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Spitball
11-08-2008, 08:32 PM
Has anyone ever played it? My son received it as a present for his birthday, and we have been playing it almost every weekend. It is great fun, especially when enjoying a few beers.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/74

It is usually good for lots of laughs and fun, but we are in need of another game to play now and then. We have tried Uno but it lacks the humor of Apples to Apples. Does anyone have any suggestions on another good game?

BTW, is anyone familiar with the game Clever Endeavor? It has been suggested to me, but I am not familiar with it.

chicoruiz
11-08-2008, 11:08 PM
Try:

25 Words Or Less
Taboo
Malarkey

And a slightly different game that's lots of fun:

Incan Gold

*BaseClogger*
11-08-2008, 11:10 PM
Apples to Apples is great. I concur with the Taboo suggestion...

GAC
11-09-2008, 06:28 AM
Has anyone ever played it? My son received it as a present for his birthday, and we have been playing it almost every weekend. It is great fun, especially when enjoying a few beers.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/74

It is usually good for lots of laughs and fun

Looks like a neat game as a Christmas idea. Thanks.


but we are in need of another game to play now and then. We have tried Uno but it lacks the humor of Apples to Apples.

Have you ever played Uno Attack Extreme? We love that game. Especially when you have to hit the button and you end up getting a face full of cards shot out at you. Use good batteries. ;)

We also love to play Balderdash.

Falls City Beer
11-09-2008, 08:42 AM
Apples is a blast, but yeah, liquor adds to the joy.

vaticanplum
11-09-2008, 01:31 PM
Apples to Apples is a good time, but I think I slightly prefer its similar but superior cousin, Balderdash.

As far as liquor-fueled board games go, though, nothing beats Loaded Questions.

Will M
11-09-2008, 01:34 PM
RISK is a great game if you want the family to get into fist fights.

How old are your kids? My ten year old nieces love Stratego, Mastermind & Clue.

*BaseClogger*
11-09-2008, 02:40 PM
I second RISK and Balderdash--great games!

Spitball
11-09-2008, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to look for some of them next time I'm at Target. We recently added to Apples to Apples Party Box by buying the Expansion Pack #1. I think there might be a few other expansion packs out there, but we want to try something different.

The Baumer
11-10-2008, 01:36 AM
Apples to Apples has been a hit with everyone I know who has played it. However, it's all about the people you play it with as the fun comes from the banter and lobbying and complaining after they don't pick your card. So if you play with humorless (or polite) people you might get different results.

vaticanplum
11-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Apples to Apples has been a hit with everyone I know who has played it. However, it's all about the people you play it with as the fun comes from the banter and lobbying and complaining after they don't pick your card. So if you play with humorless (or polite) people you might get different results.

http://www.vimeo.com/2195782

(I seriously spent like an hour trying to embed that. Unsuccessfully.)

Emin3mShady07
11-10-2008, 09:28 PM
I second RISK and Balderdash--great games!

RISK is a great game, tons of strategy; I love it. Some of my buddies and I would always get together and play. Some of our game boards were different so we actually had different rules depending on whose house we were playing at. I always tried to take Africa and South America. They connect and together are only 4 fronts to defend (or 3 depending on the board). Optimal strategy is getting South America and Australia because you get 4 bonus soldiers with only 2 fronts to defend, but I really don't like to split up my armies. That seems to be the way real wars are lost, so I apply it to the game, which may or may not be smart. I haven't determined yet

Spitball
11-10-2008, 11:11 PM
RISK is a great game, tons of strategy...

We drink a few beers while we play Apples to Apples (my kids are in their early twenties). Serious strategy is not likely to happen. :D

Spitball
02-16-2009, 08:33 AM
Have you ever played Uno Attack Extreme? We love that game. Especially when you have to hit the button and you end up getting a face full of cards shot out at you. Use good batteries. ;)


We played Uno Attack this weekend and loved it!

Our daughter recently graduated from grad school and took a well paying job three hours away. We went up to visit her new home this weekend, and with her still getting settled, we headed to the store for some supplies. While my wife and daughter went looking for pots and pans, my son and I went looking for the entertainment. I remembered your suggestion, GAC, and grabbed an Uno Attack off the shelf. It ended up being the best buy of the weekend.

It provides lots of strategies beyond the basic Uno game, and the little machine shooting the cards adds tons of anticipation and fun. Thanks for the suggestion. :thumbup:

elfmanvt07
02-16-2009, 08:46 AM
As far as liquor-fueled board games go, though, nothing beats Loaded Questions.

In my first experience with this game (the Political Edition, or whatever), the question was asked "What quality about the political party other than your own do you admire?"

Just a few of the answers given:

Vampiric Immortality
Sarah Palin's v*****
George Bush's hairstylist

Johnny Footstool
02-16-2009, 09:59 AM
Apples to Apples is a good time, but I think I slightly prefer its similar but superior cousin, Balderdash.

Balderdash is awesome. We play a 15-minute version of it once a week at work.

improbus
02-16-2009, 11:30 AM
I actually play it with my Latin students. They really like it.

Hoosier Red
02-16-2009, 01:09 PM
I generally get the wife a board game every year for Christmas.
Some of the more obscure but really cool party games are:
Last Word (http://http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17709)
and
Hit or Miss (http://http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27608)

redsbuckeye
02-17-2009, 11:28 AM
Too much Risk praise in here. ;)

Apples to Apples is fun for a party game, especially when you know the other people well.

fourrunhomer
02-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Balderdash is my favorite.