Sunday, May 22, 2011

Aerial Dogfight to End All Dogfights

This news story is from John C.

At the upcoming Origins convention, a group called The Buckeye Gamers in Flight will be attempting to set a new world record for the most gamers playing a single board game simultaneously. The game they're going to be using is Wings of War which they hope to have 100-140 people playing. So if you're going to origins and you want to be involved in this... good luck to you, my friend. It's everyone for themselves, fight to the death, last man standing. My suggested strategy? Fly along the boarder of the table for the first ten rounds or so, trying to avoid everyone and every thing!

To me, this SOUNDS like a really cool idea but I would be surprised if it isn't anything but a total mess, especially considering the rules for elevation and overlapping planes. Also, they're trying to set the world record for a BOARD GAME. Is WoW a board game? I wouldn't call it that. I would say it is a miniatures game.

Here's an idea of what the table might look like with all of those planes:

This reminds me of the "grand melee" playing format for the Magic: The Gathering Game in which literally hundreds of people play simultaneously.


  1. It is a table top game Scott the planes are optional, you don't need them to play the game at all. Actually before the special edition box set that just was released you didn't even get the miniature planes when you bought the game. The game actually comes with cards to represent the planes. You've never seen the game played that way because thats not 'how I roll'. Without miniatures this game would have little interest to me.

  2. Don't split hairs with me - clearly we both agree it's not a BOARD GAME, like the world record they are attempting to set says. So I don't care what kind of game you call it - but it's not a board game!


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