Monday, 18 November 2013

Live #BoardGamersAsk with Geoff Engelstein

I am so very excited to announce that our first ever live #BoardGamersAsk is with the esteemed Geoff Engelstein. In the interests of balance, before you read on I have to admit that I'm a massive fan of Mr Engelstein!

What do you need to know about Geoff?

As a board game commentator and analysis he is a regular contributor to the podcast The Dice Tower, hosting the GameTek segment. In this segment he talks about "how board games really work". He co-hosts the podcast Ludology, an analytical discussion of the how’s and why’s of the world of board games.

As a board game designer Geoff has co-designed, with his children, some of the biggest hits of the last two years:

The Ares Project
In The Ares Project, 2-4 players are competing to see which of their factions will lead mankind into the future. Each faction has its own deck of cards, buildings, upgrades, attacks, special powers, and a screen behind which a player will play cards. Your opponents do not know what you are building. When a player lays down an attack card, he chooses an opponent, the players drop their screens, and they battle for control of the Frontier, i.e. the center of the table. Whoever controls the Frontier scores points and also has the ability to attack player bases directly. Eliminate your opponent to win instantly, or have the most points when the game ends.

Space Cadets
It's your lifelong dream – to join the Star Patrol and be part of the crew of an interstellar Starship. You've worked hard, graduated from the academy, and received your first assignment as part of a team of young recruits, confident in your training and ready to be put to the test. Nothing can possibly go wrong as you are prepared for anything...
You are the Space Cadets.

Space Cadets is a fun and frantic cooperative game for 3-6 players who take on the roles of Bridge Officers of a Starship. Each officer must accomplish his specific task in order for the team to successfully complete the mission.

Space Cadets: Dice Duel
The "Team vs. Team, Real-time, Dice-Rolling Game of Starship Combat!" – pits two spaceships against one another in quick-paced combat. The players are divided into two teams, each team playing the crew of a ship and winning or losing together based on how well they perform. The game ends when one side destroys their opponent by causing four points of damage through torpedoes or mines.

If you would like to know more about Geoff, his podcasting, game designs or anything else you can think of, join us on twitter this Friday November 22nd  - start times are:
7pm (GMT)
11am (PST)
12pm (MST)
1pm (CST)
2pm (EST)
To ask Geoff a question just use hash-tag #BoardGamersAsk . To see what everyone else is asking or to see the answers being given by our guest just search for the same hashtag!
For one hour every week, #BoardGamersAsk is your chance to ask questions of the "people behind the meeples"

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