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Title: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 01, 2011, 10:29:52 PM
You love them (i hope), I love them so lets talk. What board games do you play? I am big into board games play mostly Fantasy Flight games like Chaos in the old world and just got into Warhammer Invasion i find it hard to find players for which makes me said but anyhow what games are you into?
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Walter on September 06, 2011, 02:14:35 PM
I play Settlers of Catan at any opportunity I get. I actually keep the base game in the trunk of my car, just in case I'm at a dinner or party where people are interested in it. Or, ya know, get stranded or something.  :guts: It's a love it or hate it game with most people.

I also enjoy Carcassone though I only get a chance to play that about once a year with my family, as I don't own a board of it.
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Post by: JudeauChop on September 06, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
I play Settlers of Catan at any opportunity I get.

Hear here.
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Post by: frankencowx on September 06, 2011, 03:38:21 PM
Fortress America. Space Hulk.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Griffith on September 06, 2011, 03:44:02 PM
I have a friend that's into board games and whenever he comes to visit he'll have something new for us to play like Pandemic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_%28board_game%29), Zombies!!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombies!!!), and Ticket to Ride (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticket_to_Ride_%28board_game%29).

FYI, James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, does non-angry reviews of some "classic" board games in a feature called Board James (http://cinemassacre.com/category/boardjames/). Very nostalgic and interesting, especially for those games you only saw the commercials for but never played. One of my favorites is Dragonstrike (http://cinemassacre.com/2009/05/27/board-james-2-dragonstrike/) for the cheesy video that came with the game (I had a Star Wars game with a similar video featuring a fake Darth Vader mocking you), but the game looks pretty cool... if you're a nerd. =)
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: IncantatioN on September 06, 2011, 04:19:22 PM
Monopoly, Pictionary, Life, Battleship, Chess were games I'd play as a kid. Chess's awesome!
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Death May Die on September 06, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
I have a friend that's into board games and whenever he comes to visit he'll have something new for us to play like Pandemic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_%28board_game%29), Zombies!!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombies!!!), and Ticket to Ride (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticket_to_Ride_%28board_game%29).

FYI, James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, does non-angry reviews of some "classic" board games in a feature called Board James (http://cinemassacre.com/category/boardjames/). Very nostalgic and interesting, especially for those games you only saw the commercials for but never played. One of my favorites is Dragonstrike (http://cinemassacre.com/2009/05/27/board-james-2-dragonstrike/) for the cheesy video that came with the game (I had a Star Wars game with a similar video featuring a fake Darth Vader mocking you), but the game looks pretty cool... if you're a nerd. =)

Yeah, I love board game James. It brings me back to my child hood days.  :serpico: I enjoy Risk and Monopoly. I think the Trivia Pursuit games are my favorite. I prefer the "Office" and "Family Guy" versions lately.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Viral Harvest on September 08, 2011, 06:55:19 AM
Scrabble, but with people who do more than 3 or 4 letter words, or bullshit two letter words that they clearly wouldn't know existed if they didn't play the PC or console versions  :mozgus:

Uno, Risk, Taboo, and HERO QUEST! (I actually never figured out how to play, but I used to steal the figurines from my uncle when I was a kid to perch on castles made of wooden blocks)

Apples to Apples can be fun given the right crowd too.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on September 10, 2011, 06:39:21 PM
I love Settlers of Catan granted I don't win to much. Ticket to ride is also a good game i miss playing it.

I just recently learned how to play a game called 7 Wonders anyone ever play that?
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Tama on December 07, 2012, 06:41:34 AM
I purchased Pandemic after hearing some great things, and I haven't regretted getting it; Very fun cooperative game.
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Post by: frankencowx on December 11, 2012, 12:22:09 PM
I just recently learned how to play a game called 7 Wonders anyone ever play that?
I purchased Pandemic after hearing some great things, and I haven't regretted getting it; Very fun cooperative game.

Both great games. You should check out Ghost Stories from Asmodee. Its a fantastic co op game, that is more difficult than Pandemic. Also Pandemic has a nifty expansion too.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Clothar on December 12, 2012, 01:58:09 AM
7 wonders is fun. Its nice that it only takes 30-45 min, unlike some games which can take up to 5 hrs
My favorite game is Game of Thrones. Its an epic strategy game, but it doesn't have those annoying dice like risk.
If you want something a bit tougher try Agricola, you develop a farm with crops and animals but you are always feeling rushed to make sure your farmers have enough food
If you are more into card games, dominion is by far the best. With lots of expansions and different types of cards there are pretty much unlimited variants of the game.
Other fun titles: Puerto Rico, Powergrid, Ora and Labora (if you want to play a game with absolutely no chance, but so complicated it makes your brain hurt), Civilization 
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Post by: Turkitage on December 12, 2012, 04:41:07 PM
blokus - it's so much fun.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on December 15, 2012, 02:01:16 AM
I just got into Lords of waterdeep its a dnd board game. It has a feel of a few different games but very enjoyable.
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Post by: SeedofKings on December 16, 2012, 12:27:40 AM
Besides D&D in my college days, I stick with Warhammer and Arkham Horror. Though the Battle of Westeros game looks good...
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on December 16, 2012, 03:14:35 AM
I like the warhammer world my self. I wish they put out some board games.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: frankencowx on December 18, 2012, 12:21:31 PM
I like the warhammer world my self. I wish they put out some board games.

Fantasy or 40k???
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Wyrm on December 18, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
What is this "fantasy" you speak of?
There is no "fantasy"...
In the Grim Darkness of the far fond future there is only War!   :beast:
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on December 21, 2012, 10:08:43 PM
Fantasy or 40k???

I enjoy the Fantasy side of Warhammer. I played alot of the table top rpg I had the best thief I ever played in any fantasy game. Through out his life I managed to only lose one finger. Gained a femail vampire npc ally and almost reached assassin.

I never got into 40 but read one comic graphic novle involving the sapce wolves I think. It was ok I dont like warhammer in a scifi setting it never interested me.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Tama on February 04, 2013, 12:05:50 AM
Does anyone here play Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder or any games that are similar? I've never tried any of these but have always been interested. The one thing I couldn't find an answer to when I searched online is that I'm not really comfortable doing roleplaying or pretending to be my character; do you have to do this in order to play these games? I like the idea of rolling dice, checking stats and having skills I just wasn't sure if the roleplaying is essential or if you can just read from the book.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Lithrael on February 04, 2013, 12:39:19 PM
It depends on the people you're playing with.  Some groups go all out and talk in character voices and everything, some just go 'arright, I'm hitting the undead guy with searing light.  Can I tell he's a vampire?  Should I roll a knowledge check?  OK so I hit him for 18 points.' and the 'roleplaying' amounts to not letting your party's barbarian chop off any non-aggressive kobold NPC's heads if you're supposed to be a good cleric or something.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: frankencowx on February 04, 2013, 12:52:07 PM
Does anyone here play Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder or any games that are similar? I've never tried any of these but have always been interested. The one thing I couldn't find an answer to when I searched online is that I'm not really comfortable doing roleplaying or pretending to be my character; do you have to do this in order to play these games? I like the idea of rolling dice, checking stats and having skills I just wasn't sure if the roleplaying is essential or if you can just read from the book.

If you aren't comfortable with 'getting into character' it sounds like you should give the D&D Adventure Board Games a try. They are board games with pieces and stripped down mechanics from D&D. Context and story elements are still provided in a scenario book, but you don't have to act out a character. You still get to roll dice and check stats and use skills. You don't even need a DM as the enemies are controlled by the game itself.

The three games in the series are:

Castle Ravenloft
Wrath of Ashardalon
Legend of Drizzt

Check them out on Amazon or BGG. The price is pretty sweet on them as they've been out for a while.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Tama on February 04, 2013, 08:32:11 PM
That sounds great! I will check them out. I think I wouldn't mind trying roleplaying but it would have to be with friends and after I get more comfortable with these games. Those sound like a good start.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: Breed1Ghost on February 04, 2013, 10:32:25 PM
I agree with starting out with the D&D board games they are just like 4.0.  4.0 is kinda playing an rpg board game. If you try D&D I would sugjest playing 3.5 its more simple makeing chars and its def more into stats. Best thing about D&D is that you really dont have to role play to enjoy your self if you just dont mind saying what you want to do you should be fine.

I wanna play some board games ^.^ whos up for it?
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Post by: Breed1Ghost on March 01, 2013, 03:50:18 AM
this game seems so awesome  ^.^

http://www.amazon.com/Games-Workshop-DF01-Dreadfleet/dp/B005Q9QVXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362112612&sr=8-1&keywords=dreadfleet (http://www.amazon.com/Games-Workshop-DF01-Dreadfleet/dp/B005Q9QVXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362112612&sr=8-1&keywords=dreadfleet)
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: frankencowx on March 01, 2013, 06:27:04 PM
If anyone is interested, the expansion(s) to Zombicide will be going up on Kickstarter here shortly, most likely today as mentioned on Guillotine Games Facebook page.

They'll be having some early bird specials.

Link to the original Zombicide:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide?ref=users (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide?ref=users)

Kickstarter is doing wonders for the Board Game scene right now. CMoN has raised a ton of money on previous projects:

http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/coolminiornot/created
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Post by: frankencowx on March 02, 2013, 11:30:44 PM
Aaaand its up:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide-season-2?ref=live (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide-season-2?ref=live)

400k in 1 day
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: IncantatioN on March 01, 2014, 11:36:31 PM
Recently played a Spartacus board game based on the TV series on Starz. Took a bit to know the rules but when you do, it's good fun scheming against other players and buy your way in/ out of a 1 on 1 fight in the arena at the end of each round. We were 4 players but there's an expansion that'll allow 6/7 I think. The player with the most 'influence' (12) wins. There are different ways to gain or lose influence like scheming with others to your mutual benefit but it could backfire with them ganging up on you if you're sort of winning by a bigger margin. Took about 2 and a half hours to finish starting from an influence of 5. I'd like to play the long format, starting from an influence of 1.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: krzykoopa on March 02, 2014, 12:29:50 AM
Just came across this thread (Deep Breath) .

Settlers, Monopoly, Pandemic, Castle Panic, Munchkin, Space Hulk, Ticket to Ride, Small World, DnD Castle Ravenloft/Legend of Drzzt, Bang the dice game, Resistance Avalon, Love letter, One night Werewolf, Mascarade, Cyclades, Empires of the Void, Mice N Mystics, Cit of Remnants, Coup, Takenoko, Incan Gold, Earth Reborn, Zombicide, Carnivale Zombie, Zpocalypse, Smash up, Jamaica..(sucks in air)

These are just out of memory, my game room is really stacked. When I got back from overseas duty I slowly got into board games and it became a weekly thing with my family and then my friends. It was a really a good way to just spend time together with everyone and everyone loved the different games and types of games. Now I have 2 groups that meet up every week plus weekends with my nephews and niece. My Grandma is 84 and loves ticket to ride I never seen such a competition between her and my mom its hilarious. If anyone wants any recommendations or info I would be happy to share.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: IncantatioN on November 13, 2014, 03:37:41 PM
Since getting the Game of Thrones board game, my friends and I haven't gone back to Spartacus yet. We've been playing the second edition of the GOT game this year and it's pretty neat. The first few months we were actually playing it wrong like when do other plays play march/ raid orders or rules surrounding reconciling supplies. With the correct rules, it takes us about 2 hours to finish it. Playing with 4 players and above is fun.
Title: Re: Board games?
Post by: IncantatioN on January 02, 2018, 06:31:14 PM
Having played Pandemic twice now, it's a decent game with enough action and it's a bit different because it's the game against you or the players. So there's a bit of co-conspiring to try to beat the game. I find it a little boring because there's less of what you ideally want to do if everything is a group decision (ya know?).

Haven't played Monopoly since I was a teen and recently played + enjoyed it a lot. A friend was given the Stranger Things themed game and whatever you do, I recommend buying property at Steve's Pool. Every goddamn round a bunch of us would somehow land on that slot. Another hot target is buying any property that comes after Jail because anyone headed to Jail would hit those up again.

Scythe was a lot of fun to play because of it's depth. It's a bit of a slow burn in the beginning because you have to set the base for all your actions later on. Earning 'popularity' is key and the more you have, the more influence you have in the game. I like the strategic side of the game. Getting the rules right the first time was a bit of a task.