Sunday 28 January 2018

Games 'showing their age'

What dates a game?

Could you tell a modern board game from one that was released 20 years ago?

This week we are discussing what might make us feel a game is 'showing it's age' and how this affects our enjoyment of a game. Is a game feeling dated personal to the player or would all gamers feel the same way?

We also have our usual discussion of games we have been playing this week including Battlestar Galactica, Pandemic Legacy season 2 (no spoilers), Untold Adventures Await and Crossfire.

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Sunday 21 January 2018

Jack of all Board Games

I'm a big fan of variety when it comes to board games, and whilst we don't have the largest collection out there we certainly have enough that we could play different games each week. I'm very grateful we are able to do this, it keeps the hobby fresh for me and I get to try out lots of new games... but the flip side of this is I never feel like I truly master a game.

This week we talk about taking the time to try and master a game and what that would entail, including the importance of repeat plays and the ethics of looking up strategy tips.

Also do you need to play the same game over and over, or can just generally master board gaming and become a master of gaming?

We also have our usual discussion about games we played in the week including Magic Maze, Untold Adventures Await and Codenames Pictures.

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Sunday 14 January 2018

It's the taking part that counts.

Winning isn't everything- but it isn't nothing either. This week we are talking about how winning influences our enjoyment of a game. We have found that often the games we love aren't always the ones we are very good at - so what makes these games our favourites if its not winning!

We also discuss some of the games we have been playing this week including Fog of Love, Pillars of the Earth, Lanterns and The Chameleon.

Remember to check us out on social media though out the week and we should also be on the Our Turn podcast this week so go check them out to hear more from us!

Sunday 7 January 2018

Expectation Vs Reality

Is it ever possible to be truly objective about a game?

Nearly every game we play we go into with expectations - whether its because we backed it on kickstarter two years ago and we have been riding the hype train ever since, or because it caught our eye because of a colourful well designed box, its impossible not to have at least some opinions on a game before you start playing.

This week we discuss the factors that influence our expectations of a game and how those expectations affect our enjoyment of that game. Does a lot of hype or a good review help or hinder our enjoyment?

We also discuss games we have been playing this week including Barenpark, Schotten Totten and Welcome to the Dungeon, as well as giving our thoughts on the integrated tutorial in Fog of Love and how playing Mint Works in the pub might look a bit dodgy!

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