Welcome to Board Games with Scott!

Welcome to Board Games with Scott!

With the new year, I’m announcing the formal start of the “Board Games with Scott” video blog (or vlog). I’ve got some content up already for you to enjoy, and plan to post a new game every week.

My goal with this project is to take a game and talk about it, then provide a brief review. I’m a teacher by trade and see this as an educational project – I want to teach you the basics of the game and give you enough information to help you decide if you want to try or buy it.

The focus in the segments will be on the explanation and not on the review. I’ve found that different people enjoy very different things in games. My hope is that I’ll provide you with enough information to let you decide if the game is something you’d be interested in. In addition, if you are planning on trying a new game, my vlog will give you a leg up on learning the game. I’m not going to be explaining all of the rules but I hope to give you enough to help you decide if the game is right for you.

I’ll also be doing special episodes that are outside the normal explanation/review format. I’ve already got one special episode that explains the basic major categories of these types of games.

Feedback is certainly welcome at scott@scottnicholson.com.

I’ll be posting announcements of the new entries at Boardgamegeek, there’s an RSS feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/boardgameswithscott, and if you are a LiveJournal user, you can add the feed from http://www.livejournal.com/users/bgswithscott/.

Finally, if you’d like to get an e-mail when this vlog is updated, I’ve created a FeedBlitz e-mail feed for it at http://www.feedblitz.com/f/?Sub=18776


  1. Well this was a nice suprise, great start Chriss and look forward to your future vlogs.

    I’m going to show Board Games 101 to a local youth group as this will be a great tool to get them into the Social Gaming.

    Great show…..

  2. Bobo said

    Scott! your vlogs was featured on non-other than 320×240 w/ Smithie Boho.
    http://320×240.blogspot.com to view.

  3. snoozefest said

    How odd … I thought I posted already. Anyway-

    Yesterday I watched the 2 episodes you have so far – looks good! I have my own blog here where I have a few audio game descriptions (only add to it intermittently, although I hope to get a few out soon). I had thought about doing some kind of visual thing, too – it would be a heck of a lot easier explaining rules if you can show the board and bits – but I doubt I’ll actually do it. I’m glad you have done it, and so well!

    Good luck!

  4. Anonymous said

    I’ve been looking for a strategy board game called Abalone for years, and I finally found it in a mall a couple of weeks ago. It was the first thing i bought when I got my first paycheck at this new job I landed. It’s big in France but it’s so hard to find here, but it’s soooooo good. Please take a look at it.

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