BGWS 059 – Crunch

Crunch is a clever card game about the banking industry and bailouts. (11:42)


The folks at Terrorbull games create political sarcastic games that teach a lesson while having you explore a topic. The games are irreverent and not politically correct, but are fun!

You can download Board Games with Scott 059 – Crunch from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 059 – Crunch from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Crunch through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

If you decide to get Crunch because of this video, please let TerrorBull Games know! This makes a difference. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 058 – Excape

Excape is a clever press-your-luck dice game. (9:04)


The classic press-your-luck German game Exxtra has been recently “rethemed” and made into Excape. It’s a light game where players roll the dice and decide to take the roll or re-roll, hoping for a better score but risking losing their turn. Players can then set how far they want to move on the board in a second mechanic of interaction and risk-taking.

You can download Board Games with Scott 058 – Excape from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

BGWS 058: Board Games with Scott 058 – Excape from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Excape through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

If you decide to get Excape because of this video, please let Rio Grande Games (in the US) or Filosofia Editions at info@filosofiagames.com (outside the US) know! This makes a difference. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 057 – Small World

Small World is a light battle game where players guide various fantasy races in surviving a land grab in a Small World. (18:00)


Days of Wonder has remade Vinci into a lighter battle game called Small World. In this game, players take on races of fantasy characters on a land that is too small for them and wacky battles ensue!

You can download Board Games with Scott 057 – Small World from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:
BGWS 057: Small World from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.
You can purchase Small World through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek.

If you decide to get Small World because of this video, please let Days of Wonder know! This makes a difference. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 056 – Roll Through the Ages

Roll Through the Ages is a dice-rolling light strategy game. (13:40)


In this episode, I briefly talk through the new Gryphon Games lineup and then focus on Roll Through the Ages.

You can download Board Games with Scott 056 – Roll Through the Ages from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:
BGWS 056: Board Games with Scott 056 – Roll Through the Ages from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.
You can purchase Roll Through the Ages through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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BGWS 055 – Formula D

Formula D is a remake of a classic roll-and-move car racing game. (10:51)


Welcome back!

Over the last few months, I’ve been going through a lot of thinking about Board Games with Scott.  I have been burning out on the old format, and I’ve decided to make some changes.  I posted a few questions over at Scott’s Stuff (http://www.youtube.com/snicholson), and have done some soul-searching.

Welcome to the new Board Games with Scott!  The biggest change I’ll be making is shortening the shows.  I’m not going to be doing all of the rules, but rather, presenting a broader overview of the game.  I’m removing many of the cut-aways, section breaks, and other time-consuming edits.

I’m also going to be doing some experimentation with technology and format.  It’s akin to starting over, as I’ll be learning again more about creating videos.  I’ve also decided to discontinue the BGWS audio-only feed.

Without further ado, I bring you Formula D!

You can download Board Games with Scott 055 – Formula D from the Internet Archive. (other formats available).

Or, you can watch it here through Vimeo:

Board Games with Scott 055 – Formula D from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.

You can purchase Formula D through Funagain Games!

To discuss this episode, visit Board Game Geek. Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

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No BGWS in January / Scott’s Stuff in iTunes

Greetings!

Between an early-January trip, a late-January trip, and the start of a new semester, I had about one free week. However, I ended up getting a nasty cold for that week. So, there won’t be a new episode this month.

I have continued to do my short videos on Scott’s Stuff. Some of them are short boardgame reviews. I am enclosing my “10 top game experiences of 2008″ episode in this post. You can download it directly or watch it here:

You can find these videos at
http://www.youtube.com/user/snicholson

Bernhard “3b” von Gunten at BoardGameGeek found a way for you to get these videos through iTunes!
If you’d like to see my Scott’s Stuff videos through iTunes, subscribe to:

http://urlof.com/4s
or
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in your feed reader or iTunes

See you in February!

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BGWS 054 – Cosmic Encounter

Cosmic Encounter is a remake of a classic board game about aliens with super powers trying to populate the galaxy. (29:37)


Cosmic Encounter originally came out in the late 1970’s and has been released several times since then. This is the newest release, and Fantasy Flight has done a great job. This is a light space conquest game where the basic rules are simple, but each player has the ability to break the rules. This, on top of “take that” card play, leads to a chaotic game where players are trying to establish bases all over the galaxy.

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, Scott Nicholson explains how to play this game.

Watch it through Vimeo:

BGWS 054 – Board Games with Scott 054 – Cosmic Encounter from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.
Or

Download it from the
Internet Archive
in one of many formats,
or
Right-Click and save:

MPEG4 (169 MB)

Audio only (MP3)

You can order this game through Funagain games.

If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at Fantasy Flight know at skarkula@fantasyflightgames.com . Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Want more Scott? Here’s Scott’s Stuff on YouTube or an RSS Feed for Scott’s Stuff


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Scott’s Stuff – Brief Review of Cavum

I’m testing this out as a way of letting viewers of BGWS know about interesting Scott’s Stuff episodes. While I do episodes on many topics, I thought that when I do a good board game episode, I would post it here as well.

Because I’m only putting these on YouTube, then the videos themselves won’t download into iTunes, so you can’t easily watch them on your portable device. For all of you that are reading this blog through an RSS feed reader, it should work fine, and will let you know when there’s a board game-related episode on Scott’s Stuff.

If you like this format, you can see more of them at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=snicholson&view=videos

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BGWS 053 – Say Anything

Say Anything is a party game about guessing what someone else will say. (7:37)


Say Anything is a party game designed by the same folks who did Wits and Wagers. It’s a light game for 3-8 people, and plays well either with people you know or with people you don’t know.

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, Scott Nicholson explains how to play this game.

Watch it through Vimeo:

Board Games with Scott 053 – Say Anything from Scott Nicholson on Vimeo.
Or

Download it from the
Internet Archive
in one of many formats,
or
Right-Click and save:

MPEG4 (57 MB)

Audio only (MP3)

You can order this game through Funagain games.

If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at North Star Games know at customersupport@northstargames.com . Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

Here’s Scott’s Stuff on YouTube or an RSS Feed for Scott’s Stuff


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BGWS 052 – Ice Flow

Ice Flow is a mutliplayer puzzle game where players are attempting to cross the Bering Strait (18:40)


Ice Flow is a mutliplayer family strategy game where players are trying to effectively use fish and ropes to scamper across the Bering Strait, avoiding being stranding and being attacked by polar bears. Players must work with a team of explorers, helping them work together to be the first ones across

In this episode of Board Games with Scott, Scott Nicholson explains how to play this game.

Watch it through Vimeo:

Or

Download it from the
Internet Archive
in one of many formats,
or
Right-Click and save:

MPEG4 (177 MB)

Audio only (MP3)

You can order this game through Funagain games.

If you do decide to order the game because of this episode, let the folks at Ludorum games know at info@ludorum.co.uk . Disclaimer: I did get a review copy of this game from the publisher.

By the way – here’s Scott’s Stuff on YouTube


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