Why we love board games! | Tabletop Tag!
We would love to see the @Watch It Played, Shea from @RTFM Ruel Gaviola, and Brain__in_a_jar do this!
1:46 Favorite Childhood Board Game?
2:59 When did you REALLY get into board games?
5:01 First Game we purchased?
6:09 Any other hobbies?
6:58 Your break through game
10:21 A theme that always draws you in?
12:04 Favorite mechanism?
12:59 A Mechanism you don’t like?
14:48 Newest game in our collection
15:56 Favorite player count?
16:59 Board Game pet peeve
19:16 What is your preferred player color?
19:58 Read the rules? Or watch a video?
20:58 Favorite board game snack?
21:43 Ever been to a con?
24:05 Unreleased game you’re really looking forward to?
25:25 Favorite thing about the board game hobby?
26:50 Open and Punch right away, or wait?
28:15 Others who should do this!
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Thanks for this video! You guys are great. I totally agree with Nick on "Favourite thing about the board game hobby": discovering! 🙂
Yes! Add the stinkin' number on every score tracker space! Let me do the actual math to move the counter. And yellow is my go to color, which seemed unusual within groups until one game where 3 of us were fighting for the yellow piece.Great video 🙂
This was so much fun. Thanks for sharing your story and keeping the tag going.
I really have to agree with the different theme. I don't really collect themes. Setting aside, for a moment, games that are set in the same universe and really broad themes like space, I might have 2 games of a certain theme. I have 2 games about magical libraries (which is an odd theme to see duplicated in a collection, I think) and 2 games about mad scientists, with a third and forth pending Kickstarter fulfillment (Colab and Palm Laboratory). I looked, not very hard, for a long time for a game about the Roman Empire. That was my favorite period in history, but most of the games I've looked at on it don't interest me because there can be a lot of negotiation in those. I was able to get a copy of Ave Roma early on in the pandemic, so until I can get that to the table and decide if it's worth keeping, I don't feel the need to pay much attention to that theme. Steam Punk always piques my interest, but that's another one where the games don't really interest me. I have one and I still check new ones out when I come across them. Leviathan Wilds really interested me because it was such a different theme. Simurgh, Rajas of the Ganges Dice Charmers, and Dead Man's Cabal all currently sit in my top 10.
Our first game was the wooden cube version of Pandemic as well! We gave it to our son when his wife started her journey into the hobby, and they began their own collection. We now have the 2nd edition (along with every possible expansion and version!) Still one of our favorites! I do love this tag idea! We have a small channel, started not quite 2 years ago, and may have to do this one ourselves! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Saying Hello from Argentina. Cool you mention Us. Awesome content.
Fantastic conversation, guys! I agree with so much here.
Mike and Nick, I once again beseech you to check out the super interesting Worker Placement and Tile Laying/Stacking wonder-beast that is Cooper Island.
I joined this hobby about 6 years ago.
In my mid 20s. Me and my husband just moved to a new state not knowing anyone. So one day I decided to go on meetup to find a board game group inorder to met some new people and hopefully long term friends.
It took a couple of groups until I found the right one for me. Mind you I didn't own any games of my own and some one I knew back home brought games and taught them like betral house on tje hill and pandamic. So I knew I enjoyed playing them just never got really I to the hobby myself.
Anyway after find the group I gelled the most with, it really got me to love the hobby and collect games of my very own. We still all play with each other and have become quite good friends.
Anyway I know their some people out there who want to get I to the hobby but maybe to shy to get out there but trust me this hobby is filled with some wonderful people. ☺️
Great video! It’s always fun learning more about creators. Keep up the content, really enjoying it!
My gf and I got "into" the hobby about 3 years ago. We had liked and played boardgames before that, but actively started collecting and really getting into the hobby about 3 years ago. Right before covid, and then when covid hit we REALLY got into it. She worked from home and I'm a vet tech and kept working during all the pandemic as essential staff. So we didn't really go out anywhere due to my work and risk factor. Playing boardgames helped us deal with that all, as well as having something fun and interactive to do besides just watching movies or tv together.
Our big gateway game was actually Ticket to Ride Europe. A mutual friend who plays D&D with us brought it to our place for a get together. We had played Cards Against Humanity, other party card games, but not a lot of actual boardgames. I loved it and the next time she brought Azul thus proving those 2 are good gateway games lol. I like the idea Nick said in a recent Meta Game Minute of showing new gamers boardgames that have new ideas to those people to expand their mindset. Ticket to Ride was good as it had some cards so I was familiar with that, but then for the second game she brought Azul which was totally different for me.
We actually stumbled onto channels like you guys, Rahdo, Dice Tower, and Watch it Played and watching the various channels really helped us to curate what games we got based on the mechanisms we liked, reviews of games, if you like this try this, etc. One of the coolest things for us is meeting some of the content creators we've watched for a while now. We went to our first con (DTW) this year and got to meet most of the DT staff, Paula (who is just so sweet), and you guys. We actually talked to you guys briefly at Paula's little improv panel, which was super fun itself. You guys were super friendly and a joy to meet. We also got to play with some really nice random people at DTW. We joined a few games with "looking for players" signs and found some by putting up the same signs ourselves. Hopefully sometime in the future we might get to play with you guys at a convention.
This video made me do a bit of research, and I re-discovered my earliest board game love–Sound Safari! I just watched the commercial and got a crashing wave of nostalgia!
I love the Tag… so fun to learn more about everyone
Those crossfire commercials were something else, super charged!
I finally went back and watched the Beiber video so I feel like I'm in on the joke now.
I fell in love with you two back on a BGB where you two were going to reveiw the game Oh Heck(Hell), but whenever one of you went to say the title, the other would jump in and say cant say that on the dice tower. Miss those.
So in less than 6 years you've amassed that entire library of games behind you? 🤯
loved hearing you guys do this! I also dont like area control BUT LOVE mountains out of molehills cause it's super cute theme and not combative (moles are so polite!). love y'all as usual 💜
Hands off yellow nick, that is mine.
Awh! Nick & Mike thank you so much for doing the tag! 🥰🙌🏻 Seriously y’all are the best and I enjoyed learning more about you two! We have a ton in common and that makes me so happy. I agree negotiation games are the worst. 🤣 and when I see people with games still in shrink on their shelves I cry inside. Can’t wait until we can meet at a con and play some games. We could even go rock climbing! 👏🏻 that would be super fun.
Yeah Board Game Garden (AKA board dances with rose) is all right.
1:30 ouch man. I’m at that age where my hair is changing. Ugh they didn’t tell us this would happen. I swear I just turned 21.
I remember mouse trap on the commercials. I wanted that so bad.
11:30 shout out to Mike's kid. 😉
This is a great bio reel for you guys
Man I want to meet you guys in person. We are legitimately the same people! I can’t wait to start my YouTube channel up again! Maybe one day we will meet in a convention
This is so fun! Glad you guys did this. I almost named myself DibsonYellow because that’s my player color too. Hope to be that third player count at BGGCON or something.
Great video, thank you!
Alright so, so hear me out. Hear me out with this. WizKids or FFG picks up some of the rights to Wingspan, and now instead of Birds, DRAGONS!! FREAKIN DRAGONS EGGS. AH AHHH. I like it I'd buy it. (Never played Wingspan yet)
Thanks guys. You rock! Enjoy GenCon
It was such a pleasure meeting you both Friday evening outside the con. You guys really have encourage so many of us to develop confidence in this hobby. Thank you both for being solid doods. I hope you both enjoyed the con.
Yea I punch right away too. It does feel like a stress reliever to punch and organize everything.
Hope to see you guys at PAXU this year!
Punching is a zen moment in my life everytime I do it and recently, sleeving… love it!
Split the group? Eww. Lol great video guys
I'm now ready for my Brothers Murph trivia night!
Awesome stories, brothers. Great to hear the love going strong
Love hearing more about my favorite content creators in the board game space. And yes you are among my favorites! Great video as usual. Love your work!
Lol senior moment! I forgot how old I was. I always wanted to play Mouse Trap that I saw on commercials. Mouse traps in real life are less cool.
This is awesome(in my Michaelangelo voice)! I agree with your theme answer. I really like seeing a theme that's different, like First Rat. This was great, and thank you for doing this and the shout-out!
I forgot about Hi Ho Cheerio. I totally had that as a young kid too. That and some other one that had a big plastic caterpillar or centipede that you had to put legs on? I dunno. That was a weird recovered memory.
Anyway, fun vid! Grayson and I did this a bit ago, check it out if you're curious!
I am quite an introverted person but I LOVE negotiation games, especially ones that allow me to non-binding negotiation? Oof 🤌🏼 😂(I’m looking at you, Chinatown!)
Ooo! Shout out to Grandcon!
This is great!
I'm also Team Never Red, BluethenBlackthenPurpleorOrange is my hierarchy. I am the exact opposite of y'all on how to play videos, I use the rulebooks as reference but I prefer a video because I absorb the information better if I hear it and see it being done. I get lost in rulebooks. Just give me a glossary and a player aid, I'll figure it out. Great video!
These videos have been a lot of fun ever since Jenna started it. Always great to find out a little more about your favorite content creators. I never really thought about it before, but I totally agree with Nick that it's aggravating when a scoring track doesn't have a number on every space! There is NO reason for that!!
You guys are in the Oxnard?!! I’m in Camarillo!! Gamers unite!! Ever been to Zander’s game house in Camarillo?