My husband is away for work for the next few weeks. I'm having a few friends over this afternoon to play boardgames/drink beer. Assuming he can take care of the beer himself, how can we replicate/include him in this afternoon? [more inside]
Sprechen sie Deutsch? Could you help me work out how to make an English version of Spiel des Jahres winner for 2012, Schnappt Hubi!
? [more inside]
Diplomacy (the board game): What are your favorite websites for playing Diplomacy? Simple, graphical sites a big plus. How about your favorite (offline) software for keeping track of games, for Mac? And finally, what are your favorite general-info Diplomacy sites? Thanks!
Some friends and I are going to be playing Arkham Horror this Friday. None of us has ever played before. What advice can you give to a bunch of first-timers? [more inside]
Is there a board game that relies on building sentences for game play, but not in a "teach people how to construct sentences" way and is not Mad Libs? [more inside]
Types of Games: I have come across various attempts to catalogue the possible varieties of stories
that exist. The basic assumption being that all plots (narratives?) can be be boiled down to one among only a few types e.g. Hero leaves the kingdom; Hero steals fire, etc. I am looking for a similar classification system for GAMES, that is: how many fundamental types/kinds of game are there? [more inside]
Good place for a small group gathering for boisterous board game fun? [more inside]