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The Geek Weekly Issue #7

by Brad Cummings

Welcome to The Geek Weekly(TGW), a weekly roundup of interesting things happening on 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.

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.


BGG at PAX East
I will be at PAX East on behalf of! Be sure to check out our panel "Lost in Translation: Do Crossovers Work?" Sunday at 1:30pm in the Cuttlefish Theater.

Running any cool board game events? Tweet @boardgamegeek, and we will help spread the word.

You know what's better than a new game? A new game you got for free! There are always contests on BGG, giving you a chance to win the latest games. Follow these instructions to learn how to participate in BGG contests.

An Excellent Interview Series
User [user=Sanders]Sanders[/user] has been conducting a series of great interviews with members of the board game industry. The entire series is highly recommended. The one below is with Ben Rosset designer of Brew Crafters.
Read On...

The Concept of Money
The philosophy of currency has been deeply studied and is really interesting. User [user=x_equals_speed]x_equals_speed[/user] has taken a look at the concept and how it applies to board games. Finite resources are key to any game and x_equals_speed dives more into how it works in some of their favorites.
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Drafting in SolForge
SolForge is the hit digital card game from Stone Blade Entertainment. It goes beyond most digital games offering drafting, tournaments, and more. User [user=tcarter]tcarter[/user] takes a look at drafting in the game in their latest blog post. If you haven't given this digital card game a try, it may be worth a look.
Read On...

Board Game Cafes Around the World
Board gaming is a worldwide community, and we on BGG are a worldwide community. Recently, board game cafes and bars have been popping up around the globe. In this thread users have listed cafes and bars in their area. Looking for a place to play games or know of one to add? Head to the thread.
Join In...

A Star Trek Attack Wing Chat
Pundits from Dice Tower and TableTop got together to discuss Star Trek: Attack Wing. They go pretty in-depth on the game and give good perspectives as both fans and strategy game players. Be sure to watch for everything from timeline debates to painting tips.
Watch the Video...

The BGG Vocabulary
Board gaming has its own unique vocabulary. Eurogame, Ameritrash, and so on. A new user reached out in this thread to get help with this jargon. New to BGG? Be sure to check out this thread for some explanations, and don't be afraid to reach out to the community about anything you don't understand or check out the BGG Glossary.
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Gamer in the Middle
Ever had a friend show up late to the gamenight? Every held off on starting a game while waiting for players to show up? This geeklist catalogs game that players can join in the middle. These games would be a great start to any game night allowing players to hop in as they arrive.
View the List...

Gaming Out of Suitcases
User [user=shaunrice]shaunrice[/user] is with a traveling theater production, playing and reviewing games as he goes. This time he has reviewed Elder Sign. And the end of each video he includes his upcoming shows, so perhaps you can meet him in person someday.
Watch the Review...

That's a lot of fondant...
Posted by:[user=roberious]roberious[/user]
Image Discussion Thread

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Video Discussion Thread

Survive! Tracking Sheets
Some people count cards, others count Survive: Escape from Atlantis! tiles. To each their own I guess. In all seriousness, the file this week is a great way to keep track of what tiles have been players in the game, and even make sure you have a full set.
Download the File


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