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Board Games

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by LutonSpurs, 14 Mar 2020.

  1. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    With the impending doom we may be spending time at home with family so board games are a great way to pass time.

    I have 3 sons aged from 6 to 14.

    Currently Articulate is great.
    We have Pandemic (yes pertinent)
    Dobble Card game
    Monopoly

    What would you recommend?
     
  2. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Pat van den Hauwe

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    Escape from colditz.
    Takes quite a while e to play, but it's good.
    An oldie worth picking up on ebay if you can get it cheap is alibi.its like bigger version of cludeo.
     
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  3. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Steffen Freund

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    There's always the good old Risk.
     
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    galeforce Ralph Coates

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    Waddingtons Go was a favourite of mine when I was a kid.
     
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    awesome dawson Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Can't beat chess. Or poker.
     
  6. elltrev

    elltrev Neil Sullivan

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    My eyes were opened to the massive hidden world of board games about four years ago, and now I’m pretty obsessed.

    Check out boardgamegeek.com if you haven’t already.

    I’d recommend Camel Up for you and your family. And maybe Dixit. And Incan Gold. A few off the top of my head!
     
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  7. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    Well now...I've rather enjoyed board games for an awful long time.
    Any idea about preferred style or theme?
    Check out or ask me about any of these as I'd recommend them to a lot of people:

    Ticket to Ride
    Catan
    Splendor
    Cash n Guns
    Cobra Paw
    Camel Up was a good shout
    Carcassonne
    Jamaica
    Forbidden Island
    7 Wonders
    Takenoko
    Pandemic (!)
    King of Tokyo
     
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  8. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Young-Pyo Lee

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    More like "bored games", am I right? fudge that, get everyone their own playstation to encourage isolation and start the kids on call of duty / GTA or something equality violent to toughen them up for impending Mad Max territory we're heading towards.

    In seriousness, heckmeck is pretty good fun! I think it's dutch but easy enough to pick up the rules. There's things out there like Pucket (have a look as cba to explain) which is fact paced, good to mix it up.

    It's not a board game but "who am I" with a famous person / character written on a post it notes on yer forehead is a goldmine, you can only ask yes or no questions. If you get a yes have another question, if no it goes to the next person.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    To any kid on his xbox, this shut down will pass as normal.
     
  10. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    I will try Camel up, thank you

    Best 2 or 3?
     
  11. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    Ticket to Ride, Catan and King of Tokyo are good ones to start with. Especially with family

    Best is subjective!
     
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    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    What age is Catan good for? We've been playing monopoly a lot and even the kids are bored with it.
     
  13. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    I first played it when I was 13 but I reckon it could be done by kids over 10. It should be shorter than Monopoly and still has some negotiating/trading element alongside competitive building of your own game towards the winning score. There is a luck element due to the roll of the dice every turn, but there's also the possibility for every player to have some involvement even when it's not their go.
     
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  14. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    Ever been to the UK Games Expo or Airecon?
     
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    elltrev Neil Sullivan

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    I haven’t, have you? There’s a meetup group in London that meets about 5 times a week, so I go to that occasionally to get my fix

    My most recent favourite game is Spirit Island, but my fiancée and I have just bought Pandemic Legacy Season 2 - very appropriate for these times! Will prob play for the first time tomorrow.
     
  16. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    Been to UKGE two or three times.
    A couple of my mates set up Airecon so I go most years to that.
     
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    Bullet Les Ferdinand

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    You go to board games conventions and you have a fiancee?

    Yeah right, pull the other one mate.
     
  18. elltrev

    elltrev Neil Sullivan

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    Well, I say fiancée...

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    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    billyiddo Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    Of those listed so far lads any good for 2 players?
     

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