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I have not played a proper board game for a year now

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X3M
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Time flies.
While doing other stuff.
A thought just popped up to me.
How long ago did I play a normal board game with others?

It has been a year now.
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At least I am growing some muscle nowadays :)
At least I am growing a Youtube channel nowadays :)
At least I am growing some more diploma's nowadays :)

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I've got a deal for you

X3M, I've got a deal for you. I will send you a Proper board game. Christmas is coming, and there is no better game to get you into the Holiday mood. If you enjoy the game, and it brings you a festive cheer then you can talk about it on your Youtube channel. Everyone need something to talk about on Youtube for the Holidays!!

www.holidayfevergame.com

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Do you you have a tablet or

Do you you have a tablet or cell phone?

There are plenty of board games you can play there. In fact sometimes I prefer this because it's way faster to play and takes less space. Steam is another source of board game but you must be in front of your computer. While mobile games can be played anywhere.

Since I went back to school 3 years ago, I also have little time to play and stopped going to Concordia to play board games. I got a few board games in trade that I barely played, even playing solo physical games is hard for me.

I play with a co-worker once a week at my job. Mostly 2 player games. But if it was not for her, I would not be playing at all. I don't know why, but it takes a lot of effort to convince my GF to play. She needs to be in the right mood with probably the right moon position.

The problem when you don't play board games you start wondering if you should keep all those games. I tried to make a clean up and keep only the cream. Board games are now expansive, so it's not because you do not play them now that they won't get played later. It's really hard to evaluate what to trade and keep in those conditions.

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Other than playtesting my own

Other than playtesting my own stuff and playing Heroes & Treasure for demo purposes, I've only played a few things with my kids in the last year (Forbidden Island, The Works, a few others. Oh, Chroncles of Crime too)

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I spend more time watching VIDEOS

Actually I don't play much games other than PLAYTESTING my own games. But I also watch a lot of videos from Tom Vasal, Lance Myxter (Undead Viking) and some ad-hoc videos too. It's another WAY of learning about mechanics, how games combine them and generally some knowledge about what is popular out-there!

So generally speaking, I spend MORE time watching Videos than I do playing games. I used to sometimes go to the FLGS in my area on Tuesday Nights. But it's usually to try out a prototype and see what people think. Monster Keep (MK) isn't ready just yet (more artwork) so when it will be finished, the First Edition Artwork, I will then bring a TGC prototype of MK to a Tuesday Night to see what people generally think...

But I'm not a regular. I prefer watching videos and hearing the comments about different games... They give me much more ideas about other ways of making a game than playing board games.

Cheers!

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It is tough carving out that

It is tough carving out that time when you are busy with so many other things. I still make it a point to play once a week with my family and at least have one game night a month with friends. I figure playing published games inspires my own game designs. Plus they are fun!

X3M
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Solo is the only way

Yeah, the one and only guy that remained for playing with me. Is booked till December.

And even he isn't keen on playing just playtests any more. He even dislikes the "public" version for its simplicity.

I don't see the point in making prototypes anymore. For people over the internet. Too much work for sharing too.

As for playing on a mobile phone. That is a good idea. I could combine it with my Youtube channel.
That one is going on my possibility's list.

Keep in mind. I am not going to put anything on a platform that would claim my work as their own. So, I am not going to recreate my boardgame on any platform.
Besides, you might as well start playing RTS. Which are basicly the same, and more practical over the internet.

As for the boardgames that I still wanted to play...
There is one, but it never got delivered...
That too, has been a year.

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Quote: Keep in mind. I am not

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Keep in mind. I am not going to put anything on a platform that would claim my work as their own.

What do you mean actually?

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Besides, you might as well start playing RTS. Which are basicly the same, and more practical over the internet.

How about playing TBS alone?

X3M
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TBS

I rather have a challenge. Or else it would simply be rolling dice. Humans give a challenge.
A game with a bit of FOW would also be great for that.

If it where my own game. Perhaps I need a new deck that shows me what kind of opponents I get.
But it would be a 1D game. For sure.

The real time aspect that I have is impossible by playing alone.

I might try that. But keep the original (not public) version.

Randomizing opponents should be 2 decks: a unit type AND weapon type. The 2 combined is the enemy unit. And with a dice roll, the ammount of opponents added is calculated.

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The biggest problem with 1D warfare is that there is no retreating and no real hit'n'run.

I thought of this before when trying to design a card game. There would be a clear difference between defending and NOT defending. But how exactly...

I think that the new attempt would contain health tracking, since I love health tracking.

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Ive never liked board games

Strange I know, since I am designing one, but I always preferred paper games or digital games. There was a Monopoly and Risk phase but that's pretty much it. I think I remember playing one when I was real young, maybe sorry and candy land.

Making a game is very engaging and I love it, and of course I started out making my own paper games as a kid, then as a young adult began writing and drawing. My room mates play all the time and I have decided to start playing at least one game a month with them.

Board games are a good way to get acquainted with people. I have never been social, but I think I would go to a game place and play board games with a bunch of strangers once a month or so. I think those are around, somehwere.

X3M
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One of my reasons, not to play board games ATM

Just moments ago.
I got the message that within now and 3 days.
I will be getting a Youtube tag within the game that I mostly play.
Since playing that game is not only fun, but rewarding as well. I will continue playing it with pleasure.

Board games need to be arranged these days where I live. And people indeed need to gather. This is something that isn't needed with video games.
Social contact is lower indeed. But having a drink with friends is all the social contact that I need. If they don't want to play a board game. So be it.

I got my hobby. And my hobby this time has me.
:)

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Finding people to play board

Finding people to play board games is also a problem for me. Making playtest is even harder.

This is why I try to buy, play and design solo or 2 player games. It makes the "i cannot find players" problem less ... problematic (^_^)

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larienna wrote:Finding people

larienna wrote:
Finding people to play board games is also a problem for me. Making playtest is even harder.

This is why I try to buy, play and design solo or 2 player games. It makes the "i cannot find players" problem less ... problematic (^_^)


I bug my daughter(s) to playtest with me :)

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Jay103 wrote:larienna

Jay103 wrote:
larienna wrote:
Finding people to play board games is also a problem for me. Making playtest is even harder.

This is why I try to buy, play and design solo or 2 player games. It makes the "i cannot find players" problem less ... problematic (^_^)


I bug my daughter(s) to playtest with me :)

I used to have a couple of friends for that.
But they got jobs. They actually got jobs and other stuff now.
Still, they don't mind playing Minecraft with me :D

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