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PostSubject: Your Favorite Boardgames   Mon 19 Jan 2009 - 12:41

So, what's your top five, lets say? Me, I'm a big board game fan and I usually play almost every Friday night with a few folks. Recently picked up the game 'What' and I tell you, it's a total blast!

So, got me thinking, what are your favorite board games out there? Gives me an idea of what to look for the next time I'm out shopping for another board game to play. Mine, in no particular order:

Colosseum
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/27746

Settlers of Catan
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13

Hero Quest
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/699

Apples to Apples
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/74

and Samurai Swords
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/221
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Mon 19 Jan 2009 - 19:09

I play a few board games and here are some I really enjoy:

Arkham Horror
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/15987

Arkham Horror: Dunwich Horror Expansion
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/21059

Settlers of Catan (great game, wasn't surprised to see it on your list)

Twilight Imperium
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12493

And, lastly, an old favorite has always been a good game of Shogi. And by good, I mean one where I don't get completely stomped, I'm still learning. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Tue 20 Jan 2009 - 3:59

Role-playing and board games are deeply imbedded in my family (My mum recently got hold of some of the board games she played with her brother and parents as a kid: they were caller Sorceror's Cave (a sort of role playing game on tiles) and Mystic Wood (more of a combat game on tiles). Here's my list:

Outrage: great game, and desrespectful to the queen - always a good sign.
http://www.boardgamecompany.co.uk/Outrage(JD1).htm

Mystic wood: a great game for teaching kids how to play Mordheim when they're older:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1152

Sorcerer's cave: basically another gateway game, it teaches kids how to play DnD when they're older.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1202

ScrabbleShips: never played it, and saw Homer and Bart playing it in the Simpsons once ('this game makes no sense!' Lisa Simpson), but it looks fun!

Plague Doctor: a board game that only exists in my mind, plague doctors (the players) have to race around the board treating those infected with Black Death, while avoiding getting infected.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Tue 20 Jan 2009 - 11:56

Munchkin
great mad game in which one can really harass others with weird ass weaponry and monsters

Vroeger of Later (dutch)
Dutch history made into a game, in a great way (I just love history, and this is a great way of learning more of my own -truly obscure facts are hidden in this game)

Catan
still great with friends who are not too much into gaming, but like a game night...

Risk
Remains a great one... hurray for 6 hours of world domination! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Tue 20 Jan 2009 - 12:00

Risk's great, can never perusade people to play with me though (this could be because my friends are either gamers, who'd rather play a tabletop game, or non-gamers, who don't like 6-hour board games. Or it could be that I'm a wildly vindictive player who enjoys taking terrirories just to upset my opponent's tactics.).
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Tue 20 Jan 2009 - 18:13

Axis & Allies, the original. Great game which you can play on end for weeks!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 22 Jan 2009 - 7:30

Talisman - I have the 3rd ed ith full corner expansions but no dragons tower Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 22 Jan 2009 - 7:39

If you like Risk you should try Risk 2052 AD (or something...Lets just call it future risk) I love this version, and because there is a turn limit (wich sound dull but makes the game so much cooler) you can always finish a game in about 2 to 3 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 22 Jan 2009 - 7:54

Err it's not a wargame or an RPG but my favourite boardgame is Articulate, it's a game where you have to describe words to your teammate(s), so much fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 22 Jan 2009 - 12:22

No worries, I wanted your list of fav board games no matter the mechanics from dominos (which I love) to Cranium to Tannhauser.

Thanks all, this is turning in to quite a list for me to check out the next time I'm down at my LGS.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 22 Jan 2009 - 14:58

something I forgot to mention, 'cos I just don't think about it because almost everyone knows how to play: chess!!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Fri 23 Jan 2009 - 6:54

In no particular order:

Arkham Horror (already been mentioned)

Puerto Rico

Ticket To Ride (I've played most versions, and probably prefer the Märklin one).

Thurn und Taxis

Power Grid

Advanced Civilization (haven't played it for a long time, but played it all the time when I was a teenager)
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 12 Feb 2009 - 18:38

Bloodbowl ( can you class this as a boardgame?)

Carcassone/Settlers of Catan

RoboRally

Formula De

Starcraft
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Fri 13 Feb 2009 - 13:35

FRAG!!!! (OMGOMGOMG SOOOO GOOOOOD Very Happy)

RoboRally

Twilight Imperium

Munchkin

Risk 2210.AD

And of course everybodys favorite: Hero Quest!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Fri 13 Feb 2009 - 15:20

Khet: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16991
Amazing board game. It's similar to chess in that you have pieces with set movement on a grid. The difference is that each piece has mirrors, and after each turn a (real) laser is fired, reflects off the mirrors, and any piece it touches on a non-mirrored surface is killed. Objective is still to kill the king.

Blokus: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2453
Geometric game where you try to place all your pieces while blocking off your opponents.

Bang: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3955
Card game set in the old west. Each player is given a secret role (deputy, sheriff, outlaw, renegade), with varying victory conditions. It's an (often hilarious) shoot 'em up to victory.

Settlers of Catan
Heroquest

There's a new version of Risk out with objective victories. It's actually very well done (unlike many of the previous tweaks added to Risk), and I've played two very good games with it which were exciting yet only lasted 2-2.5 hours.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/37198
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Fri 13 Feb 2009 - 16:59

Space Hulk! It's no longer available, of course, but I really do believe it was GW's finest hour...

Let's see...Dark Future is also fun (although also no longer available), and I like Arkham Horror too. Oh, Colosseum is a LOT of fun, and I definitely recommend it. Settlers of Catan and Carcasonne, are, of course, a must-have for any serious (or humorous!) boardgamer.

The Munchkin games are fun too - one of the few games I ever actually win!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 19 Mar 2009 - 6:47

No one's mentioned A game of Thrones yet...

Based on my favourite books, by George RR Martin. It has both strategy and diplomacy elements and is quite fun to play.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 19 Mar 2009 - 6:51

Thanks for that, Duredhel. I've never played the game myself, but I love the books. Tends to be a little pricy where I shop so I've held off getting thus far. Good to know someone's enjoying it.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 19 Mar 2009 - 7:12

I'm admittedly NOT a Board Gamer; HOWEVER, the few times I played it, I LOVED Robo Rally [krump of Howitzer Round]. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 19 Mar 2009 - 8:43

Ethlorien, the game really captures the atmosphere of the books, in my opinion. If you play it, try playing with the first expansion (6 players is a must...).
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Thu 19 Mar 2009 - 19:18

Cool - I'll definately consider it. Every Friday we have friends over to play boardgames (sadly, none of 'em are into Mordheim), so we do pick upthe odd game here and there to add to our games.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Fri 20 Mar 2009 - 2:51

Spacehulk, bloodbowl (if they count)

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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Sun 22 Mar 2009 - 15:43

I quite like trivial pursuit.

Off course I like heroquest, munchkin and settlers too.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Mon 23 Mar 2009 - 4:25

Trivial Pursuit! The game where you need to know the guiness records book by hearth/be super lucky to win! Random trivia: It was invented by french-canadians Very Happy

Settlers of course (I have all the expension of the previous edition, the new one is just a revamp, right?)

Chess! Simple at the first glance, still super fun and never quite mastered.

Risk: lets game through the game. For some reasons, it alway end up as the world vs. that guy who took over australia at the begining and has been building up a 100 guy army ever since in Indonesia.


And I think that bloodbowl and space hulk don't qualify since they require some hobbying and extensive rules only found in tabletop game. Also there is no such thing as evolution in between the games in boardgames.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Favorite Boardgames   Mon 23 Mar 2009 - 5:50

oh your a mean picky one aren't you Razz

Also like risk, and monopoly then, Very Happy

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