Board gaming is in essence perceived as a social experience. We meet in one place, sit around a table, and play a game together. However, the “we” of ten years ago differs slightly from the “we” today. Sometime, the “we” even means “me”.
If you’re a fan of Eurogames, there’s an excellent chance you have more than a few Worker Placement games in your collection. There’s even a chance that most of your Eurogames are actually based on this mechanism. So, what makes it so popular?
This is the last article of the mini-series about the untold history of NSKN Games. It may seem juicy at times, but it’s all true. For a big business owner it may seem or even be easy to distance from each product, customer or fan, but when you run a small business, every comment, every… Read More NSKN Games at 5 years – part III – the price of success
Last week I started talking about the less known history of NSKN Games and its struggle though the brief 5-year existence. What was meant to be a short article evolved into a full fledged essay about success and failure, lessons learned and a lot of inside stories. So, today, I am going to continue through the… Read More NSKN Games at 5 years – part II
Stories of interactions between board gamers and “normal people” seem to live forever in our community. New forum threads and BGG Geeklists are started, old ones resurface on a semi-regular basis, and we all get a chuckle from stories of non-gamers reacting to our hobby. Among these we find one of the oldest, almost canonical… Read More Is it like Monopoly?
Multiplayer solitaire. Two words that more often than not are used these days to condemn a game, as if automatically making it somehow worse than any a design that will have players at each other’s throats in a matter of minutes – or at least make players fight tooth and nail for scarce resources or… Read More A Boardgaming Hobbit
The concept of player elimination is a thing of the past. Unless we’re talking about games that are short, random and light – or about “classics” like Monopoly – straight up elimination is gone from most European and American style games these games. Or is it gone in name only?