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So, remember when Jeff Schaefer started the crazy idea of a globe-circling Meeple?

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/379956

Well, on TricTrac , the French Equivalent of BGG, we decided to also create our own Meeple Tour.



We customized a Meeple, that we called, "Marcel le Meepouic" (The "Pouquie" is the TricTrac symbol)...



..and we started the plan to travel all over France, going from city to city, from famous places to unknown localities.



The story started on March 5th 2009 in Avignon, and Marcel finished his journey in Orléans on February 19th 2010. Just about a year for 53 cities!

All TricTrac user who volunteered were in charge of Marcel, and hadhave to document the journey with many pictures of their locality, and tell about the amazing adventures that happened to him.

All the pictures and stories were regularly updated on http://trictracmeepletour.over-blog.com/ , at least once a weak, and all the great pictures are available there.

I originally wasn't thinking about relaying about this event on BGG, but some of the pictures from the Trictrac users and the story they created are full of imagination an creativity.

Today, I wish to share these pictures and stories with you, and I hope you will enjoy them, as much as we did on TricTrac.

Please, don't hesitate to clic on each city link, there are much more great pictures... and the more cities Marcel has been through, the crazier the pictures get!

Again, all the pictures and stories can be found on http://trictracmeepletour.over-blog.com/

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1-Avignon

Marcel started his journey in Avignon, famous city for its summer festival, its bridge and the pope palace.

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2-Aix-en-Provence

Marcel arrived in Aix-en-Provence, a small city close to the mediterranean
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3-Marseille

Marcel arrived in Marseille, One of the most famous French port
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4-Toulon

Marcel arrived in Toulon, Another lovely mediterranean port.

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5-Cannes

Marcel arrived in Cannes, famous city for its Movie festival, and also the French Game festival!!.

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6-Jarjayes

Marcel arrived in Jarjayes, a small village with a medieval castle!

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7. Board Game: Dungeon Twister [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:538]
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7-Sisteron

On his way to a gaming-Skiing event in the Alpes, Marcel stopped in Sisteron, to meet Chris Boelinger, the Game designer of Dungeon Twister.

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8. Board Game: Snowboard [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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8-Valmeinier

Marcel arrived in Valmeinier, where a gathering of gamers is taking place.

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9. Board Game: King of the Mountain [Average Rating:3.57 Unranked]
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9-Montaud

Marcel arrived in Montaud,a small village in the mountains close to Grenoble.

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10. Board Game: Voltaire [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
 
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10-Ferney

Marcel arrived in Ferney,the Native village of the French author, Voltaire.

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11-Loyettes

Marcel arrived in Loyettes,another village.

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12-Bourgoin-Jallieu

Marcel arrived in Bourgoin-Jallieu, where they love rugby!

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13-Mions

Then Marcel arrived in Mions, where he made a lot of friends.

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14-Lyon

Marcel arrived in the great city of Lyon.

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15. Board Game: Vino [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1913]
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15-Anse

Marcel arrived in Beaujolais region, in Anse.

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16-Autun

Marcel arrived in the Bourgogne region, in Autun.

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17. Board Game: BattleLore: The Hundred Years' War – Crossbows & Polearms [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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17-Dijon

Marcel arrived in the Bourgogne capital, famous for the mustard, yje snails, but also for its long history of betrayal during the 100 years war, Dijon.

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18. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:315]
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18-Citeaux

Marcel arrived in Citeaux, the place where the Cistercian order was created, which had so much power in europe (at some point).

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19. Board Game: Royal Palace [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:716]
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19-Besançon

Marcel arrived in Besançon, native city of Victor Hugo



Also, Vauban, a major french architect, who advised Louis XIV on the construction of defenses for France, built a lot of the structures in this city.



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20. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:62]
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20-Mulhouse

Close to Luxembourg and Germany, Marcel arrived in Mulhouse.

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21. Board Game: 10 Days in Europe [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1178]
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21-Strasbourg
Marcel arrived in THE European city, Strasbourg.

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22. Board Game: Times Square [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1839]
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22-Nancy

Marcel Arrived in Nancy Nancy,which host the most "beautiful square in the world" (according the the locals).

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23. Board Game: Adult Late Night Games [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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23-Metz

Marcel arrived in Metz, with a visit of the city by night...

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24. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:178]
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24-Reims

Marcel arrived in Reims, the town where the french kings came to claim their crown.The cathedral also served as a model for the cover of "pillar of the earth"

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25-Bure

Marcel arrived in Bure, in Belgium. It is one of the 2 places that marcel will visit out of France (the other one will be Brussels, next step)

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