Board Games with Animeeples

Meeple have been used in board games for over 20 years. First coined by Alison Hansel during a game of Carcassonne, the word caught on and has become synonymous with people-shaped wooden tokens used in board games of all types. Some games expanded on the people concept and started creating wooden animal shapes as tokens, thus creating Animeeple.

I’m a sucker for a good animeeple. They add an element of fun while enhancing a game’s theme and setting. If you’re like me and appreciate a good animeeple, here are some games to consider.

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Tom Franklin

By day, I'm a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude. By night I play guitar & celtic bouzouki, board games, and watch British TV. I love abstracts, co-ops, worker placement and tile-laying games. Basically, any deep game with lots of interesting choices. 

You can find my middle grade book, The Pterrible Pteranodon, at your favorite online bookstore.

And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

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