Your Game Group: The Boardgame
- Joe BrowesUnited Kingdom
Recently several boardgames about board games events have been announced. Many of you will probably already know about ESSEN and ESSEN The Game: SPIEL'13.Recommend
Then yesterday I saw another one on the GMT P500 list WBC: The Board Game.
Seeing these three got me thinking. Clearly we are entering a new moment in the hobby, one that is celebratory, self-referential and possibly a bit solipsistic, but why should we limit ourselves to these big events? Why shouldn't we create games based on our own, local game groups or conventions?
So over on Meetup I asked the
goodpeople of my group, London on Board (http://www.meetup.com/LondonOnBoard/), what they thought London on Board: The Game might be like. You can see their typically withering answers below.
Now it's your turn! What would the game of your regular group be like? What are the mechanisms that make it tick? What's the victory condition? Is it a co-op, or a festival of backstabbery?
It doesn't matter whether it's you and the kids sitting down to a quick game after dinner, a weekly meet in a bar with a few friends, or a con that attracts 100s of people, it deserves its own game! Tell us about it below!
Share a bit about the group or convention in question, then tell us about the game of it. Feel free to come up with taglines, card effects, and anything else that helps to capture the spirit of the event.
Who knows, perhaps they'll be good enough ideas to get published. Maybe together we can FILL the BGG Top 100 with a glorious new type of game. Or just have a good laugh at each other.
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