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BGWS 016 – The Fury of Dracula

The Fury of Dracula is a deduction/roleplaying game where one player is Dracula attempting to hide and ambush the other players, who form a team. (25:31)

This week, Board Games with Scott is an exploration of The Fury of Dracula, a 2006 remake of an 1987 Games Workshop board game (back when they made a line of great boardgames).

One player plays Dracula and moves around the board in secret. The other players work together to discover him, tightening their trap until they pummel Dracula into goo..err…dust. Dracula is trying to hide during the day (and usually run during the night), leaving behind his Sires and traps for the players. The game has a built-in timer, and if Dracula can stay alive long enough, he will win the game.

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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).

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BGWS 015 Low Quality (29 mb)
BGWS 015 High Quality (114 mb)
BGWS 015 Audio Only (14 mb)

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

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BGWS 014 – Ticket to Ride Europe, Switzerland and Märklin

TTR Europe, Switzerland and Märklin are all different games based on the TTR base game. (31:39)

Welcome to Board Games with Scott! This is a weekly show where I take a different board game each week, review it, and lightly review it. This week, I’m looking at three games – all of them variants on Ticket to Ride.

Europe, Switzerland (in the computer game), and Märklin are all different board with different rulesets to make the Ticket to Ride game interesting to different types of players. If you haven’t played Ticket to Ride yet, watch Board Games with Scott 011 – Ticket to Ride first, then come back and watch this.

Note – YouTube has just changed their policy and I can’t put up any videos longer than 10 minutes, so I won’t be using YouTube any more.

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Board Games with Scott 014 – Ticket to Ride Europe, Switzerland and Märklin (57 MB, lower-quality quicktime)

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BGWS 014 Audio Only

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TTR Marklin

TTR Europe

TTR Original

Here are the BoardGameGeek pages for the Ticket to Ride Series.

If you bought this game becuase of Board Games with Scott, let the publisher, Days of Wonder, know! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 013 – Pizza Box Football

Pizza Box Football is a two player dice-rolling game where players take on the role of a play-calling manager. (15:53)


This week on Board Games with Scott, I’m taking a look at Pizza Box Football and its expansion. This game can be played at various levels, based upon the rules that you decide to play with. I’ve never been a sports fan, but I get a kick out of this game.

New! Click on the picture below to watch the episode right here. (send me a note at scott@scottnicholson.com if this works much better or this doesn’t work at all.)


Board Games with Scott 013 – Pizza Box Football
(Streaming Flash at YouTube)

Board Games with Scott 013 - Pizza Box Football (Lower-quality Quicktime)

Board Games with Scott 013 - Pizza Box Football (Higher-quality Quicktime)

New! BGWS 013 (Audio Only)

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BGWS 012 – Antike

Antike is a German empire-building/logistics game that plays in under two hours. (24:14)

Greetings! Welcome to Board Games with Scott, a weekly show where I take a board game, explains it, and briefly reviews it. This week, I’m going to look at Antike, which came out at the Essen game fair in 2005. Antike is an empire building game where each player builds up troops, which he/she uses to take over new pieces of land, build more cities, produce more goods, use some of those goods for research, and fights the other players. It’s got a few interesting elements and (usually) very fast turns, so downtime is minimal. The game rarely takes more than 2 hours, with most games I’ve played lasting under 90 minutes.

Board Games with Scott 012 – Antike (Streaming Flash through YouTube)

Board Games with Scott 012 – Antike (Lower-quality Quicktime)

Board Games with Scott 012 – Antike (High-quality Quicktime)

BGWS 012 – Audio Only

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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
(Streaming Flash)

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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BGWS 010 – Indonesia

Indonesia is a long, heavy eurogame involving logistics of production and delivery and the business of mergers and acquisitions. (33:53)

This week, I’m talking about a heavy game – Indonesia by the folks at Splotter Spellen. These are the same people who created other hefty games like Antiquity and Roads and Boats. A game of Indonesia will take 3-5 hours to play. It’s a business and logistics game where each player runs a set of production and/or shipping companies, dealing with logistics and finances. The company that you have built can be bought out from under you in a nasty acquisition, so keep enough cash on hand to protect your work!

Note – just as the game is long, this episode is long as well, at just over 30 minutes. I wanted to fully explain the game (after breezing through Friedrich, I got many comments from people wanting longer shows when the game warrants it.) I’ve also started creating High-Quality video versions of my show, and if you are investing the time, you might enjoy that experience as well.

Board Games with Scott 010 – Indonesia at YouTube (Streaming Flash)

Board Games with Scott 010 – Indonesia (lower-quality Quicktime)

Board Games with Scott 010 – Indonesia (high-quality Quicktime)

BGWS 010 Audio Only

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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.

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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!

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

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BGWS 007 – Lost Cities

Lost Cities – A light two-player card-based game of exploration.(10:50)

Lost Cities
is one of the most popular small-box two player games by Kosmos (imported by Rio Grande). These games have the flavor of a more complex Eurogame, but are easier to play and are designed specifically for two players. This game has gotten popular enough to be featured as an event in the World Boardgaming Championships.



Board Games with Scott 007 – Lost Cities (Flash)

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BGWS 007 Audio Only

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