What was the first game with Meeples?
The first game to use a meeple is a very popular board game called Carcassonne. We love this game! Why is it called a meeple? The word “meeple” was first spoken as a combination of two words.
What are Meeples for?
A meeple is a playing piece used in board games to represent a player, kind of like a pawn. Each player usually gets a few meeples to use per game. Meeples started off looking just like people, but now they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They can be animals, robots, trains – anything really.
What game is the Meeple from?
Coined in November of 2000 by Alison Hansel during a game of Carcassonne when she fused “my” and “people” to describe the wooden figures used by each player in that game. see this interview of Hansel.