March 30, 2020

Brainwaves 45 - Multiplayer Solitaire

Brainwaves HQ is a lonely place for Iain M to be on his own: Iain C is self isolating, and we’ve sent all the interns home for safety. Contemplating what to do next he is thankfully joined by Jamie who has returned from his walkabout, and a very special guest. Together they look at the impact Covid-19 has had on the boardgaming world before turning to news of companies splitting, awards being announced, and games companies reacting to counterfeiting. In Brainstorm we look at ways you can still engage with the Tabletop community online. 

 

Headline

Coronavirus Impacts Tabletop World

Games Expo Moves to August

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/content/news/uk-games-expo-postponed-august-2020/

Tabletop Scotland moves to October

https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/tabletop-scotland-2020-postponed-news/

Asmodee USA is not releasing any new titles over April

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/102183/covid-19-gaming-table-iii-asmodee-alliance-and-acd

Wizards suspends WPN

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45485/wizards-coast-suspends-wpn-qualifiers-premier-series-events-for-magic-the-gathering-due-coronavirus

Brighton A&E staff use boardgame to practice managing overcrowded department

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-sussex-51630120/brighton-ae-staff-practise-with-crisis-board-game?fbclid=IwAR3XZW1W18n-zRgd3q16tvtdQ-elYHqliuaX7sAqoL_015mOc6AfLI9YnTs

 

News

Plaid Hat Games Splits from Asmodee

https://twitter.com/PlaidHatGames/status/1233512952965337088

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/2/28/fight-for-survival/

https://www.plaidhatgames.com/news/1049

Boardgame Crate Shutters

https://www.boardgamecrate.co.uk/

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/665127585801306112/681463461271699479/Screenshot_20200224-113213.png?width=327&height=671

Calliope Games reduces distribution roster

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/45443/calliope-games-slashes-distributor-roster

Origins Awards nominees

https://www.originsgamefair.com/news/2020-origins-awards-nominees

Brainstorm

Search the #isloationcon on Twitter to see all the stuff we have found or check this list:

https://giantbrain.co.uk/2020/03/24/isolationcon-the-list/

You can join the Discord here

Smartparty Agon AP

https://smartparty.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/agon-actual-play/

Patreon Shoutouts

Olive Kinne

Exec Producers: Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

https://luckysparrow.co.uk/

Outro

Ayr Monopoly

https://www.ayradvertiser.com/news/18276621.ayr-wins-competition-get-version-monopoly/?ref=fbshr&fbclid=IwAR0uv_jhH7VlPHY0TpK9g41vpCm-D8S-Um8MvHJn6Q8V7TkyJnH5nX49vcQ

https://www.facebook.com/AyrMonopoly/?hc_location=ufi&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDoyMzE4OTQ5Nzc0ODc0MTYxXzIzMTkwMDUxOTQ4Njg2MTk%3D

 

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