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On Board Games 24: International Gamers Awards
Special Interview
Scott, Donald and guest Greg Schloesser discuss the International Gamers Awards
http://www.internationalgamersawards.net/

Games in Education
Giles discusses talks about the Games for Educators site. http://www.gamesforeducators.com/

Preview
* Ghost Stories Preview from Repos Productions previewed by Donald & Scott

Reviews
* DungeonQuest & Dungeonquest: Catacombs, from Games Workshop reviewed by Scott
* Imperial from Rio Grande Games reviewed by Erik



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Episode 24 will post later this week - probably Friday. Either in this episode, or shortly after, all of the submitted music will go up, and we'll post the list of all entries.

Instead of waiting for the episode to post I'd like our listeners to get a running start at some of our key topics of this episode and see what thoughts are before the episode starts.

The big segment is Scott and Donald interviewing Greg Schloesser about the International Gamers Awards. (Scott Erik and Donald could not get together for a round table, so this is being run in its place.)
1. What game awards matter to you? Why or why not?
2. Do you think that if a non gamer buys a bad game with an award on it that could be bad for the hobby?

In a short Games in Education segment Giles talks about a new resource for teachers, librarians, and parents.
1. What resources do you know of that would be suitable for educators or parents?

No Ben this time, he thinks he's covered everything well enough and his job is done. (Just kidding!) but here would be a good place to let him know if there are any parts of BGG you'd like him to cover.

In the out takes there is more discussion between Greg and Scott, but there was much thumping on the table and other more background noise so I held it to the end. This discussion was about introducing games to non gamers, and games in libraries.
 
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The concept for International Gamers Award is noteworthy but the committee members are 90% wargamers...So will it be a wargame award? The committee really looks like it could use some diversity not only in genre intrest but in gender. International Gamers Award may not focus on German games but it looks like a real sausage fest to me.

Sorry to troll.

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Aramd wrote:
Sorry to troll.

Sort of.
Troll-ish tones aside,goo it is a good question.

Aramd wrote:
The concept for International Gamers Award is noteworthy but the committee members are 90% wargamers...So will it be a wargame award? The committee really looks like it could use some diversity not only in genre intrest but in gender. International Gamers Award may not focus on German games but it looks like a real sausage fest to me.


Looking at the past winners it seems like two of the awards are slightly wargame biased.
2-Player General Strategy Games & Historical Simulations would lend themselves to considering wargames, but the category history in the last few years show the nominations have not been completely dominated by that style of game, but before that it may have.

The General Strategy Games category is not a wargame sympathetic category and the nominated games have been rich and diverse with broad appeal.
 
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