Board Games

I am a big fan of board games and IRL games with friends. I know that some of us do not have availability or time to gather in a group to play, so I apologize in advance for rubbing salt on the wound, @kylehayman361 (I swear I didn’t do this on purpose).

There are so many new board games that come out each year, I want to know what your favorite board games are and why.

I will start with the one I play the most often… Scrabble…

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It’s simple, easily played with 2-4 people, or you can just sit down at a Board and challenge yourself, get the brain juices flowing.

I have others that I like very much, but I certainly play those with much less frequency.

Tell me which games you are into!

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THIS IS THE GAME OF MY PEOPLE

I loved this game growing up, though I only had my sister to play it with I still found a way to make a use, there are a few other board games by dragon ball but this is the one I remember myself having in this very house I sit upon :smiley: also mousetrap was fun.

nowadays as prior mentioned I don’t have many friends to play board games with, BUT I do play board based steam games, Armello is EPIC.

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Is an amazingly fun game that I own but have no one at all to play with. The fun part of it is also the challenging part, you have to program your bot with a hand of randomly dealt move cards, take into account all the board hazards and how all the other bots move and try to think 5 steps ahead. Once everyone executes their program the bots moves to it’s completion so if you have miscalculated something or ended up knocked off course you’d be lucky if it just ends up bashing it’s head against a wall for a round.

I think this is available on tabletop sim if anyone want to play.

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Settlers of Catan, a bit luck based, but enough strategy in there to make it fun.

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We play all kinds of games at our house like Sel=ttlers of Catan etc. But right now we are on this kick;

https://www.amazon.com/Rummikub-Original-Rummy-Tile-Game/dp/B00000IZJB

Plus we are doing puzzles.

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Rummikub is the one and pretty much only game my mother wants to play, it’s fun at first but after 15 years of “Lets play rummikub!” I’m out, no thank you. There’s dust bunnies in the cellar far more entertaining than my family and this damn game.

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By the way, I am totally out of likes, otherwise I would dish out more :heart:!

This is another game, Sequence, that we have a really good time with, it’s basically connect 5 but you can only move where you have cards… It’s addicting, and cutthroat, we often find ourselves not breathing when thinking about how to out do each other…

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So, I’m a massive boardgames fan. I go to a games evening once a month, we usually have between 8 and 20 people there and just play different games that people have brought.
I’d say it depends on my mood, so I don’t really have a favourite, but these are certainly some of the games I enjoy the most: Terra Mystica, Spirits of the Rice Paddy, Terraforming Mars, Agricola, Castles of Burgundy, Roborally, Colt Express, Viceroy, Village.
To name but a few :slight_smile:

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I can hartily recommend rummikub (except when someone tries a crazy move which requires the breakup of multiple sets on the table only to find that their plan doesn’t work and they don’t know how to put the tiles back where they were) and sequence (though the not being able to talk to the partner can restrict the banter). I was also actually considering buying a few games this week including:

  • Love Letter
  • King of New York
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Codenames
    has anyone played these and or can anyone recommend which are good?
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I’ve played the digital adaptation of Ticket to Ride and it’s pretty fun, though the client is kind of clunky and it’s not very good at explaining the game. But once you figure it out the game itself is great.

King of New York I’ve not played myself but heard good things about.

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Love Letter is great, so much fun in such a small game!
Codenames is also a lot of fun, it feels great when you come up with a connection for an excessive number of words and your operative gets them!

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I’ve not played King of New York, if it’s anything like King of Tokyo it’ll be silly and fun and short, and you’ll never use 90% of the upgrade cards because the game is over too quickly.

Ticket to Ride is generally well-liked as far as I can tell. Personally I find it pretty dull, but it really depends on what you are looking for out of a game. I would say that in general it’s the mechanics of a game that I love.

If I was recommending a game it would be Castles of Burgundy, it’s fantastic, using multiple actions makes you feel really powerful and it’s incredible value for its > £20 price point. Only caveat: it’s not great with only 2 players.

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definately the most hardcore and head boiling strategic game there is, especially if you houserule it a bit and play in teams of 2v2 or 3v3. (games can last for 3, 4 hours or more)

also another fun and short, quirky game, for warming up the session or just for relaxation after more serious games. one minute youre best friend with someone and defending him, the next youre attacking him, and its all good…

my favourite two games by far

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I love board games. There are a lot of good ones out there. There is one, however, that I keep coming back to time and time again. And that is:

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Though it’s hard to find intellectual equals to play with :man_shrugging:

I also like that Words With Friends ripoff @YQMaoski mentioned.

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I so badly wanted to play this one when I first saw the commercial when I was a wee little one…

Sadly it was never sold here in my country :frowning:

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For the moment I play these mainly:

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Always fun when we decide to play after a party or whatever.

I haven’t played many others, so yeah…

Is this even considered a board game?

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i haven’t played this in over 15years, but damn does it hold fond memories for me,


pure family nostalgia, and probably one of my all time favourite (remembered) board games just because of that

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Necro’d because I remember a obligation to my career and field to promote this game:

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Is a fun and entertaining game to play.

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i’ll “raise” you an ant :wink:
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:smile:

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