Sunday, 12 July 2015

Who are board games for?

Our topic for Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is about who board games are for.

This could be a controversial subject so let me say more. First I make no apologies for the openness of the subject, I think it allows for a more interesting conversation and also gives people the chance to be creative. Secondly, this is a good time to point out that I try to never put up questions that have a right or wrong answer. These questions are always aimed at creating an interesting discussion.

I came to pick this topic because someone suggested we cover who board games are marketed at. This is an interesting topic (and one I am very invested in) but could leave some people quite outside the loop. I try to make #BoardGameHour so that people of all levels of interest in the hobby can joining in, so have expanded this subject.

Many of these questions can be answered with "well it depends on the person really". Lets be clear; we all know that generalisations and stereotypes are never really perfectly true, but it will be more interesting to explore this subject if we don't all say "it depends" :0)

I hope this will be as interesting as some of our other recent topics.

Your "Who are board games for" questions are:

Q1: Do you consider your self a "hard core" or "casual" gamer? What do these terms mean? #BoardGameHour

Q2: What is your demographic? Rough age, sex, job type, marital status, race, etc.. Do any of these affect your gaming preferences?  #BoardGameHour

Q3: Do you feel board games (type of games, marketing, art etc) are aimed at one type of person in particular? why? #BoardGameHour

Q4: Would anyone like modern board games? Are some people the wrong type? #BoardGameHour

Q5: Why do you like board game? #BoardGameHour

Q6: generalising, what sort of person do you feel enjoys "euro" style games more so than others? #BoardGameHour

Q7: generalising, what sort of person do you feel enjoys "Ameritrash" style games more so than others?#BoardGameHour

Q8: What term "alpha gamer", "Ameristrash", "Hobby gaming", "AP", others? Do you feel are damaging to our hobby? #BoardGameHour

Q9: Is it fair to say that the modern board game hobby is getting more diverse? Do you feel publishers are reacting to this? #BoardGameHour

Q10: Do some mechanics / themes make you think of a certain type of player? #BoardGameHour

Q11: Would you like more people to play modern board games? Why? #BoardGameHour

See you there :0)

Dont forget to us the hashtag #BoardGameHour or use the Nurph site

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