BGWS 065 – Flicking Games and Catacombs

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).

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Watch it here via YouTube:

You can order Tumblin’ Dice, Pitchcar through Funagain Games (once they are back in stock)

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.

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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The Only BGWS You Ever Need

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.

You can also get this video directly as an m4v at the Internet Archive or you can get it in other formats there.

This was inspired by A Trailer for Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever.

Want to discuss this episode? Head to http://boardgamegeek.com/article/4845828

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Keeping up with Scott

So, I’m starting to have the stirrings to make a new video. I’m recovering from a sinus surgery, so am picking up the pieces from that.

If you want to keep up with my thoughts on games, I’m posting them in a twitter feed at scottsturn (https://twitter.com/scottsturn)

If you don’t use twitter, but do use RSS, you can get an RSS feed of those tweets at
https://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/121130491.rss

If you are curious to see news about the rest of my life and my work, you can do so at
https://twitter.com/snicholson

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Scott’s Stuff – Top Game Experiences for 2009

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.

You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCzAJZCjZlo

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Taking a Break…

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.

But for now.. I’m taking a break from the show.

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BGWS 064 – Castle Panic

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!

You can download Board Games with Scott 064 – Castle Panic from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through YouTube:

You can order Castle Panic through Funagain Games!

If you decide to get a copy, please let the folks at Fireside Games (http://www.firesidegames.com/contact.html) know that you are buying it because of Board Games with Scott! This makes a difference!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

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BGWS 063 – Long Shot

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.

You can download Board Games with Scott 063 – Long Shot from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 063: Board Games with Scott 063 – Long Shot from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can order Long Shot through Funagain Games!

If you decide to get a copy, please let the folks at Z-Man Games ( zman@zmangames.com ) know that you are buying it because of Board Games with Scott! This makes a difference!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

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BGWS 062 – Word on the Street

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.

You can download Board Games with Scott 062 – Word on the Street from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 062: Board Games with Scott 062 – Word on the Street from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can order Word on the Street through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

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BGWS 061 – Tulipmania 1637

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.

You can download Board Games with Scott 061 – Tulipmania 1637 from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 061: Tulipmania 1637 from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can order Tulipmania 1637 through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

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BGWS 060 – Battlestar Galactica: The Reality Show

Battlestar Galactica is a longer game pitting Humans versus Cylons in a cooperative strategy roleplaying experience. (30:49)


Enjoy the Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica? Or enjoy roleplaying experiences trying to unearth traitors (or being a traitor)? Then take a look at Battlestar Galactica: The Reality Show. For this special episode, I filmed an actual game of BSG in reality-show style with a confessional so you can learn what the players are thinking.

I became aware of the idea through Logan Bretschneider. One of his friends did “Risk Night” as a school project, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKqHB5erubc, and I thought the idea was great and would work well for BSG.

You can download Board Games with Scott 060 – Battlestar Galactica from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 060: Board Games with Scott – Battlestar Galactica from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Battlestar Galactica through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

If you decide to get Battlestar Galactica because of this video, please let Fantasy Flight Games know! This makes a difference.

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