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1. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:15 BST
Obviously, we all enjoy video games, but there are plenty of tabletop games that offer gaming experiences that are just as fun.
So, tell me what you play at your table beside your root beer and pretzels.
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2. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:26 BST
I like Gin Rummy, Pachisi, Yahtzee, and Clue.
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3. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:35 BST
Monopoly, Clue, Uno, Skippo, ect. ect. We don't play them as much as we used to though.
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4. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:35 BST
My favorite board games would be Risk followed by monopoly. Clue or parcheesi (sp?) can be fun too if i'm looking for something shorter. Don't play board games all that much though.
I like playing uno and texas hold 'em, but most of the card games I've been playing nowadays have been of the drinking variety. Maybe you know some of them? Ride the bus is my favorite, because it's the only one I remember how to deal, but I've been known to play some 13 beers or f*ck the dealer from time to time as well. Kings is all right too, but not every weekend (I'm still just a little sick of it from freshman year, but just a little, since that was a million years ago).
Other games played at a table include beer pong and slap cup which are pretty fun.
I love games though, so I'm always down if someone has something new I haven't played, or something I have played but don't necessarily consider one of my "favorites."
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5. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:39 BST
I like Sorry.
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6. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:43 BST
munchkin is really fun
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7. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:49 BST
okay by Board games & stuff i'll start with my childhood ones i rememberMouse Trap Cross Fire Uno
Nowadays: Cranium Uno (i've always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons but never got a chance to try it plus can't ever find anyone around my area that plays that a whole lot of religious people around in my part of the city i live in xD!) Trival Pursuit (i've wanted to try Risk never had the chance to) and i love me some Texas Hold Em
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8. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 05:51 BST
My top picks are Magic: The Gathering and D&D 4th Edition, but I also like the World of Warcraft TCG and Minis Game!I usually play D&D when it's just me, myself and I available. Right now I'm using D&D as a storytelling tool, with my party of four adventurers exploring the land and figuring out the mystery behind the sinister beings that are trying to taint it. It's actually very enjoyable!
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9. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 13:27 BST
Cosmic Encounter is my favorite game of all time, video or board game. Followed closely by a game by the same company, Dune, to be remade next year under a different name and theme due to the Herbert estate being money-hungry necrophiliacs (NSFW).
I also love chess and international variants shogi (Japanese chess) and xiang qi (Chinese chess), and to a lesser extent Go and other classic games. I have a lot of board and card games but unfortunately don't get to play any of them except Cosmic regularly, though I play shogi online once in a blue moon.
I used to play the heck out of the Pokemon card game and actually enjoyed it more than the Gameboy game. I had three really great and different decks that almost never lost. I made some more experimental ones, too, where I used all energy types and even won an online tournament with one once using some program, I wish I could remember what. I eventually sold all of my cards though not because it got old -- it just became too embarrassing to play at my age, haha.
Edited on Thu 10th September, 2009 @ 13:30 by Adam
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10. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 13:35 BST
Favourite board game: ChessFavourite card game: S***head
11. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 13:37 BST
Has anyone here played Chrononauts?http://www.wunderland.com/LooneyLabs/Chrononauts/
I love it. One of the best card games I've ever played. You have a set of cards laid out to represent history's time stream, and take turns altering history (each node of which affects, in turn, others, which can obviously start a domino effect) so that you can get closer to accomplishing your goal (which is a secret, so that nobody else knows which of their moves are helping or hindering you). It's lots of fun, especially if your group has been drinking a bit, and it's the perfect mix between strategy and whimsy.
Apples to Apples is also a brilliant game, but it depends entirely upon the group you play it with. It can vary from being the most fun you'll ever have with a card game to being a monotonous slog. Great game, but play it with the right group.
12. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 14:31 BST
I wanted to get Chrononauts once upon a time, but it sounded complicated. I have a few Looney Labs games (Aquarius, Fluxx, Cosmic Coasters), all of which are nice, quick, simple fun, Fluxx being the most popular with my friends though I like CC for the novelty of playing on coasters with coins (what a cheap, efficient game!) using rock paper scissors to decide conflicts.
13. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 14:36 BST
Puerto Rico and Agricola mostly, I get a kick out of Illuminati too (mostly the kind of constellation like the tobacco industry being a puppet of the morticians) but the people I play with don't really get into the social element of the whole thing and it's pretty monotonous. We've got Keltis lately but there's just a lack of interaction between players, the much touted discarding risk never comes into play because no one ever has a need to discard and discarding means you're not playing a card this round.
14. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 15:25 BST
My favorite card game is Speed, although as a family we play Uno more often than not. My favorite board games are Hero's Quest and Trivial Pursuit but we play a LOT of Monopoly. The kids have been bugging me to play Life, but meh...
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15. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 15:46 BST
Hearts, Spades, Rook, Canasta, and Solitare.
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16. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 15:55 BST
I haven't played the other LL games, so in terms of relative complexity I can't comment, but I CAN say that it was easy enough for a group of mid-20s drunks to figure out within the course of the first game, if that means anything. It may well be more complicated than the others (if you came to that conclusion based on reading about it, you're probably right) but don't let that discourage you.
I do remember the first few rounds of our initial game being a bit bumpy (with a lot of rules consulting) but we ended up playing until well into the next morning (with Brian Eno on the stero the whole way through...it was a good night). It was easy enough to understand once you got going, and the consequences of each person's actions follow naturally enough that nobody should stay confused for long.
I do want to pick up Fluxx or something else from them at some point. I was genuinely impressed by Chrononauts, and am perfectly happy to give LL more of my money. Maybe I'll pick up one of the expansion packs.
17. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 16:13 BST
Great to hear someone else loves Speed. The Game of Life can be fun but after a while, it can get a little dull.Cranium and Quelf are a blast.
I have way too many favourite card/board games to list so I just listed those for now.
18. Posted: Thu 10th Sep 2009 16:58 BST
Puerto Rico and Agricola mostly, I get a kick out of Illuminati too
Illuminati is indeed quite fun and reminds me of Cosmic Encounter in many ways. The Illuminatus Trilogy it was somewhat based on is an... interesting read, itself.
Never played the others you mentioned. I would love to, but I don't think my sporadic gaming buddies would be up for any Euro games.
Edited on Thu 10th September, 2009 @ 16:59 by Adam
19. Posted: Fri 11th Sep 2009 05:49 BST
Chess and Hearts are two of my favorites, though I'm usually game to play a variety of things.
20. Posted: Sat 12th Sep 2009 13:55 BST
My favorite games you can buy at Target would be:
Axis & AlliesClueMonoployRiskSorry