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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
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    Board games

    Due to our recent bout with hurricanes, I bought a mini Scrabble game and have been playing it almost every night. I have always loved playing board games. So I was wondering what other people like to play.

    Some of my faves include: Cranium, Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, and Trivial Pursuit.

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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    We like trivial pursuit as well, and we also like Uno (not a board game, but still fun!).

    Kind of along the same lines, I bought a couple puzzles but haven't worked on them recently. The one is SO hard and I finally gave up.

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    Yes....

    Great Minds do think alike.....we also purchased several board games to help wait out the storms...

    Rumicub- great fun
    mancala- kids love this one....
    Canasta- card game, but is my favorite....
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    Axis and Allies
    Mastermind (is it a board game?)
    Boggle (is it a board game?)
    Monopoly
    Clue
    Rail Baron
    Aggrevation (two thumbs up)

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    Connect Four (not really a board game, huh?)
    Monopoly
    Backgammon
    Scrabble
    Various card games
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    Probably played Risk the most. Grew up with a lot of board games, though.

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    What we played during the hurricanes:

    Scrabble
    Battleship
    Uno attack
    Trouble

    No more Monopoly: my kid has a hissy fit if I won't trade him Boardwalk and Park Place.

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    I like lots of old favorites like Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Risk. Newer ones include: Civilization, AH wargames, most types of Trivial Pursuit. I also like Diplomacy - has anyone else ever played it?
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    what about Candy Land???????
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    what about Candy Land???????

    good one....

    chuts and ladders
    operation
    life
    risk

    ....years ago...now

    Backgammon.
    "Yeehaw!" is not a foreign policy

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    what about Candy Land???????
    When I wasn't at the EOC following the '89 Loma Prieta Earthquake, all the boys, their mother, and I played was Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    We mostly like Trivial Pursuit (we have the Canadian Edition ). Otherwise we play card games: cribbage is probably our favourite, along with some new game we've been playing lately that I don't know the name of. The kids like monopoly, yahtzee and Life.

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    OMG! Before the baby, we were getting very big into board games - to the point of geekiness:
    Settlers (and even better - Seafarers!) of Catan
    Puerto Rico
    Carcasonne

    LOVE rummikub.

    sigh - haven't really played anything but patty cake in FOREVER.

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    I like board/card games. They help keep me out of the movie theater and electronics stores.
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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    We mostly like Trivial Pursuit (we have the Canadian Edition ).
    Every answer ends with "eh?"...
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    As a kid, it was mostly Candy Land (with the cool old-school graphics), Cootie, and a fun, and now probably very dated game called Journey Through Europe (got the geography bug at a very early age).
    Now, we've been known to have late-night, highly-charged Trivial Pursuit and Cranium tournements. Several among us are no longer allowed to partner with their SO's because they seem to have mind-reading abilities, and always get the right answer....Our Uno games have been known to turn violent, too...let's just say we're all highly competitive when it comes to passive recreation. :rolleyes:
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    I was really into board games when I was a kid, from Candyland to Clue to Monopoly. I got off to a good start as an art lover playing Masterpiece. I was pretty good at that one.

    I still enjoy Scrabble. And my husband and I often take Yahtzee with us when we go camping.

    Incidentally, in the mid-1980s, a friend of my boyfriend's was so good at Trivial Pursuit that no one would let him play anymore. A decade later, he appeared on Jeopardy... and won $65,000.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dragon
    I like board/card games. They help keep me out of the movie theater and electronics stores.
    We play A LOT of pinochle with my ILs for this reason. Coffee, Dessert and a heated hand of double pinochle - guys v. girls.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess
    Incidentally, in the mid-1980s, a friend of my boyfriend's was so good at Trivial Pursuit that no one would let him play anymore. A decade later, he appeared on Jeopardy... and won $65,000.

    We had a fraternity brother who memorized all the answers of Genus I (It was the only one out.) He wasn't allowed to play either...

    He might be on Jeopardy if they have "Short Bus Week".
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    Quote Originally posted by Downtown
    We play A LOT of pinochle with my ILs for this reason. Coffee, Dessert and a heated hand of double pinochle - guys v. girls.
    Pinochle kills me. My family tried to teach me one night, but didn’t explain the bidding part very well.
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    Awesome thread! In college, I was the President of the university's Gaming Society, not once, but twice. I still play those things.

    Board game classics include Axis & Allies and Risk. I have something called Risk 2210 that takes Risk into the future. It's made by Mayfair Games, and the last time I played, I beat my friend Ryan harder than, well, a lot of things that get beat. Sorry, it's 4:22, and I'm not that creative right now.

    Board games were always second to tabletop miniature wargames though. Back in the day, before getting ruined, we played a lot of Battletech. We migrated into Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, and frankly, my friends and I have been stuck there since. When I played in college, my friends always let me set up the terrain because I was the Geography major, and I was uber-anal about making the terrain look real.

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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus
    Mayfair Games, and the last time I played, I beat my friend Ryan harder than, well, a lot of things that get beat.
    Do we really want to talk about Mayfair games where men beat beat eachother?

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    Quote Originally posted by Downtown
    We play A LOT of pinochle with my ILs for this reason. Coffee, Dessert and a heated hand of double pinochle - guys v. girls.
    That's right -- Downtown is a pinochle player, double deck - no 9's over a couple pots of coffee. This was a Wednesday night ritual growing up. I recently started playing Duplicate Bridge with a bunch of old farts down at the club on Wednesday nights. It's an interesting card game and has little bits of pinochle, hearts and spades, plus the bidding is not like anything other game. It also has a language all it's own.

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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus
    Awesome thread! In college, I was the President of the university's Gaming Society, not once, but twice. I still play those things.

    Board game classics include Axis & Allies and Risk. I have something called Risk 2210 that takes Risk into the future. It's made by Mayfair Games, and the last time I played, I beat my friend Ryan harder than, well, a lot of things that get beat. Sorry, it's 4:22, and I'm not that creative right now.

    Board games were always second to tabletop miniature wargames though. Back in the day, before getting ruined, we played a lot of Battletech. We migrated into Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, and frankly, my friends and I have been stuck there since. When I played in college, my friends always let me set up the terrain because I was the Geography major, and I was uber-anal about making the terrain look real.
    I like you already! Battletech and Warhammer rock. Also played Star Fleet Battles with miniatures. I pretty much had fleet of every star trek race. Cost, oh, the same as one year of college tuition. But when they were discontinued and I sold em on eBay, I got 2 years worth of return.

    I also have almost every Mayfair "Rails" game.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Every answer ends with "eh?"...
    Yeah, no doot aboot it. And the answer to half of the geography questions is Saskatchewan. At least it seems that way!

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