Discussion in 'Gaming' started by LilPop, Aug 30, 2008.
I love winning at Monopoly. Nothing makes me feel more powerful, or more like a total asshole.
I want to play Monopoly with people over the internet... but I can't find anything like that
My favorite board game is Cranium. Or Disney Scene-It, because no one can beat me.
Risk destroys all other BG.
Scrabble is the best forever and always.
EDIT: but Risk is also great (re the comment above mine)
Good God. This forum needs a board game renaissance. You can't go on only knowing about Scrabble, Monopoly, and Risk, people. Though those are fantastic games in their own rights... there's a whole world of stellar games out there for every style of play or theme you could imagine.
RYM has its top list for music, IMDB has its top 250 for movies, and if you're looking for the equivalent in the world of board gaming, here you go:
Any of these games look familiar to anybody? Peruse the top few 100 or so. Obviously most people are going to know Settlers of Catan based on the interest in that thread, but I'm not sure how many others here are into more niche and enthusiast board games. I'm getting into that whole world myself, starting to add my collection/wishlist/ratings to that website.
Protip: Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley are not the only publishers of board games.
Big fan of Life, Risk, Stratego, and Armada.
Kill your husband in the game of life!
hey cheez you and i would get along on this topic i love strategy board and card games.
There's a board game club in the state of maryland aptly named "Games Club of Maryland". They have a meeting place for gaming near my house and I go. The host of the chapter near me has the majority of the games in the top 100 on that website and also a lot of relaxed games for more casual players or late in the night.
o yeah to decrease from the fail in this thread. Blokus is damn cool board game. Also, Axis and Allies and pretty much every war game (I even like the lame ones like stratego and risk), settlers of catan, and Hollywood Blockbuster just to name a couple others I like.
I'm more of a card game person tbh though.
ITT we discover that Cheeze is an even bigger nerd than we thought.
Lord of the Rings Risk and Risk 2210 are both far superior to the original.
Meh. Board games are freaking amazing. I don't know why more people aren't into this whole universe. There's so much fun to be had!
i hav lotr risk and bevrages r u in y/n
I own these
Though, to this day, I've only ever played 1 game. That one game sorta sucked, only because I had to read the rulebook as we went, and figure it out on the fly.
I bet you were like "Hey, why am I playing WoW board game when I can be actually playing WoW". At least thats the way I felt about civilization the board game.
I am a fan of Scrabble.
Lord of the Rings Risk is awesome. I suck at it but it's still awesome.
I hope to get Saboteur pretty soon. That game looks like it would be awesome.
once i was playing lotr risk and at the very beginning of the game my brother attacks my 15-man space (lots of enemy spaces there but it cut my territory in half so i pretty much needed it) with 3 guys. he won. fuck that game.
I've never seen rolls that consistently bad, especially on defense. Let alone anybody who'd dare attack 15 with 3.
he was being lolly about it since he knew (or thought, in retrospect) that he was fucked so he just did it for the hell of it. dick.
Yay. I won only like my 3rd game of settlers out of the 15 or so I've played in the last month.
Recently placed an order where I bought the Settlers 5-6 player extension, the base Cities & Knights expansion, and Puerto Rico. A friend of mine bought Dominion and another bought Pandemic.
Monopoly, Party, Trivial and Tabu. The best board games
The best board game ever. You're a mobster during Prohibition and you have to run alcohol to various speakeasies without getting caught by the cops or eliminated by other players. There are no rules, only suggestions.
The ultimate board game.
In Monopoly, no one ever seems to accept trades of money, property and such unless they're grossly in their favor as opposed to that of the guy making the offer. Gay. Regardless, my family usually plays balls-to-the-wall free market style, when the rules are followed loosely. My brother traded me some snacks once; losing the game because of that mistaken trade was worth it.
So all the stuff my friends and I ordered (Puerto Rico, Dominion, Pandemic, Cities & Knights of Catan, and the 5-6 player versions of Settlers and C&K) all came. We were overfilled with joy.
I can't wait to play all those... fffffuuuuuu[ck yeah].
Pandemic seems like it'll be REALLY good.
Hoooooooooooly fuck, Dominion.
So you start with 10 cards - some money and some victory points. Each turn, you use 5 freshly drawn cards from your deck, play an action (or maybe more), buy some shit (or maybe multiple things), and then discard everything you didn't use along with the money you just used for buying. You go through the game then continuously shuffling in your existing cards as you're buying new cards, which can be more actions, more money, or more victory point cards. Generally, you mix upgrading your money cards (you want higher % of money per draw, especially early) with miscellaneous action cards, and then late game start playing advanced cards that get you a lot of money/actions/buys in order to invest in expensive victory point cards. The game ends (typically) when the most expensive victory cards run out.
It's a fast game that you pick up quick, and it always leaves you craving for "one more", as we just discovered tonight (I don't know if we played 4 or 5 games in the space of 3 hours, including learning and setup for 3 people).
Read about it here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36218
It was only $30... seems like a very good value. We're gonna play this a shit-ton.
I'm partial to The Game of Lent.
I've been meaning to check out dominion. You have convinced me.
Also if you traded food to win a game of monopoly I think overall you are the loser.
itt Cheez shows how much more awesome he is, not at all how much more nerdy. U people need to open up to the wide array of complex and often mature-themed board games out there. Lots of greats mentioned in this thread already. I will add Junta to the mix. It's a game of central-american politics/betrayal with establishing budgets each turn, appointing positions in gov't/military, keeping ally's happy, protecting against coups, assassinations, and die-based strategic combat when/if there is a coup.
I'm certainly intrigued by a lot of what's been said.
Don't forget, often nerdy and awesome go hand in hand.
You can play Dominion online for free (along with a lot of other games) at www.brettspielwelt.de (it has translations for most of the site/interface into other languages than German). Others playable there include Settlers, Carcassonne, etc.
I've been playing fucktons of Dominion lately. The combos you can set up are ridiculous.
Risk is the best board game, IMO.
played dominion tonight. awesome game. I'm thinking about buying it. I was totally pumped after playing it.
I never saw this coming, but I'm starting to get into board games. I've played Settlers of Catan a lot recently, and plan to get a bunch more pretty soon. I have a wishlist of like 30 games, and just have to narrow it down to the next essentials.
I fucking love board games and want to play the more complex ones, but because they're all kind of nerdy my friends don't take them seriously. I wish they made versions of the games that weren't so nerdy.
Anyway, I finally ordered Settlers and I'm going to force my friends to play it after exams are over. For a while I was a member of the university Diplomacy society. It was fun to play, but the people there were just huge geeks and I couldn't relate to them on any human level. I tried to get my friends interested but they didn't want to play. Sucks.
I haven't posted in this thread since Puerto Rico became my favorite game.
So, Puerto Rico is my favorite game (board game, obviously).
Played it probably 18-20 or so times now.
Also, since my last post in this thread, I've also played Cities & Knights of Catan and Powergrid for the first time
Here's the start of my tentative narrowed down wishlist, anyone have any comments?
1: Space Hulk (impossible to find and expensive, it seems)
2: Race for the Galaxy
3: Galaxy Trucker
4: Age of Empires III
5: Catan expansions/extensions (Seafarers, Starfarers, Cities & Knights, Traders & Barbarians)
And in random order:
Through the Ages
War of the Ring
Carcassonne (City or Hunter-Gatherer)
Ticket To Ride (Nordic version)
Carcassonne is great fun every once in a while.
One of my favorite board games is Modern Art, but it kind of requires that the players understand something, because completely inept players can basically donate the victory to another player. But this game is great because there is no player elimination and basically no turns, so there's constant action for everyone from beginning to end.
Solar quest, deleted monopoly type game where you try to land on and buy the deed cards to small planets and moons. Collect and Pay rent according to what the cards you own tell you (like monopoly).
A friend of mine had Solarquest. It was freakin' cool. Yeah, it's pretty much Monopoly in Space, but nicely done and fun to play. The fact that some systems had a lot more moons to grab gave it a twist.
Chess will always be the king of board games.
And for ever.
A lot of these are on my wishlist as well.
Let me just say that, as long as you have at least 2 other people who will regularly play board games with you, do NOT pass up Puerto Rico! It's ridiculously good.
As for the Catan expansions - Seafarer's is basically just a longer, bigger version of the same game - not necessarily much more fun. Cities & Knights is definitely different, but for me the jury's still out. I've yet to like it better than original Settlers, but maybe because I've lost the only games I played. However, it does involve even more chance than the original Catan (and original already has enough chance to occasionally screw the better player out of winning) given the occasionally over-powered event cards, the randomness of when the barbarians will come, etc. And it takes longer (at least 50% longer) to play.
Carcassonne is interesting and novel in its gameplay but I can see it only being fun every once in a long while (I've played it twice).
does anybody know a place to play board games online? specifically monopoly? I have been craving some capitalism for a while now...
Lol @ Monopoly representing capitalism.
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