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Judd Vance
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Every 3rd video, we mix it up on a non-wargame topic from a wargamer's view.

This is the last of the original 3 that we shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kFD3NAbGnI
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The list is immediately rendered invalid since no one mentioned Cards Against Humanity! Just kidding, i enjoyed the video because it was nice to get a new view of what primarily wargamers play on the side.

I enjoy a few of those games, but i don't think anything could make me enjoy Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition anymore.
 
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HAMTAG ?

Well at least now I can search for your videos easily
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Kreator82 wrote:
I enjoy a few of those games, but i don't think anything could make me enjoy Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition anymore.

Who said anything about "enjoying?" whistle
(See my opening disclaimer).
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Shanghai Trader ure screw your neighbor in too many ways to count. Spend about 6 hours playing, and every dies at the end. No winner. What could be better as a multiplayer party wargame?
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I thought of one a month later I should have had. I just don't think of it as a party game: Nuclear War. I actually took it a to a church party and about fell over laughing when a sweet old lady dropped a 100 Megaton warhead from a Saturn on me and when she spun and said, "Dirty Bomb! Double the Yield!" with great delight, as she nuked 50,000,000 people.
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Interesting, I'd be more interested to see your top five Euro or Ameritrash or whatever types of games, but this did make me interested in the Bang dice game. The card game just never really sits well with people, I've found, so I'll have to try it out!

Nice work guys, keep it up!
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I always describe Dixit as "It's like Apples to Apples, except it's good."
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Would like to see more list, maybe focused on specific wars/battles or mechanics (best hex and counter, etc). Not as interested in the non wargaming stuff, only because we are inundated with that and there is so little wargaming entertainment. really liked the first 2 vids.

Only other thing is finding the vids. Maybe someone should get a geek list going, or a thread we can subscribe to so we know when the new ones come out.
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They missed one (and it had to be said sooner or later):

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ryanking wrote:
Would like to see more list, maybe focused on specific wars/battles or mechanics (best hex and counter, etc). Not as interested in the non wargaming stuff, only because we are inundated with that and there is so little wargaming entertainment. really liked the first 2 vids.

Only other thing is finding the vids. Maybe someone should get a geek list going, or a thread we can subscribe to so we know when the new ones come out.

I disagree about not showing non-wargame stuff on these. Most of the time I'd prefer wargame stuff, sure, but one thing that I've found is that if I share several wargame preferences with a gamer, I'm more likely to enjoy their recommendations in other game types as well, certainly a lot more than Tom Vasel's personal preferences which I find impossible to maneuver for any clarity. (Not that I dislike his videos, I just can't compare and contrast his likes/dislikes to provide a satisfying aid to my game purchasing.)

It'd be nice to see the HAMTAG's perspectives on other types of games for those reasons, but as specials or something instead of all the time, since it is a Wargame video.
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Yes, I did enjoy the video after all, mostly because I really like these 3 guys! But as far as different perspective, their picks, besides Judd's, we're the basic Tom Vasel-fare (I mean that I a nice way!). I agree with jacovis, I would like to see their Ameritrash and euro picks. I just think most gamers pretty much all agree on most of these party games (times up, wits and wagers, etc).


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At a recent con a man said "I'd rather play the worst wargame before I play a Euro"

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My top party game is Atlantic Storm/Pacific Typhoon.
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I am so glad these videos are continuing. And while I do not dislike euro games per se, I cannot argue with the logic that "dinosaurs make everything better."
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coil23 wrote:
I am so glad these videos are continuing. And while I do not dislike euro games per se, I cannot argue with the logic that "dinosaurs make everything better."

There is one game that a dinosaur cannot improve -- maybe two (I'm torn on one). But you'll have to see my ratings to see which, though.
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