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Joe H.
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I was wanting to make some video content for youtube, and a friend of mine suggested trying the boardgame route since its not as oversaturated as video games. My only issue with this is...how would one make that interesting to watch? Yeah they're fun to play but watching people play a boardgame seems kind of boring and I'm at a loss as to how to make palatable videos soblue Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a complete loss.
 
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Llez wrote:
I was wanting to make some video content for youtube, and a friend of mine suggested trying the boardgame route since its not as oversaturated as video games. My only issue with this is...how would one make that interesting to watch? Yeah they're fun to play but watching people play a boardgame seems kind of boring and I'm at a loss as to how to make palatable videos soblue Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a complete loss.


Check out the following:

Rahdo Runs Through
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Yeah, I guess that's no easy task, if you want to end up with something good. My advice would be:

1. Pick the most interesting game to watch
2. Do side commentary/interviews or talk through the important turns and explain your thought process. It's very entertaining to watch how players think about the plays they make.
3. Edit long and boring intervals out of the final video, summarize what happened if need be
4. Learn from the existing videos, the TableTop show is awesome to watch
5. JUST DO IT! At the start of a new project you'll always focus on the difficulties. Get your friends together, record a video, edit and post it. Learning by doing.
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Or you could scrap all of that and go with something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm6ymDyDDzE
 
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I watch boardgame videos all the time. If you are passionate about a subject your passion will guide you. Stop thinking about making youtube videos and think about WHY you would want to make them. Do you want to teach games? Do you want to review games? Or do you just want to be on youtube?
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It depends on what you want to do. If you want to comment or review a game, then you should probably include little carve outs and interviews during the video.

If you want to do play by play commentary, then you should pick something with a large following (CCG/LCGs for instance) and have something interseting to say.

If you just want to record games and put them on youtube, then maybe time lapse is the way to go.
 
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All good suggestions and such so far I was planning on actually playing the games, maybe do an unboxing/explanation for new ones but actually playing them seems like the funner way to do things rather than sticking strictly to reviews, especially since i have no experience really reviewing stuff.
 
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Well then you should watch Rahdo run through some games.
 
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Not all video content needs to be uploaded to the internet.
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ct5150 wrote:
Not all video content needs to be uploaded to the internet.


Even though this might sound kinda harsh, I 100% agree with that.

My advice would be that you look what successful boardgaming-related youtubers do in their videos... and do something different. I honestly think that it isn't worth yours or the time of the audience if you do what's already there.
If you have a unique idea for a new format more power to you and I'll be the first one to subscribe. But I don't think that there's any demand for another unboxing-channel.
 
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jhNz wrote:
ct5150 wrote:
Not all video content needs to be uploaded to the internet.


Even though this might sound kinda harsh, I 100% agree with that.

My advice would be that you look what successful boardgaming-related youtubers do in their videos... and do something different. I honestly think that it isn't worth yours or the time of the audience if you do what's already there.
If you have a unique idea for a new format more power to you and I'll be the first one to subscribe. But I don't think that there's any demand for another unboxing-channel.
Yeah, all that. What strikes me as strange here is that OP is asking the question in the first place. If you don't have the ideas, nor the subject matter knowledge, I don't see that you've any reason to want to do it. Just liking the idea of doing a thing isn't enough to make it something worthwhile.
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Llez wrote:
I was wanting to make some video content for youtube, and a friend of mine suggested trying the boardgame route since its not as oversaturated as video games. My only issue with this is...how would one make that interesting to watch? Yeah they're fun to play but watching people play a boardgame seems kind of boring and I'm at a loss as to how to make palatable videos soblue Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a complete loss.


I don't think you should do it. It doesn't seem like you have a lot of passion for something as involved as producing video content on board gaming. It's a lot of work with often times little reward just starting out. Jason pointed out some great series that show what you can do to make someone exciting. Look at those, think on it, and then reassess whether or not you want to do it.
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