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Old 07-26-17, 02:38 PM
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Any board game fans out there?

Talking about games like 5 Tribes, Ticket to Ride, Scythe, Roll for the Galaxy, etc. Been needing to stock up on some good 2017 games
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Old 07-26-17, 04:34 PM
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Old 07-26-17, 07:20 PM
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Old 07-27-17, 01:19 AM
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Risk is great for a party atmosphere for 3 to 6 players because it doesn't take concentration so much as a strategy. I would suggest having a sound relationship with your spouse if you both play. You might start the game with your spouse as a team but there's still one winner.
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Old 07-27-17, 04:23 AM
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You can also try the Pandemic. I liked it.
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Old 07-27-17, 07:02 AM
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When I was in my teens I used to play the hex based war games. I don't have the time or space anymore. I'm addicted to computer Risk/Domination though.
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Old 07-27-17, 08:30 AM
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Board and card games could become more popular as the internet runs out of juice, especially with simple gamesets that can be made at home.
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Old 07-27-17, 11:09 AM
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Old 07-27-17, 02:24 PM
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Love love love Carcassonne, including Builders&Traders and Inns&Cathedrals extensions (and River I and II). Got the game as a Kindle app as well, that's pretty fun, to be able to play with other humans online. Also bought a bunch of meeples (meeplesource.com) so we can play as astronauts, aliens, monsters, zombies, pirates, or ninjas)

Like Settlers of Catan pretty well, but never as much as Carcassonne.

I've played Ticket to Ride, that's really fun, last week I got to play the European edition, I don't think the tunnels&ferries really add much to the game.

Bohnanza -- card game not board game, but fantastically fun to play!

My kids have enjoyed playing Munchkins lately, and are wanting to get into Magic card-gaming, same kind of battling-based-on-characteristics/levels/etc.

Forbidden Desert (and Forbidden Island) is pretty interesting, part of a new wave of cooperative games, where the whole group of players must work together to either survive or die (win/lose) together.

I played Fluxx (Pirate edition) at a friends' house, and it was so amazingly fun I want to get Fluxx for us, but I'm not sure whether to start with just regular Fluxx 5.0, or go straight to Holy Grail edition, as our family are pretty big fans.

Risk is a fun game, but I much prefer playing on a computer, because by hand the game is 10x longer because of all the time to roll and make change with armies.

Monopoly is also too long as a board game, but there's a card-game version called Monopoly Deal which is great.
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Old 07-27-17, 11:24 PM
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Most of the games I've played have already been mentioned. Truth be known, the majority of the games I've bought over the last couple years were ones that I first saw played by Wil Wheaton on Geek and Sundry's TableTop web series.
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Old 07-28-17, 09:02 AM
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When I was in my teens I used to play the hex based war games. I don't have the time or space anymore. I'm addicted to computer Risk/Domination though.
I think a lot of those avalon hill games you can download in pdf form now
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My kids have enjoyed playing Munchkins lately, and are wanting to get into Magic card-gaming, same kind of battling-based-on-characteristics/levels/etc.
My son has become huge on Magic since starting high school (last 2 yrs). He was never into Pokemon/Yugioh. Liked Munchkin though.

Both kids really like Catan but don't often have the time for it and/or the game breaks down in squabbles over just setting up the board in the first place. We did pick up more expansions than we will ever have time for in the wake of a local toy store's going-out-of-business sale.

My son is really into Risk Legacy and he's dragooned us all into a campaign that has fizzled w/ 2 games remaining as the outcome is clear at this point. But he used our campaign to sandbag his friends when they invited him to start another one.

Basic risk is popular around the house and we bring it carcamping too.
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Old 07-28-17, 10:13 AM
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The population shifts from city to burbs and back and across the continent can be viewed as a giant board game with many players.
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Old 07-28-17, 10:43 AM
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We enjoy carassonne, ticket to Ride US (the European one is nuts), Ingenious, and Rummycube.

Personally I enjoy bridge, but I struggle to find 3 others who want to play.

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Old 07-28-17, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
I think a lot of those avalon hill games you can download in pdf form now
There seems to be a good number of hex based war games in computer form. Time to play is the main problem.
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Old 08-04-17, 07:53 AM
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A chess rule I would change is the check and checkmate procedure. Taking the king should be done without declaring check.
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Old 08-04-17, 09:23 AM
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At medium-high levels of play it would make no difference. (For me though, it would be pretty easy to take me by surprise!)

I was at a game night last night, we taught some friends Carcassonne (with the Builders&Traders extension), and then we played a round of the Oregon Trail card game. Amusing.
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Old 08-04-17, 10:08 AM
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I have been rediscovering some games from my youth while playing with my wife and 4 year old son. He likes games like Trouble, Candyland, a kids version of Bingo (red sliding thing with yellow chips with images to place on your card) and eeBoo Butterflies Square Matching Game. He also plays some games and abcmouse.com on the ipad. Let me know if you can recommend some games for kids at kindergarten level.
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Maya Madness is a game I liked so much for early number fluency, I blogged about it

Too Many Monkeys is another fun game we discovered later.

You also might not be too far off from Mille Bornes, Phase 10. and Yahtzee.

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Maya Madness is a game I liked so much for early number fluency, I blogged about it

Too Many Monkeys is another fun game we discovered later.

You also might not be too far off from Mille Bornes, Phase 10. and Yahtzee.
Thanks for the recommendations. The Maya Madness one looks good from what I've read so far. Ah, Mille Bornes. I used to play that card game with my family for years in grade school and high school. Coup-fourr! Great game but a little advanced for him yet.

Edit: Too Many Monkeys looks good as well: https://www.gamewright.com/gamewright...=game&show=229

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Ah, Mille Bornes. I used to play that card game with my family for years in grade school and high school. Coup-fourr! Great game but a little advanced for him yet.
Check out my linked blog post for suggestions on how to simplify Milles Bornes for small kids, but if he's not up to adding 25's, 50's, 100's, 200's yet, then yeah, wait a bit. Also, depending on your temperament, many years down the road a pretty good successor to Mille Bornes is the card game Grass.
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Old 08-04-17, 02:00 PM
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Go is the best board game, hands down. This is a quote from a classic novel, it may not be true, but it's worth repeating..

"Life is a simplified paradigm of Go."

The way I like to describe the learning process is that your brain melts and flows out your ears. It really did feel like my brain was on fire, I've never thought so hard, before or since.








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Thanks for the recommendations. The Maya Madness one looks good from what I've read so far. Ah, Mille Bornes. I used to play that card game with my family for years in grade school and high school. Coup-fourr! Great game but a little advanced for him yet.

Edit: Too Many Monkeys looks good as well: Gamewright : Too Many Monkeys?
Teach him a little logic and strategy with Connect 4. Plus he will like the noise and mess when you empty the pieces.
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Teach him a little logic and strategy with Connect 4. Plus he will like the noise and mess when you empty the pieces.
He's getting there slowly. His original strategy was to not let me take a turn.
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He's getting there slowly. His original strategy was to not let me take a turn.
"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat."
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