In this vlog I discuss games I've been playing and games I'm looking forward to, including:
Ice Cool Flick Em Up Flick Em Up: Dead of Winter Pandemic The Cure Expansion Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Legendary: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Kanagawa Naova Seige Carcasse Takenoko Chibis Collectors Edition
In this vlog, I consider the different approaches modern boardgames have taken to deal with the issue of a runaway leader or snowball effect. This is definitely a consideration for a game designer: Does your game need a catch-up mechanism? Or should a game reward skillful players with no pandering to those players who fall behind?
In this video, I talk about boardgames as an artform. This is in response to recent announcements of NSFW versions of games and new games which wear their "offensive humour" as a badge.
What is art? What is art for? What are games capable of? What is the mindset of the professional boardgame-makers? What are the consequences of games being considered art? Can toys be art? What emotions can boardgames invoke?
This vlog looks at some games which have caught my interest over recent days, including Uwe Rosenberg's Cottage Garden & At The Gates of Loyang reprint, Rattus new expansion, Codenames Deep Undercover, Ticket To Ride First Journey, Evolution The Beginning, Power Grid the Card Game, Dixit Revelations, Sushi Go Party, Skull King The Dice Game.