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The Geek Weekly Issue #9

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!
BoardGameGeek will be at PAX East this year recording demos, interviewing industry luminaries, and even hosting a panel. Be sure to check out the tabletop area and give a shout out if you see me!

The time to invest in gold is now! GeekGold that is. GeekGold is a currency earned on the site for posting and more. It can be used to buy an avatar, micro badges and many other things. Follow these instructions to learn more about how to earn and spend GeekGold.

A Game Bit Comic
Board gaming comics are becoming more and more common, but this one is certainly unique. Using bits from the game being referenced, User [user=Inkygirl]Inkygirl[/user] has created a multimedia project that goes beyond the included joke. Definitely worth checking out, and I am looking forward to more.
Check it out...

Help Design a Game for a Wedding
Wedding planning is know for making strong, rational individuals crazy. It involves several hundred factors that must all be tracked, organized, and executed. User [user=Demon Jim]Demon Jim[/user] has decided to add game design as an additional wedding task. They’ve taken to the forums requesting advice on a simple game design, please head over and help now! It's the least you can do for the newlyweds.
Read On...

7 Questions for Matt Leacock
Matt Leacock is the renowned designer of Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and more. His contributions to the co-op genre of board gaming cannot be ignored. User [user=lacychrisvain]lacychrisvain[/user] has asked him 7 questions and has received 7 answers. Head on over to the blog post to read some insights from this board gaming celebrity.
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Handmade Redesigns
User [user=schlawiner]schlawiner[/user] has remade some of their favorite games lovingly by hand. The results are both amazing and hipstertastic. They have found a way to put a unique mark on something that they love. Think you could do this with your favorite game?
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Top 50 Games Played in March
Do you log your board game plays on BGG? If not, this is great way to track your gaming history and really see what games take up most of your time. This geeklist ranks games by plays in the last month. Check out the list and see where your favorite games rank.
View the list...

Gamifying Weight Loss
We love games because they reward a strict following of rules with desired outcomes. Gamifying weight loss follows these same principles. User [user=BlackTower]BlackTower[/user] is courageously sharing their journey via their blog as they use gaming motivations to lose weight. Check out the amazing story below.
Check it out...

Gaming with Your Mother
Gaming has the power to bridge age, cultural, and social divides. This point is a captured beautifully in this thoughtful list by user [user=jayboy]jayboy[/user]. He has recorded each game he has played with his mother as a tribute to a pastime the enjoy together. What a great way to use a hobby to connect with those you love.
Check it out...

Hunter and Cron Review King of Tokyo
Usually it’s hard to connect with a review in another language. Luckily, Hunter and Cron have provided captions for their King of Tokyo review, making it accessible for German and English speakers. Take a look at their quick and silly review style.
Watch the Review...

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Avalon Hill and Victory Games Collectors List
Are you a fan of the old Avalon Hill and Victory Games board games? You are in luck. User [user=viki3m]viki3m[/user] has put together an extensive list of every title released by the company, providing an essential guide for collectors. Be sure to check it out.
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