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BGWS 055 – Formula D

Formula D is a remake of a classic roll-and-move car racing game. (10:51)


Welcome back!

Over the last few months, I’ve been going through a lot of thinking about Board Games with Scott.  I have been burning out on the old format, and I’ve decided to make some changes.  I posted a few questions over at Scott’s Stuff (http://www.youtube.com/snicholson), and have done some soul-searching.

Welcome to the new Board Games with Scott!  The biggest change I’ll be making is shortening the shows.  I’m not going to be doing all of the rules, but rather, presenting a broader overview of the game.  I’m removing many of the cut-aways, section breaks, and other time-consuming edits.

I’m also going to be doing some experimentation with technology and format.  It’s akin to starting over, as I’ll be learning again more about creating videos.  I’ve also decided to discontinue the BGWS audio-only feed.

Without further ado, I bring you Formula D!

You can download Board Games with Scott 055 – Formula D from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

Board Games with Scott 055 – Formula D from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Formula D through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 048 – Saikoro

Saikoro is a 2-player abstract game where players try to stay alive on a disappearing board. (11:22)


Saikoro is a small-press 2-player abstract game, published by Solbenk . In this episode of Board Games with Scott, Scott Nicholson discusses this easy-to-learn game and plays a demonstration game.
Watch it through Vimeo:

Or

Download it from the
Internet Archive
in one of many formats, or
Right-Click and save:
MPEG4 (98 MB)
Audio only (7 MB MP3)

If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at Solbenk Games know at http://www.solbenk.com/about_us.htm, as this does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.


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BGWS 047 – TransEuropa and Vexation

TransEuropa is a good introductory train game where players have secret agendas to connect five cities using communal track. (11:28)

TransEuropa (and the similar game, TransAmerica), is a great introduction to modern board games. It’s a light game where players connect cities across Europe by playing track that everyone shares. In this episode of Board Games with Scott, Scott Nicholson discusses this game and the expansion, Vexation. The expansion adds a little bit of complexity and makes the game more confrontational.


Watch it through Vimeo:

Or

Download it from the
Internet Archive
in one of many formats, or
Right-Click and save:
MPEG4 (82 MB)
Audio only (7 MB MP3)

You can order TransEuropa or order Vexation through Funagain Games . If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at Rio Grande Games know at http://www.riograndegames.com/contact.html, as this does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.


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Another HourCNY segment


My Veoh Show

I was on our local live PBS talk show, HourCNY, last week. This time, my focus was games that could be purchased locally. The sad news I got was that the show is going off the air; HourCNY was the reason I started BGWS, as I saw how useful video-based explorations could be.

You can see this 13-minute segment at the Internet Archive.

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HourCNY visit, Low Quality (20 MB)
HourCNY visit, High Quality (62 MB)

You can discuss this segment over at BoardGameGeek.

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Special Episode – Board Games 101

Class is in session! (32:14)

In response to a request, I’ve created a half-hour tutorial talking about the current landscape of boardgames. In this vlog, I first discuss the four major weights of boardgames and then address game mechanics through brief discussions of about 30 games. You can find the list of games at http://boardgameswithscott.com/bgws/list.html

You can view Board Games 101 at YouTube (Flash)

You can also download the high quality file for Board Games 101 (Quicktime) or get it in other formats from the Internet Archive.

BGWS Overview Audio Only

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Scott on HourCNY

This all started with two segments I made live for HourCNY, a local PBS news show. Each segment is a discussion of 4-6 games. You can view these segments at

http://scottnicholson.com/games/hourcny.html

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