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.
Scott talks about four Flicking Games – Tumblin’ Dice, Pitchcar, Crokinole, and Catacombs. (20:25)
Welcome to the BGWS 2.0! In this rethinking of the show, Scott moves away from focusing on just one game per episode, but instead does more comparing and contrasting. There will still usually be at least one new game involved, but the focus in the show will be more of a study of a mechanic, a theme, or a lineage of game. Scott won’t be teaching you the rules any longer, as there are many other video series that do that.
Download Board Games with Scott 065 – Flicking Games and Catacomb from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).
You can get Catacombs from the company that produces it, Sands of Time games. If you do order it, please send them a note and let them know it was because of BGWS! This makes a difference in helping the publishers realize the impact of these types of shows.
On this special day of April 1, I have decided to put together The Only BGWS You Ever Need. This is dedicated to those who have seen many of my videos. If you are new, I’d suggest you watch some other videos first.
December 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm · Filed under All Posts
While I’m taking a break from doing the full Board Games with Scott episodes, I will continue to release some content over on my YouTube channel in my “Scott’s Stuff” series. When there is something appropriate for BGWS viewers, I will cross-post it to this feed.
I did a discussion of my Top Ten Gaming Experiences for 2009. I’ve covered some of the games here and others may be new to you.
December 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm · Filed under All Posts
Well, my muse has not yet returned. I’ve played some games that I’ve really enjoyed – Peloponnes and Chaos in the Old World are both games I considered making a video about. But I think about making a video, and the drive just isn’t there.
I don’t want to say that I’m ending the show, as I’m getting ready to step down from a pretty big administrative load at work, and I’m hoping that once I’m through with that, the interest will return.
October 25, 2009 at 9:50 am · Filed under All Posts
In Castle Panic, players work together to defend a castle in the cooperative tower defense game. (12:19)
Castle Panic is a light cooperative game with a video game feel. Players work together against an onslaught of intruders to keep the castle towers from falling. While players have to work together, only one can win as the Master Slayer!
October 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm · Filed under All Posts
Long Shot is a horse racing game where players can own pretty ponies and make money off of betting on them (10:00)
Long Shot is a horse-racing game. Players start with some money but no horses and choose between spending money on buying horses and betting with money on which horses will win. It’s a nice balance between the two, with a little strategy and more than a little luck.
August 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm · Filed under All Posts
Word on the Street is a social team-based word game where players attempt to capture letters by coming up with words. (7:45)
Out of the Box is the company that originally created Apples to Apples. They have a new party game that’s got two teams coming up with words in categories to capture letters that are in those words. This game would be good for school, library or family play.
Tulipmania 1637 is an economic stock market game that simulates a bubble market. (22:07)
Scott made a game! Originally due out at Essen 2008, Tulipmania 1637 has finally made it through the production process. It’s out in the UK, where it’s being published, and will be coming to the US in September 2009.
Because Scott made this game, this episode of BGWS is not an objective review. You will learn about the game, and should be able to decide if it’s something for you.