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Eric Walters commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Review of Old School Tactical
""Old School" is a misnomer within this title. It's just an exciting smash-mouth knife fight of a game. Easy to learn and to play, but the tactical game grognards will have to suspend their disbelief compared to other, more established…"
Aug 4, 2016
Scott Bogen posted a blog post

Review of Old School Tactical

When I think of “old school” wargames, I conjure up fond memories of playing Panzer Leader on a tiny table in a friend’s home when we were in junior high school. At the time this experience was entirely new to me, and the idea of moving beyond the toys in our Guns of Navarone playsets to an “adult” game of WWII warfare with hexes and units felt almost taboo, and therefore irresistible. Bleeding through the combat on the map board was a realism that couldn’t be denied. It was if the futures of…See More
Aug 1, 2016
Scott Bogen posted a blog post

Aspern-Essling 1890 and Battle of the Bulge

In the Warfare segment of the just-released episode 12 of The Board Game Show podcast, Kevin and I discuss Aspern-Essling 1890 and the classic Avalon Hill game, Battle of the Bulge, as well as iOS games, Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow from Shenandoah Studio.Download or Stream the podcast, and thanks for listening!See More
Jan 22, 2014
Scott Bogen posted a blog post

Episode 10 Features Eisenbach Gap Deluxe: World at War

Episode 10 of The Board Game Show features an interview with Grid-Hammer designer, Leeron Webb. Scott Bogen reviews Kingdom Builder and explains how it can occasionally save face in nerdy conversations. Scott also shares his experience as a weapons officer in Space Cadets and gives us a brief first-impressions report of 1775: Rebellion. In our Warfare segment, Soviet tanks stream into West…See More
Nov 5, 2013
Scott Bogen commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board
"Terrific! Thanks for listening!"
Sep 23, 2013
Thomas A Stevenson commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board
"I am in the process of listening to the Podcast now."
Sep 22, 2013
Scott Bogen commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board
"Thanks for jumping in there, Kevin!"
Sep 22, 2013
Kev commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board
"Hi there Thomas. No this is not related. This is a new fresh look at the East and West Fronts with Block in the West. EFII has had an amazing run, and dozens of rules revisions. This is a new game released late last year. It is receiving great…"
Sep 22, 2013
Thomas A Stevenson commented on Scott Bogen's blog post Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board
"Is this game related to the Columbia Game's Eastfront?"
Sep 21, 2013
Scott Bogen posted a blog post

Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board

In my just-released episode 9 of The Board Game Show podcast, I interview Blocks In The East designer, Emanuele Santandrea. I recently talked to Emanuele via Skype at his home in Italy where he tells us all about Blocks in the East, his dedication to the quality of components, his design philosophy and an overview of the combat system. Stick around after this interview for further discussion of Blocks In The East…See More
Sep 20, 2013
Scott Bogen posted a blog post

Unboxing B-29 Superfortress

In my just-released episode 7 of The Board Game Show podcast, I un-box B-29 Superfortress by Legion Wargames:In the late 80’s I hovered over an imaginary bomber crew and conducted make-believe, yet mostly historical missions over WWII Germany. My heart raced as ME 109s and FW 190’s strafed my flying fortress. I worried about the fate of my crew – each of them personally named – as I conducted…See More
May 3, 2013
Scott Bogen is now a member of ConsimWorld
Feb 3, 2013

Profile Information

Your favorite game(s):
Conflict of Heroes, Eclipse, Battlestar Galactica, Memoir '44, 7 Wonders, etc.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
No Retreat
What game(s) have you played recently?
Battlestar Galactica, Conflict of Heroes, The Resistance: Avalon, Dixit: Journey, X-Wing Miniatures Game, etc.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
8+ hours weekly
How big is your game collection?
100+ titles
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Verona, WI
About Me
I am the producer and host of the board gaming podcast, The Board Game Show. I am currently a stay-at-home Dad who games frequently, and designs/maintains Web sites on the side. I have a background in broadcast journalism.
Website:
http://www.theboardgameshow.com

Scott Bogen's Blog

Review of Old School Tactical

When I think of “old school” wargames, I conjure up fond memories of playing Panzer Leader on a tiny table in a friend’s home when we were in junior high school. At the time this experience was entirely new to me, and the idea of moving beyond the toys in our Guns of Navarone playsets to an “adult” game of WWII warfare with hexes and units felt almost taboo, and therefore irresistible. Bleeding through the combat on the map board was a realism that couldn’t be denied. It was if the…

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Posted on August 1, 2016 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

Aspern-Essling 1890 and Battle of the Bulge

In the Warfare segment of the just-released episode 12 of The Board Game Show podcast, Kevin and I discuss Aspern-Essling 1890 and the classic Avalon Hill game, Battle of the Bulge, as well as iOS games, Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow from Shenandoah Studio.

Download or Stream the podcast, and thanks for listening!

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 11:42am

Episode 10 Features Eisenbach Gap Deluxe: World at War

Episode 10 of The Board Game Show features an interview with Grid-Hammer designer, Leeron Webb. Scott Bogen reviews Kingdom Builder and explains how it can occasionally save face in nerdy conversations. Scott also shares his experience as a weapons officer in Space Cadets and gives us a brief first-impressions report of 1775: Rebellion. In our Warfare segment, Soviet tanks…

Continue

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 2:52pm

Interview with Blocks in the East designer, Emanuele Santandrea and Kevin Sharpe of The Big Board

In my just-released episode 9 of The Board Game Show podcast, I interview Blocks In The East designer, Emanuele Santandrea.

 …

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Posted on September 22, 2013 at 11:10am — 5 Comments

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