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Pondering Mechanics with Bez: Sealed Bid Auctions

It's that time again! 10:00 today (Wednesday 22 March 2023), I'll be blethering about board game mechanics with Bez. This morning it's Sealed Bid Auctions.

Is this the way to go when you don't want auctions to take over your game? Chatting about games such as 'QE', 'For Sale', 'Biddabell', 'A game about auctioning cubes after winning an auction to become the auctioneer.', and 'Fzzzt!', one of Surprised Stare Games very own, award-winning, card games.

A very Fzzzt robot

We continue examining the different auction systems, through our series inspired by Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design by Geoffrey Engelstein and Isaac Shalev. This also follows the list of mechanisms on BGG.

  • How does it impact the game? How will it affect the experience at the table?

  • How versatile is it? Which games will it fit? What will it work well with?

  • When is it good? Who would enjoy it?

  • When is it bad? What issues might there be when adding it to a game?

  • Have we used it in any games? Would we? [I think I know part of the answer to this one!]

Come along to Stuff By Bez on YouTube at 10:00.

1 Comment

Mar 22, 2023

Enjoyed the broadcast!


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