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


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