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Board Games - July 1st 2019, 09:51 AM

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Board games! We love them! Iím wanting to get back into collecting board games and playing them with my family. I wanna make Friday nights all about board games. I only so far have scrabble and monopoly.

What are your favourite board games? Please give a little summary of the game and why you like it!

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Re: Board Games - July 1st 2019, 01:49 PM

I love my Disney monopoly- it's monopoly just a Disney version

I also love playing the trivial pursuit games. We have a Harry Potter version as well as Doctor Who. We tend to bend the rules a bit though as sometimes the questions can be difficult so when we have a difficult question, we try to give hints without giving the answer away, which can sometimes be funny.

We also play 'Countdown' which is based on the British TV show of the same name. Basically, players pick out letters at random and are given 30 seconds to come up with the longest word they can using those letters. There's also a numbers round where players pick numbers at random and have to reach a target goal as well as a conundrum round which is having to work out an anagram. It's fun listening to what words everyone else has come up with

I also have a Harry Potter Cluedo (murder mystery style guessing game) but I've only played it the once. It was fun but I swear I set it up wrong (never played it before) because when the game finished I remember feeling confused so I'm guessing we played it wrong or something

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Re: Board Games - July 1st 2019, 08:44 PM

There was this game I played in therapy when I was in high school called Blokus. I didn't play it for therapeutic reasons. My therapist just played it with me when we were ending a session to unwind. I haven't played it in a while because one of my friends lost one of the pieces and I haven't bought a replacement set yet (). Well technically I can still play it, just nobody can be yellow aha. But basically you have to be the first to get all your pieces down. You can only touch the corners of your own pieces. And so you have to block other people from getting all of theirs down. This is a link to it on Amazon, though this is American Amazon so I don't know if there's a difference.

I also really like Clue, which I think is just the North American name for Cluedo that Holly mentioned above? I just have the regular version. You have to guess who is the murderer, what room the murder took place in, and with what weapon. I'm assuming the Harry Potter version Holly mentioned is similar.

To be honest I also like some of the old-school children's board games like Candy Land, LOL.

I like Sorry! As well. You have to get all your pieces from your start into home and you can knock other players back to home and such.

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Re: Board Games - July 3rd 2019, 08:45 PM

This might turn into a kind long post, I apologize in advance. My family has gotten huge into board games/card games in the last few years. So we've gotten quite a collection that ranges from very complex, to just sit around and have fun.

Ticket to Ride:
You are given these cards at the beginning of destinations, where you want to get from Point A to Point B, and you have to build trains between those points to gain points at the end of the game. Sounds easy right? Add in the other plays who may have similar destinations, and some paths only one player can take. It can be cut-throat depending on who you play with, or it can be fun.

Settlers of Catan:
It is a randomized board every time, and the goal is to get a certain number of point by the end of the game. Which you get by building cities and settlements. Which you get by gathering supplies which are gotten by where you build the cities and by dice rolls.

Exploding Kittens:
The name sounds awful, but the game is pretty much Russian Roulette but in a card form! In the deck are exploding kittens. You don't want to draw one, you have other cards to help you try and avoid them. It can be stressful, but also hilarious depending on the group.

You control a family, and the goal? To give them the worst life possible till they eventually die. And give other player's families good days. The real fun is by making stories, talking about why something happens.

Dead of Winter:
Very complex board game, you are playing as a group of survivors. There are a bunch of different goals you can play for, and you try to meet those win conditions (survive a certain number of rounds, find a certain number of a certain item, etc.) There are zombies that try to kill you, it is a co-op game, BUT you can also add in a rule that there is one player who is a traitor. My family personally don't like playing with that rule, but it is a really fun game.

Betrayal at House on the Hill:
Okay, another complex game. You are a group of explorers in a house, and you are exploring the house, and pretty much make the map every time. And a event happens that makes for the rest of the game, its called "the Haunt" and there are so many, and its hard to explain easily. Usually one person becomes a betrayer and everyone has to figure out how to survive and win the game. Very complex, very long, but very fun.

Possibly the coolest game, and most fun. Think of a more complex version of clue. Someone died, and they are now a ghost. The ghost is now trying to communicate to everyone else who killed them. Because everyone is set to a person, place and thing, and the ghost has to communicate to them which one they are from a group of them on the table. But they only communicate through these cards that are pictures, and they can't talk. Everyone else can talk to each other to try and figure out which thing is them, but the ghost is silent for the game. It is a very cooperative game, and takes a LOT of teamwork and understanding.

If you have a large group, The Resistance is hilarious!
In the Resistance you have a couple people who are spies, and everyone else is not. And the goal is to all go on missions and have the missions pass. The spies can fail the missions. Each mission has a certain number of people that have to go on them (it changes depending on how many people are playing) It can get quite funny, though if you fail at lying, it might not be the game for you!

Those are all the ones I can think of, I know I kinda explained some of them horribly. They are hard to explain. If anyone has questions, let me know and I can try to explain better. I've played all of these a lot.

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Re: Board Games - July 3rd 2019, 09:26 PM

I’ve played Mysterium too! It’s a really good game but definitely tricky sometimes! I really like it.

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Re: Board Games - July 5th 2019, 03:11 PM

I miss playing board games, I've been wanting to play more lately but there's not enough time in a day!

My all time favorite is Clue. It's where you figure out which person killed someone, in what room, and with what weapon. We have it in a lot of different versions, like the Golden Girls and that sort of thing. You do need at least three players. You can do it with two if you wanted, but it goes by fast. The more players, the longer the game.

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Re: Board Games - July 11th 2019, 08:12 AM

I found a great mobidescargar in the game
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Re: Board Games - July 27th 2019, 09:40 AM

I don't play board games that much but when I do it's only Monopoly.

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Re: Board Games - July 28th 2019, 03:26 AM

Second for Catan and Betrayal at House on the Hill. I have also heard great things about Ticket to Ride but never played it.

Weekly game nights would lend well to the Pandemic series, some of them you modify with each playthrough, they come extremely highly rated and I would love to try it except you need a regular group to play with! Sounds perfect, maybe consider giving it a try.

Secret Hitler, if you have enough people, is hilarious and super fun. There are similar games like Coup, Avalon and LTK. Werewolf style games - everyone is assigned a role and each side has to try and beat the other without knowing each others identity for sure. Loads of fun dynamics and gets better as you replay with the same group as well. Highly recommend them all.

Codewords, there are several versions - these are super fun and super replayable, you have two teams and a grid of words. Each team picks one person to try and get the rest of the team to identify the correct words for their team to win, charades-like, you have to get them to guess without using the words themselves. I'm explaining it badly but trust me, it's easy and fun.

Sushi Go and Tsuro as well are very easy to learn and fun to play. Sushi Go is a card collecting game, trying to match the types of Sushi to get the most points. Tsuro is a puzzle/maze building game. Take turns placing tiles and try to connect the longest path while your opponents do the same.

Flux - this is a relatively cheap card game which is fun and comes in dozens of different versions - eg Archer, Adventure Time, Zombie, etc.

If you want to get really involved in strategy against each other; Food Chain Magnate is excellent. It's basically each person has a fast food chain and is trying to beat out the others by creating demand with advertising and then filling that demand most effectively. It has a ton of potential for fantastic replay-ability if people want to try and develop various strategies. Here's a great review/tutorial; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHSxnRS2g0o

If you have a computer (doesn't have to be a great one) Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes would be awesome for family game night. One person can see the screen, which has a bomb they can interact with. Everyone else has a paper manual (or a pdf on phones if you like). The bomb person has to describe the puzzles and the rest of the team has to figure out and describe how to disarm them before the bomb explodes. Wonderful fun, tons of replayability, and as you get better you can do harder puzzles, eventually full random if you want so it basically never ends.

Spaceteam is a free mobile game which you could all download. Everybody plays together, involves a lot of team communication.

Pit is an old classic. Stock trading card game, there are various crops which you try to collect enough of in order to win. You collect by trading, and trading involves shouting the number of cards which you'd like to trade until someone else yells the same number and accepts your trade. Turns into a lot of shouting and a TON of fun. My family played this a lot when I was a kid, highly recommend.

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Re: Board Games - August 26th 2019, 07:49 PM

A fun game for a group of friends is Seven Wonders, where you build up your city over three ages. Another is Cosmic Encounters, which is a bizarre and tremendously fun game where you play an alien species setting out to colonise other planets (which coincidentally belomg to other players). The game is lots of fun as the races and cards have wacky effects that can change the flow of play dramatically.

If you're lookijg for something VERY complicated and a significant time investment (approx five to six hours), I can suggest Star Wars Rebellion. It's a strategy game kind of like Risk on steroids, with assymetrical combat capabilities between the Empire and Rebel Alliance and leaders who can change battles or go on special missions. Highly recommend this, its a must play for any Star Wars fan and at least a once off for strategy game players.
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