Friday, 26 February 2016

Fun fun fun

So, I often see and hear board games described as fun. I know I enjoy them. I also know some people enjoy them for very different reasons to me. So on Monday 29nd of Feb our #boardgamehour Twitter chat is all about what makes board games fun for you :0)
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Our side topic, is about EPIC games. The term is used fairly often these days but is it justified? On a recent Dice Tower podcast Tom had a little rant about the terms use, so I thought it would be interesting to hear from you about it.

Be good to see you there!

Monday 29nd Feb's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: How much do you enjoy buying board games? Relative to playing them?
Q2: How much do you enjoy reading rules for board games?
Q3: How much do you enjoy teaching board games?
Q4: Can you put your finger on why playing board games is fun for you? (10 mins)
Q5: which is your preference competative or cooprative? Why?
Q6: which is your preference deep strategy or social interaction?
Q7: Describe you dream board game? What would be the most fun for you?
Q8: Side Topic: Epic games.. What would make a game EPIC for you?
Q9: If you wanted to show a new player an epic game what would you choose?
Q10: Does a game have to be long to be epic?
Q11: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design an epic game?


You can RSVP and get a sneak peak at the week afters topic here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/

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)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Sometimes you just have to pick!

One of the most important things in board games is meaningful decisions. On Monday 22nd of Feb our #boardgamehour Twitter chat is all about the decisions you make before and after playing games :0)

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Our side topic, is about a type of game that doesn't seem to come up much (apart from with the explosion of Code Names) and that is word game. I expect everything in this section to be spelled perfectly (expect by me)

See you there!

Monday 22nd Feb's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: How do you / your group pick what game to play?
Q2: How does theme/mechanics effect the choosing of the games played?
Q3: How do you pick small things like first player / player colour?
Q4: What is the biggest thing that effects which game you pick to buy?
Q5: If you could pick anyone to play a board game with who would they be & what game?
Q6: Do you pick a strategy early in a game and try to stick with it?
Q7: How do you pick what Kickstarter games to back?
Q8: How do you pick which games to trade / sell?
Q9: Side Topic: Do you own any word games?
Q10: Can word games carry a theme or do they have to be abstract?
Q11: What word games would you recommend people try?
Q12: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design a word game?




You can RSVP here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/

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, 12 February 2016

Pickup & be romantic

On Monday 15th of Feb our #boardgamehour Twitter chat is all about Pickup & Deliver games.
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BGG describes Pickup and Deliver as:

"This mechanic usually requires players to pick up an item or good at one location on the playing board and bring it to another location on the playing board. Initial placement of the item can be either predetermined or random. The delivery of the good usually gives the player money to do more actions with. In most cases, there is a game rule or another mechanic that determines where the item needs to go.
Empire Builder is a classic pickup-and-deliver game from 1980 that remains popular today. In this game, players build railroads between cities, and move trains around on the track. Players hold contracts specifying that specific cities demand specific types of goods. To fulfill a contract, a player must travel to a city where that good is available, pick it up, and deliver it to the destination city. When the player completes the contract, the player receives money as specified on the contract."

Our side topic, in honor of valentines day, is romantic games. Who doesn't want to play board games on a date, be it with your partner or the potential love of your life (at some point these should be the same thing ;0)

See you there!

Monday 15th Feb's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: How would you describe the a pickup & deliver mech to someone new?
Q2: How many pickup & deliver games have you played? When was the last time?
Q3: What do you like about the Pickup & deliver mech?
Q4: What don't you like about the pickup & deliver mech?
Q5: Are there any Pickup & Deliver games that are not transport themed?
Q6: If Pickup & deliver can become repetitive, what games fix that?
Q7: What games use Pickup & Deliver as a side mech, not its main focus?
Q8: What are your top 3 Pickup & Deliver games?
Q9: Side Topic: Romanic games.. Do you play games with your partner?
Q10: What are the best games for a date?
Q11: What are the best games for a double date?
Q12: How soon do you tell someone you like board games? #Gamerandproud



You can RSVP here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/

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, 5 February 2016

Drama and tension


On Monday 8th of Feb our #boardgamehour Twitter chat is all about Drama and Tension! Some times we want to just sit back and have a relaxing time with your friends and what better way then with a board game? Other times however, you want drama, you want tension and you want to really feel the pressure mount! We will chat about if board games can give you the tension you are looking for.

Our side topic is the "golden age of gaming" where we will talk about if board games have truly reached there pinnacle (which is the implication of the golden age term).

I'm looking forward to a dramatic chat!

Monday 8th Feb's #BoardGameHour questions are:

Q1: Do you like drama and tension in  your board game or just want to relax?
Q2: Drama is often about conflict, so can euro style (no conflict) games be dramatic?
Q3: What mechanisms lead them selves to drama and tension?
Q4: Can some games cause to much tension and stress?
Q5: Have you ever played a game that has been truly tense? Tell us about it
Q6: Which games would you say are dramatic or tense?
Q7: Have you ever have a truly dramatic ending to a game? What happened
Q8: What tips would you give to someone wanting to make a dramatic game?
Q9: Side Topic: Golden Age? Is now the time that board games become mainstream?
Q10: Have board games reached there pinnacle, which is implied by "golden age"
Q11: What do you feel the reasons for the "board game revolution" are?
Q12: Does every year get labelled the "best year ever for board games"? Is it true?



Looking forward to another hour of board game chat with you :0)

You can RSVP here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/3051

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)