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Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Dreadnought, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I used to like chess, I was once in the school's chess team, I was only in it because my friends were in it. I think it is one of the most boring games around.
     
  2. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Depends what rules on times you are playing... It tends to be less fun if you are taking about a minute to move whilst your opponent is take 5-10 minutes...
     
  3. Jayne

    Jayne Emperor

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    I like Monopoly, and though they're not strictly board games - I like Uno and Chronology.
     
  4. Chris85

    Chris85 Emperor

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  5. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    chess, risk, monomply (if time allowing)
     
  6. squad leader

    squad leader Chieftain

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    Hey everyone,

    Been lurking for a while so my 1st post, I must say I was a but surprised at the games that came up here (not saying any are bad choices), I would say if you like PC games like Civ there are a wealth of face to face board games worth checking out, try the board game geek web site lots of good stuff. No one favourite for me but quite a few tied 1st

    In no particular order

    Original Squad leader (never had the money for advanced)- for squad based tactical games

    Twilight Imperium for 4x style (3rd edition is looking good if a little costly) good example of a game board the changes, you place hexes down to form the universe each game

    The rise and decline of the 3rd Reich (4th ed) for world war two strategy

    Axis and allies for a light wargame

    War and Peace for Napoleon era strategy

    Are just some, but I could really go on the ones I got for Xmas should make the list

    War of the ring (Yay)
    Von Mainstein’s backhand blow
    Age of Napoleon
    Paths of glory (WW1)
    Emperors war

    I will curb my enthusiasm there and just say if you can find between 1 – 4 other interested parties there are non PC games out there worth checking out which can sometimes provide a better experience
     
  7. punkbass2000

    punkbass2000 Des An artiste

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    I totally agree with Squad Leader. None of those are bad games, but I was expecting more uncommon, strategic games. There are many German (and European in general, but mostly German) that are very good. Their concept is often entirely different. Squad Leader has already touched on some good war games, so I'll do more peaceful ones. 'Settlers', 'Tikal' and 'Crossing the Desert' are all great games that are already classics, IMO (though the oldest is barely a decade). Newer games that I'm enjoying are 'Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers' (I, sadly, have not played the original yet), 'Octiles' (sort of a mix of the 'Labyrinth' game from Ravensburger and 'Chinese Checkers', though more strategic and interesting than either, IMO [now that's synergy :D]), 'Fire and Ice' (very elaborate 'tic-tac-toe', in a sense) and 'Tigris & Euphrates' (a real 'Civilization' sort of game, clearly set in the Fertile Crescent).
    I'd like to go into a small degree of detail about an amazing game, particularly for us civ builders ;), called 'Big City'. I recently borrowed it from my dad and it is great. Many strategy games tend to fall apart with only two players, but my dad gave us this one because my girlfriend and I really like to play games and we're often the only two available. Though it is best with the maximum five players, it still works very well as a two-player, albeit greatly higher-scoring. Essentially each player is a city-planner, all trying to build a city. However, points are gained indiviually by placing buildings, so the city grows in unusual and (often enough;)) annoying ways. Various buildings and other things (like streetcars) that can act as multipliers or requirements for future improvements to the city come along at the player's discretion. An all in all great game that's fairly easy to get the hang of and with a handy sheet with all the points for each building as well as the modifiers. Once players know how to play the game usually only takes 30 minutes, so it can played on short notice. I reommend it to anyone with even a slight interest board games.

    EDIT: Oh, and I know a guy who sells many of these boardgames and tons of others out of house in town. He ships them in from Germany, so their kind of expensive, but I don't think they're anymore expensive than most other games I see these days (Getting 'Stratego' cost $50 [Can]:eek: ). www.germangames.com
     
  8. Dabomb18359

    Dabomb18359 Link Has Become A Jedi

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    I keep asking my dad to get that but he won't. Is it very good? And where can you find it? :confused:
     
  9. searcheagle

    searcheagle Emperor

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    Risk and LOTR Risk (Lord of the Rings). It is quite different from the the standard and the changes make it very interesting.

    I am very interested to try out Axis and Allies, which a friend will be getting soon.
     
  10. Terrapin

    Terrapin Prince

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    War game- Diplomacy, the all time classic

    abstract strategy game- Go, it's what chess would be like if chess were sophisticated!
     
  11. Deep_Thought76

    Deep_Thought76 .

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    My all-time favorite is probably Robo Rally, esp. with the expansions. Unfortunately, it's tough to find right now, though there's talk of a re-release.
    Next to that would be Power Grid and the classic Settlers.
     
  12. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    Risk 2210 AD! There's nothing like nuking the whole planet in one turn. :D
     
  13. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    Risk if I can find anyone to play it with me. :(
     
  14. Gif Warrior

    Gif Warrior Questor

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    Axis and Allies
    Monopoly
    Illuminati
     
  15. Ciceronian

    Ciceronian Latin Scholar

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    Chess! It's always different and really requires some brainpower.
    Monopoly becomes way to easy once you get the hang of it! Just buy everything and then you win!
     
  16. Goles

    Goles Chieftain

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    Axis and Allies Europe, but only if you play as germany.
     
  17. Brewster

    Brewster stays crunchy in milk

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    Monoploy and Risk (the alcoholic version).
     
  18. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    There are lots of Risk players here. Too bad the computer version is just ok.
    My favorites include
    1. Double board Risk. Some monumental battles were fought.
    2. Strato-Matic Baseball. Draft a team and whomped my dad.
    3. Scrabble. My rein of terror continues. With all the smart people that surround me you'd think they could beat me. Maybe it's because my vocabulary consists of mostly three letter words and they try to use things like daedal.
    4. Favorite drinking game is A-hole. Nothing better than being president and making the rules.

    I would like to play some of the games Punkbass speaks of.
     
  19. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I like to play a game called Cashflow. It basically is a game where you try to make enough money to get out of the rat race. It is quite fun because I seem to do quite weel in this game and whenever my Mum plays, she always is stuck in the rat race. :D
     
  20. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Deity

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    Sounds cool...do you have a link?
     

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