What is a Meeple?

A meeple is a little wooden character representing the player in many modern board games.

Over time, the meeple has become the symbol of modern board games.

According to Wiktionary, the origin of the term “Meeple” is the following:

“Coined in November of 2000 by Alison Hansel during a game of Carcassonne when she fused “my” and “people” to describe the wooden figures each player uses in that game.