On Board Games » News » OBG 41: Speed Games

Author: Ayrk
Scott and Erik talk about speed games.

Donald reviews Atlantis and Catan Dice.
Giles reviews American Megafauna.
Erik reviews The Adventurers.

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I want to apologize in advance for my mike quality. I got a new one over Christmas and I'm still working the kinks out. It'll get better, I promise.
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:08 am
Author: DancerInDC
LOVED the joke about Arkham Horror. HA!
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:58 am
Author: Walsfeo
In the Money!
Let's talk top of the line here: Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

What are your three favorite speed games?
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:26 pm
Author: Awakening
I don't really like speed games. However, I would like to try out Space Alert but since one in my game group does not want to play cooperatively I haven't consider even buying it.

Donald, I missed you in the roundtable
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:18 pm
Author: Walsfeo
Awakening wrote:
I don't really like speed games. However, I would like to try out Space Alert but since one in my game group does not want to play cooperatively I haven't consider even buying it.

Donald, I missed you in the roundtable


Thanks for saying so, but I would not have had much to add. Erik pretty much gave all my possible contributions when he mentioned Santy Anno.

Though I have played some traffic/puzzle game that was a speed game. Come to think of it Speed play is a way to add interactivity to games that otherwise seem solitaire.

Also, Apple to Apples has a speed component - the last person to submit their answer should not get to play.

But really, that's about it.
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:55 am
Author: Awakening
I like games where I can sit and think a bit. I'm the slowest player in my group but I often win or at least fight for first place.

I think having 3 people discussing something is more interesting to listen too. It's nice to hear 3 different voices and the discussion is more dynamic and colorful. 2 also don't make a roudtable
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:20 am
Author: Awakening
The best radio show in Sweden also have 3 people
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:33 pm
Author: DancerInDC
I think my favorite speed game is Pit, but I'm also fond of Ligretto.
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:06 am
Author: daw65
Re: Rock the Beat -- I do recall folks playing this game as a drinking game back in college (mid-80's). They called it Thumper. I found a link here
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:02 pm