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Aug 22, 2014 – Issue #214

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Here’s this week’s upcoming twitter chats hosted by the Ministry of Board Games:

#BoardGameHour – Monday August 25th at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  Micro Games Brief outline –  Does size really matter? How big is the design? Is this a trend that is set to last?
September is nominations month for the #boardgamehour awards starting on the 1st and runs for 5 weeks. Each week the topic will be based on the award category and towards the end of the hour we will open the nominations process. We will take suggestions for nominations for the rest of the week using #BghAwards, switching to the next category at the start of the next #boardgamehour
#BoardGameHour – Monday September 1st at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  The “Game Changer” Brief outline –  We will be discussing the #boardgamehour award for Innovation in Board Gaming. What should the criteria be, what games should be nominated? 
#BoardGameHour – Monday September 8th at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  “I Want More – Brief outline –  We will be discussing the #boardgamehour award for Best Re-playability. What should the criteria be, what games should be nominated? 
#BoardGameHour – Monday September 15th at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  “Head in the Game – Brief outline –   We will be discussing the #boardgamehour award for most immersive game. What should the criteria be, what games should be nominated?
#BoardGameHour – Monday September 22nd at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  “Try it, you might like it” Brief outline –   We will be discussing the #boardgamehour award for best introductory game. What should the criteria be, what games should be nominated?
#BoardGameHour – Monday September 29th at, 2pm Eastern Time, 7pm UK
Topic –  “Card Board & Dice Propaganda” Brief outline –  We will be discussing the #boardgamehour award for best board game media. What should the criteria be, what games should be nominated? http://nurph.com/BoardGameHour/chats/669

In the Game

Reviews, previews, walkthroughs, and more…

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Today in Board Games Week in Review Podcast#35 – Chris Batarlis – Secrets of the Lost Tomb

TiBG Designer Interview Series

David Harding – One Zero One

“Whenever I sit down to design or make anything, I need to give myself boundaries. A blank canvas is just too open. It makes my brain hurt! So I restrict the tools at my disposal to funnel my thinking. At the time I designed One Zero One I had been playing a lot of abstract games, especially Kamisado, Gipf, Yinsh, Zertz, and Go. I found myself enchanted by these games with maybe two or three basic rules but that definitely seemed to take a lifetime to master. There was just so much game in those black and white pieces!….” (read the rest)

Articles

Interviews, strategies, and opinions

Buy-Low Sell-High

A review of “Nautilus Industries” – By Michelle Mazala

I have a lot of good things to say about Nautilus Industries. It’s neither too heavy nor too light and when playing with 5 or fewer players it doesn’t overstay its welcome. The choices are meaningful and the order in which actions are taken and executed matters…..(read the rest)

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Today In Board Games Is:Roger Hicks (Editor) Charlie Ecenbarger (Contributor) Michelle Mazala (Contributor) Chris Meeusen (Contributor) Diana Echevarria (Communications)
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