Thoughts by Bez

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Quick thoughts on some games that work well via video chat

Bez Shahriari
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In the past 200 hrs, I've run 4 online gaming sessions (via FB live) and attended 2 others (playtest UK, and Monday night, both hosted by Ellie).

Some quick thoughts.

Just One works well. I wasn't ever the guesser, as I had to show the cards whilst the guesser closed their eyes, but I had fun giving clues. I guess I could have possibly 'remembered' where the camera is. Honestly, this is one of the best games for the format imo.

15 words (from The Big Taboo) works well if one person just 'hosts' and PMs people lists of words.

Yogi* works OK, but the purple wildcard idea didn't work as well as I expected. I'd try it with just the basic Yogi deck next time.

RNWs all work OK if folk have printers.

If you don't have the ELL deck, get the PNP version for £1.*
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bybez/categorickell-a-t...

Then I'd suggest:

Phrasell* (works about as well as normal, requires player creativity)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dm7BYyOzl8NQOXgMeLGRism98KJ...

Faybell* (works almost as well as usual, requires creativity)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15C4TMflu0bgcr0ruywkzkdLyFH...


Muckell* (RNW edition):
was adapted for the situation in the last week.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13nTvUkQ4qSM1EpWGZSoBknwSLPZ...

I'll be working on more rando-write games in the next few weeks that don't need printing.


(*Notice of bias.)
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