Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 48 - Introduction Board Gaming for Geeks and Programmers

January 25, 2007 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Gaming | Podcast
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My forty-eighth Podcast is up. I've finally buckled to intense peer pressure ;) and become a board gamer. More and more I've noticed that what I thought board games were like is wrong. There's a thriving alternative (to Monopoly, at least) board gaming world out there, and it's a great place for programmers to hang out. In this episode we talk about board games as an alternative to the HD-Xbox-PS3-Wii overload that many geeks and their families face in this increasingly techo-saturated time.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 26, 2007 0:23
Christ! WTF ?!?!??!
are you out of interesting issues to talk about ?
maybe next week you should do a show about knitting....
This is the worst Hanselminutes EVER, I wanted to shoot myself in the head (I switched to radio instead)

January 26, 2007 0:56
Wow, that's a really unkind thing to say. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the show, but there are better ways to express it, especially in a public forum. You appear to realize that because you chose not to leave your name on your comment.

A lot of programmers find Board Games, particuarly ones that involve strategy and analysis, to be a nice reprieve from the grind of the computer keyboard.

I have about 50 other topics, most technical, queued up. You're always welcome to email me with topics that you're interested in hearing.
January 26, 2007 1:02
As soon as you said boardgames I thought of Settlers straight away - its a great family game.
I can vouch for settlers and the two expansions (Seafarers plus Cities and Knights).

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