Welcome: Which games do you have or want?

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Chief

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Welcome to the new Board Games board.

This board is for table-top gamers, not so much of the Mouse Trap variety.

Ideally with a new board you like to gather a group of people together ahead of time to give it an initial boost so there are discussions for people to take part in from day one. I wanted to get this board up now because it fits the BigFooty Geek section. We'll see how it goes.

I might gather reviews and play-through videos for different games, giving each game its own thread.


So: To kick things off, tell us which games you have and which games you have your eye on.


Recently I've been asking some board gaming friends for ideas about games that would suit my children, so I can drag them off the computer and TV ocasionally.

We came up with a good list, many of which work as simple time-filler games for adults too. I'll throw in links as I find them:



Bang! The Dice Game

Munchkins

Escape: The Curse of the Temple - http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/videos/v/review-escape/

Games from Gamewright like Spot-It!

Love Letter

Alhambra

Rampage

Takenoko

Smallworld

Adventure Time: Card Wars

Bobby Sitter

Dixit

Catan Junior

Cube Quest - http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/videos/v/the-dexterity-games-special/

Tsuro
Zombie Dice
Get Bit!
(Wil Wheaton has stayed about as annoying as he was in ST:TNG. If not more so.)
 
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SnowRoo

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Thinking ill be liking this board as ive rekindled my board game obsession recently.

Currently sitting on:
Alhambra
Carcassone
Co2
Dominion
Forbidden Island
Isla Dorada
Lords of Waterdeep
Love Letter
Pandemic
Pillars of the Earth
Power Grid
Stone Age
Ticket to Ride
Trollhala
Urban Sprawl
Wildlife
Pathfinder card game (ordered tonight)

Still wanting
7 Wonders
Caverna
Dungeon Lords
Dungeon Pets
Escape
Ginkopolis
Suburbia
Le Havre
Keyflower
Manhattan Project
and plenty more.

Definately more an obsession than a hobby, but one i really rate and frankly find it strange more people dont get into them :)

Look forward to seeing where this board goes in the future :)
 

jazzee

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I currently own -
http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/jazzee?own=1&subtype=boardgame&ff=1

I'm after / currently can't justify buying (with my notes to remind me what they are) -

Suburbia - Simcity-like version of Alhambra,
Libertalia - Pirate game, easy to learn, games change
Exodus: Proxima Centauri - build ships, apparently awesome, shorter than twilight imperium
Twilight Imperium (v3) some awesome space 4x game (there are two expansions)
Nothing Personal - Tom Vasel game, great pieces, decent game
Ticket to Ride - classic 56 at milsims
Eight-Minute Empire (get Legends) -short fun etc (only on Amazon?)
Alien Frontiers (4th ed can pre-order, hard to get)
Core World - Scifi Deck building
Star Trek Fleet Captains
Le Havre
Caverna
Pathfinder adventure card game
King of Tokyo
Tales of the Arabian nights
Summoner Wars
cosmic encounters
Tammany Hall
Merchant of Venus
Pandemic - co-op game
Lords of waterdeep first expansion
Alhambra big box
Pillars of the Earth - Builder placement game
 

hsquid

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Jan 27, 2012
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Hi.
I currently own, and am about to ship along with myself from Portugal to Australia:

2 de Mayo
7 Wonders
Agricola
Alien Frontiers
Android: Netrunner
Antics!
Antike Duellum
Archipelago
Article 27: The UN Security Council Game
Ascending Empires
Aton
The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
Battle Line
BattleLore
Bios: Megafauna
Blue Moon
Carcassonne
Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals
Carcassonne: The River
Carson City
Cartagena
The Castle of the Devil
Catan Card Game
Caylus
Chaos in the Old World
Chicken Caesar
Citadelles
Clash of Cultures
Claustrophobia
Claustrophobia: De Profundis
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Concordia
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Russia 1941-1942
Conflict of Heroes: Price of Honour; Poland 1939
Cosmic Encounter
Coup
Cyclades
D-Day at Omaha Beach
D-Day Dice
Dominant Species
Dominant Species: The Card Game
Dominion
Dungeon Lords
Earth Reborn
Eclipse
Eclipse: Supernova
Empire of the Sun
The End of the Triumvirate
Endeavor
Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
A Few Acres of Snow
Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Francis Drake
Fury of Dracula
Galaxy Trucker
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
Glen More
Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery
Goa
Grand Dames of Small World
El Grande
Haggis
Hammer of the Scots
Hanabi
Hansa Teutonica
Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War
Hey, That's My Fish!
High Frontier
Imperial
Innovation
Invasion from Outer Space: The Martian Game
Jambo
Julius Caesar
Jungle Speed
Junta: Viva el Presidente!
King of Siam
Letters from Whitechapel
Libertalia
Lost Cities
Love Letter
Mage Knight Board Game
Mage Wars
Maria
Modern Art
Mr. Jack
Mr. Jack in New York
Mr. Jack Pocket
Napoleon's Triumph
Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815
Nations
Navegador
Neuroshima Hex!
Nexus Ops
No Retreat! Solitaire
No Retreat! The Russian Front
Ora et Labora
Pandemic
Pax Porfiriana
Puerto Rico
Ra
Race for the Galaxy
Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
The Resistance
Revolution!
Richard III: The Wars of the Roses
Roads & Boats
Rommel in the Desert
Rune Age
Samurai
Santiago
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
The Settlers of Catan
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game
Small World
Space Alert
Space Empires: 4X
Space Hulk (third edition)
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Strike of the Eagle
Successors (third edition)
Summoner Wars
Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
Terra Mystica
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Tigris & Euphrates
Tikal
Triumvirate
Troyes
Twilight Struggle
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Vasco da Gama
A Victory Lost
Warhammer: Invasion
Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York
Washington's War
The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

I'm not planning too many more purchases in the next few months!
 

Chief

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Hi.
I currently own, and am about to ship along with myself from Portugal to Australia:

2 de Mayo
7 Wonders
Agricola...

I'm not planning too many more purchases in the next few months!
Good god!

However, when I remember that my comics collection will take over my office unless I build new shelves quickly, it isn't that surprising to find people with massive board game collections.

I look forward to your many new game threads in this board, hsquid :)
 

hsquid

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Good god!

However, when I remember that my comics collection will take over my office unless I build new shelves quickly, it isn't that surprising to find people with massive board game collections.

I look forward to your many new game threads in this board, hsquid :)
The sad/happy thing is that i also have to babies/children under 2, so you can imagine how much I'm playing at the moment.
 

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NakedDeadGuy

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Not the whole collection, but games we break out semi regularly:

TTR Europe
King of Tokyo
Smash up
No Thanks
Bohnanza
Resistance / Avalon
Say Anything
Guillotine
Catan
Dixit
Bang
Saboteur
Pandemic
Forbidden Island
Wits n Wagers
Word on the street
Cash n guns
Skull and rose

On order:
Love letter
Coup

Would love to find:
Mascarade
Kkrakerlaken Poker
 

jaxxon

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Power Grid is my favourite, but also have the below games (that I can remember). I have about 20-25 games in the cupboard, but some of them are kids game like Animal upon animal, Viva Topo, etc. Next on the list to buy would probably be Le Havre or Caverna.

TTR India & USA
Dominion & Intrigue
No Thanks
Lost Cities
Jaipur
Carcassonne
Smallworld
Pandemic
Dixit
Stone Age
Catan (though it is a bit flawed for me to really enjoy, the interaction with others is still fun)
7 Wonders
Quorrirors
 

Miss_SUNShine

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Feb 19, 2014
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Welcome to the new Board Games board.

This board is for table-top gamers, not so much of the Mouse Trap variety.

Ideally with a new board you like to gather a group of people together ahead of time to give it an initial boost so there are discussions for people to take part in from day one. I wanted to get this board up now because it fits the BigFooty Geek section. We'll see how it goes.

I might gather reviews and play-through videos for different games, giving each game its own thread.


So: To kick things off, tell us which games you have and which games you have your eye on.


Recently I've been asking some board gaming friends for ideas about games that would suit my children, so I can drag them off the computer and TV ocasionally.

We came up with a good list, many of which work as simple time-filler games for adults too. I'll throw in links as I find them:



Bang! The Dice Game

Munchkins

Escape: The Curse of the Temple - http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/videos/v/review-escape/

Games from Gamewright like Spot-It!

Love Letter

Alhambra

Rampage

Takenoko

Smallworld

Adventure Time: Card Wars

Bobby Sitter

Dixit

Catan Junior

Cube Quest - http://www.shutupandsitdown.com/videos/v/the-dexterity-games-special/

Tsuro
Zombie Dice
Get Bit!
(Wil Wheaton has stayed about as annoying as he was in ST:TNG. If not more so.)

Munchkin is great fun if the kids aren't keen on abandoning all technology to there is an app you can get that keeps track on what level each person is at as you play along with the board game. It's one of those great games that really is all ages to. We used to break it out on our work dinners and have a good laugh over it ^-^
 

Goodo73

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I bought the original edition of Munchkin as a birthday gift for a friend and she went nuts buying expansions. I gotta say Munchkin Booty is quite good, especially when you start throwing in accents. :)
 

Chief

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I picked up Munchkin, Love Letter, Smash Up and Castellan this week.

We've played them all. Love Letter has gotten a big run. Castellan is expensive and basic - pick something else at that price - and Smash Up is intriguing. Munchkin we played once but we'll be getting it out again soon.
 

Goodo73

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A good mate of mine has a sh**load of different games. One that gets a regular run among a few of us is Judge Dredd (GW 1982). I believe it's out of print now, but still available through eBay.
 

jaxxon

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Also found a pretty sweet WW2 theme of The Resistance, so sent it off to the printers. Probably won't get to play it until Christmas as it is 5-10 players.
 

coffeelover

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Wow ! Didn't know there were so many board games . Am interested though. All I really knew about are the old ones, like Monopoly, and one about a sheep property lol Didn't realise so many people were into these games . :)Most of my friends/ aquaintances play some form of cards.
 

jazzee

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Hey coffeelover, yeah, there are stacks and stacks of fun new games out there.

There are some nice games on this top ten list here -
Try one out that catches your eye. Generally you could start with games like Ticket to Ride, Powergrid, Settlers of Catan, Dominion. They are accessible super popular games.
 

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