One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form.‘each player is given eight wooden meeples’‘you can't move a meeple over a bridge unless a meeple is on the bridge’‘at least two big meeple were stuck in that city for almost the entire game’
- ‘It has a fun mechanism where you pick up a group of meeples and drop off one on each tile you pass over and the last tile is triggered with the color you dropped there.’
- ‘Whenever an area is completed, any meeples on that road, city, or cloister are returned to their owners and points are distributed accordingly.’
- ‘While you can't place a meeple onto a city (or road) already claimed by another player, you can place a tile that links two claimed areas together.’
- ‘When that area is complete, the player with the most meeples there gets the points.’
- ‘There are cities, roads, fields, and other tiles, and you score by placing your "meeple" on them.’
- ‘As for the pieces, the cards look exactly as they do in with the board game, as do the tokens, meeple and money.’
- ‘Other player's meeples can't be placed in grassland connected to your farmer's, but their meeple's grasslands can be connected with yours.’
- ‘You can place a tile, and then a meeple, so that you get in on his hard earned points just at the last second.’
- ‘You don't get your lounging meeple back until the end of the game, when you get 3 points for every completed city connected by grassland to him.’
- ‘At the table, each player receives a small dry erase board and a marker, plus two meeple: one large and one small.’
Early 21st century: apparently a blend of my and a phonetic respelling of people and first used with reference to the board game Carcassonne.
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