Monday, 30 March 2015

The theme that should not be named

Today we talk about games with a Lovecraftian or as we will call it all the way through "Cthulhu" theme..
  1. "Cthulhu is a deity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928."
Here are your "Cthulhu themed" Questions:

Q1: How would you define the "Cthulhu" theme to someone new to it? #BoardGameHour

Q2: Do you generally like playing games with a "Cthulhu" theme? #BoardGameHour

Q3: What do you like about games with a "Cthulhu" theme? #BoardGameHour

Q4: What don't you like about games with a "Cthulhu" theme? #BoardGameHour

Q5: Do any Lovecraft inspired games capture the trans-dimensional theme that runs through many of his books? #BoardGameHour

Q6: What games really do the "Cthulhu" theme justice, why? #BoardGameHour

Q7: If you wanted to introduce someone to modern board gaming with a "Cthulhu" theme game, what would you pick and why? #BoardGameHour

Q8: What games don't you like with a "Cthulhu" theme, why? #BoardGameHour

Q9: "Cthulhu" is used a lot because its a free well know licence, what other free licences could be used instead? #BoardGameHour

Q10: Should there be more or less games with a "Cthulhu" theme? #BoardGameHour

Q11: which question got the most interesting answers? #BoardGameHour

Look forward to seeing you later.. We are back to 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hobby topic: Taboo subjects

Hi and welcome to the new home of #BoardGameHour make your self at home!

Our topic today is a discussion about a hobby wide topic, focusing on taboo subjects.

Oxford English Dictionary defines "taboo" as:
"A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing"
So this could be an interesting chat today and one that I feel needs frank, open and polite discussion. If some of these subjects get a lot of interest we might focus in on them in the weeks to come.

Your "Taboo Subjects in board gaming" questions are:

Q1: Are big companies being on kickstart a "taboo", is Kickstarter it self a "taboo"?Why? #BoardGameHour

Q2: Are there etiquette "taboos" in your gaming group? How serious is "too serious" to take a board game? #BoardGameHour

Q3: Are some mechanisums "Taboo" in our community, roll and move anyone? Which and why? #BoardGameHour

Q4: Are drinking / adult games a taboo? How do you feel about them?#BoardGameHour

Q5: Are some games "Taboos" in our community, Monopoly, Candy Land. Which & Why? #BoardGameHour

Q6: Are there any publishers who are "Taboos" in our community? Who, Why? #BoardGameHour

Q7: Are some themes "taboo" in our community, slavery, war, murder? Which and why?#BoardGameHour

Q8: How often do you think about what is really being represented by a theme? People die in wars etc?#BoardGameHour

Q9: Are taboos a good thing? a bad thing? and should we challenge them? #BoardGameHour

Q10: what where your #BGHhighlights for this week?

In episode 2 of the Board Game Hour podcast @BenIsAce & @MofBG  talk about Q7) taboo themes.. You can listen to this using the links on this page or by clicking here: Taboo Themes - Board Game Hour Podcast Ep2

Highlight your highlights

As part of the new #BoardGameHour Podcast we would like to do some shout outs and mention some of the most popular tweets from past weeks. We would like your help with this...

We can't promise to mention everything on the podcast, but we really would like you all to be part of the show as well as the #BoardGameHour community :0)

If someone says somthing you feel was a real highlight please send a link to the tweet/tweets to or put a link in a message with the hashtag #BGHhighlights


Saturday, 14 March 2015

New and Shiny

#BoardGameHour has a new website and a new podcast!

Welcome to the new home of board game hour.. For the moment I will be keeping the minister of board games blog going with more personal stuff, but there is an ongoing issue with another project ran by someone else so wanted our community to have its own home!

We are proud to announce the Board Game Hour Podcast... It will be hosted by @benisace and myself @MofBG. We have teamed up to bring you a new board game related podcast (like there aren't enough of them) inspired and linked to the weekly #BoardGameHour twitter chat. For you, and before we submit to Itunes etc, here is a draft of episode 1.. Please give us as much feedback as possible.

Warning: this is an adult podcast, if you are easily offended or tend to listen near children or at work caution is advise!

We are hosted by Wilderland Campaigns