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#41 Posted on 20.12.05 1425.10
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Trivial Pursuit. The Pop Culture edition is a version of "If I go first no one else wins" so my family won't play that with me.

Monopoly. Star Wars Monopoly at that. Geek.

Win, Lose or Draw was an interesting one until someone pulled a Stewie Griffin-like act. And stomped on the timer.
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#42 Posted on 21.12.05 0901.02
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Beyond Balderdash is one of my favorites (with 5 categories including movie plots and dates in history). A game that is a variation of it that we love is Wise Or Otherwise. It is a bunch of sayings from foreign countries. You get the first part and have to make up the second part. It was usually the most random and not clever answer that was the real answer.

I can't beat any of you at TP, but I'll take anyone at Harry Potter Scene It! Sad, really.
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#43 Posted on 21.12.05 1827.10
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      They really need an online Trivial Pursuit so we can create a community of people no longer welcome by their home game and out for blood on a world wide level.

    It's a nice idea, but how would you prevent cheating? In the home version, you can't run and Google something.

    To answer the question, I love Monopoly the most. Problem is, there's always an hour long argument over whose set of modified rules we're going to use. I'm a strict "official rules" man, myself.
Time limits. Strict ones. And/or a built in version of "Distraction Blocker" that disables browsers.
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#44 Posted on 23.12.05 2049.37
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Never played a board game I didn't like and have loved quite a few of them (I am also a formidable and much-avoided opponent in my family circles)

Some of the more obscure games I dug from my youth:

High Stakes (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6127)- Monopoly in Vegas (Old School Vegas at that). It had a small working slot machine on the "Free Parking" spot. My love of all things Vegas was born at an early age and eventually led to the career path I have now.

Dark Tower (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/30)- an electronic Dungeons and Dragons before Dungeons and Dragons was popular (at least in my thicket of the Sticks)

Sinking of the Titanic (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2249)- You had to rescue people and make it off the ship before it sunk. The ship rotated around and disappeared into the board gradually. When the movie got popular, the price of these soared on ebay. Might be time to try and find one of these again.

Star Wars: Escape from the Death Star. (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/21218)

Monday Night Football - Another ebay hunt. (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13031)

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#45 Posted on 24.12.05 0023.51
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You know, I just realized that NO ONE has mentioned Strat-O-Matic or Statis Pro Baseball. We used to have ridiculously detailed leagues in both those games (along with Micro League Baseball on the Commodore 64). In a moment of weakness I bought the 2002 Strat-O-Matic baseball on eBay a couple of years ago. I always preferred Statis Pro, personally.

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#46 Posted on 24.12.05 0626.48
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I played Statis Pro as a kid. Played whole seasons by myself so I could produce the whole year's worth of stats. I remember waiting for the UPS dude to bring the updated cards every year. My parents thought I was insane for how much time and effort I put into this. I didn't bring it up earlier because I was thinking board games played against other people and I only ever played Statis Pro by myself!
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#47 Posted on 18.2.06 2333.30
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Happened on this thread and couldn't pass up adding my thoughts.

First off, I'm a big boardgamer.

My top five would have to be:

1) Puerto Rico
2) A Game of Thrones
3) Quarto
4) Go
5) Zero! (More of a cardgame, really)


For those of you who have never played much more than the "old classics", here's some suggestions:

If you liked...

Monopoly, you'll likely love Settlers of Catan.
Stratego, you'll likely love LotR: Confrontation Deluxe
Risk, you'll likely love Memoir '44
Trivia Pursuit, er, well, Trivia Pursuit (still the best trivia game out there)

Party games: go with Things in a Box, Apples to Apples, Hubbub, or Adversity.

I'd also highly recommend:

Bohnanza (fast card game of trading -- beans of all things)
Carcassonne (best game ever for getting nongamers into games)
Gloom (make your family live a depressing life -- great fun)
Ticket to Ride (another great game for nongamers)

I found it amusing, Shem, that you mentioned Secret Tijuana Deathmatch and didn't make mention that it's about a mexican wrestling promotion where failed north american businessmen go to rebuild their fortunes.

This is a wrestling board, after all!

Cheapass Games = hilarious and excellent.

Did I mention I manage a game store?

Honestly guys, you owe it to yourselves to at the very least look up Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, and Settlers of Catan. You will not regret it, even if you only play a game once or twice a year. These titles are top notch, easy to pick up, and just plain better than the stuff that's been pushed down the throats of North American consumers ever since Monopoly monopolized the market on boardgames over here.

www.boardgamegeek.com (As mentioned by DrewDewce)

That's the best online resource for games of all sorts. Great stuff.

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#48 Posted on 19.2.06 0031.33
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Pirate and Traveler.

There is no other.
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#49 Posted on 19.2.06 0754.45
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I'm a board game fiend myself. Not much on the trivia aspect, but I *LOVE* a good stratedgy game. Good with Monopoly, EXCELLENT in Risk. Learning Axis & Allies. And I've played Chess since I was a boy (and I'm pretty good at it too).

However, it took until reply 47 (forty seven). It took this many replies until someone FINALLY mentioned it. The BEST board game(s) out there.


Sobriquet: If you liked...

Monopoly, you'll likely love Settlers of Catan.



Sobriquet, you don't need to tell me about Catan. I've traveled to Catan. I want to MOVE to Catan. And I'm damn good at ANY Catan


Within the circles I travel Catan is HUGE. In my house alone we have two Settlers boards, and one Cities and Knights expansion (the expansion is like in computer games....you need the original to make it work. In this case, you need the original Settlers to make Cities and Knights work). We also have the offshoot of Settlers, called "Starfarers of Catan" (and the Starfarers expansion). Other friends of ours have other versions of Settlers.

(Funny story; myself and three friends, we even came up with our own modified version where we took some Settlers, Seafarers, and Cities and Knights. We changed some of the rules around to accomidate the size of the board though. The playing area literally the about 8 feet long by 2 feet wide).

People, if you like Monopoly (or ANY boardgame), try it out. It's not flashy, it's not a looker....but it's VERY fun. Lot's of stratedgy involved. And addictive. Start off with normal Settlers first. To use Seafarers and Cities and Knights you need the original anyways.

My own personal favorite (which you DON'T need Settlers for, because it's a seperate game), it Starfarers of Catan. FANTABULOUS GAME (although be careful with the pieces, they can break).

Seriosuly, the game is excellent, try it out. YESTERDAY. As Sobriquet said, if you only play it once a year (which you won't, you'll play it more often) it's worth the money. PERIOD.


there is some debate though. Some people perfer Settlers, others perfer Starfarers. I'm a Starfarers guy myself, but I still enjoy veyr much Settlers. To the point where if I had to rank them, I would go;


Settlers: 9.5/10
Cities and Knights: 9.75/10
STARFARERS: 11/10.


Oh, and if ANYONE of you guys are in Ottawa and you want to play some good board games, drop me a line and we'll play some Catan. Or Risk.




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#50 Posted on 19.2.06 0941.42
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I live in Kingston, ON -- you should pop by the store some time.

On the topic of Starfarers of Catan: I have only played it once, and didn't enjoy myself at all. You're right, though, many people think it's the superior game in the line.

As for the breaking pieces -- if you have that problem, simply contact Mayfair Games (from whence it came) via email or phone and let them know of your little problem. They will cheerfully ship you snap-on rings for your starships that hold the boosters that cause the breaking. Problem solved at no cost to you.

You should check out Puerto Rico, Nastio -- I think you'll like it. Start, perhaps, with San Juan, which is the game's little brother of a card game. Good good stuff. Check them out on Boardgamegeek. You won't be dissapointed.
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#51 Posted on 19.2.06 1205.52
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I think I will contact them. They seem like classy people (that and they make skitchin' great games). I don't travel often, but if I go to Kingston I'll drop by your store.

"Puerto Rico", eh? Worth trying. There's still a couple from the Catan I want to try out first, but I'll put that on my list of things "to try out once I get a job and have disposable income".
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#52 Posted on 19.2.06 1852.01
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A friend of mine from college recently turned me on to Ticket To Ride. I've been playing it online a lot lately (http://www.ticket2ridegame.com). The US map is pretty easy to get a handle on, but the European map is more complex.
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#53 Posted on 19.2.06 1959.23
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Settlers of Catan is a huge thing with the girlfriend. She, her sister, her brother, and her brothers girlfriend all play it...and they're after me to learn. I've never really liked board games, so I usually pass.

I'd like to get a good game of Axis & Allies going. I remember one campaign I was involved in...it lasted almost eight hours. Good times.
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#54 Posted on 20.2.06 0224.23
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Played Blokus (boardgamegeek.com) over the holidays. Fun game!
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#55 Posted on 20.2.06 0649.40
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Looks, i am a simple guy. euchre, hearts, ect.. Maybe Monopoly with the kids from time to time.

But now I have hit on Left Right Center. It's raatheer addictive, especially with 8 or ten people.
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#56 Posted on 20.2.06 0729.50
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    But now I have hit on Left Right Center. It's raatheer addictive, especially with 8 or ten people.


One of the better drinking-games-that-wasn't-intended-to-be-a-drinking-game out there.

So at this point in my life pretty much every game I play has to do with drinking (this will undoubtedly change when I graduate in 3 months). Apples to Apples is probably my favorite as it gets more and more fun with inebriation and there aren't many pesky rules to remember.

I also own the Bikini Bottom Beach Party game because my girlfriend and I are weirdly enamored with Spongebob Squarepants.
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#57 Posted on 20.2.06 1344.57
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I will second the love for Cranium. I even went as far as to buy the awesome PRIMO edition that comes with four tins of clay and everything is shinier.
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#58 Posted on 20.2.06 1515.56
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One of our referrals asks an interesting question: How DO you cheat at Pictionary? Offtopic? Yes - but mandatory. The public must know!

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