Monday, 19 January 2015

Diverse questions

Our topic for this weeks #BoardGameHour is quite a hot one. We have recently had the issue of slavery come up with it's inclusion in the hit Days of Wonder game Five Tribes (note: this was a hit even though some people objected.. Interesting, did they buy it anyway?)

So, we are going to delve into this subject. We will start tonight by looking at the subject of diversity in the whole. Then if parts are worthy of a full hour, we will carry on next week with a more focused look at one area.

Here are the questions for today:

Q1: What areas of board gaming (themes, players, mechanics, artwork, industry) do you feel needs more diversity the most? #BoardGameHour

Q2: What sort of diversity would you like more of, moral, cultural, racial, gender, sexuality, other? #BoardGameHour

Q3: Should diversity take priority over authenticity to theme? #BoardGameHour

Q4: Do you feel diversity within who players board games is getting better? #BoardGameHour

Q5: Do you want more female characters in game? would you like more realistic looking female characters/drawings? #BoardGameHour

Q6: Should sexuality be expressed in board games? Should it be more diverse? #BoardGameHour

Q7: Should artwork be more representative of diversity? #BoardGameHour

Q8: If there is a lack of diversity in a game does it influence your potential purchase? #BoardGameHour

Q9: Can an answer to a lot of these issues be found in the mainly middle aged, white, male industry? #BoardGameHour

Q10: What can be done to address some of these diversity issues? #BoardGameHour

Q11: What games do you feel have handled diversity well? Which haven't? #BoardGameHour

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