Meeple Copyright

Hey, I like the new Spiel T-Shirts. Not sure I can afford the postage and packing (or indeed the wait).

It got me thinking, though. Who invented the Meeple and did he or she ever think to copyright it ?
They'd be millionaires by now !

Anyone know the history of the Meeple ?


Yeah, sorry the shirts cost so much to ship overseas. If we get some more sponsors, maybe we'll use t-shirts as prizes for the contests one day.

I have pondered the origins of meeples, too.

Maybe I need to pen the authoritative tome on the subject: On the Origins of Meeples. I think they may have evolved in seclusion much like the animals of the Galapagos and modern technology and transportation has led to the meeple population explosion.