Thursday, 29 October 2015

Real time and climaxing



This week our main #BoardGameHour topic is real time games. So games that in general do not involved time but have a time limit instead. However this chat was inspired by me receiving Bomb Squad, which is real time and turn based.

Our side topic is climatic ends to games. Games that end with that stand up moment.

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 2nd Nov 2015 questions are:

  1. What was the last real time game you played? 
  2. What are the main positives for real time games? 
  3. What are the main negatives for real time games? 
  4. Is there a sweet spot for how long real time games last? 
  5. Are there any real time games that don't force you to rush? 
  6. Which are your favorite real time games? 
  7. What advice would you give to someone wanting to design a real time game? 
  8. Side Topic, do you prefer games with climatic endings? 
  9. Which games give the most climatic endings? 
  10. Does a game have to be a close finish for it to be climatic? 
  11. What advice would you give to someone wanting to design a climatic game? 


Time zones are back in sync! We are back to normal times this week :0)

See you there... Why not bring some games? :0)

Friday, 23 October 2015

Take these games anywhere

This week our main #BoardGameHour topic is games you can play anywhere! So we will be focused on portable, smaller games but not necessarily micro games.

Our side topic is value for money games. Which games give you most bang for your buck ( punch for your pound if you use real money)

Possible time zone issue! This weekend the UK puts its clocks back so those in the US will be starting #BoardGameHour one hour later (if I have got this right)

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 26th Oct 2015 questions are:
  1. Do you carry games with you where every you go? Why? 
  2. What games do you take with you when travling? Holdays ect… 
  3. What are the pros and cons of smaller protable games (10 mins) 
  4. Whats games would you take to a pub or bar where drinking is imvolved 
  5. What's the tipping point for travel size games? I.E. How small is too small? 
  6. What games would you take to a restaurant, where food is being eaten? 
  7. What's components / mechanisms work well for smaller games? 
  8. What are your top 3 Take Anywhere games? 
  9. What advice would you give to publishers about making a travel sized game? 
  10. 10 minute side topic: what games offer best value for money and why?

See you there... Why not bring some games? :0)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Halloween Games

This week we are doing a Halloween special! Why is this Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat about games that go bump in the night and not one closer to the time?

Well the simple answer is that over past years I have thought, "oohhh that sounds like the perfect game to play tomorrow, aaahhh I can't get it in time" and then I forget. This way we can all take actions based on the chat if we want too :0)

There is no side topic this week cause Halloween has loads of things to cover.

Monday 19th Oct 2015 questions are:

Q1: What emotions / feelings are you looking for a game to invoke at Halloween?
Q2: What tips would you give for improving atmosphere for Halloween gaming?
Q3: Which games would you recommend for young (under 12) kids at Halloween?
Q4: Do you think its possible to make a truly scary board game?
Q5: What themes would you like to see used for a new Halloween style game?
Q6: Do you use sound effects to enhance your Halloween games? Where do you source them?
Q7: Which games would you recommend for teenagers at Halloween?
Q8: Are there a set of mechanisms that work best for Halloween type games?
Q9: Which games would you recommend for adults at Halloween?
Q10: What advice would you give to publishers about making Halloween type games?
Q11: What advice would you give to someone running a games night for Halloween?
Q12: Do you have any good memories of Halloween board gaming?

Don't be scared to join in... :0)

Friday, 9 October 2015

learning and Teaching games plus board game cafes

Our main topic for Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is learning / teaching board games.

We also have a side topic, which is board game cafes.

Monday 5th Oct 2015 questions are:

Q1: How often do you play a new game? When was the last time? What game? #BoardGameHour
Q2: who teaches games in your group? How could they improve #BoardGameHour
Q3: How easily do you personally learn games? What methord do you find best? #BoardGameHour
Q4: Which games do you love that are also very easy to teach? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q5: Which games do you love that are also very hard to teach? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q6: Does anyone check the rules after a play though to check you got it right? #BoardGameHour
Q7: What advice would you give to publishers about how people learn games? #BoardGameHour
Q8: Side Topic: board game cafes, do you have one near you? Would you like one? #BoardGameHour
Q9: What are the pros/cons of board game cafes? #BoardGameHour
Q10: What one piece of advice would you give to a new board game cafe? #BoardGameHour
Q11: Any exciting news from Essen? #BoardGameHour

See you there :0)

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 to http://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)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Components / Good, Bad & Ugly

Our main topic form Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is components in Games. So we are going to talk about the bits and bobs you get in the box.

We also have a side topic, which is hopefully going to be a little bit of fun. A while ago I was on a podcast and I came up with a game called "the good, the bad and the ugly". The format was that the host picked a random topic and guests had to say if it was good, bad or ugly and why.. I'm going to try this little game out on #BoardGameHour toward the end :0)

Monday 5th Oct 2015 questions are:

Q1: How important is component quality in a game to you? #BoardGameHour
Q2: Do you like games to have lots of bits as a rule? #BoardGameHour
Q3: 10 minute question, which games have the best component for you? Why?#BoardGameHour
Q4: Which games need better components? #BoardGameHour
Q5: 10 minute question, which games need better components? #BoardGameHour
Q6: What advice would you give to publishers about game components? #BoardGameHour
Q7: Side Topic: is paper money in games Good, Bad or Ugly? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q8: Are games conventions Good, Bad or Ugly? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q9: Hidden movement games, Good, Bad or Ugly? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q10: Any exciting news from board game land? #BoardGameHour

See you on twitter of in the Nurph room: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats

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 to http://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)