Thursday, 14 June 2012


I am really getting into Wil Wheaton's TableTop video podcast where he plays board games with celebrities. Well, internet and sci-fi celebrities. It just does a really good job of showing how much fun board games are, and works as advertising not just for the specific games in question, but the whole concept. I would really appreciate an RSS feed just for the TableTop episodes in order, but they don't seem to have that. If you're a fan of Wil Wheaton or board games, you should check it out.

One thing in general that surprises me is that there aren't more turn-based games being made for mobile phones. It's possible this is because playing with other humans in asynchronous time means a lot of waiting around, and we are a generation that demands instant gratification. Still, as demonstrated by Draw Something, you can easily handle multiple turn-based games at once on the one interface, so it's not like it's an impossible task. I would like to see many more table-top board games translated for play online, on mobile phones and on tablets.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - If you have an iPhone, you can get Ticket To Ride to play on there.
PPS - And probably some other games. I don't know, because I have an Android phone.

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