Monday, 29 December 2014

looking forward to 2015

Today we are looking at what is to come in the gaming world in 2015.. Here are the questions we will be answering:

Q1: Are you looking forward to 2015 in gaming, Why? #BoardGameHour
Q2: Do you think there will be any new and interesting mechanics in 2015? #BoardGameHour
Q3: How many games do you plan to buy in 2015? #BoardGameHour
Q4: How often do you plan to play games in 2015? #BoardGameHour
Q5: Do you have a 2015 gaming resoluviton? What? #BoardGameHour
Q6: Which publisher do you think will make a really be hit in 2015?... #BoardGameHour
Q7: Are there any games coming out in 2015 your are really excited about? #BoardGameHour
Q8: Is there anything about 2015 in gaming you are not looking forward to and why? #Boardgamehour
Q9: What are you most looking forward to in your 2015 gaming life? #BoardGameHour
Q10: Over to you, what would you like to ask about 2015... #BoardGameHour

See you later!

p.s the best place to take part in board game hour is here: http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour

Monday, 22 December 2014

Looking back at 2014

Today we look back at the whole of 2014.. What did you like, what didn't you like? Here are the questions for us to discus around:

Q1: lets start with.. Have you had a good 2014 outside of gaming? Why?  #BoardGameHour
Q2: Has 2014 given us an new or interesting mechanics? #BoardGameHour
Q3: Which game has been your biggest disappointment in 2014, why?   #BoardGameHour
Q4: Which game released in 2014 did you like the most, why?   #BoardGameHour
Q5: Which was your favorite game of 2014 (doesn't matter when it was released)? #BoardGameHour
Q6: When we look back on 2014 in 10 years time how do you think it will be remembered... #BoardGameHour
Q7: What was your favorite #BoardGameHour topic of 2014 and why?
Q8: What was your least favorite #BoardGameHour topic of 2014 and why?
Q9: What was your favorite gaming moment of 2014? #BoardGameHour
Q10: Your questions about gaming in 2014... #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




Monday, 15 December 2014

Design topic - Movement

We like to have a regular board game design topic on #BoardGameHour and today we are tackling movement in games. Lots of games have to address taking something from point A to point B, be it troops, trains or transporter beams..

So here are the areas for today's discussion:

Q1: What themes use movement as a mechanic well? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q2: What mechanisms do you like when in comes to movement, why? #BoardGameHour
Q3: What mechanisms don't you like when in comes to movement, why? #BoardGameHour
Q4: Is roll and move really that bad? #BoardGameHour
Q5: Are there any new and interesting ways to deal with movement? #BoardGameHour
Q6: General discussion about designing movement into games... #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




Monday, 8 December 2014

social interaction

Today we talk about social interaction.. We are doing less questions to encourage.. interaction!

Q1: How important is social interaction for you when it comes to gaming? Why? #BoardGameHour
Q2: Is social interaction best within the game or around the game? #BoardGameHour
Q3: are there some mechanisms that cause more / less social interaction than others? #BoardGameHour
Q4: What games do you feel really encourage social interaction? #BoardGameHour
Q5: What games do you feel discourage social interaction? #BoardGameHour
Q6: General discussion about social interaction based on the last hour... #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

Monday, 1 December 2014

My definition of a classic

So the dictionary defines a classic as

adjective
  1. 1.
    judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.
    "a classic novel"
    synonyms:definitiveauthoritativeMore
  2. 2.
    very typical of its kind.
    "Hamlet is the classic example of a tragedy"
    synonyms:typicalarchetypalquintessentialvintageMore
noun
  1. 1.
    a work of art of recognized and established value.
    "his books have become classics"

As such here are some games I would call a classic:





The list would go on if I had time...

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