A mid-week recap of the best blog posts from the last 7 days.
It’s been a slower week than normal, obviously. Essen Spiel Fest is upon us and most of the posts being generated focus on the granddaddy of EuroCons.
Here are the top four posts from October 8-14:
IN MEDIA RES – DESIGNING BEGINNINGS
Filip Wiltgren @ Wiltgren Media, Oct. 13
Filip reveals a trick designers use and it’s changed my impression of game inventors. You see, practically nobody starts a game at the beginning. We all receive cards, money, resources; no one starts from scratch. This is the same as telling a story by beginning in the middle.
3 OTHERS WELL WORTH THE READ…
WHY WE CAN’T HAVE A GREAT OREGON TRAIL BOARDGAME
by Nat Levan @ Oakleaf Games, 10/14.
Tony Boydell @ Every Man Needs a Shed, Oct. 13
A riotous look at all the (fake) boardgames being released at Essen.
WHY YOU SHOULD STOP COMPLAINING AND LEARN TO LOVE MUNCHKIN
by Matt M. Casey @ Clever Move, Oct. 13
For the complete discussion of these and other great posts from the past week, check out my blog on Board Game Geek, at http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/34974/best-board-game-blogs-week-ft-beginning-middle.