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#1 Posted on 16.12.05 2028.00
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So while watching a standup comic talk about the differences between people who are "Monopoly Smart" and "Trivial Pursuit Smart" (It has the word trivial in the name!) I got to wondering - what boardgame was I best at as a child?


And I've got to go with Sorry! We never played Life at my house, Monopoly always ended in a fight, and my parents regularly kicked my ass at Trivial Pursuit. Playing 5-card Sorry! is one of my all-time favorite games, and a perfect exercise in petty vindictiveness. Hold on to those 11's until you can switch with someone right near your Home, and gleefully play those Sorry! cards whenever someone else seems about to win. God I love that game.

So what's your game?
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#2 Posted on 16.12.05 2043.39
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When we had family and friends over for Thanksgiving or a barbecue or something, we inevitably played a game of Monopoly. These days, though, my mom and I like to play Trivial Pursuit together.
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#3 Posted on 16.12.05 2141.45
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Game I'm best at: Mad Gab (The W at Amazon)

Favourite game: Scrabble (The W at Amazon)
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#4 Posted on 16.12.05 2145.45
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I like Catchphrase. I don't know if that's a "board game," but we play it every New Year's Eve.

I've also, in the past, been known to play Scattegories and Scrabble.

(edited by geemoney on 16.12.05 2315)
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#5 Posted on 16.12.05 2213.44
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For me it's Scrabble first, Balderdash second, and Trivial Pursuit third.
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#6 Posted on 16.12.05 2259.12
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Axis and Allies. Yeah, I said it.

Also, Risk or Monopoly.
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#7 Posted on 16.12.05 2338.32
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Medici. I only got to play it once, but wow, it was incredibly fun. It's insanely fun to watch, too.

I was more of a (non-collectible) card game player, myself... (Fluxx, Plague & Pestilence, Mao...)
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#8 Posted on 17.12.05 0128.05
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Oooh, never heard of the five-card Sorry variation. What a great evil idea!

I was king of the original-rules Sorry as a kid. I also love Monopoly, Trouble, and The Game of Life.
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#9 Posted on 17.12.05 0234.15
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Balderdash all the way. Do they even make that game anymore? I know it never really caught on, but it is worth picking up for anyone who has never played before.
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#10 Posted on 17.12.05 0438.58
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Scattergories. When I was young, I'd hang with my parents, but now, I destroy everyone.
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#11 Posted on 17.12.05 0710.32
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Dark Tower, bitches.

Also Survive, Clue, Talisman -- I have all the expansion sets that turned Talisman from a moderately complex game into a completely unplayable monster -- Avalon Hill wargames (which I sucked at), the box games from Steve Jackson and TSR (Revolt on Antares, Necromancer, OGRE, Undead), and the games they used to publish in the Dragon (Search for the Emperor's Treasure, The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, King of the Tabletop ... )

Did I mention I'm a gamer?

These days, I'm more likely to be playing something from Cheapass Games (http://www.cheapass.com/). If you're into games at all, you should at least give 'em a try -- I recommend Kill Doctor Lucky, Secret Tijuana Deathmatch, and Girl Genius: The Works, but it's hard to go wrong.
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#12 Posted on 17.12.05 0824.56
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Older - Stratego. My Spy will take yoour General!

But now, it's a TV show AND a board game: SceneIt! I LOVE this game.
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#13 Posted on 17.12.05 0912.20
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It used to be that when I'd get together with friends, it was always Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit or Scene It!, but I always won and they got frustrated with it. Lately, it's been variations of Trivial Pursuit (usually Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings) or Cranium.

Do card games count? Because we're always playing UNO or euchre, too.
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#14 Posted on 17.12.05 1101.51
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No one ever wants to play me in Trivial Pursuit. Either that, or a fistfight erupts over who gets to be on my team.

That being said, I was given the gift of SNL Trivial Pursuit, and I don't think Lorne Michaels would do well at this, some of the questions are that obscure.

Lately, I'm a Cranium fanatic.
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#15 Posted on 17.12.05 1309.45
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We've got a bookshelf fuul of games, some of which I still haven't played! Clue is probably my all-time favorite. These days, we play more Taboo, Cranium, Catch Phrase (the hand-held "hot potato" version), and Apples to Apples -- which is awesome. Those of you who play party games need to check it out!

Shem -- yeah, Awful Green Things! Somewhere around here, I've got a copy of Snit's Revenge by the same guys...

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#16 Posted on 17.12.05 1333.13
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    No one ever wants to play me in Trivial Pursuit. Either that, or a fistfight erupts over who gets to be on my team.

Trivial Pursuit is the game in my house. Virtually everyone in my family had a strong academic background, so Trivial Pursuit was always the game. When I was 10 or so, the kids edition got thrown out and I had to sink or swim with the adults. Because of this, I was probably pretty insufferable when playing this game with friends in high school. Thankfully I learned to chill out and not gloat, and my wife doesn't take any shit at the gaming table. It helps that she beats me about a quarter of the time, too.

I've tried playing the newer editions, but it seems like every fourth answer is "Churchill," "Japan" or "Hitler." I finally got the original edition off Ebay, and despite the fact that the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia no longer exist, I still think it's the best version.
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#17 Posted on 17.12.05 1455.59
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I'm an "ass" according to the family, so it's everybody vs. me at Trivial Pursuit. My useless knowledge content is very high, and it's usually me vs. my father. My Uncle Johnny is even more insane than I, but luckily he stopped learning anything after 1974, so just ask him a semi-modern question.
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#18 Posted on 17.12.05 1607.54
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    I've tried playing the newer editions, but it seems like every fourth answer is "Churchill," "Japan" or "Hitler." I finally got the original edition off Ebay, and despite the fact that the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia no longer exist, I still think it's the best version.



Agreed. I can't stand the new editions of Trivial Pursuit. They are unseemly.
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#19 Posted on 17.12.05 1612.15
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There was a game that, translated from German, was called DON'T GET UPSET....it was eventually brought over to North America and was called TROUBLE.

The original had a set up for up to eight people. Man, the fun that could come with that one.

In school, however, I.Q.2000 was the big thing. Wonder if that's still played....
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#20 Posted on 17.12.05 1640.53
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    I've tried playing the newer editions, but it seems like every fourth answer is "Churchill," "Japan" or "Hitler."


I still have TP Genus II: Canadian Edition. And by "Canadian Edition", it means that whenever the question is "What country...", just guess Canada and chances are you're right.

I put away the 80s edition because I actually had seen every single question on every single card. I hope to play it again once age-related memory loss kicks in.
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