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: http://whoseturnisitanyway.com/episode-11-classic-games/

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 Nurph.com which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go to http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats 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 ;-)