Friday, 29 January 2016

Miniatures games


Our next topic up for discussion on our weekly #BoardGameHour twitter chat is board games that contain miniatures. If you want to see a board game Kickstarter over-fund in a big way, look out for miniatures games. These little dolls are highly desirable within a part of the gaming world. I want to find out your opinions on them. 
To finish of the Kickstarter dream package you add in zombies, so that is our side topic. Now I know some people will be put off my one or both of these topics, but please come along and tell us why. Have the discussion with an open mind and see what happens. You never know you might change the gaming landscape for a generation :0)


It could be a lively one this week!

Monday 1st Feb's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: I'd define a miniature as "a small plastic toy used to represent something in a game". Agree?
Q2: Does a game having miniatures make you more or less likely to buy it? Why?
Q3: Do you paint miniatures? Do you have games with miniatures that are painted but un-played?
Q3: If a game with miniatures offered a less expensive standee/chit option would you buy it?
Q4: Are there any games that would not work with chits/standee instead of miniatures?
Q5: What game has your favourite miniatures in it?
Q6: What is your favourite game to play with miniatures in it?
Q7: What tips would you give to a publisher about making a game with miniatures?
Q8: Side Topic: Zombie games… Is the genre dying/dead?
Q9: What are the pros and coms of the Zombie genre?
Q10: Which is your favourite zombie game?
Q11: What tips would you give to someone wanting to make a zombie game?





Looking forward to another hour of board game chat 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 Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go tohttp://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)

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 Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go tohttp://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)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Digital board gaming

The next topic up for discussion on #BoardGameHour is board games in digital form. There can be little doubt that the digital space is becoming ever more integrated with tabletop gaming. From apps for games like one night ultimate werewolf for full tabletop simulation software, like it or not this is a area that is impacting our hobby and will increasingly do so.

Our side topic is going to be a quick look at 2016, and I am hoping for some top predictions from you.. By the way, its cheating to predict Asmodee buying out every publisher on earth, we already know that's happening ;0) I have to be honest I'm hoping they approach me about buying @BoardGameHour, as I current feel left out

Monday 11th Jan's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: As well as enjoying board games, do you like digital games as well in general?
Q2: Which digital games would make good tabletop game?
Q3: What platforms are good for playing board games digitally? Which are best? Why?
Q4: What are the pros and cons of digital board games?
Q5: Do you generally like the idea of digital augmentation in tabletop games? Why?
Q6: What are the best implementations of tabletop games in a digital form?
Q7: If you design, how much do you use digital space in the process?
Q8: What tips would you give to someone wanting to play board games online?
Q9: Where do you see the future of things like VR and AR in board gaming?
Q10: Side Topic: Looking at 2016, What are your hopes and aspirations in gaming?
Q11: Give us 3 gaming related predictions for 2016?
Q12: Time is up for another week.. Thanks for taking part!




I hope to see you there :0)

11am (L.A)
2pm (New York)
7pm (UK)
8pm (Germany)

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 Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go tohttp://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)

Friday, 8 January 2016

Kickstarter and Looking back at 2015

As Board Game Hour enters its 4th year (and I have not missed posting questions one week so far, where is my prize) we are going to have to start to revisit topics. As we are at the start of the year, it feel right to look at a big part of the board game world again, the mighty KICKSTARTER. I would like to look at more detailed parts of kickstarter as side topics in the future, but for now I want us to chat about this creature in the round.

Our side topic is going to be a quick look back at 2015.. The dust is settling and now seems like the right time to think about what happened in the good old days :0)

Monday 11th Jan's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: Have you backed board games on Kickstarter in the past, which games?
Q2: Do you currently back Kickstarter projects? Roughly how many each year?
Q3: What are the pros and cons of Kickstarter for board game players? (10 minutes)
Q4: What are the pros and cons of Kickstarter for publishers?
Q5: Are there any games from kickstarter you wish you could get now but cant?
Q6: Do you like Early birds, Stretch goals and exclusives on KS campaigns?
Q7: How would you feel if crowd funding stopped being possible tomorrow?
Q8: What tips would you give to someone wanting run a kickstarter campaign?
Q9: Side Topic: Looking back at 2015, which  where the most innovative, interesting and fun games released?
Q10: Did any game from 2015 disappointed you, why?
Q11: In general how did 2015 do as far as board gaming goes.. Rank it out of 10, and why?



I hope to see you there :0)

Happy 4th Birthday on Monday to my son Logan too :)

11am (L.A)
2pm (New York)
7pm (UK)
8pm (Germany)

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 Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go tohttp://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)