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The Geek Weekly Issue #8

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.


Tabletop Day Live Stream!
Tabletop day is a yearly event springing from the Wil Wheaton web show of the same name. The idea is to get gamers to gather across the world and play games this Saturday 4/5/14.

The GameNight crew are hosting a live stream of their event that day. Check out a discussion of what games they will play and the live stream.

There are over 60,000 board games in the BGG database. It is known as the most extensive collection of information on the subject. We rely on community submissions to help us add games we don't have. Have a game in mind that is missing from the database?  Follow these instructions to learn how to add a game to the database.

Obscure Player Aids and Weird Tales
User [user=ScottE]ScottE[/user] has spent the last several months creating players aids and other gaming helps for several games in his collection. Check out his blog post for a full list of what he has been working on.
Read On...

Evolution of a Wargamer
There are many paths to enter the hobby. User [user=Kaermo]Kaermo[/user] has put together this geeklist, chronicling their journey into wargaming. How does it compare to your path? Can you relate to their experience?
View the list...

Hell is Other People
Jean-Paul Sartre famously coined this phrase in his play No Exit. Whenever large bodies of people gather, there are bound to be things that annoy you. User [user=UanarchyK]UanarchyK[/user] has put together a silly list of things user sometimes do that they find annoying. Have anything add? Be sure to stop on by and laugh at our shared human tendencies.
View the list...

The Babies of Catan
Board gaming fandom can express itself in many ways. Perhaps you have collected 1000+ games, maybe you travel the country visiting conventions, or maybe you write a weekly roundup of what is happening on BGG. In this instance we have an amazing The Settlers of Catan baby blanket. It is an amazing piece of work and any baby will be honored to be wrapped in such a blanket.
Check it out...

Judging a by the Bits
Some review games based on excellence in game design, or mechanics that accurately simulate a real world event. Others are all about the stuff that comes in the box. For many of us, the toy factor is what keeps us coming back. User [user=MillicanDarque]MillicanDarque[/user] has used such a perspective to check out Risk: The Walking Dead – Survival Edition. Check out their blog for their unique take on evaluating games.
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Board Game Hipsters
Are you a board game hipster? Do you review to obscure hobby games in everyday conversation with a snide "You've probably never heard of it?" Do you scoff when Monopoly is mentioned? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be one. Check out the blog post below for one take on this trap we can all fall into.
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A Guide to Dixit
One of the breakout family/party games of the last few years is Dixit. It combines traditional mechanics we love (see Apples to Apples and Balderdash) with excellent art. This geeklist is an excellent guide to the game and the many products in the line. If you have been curious to on how to jump into this behemoth of game, this is an excellent starting point.
View the list...

Games with James: Castle Panic
Anyone else miss Games with Hayden? Yeah, me too. Well Games with James is a great competitor. It is a family affair. In this post they check out Castle Panic. It really is great to see a family perspective on the game.
Watch the Review...

Can this game handle a third?
Posted by:[user=javierix]javierix[/user]
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New Amsterdam Player Aid
This player aid for New Amsterdam is a great help for this up and coming hobby game. User [user=ldaponte]ldaponte[/user] has put together these excellent guides to help with setup and rules reminders.
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