Sunday, 29 October 2017

Spooky Special

It's that time of year again! HAPPY HALLOWEEN
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By the way I loved Ghost Castle when I was growing up (well when I was a child, I'm not sure I grow up)...

This week is a spooky special, where we will talk about Tricks and Treats! Hope you enjoy this grave conversation.

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

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We are out of sync for a week or two! So check your timings :0)

Monday 12pm PST - USA west coast time
Monday 3pm EST - USA east coast time
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Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cuts and political games

This weeks #BoardGameHour topics are:

Cuts


This week and was moving house. I was moving in with my partner and her place is smaller than mine. I have taken pretty much all of my board games but today I had to get rid of some really old ones. It was not easy to have to cut games I grow up with. Some had to go into storage, some I took out components that I can use for designing and binned the other bits, others will go to charity.

Having to do this made me think about cuts and this topic was born

Political games
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I love politics and I love board games... Do these two worlds collide enough? Not in my game collection. I'd love to play games about running elections, but am not aware of ones that would give me a really good feel (I have ran real life election campaigns so I'm very aware of the feel I want)

I hope we can have a nice chat about board games and politics without any fake news. P.S don't ask me about how I feel about Trump or Brexit or I will tell you hahahahhahah

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Evolution & Augmented Reality

This weeks #BoardGameHour topics are:

Evolution

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Over time things evolve and get better. Survive of the fittest is all about adapt or die, so which path is board gaming taking?

Personally I think board games have made huge steps forward since the 70's and have the capacity to keep getting better. So many people I have introduced into gaming have fallen in love with a hobby they originally thought was boring.

My tastes as a gamer are always evolving too. The more I teach games the more I want to play games that are easy to learn that have depth as the game goes on!

Augmented Reality
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Literally adding to reality! How could be against it? Well the answer to that is quite a lot of old school gamers. I for one embrace our technological overlords. I can't wait to have board game computer game hybrids that do book keeping and rules for me. I want pieces dice and cards but I can wait for them to come to life on the interactive tabletop surface!

I just hope it happens widely before I get to old...

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Imagination & Phases

This week we will be chatting about Phases, defined as:

"a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development."

Lots of things go through phases... Kids... The moon... politics... But do board games and more importantly board gamers?
 Are other topic is imagination. I'd leave it up to you to think about what questions I will cover on that subject.

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If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Darkness & Vikings

"The night is dark and full of terrors"... "in the absence of light darkness prevails"

The dark can be very provocative and stir primal emotions in even the most logic of people. Are darkness and light aspects that are used enough in board games? For me the answer is "no in my collection". Darkness seems underused for me and I'd like to work out why that is?

Vikings are at the other end of the scale, I feel they are used as a theme quite regularly, but often only as an overlay. I love the viking theme and yet I don't feel all games with the theme real capture the feel. I'd love to read your views on this!

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If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!