Archive for December, 2006

Another HourCNY segment


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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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Welcome to Board Games with Scott!

To those of you coming here from The 9 (http://9.yahoo.com/2006/12/11/), welcome to my show!

Each episode I do is about a different board game. Some of my shows are about party games, others about family games, and some about strategy games.

Here are a few good starting points:

– Are party games your style? Then check out Wits & Wagers or Gift Trap

– Want a good game for the family? Take a look at Carcassone: The Discovery or Ticket to Ride

– How about something a little more strategic? Visit Blue Moon City or Masons

– Or, for a brief overview of many different games, there is the Board Games 101 show.

No matter what you explore, you can use the RSS feed, Itunes subscription, or E-mail notifcation (all on the right-hand side) to learn when there are new shows.

Enjoy, and may your Monopoly board be covered with dust!

Scott

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BGWS 035 – BattleLore

Holiday Sale! Use the special code JV8X4F83 at CustomFlix and get 20% off the BGWS DVD. This video has the first 9 episodes of BGWS and a special episode on Aquadukt, all of which were remastered to DVD-quality video so they look good on a television. You could buy this video and a few of the games I talk about for the non-gamer in your life as a holiday gift! This offer is good through December.

BattleLore is a two-player light tactical war game that can be played in a historical or fantasy setting. (28:06)

This week on Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson discusses BattleLore. This game is in the lineage of Battle Cry, Memoir ’44, and Command and Colors: Ancients. It is a card-driven war game where two players fight it out for dominance of the battlefield. It’s elegant design makes it simple to get into and understand, but allows for more complexity than one might expect.

Please note – Scott is taking a break over the holidays, and this will be the only episode released in December. Look for the next episode in the first half of January!

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

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BGWS 035, Low quality (49 MB)
BGWS 035, High quality, (158 MB)
BGWS 035, Audio only (25 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

You can order BattleLore through Funagain Games.

If you decide to purchase a copy of BattleLore because of this video, let the publisher know at marketing@daysofwonder.com. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Comments on this episode? Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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BGWS 034 – Wits & Wagers

Wits & Wagers is a party game that combines trivia, knowledge of other players, and gambling. (10:46)

This week on Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson discusses Wits & Wagers. This is a party game with a game show feel. Players attempt to guess the answer to numerical questions without going over, and then place wagers on whose answer was correct.

Please Note – This episode is different in that it is designed for people new to the hobby of board gaming. I created this episode with the idea that you could burn a copy of the episode onto a CD and give it to someone along with a copy of the game as a holiday gift. I give you permission to distribute this episode along with the game when used as a gift.

I do have a request – if you do give this video along with the game, let me know that you did that; as this is a new format idea, I’m curious to see if people actually use it in the intended manner.

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

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Right-click and Save one of the these files (Internet Archive):
BGWS 034, Low quality (23 MB)
BGWS 034, High quality, (77 MB)
BGWS 034, Audio only (10 MB MP3) (Other formats available)

You can order Wits & Wagers through Funagain Games.

If you decide to purchase a copy of Wits & Wagers because of this video, let the publisher know at http://www.northstargames.com/contact/index.page. This does make a difference! Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Comments on this episode? Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.

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