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Definition of a meeple
Greg Payne
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Possibly the most overused word on here, what does it actually mean?

Well, to me, a meeple must be a chunky 2D shape that has a humanoid form. Hopefuly, these images will reinforce the idea...

Suggestions welcome, but try to stick to my definition please! (That means HUMANOID figures only, please. I'll make another list soon for animals...)
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:107] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Greg Payne
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Aah yes, the classic meeple...
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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...and his big brother. I'm considering painting white heads on my large meeples, so that I can tell the difference during play.
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne: Traders & Builders [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
Greg Payne
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While the pig isn't strictly a meeple, this guy (known as Bob by our group) is, altough I'm not quite sure why he has 2 heads...
 
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:372]
Greg Payne
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Looks like the castle has been invaded by the coneheads.
 
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5. Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:282]
Greg Payne
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Yep, look on the right. Different arms, and they look kinda cool.
 
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6. Board Game: Carcassonne: The City [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:350]
Greg Payne
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These almost fail to meet my definition, because they look almost clown shaped, and clowns aren't human...
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7. Board Game: The Count of Carcassonne [Average Rating:5.94 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.94 Unranked]
Greg Payne
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Shame that they don't make more of these...
 
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Princess & the Dragon [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
Greg Payne
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This is a borderline example, but it fits my criteria.
 
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9. Board Game: The Ark of the Covenant [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:774]
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I can't tell if these are different, but it looks like the arms are shorter.
 
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10. Board Game: StreetSoccer [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1146]
Greg Payne
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And now for something completely different...

As meeples go, these look big.
 
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11. Board Game: Europa 1945-2030 [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:4436]
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Male and female meeples, 10 of each. Could be useful for a games design kit, if you can find a copy. Sorry, no better picture of these...
 
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12. Board Game: Heimlich & Co. [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1221]
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Meeples in trenchcoats. I think that these could be a cool design if they were a bit smaller.
 
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13. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:953]
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Another large meeple.
 
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14. Board Game: Dos Rios [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1476]
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Meeples with hats - an interesting variant.
 
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15. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:757]
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These are weird. Why are they shaped like that?
 
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16. Board Game: Iglu Iglu [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:5882]
Greg Payne
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Nice looking, and very detailed, but a little unstable, I'm guessing...
 
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17. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:690]
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And yet more meeples that you only get 1 of each colour.
 
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18. Board Game: Eureka [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:6588]
Shawn Bowers
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Cowboys and a train. I used to have this game. Traded it for Bang!
 
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19. Board Game: WarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:1987]
Shawn Bowers
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Warriors, Catapults, and Dragons. Great game too.
 
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20. Board Game: Odin's Ravens [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:785]
Shawn Bowers
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Ravens.
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21. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:189]
Gabriel Swanson
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Boise
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We refer to these as meeples. A bust of a meeple (A beeple? Horses are heeples? Ships are sheeples?)
 
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22. Board Game: Dracula [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1898]
Brad Weage
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Atlanta
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2 player game, big lonely meeples, 1 per player - and they are at each other's throats.
 
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23. Board Game: Duell [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2177]
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Meeples with capes. Caaples?
 
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24. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:646]
Jeroen Hollander
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Some jolly pirate meeples...
 
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25. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:482]
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Meeples walking over the bazaar.
 
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