What does Meeple stand for?
A meeple is a small person-shaped token used in some board games to represent a player’s units. ‘meeple’ was originally said in 2010 in reference to the wooden follower tokens used in the board game Carcassonne. The word is said to be a combination of the words ‘my’ and ‘people’.
Who is Alison Hansel?
Alison Hansel is an avid Harry Potter fan and a popular knitting blogger whose daily missives can be read on the blue blog at alison.knitsmiths.us. The online go-to gal for Harry Potter tribute knitting, she has published patterns in the popular online knitting magazines MagKnits and Knitty.
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.