Monday, 28 December 2015

Strories Books and Fables

First let me say I hope you have a very Happy New Year! I have been running #boardgamehour for over 3 years now and though some people have come and gone this community has always been full of amazing people. I look forward to spending many more hours keeping #Boardgamehour gonig in 2016

Our main #BoardGameHour topic form Monday 4th Jan 2016 is games based on stories, books and fables...

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Our side topic is about puzzle games...

Monday 4th Jan's #BoardGameHour questions are thus:

Q1: What is your favourite story / book / fable, is there a game about it?
Q2: What games really do stories from books justice?
Q3: What books/comics would you like to see made into games? Why?
Q4: Give some ideas for mechanics for some of the suggestions in Q3?
Q5: What games give you a really strong narrative? Games you talk about after!
Q6: If you wanted to introduce a book worm to board games what game would you use?
Q7: What games based on books / stories are your favourite?
Q8: What book based licenced games would you recommend avoiding?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design a board games based on a book?
Q10: Side Topic: Puzzle games, which are the best?
Q11: Do you like multi player solitar games? Why? Which ones?
Q12: Are all co-op games puzzle games? Does that have to be the case?


I hope to see you there :0)

Next weeks topic is to be decided...

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Monday, 21 December 2015

Holiday Gaming

Our main #BoardGameHour topic form Monday 28st Dec 2015 is gaming during the holidays! We also look at games with a "holiday" theme.


Our side topic is about artwork in games

Monday 28th Dec's #BoardGameHour questions are thus:

Q1: Have you had / are you having a good holiday break?
Q2: What games have you played so far this holiday and with who?
Q3: Do you have certain games that you bring out at holiday times? What?
Q4: Other than Halloween (horror) are there any games with holiday themes?
Q5: What games could you add a holiday theme too?
Q6: Would you buy a Xmas / Easter / Diwali themed game if it was a solid game?
Q7: What is your best holiday gaming memory?
Q8: Pick a holiday and come up with some game ideas for it? (10 mins)
Q9: Side Topic: Artwork in games, how important is it to you?
Q10: Can you name any board game artists? Do they get enough recognition?
Q11: What game have you favorite art work? are the game good?
Q12: Would you buy a game if the artwork was not very good?

I hope to see you there :0)

Next weeks topic is games based on Stories/Books/Fables...

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Space Opera

Our main #BoardGameHour topic form Monday 21st Dec 2015 is about "Space Opera" games! You might not have heard but a little known movie franchise has just put out its latest offering with virtually zero buzz. So we thought we would ride on the back of side hype (we are not proud) and look at board games that fit that genre:


So of course we will focus on #StarWars to an extent, but there are lots of space operas out their so hopefully we can touch on those too :0)

Our side topic, as we are heading toward the holiday season we will look at gaming with Kids.

Monday 21st Dec's questions are here:

Q1: No spoilers! Do you generally like the Space Opera (#starwars etc) genre? 
Q2: Can a board game really capture the epicness of a space opera? 
Q3: What are your favourite "Space Opera" games? Why? (10 mins) 
Q4: Are there any games coming out with the #Starwars theme that look good? 
Q5: Would a game having a #Starwars theme make you more likely to buy it? 
Q6: Are there any existing games that would be better with a #Starwars re-skin? 
Q7: If you wanted to introduce a #Starwars fan to boardgames what game would you use? 
Q8: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design a "space opera" game? 
Q9: Side Topic: With the holidays coming have you bought games especially with kids in mind? 
Q10: Other than dexterity games what are good games to play with the whole family? 
Q11: Do people generally underestimate "none gamers" when picking what games to play?

Future topics include... Next week we look at Holiday gaming and art in games and the week after that we chat about games based on stories/books/fables.

I hope to see you there :0)

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Games that last

Our main topic for Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is about games that stand the test of time. Not many games can claim to have truly stuck around, but some can for sure!

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Ticket to ride is over 10 years and Settlers has been around for 20 years. Do games like this still get played? Are they as good as games that came out this year? Do we need to keep older games at all? Take part on Monday to discuss!

Our side topic is linked, it is about variety in games. I have kept the questions on this part very open cause I want to see where people go with it :0)

Monday 14th Dec's questions are here:

Q1: Do you ever get rid of games from your collection? Why? How?
Q2: What is the oldest game in your collection? Is it good?
Q3: Are there any common things about games that stand the test of time? (10 mins)
Q4: Do some themes age better than others?
Q5: What newer games  do you feel will stand the test of time? Why? (10 mins)
Q6: With so many games coming out now, do we need to keep older games?
Q7: Name 3 games that you would never want to loss?
Q8: Side Topic: Varienty - do we have enough in the board game world?
Q9: What games do you feel have the most varienty in them?
Q10: Is varienty imortant in a game?


I hope to see you there :0)

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Publishers and Gifts

Our main topic form Mondays #BoardGameHour twitter chat is about the people behind the meeples- Publishers. It seems like every time I look at my twitter account I have been followed by a new board game publisher (or at least one I have never heard of before.)

I thought it was about time we talked about what we want from our publishers. With so many games coming out every week, lets tell publishers what they need to do to get our attention :0)

Our side topic, will be "board games as gifts". We are heading toward the holiday season (I call it Christmas because I'm British, but I understand not everyone takes part, so... you know... Got to be sensitive)

Monday 7th Dec's questions are here:

Q1: Roughly how many board game publishers do you know off the top of your head?
Q2: Are there any publishers you are a fan of? Who? Why?
Q3: What makes for a good board game publisher? 
Q4: Who are some "Hidden Gem" publishers you think don't get enough attention?
Q5: Are there any publishers you would never buy from? Why?
Q6: Do you get news from any publishers what for does it take?
Q7: Are there any publishers you feel are extra good with customer service?
Q8: Are you more likely to buy a game because of who designed or published it?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanting to publish board games?
Q10: Side Topic: Board Games as gifts, do you give them? Who to?
Q11: What game would you give to someone to introduce them to modern gaming?
Q12: Would you like some board games as a gift? Which ones?

You can RSVP if you use Nurph here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/2799
I hope to see you there :0)

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