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    Favorite Board Games

    A group of friends and I try to get together somewhat regularly (3-4 times a year) to play board games. Some of our favorites include:

    Settlers of Cataan - http://www.catan.com/

    Ticket to Ride - http://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/

    Citadels - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/478/citadels

    Carcassonne - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne

    Anyone else like to play these types of games? I was also curious if anyone in the Central Ohio area had ever been to CABS. http://www.buckeyeboardgamers.org/

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    None of those are my current cup of tea, but, for an English teacher (or anyone with a literary bent), Bananagrams is fun. So, too, is Scrabble (naturally). Another good one is Lieography, wheree the players have to come up with the first lines from different novels (or at least lines that sound like the first lines of novels).

    Any trivia game is fun, too, IMO.
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    apples to apples :S

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    I always liked the board game TROUBLE as a kid. I think I may buy it to take camping next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    I always liked the board game TROUBLE as a kid.
    Being the old foggy that I am, raised in the 60's, that was more up my alley. Back then you didn't have video games, TV wasn't 24/7 and you were lucky to get 6 channels between VHF/UHF. So we played a lot of the classic board games..... Monopoly, Life, Clue, Sorry, Parchessi, Bingo, Yahtzee, Chinese Checkers. If it was made by Parker Bros, MB, Hasbro, Marx, or Ideal, we had it.

    I remember these two....





    My brother and I use to play the heck out of this, and I found it again a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrietic View Post
    apples to apples :S
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    I enjoy Pandemic and Puerto Rico. I get together with friends about once a month and play games like this, it's a good time. I think a lot of people think board games = Monopoly and the like, but there's a lot out there that goes a little deeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    I enjoy Pandemic and Puerto Rico. I get together with friends about once a month and play games like this, it's a good time. I think a lot of people think board games = Monopoly and the like, but there's a lot out there that goes a little deeper.
    I played Puerto Rico for the first time the other night. Very interesting game. Seems to be many different strategies you could use to win in a given game.

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    My faves right now are game I can play with my kids:

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    Axis and Allies, I never get tired of that classic!

    Dune is fun as well, especially if you have 6 players.

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    Puerto Rico and Axis and Allies are two games that I know my friend has in his pretty extensive collection. I've yet to play either so maybe we'll have to give them a shot next time.

    We used to always play Trivial Pursuit, but haven't played it in a while. I love trivia, but the games that require a lot of strategy have become my favorites in the last couple of years.

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    I'm sure i would love all of these games. Unfortunately with a new baby and almost no friends in my new town, I have little ability to play them.

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    I'm a big fan of those games. I used to play Settlers all the time and I actually just bought Carcassonne a week ago. It is frustrating though because it's hard to find other people willing to play these types of games. Most people think they're too complicated or that the games take too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yab1112 View Post
    I'm a big fan of those games. I used to play Settlers all the time and I actually just bought Carcassonne a week ago. It is frustrating though because it's hard to find other people willing to play these types of games. Most people think they're too complicated or that the games take too long.
    I'm truly awful at Carcassonne thus far. But it is still a lot of fun. With all of these games I go through a cycle where at first ignorance is bliss and I do halfway decent, then I pick up just enough strategy to royally screw myself up.

    My wife has a very short attention span, yet she'll even play these types of games if she is around when we play. It's a shame people won't give them a try.

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    Battle Cry. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/551/battle-cry I love civil war stuff, and battle cry is an AWESOME strategy game. It's awesome.
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