Friday, 22 January 2016

Board Game Reviews

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The next topic up for discussion on our weekly #BoardGameHour twitter chat is board games reviews. As the hobby has grown so to have the number of reviewers. Some come and go while others sit under the shade of the "big" reviewers.

For me, my first and possibly favorite reviewer was Prof Scott Nicholson. He seemed to lead the way in video reviews, but since then there has been an explosion in all formats.

Maybe now is a good time to tell reviewer what we want from them?

Monday 22nd Jan's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: How much do reviews influence your game purchasing?
Q2: Should reviews provide constructive criticism, or should they just be positive?
Q3: Which reviewers are your favourite? Why? What makes them stand out?
Q3: Do you follow your favourite reviewers on social media? How interactive are they?
Q4: What format do you prefer reviews to come in? Written, audio, video?
Q5: Are there any reviewers you feel are underrated or overshadowed who do a good job?
Q6: What makes a good/bad review for you?
Q7: Is a non opinionated preview as valuable to you as an opinionated review?
Q8: How do you feel about paid previews / reviews?
Q9: Do you trust reviewers to be completely honest about a game?
Q10: Do you like game play walk throughs in reviews or should they just be in how to play videos?
Q11: What tips would you give to someone wanting to be a board game reviewer?

Look forward to chatting with you :0)

So 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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