Friday, 13 November 2015

fighting/gladiatorial games

This week our main #BoardGameHour topic is fighting/gladiatorial game. These are games that are generally about one on one combat or the management of combatants. Some games with this theme that I would recommend are Spartacus, Orctions and Puzzle Strike. All very different, but all very true to the theme (for me.. You might disagree and that is why we have an hour to discuss)

Image result for gladiatorial combatOur side topic is a look at your favorite themes as well as some you would like to see more of.

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 16th Nov 2015 questions are:

  1. Do you generally like playing games with a fighting/gladiatorial theme? Why? 
  2. What games really make you feel like you are in gladiatorial style combat? 
  3. What are the pros/cons of the fighting/gladiatorial theme? (10 mins to discuss) 
  4. What fighting/gladiatorial game would you use to introduce someone to modern board gaming and why? 
  5. Is violence a good theme for a family style game or should it be adult only? 
  6. What is you favorite fighting/gladiatorial themed game? 
  7. Do fighting/gladiatorial themed games need miniatures to work well? 
  8. What tips would you give to a designer looking to make a fighting/gladiatorial themed game? 
  9. Side Topic: What is you favorite theme for board games in general? 
  10. What theme would you like to see used more? 
  11. Are there any unusual themes you would like to see tried?

See you there... Bring a weapon if you dare! :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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