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Offline Charlemagne

Favorite Tabletop Games
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:27:30 PM »
Inspired by the main site article here.

What are your favorite games? Not necessarily board, or card, or RPG, but just anything. They don't even have to be fantasy-based.

My favorites would probably be (In no particular order):
-Seven Wonders
-Dominion
-Munchkin
-RISK
-Magic: The Gathering
-Bohnanza
-Dungeons and Dragons

Although there are many, many others, these are the ones that jump to mind immediately. I love playing games, and have a fair amount of experience with them, but I'd love to hear what you guys have to say and hopefully get a couple of new games to look at.  :D
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 06:40:17 PM »
Inspired by the main site article here.

What are your favorite games? Not necessarily board, or card, or RPG, but just anything. They don't even have to be fantasy-based.

My favorites would probably be (In no particular order):
-Seven Wonders
-Dominion
-Munchkin
-RISK
-Magic: The Gathering
-Bohnanza
-Dungeons and Dragons

Although there are many, many others, these are the ones that jump to mind immediately. I love playing games, and have a fair amount of experience with them, but I'd love to hear what you guys have to say and hopefully get a couple of new games to look at.  :D

Ohmy! I haven't had my MTG deck out in years!!
My son recently discovered 'pokemon' cards, he's only 8 so will leave the MTG till he's a little older.

Never played Risk or D&D and haven't heard of the rest :/

My manthing is a big Warhammer player, Empire & chaos at the moment, though he's had High elves and always toyed with the idea of a reptile-people army - I'm not 'up' on the warhammer terminology or names lol

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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 06:48:32 PM »
Ohmy! I haven't had my MTG deck out in years!!
My son recently discovered 'pokemon' cards, he's only 8 so will leave the MTG till he's a little older.

Never played Risk or D&D and haven't heard of the rest :/

My manthing is a big Warhammer player, Empire & chaos at the moment, though he's had High elves and always toyed with the idea of a reptile-people army - I'm not 'up' on the warhammer terminology or names lol

Ah, Warhammer - at the time I was interested in playing it I was spending all my money on Magic cards!  ;D And I'm just not interested anymore. Too much artistic talent is required to make the game as awesome as it deserves to be. Oh well.
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AW: Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 07:00:49 PM »
I'd love to hear what you guys have to say and hopefully get a couple of new games to look at.  :D
Two games you absolutely have to check out are RoboRally and Betrayal at house on the hill. They are totally awesome.

Concerning trading card games anyone else played the Shadowrun TCG or Guardians? (instead of same ole magic ;))
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Re: AW: Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 07:13:06 PM »
I'd love to hear what you guys have to say and hopefully get a couple of new games to look at.  :D
Two games you absolutely have to check out are RoboRally and Betrayal at house on the hill. They are totally awesome.

Concerning trading card games anyone else played the Shadowrun TCG or Guardians? (instead of same ole magic ;))

I've played Robo Rally before, and while I found it fun at the time, it didn't stick with me. As far Betrayal at House on the Hill goes, I don't know if you saw my comment on the main site, but I actually had a chance to take a "Game Design" class with its creator. I don't remember his name, we just called him "Mr. Bruce". And yes, it is definitely a very fun game, but I thought that it was bogged down by too many rules, I had to consult the rulebook way more than I would like, and too much of the game was spent sitting around (although that could easily be because I never really played more than one or two games - it does take a while). If I could find a couple of people willing to play it with me more often so we could really fly through it, it might easily become epic. :D And I thought of another game to add to the list up there. Puerto Rico.
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 07:20:19 PM »
Munchkin and Discworld.
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 07:44:06 PM »
Ohmy! I haven't had my MTG deck out in years!!
My son recently discovered 'pokemon' cards, he's only 8 so will leave the MTG till he's a little older.

Never played Risk or D&D and haven't heard of the rest :/

My manthing is a big Warhammer player, Empire & chaos at the moment, though he's had High elves and always toyed with the idea of a reptile-people army - I'm not 'up' on the warhammer terminology or names lol

Ah, Warhammer - at the time I was interested in playing it I was spending all my money on Magic cards!  ;D And I'm just not interested anymore. Too much artistic talent is required to make the game as awesome as it deserves to be. Oh well.

He sporadically does loads to his army, and then has long periods of nothing. He paints and models his own figures with modelling putty.

My favourite magic cards are the Unhinged & unglued. I love that they brought the Artists into it, along with the utterly insane rules that go along with them.. I have a load of both and they're good fun to play with :). The amount of money we spent on them is ridiculous, but we only had one child and he was small enough to be relatively cheap to keep. Didn't want football boots or computers at that point!!

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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 09:05:29 PM »
Do you mean Discword - Ankh Morpork? Love it. :)
Dixit is quite a cool game too.
I even own Thud - but it's rare to find somebody to play it with...
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 09:39:18 PM »
Do you mean Discword - Ankh Morpork? Love it. :)
Dixit is quite a cool game too.
I even own Thud - but it's rare to find somebody to play it with...

Oh I have Thud!  :)

Recently played RISK for the 1st time and loved it. Also, the Discworld Ankh Morpork game is superb.

Beyond that - I ain't played nowt else but the standards (Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit et al)...
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 12:34:34 AM »
When I was young I had an Xmen board game. I wish I still had it.

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Re: Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 03:10:02 AM »
Do you mean Discword - Ankh Morpork? Love it. :)
Dixit is quite a cool game too.
I even own Thud - but it's rare to find somebody to play it with...
that is correct Sir! Damn I want thud...
Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Terry Pratchett

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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 03:12:08 AM »
I've heard of the Discworld game, looked it up, even watched people played it - I've just never played it myself. Maybe now I'll look into getting it! And now I'm off to look up "Thud"...
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 03:41:22 AM »
Discworld is quite fun and easy to pick up. Many a good time has been had!
Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 02:46:51 PM »
Never play Ankh-Morpork against Lionwalker, he is frustratingly good at it.


And Risk actually; I only had Australia and he kept trying to take that off me!

I still say the question he won Trivial Pursuit with is a moment of gaming legend.
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Re: Favorite Tabletop Games
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 05:42:51 PM »
Never play Ankh-Morpork against Lionwalker, he is frustratingly good at it.


And Risk actually; I only had Australia and he kept trying to take that off me!

I still say the question he won Trivial Pursuit with is a moment of gaming legend.

Oooh, Trivial Pursuit... another game to add to the list! What was the question?

And with RISK, the best strategy (for me) is actually South America. it's better than Australia, imo.
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