Archive for Strategy Games / Eurogames

BGWS 011 – Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is a light strategy game great for those new to modern board games. It’s about collecting sets of train cards to travel from city to city with the goal of fulfilling hidden routes. (12:02)
This week in Board Games with Scott, I’m looking at Ticket to Ride. If you’ve never done any games other than Monopoly, Clue, or Scrabble, this would be a great first step into the world of modern board games. In this video, I explain the rules of the game and briefly review it (and throw in a little entertainment along the way).


Board Games with Scott 011 – Ticket to Ride
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Board Games with Scott 011 – Ticket to Ride (Lower-Quality QuickTime; 58 MB)

Board Games with Scott 011 – Ticket to Ride (High-Quality QuickTime; 171 MB)

BGWS 011 Audio Only

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Discuss this game at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 009 – Santiago

Santiago is a light-weight strategy game about planting and irrigating crops in a hostile environment. Mechanics involve bidding and placing tiles. (12:31)

This week, I’m taking a look at Santiago. In this game, you bid for the right to select tiles, bribe one of the players to get irrigation, and set up temporary alliances throughout the game.

There’s a new high-quality (and high-size; episodes are over 100MB) version of BGWS hosted at the Internet Archive. (The link to the high quality-version will normally be at the bottom of the links to the show, and as I have time, I will be going back and adding high-quality versions of past episodes.)



BGWS 009 – Santiago
(Streaming Flash)

Download a high-quality .mov or get it in other formats at the
BGWS 009 – Santiago Internet Archive.

BGWS 009 Audio Only

Learn more about Santiago at BoardGameGeek and discuss or recommend this episode there as well.

Purchase this game (and help fund BGWS) through Funagain Games.

If you purchased this game because of Board Games with Scott, then let the publisher, Z-Man games, know!

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BGWS 005 – Heroscape

Heroscape – A light miniatures battle game that is good for kids and adults.(12:13)

Based upon a suggestion from a viewer, I’ve decided to look at a game that you can get at your local toy store (as compared to the specialty shops for many of these games). This is a miniature battle game called Heroscape, and you might have seen it advertised on TV. It is expandable in that they put out additional miniatures for it, but not collectable in that you know what you are buying in every package.


Board Games with Scott 005 at You Tube (streaming Flash).
You can also download the whole file in MPEG-4 format (Quicktime) or in other formats from the Internet Archive.

BGWS 005 Audio Only

You can also learn more about Heroscape at Boardgamegeek.com.

Purchase Heroscape (and support BGWS) at Funagain.

(Oh, you can listen to the episode of BoardGameSpeak/GeekSpeak to which I refer at http://files.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamespeak.php?id=18; it’s at about 46:30 in the episode.)

Next week, I’m going to be trying a slightly different form with “Mah Jong In Depth” (and no, it’s not just about matching pairs of tiles). Based on comments from the viewers on the Friedrich episode, I’ll do longer episodes when it’s appropriate for the game.

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BGWS 004 – Adel Verpflichtet / Hoity Toity

Adel Verplichtet is a classic eurogame about choosing actions secretly based upon what you think the others will pick. (9:28)

This week in Board Games with Scott, I take a look at a game that I’ve got some sentimental feelings for, Adel Verpflichtet. This is a blind selection Eurogame that was Game of the Year in 1990. This game also was my “gateway game”, meaning it’s the first Eurogame I ever played. Adel Verpflichtet is out of print, but has been reprinted as Hoity Toity.


Board Games with Scott 004 at You Tube (streaming Flash).
You can also download the whole file in MPEG-4 format (Quicktime) or in other formats at the Internet Archive.

BGWS 004 Audio Only

Purchase Hoity Toity at Funagain.

More information about Adel Verpflichtet / Hoity Toity can be found at BoardGameGeek.

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

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BGWS 001 – Vegas Showdown


Board Games with Scott, Episode 001 – Vegas Showdown

Vegas Showdown – a light euro/family auction-based game about building properties in Vegas. (9:34)

This is my first shot at making a videoblog. There are a few technical issues to work out, such as making the sound more regular, but it’s done with technology I had at home. If this continues, I’ll look into additional technology to make the sound smoother (like a videocamera with the ability to use an external microphone).

I’m hosting the video with YouTube; it’s a free service that provides smooth access to the videos. I’m sure as time goes on, I’ll change format and hosters, but the URL boardgameswithscott.com should take you here.

YouTube Flash Version (higher quality, embedded flash video)

Downloadable QT version.
Other versions at the Internet Archive.

BGWS 001 Audio Only

Purchase Vegas Showdown (and support BGWS) at Funagain.

Learn more about Vegas Showdown at Boardgamegeek.

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