Sat, 31 March 2007
OBG season 1 Episode 2: Expanding Game Play
On this episode of On Board Games
Erik had previously reviewed Dragon Lords for Undefeated. Dragon Lords has expansions.
The guys discuss expansions:
Separating Expansions after integration for play
Games with new play area expansions
Expansions for every game
Expansions that were originally designed as part of the game
Why do companies do expansions?
Why design new games?
Games fixed by expansions
Collectible card games
Erik wants his own "Erik Wins" card, so Scott creates a new expansion product.
Red, Yellow, Green
Prototypes and pitching games to game companies (Erik & Donald)
Once again I'd like to thank Scott Nicholson and Erik Dewey for joining me in this episode. Check onboardgames.net for links to the feed and show notes.
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!
Sat, 10 March 2007
Show notes for Episode 0