Video Game Implementations – Ep.016

To talk video games, Chris Walters decided to bring in the big guns. Samantha Fisher has been writing about video games for GeekDad, and now she is sharing her thoughts on the current trend of board games becoming video games. See what Gil Melo and Matt Miller also...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.015

Asymmetric mechanics are used in games to vary playstyle and grant replayability. Some games go a LOT further than some others. On this episode, Chris Walters welcomes Gil Melo, Adam Kroeger, and Matt Miller back to the panel to discuss where variable powers ends and...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.014

Host, Chris Walters welcomes a new voice on the discussion this week. He, Gil Melo, and Matt Miller are joined by Adam Kroeger to bring in his thoughts on area control games and it’s value as a game mechanic. There is some talk about the recent Origins 2018...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.013

Many are planning to attend Origins 2018 in mid-June. With that being one of the biggest conventions in the US, we figured we should dedicate an episode of the show talking about what folks should and shouldn’t do when gathered with 20,000 of their closest friends....

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.012

We all have our own priorities and methods for growing and cultivating a game collection. Tonight, Chris Walters, Gil Melo, and Matt Miller discuss theirs with guest Christian Kang (TakeYourChits). They also get into best practices for storing and protecting these...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.011

A popular mechanic in many modern board games is “set collection”. On this episode, Chris Walters, Gil Melo, and Matt Miller give their thoughts on what that means, and how they think that is implemented. As always there will be some questions and comments in from...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.010

It set up like a lighter topic for the week:  game night prep. What ended up happening though, was an impassioned discussion about snacks, attitudes, and inclusivity. Check it out! Follow/Subscribe to Geek Spiel on Twitch:  twitch.tv/GeekSpiel Follow Geek Spiel on...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.009

In an effort to initiate a conversation in the community about inclusion and allyship in gaming groups, we have invited a student from Mizzou that is working on on an undergraduate project in this very space. Jim Farley and Chris Walters attended C2E2 last month for...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.008

Drafting is an interesting mechanic in game design. Whether it is used as a primary point of strategy or as a balancer of some others, it really forces players to play outside of their own tableaux. See if your feelings on the mechanic align with any of our panelists’...

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Geek Spiel On Air – Ep.007

We wanted to settle our feelings on the term “Ameritrash”. What does it mean to each of us? Why does it set so many folks off? Can Chris have Matt on a panel without wanting to kill him for a whole hour? Follow/Subscribe to Geek Spiel on Twitch:  twitch.tv/GeekSpiel...

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