Monday, 26 June 2017

Custom Meeples & Dungeon Crawls

Here are our two topics for Monday 26th June 2017.

Custom Meeples

The internet defines Meeple as "a small figure used as a playing piece in certain board games, having a stylized human form". It has over recent years however come to mean all sorts of shared bits of wood, from food and animals to ghosts and goblins. Is it o.k for games to come with basic pawns anymore? Lets discus.

Dungeon Crawl themed games 

Again, the narrow definition of dungeon crawl is "dungeon crawl is a type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games in which heroes navigate a labyrinthine environment (a "dungeon"), battling various monsters, and looting any treasure they may find." but I feel its become more than this now. Is this theme done? does it have more to offer? 

Hope you enjoy the board game chat :0)

If you have a question you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Modular & Cyber Punk

Our two topics this week are:

Modular Games (employing or involving a module or modules as the basis of design or construction)

I love game with modular elements. I always get excited about the possibilities of a modular board. One of my favourite mechanisms is the modular race creation in Small World. I am not so sure about modular rules, because I sometimes feel like the designer has not bothered to make a decision / has not finished the design. Lets hear your views during #BoardGameHour later

Cyber Punk themed games (a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology.)

This is another theme I really want to see more of. To me it feels like a down and dirty version of traditional sci-fi. I don't have a huge amount of games with this theme and I'm not sure why? Maybe we will find out later. 

Hope you enjoy the board game chat :0)

If you have a question you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sweet Spot and Food Games

I have been doing a lot of board game design lately and our first topic is related to my recent thought processes. It's not directly related to game design but is something I have been seeking. Our first topic is a very personal one and its all about Sweet Spots.

Define Sweet Spot: 
An optimum point or combination of factors or qualities

The second topic is one that is close to my heart but not in a board game way. FOOD! I love it, but is is it a good topic for a board game?
 
I'd love to hear you views on this...

Hope you enjoy the board game chat :0)

If you have a question you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dice and Magical Themed Games

This weekend I'll be at the UK Games Expo. I would really love it if you fancied popping by stand J25 (Hopwood Games) and say "hi" or some other greeting :0) If you have any suggestions about #BoardGameHour please let me know.


Now onto Mondays #BoardGameHour... Our upcoming topics are two areas of board gaming that I love... Dice and games with a Magical theme.

Hope you enjoy the board game twitter chat today :0)

Some of your Convention and Travel Games questions will include:

  • Do dice in a game enhance or detract it for you? Why? 
  • Do you use dice towers / dice trays when rolling dice? Why? 
  • What is your favorite game with dice in it? 
  • Is magic the most popular theme in board gaming overall? 
  • What is your favorite game with a magical theme? 
  • What themes you would like to see replace the standard magic battle theme? 

If you fancy playing a game with me at the UK Games Expo please feel free to drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour and I'll do my best to be available.

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Conventions & Travel

Later this week I will be traveling to the UK Games Expo. I love this convention and can't wait to get my Minister of Board Games costume on. I will be working during the day on stand J25 demoing Daring Dustbunnies with Hopwood Games during the days and playing as many games as possible during the evenings.

So you might have guessed that this week our topics will be Conventions and Travel Games.

If you are going to the UK Games Expo and see me, please say hi, I'm friendlier than I look.. This is me:



Hope you enjoy the board game twitter chat today :0)

Some of your Convention and Travel Games questions will include:


  • Where is the best place to get food at the conventions you attend? 
  • Do you know about which games being released at conventions your attending before you go? 
  • Do you enter competitions at games conventions? Why? 
  • Do you lay any games while traveling (to a con for instance)? What works well? 
  • Have you played any games that make you want to visit a location in the game?

If you fancy playing a game with me at the UK Games Expo please feel free to drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour and I'll do my best to be available.

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Winning and losing

Our topic this week is all about winning and losing. I play board games a lot, and I often don't win. Not because I'm not good at them, quite the contrary. I often lose games in my current group because it is perceived that I am better at board games than the other people I play with and so if there is a toss up about who should be given the bad card it will almost always come to me even if i'm already losing.

I hate being ganged up on for no reason, but I don't mind taking hits in this way because I don't really mind if I win or loss. I have played with people in the past who become horrible people if they think they are losing and it can ruin a good game. I would not want to be that person.

So over to you... How do you feel about winning and losing board game?

Hope you enjoy the board game chat :0)

Some of your Winning and Losing questions will include:
  • How much does your game group care about who wins and who loses? 
  • What would you say your average win/lose ratio is for board games? 
  • Have you ever lost any components for a game? Did you get replacments? 
  • How do you deal with bad losers when playing board games? 
  • Are there some board games you win more often than loss? Why is that?

If you have a question you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Myths and Legends

We have one topic this week because it is quite wide ranging, and that is Myths and Legends.

Define myth
noun
  1. 1.
    a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
    "ancient Celtic myths"
    synonyms:folk talestory, folk story, legendtalefablesagaallegoryparabletraditionlorefolkloreMore
  2. 2.
    a widely held but false belief or idea.
    "the belief that evening primrose oil helps to cure eczema is a myth, according to dermatologists"

Define legend
noun
  1. 1.
    a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated.
    "the legend of King Arthur"
    synonyms:mythsagaepicfolk tale, folk story, traditional story, talestoryfairy talenarrativefableromanceMore
  2. 2.
    an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.
    "the man was a living legend"


So you can see the topic could go in a number of directions.
Hope you enjoy the board game chat :0)

Some of your Myths and Legends questions will include:

  • What rule do you feel is most widely got wrong because of a myth about it? 
  • What Myth would you like to see a game made about? 
  • Do you have a legendary gaming story you tell people? What's it about? 
  • What are the best games about myths and legends? 
  • If you where to design a game with a myths and legends theme what would it be about? 

If you have a question you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I generally used to use Nurph to host http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour (providing its working) but every now and then it goes down and causes problems.

If this happens, I recommend using http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!