Monday, 6 April 2015

Design topic: hidden information

Todays design topic is about hidden information. In the spirit of the topic I have not listen the questions here. Instead I know what they are and you will find them out when I laugh and slam down the card on the table.

Oh, Ok... Here you go.. Honestly, your so demanding

Todays "Surprise" questions are here:

Q1: What types of hidden information can be in a board game? #BoardGameHour

Q2: In general do you prefer games with more hidden or public information? #BoardGameHour

Q3: What does hidden information in a game add to the experience? #BoardGameHour

Q4: What does public information in a game add to the experience #BoardGameHour

Q5: What are your favorite parts of a game to have as hidden information? #BoardGameHour

Q6: What are the downsides to hidden information in a game? #BoardGameHour

Q7: Should information be either hidden/public or is track-able but hidden information, e.g. small world scoring a good system? #BoardGameHour

Q8: How much do you feel a design/rules should trust the players to not cheat vs having checks in place? #BoardGameHour

Q9: Are there some mechanisms/parts of a game that don't work well as hidden information? #BoardGameHour

Q10: What games do you feel would be better if some of there hidden/public information was reversed? #BoardGameHour

Q11: What themes would you like to see with hidden information? #BoardGameHour

Q12: how much potential do you feel there is with hidden information in design? What game has used it in an innovative way? #BoardGameHour

See you later.. or will I?

What is #Boardgamehour


#boardgamehour takes place on twitter once a week. It's a virtual hangout for people who either love board games or want to know more about the hobby.

So the big question is how does #boardgamehour work?

It's simple, to join in all you need to do is add the #boardgamehour hash-tag to your tweets, during the hour. To see what everyone else is saying just search for #boardgamehour!

Making #boardgamehour easier!

To make this live Twitter discussion easier, I have made a room on Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go tohttp://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats and log in, using your Twitter account. You don't have to use this, everything will be the same as normal, but if you do us Nurph, it acts like a chat room for twitter and add the Hashtag automatically :0)
For one hour every week, it's time to talk nothing but board games. #boardgamehour happens across the western world Every Monday - start times are:

11am (L.A)
2pm (New York)
7pm (UK)
8pm (Germany)

As long as you have a twitter account, mine is @boardgamehour or @mofbg for instance, you can be part of this rapidly growing movement.

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