Archive for February, 2006

Winners of the Why Did the Chicken… contest

I’d like to announce the winners of the Why Did the Chicken… contest and thank everyone who entered!

The folks over at Playagain Games were kind enough be the judges and donate two copies of the game, shipped to the brilliant authors of the two best answers.

The question was..

“What do a swimmer and a duck have in common?”

The first winner was Ken Rumsey from Kissimmee, Florida with

“Neither of them appreciates the movie Jaws!”

The second winner was Sally Penaranda from Frisco, Texas with
“They both do their business in the water!” 

Wocka wocka wocka!

Thanks again to all who entered and to Playagain Games.  Watch closely for the next Board Games with Scott contest!

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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

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

Learn more about the game at Boardgamegeek.

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

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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!

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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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!

Purchase the game (and support BGWS) at Funagain.

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

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

Discuss this episode over 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)

Download a high-quality quicktime file or other formats at the Internet Archive.
BGWS 007 Audio Only

Discuss this episode or learn more about Lost Cities at Boardgamegeek.

Purchase Lost Cities (and support BGWS) at Funagain.

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

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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