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    Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

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    Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Constara on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:00 am

    I have to admit, I love me a good board/card game.

    These are ones I have so far:
    Weapons of Mass Destruction (card) - Love this game!
    Gullotine (card) - pretty humorous and short. Smile
    Zombies!! - yum, brains
    Runebound - dragons and mythical swords...need I say more? Smile
    Plunder! (card) - ARRR!
    World of Warcraft The Board Game - okay don't say anything -.-

    And I've played Betrayal of House on the Hill. Which is really fun. You need to have 3 or more players though. One person "betrays" you in the middle of the game and it becomes a fight to the death!

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/prod/betrayalhouse - there's even an online demo.

    I've also played Twilight Imperium. That's way too long for me. Our longest game lasted 8 hours.

    I was thinking of getting Arkham Horror. Anyone have any opinions on this one?

    Is anyone else a board game nerd? alien
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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Kravgard on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:30 pm

    ME! ME!

    Carcassone, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan are my favorite board games.

    I'm buying Arkham Horror once my wife gets comfortable enough with playing the co-op Pandemic to try something harder. Pandemic is the easiest game I have found to into someone into a co-op board game.
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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Constara on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:41 pm

    Kravgard wrote:ME! ME!

    Carcassone, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan are my favorite board games.

    I'm buying Arkham Horror once my wife gets comfortable enough with playing the co-op Pandemic to try something harder. Pandemic is the easiest game I have found to into someone into a co-op board game.
    I was thinking about getting Pandemic. I watched a review of it and it looks like a lot of fun. cyclops
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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by attius on Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:16 pm

    Man I am a board game whore!

    Lets see:
    We try to run a Twilight Imperiam game about about 6-12 weeks, knowing it will take 12 hours to play

    I own more games then I can count, many of mine are older, like I have Fortress America with the Sadam cover.. I have "had" runebound with all of the expansions Circa about 1.5 years ago.. but the main box with all the Characters from all the sets where in there along with many many of the expansion deck cards.. Anyhow I left it at my friends house and the main box Vanished. We are 99.99% certain his dirtbag son took it and sold it.. I have all these expansions that are just so much junk now missing pieces.. I am completely heartbroken over it, it actually was an amazing game. Since I have been a dad, and my wife doesn't work and now the economy is down I don't have the hundreds of $$ to replace all the stuff..

    Anyhow I don't have most of the current stuff I have played much of it though.. I am mildly tempted by Starcraft.. Also just about anything that Fantasy flight games makes I look out.. There is a cool WW2 Game called Tides of iron or something like that, where you assemble your squads, and add assets to it like a flamethrower, but putting a little model with a flamethrower in the stand with them..

    Did I mention anything with minitures gets my attention, its not that I don't play chit based games.. Hell I have played old School hex style avalon hill games with the best of them.. But somehow the little plastic peices hold my imagination longer..

    Anyhow that being a dad thing puts the brakes on much gaming.. I get to do something each tuesday night, but I don't get there till after 6 most nights, and 75% of the peopel leave at 8, so it has become nearly pointless..


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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Averna on Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:43 pm

    Board games is what I grew up doing with my family. A lot. Though I prefer the ones we have now to playing Trivial Pursuit with them, at least when I was too young to have enough worldly knowledge to know anything. But I digress...

    We play a lot of Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan (already mentioned). Also grew up with railroad-themed games like Rail Baron and Empire Builder (these are older). Recently got introduced to San Juan (the card version of Puerto Rico). Actually, anything I've ever played by Rio Grande games has been good. Now I can't think of a bunch of the titles. But there's lots.

    My mom actually visited last week and one of the things we did was have a board game night with some family friends (always do - it's a tradition Smile). And a bunch of my college friends would get together for board games too (though always with booze...and sadly it's been awhile). I'm certainly hoping when we move out to DC someday that we'll find some more cool people to do board games with.


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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Breygon on Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:31 pm

    attius wrote:
    Hell I have played old School hex style avalon hill games with the best of them.. But somehow the little plastic peices hold my imagination longer..

    At least there is one other person out there that has even heard of Avalon Hill. I while away a lot time, swilled a lot of German beer, and ate my weight in pizza play AH games in the 70's.

    Then I was introduced to D&D and it all went to hell from there...

    Next thing I know, I own a computer and am playing on MUD's....
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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by attius on Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:03 am

    Averna: I hope to raise my daughter in the same environment, playing chutes and ladders and moving up to the next more advanced and deeper experiance.. I am really looking forward to the day that she out thinks me, I don't mean get lucky on a roll, I mean hit me in a way I didn't see coming.. I will be very proud on that day. I have to admit I have skipped all of the rio grande games.. no idea why.. I have seen em all, just not played them..

    Breygon: Lol in the 70's sir I was trying not to poop my pants, but I did play AH games a lot in the 80-90's I have an original unpunched Starship troopers I got off of ebay several years back for like 7$.. The AH games go for nothing.. I am missing my copy of Titan from the 90's It is gone lol.. I hope one of my friends from back home has it.. They have rereleased it, and I was like Titan wow.. people at the game store are like hmm wonder what this game is like / about... man I played that game to death..

    Did you every play Civilazation? That feels like a predeccessor to TI3000. I played that a lot, but games could run 24 hours easy
    lol..

    I also played Star Fleet battles for years.. I wonder why that game died, best written game I have ever seen, never a rule argument in my group ever, and man what a deep game...
    Ah to be young have no resonponsabilities other then school, or making the rent.. to only work 40 and be free the rest of time lol..

    This is bringing back a lot of happy memeories, and of people I hadn't thought of in more then 15 years lol..


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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Averna on Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:47 am

    Attius, my dad is the one who's taken the time to do research on games, hunt down obscure fun ones, etc. Every Christmas (when my mom was still living around here), he'd give one to several gifts to the family from "Santa". Those were always the games he'd found for us. Sucks that I'm gonna have to reacquire lots of games when we move - won't be able to just borrow his. Coincidentally though, the couple my family always plays with will be moving to the DC area soon too! And they have lots of good ones Very Happy

    It's funny that there's some games that my dad will probably always beat me on - the knowledge based ones like Trivial Pursuit. He just knows so much damn stuff, and my memory is crap so I'm always forgetting anything new I learn. Razz But I usually out-plot him on the strategic stuff, so it balances out. It's definitely great to be able to do as a family (though we also did computer games together as I grew up too).


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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Baradain on Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:59 am

    I love board games. I have been playing them since I was about 15. I am now 45. Back then it was all SSI and Avalon Hill, hex paper and cardboard cut outs. Today it is games like Carcasonne, Puerto Rico, and Settlers of Catan. I also have San Juan, Guillotine, and some Pirate card game that is pretty good. I have also been playing Pirates of the Caribbean Game of Life with some foster kids. I like games like this that help them with their reading and arithmatic. It is fun letting 6 and 7 year olds be the banker. I used to always win and would tell one of my foster kids that "it doesn't matter who wins as long as we are all having fun". Well one day I was on a losing streak and after every game you can guess what she told me. My mother in law would break out laughing every time she said it.


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    Re: Any board game geeks? -Official Board Game Thread-

    Post by Evadrepus on Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:48 pm

    All I know are the board games from my youth, and those I played a lot. My sister and I would often play them in a corner at my grandmother's house, as we were to be seen and not heard. I own a copy of Monopoly on almost every video game platform out there. I severely love the game.

    Monopoly
    Risk
    Trivial Pursuit
    Stop Thief (bought a copy of this for my kids, oh lawd its so cheesily awesome)
    Chutes and Ladders
    Candy Land
    Life
    Parchesi
    Sorry
    Chinese Checkers
    Regular Dang Checkers
    Chess
    PayDay
    Connect Four

    and many more that I'm sure I've forgotten.

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