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Do you play board games?

Never
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Sometimes
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57%
Often
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Special occasions only
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30%
Puzzles only
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Different, please specify
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:03 pm

I keep meaning to teach my girlfriend to play it too!
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Postby jelco » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:16 pm

Rkiver wrote:Edit: Quite, quiet. Meh.


Quite quiet indeed. :P

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Postby coolsi » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:34 am

You've excelled yourself this week, jelco.
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Postby wwarnick » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:05 am

On special occasions only. If everybody liked the same games I did, maybe I'd play more often, but alas. I'm not much for competitive games, especially if they require strategy. That means Settlers of Catan, Chess, Risk, Stratego, Acquire, etc. They stress me out. Maybe I should work on that. Anyway, I like games that are about the social interaction. Cranium, Apples to Apples, Sniglets, Scattegories, etc. Apples to Apples especially. That is, when you're playing with people that won't be offended by something politically incorrect, such as family. The best games are games that make you laugh.

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Postby Grandstone » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:46 am

Mmm. Party games can be really fun, but cluster enough people around the board and any game can be a party game. Back in my high school drama club, I brought Pirateer to play backstage between scenes. People really seemed to enjoy it because you needed skill and luck to win. Often the favorite to win would fall behind someone else because he couldn't roll the right numbers.
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Postby All American Mobster » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:51 am

Grandstone wrote: Often the favorite to win would fall behind someone else because he couldn't roll the right numbers.


Same with Risk I love that board game. I can play that game anytime anywhere. Actually I just finished a Risk game with myself. The greens won.

But like Grandstone said, its all about the right numbers. I was totally losing a Risk game when I was playing with a couple people, but I came back by rolling sixes and fives, and boom, I won. Entertaining game...



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Postby Tripper » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:20 am

With 2 commonweath and 2 swedish housemates, we regularly sit down (when we're all at home) to play the Swedish national game of Fia / Ludo / Parcheesi I think you call it across the pond. We even have a cute little set with Santa gnomes...
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:45 pm

All American Mobster wrote: Same with Risk I love that board game. I can play that game anytime anywhere. Actually I just finished a Risk game with myself. The greens won.

But like Grandstone said, its all about the right numbers. I was totally losing a Risk game when I was playing with a couple people, but I came back by rolling sixes and fives, and boom, I won. Entertaining game...



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Actually, I'd argue that while having the right numbers can certainly make things easier, unless you just have consistently horrible numbers, Risk is all about strategy. :wink:
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Postby Mas Tnega » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:52 pm

wwarnick wrote:Apples to Apples especially. That is, when you're playing with people that won't be offended by something politically incorrect, such as family.
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Postby jelco » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:06 pm

coolsi wrote:You've excelled yourself this week, jelco.


I'm afraid this is sarcastic.

EDIT: If it's not, I appreciate the compliment.

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Postby All American Mobster » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:28 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:
All American Mobster wrote: Same with Risk I love that board game. I can play that game anytime anywhere. Actually I just finished a Risk game with myself. The greens won.

But like Grandstone said, its all about the right numbers. I was totally losing a Risk game when I was playing with a couple people, but I came back by rolling sixes and fives, and boom, I won. Entertaining game...



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Actually, I'd argue that while having the right numbers can certainly make things easier, unless you just have consistently horrible numbers, Risk is all about strategy. :wink:


Well, (I think I'm going to contradict myself here...) the roll of the dice does play a part, but like Rimmer said, stratagy is #1.



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Postby Chimaera » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:19 am

Axis and Allies for ever! except not very often, because it takes so long. I play chess occasionly, and sometimes monopoly (after explaining to my 15 year old brother that no, he can't borrow £2000 from the bank and build a chain of hotels) but I like stuff like Risk and Carcassone.
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Postby wwarnick » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:08 am

Mas Tnega wrote:No one ever lets you get away with playing "Schoolgirls" on "Succulent" without first wanting to see just how bad the rest of your hand was.

Or "Anne Frank" on "Funny".

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Postby martin » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:44 am

like apparently quite a lot of other people I love risk, unfortunately since either me or my grandad almost always wins no one wants to play with us, and two player risk isn't so fun :P
(Also, while turtling in risk is possible you can't do it if you want to get those risk cards :wink: )

Actually, since several people quite like risk would anyone sign up for a forum game of risk if I organised one?
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:19 pm

wwarnick wrote:
Mas Tnega wrote:No one ever lets you get away with playing "Schoolgirls" on "Succulent" without first wanting to see just how bad the rest of your hand was.

Or "Anne Frank" on "Funny".

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