Friday, 30 September 2016

The Football Game - Review


Today i'm taking a look at a Pre production copy of a Football management board game, which is currently on Kickstarter, called "The Football Game" (would not have been my choice of title). 

Let me start by giving you an idea of my starting position when it comes to football overall (which for the rest the review I'm going to call Soccer because lots of the people who read this page are from the USA). I am a big sports fan, but tend to lean in the direction of American sports. I play American football and basketball, but do not
play soccer. I'm not a huge soccer fan and I find watching it quit frustrating because of all the faking injuries and acting like over paid children. 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Resource management

Our main topic this week is resource management with a side topic of watching board games.

Hope you enjoy the chat

Monday 26th September 2016 questions are:

Q1: Are most board games resouce management games?
Q2: What do you like about resource management as a mechanism?
Q3: What don't you like about resource management as a mechanism?
Q4: What unusual resrouces can you recall having to manage in a game?
Q5: What uncommon or unused resources would you like to see in a resource management game?
Q6: What board / card games would not be classed as resource management?
Q7: What are your top 3 resource management games?
Q8: What is your favourite type of resource to manage in a game?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone who wanted to design a resource management game?
Q10: Side Topic: Do you like to watch people playing board games?
Q11: Do you like the idea of "Let's play" videos for board games?
Q12: Are there any good "let's play" board game videos out there?

See you there!

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

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Gender in gaming


Just floating around on Twitter, trying not to cause trouble (like I do), I came across a conversation about sexism in board gaming. One of the conversationalist suggested that gender would be a good topic for #BoardGameHour. I'm always open to suggested topics, so as if by magic, here we are.

I crowd sources a number of these questions, but in the full interests of disclosure, I should point out that I am a male.

As a side topic I'd like us to chat about "the Hotness".. Mainly this will focus on the Board Game Geek Hotness list.

Hope you enjoy the chat

Monday 19th September 2016 questions are:


Q1: Do you feel the board gaming hobby is male dominated? Is this something you would like to see change?
Q2: Who are your favourite female board game designers/publishers/reviewers (personalities)?
Q3: What games represent both men and women well?
Q4: Do you feel sexualised art and minis promote sexism in our hobby?
Q5: What pronouns are best for rulebooks to use when referencing players?
Q6: How could we make our hobby a more welcoming environment for women?
Q7: Are there any games you won't play because they encourage sexism?
Q8: Which publishers do you feel handle gender balance well?
Q9: Side Topic: Hotness.. Do you look at the BGG hotness list? How often?
Q10: How representative do you feel the BGG hotness list is of what is "hot"?
Q11: If you want to find out what is "hot" in board gaming, where do you go?
Q12: What tips would you give to a publisher who wants to build "buzz" around their game?

See you soon!

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

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Dream board gaming day

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A lot of board gaming or gaming in general for that matter is about suspension of disbelief. Pretending if you will. Those bits of cardboard are so much more than that when you add art and story. We as gamers and designers tend to have good imaginations and I want to see them put to use this Monday. I want to you imagine your dream day of board gaming! Who would be there, how long would you play for, what games would you play? Let your imagination take you to a gaming session that you can only dream of :0)

As a side topic and to keep in the same mind frame, we will picture our dream game... It is yet to be created.. What would your perfect game look and feel like?

Hope you enjoy the chat

Monday 12th September 2016 questions are:

Q1: Where would your dream board gaming day be held?
Q2: How long would your board gaming session last on your dream gaming day?
Q3: Who would be at your dream board gaming day (living or dead)?
Q4: What would be the opening game of your dream board gaming session? Why?
Q5: What other games who you play at your dream gaming session? Why?
Q6: What game would you want your dream gaming session to end with? Why?
Q7: What snacks / food / drink would you have at your dream gaming day?
Q8: Is there anything else that would make your dream gaming day special?
Q9: Side Topic... What theme would your dream (yet to be made) game have?
Q10: What mechanics would your dream game have?
Q11: How long does your dream game take to play and how many players can play it?
Q12: Who would design / publish your dream game?

See you soon!

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

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Drafting plus House Rules

This week's core topic is about a mechanism that I feel is under used and that is drafting. Of course there is 7 wonders and some formats of Magic the Gathering etc uses it, but I still feel its a mechanic that could be utilized more.. What are your thought?

Our side topic is about house rules.. So rules that you or your group implement in a game that are not in the rule book.

Hope you enjoy the chat

Monday 5th September 2016 questions are:

Q1: how would you describe/define the drafting mechanism to a new gamer?
Q2: What do you like about drafting as a mechanism?
Q3: What don't you like about drafting as a mechanism?
Q4: Would you say drafting qualify as a good "player interaction" element in
Q5: Are there any games you would like to see re-theme with a post apocalytic skin?
Q6: Whats your favourite game that uses drafting as the core mechanism?
Q7: Whats your favourite game that use drafting as a side mechanism?
Q8: Have you ever add drafting to a game that doesn't have it in the rules? What? How?
Q9: What tips would you give to someone who wanted to design a drafting game?
Q10: Side topic… Do you ever "house rule" games? Why?
Q11: Are there any games you would not play without your "house rules" for it? What?
Q12: Do you have rules for players when playing in your house?


See you later!

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

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