November 14, 2011 at 5:22 am · Filed under All Posts
I’ve been doing short video reviews for about 6 months and posting them to YouTube. These reviews are filmed during the play of the game, so they are much less polished and usually involve me talking with the players about their impressions of the game.
As part of a charity auction on Board Game Geek for Tom Vasel, I volunteered to create a video (with a silly opening) on the game of the high bidders’ choosing. The winning game was The Republic of Rome.
I’ve posted an auction on Boardgamegeek.com for over 100 board and video games from my collection that closes on May 22. You’re welcome to visit and bid, and if you find the minimum bid too high for you, you can place an offer that I’ll consider!
On a recent episode of CBS Sunday Morning, I was part of a segment on modern board games. I think they did a pretty good job of covering the hobby, despite the “look at the weird people” opening segment showing people in RPG and video game costumes.
March 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm · Filed under All Posts
As I’ve closed down the show, I’ve decided to sell off about 350 of my games (which is about a third of my collection, so I’m not selling everything!) You can find information about the sale at http://tinyurl.com/bgwssale
You can still hear me on the On Board Games podcast. I was particularly happy with Episode 58, where we talked about ideas we are working on as game designers. You can hear that episode at
During the last few months, I’ve been writing about games in two places.
Second – I’ve started a blog on Board Game Geek called “Get Off My Lawn.” This is a very different take about games – I’m taking aspects of games that bother me for some reason and talking about them. My hope is that it will help future designers to see things about their game that might bother some players. This is Grumpy Old Man Nicholson, who has been in the background for years during Board Games with Scott, enjoying his time to grouse about games. You can read these posts over at boardgamegeek.com or get an RSS feed at http://boardgamegeek.com/rss/blog/292
I will be doing a teaching video about Republic of Rome, as that was the winner in the auction for Jack Vasel. I’m reading the rules, but have a play of it on the schedule for later in April, so I expect to work on this video in May.
Finally, I am getting ideas for a “Things I Regret” BGWS video, where I do some of the bits and games that I truly regretted not getting around to for BGWS.
December 31, 2010 at 11:07 am · Filed under All Posts
Scott says farewell to Board Games with Scott (5:02)
In this show, Scott Nicholson says Farewell as he ends the Board Games with Scott series. Thank you to all of you for supporting the show.
Don’t unsubscribe to this feed, however; I plan to continue to update it with other board-game related projects that I’m working on. I’m taking on the role of The Game Professor over at http://boardgameinfo.com, and you can find that over at
A big thanks to Funagain Games for all of their support on my Board Games with Scott series! They have been a supporter for a long time, and I encourage folks to buy games there, as they give back to libraries and schools: http://funagain.com
If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher of the game and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.