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Time For Your Hobby

Mar 2019

Ep.27 Never Bored Of Board Games (Ertay - Blind Board Gamer)

March 17, 2019

(Ertay - Blind Board Gamer)

On this episode I had the honor to have Ertay as my guest. He shared with me his interest in blind board gaming as his hobby.

Ertay is a man with many hobbies and skills, one of them is his own podcast called Sightless Fun (this is his website: https://sightless.fun/)

If you want to learn more about Ertay's podcast and his adventures you can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/sightlessfun/

Ertay is also very welcoming to have a conversation with any, so you can send him an email at sightlessfun@outlook.com

Here's the link to his Secret Hitler blog post -  https://sightless.fun/Secret-Hitler-Board-Games-You-Can-Play-Blind/

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If you would like to be on the show or have any questions, you can send me an email at timeforyourhobby@gmail.com

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Time Stamp:

00:28 - Intro
01:17 - Who is Ertay?
02:11 - How did you get introduced to playing board games?
03:24 - Talking about playing Secret Hitler.
06:03 - Did you find a solution to make blind board gaming easier?
07:23 - Do you have your board game app for the visually impaired in the play store?
09:15 - What is the best part about playing board games?
10:42 - Do you prefer playing board games at home or at a cafe?
11:46 - How often do you play board games?
12:29 - Do you play continues games or different games?
13:13 - Would you be open to play Dungeons and Dragons?
14:46 - What is your favorite board game right now?
15:52 - Talk about Zombicide
16:16 - How many games do you have?
17:27 - How many games are converted to be accessible for visually impaired individuals?
20:44 - Does your method to play board games work for other visually impaired people?
21:53 - What is your preferred way to learn how to play a new board game?
24:01 - Talk about Snake Oil (board game).
26:40 - Would you ever consider making a game?
27:58 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started playing board games as a blind person?
28:48 - What is your current biggest challenge?
30:05 - What are some misconceptions about people who are blind and plays board games?
32:51 - Did playing board games ever stress you out? If so, what do you do to try and calm yourself down or relax?
34:07 - What are some minor changes that board game publishers can do to make games more accessible to the blind?
38:17 - How did board games have an impact on your perspective on life?
39:31 - Do you want to present this hobby to the world or use it as an escape from reality?
42:47 - Do you have any word of advice for anyone who might be interested in this hobby?
44:04 - Do you have any social media links you would like to share?
44:44 - Do you have any questions for me about board games?
47:17 - Outro