Monday, 1 December 2014

Classic Board Games

Today we take a look at "Classic" board games... This is a subject that came up a few weeks ago because I called Castles of Burgundy a classic...

I took part in a debate on the Whose Turn Is It Anyway podcast a few weeks ago, about classic games.. If you want to hear us trying to define "classic" to get in the mood for later, listen here:

So now is your chance to jump into the debate..

Here are the questions for tonight:

Q1: do you think some board games are classics? #BoardGameHour
Q2: Is age of a game a key to defining a classic? Why? How old?  #BoardGameHour
Q3: What qulities would a board game have to have to make it a classic? #BoardGameHour
Q4: If there were 3 games everyone should own what would they be? #BoardGameHour
Q5: What makes the games listed here "special"? #BoardGameHour
Q6: are there some modern classics? No older than 10 years... #BoardGameHour
Q7: What recent games do you think will go on to be defined as a classic? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q8: Have games like Monopoly been good or bad for the hobby? #BoardGameHour

See you later :0)

More about #BoardGameHour

What is #boardgamehour? well it takes place on twitter once a week. It's a virtual hangout for people who either love board games or want to know more about the hobby.

So the big question is how does #boardgamehour work?

It's simple, to join in all you need to do is add the #boardgamehour hash-tag to your tweets, during the hour. To see what everyone else is saying just search for #boardgamehour!

Making #boardgamehour easier!

To make this live Twitter discussion easier, I have made a room on which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go to and log in, using your Twitter account. You don't have to use this, everything will be the same as normal, but if you do us Nurph, it acts like a chat room for twitter and add the Hashtag automatically :0)
For one hour every week, it's time to talk nothing but board games. #boardgamehour happens across the western world Every Monday - start times are:

7pm (GMT)
11am (PST)
12pm (MST)
1pm (CST)
2pm (EST)

As long as you have a twitter account, mine is @boardgamehour for instance, you can be part of this rapidly growing movement. See you later

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Thanks for adding to the conversation on Ministry of Board Games ;-)