Meeple

MEEPLE
Blue meeple from Carcasonne.

Meeples are the awesome little player pieces that are often used in tabletop games. They may have first appeared in the game Carcassonne, but since then they have spread far and wide, and are now one of the most iconic and recognisable symbols in the board gaming community. It is this very particular shape which is recognised as a meeple it is not player pieces in general.