Using VASSAL, I mean.
This is an idea that popped into my head a couple of times – there are several print-n-play games that are available for play using the VASSAL game engine (basically a “virtual board” where you sort of click-n-drag your game pieces to move stuff) and it could be kind of cool to give them a play with listeners of the podcast.
The best way to do it would probably be “live” using Skype, but play-by-email is also a possibility.
It could also be cool to chat about the game after giving it a try, and if that’s done using Skype you might get to be a guest on the podcast 😉
[Please note I am probably not interested in playing a game with the person who actually designed it – I think it would skew my review of the game.]
Admittedly, we would sort of be skipping the “print” part of print-and-play, but for a few games we can sort of get a feel for it to see if it’s sort printing or not, I guess you could say.
There are several games I’d be interested in trying out in this fashion:
City of Guilds
Galaxy of D
Postcard from the Revolution
Sword and Sail
Get to the Chopper!!!
Also, if you need more info on VASSAL you can go here.
If you think you might be interested in helping me check one of these out, let me know!