Online Boardgaming – Live!

OK, there are all those online tournaments that promote huge fan bases watching people play for thousands of dollars.  I’m never going to be one of those people.  However, I do get my moment in the sun…

Yes, my favorite hobby, boardgaming, has reached that next level – whatever that is.  Thursday evening (Tomorrow – June 28th) at 7:30pm EST, Northstar Games will be hosting a live video feed promoting their new edition of Wits & Wagers.   They’ve recruited big names from all over the boardgame blogosphere, and myself for some reason, for a live competition of the new Wits & Wagers Party.  Read on for details and the link…

You may have heard of Wits & Wagers, it is my favorite trivia boardgame.  You guess an answer, but then earn most of your points by betting on which player’s answer is closest to the right one.  Knowing a lot of trivia is useful, but won’t guarantee a win.  For example, how many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?  Make a random guess, but be sure you bet on whichever opponent has the right answer…

If you want to watch, tune in to by 7:30pm EST.   Many big names from the boardgaming world will be playing against each other, but since you probably don’t know any of them and none of us are getting paid to play, it probably doesn’t really matter.

I’ll be representing as well as my other “boardgaming-centric” web site –  Come on by and cheer me on!  If that isn’t enough to draw you in, I’ve been given a prerelease copy to pass out to “my biggest fan” (no, not volume-based) who shows up at comments on the forums.  “Biggest Fan” to be completely arbitrarily picked by me with absolutely no hint of impartiality.  So most everyone has a chance at it unless Cary starts to threaten to flush another Pokemon down the potty if I don’t send it his way to complete his party game collection.

Come on by and support the GamingWithChildren spirit!  You know we would do it for you.  (Well, we would if we didn’t have to weed the garden first, and maybe take the dog for a walk… but then we TOTALLY would be there for you, maybe.)

PS. You know you want to be there when competitive online boardgaming finally takes off…  well this will give you a chance to see what it might look like – when that happens some day…  too bad we’re just a bunch of gamers who can’t talk about their hobby enough in person so we have to spill our thoughts out onto the web.

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  1. Sorry, should have said tomorrow, June 28th!

  2. Good luck Matt!
    I also find it amusing that you said “…moment in the sun” about an Internet event. Get outside green hair! You’re blinding us all with your Mad Science skin

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