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Come and have a virtual video chat

I’ve been playing with vyou.com (virtual you), which is a question-and-answer tool where you can have a virtual chat with me.

Come on over to
http://vyou.com/scottnicholson
and explore the questions there, and ask your own!

I can only do 2 minute answers, so don’t me to teach you Advanced Squad Leader, but short questions about games, libraries, or me are welcomed.

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BGWS 069 – Dungeon Crawls

Scott takes an in-depth look at the Dungeon Crawl game. (38:47)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson spends some time with four examples of the Dungeon Crawl game – Descent, Those Pesky Humans, Dungeonquest, and Castle Ravenloft.

Download Board Games with Scott 069 – Dungeon Crawls from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or watch it here:

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Descent
Those Pesky Humans!
Dungeonquest
Castle Ravenloft

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.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews

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BGWS 068 – Horse Racing Games

And they’re off! Scott Nicholson talks about 4 different horse racing games. (15:34)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at four horse racing games – Winner’s Circle, Long Shot, Horse Fever, Turf Master – and focuses on the concepts of strategy and tactics as demonstrated by these races.

Download Board Games with Scott 068 – Horse Racing Games from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Winner’s Circle
Long Shot
Turf Master
Horse Fever

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews

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BGWS 067 – Dicing for Resources

Scott talks about several games where you use dice in different ways to get resources. (19:42)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at several different games where you use dice in different ways to get resources – The Settlers of Catan, Kingsburg, Stone Age, and Macao

Download Board Games with Scott 067 – Dicing for Resources from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

or

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Settlers of Catan
Kingsburg
Stone Age
Macao

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

To discuss ideas for future episodes of the new BGWS, visit the BGG BGWS Guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4915597

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BGWS 066 – Simultaneous Auction games

Scott talks about several Simultaneous Auction games, including Amun-Re, Homesteaders, Peloponnes, and Cyclades. (21:29)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at several different simultaneous auction games, including Amun-Re, Homesteaders, Peloponnes, and Cyclades.

(note – I make one mistake in the Homesteaders rules. In Homesteaders, if you are outbid, you may rebid on the same track.)

Download Board Games with Scott 066 – Simultaneous Auction games from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

or

Watch it here via YouTube:

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Vegas Showdown
Amun-Re
Homesteaders
Peloponnes
Cyclades

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

To discuss ideas for future episodes of the new BGWS, visit the BGG BGWS Guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4915597

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Changes to Social Media

No new episode yet, but one will be coming soon.

I’ve changed around some of my social media sites, and wanted to let you know the new addresses so you can keep up with me. I got tired of Facebook mixing up my various personal and academic lives, so I’ve changed how I’m broadcasting there.

If you want to keep up with me:

Facebook (use the “Like” button to subscribe to these feeds):
Scott Nicholson’s Public Figure page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Nicholson/111537258887832
Board Games with Scott page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Board-Games-with-Scott/184290785401

Twitter:
Scott Nicholson’s tweets (which get piped into the first FB space above and here as well): http://twitter.com/snicholson
Scott’s Turn mini game reviews: http://twitter.com/scottsturn

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BGWS 065 – Flicking Games and Catacombs

Scott talks about four Flicking Games – Tumblin’ Dice, Pitchcar, Crokinole, and Catacombs. (20:25)

Welcome to the BGWS 2.0! In this rethinking of the show, Scott moves away from focusing on just one game per episode, but instead does more comparing and contrasting. There will still usually be at least one new game involved, but the focus in the show will be more of a study of a mechanic, a theme, or a lineage of game. Scott won’t be teaching you the rules any longer, as there are many other video series that do that.
Download Board Games with Scott 065 – Flicking Games and Catacomb from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

or

Watch it here via YouTube:

You can order Tumblin’ Dice, Pitchcar through Funagain Games (once they are back in stock)

You can get Catacombs from the company that produces it, Sands of Time games. If you do order it, please send them a note and let them know it was because of BGWS! This makes a difference in helping the publishers realize the impact of these types of shows.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

To discuss ideas for future episodes of the new BGWS, visit the BGG BGWS Guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4915597

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The Only BGWS You Ever Need

On this special day of April 1, I have decided to put together The Only BGWS You Ever Need. This is dedicated to those who have seen many of my videos. If you are new, I’d suggest you watch some other videos first.

You can also get this video directly as an m4v at the Internet Archive or you can get it in other formats there.

This was inspired by A Trailer for Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever.

Want to discuss this episode? Head to http://boardgamegeek.com/article/4845828

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Keeping up with Scott

So, I’m starting to have the stirrings to make a new video. I’m recovering from a sinus surgery, so am picking up the pieces from that.

If you want to keep up with my thoughts on games, I’m posting them in a twitter feed at scottsturn (https://twitter.com/scottsturn)

If you don’t use twitter, but do use RSS, you can get an RSS feed of those tweets at
https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/121130491.rss

If you are curious to see news about the rest of my life and my work, you can do so at
https://twitter.com/snicholson

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Scott’s Stuff – Top Game Experiences for 2009

While I’m taking a break from doing the full Board Games with Scott episodes, I will continue to release some content over on my YouTube channel in my “Scott’s Stuff” series. When there is something appropriate for BGWS viewers, I will cross-post it to this feed.

I did a discussion of my Top Ten Gaming Experiences for 2009. I’ve covered some of the games here and others may be new to you.

You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCzAJZCjZlo

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