MY GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE- FROM A NON-GAMING, MAKEUP-LOVING GIRLY-GIRL!

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In BCM300 I have played 3 games so far. In the video below, I give my autoethnographic experience on the 3 games whilst the blog post that continues will delve into the games themselves.

6 Nimmt

6 Nimmt is a 2-10 player card game designed by Wolfgang Kramer. It was released in 1994 and has 36 different publishers (the list is featured below). There are 4 total game variations that can be played depending on the number of total players, so instead of using the full deck of 104 cards, you can play with 24, 44 or 54 cards. 5 different artists illustrated the game, Timur Baskakov, Design Edge, Bill Herrin, Gatis Sluka and Franz Vohwinkel. Their aim was to reach their target audience of kids and families as this is classed as a family game.

The games’ theme and setting intrigues me. Although its theme is based on the bulls and striving to not collect or to collect the bulls and their points, at times I feel that the game’s theme and setting feel odd. Why bulls? It has no exact backstory but this makes it enjoyable as you don’t need to think about the backstory and can just enjoy the game and the experience it brings.

Dobble

Dobble is also known as Spot it or any of its other 93 different names/versions. Dobble is another card game for 2-8 players. This is categorised as a kids game with the illustrations heavily focused on cartoon characters, bubbly, bright font and vivid colours. Released in 2009, it continues to create new variations. The game has 4 designers who also illustrated the game, Denis Blanchot, Jacques Cottereau, Guilliaume Gille-Naves and Igor Polouchine. Depending on the country and variation of the game and therefore there are a few different publishers (list below).

It features funny looking characters which were what drew my attention. It is similar to 6 Nimmt in terms that the game doesn’t have a backstory that’s required to be learnt which make the game more enjoyable. It focuses on speed as a theme something which if you like competitive games, I would highly recommend playing with a large group.

City Line

City Line is a pen, paper and dice game with the aim of building and occupying a city. The game has 3 phases, the construction phase that allows you to build your buildings, the time phase, where you determine the time of day and the occupancy phase, where you grow your population. The game is categorised as a dice game targeted at families. The game is designed by Jason Tagmire and published by Button Shy Games in 2020. The game is simple with it requiring your game card, a pen and 6 dice. There is no credited illustrator or artist for this game.

If you would like to access any of the mentioned games, I’ve provided links to Board Game arena as well as a way to download City Line.

References

Bill Herrin | Board Game Artist | BoardGameGeek 2022, Boardgamegeek.com, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameartist/35690/bill-herrin&gt;.

Cityline 2020, PNPArcade, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://www.pnparcade.com/products/cityline&gt;.

Cityline 2022, BoardGameGeek, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/308598/cityline/credits&gt;.

Design Edge | Board Game Artist | BoardGameGeek 2022, Boardgamegeek.com, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameartist/44835/design-edge&gt;.

Franz Vohwinkel | Board Game Artist | BoardGameGeek 2022, Boardgamegeek.com, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameartist/11883/franz-vohwinkel&gt;.

Gatis Sluka | Board Game Artist | BoardGameGeek 2022, Boardgamegeek.com, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameartist/65231/gatis-sluka&gt;.

Spot it! 2022, BoardGameGeek, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/63268/spot-it/credits&gt;.

6 nimmt! 2020, BoardGameGeek, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/432/6-nimmt/credits&gt;.

Timur Baskakov | Board Game Artist | BoardGameGeek 2022, Boardgamegeek.com, viewed 23 March 2022, <https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameartist/102034/timur-baskakov&gt;.

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