Thu, 15 March 2007
On Board Games Episode 1 Show Notes
Recently, Erik played Heroscape, Bootleggers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Nexus Ops
Scott and Don played, Hammer of the Scots, War on Terror, and Alles Fucht
Turns out, Scott isn't a complete jerk
The roundtable talks about quitting a game in progress
Erik is too nice to bail out
Scott proposes to the table if no one is having fun, one player is really doing well and no one else is having fun, if you screw up the rules so badly you just have to stop, or a game is just broken
Erik realized that when filling the ship in Puerto Rico you don't count the empty plantations
Scott played Marvel Superheroes by playing through a few turns by himself
Scott also played Iliad as a six player partnership game it has a similar mechanic as Beowolf
Buffy is nice because it was a group of players that bond together. It is a roll and move but has nice mechanics. Plays like a faster Doom or Descent.
There is an interview with Niagara Board Gaming Weekend, Mike Cardwell
He discusses when to plan an event, how to choose a hotel, the timeline of the event, marketing, etc.
Scott likes playing long games like Roads and Boats and 1861 at events
Erik likes playing with different people because they tend to use different strategies
Don and Erik went to Conestoga last year and had fun playing Wreckage
There are 4 basic types of events: Demos, tournaments, scheduled games, open gaming
Don had best results with scheduled time slots
Don reviews about Sante Anno
Scott and Don preview Tide of Iron - in Stereo!