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Do you play any?
I got Pentago yesterday and I am really enjoying it. I used to love Abalone.
Snakes N Ladders and Buckaroo are for idiots.
Electronic cards and electonic bank machines? really no need.
The card games are pretty good also.
...that skelly did not "get" me in any way, shape or form yesterday.
scrabble, monopoly, pictionary, escape from colditz, lord of the rings.
chess gets an honourable mention, but im shit at it, still fun though.
no other game needed
except we have an old version from 1979 that my mum refuses to get new questions for.
who is the current chancellor of the exchequer? .......eh......
monopoly, scrabble, escape from colditz, risk and lord of the rings edition risk. lord of the rings edition risk was great because, unlike monopoly where it's just a different skin on each edition, the risk world map changed which changed the strategy
still planning on getting stuck into a game i found called organised crime but haven't had chance yet. moousee told me to learn how to play it and then to teach him because he is a pussy. learning how to play should be a joint effort
i'm more or less happy to play any game at any time as long as it isn't a football game like fifa or whatever
Also of that Scrabble rip off Upwards.
Once, at a Christmas, my dad got Countdown as a board game. We played it for an hour before The Christmas We Will Never Speak Of Again happened, and everyone fell out. Except me, as I just kept on playing the BOOM BOOM BOOM BOM DER DER DERDERDUN BAAAYUMM clock thing.
In fact, this might've been a contributing factor.
You'll realise how ridiculously bad a game monopoly is!
in it he was talking about settlers of catan. i want to play
Seriously, if you do not own it already, buy it now!
Race for the Galaxy
Mansions of Madness
are all board games that I absolutely loce. Most of them take 2hrs+ to play though, so they're not really for everyone...
bit long winded for me. ain't got the attention span for games like this
can i play with you?
are you really in leeds? i'm totally going to bring moousee to leeds
go down to Leeds a fair bit though as I lived there before I moved here.
One of the IT guys at work was trying to tell me about it the other day, I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
especially if you can get 6+ people playing!
I can't get my head round one of the final phases of play which means it's not been opened since Christmas :(
it's really good!
Pandemic <-- This one is excellent
Agricola <-- Complex, and that was just the easy game.
Classic that should be played:
have you got the expansion?
Would you recommend Agricola? It's got a brilliant rating on Board Game Geek but I've never got round to checking it out.
they had purple counters, however, that were to do with having someone being a terrorist who's starting the pandemics (I think) plus maybe stuff to do with mutations. It seemed like there were some really complex extra rules in play that could be used.
I'd recommend Agricola, yeah. It sounds really complex when you read the rules but playing is more obvious and you can see there are a lot of different tactics. There are two versions of the game: The family one we played was so you could have 8 yrs+ playing and that was clever enough; apparently the full game is even better and has professions.
= best board game ever. If you've got your head round race for the galaxy then it's not gonna be too hard at all, there's just a lot of ways to win and you've got to keep changing your tactics.
So people on this site listen to obscure music AND play obscure board games?
WHAT A GAME. If you've got at least five players who won't hold grudges, natch. But still, any game with no 'luck' in the traditional sense is worth looking into.
Also, if we're allowed Steve Jackson games:
as long as there are decisions to be made at some point then it's a skill game.
just that there aren't many modern games that work that way. Diplomacy is like chess and draughts, in that the only 'luck' is down to other players, but since it's ideally a 7-player game, it also adds in a whole layer of cooperative play.
The game takes place in Europe 1900.
There are seven main powers: England (!), France, Germany, Austia-Hungary, Italy, Russia and Turkey.
All other territories (apart from Switzerland, which I think is just impassable) are neutral and up for grabs.
The idea is that you make two turns a year, spring and autumn, since summer is too hot for war and winter too cold. Each main territory has 3 or 4 supply points and there are other supply points on the board. You can only have as many armies and navies total as you have supply points.
Battles are won by superior numbers only, with one unit being the one that attacks/defends and all others (which must be in adjacent territories/districts) supporting that attack or defence.
The point is that most people can't win a battle without support from another player.
Each turn (spring or autumn) you play by first all going off and talking to each other, trying to get alliances.
Then you all write down your moves in secret. A move might just be to send one of your pieces to a new location or to support another piece. Two adjacent pieces can provide mutual support.
Then all the moves are opened and taken to happen simultaneously. This is the point when you find out if someone's supported you or being a complete bastard.
Any lost or gained supply points result in lost or new units (you choose).
you know when you are a bit turned on and all you can think about is sex? well i feel a bit like that
That would take ages.
The English army has got as far as Trieste.
The most annoying game, any idiot can win if they have the right cards. If you have a double word score you can essentially double once double again and then triple your score. If you use all 3 cards you get an extra 50 points. ITS FUCKING STUPID.
went playing monopoly at a friends house, whilst one of them was in the toilet another was raiding the bank for money...
Not my style.
i kinda want to play that Civilization game based on the computer games, but it looks faintly ridiculous
We had lots of board games when I was a child, but not Scrabble, I don't know why. I suspect I'll get roundly thrashed if I ever play it for the first time.
The classics are the best though, nothing worse than having to have a million rules explained to everyone before you can get going.
They can be explained very easily and you can play with anyone. We had foreign students staying with us when we were younger and games are a great way of getting along without the need for language.
More fun when there are dice involved.
No mentions? It's by far the best.
However, Super Cluedo Challenge (which I have) is fucking brilliant.
My only gripe-the daft and blind illustrators STILL haven't worked out that the handgun model which matches the picture on its card is STILL an Automatic and NOT a Revolver.
and that second part above should have been in quotation marks.
Miss Scarlett is an absolute babe as well.
Just takes too long.
and, as with the best games, there is an element of chance but that's not a bad thing
I love it
did you ever play Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs?
Sometimes we play strip scrabble.
Any game that has it's own EVIL balaclava has got to be good
Balderdash - 'cause hilarity always ensues.
Terry Venables Invites You To Be The Manager?
Remember it being great when I was a kid.
Boring answer but it's the best board game bar none.
Agricola, Race for the Galaxy, Carcasonne, Identik, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Robo Rally. Mainly Agricola through!
and trying out every random combination of your letters is ENTIRELY pointless. play real scrabble where you get one chance and if it's not a word you lose your turn.
i've ranted endlessly about stuff like that before, i know i have
It's like pandemic, but set on a forbidden island.