Sun, 13 August 2017
Opener: Pack O Game (especially BOO and DIG from Set #2)
Mon, 29 May 2017
Say hi to Melissa & Olivier if you see them at the UK Games Expo
Fri, 17 March 2017
Opener: A light wargame! Miracle on the Loire: Joan of Arc
My buddy DaveO has been on the podcast before, talking about euro gaming at Essen, or if any games are good for five players. Like most of us, he's played an overwhelming number of strategy boardgames over the years. The didn't include wargames, though he was kind of curious about them. In 2016 he was "tricked" into going to GMT Games' Warehouse at the Weekend, and found himself first horrified by and later part of the wargaming going on there. This makes him a good ambassador to regular boardgamers who don't think in terms of hexagons, Combat Results Tables, and lines of supply. He still remembers watching "pipe-smoking history professors" stick their noses in rulebooks while little happened on their gameboards, an activity that didn't look fun at all. That's not exactly the kind of wargaming he's doing now, but DaveO definitely HAS become a wargamer. Are you wondering what all the fuss is about Falling Sky, Churchill, or W1815?
Tue, 21 February 2017
Opener: Paris Connection
A quick, solo show to catch up on some things. If you've been following my (sort of) weekly session report geeklists, or on social media (twitter, facebook), you'll know that I've been boardgaming with a group I created for Monday nights in Paris. It focuses on light/short games, and has an ulterior motive--it's a good outing for couples. My mostly non-gamer wife even goes with me to these! We're having a good time, and meeting good people. Besides that, I also want to share some of my other observations about being a gamer in France, now that I'm at or past the half-way point of my time over here.
English-Speaking Boardgamers of Paris (Meetup, Facebook)
Okkazeo (French used boardgame marketplace)
Festival International des Jeux-Cannes
Closer: (Finally) figuring out the right kind of games for the players you've got
Wed, 25 January 2017