The Definitive List of Board Game Videos and Interactive Tutorials
- United States
This Geeklist is to assemble an up-to-date list of English language online streaming videos about board games as well as English language online interactive tutorials for board games. This list is intended to evolve and grow and additional content is added. If you are aware of others which should be added to the list, simply add the link to the comments and I will set up another entry.
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There are many different types of videos which review, teach, promote and entertain. Most videos do several of these at the same time.
Perhaps the most prolific source of board game videos is The Dice Tower http://www.thedicetower.com/thedicetower/index.php/home
I acknowledge the pioneering contributions made in the area by Scott Nicholson (snicholson) at http://boardgameswithscott.com/.
Other significant sources of board game videos are:
Bookshelf Games (review and teaching) http://bookshelfgames.com/index.html
TDmonthly (promotional videos which often teach the rules) http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/newtoys/videos.asp (I have used some discretion as to which videos I believe may be of interest to BGG users)
Expert Village (teaching) http://www.expertvillage.com/index.htm
Ted Cheatham (game designer and video reviewer) has created several video reviews which are posted on YouTube and affiliated with boardgamenews.com.
Stefan Signei has posted several of his game reviews on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=SStignei.
Obsessed Board Gamers has produced several helpful video reviews at http://www.podshow.com/shows/?mode=current&show_id=15871
Kerbster76 has produced a number of video reviews at http://www.youtube.com/user/Kerbster76 . I hope to see more soon!
Games Overboard has started producing video review and posted them on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/gamesoverboard.
Winning Moves Channel has begun what many publishers will likely do: create their own video demos as a form of marketing: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=winningmovesUSA&view=vid...
The online tutorials are designed primarily to teach board games. Perhaps the finest example of these tutorials is Professor Easy, which can be found at http://www.catan.com/profeasy.html.
The Games Rule Show which is compiled by the Vienna Gaming Academy at http://www.spieleakademie.at/1/13_1e_fenster.asp contains many fine Power Point tutorials translated to English. Thanks Goodsound for this information.
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Rating Videos and Tutorials
If there is more than one video or tutorial per game, there will be multiple entries for the game with one video/tutorial per entry. If you like the video/tutorial, please vote by giving it a thumbs-up. If there are broken links, please let me know. If a video should be pulled down for any reason, please let me know.
I have embedded the YouTube videos, but do not at present know how to embed the others. If you know of a solution that works on BGG, please let me know.
I will be adding and pruning from the list. The games are sorted by Title.
Because of the nature of this list I have been getting a lot of comments that a video doesn't play etc (which often is a temporary situation) and they only serve to clutter the list and make it less usable. As a result, I have decided to turn off user comments on the list. Please geekmail me if you see a problem with a video that needs to be noted or corrected.
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Thanks for looking.
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