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Geek Video Contest 2019 - Part 1
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Hey fellow geeks! I've decided I wanted to bring back the Geek Video Contest, a fun contest started by fellow geek Cate108 in 2011, when Geek Video's were few, and many games needed videos. I'd like to try doing this 2 times a year. I know that means that there may be a LOT of entries, but all creators may only enter a maximum of TWO videos for this contest.

Nowadays there are plenty of reviewers, and almost all games in the BGG database have at least one video, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun, right? So this contest is meant to challenge users to create a video for a boardgame or RPG (no videogames), even if you're not a reviewer. I'd love to see videos for games that don't have one yet, but anything goes. Even ancient games, that have hundreds of reviews.

You can score points by being original: make a thematic review, maybe even dress up appropriately; make a humorous video; make a satirical video; a fake commercial; a spectacular unboxing on top of the Eiffel Tower; the fastest review ever; a playthrough on a bicycle; a playthrough with your cats; etc.
But serious reviews can also enter of course. You can score points by being thorough, concise, helpful...

Some rules:
1) The videos must be English. English subtitles on another language will not be recognized in this contest.

2) There is no time limit for the video, but try keeping it under an hour.

3) The video has to be one of your own. You are the creator, and you uploaded it to BGG or RPGG. You may only enter TWO of your videos in this contest.

4) The video must be embedded in an entry of this geeklist.

5) The video must have been uploaded to BGG/RPGG between 01/01/2019 and 30/06/2019. The geeklist closes 30/06/2019, but any pending submissions done before that can be added. Just update your geeklist entry with a working link as soon as it's approved (usually takes 1 day).

6) All videos need to be G or PG rated (no nudity, no obscenity, etc.).

7) In july 2019, a poll will be made with each entry. The BGG population will be invited to vote on the entries in that poll. The winner is the entry with the most votes. The second place winner is one the one with the second most thumbs. And so on.

8) Winners will be declared 1 month after the poll is posted (soon after the poll closes).

9) In case of a tie, the prize will be split equally among all the tied people.

10) I will divide the poll into several categories:
1. Best Rules Overview (I can play this game after only watching the video)
2. Best Game Introduction (The video that introduced me to a game that I didn't know I needed)
3. Spirit of the Contest (A game that's been without a video for TOO long, or only has a few so far, or in another language)
4. Miss Congeniality (This video is engaging, entertaining, original and just darn charming)
5. Most hilarious video (I laughed out loud at this video!)

I will sponsor 100 200 as prize money, plus all tips this geeklist receives. All 5 categories will have 1 winner, and that winner will receive 1/5th of the prize money. It is possible for one entry to win multiple categories.
BONUS: 5 will be awarded randomly to one person who thumbed this geeklist.

Additionally, participants will receive this exclusive microbadge: mb
Winners will receive this rare and coveted microbadge: mb

Anyone can also buy: mb and mb


I'll start a discussion thread as well, and a Video Request Geeklist, so people can request a video for a game that doesn't have an English review yet, and perhaps someone will fill that void.


Disclaimer: This is my first time running a contest of this magnitude, so I'll have to see how it goes. I don't expect difficulty, but should anything unexpected arise, I'll ask the community for help.

GOOD LUCK!


Links to the previous Geek Video Contests:
April 2010 Video Rules! Contest - ENTRY - Closed!
October 2010 Geekvideo Contest - CLOSED
June 2011 This Game needs a Video Contest - PRIZES AWARDED!
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1. Board Game: Immortal Paths [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
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Well, let's get this party started then, shall we?

This game did not have any reviews yet, nor images or anything, so I uploaded several images to the gallery, and made this review video:

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I met the people from Blue Donut Games at Spiel 2018, and Marcus gave me this review copy. It's quite a fun game. You lay cards, matching the elements of the obstacles, while connecting bridges. The card drafting process is very clever.
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2. Board Game: Nouvelle-France [Average Rating:8.96 Unranked]
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This is a cool little game coming to Kickstarter later on. It's Nouvelle- France by Jackbro Games

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