Friday, 27 November 2015

Multi Use Cards

Our main topic form Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is "Multi Use Cards". It is becoming increasingly popular for cards in games to have more than one function. For example in Race for the Galaxy cards are both worlds and goods when placed a certain way but can also be discarded as a resource. In Imperial Settlers cards can be settled, raised or deals made. All work slightly differently and all have advantages.

We will explore games that use this mechanism and also explore the design options too.

Our side topic, will be about out of print games. These are games that are no long available to buy new.

Monday 30th Nov's questions are here:

Q1: Do you  prefer games with one use cards or multi use cards? Why?
Q2: Are there games that have to many uses for there cards?
Q3: What are the pros/cons of Multi use cards? (10 mins to discuss)
Q4: Which game have the most intuitive use of "Multi use cards"? Why?
Q5: Which is you favourite game that uses multi use cards, why?
Q6: What are the main design issues of multi use cards?
Q7: Is it possible to balance games with lots of multi use cards? Does it matter?
Q8: What tips would you give to a designer looking to use multi use cards in their game?
Q9: Side Topic: Are there any games that you want but cant buy new? 
Q10: with all the new games coming out every day, do we need re-prints of old games?
Q11: Should updates of games just be made into new games (fury of Dracular etc)?

I hope you can take part :0) See you at:
11am (L.A)
2pm (New York)
7pm (UK)
8pm (Germany)

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 which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go to 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)

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