. For a while, back in the early days of my career, I actually got paid to write blogs for other people. Now, I am more of an analyst come project manager come jack of all trades.

What is your favourite game?

Please don’t make me choose!

Alright, fine. I have a few. As I mention in a few posts, I am a bit of a Jamey Stegmaier fanboy, and so love games like Scythe and Euphoria. I also really enjoy larger games like Dungeons and DragonsGloomhaven, and Twilight Imperium. The games I write about the most are Scythe (there is a pattern emerging here), Catan, and Blood Rage. My favourite card game is probably the Game of Thrones: LCG.

Do you do any miniature games?

I do – I have a Demons of Tzeentch army for Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k. I also have a Joker gang for the original Batman Miniature Game. Finally, I have recently started an Ork Blood Bowl team.

I can’t find you on Social Media, where are you?

I don’t have Social Media. I know, I know, shocker – but I just haven’t got around to it yet. Someday, maybe, but until then this blog is it.

How can I support Start Your Meeples?

Well, if you enjoy what I write (and I hope that you do) the best thing you can do to support this site is to tell your friends that you enjoyed my blog. Every additional set of eyes on this blog helps get the word out and it really lends me a hand. Please feel free to share it on your own Social Channels or on Reddit. Mostly though, I would like to thank you for reading this blog, it means the world to me and I really hope you enjoy yourself whilst you are here.