Game Sale and Updates

Greetings!

As I’ve closed down the show, I’ve decided to sell off about 350 of my games (which is about a third of my collection, so I’m not selling everything!) You can find information about the sale at http://tinyurl.com/bgwssale

You can still hear me on the On Board Games podcast. I was particularly happy with Episode 58, where we talked about ideas we are working on as game designers. You can hear that episode at

During the last few months, I’ve been writing about games in two places.

First – I’ve been looking at larger issues in board games as the Game Professor over at Board Game Info. You can find these posts over at boardgameinfo.com and there is an RSS feed at http://www.boardgameinfo.com/external.php?do=rss&type=newcontent&sectionid=43&days=120&count=10action=subscribe

Second – I’ve started a blog on Board Game Geek called “Get Off My Lawn.” This is a very different take about games – I’m taking aspects of games that bother me for some reason and talking about them. My hope is that it will help future designers to see things about their game that might bother some players. This is Grumpy Old Man Nicholson, who has been in the background for years during Board Games with Scott, enjoying his time to grouse about games. You can read these posts over at boardgamegeek.com or get an RSS feed at http://boardgamegeek.com/rss/blog/292

I will be doing a teaching video about Republic of Rome, as that was the winner in the auction for Jack Vasel. I’m reading the rules, but have a play of it on the schedule for later in April, so I expect to work on this video in May.

Finally, I am getting ideas for a “Things I Regret” BGWS video, where I do some of the bits and games that I truly regretted not getting around to for BGWS.

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Have a video made on the game of your choosing!

Tom Vasel, one of the inspirations for Board Games with Scott, recently lost his 2-month old son and is facing significant hospital bills. There is a fundraising auction going on right now for him.

I have donated a board game video on the game of the top bidder’s choosing.

So, if you are a publisher or designer wanting to get the word out about your game or just have a favorite game you want the world to know about, here is your chance.

You can bid on this at
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/63654/item/1557385#item1557385
through February 7th.

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BGWS: The Final Episode

Scott says farewell to Board Games with Scott (5:02)

In this show, Scott Nicholson says Farewell as he ends the Board Games with Scott series. Thank you to all of you for supporting the show.

Don’t unsubscribe to this feed, however; I plan to continue to update it with other board-game related projects that I’m working on. I’m taking on the role of The Game Professor over at http://boardgameinfo.com, and you can find that over at

http://www.boardgameinfo.com/content/43-the-game-professor

See you there!

Download Board Games with Scott – The Final Episode from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or watch it here:

A big thanks to Funagain Games for all of their support on my Board Games with Scott series! They have been a supporter for a long time, and I encourage folks to buy games there, as they give back to libraries and schools: http://funagain.com

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews


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BGWS 070: Breaking Up the Monopoly

Scott talks about games that might be good next steps after Monopoly. (17:56)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson talks about Monopoly. He takes each aspect of the game and recommends other games related to each aspect.

This would be a great episode to send on to those who are new to the world of modern board games! Here is a link you could use that skips the introduction and starts right at the Welcome for New Folks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATnXloqRfdA#t=03m11s

If you are new, welcome!

(Cultural Reference for the introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg (NSFW) ).

Download Board Games with Scott 070 – Breaking Up the Monopoly from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or watch it here:

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
That’s Life
Acquire
Settlers of Catan
I’m the Boss
Zooloretto
Crunch
Dominion
High Society
Monopoly Deal

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher of the game and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews


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Come and have a virtual video chat

I’ve been playing with vyou.com (virtual you), which is a question-and-answer tool where you can have a virtual chat with me.

Come on over to
http://vyou.com/scottnicholson
and explore the questions there, and ask your own!

I can only do 2 minute answers, so don’t me to teach you Advanced Squad Leader, but short questions about games, libraries, or me are welcomed.

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BGWS 069 – Dungeon Crawls

Scott takes an in-depth look at the Dungeon Crawl game. (38:47)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson spends some time with four examples of the Dungeon Crawl game – Descent, Those Pesky Humans, Dungeonquest, and Castle Ravenloft.

Download Board Games with Scott 069 – Dungeon Crawls from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or watch it here:

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Descent
Those Pesky Humans!
Dungeonquest
Castle Ravenloft

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher of the game and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews

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BGWS 068 – Horse Racing Games

And they’re off! Scott Nicholson talks about 4 different horse racing games. (15:34)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at four horse racing games – Winner’s Circle, Long Shot, Horse Fever, Turf Master – and focuses on the concepts of strategy and tactics as demonstrated by these races.

Download Board Games with Scott 068 – Horse Racing Games from the Internet Archive. (Other formats available).

or

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Winner’s Circle
Long Shot
Turf Master
Horse Fever

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

Scott is on On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/snicholson = Scott’s life
http://twitter.com/scottsturn = Game reviews
On Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/fbsnicholson = Scott’s Life
http://tinyurl.com/fbbgws = Game reviews

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BGWS 067 – Dicing for Resources

Scott talks about several games where you use dice in different ways to get resources. (19:42)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at several different games where you use dice in different ways to get resources – The Settlers of Catan, Kingsburg, Stone Age, and Macao

Download Board Games with Scott 067 – Dicing for Resources from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

or

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Settlers of Catan
Kingsburg
Stone Age
Macao

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

To discuss ideas for future episodes of the new BGWS, visit the BGG BGWS Guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4915597

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BGWS 066 – Simultaneous Auction games

Scott talks about several Simultaneous Auction games, including Amun-Re, Homesteaders, Peloponnes, and Cyclades. (21:29)

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, host Scott Nicholson takes a look at several different simultaneous auction games, including Amun-Re, Homesteaders, Peloponnes, and Cyclades.

(note – I make one mistake in the Homesteaders rules. In Homesteaders, if you are outbid, you may rebid on the same track.)

Download Board Games with Scott 066 – Simultaneous Auction games from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

or

Watch it here via YouTube:

You can order these games through Funagain Games:
Vegas Showdown
Amun-Re
Homesteaders
Peloponnes
Cyclades

If you do decide to buy any of these games due to Board Games with Scott, please contact the publisher and let them know. This does make a difference, as it helps the publishers to realize the importance of what we are doing.

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

To discuss ideas for future episodes of the new BGWS, visit the BGG BGWS Guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4915597

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Changes to Social Media

No new episode yet, but one will be coming soon.

I’ve changed around some of my social media sites, and wanted to let you know the new addresses so you can keep up with me. I got tired of Facebook mixing up my various personal and academic lives, so I’ve changed how I’m broadcasting there.

If you want to keep up with me:

Facebook (use the “Like” button to subscribe to these feeds):
Scott Nicholson’s Public Figure page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Nicholson/111537258887832
Board Games with Scott page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Board-Games-with-Scott/184290785401

Twitter:
Scott Nicholson’s tweets (which get piped into the first FB space above and here as well): http://twitter.com/snicholson
Scott’s Turn mini game reviews: http://twitter.com/scottsturn

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