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The Geek Weekly Issue #2

by Brad Cummings




Welcome to The Geek Weekly(TGW), a weekly roundup of interesting things happening on BoardGameGeek.com. Every day hundreds of comments and posts are made on BGG; it's impossible to keep track of it all. That's why we've created TGW as a way to highlight great content from around the Geek.

Here's what's important to keep track of from BGG High Command:
1. This week, the BGG team headed to the Big Apple for New York Toy Fair. Be sure to follow all of our coverage on BoardGameGeek News and iOS Board Games.
2. Finalists have been announced for the BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Awards. Winners will be announced 2/27/14. Head here to cast your vote for Board Game of the Year.

We do our best to provide a varied and diverse look at BGG each week. Found a post that you think should be featured? Shoot us a Geekmail.




Memoir '14...
The system used in Memoir '44 has been set in almost every time period imaginable. Somehow WWI has been left out. Have no fear, [user=pete belli]pete belli[/user] is here. He has laid out a detailed WWI ruleset and walks us through a full session. Check out the report.
Read on...


Board Games without Expansions, that Should Have Them
Every great board game needs expansions, right? Well, that is what user [user=DoomTurtle]DoomTurtle[/user] thinks. They've put together a Geeklist of some games without expansions that they feel need them. Have some games you think fit the list? Go add to the discussion.
View the List...


Board Gaming's Golden Age?
User [user=mlanza]mlanza[/user] looks back at their time in the gaming hobby and muses about the changes they have witnessed. It's hard to deny that the hobby is changing and growing rapidly. How has your experience been? Read mlanza's thoughts and add your own.
Join the Discussion...


Ikea EXPEDIT Discontinued
The gaming shelf of choice for many BGG users, the Ikea EXPEDIT is more than a piece of furniture, it is a statement. Ikea recently announced they would be discontinuing the model, sending the internet into an absolute uproar. Many BGG users are joining in. My guess is we will see a similar product to replace it in short order, but in the mean time...panic!
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Catan in 3D!
It seems like everything is being re-released in 3D these days. User [user=SH3RB5]SH3RB5[/user] shares a detailed process for making 3D terrain tiles for The Settlers of Catan. If you miss terrain building from your miniature wargaming days, this is a great change to bring those skills to board gaming.
Read on...


Sci-fi is Childish
Board game designer Michał Oracz posted on the blog of [user=trzewik]Ignacy Trzewiczek[/user] to share his thoughts on board game themes. As a designer, he asks why so many users dislike fantasy themes. It is an interesting discussion and a topic that will be eternally argued.
Read on...


Examining the Gamer Mentality
User [user=TheNameForgotten]TheNameForgotten[/user] tries to understand the gamer psyche on their blog this week. What do we want from our games? What do our games want from us? It truly is the Board Game Meta-Blog (also be sure to check out the great images throughout the post).
Read on...





Kingdom Builder Review in 60 Seconds
New user [user=bgamesin60seconds]bgamesin60seconds[/user] has been releasing a series of 60 second reviews. His repertoire covers both new games and classics. This week he tackled Spiel Des Jahres winner Kingdom Builder. He uses an interesting format that is very refreshing. Can you judge a game in 60 seconds?
Watch the Review...






The ultra hard to find Sails of Glory Sea Monster Expansion.
Posted by:[user=jardeon]jardeon[/user]
Image Discussion Thread




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Posted by:[user=ambierona]ambierona[/user]
Video Discussion Thread




An Amazing Wings of Glory Console
User [user=yeeshkul]yeeshkul[/user] has created an excellent alternative console for Wings of Glory: WW1 Airplane Packs. It is not crucial to gameplay, but is certain to add an artistic splash to any Wings of Glory game.
Download the File...





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