On Board Games
A show about board and card games. The guys of On Board Games discuss games from the viewpoints of new and expert players, reviewers, and people from the industry, to allow listeners insight into the gaming hobby so they can enjoy games more thoroughly.
OBG 001: Don't Quit Now

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!

Direct download: OBG_001_070314.mp3
Category:board games -- posted at: 10:07am EST