Thursday, 26 May 2016

Mobile Apps

Mondays main #BoardGameHour topic is all about mobile phone board games and apps.


As technology keep moving forward so does the board gaming world. We all agree (I assume) its not ok to play on your phone while your meant to be playing a board game with people, but there are times when your alone and want to play a board game on your phone. Also some games have mobile phone apps that augment them. We will talk about all on this :0)

The side topic is design tips... So if your a designer or interested in trying we will try to get some general tips about the process from you or for you...

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 30th May 2016 questions are:

Q1: How often do you play board games on your mobile phone? Which ones?
Q2: Why do you / don't you play board games on your mobile?
Q3: Do you ever use mobile apps to augment a tabletop game? Xcom, Sentinals etc?
Q4: What do you/ don’t you like about mobile phone augmentation in table top games
Q5: Are there any games you would never play as an app on your mobile? Why?
Q6: Which mobile app do you feel are the best implimentations of board games?
Q7: Do you find the A.I on board game apps to be good?
Q8: If someone new to the hobby wanted a board game to play on their phone what would you recommend?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanting to produce a board game phone app?
Q10: Side Topic:  Design tips… How many game designs do you have on the go at the moment?
Q11: What do you know a board game design is ready to be shown to publishers?
Q12: At what point should we get your game design in front of player?



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Friday, 20 May 2016

Worker placement

Mondays main #BoardGameHour topic is all about worker placement games. This is one of the most popular mechanisms especially among euro gamer lovers, so it should be an interesting chat.

(I love this image by the league of game makers)

The side topic is all humour...

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 16th May 2016 questions are:

Q1: How would you describe the a worker placement mech to someone new to board games?
Q2: How many worker placement games have you played? When was the last time?
Q3: What do you like about worker placement games?
Q4: What don't you like about worker placement games?
Q5: Are there any games that has worker placement as a side mech, not the main one?
Q6: What are your top 3 worker placement games?
Q7: What themes do you think would fit a worker placement game that have not been done?
Q8: Is there much creative space to explore with worker placement now, or has it been done?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design a worker placement game?
Q10: Side Topic:  Humour… Which game invokes the most laughter for you?
Q11: Do games that aim for humour really deliver it?
Q12: What tips would you give to someone wanting to design a humour inducing game?


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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Social media / websites

This week started with someone who used to take part in #BoardGameHour contracting me on Twitter to complain about our chats. He said it was spam (which is odd cause he doesn't even follow the @boardgamehour account) and that I should stop doing it. I pointed out that #BoardGameHour only takes place for 1 hour out of ever 168 so that if he didn't like it, it was not hard to avoid. Getting trolled did make me think and so I put up a vote to see if people wanted me to continue hosting this weekly event. It seems there are many people (above and beyond those who take part) how really enjoy #boardgamehour. Many people read it back even if they can't take part at the time, which is great to know.

In honor of the Troll, I am making Mondays #BoardGameHour about Social media and websites :0)

The side topic is all about uniqueness...

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 16th May 2016 questions are:

Q1: How often do you use social media to talk about tabletop games? Which platforms?
Q2: Which designers put out content you like on social media? What's good about it?
Q3: Do you read blogs about board games? What do you like about them?
Q4: Which publishers put out content you like on social media? What's good about it?
Q5: Are there any lesser know websites which you enjoy about board games?
Q6: Do you visit publishers websites? What for? How often?
Q7: What would you like to see more of on social media regarding board games?
Q8: Are there any games about social media? Should there be?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone new to social media who likes board games?
Q10: Side Topic: Uniqueness… What is the most unique board game you can think of?
Q11: Is the term unique overused on kickstarter / in board gaming in general?
Q12: Are there any new games which you consider unique, how so?

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Build / Construct

This weeks topic is inspired by two things. First my partner loves games where you build stuff, she loves to get to the end of a game and see something she has made in-front of her. I think lots of people like this too and I want to find out if I'm right. Second, I am moving in with said partner and finding places to store my over 200 board games has been interesting. To help I built a window seat / box... With so much building going on, I just had to have it as a topic!

(I can make you a bespoke one too.. Shipping not included lol)


Our side topic is about Eras, periods of time.

Hope you enjoy these questions and the discussions they create.

Monday 9th May 2016 questions are:

Q1:Generally do you prefer games where you build or games where you destroy?
Q2:have you ever built anything to help store your games? Will you need to at some point?
Q3:What mechanics feel the most like you are building / constructing something?
Q4:Do you like games where you build something before the game starts? E.g CCG's / Roleplay games
Q5:How do you feel about games where just as you have built something good the game ends?
Q6:What is your farourite game with a building/construction theme and mechanic?
Q7:How do you keep a construction game from bogging down into just resource farming?
Q8:Pitch us a new building / construction game idea :0) 
Q9:What tips would you give to designer who wants to make a building / construction game?
Q10:Side Topic: Eras… Does the era a game is set in effect your chance of liking it?
Q11:What era really gets you excited and would like to see more games made about?
Q12:Pick an era, now pitch a new game about it!

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2pm (New York)
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