Archive for Party Games

BGWS Special Edition: Going, Going, GONE!

This special edition of Board Games with Scott is about my new game, Going, Going, GONE!, published by Stronghold Games.

Download the file at:

http://archive.org/download/scott_scottnicholson_Ggg/ggg.mp4

 

The list of variants that you can add to is at Board Game Geek.

You can keep up with what I’m doing at http://becauseplaymatters.com

 

 

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BGWS 058 – Excape

Excape is a clever press-your-luck dice game. (9:04)


The classic press-your-luck German game Exxtra has been recently “rethemed” and made into Excape. It’s a light game where players roll the dice and decide to take the roll or re-roll, hoping for a better score but risking losing their turn. Players can then set how far they want to move on the board in a second mechanic of interaction and risk-taking.

You can download Board Games with Scott 058 – Excape from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 058: Board Games with Scott 058 – Excape from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Excape through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

If you decide to get Excape because of this video, please let Rio Grande Games (in the US) or Filosofia Editions at info@filosofiagames.com (outside the US) know! This makes a difference. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 044 – Board Games with Scott – Portrayal

Portrayal is a party game where players draw what they are told. (13:53)

Time for something lighter! This is a party game from a small publisher, Braincog, and I really enjoyed it. While you draw in the game, it’s not like a traditional drawing game. Make sure and have pencil and paper ready so you can Play Along with Scott.


Note – I’m still calibrating my new studio, and there are some times when the audio goes a little funny.

To enjoy this video, you can watch it below:

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You can order Portrayal through Braincog. If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at Braincog know, as this does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Comments on this episode? Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 034 – Wits & Wagers

Wits & Wagers is a party game that combines trivia, knowledge of other players, and gambling. (10:46)

This week on Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson discusses Wits & Wagers. This is a party game with a game show feel. Players attempt to guess the answer to numerical questions without going over, and then place wagers on whose answer was correct.

Please Note – This episode is different in that it is designed for people new to the hobby of board gaming. I created this episode with the idea that you could burn a copy of the episode onto a CD and give it to someone along with a copy of the game as a holiday gift. I give you permission to distribute this episode along with the game when used as a gift.

I do have a request – if you do give this video along with the game, let me know that you did that; as this is a new format idea, I’m curious to see if people actually use it in the intended manner.

To enjoy this video, you can click on the picture below:

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Right-click and Save one of the these files (Internet Archive):
BGWS 034, Low quality (23 MB)
BGWS 034, High quality, (77 MB)
BGWS 034, Audio only (10 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

You can order Wits & Wagers through Funagain Games.

If you decide to purchase a copy of Wits & Wagers because of this video, let the publisher know at http://www.northstargames.com/contact/index.page. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Comments on this episode? Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 026 – GiftTRAP

GiftTRAP is party game focused on selecting the best gift for your other players. (16:06)

This week on Board Games with Scott, I’m taking a look at GiftTRAP. This is a new party game by a new publisher. It’s lavishly produced, as you will see, and is focused on the acts of getting and giving gifts. The winner of the game is the person whom is the best getter and the best giver.

To enjoy this video, you can click on the picture below:

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Right-click and Save one of the these files (Internet Archive):
BGWS 026, Low quality (37 MB)
BGWS 026, High quality, (137 MB)
BGWS 026, Audio only (15 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

f you decide to get a copy of GiftTRAP after this episode of BGWS, please let the GiftTRAP people know about the impact BGWS had. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 022 – Apples to Apples and Attribute

Apples to Apples and Attribute are both party games based on the mechanic of matching a descriptive word from your hand of word cards to a main concept. (12:45)

This week on Board Games with Scott, I’m looking at two lighter party games – Apples to Apples and Attribute.

Apples to Apples is a very popular game in the U.S. and has spawned many addons and variants. Attribute came out of Germany and, while being less well-known here, is a slightly more in-depth game. Both involve playing descriptive word cards from your hand that match (or do not match) the topic of the round.

To enjoy this video, you can click on the picture below:

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Right-click and Save one of the these files (Internet Archive):
BGWS 021, Low quality (31 MB)
BGWS 021, High quality, (138 MB)
BGWS 021, Audio only (15 MB)

Order Apples to Apples or Attribute through Funagain Games.

If you decide to purchase

- Apples to Apples, please write Out of the Box games at matt@otb-games.com
- Attribute, please write Lookout Games at vertrieb@lookout-games.de

and let them know you made your decision based on the show!

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 015 – The Big Idea

The Big Idea is a party/light strategy game about pitching and investing in ideas. (12:12)

This week, I’m going to talk about The Big Idea. This is a game by Cheapass Games that starts like a party game with everyone coming up with a Big Idea, then moves into an investing round where you attempt to make money (which is the point of the game).

Watch it right here:

or, right-click and save:
BGWS 015 Low Quality (29 mb)
BGWS 015 High Quality (114 mb)
BGWS 015 Audio Only (14 mb)

Talk about this game at BoardGameGeek.com

Purchase this game through Funagain Games.

Come back next week and I’ll be talking about The Fury of Dracula!

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BGWS 008 – Why Did the Chicken…

Why Did the Chicken… is a light party game about making up the punchlines to jokes. (9:52)

When is Coffee like a Bear?
When it’s a-brewin’! (a bruin? get it? har har.)

Why Did the Chicken… is a party game based upon jokes. This week, I take a look at this party game. It’s a creative party game that will allow you to develop your sense of humor while having fun.

Also, it’s the first Board Games with Scott contest! You’ll have to watch the vlog to learn the details! Thanks to Play Again Games, publishers of Why Did the Chicken…, for sponsoring this contest.


Beware: Groaners Ahead!

BGWS 008 – Why Did the Chicken… at YouTube (Streaming Flash)

BGWS 008 – Why Did the Chicken… (large Quicktime .mov) and in other formats at the Internet Archive

BGWS 008 Audio Only

If you’d like to try the game, there’s a live online version available at Boardgamegeek!

Purchase the game (and support BGWS) at Funagain.

You can discuss this episode or learn more about the game at Boardgamegeek.

If you purchased this game because of Board Games with Scott, let the publisher, PlayAgain Games, know!

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BGWS 002 – Hoopla

Hoopla – a cooporative party game made by the Cranium people.(10:04)

This week, I talk about the party game Hoopla. This is mostly an explanation and example of how the game works, with a bit of review at the end.



Watch the video at YouTube

or download it as a Quicktime file or in other formats at the Internet Archive.

BGWS 002 Audio Only

Purchase Hoopla at Funagain.

Learn more about Hoopla at Boardgamegeek.

If you purchased this game because of Board Games with Scott, let the publisher know!

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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