- About Us
This is all we do
At We the Meeple, we believe board games are for everyone. It doesn't matter if it's your first board game or your hundredth, or if you're 18 or 80, or any age in between. Games bring people together and allow you to re-connect with friends and family. They're also a fantastic way to forge new bonds.
Founded in 2014, We the Meeple is an Austin-based company founded by a couple of lifelong board game lovers. Every board game we offer is handpicked by us! If we wouldn't want to play it ourselves, or if we wouldn't personally recommend it to someone looking for a great game, there's no reason to carry it in our store.
Our focus is on the quality of games we offer, not necessarily the quantity. That said, we are always eager to try something new and make it available to you. We're constantly expanding our inventory to bring you Wethe Meeple-approved board games, card games, and dice games, from classics and gateway games to the latest hits.
Set the phones on silent and cancel your date with Netflix. Break out the snacks, grab your dice, and practice that shuffle. Game night is back — and everyone can join in the fun.
Hayden is a jack-of-all-trades geek who loves tabletop gaming as much as he does video games, comic book movies, and Harry Potter. Like most kids, he played a lot of classic games growing up. The hours spent aggressively negotiating trades in Monopoly with his brother paid off later, when he discovered Settlers of Catan, and dove headlong into the world of tabletop gaming. With his wife, Alecia, he launched We the Meeple as a way of sharing his love of gaming with everyone.
FAVORITE BOARD GAME: Small World
FAVORITE SNACK: Bugles, Original Flavor
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Pimps don't cry...they don't ever shed a tear." (The Other Guys)
Marketing & Communications Manager
An avid gamer who loves to throw parties as well, Alecia first fell in love with board games in high school, when her sister brought home a copy of Carcassonne. In college, she discovered new games and began hosting game nights to bring her friends together. Today Alecia channels that love for bringing people together — and her background in communications and marketing — into her work for We the Meeple. She is also a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, which are her go-to choices for movie night.
FAVORITE BOARD GAME: Settlers of Catan
FAVORITE SNACK: Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos...crunchy
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)