[Essentials] Board Games

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  1. Gore
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    Post what you think is an essential board game! (Non-Collectible Card Games are accepted)

    Essential Games List [20+ votes]
    Monopoly - 21

    Recommended Games List [10 votes]
    Battleship - 10
    Risk - 11

    Noteworthy Games List [5+ Votes]
    Checkers - 8
    Chess - 7
    Cluedo (Clue) - 7
    Life - 9
    PayDay - 5
    Settlers of Catan - 5
    Scrabble - 6
    Sorry! - 5

    Other Games List [
     


  2. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Outpost.
     
  3. JPH

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    bad idea if u ask me :I
     
  4. Gore
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    But I didn't ask you. [​IMG]
     
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Thread is for people who enjoy board games and would like to try some new ones, since most people have played the well-known mainstream games a hundred billion times. I fail to comprehend how that could be a "bad idea".

    Posts like that are why people generally don't ask you.

    EDIT: http://www.gamecabinet.com/sumo/Issue9/Outpost.html

    Review of Outpost, which while a fantastic game, is quite hard to find now. If anyone happens to have it, I'd love to whip up a quick web version (I don't own one unfortunately).
     
  6. Destructobot

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    Hungry Hungry Hippos!
     
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    Risk
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  8. SylvWolf

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    Anyone else miss this? [​IMG]

    And, here's my list:

    Battleship
    Monopoly
    Life
    Trouble
     
  9. JPH

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    youre one to talk about rude posts...
     
  10. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Also, Settlers of Catan is another game which falls in similar vein to Outpost as a resources/economy/trading game.

    And its readily available at most gaming shops [​IMG] (along with the dozens of variations)
     
  11. Joe88

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    connect four
    checkers
     
  12. Destructobot

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    Keep it on topic, please.
     
  13. Gore
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    Sitting around with family and friends playing board games is now also digital.
    Back on Gaia (quiet, you), when I was active in vending and the vending guild, we had tons of online monopoly until the site got sold for gratuitous amounts of money and turned into shit.

    Also, I don't find Hungry Hungry Hippos to be a board game. Void.
     
  14. Devante

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    Essential = Hero Quest (and expansions)

    Also: RoboRally + Warhammer 40k + Fireball Island


    Edit: And Hungry Hungry Hippos is most certainly a board game, whether you think it is or not!
     
  15. sfunk

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    Man I've had friends mention Settlers of Catan but after reading up on it, that game sounds pretty bad ass. Now to find a board and some friends willing to play....
     
  16. Gore
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    /jph
     
  17. sfunk

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    Pardon? Is this an indication that I'm being jph and that I should stop? Or are you just not interested in conversation in this topic? Either way, I apologize [​IMG].
     
  18. Gore
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    I was announcing JPH's first post to be null and void as you found a new board game you're interested in with this thread.
     
  19. sfunk

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    Oh, well I'm glad I've helped things along [​IMG]. I thought his post(s) was kind of stupid anyways because me and my buddies got together and played A&A every couple of weeks or so back in high school.

    Edit: Games to be added: Cranium (shut up, it's pretty fun), Trivial Pursuit
     
  20. DeMoN

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    Let's see...

    Monopoly
    Checkers
    Chess
    Snakes(Chutes) and Ladders
    Battleship
    Sorry!