Friday, 20 November 2015

Team games

This week our main #BoardGameHour topic and side topic was inspired by #AntiBullyWeek. I wanted to do a topic that would allow a conversation which could address bullying in the board game community without it being the sole focus. So I picked the topic of team games. These are games fall into 3 basic categories:

Coop games - that are all vs the game such as Pandemic or Castle Panic

One vs many - one player plays against everyone else like in games like Fury of Dracula or Betrayal at house on the hill

Team vs Team - Battlestar Galactica or The Resistance

Our side topic is a look at acceptable behavior in gaming.

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 23rd Nov 2015 questions are:
  1. Do you own any team games? Do you like the idea of them generally? 
  2. Do you prefer all vs the game, one vs all or team vs team? 
  3. What are the pros/cons of team games? (10 mins to discuss) 
  4. Which is your favourite all vs the game, game? Why? 
  5. Which is your favourite one vs all, game? Why? 
  6. Which is your favourite team vs team, game? Why? How do you pick teams? 
  7. What themes would make a good team game? 
  8. What tips would you give to a designer looking to make a team game? 
  9. Side Topic: What social contracts should be in place in the gaming community? 
  10. How do you deal with people who bully or aphla game? 
  11. Should designers try to design to prevent alpha gaming or should people play nicely

Glad the boardgamehour community is a nice one :0)

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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