Archive for August, 2006

HourCNY appearance and details

On Friday, August 25th, I appeared on the HourCNY talk show in Syracuse on a 14-minute live segment about boardgaming with your kids.


You can watch the video through the Internet Archive.
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If you are visiting BGWS from that show, welcome!

Here’s more information on the games I demonstrated:

You can see my previous HourCNY segments at http://scottnicholson.com/games/hourcny.html

Want to play games? The Syracuse Boardgamers is a public group for playing board games. We meet at Play the Game, Read the Story on Tuesday nights from 5-10 pm.

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BGWS 027 – Tahuantinsuyu with Alan Ernstein

Tahuantinsuyu is a medium-weight strategy game where players build roads, cities, and temples in a historical setting based on the Inca empire. (27:22)

This week on Board Games with Scott, game designer and publisher Alan Ernstein joins me to talk about his game, Tahuantinsuyu. This game is set in the Inca empire and many of the elements about the game are based on history. In the game, players are building roads, cities, and temples as they expand the glorious empire. Clever card play and changing turn length force players to adjust strategies to changing game situations.

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BGWS 027, Audio only (25 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

You can see many other games by Alan over at http://www.hangmangames.com/.

You can order Tahuantinsuyu (and support BGWS) through Funagain Games.

If you decide to purchase a copy of Tahuantinsuyu because of this video, let Hangman Games know at uriuchu@hangmangames.com . This does make a difference!

Coming Soon! The First Board Games with Scott DVD is in the final publication stages. This will have episodes 1-9 and a special DVD-only episode remastered for DVD-quality watching on your television!

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 026 – GiftTRAP

GiftTRAP is party game focused on selecting the best gift for your other players. (16:06)

This week on Board Games with Scott, I’m taking a look at GiftTRAP. This is a new party game by a new publisher. It’s lavishly produced, as you will see, and is focused on the acts of getting and giving gifts. The winner of the game is the person whom is the best getter and the best giver.

To enjoy this video, you can click on the picture below:

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BGWS 026, Low quality (37 MB)
BGWS 026, High quality, (137 MB)
BGWS 026, Audio only (15 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

f you decide to get a copy of GiftTRAP after this episode of BGWS, please let the GiftTRAP people know about the impact BGWS had. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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