Thursday, 28 April 2016

Reprint, rework!


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This weeks topic is all about re-printing / re-working games. Companies like Stronghold Games built their reputation of the back of finding out of print games, giving them a touch up and re-publishing them. Recently there has also been quite a lot of re-worked games, with second and third editions of games coming out. I'd like to hear your views on this :0)

Our side topic is the reworked Board Game Geek site.

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 2nd May 2016 questions are:

Q1:How aware overall are you of which games are in print or not?
Q2:When you buy games do you look for specific ones or just see what is available at the time?
Q3:Are you part of the cult of the new? Is this a useful term?
Q4:What games would you like to buy that are out of print?
Q5:With the amount of new games being designed do we need reprints of older games?
Q6:Are there any games you would like to see retired (stopped being produced)?
Q7:Do you like the idea of reworked games, like Fury of Dracular 3rd ed?
Q8:If you could rework one game what would it be, what changes would you make?
Q9:What tips would you give to publishers who want to bring out reworked versions of there games?
Q10:Side Topic: New look BGG… Do you like the new look for the game pages on BGG?
Q11:Other than the game page look, has anything else changed on BGG?
Q12:What changes would you like to see happen now on BGG?



Nurph is still working

@nurph seems to be still up and running.. I will be using this platform to host (providing its still good on monday) so if you want #BoardGameHour to be easier to follow I recommend coming here:  http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour

See you Monday!

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

Hope you can make it!


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Score a sports ball



On Tuesday I am recording a podcast with the awesome On Board Games crew about sports board game. In the podcast we are going to talk about what makes a good sports themed game, if they work and why there aren't more of them.

I'd like to hear your views on this subject to so our main topic for Mondays #BoardGameHour live twitter chat is Sports games.

Our side topic is "Rules enforcement"..

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 25th April 2016 questions are:


Q1: Do you like watching / taking part in an sports? What do you enjoy about it?
Q2: Would you play a game even if you didn't like the sport it portrayed?
Q3: Do you feel there are enough sports board games out there? What is lacking?
Q4: What board games really envoke the feeling of play a sport? Is this possible?
Q5: What board games really envoke the feeling of managing a sport?
Q6: What mechanism would you like to see a sports game made around?
Q7: What is your favourite sports themed game? Why?
Q8: If you wanted to introduce someone to gaming who loved sport, which game would you pick?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanted to design a sports game?
Q10: Side Topic: rules enforcement… How closely do you stick to the rules?
Q11: Do you as a group enforce rules or does one person take the lead?
Q12: Does everyone know the rules of a game before you start or does one person teach




Nurph is back


Somehow and without explanation @nurph seems to be up again.. I will be using this platform to host (providing its still good on monday) so if you want #BoardGameHour to be easier to follow I recommend coming here:  http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour

See you Monday!

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

Hope you can make it!


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Simulations

Our main topic for mondays #BoardGameHour live twitter chat is simulations.

Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors/functions of the selected physical or abstract system or process.

Our side topic is "designer diaries"..

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 18th April 2016 questions are:

Q1: What do you class as a simulation game? What isn't?
Q2: how important to you is realism / accuracy to the theme in games? 
Q3: What games do you feel are accurate simulations?
Q4: Are there any simulation games coming out this year your looking forward to?
Q5: Goes game length effect simulation games? Whats the ideal for you?
Q6: How can components support immersion for simulation games?
Q7: What is your favorite simulation game? Why?
Q8: If you wanted to introduce someone to gaming with a simulation game, which one would you pick?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanted to design a simulation game?
Q10: Side Topic: Designer diaries… Do you read/watch/listen to any?
Q11: If you are a designer do you keep a diary / blog? Why?
Q12: What sort of content do you like to read/watch/listen too form game designers?



Use Tweetchat!

To make the #boardgamehour live Twitter discussion easier, I now recommend using http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour

If you have other suggestions please let me know :0)

See you Monday!

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

Hope you can make it!


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Wood for Sheep Jokes


Our main topic for mondays #BoardGameHour live twitter chat is Trading.. I know this means we will have "do you have wood for sheep" jokes (I have already made it). I also know that one of the questions will be answered by most people with "Catan" but I will cuddle anyone who give an extra answer too :0)

Our side topic is "You Last Game".. Who knows what I will play over the weekend, but i'll be sure to tell you on twitter if I get anything to the table

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 11th April 2016 questions are:

Q1: Do you trade board games? Do you feel this saves people lots of money?
Q2: What is the best way to trade board games?
Q3: What do you like about trading as a mechanism in board games?
Q4: What don't you like about trading as a mechanism in board games?
Q5: What is your favorite game that has trading in it?
Q6: Have you ever played a game that feel flat on its face because of trading?
Q7: Is there a way to stop the kind marker "problem" in trading games?
Q8: If you wanted to introduce someone to gaming with a trading game, which one would you pick?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanted to design a game with trading in it?
Q10: Side Topic: Last game… What was the last game you played? Was it good?
Q11: If you could have a "last meal" game, what would it be?
Q12: How does the last game you played effect you choice for the next game?


Nurph is AWOL!

To make the #boardgamehour live Twitter discussion easier, I have often recommended using Nurph.com. But Nurph seems to have left the building without even a kiss on the cheek..
So for now, I recommend using http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour insteed!

See you Monday!

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

Hope you can make it!


Friday, 1 April 2016

Good vs evil

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I have been having many conversation lately about morals and board games. Now I want to know your views on the subject, so mondays #BoardGameHour topic is all about good vs evil.

Our side topic is about somthing quite a-moral (apart from the pigs in animal farm) and that is animal themed games..

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.
Monday 4th april 2016 questions are:


Q1: Do you enjoy playing as the "good" or "evil" side in board games more?
Q2: Does the moral position of a character you control in a game reflect your own morals?
Q3: Does the battle of "good" vs "evil" interest you as a theme?
Q4: Do you mind murdering/stealing from characters in board games? Why?
Q5: Do you like backstabbing other players in board games? Why?
Q6: You do enjoy being naughty (a little evil) in board games because it's not "real"?
Q7: Are there any games that focus on moral/ethical decisions? 
Q8: What are you top 3 games where you play the "Good" people?
Q9: What are you top 3 games where you play the "Evil" people?
Q10: Side Topic: Animal games… Do you own any games purely about animals?
Q11: If you knew someone into animals and wanted to show them board gaming what game would you pick?
Q12: What is you favorite game with animals in it?


See you Monday!

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

Hope you can make it!