Favourite board games

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  1. MAMA

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    I love Monopoly. Especially playing with drunk people. They get really into it.

    This thread is going places.
     
  2. Strawberry Jam

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    Talisman

    If you have a spare 7 hours...

    And of course:

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  3. Kate

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    and good old Scrabble
     
  5. Floppet

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    Monopoly
    Cluedo
    Trivial Pursuit

    Unfortunately I only play them on New Years Eve using alcohol as forfeits for wrong answers (or stealing money from the bank in Monopoly) so I usually am the drunkest loser.
     
  6. MAMA

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    Oh. My. WTF.

    *EBAYEBAYEBAY*
     
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  7. MAMA

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    I enjoy Trivial Pursuit. Most of my friends are thick so I always win. But board games on NYE? Isn't that against nature? :o

    Everyone loves Scrabble. I like telling people I'm good at it until they want to challenge me :zombie:
     
  8. Timbo

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    Other half hates board games, but we played them all the time growing up.

    Scrabble was my fave, but I loved Monopoly, Cluedo and a game called 'Nature Trail' which I don't remember what it was about, but I remember loving it.
     
  9. Kate

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    OH yes I used to love Cluedo as well. Not played it for YEARS
     
  10. Timbo

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    I have a story about Scrabble and my Grandma on her deathbed, but I have been trying to stay away from my long and boring stories on here lately :D
     
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    Oh no, we all get handbagged first, have a dance and then get the boardgames out at about 1am after we've done the "Roxanne" drinking game and are all a bit the worse for wear (ie. once I've broken the coffee table falling onto it).
     
  12. MAMA

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    haha, sounds like fun
     
  13. PercyPig

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    Where's the love for Cranium?
     
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    oh i love Cranium but i hate how you can't play it with any less than 4

    I hang around in THREESOMES
     
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    i'm not even being ironic but I used to love getting this out when I was a kid

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    Actually i dont remember PLAYING it, I think I just used to do CREATIVE PLAY on my own and read the cards :D latent Eurovision OBSESH I think
     
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    Indie REMAIN INDOORS

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    even though it was IMPOSSIBLE
     
  17. Johnkm

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    Risk
    Cluedo
    The Game Of Life (The new version with the cards and the machine)
    Scrabble
     
  18. Raucous Bitch

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    They have cunted up Monopoly. I am not happy, I was ranting about it the other day on Twitter.

    Electronic banking my arse! Part of the fun is cheating by stealing from the bank and winding my Dad up at Christmas by suddenly pulling out a pink. (that's what she said)
     
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    I haven't seen that, but if it's anything like the Electronic Game Of Life cheating would be simple. It's quite retared actually, you have to input your own salary, life points and any money you win or such. Basically the only limit is the maximum salary of £1,600,000, but you can input that at turn 1 :D. Of course cheating is WRONG.
     
  20. David

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    I'm all about Scrabble. And I'm good at it too! :)
     
  21. Iguana

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    What board games (and similar) have people being enjoying this holiday?

    My in laws introduced me to Yahtzee and I'm obsessed. I have an app for it now and everything.
     
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  22. Indie

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    As an affiliate to geekhood, I do like the odd non-standard board game these days.

    I was playing Seven Wonders Duel on Christmas day with the wife whilst parents watched Corrie.

    We did have a traditional game of Trivial Pursuit too, and my dad thrashed everyone as per.
     
  23. Star

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    Oooh we used to have really good board games nights! @Suomi @cwej
     
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    I'd never heard of Seven Wonders Duel before but it has a very dramatic trailer on Amazon and looks pretty amazing although I bet it takes hours to play?

    My favourite is Camel Up. It's one that looks complicated until you play it and then it's really addictive.
     
  25. David_5000

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    I introduced my family to that yesterday, it's great.
     
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    Nope, takes 30-45 minutes a game.

    The original game, Seven Wonders (which is 3+ players / duel is 2 only) is a lot longer/busier.
     
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    There is a Camel Up app too in case you want to practice :D I always win on the app but lose against real people :(
     
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    Ooh ok. Duel sounds like one to invest in in that case
     
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    I like the original 7 Wonders (takes a while to understand the rules but after the first game you're up and running), haven't tried Duel.
     
  30. David_5000

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    Is it free? I'm still reeling from the free Ticket To Ride app being replaced by a paid version.
     
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    We played Camel Cup and a new Cyanide & Happiness game this Xmas. The later is kinda similar to cards against humanity, much fun.

    Co-op games are good too, Pandemic and Forbidden dessert are two of our faves
     
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    Haven't heard of Forbidden Dessert (or Desert) what is it?
     
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    Pandemic is pretty good.

    I also got one of those Exit games for Christmas. Escape-room-in-a-box, if you've not heard of them before. Can only play them once.
     
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    No, it's about 2 quid I think! But I've definitely played it enough to make it worth the (minimal!) expense

    I also bought the Game of Life app a year or so ago and I thought it was awful, so boring.
     
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    Desert yes :D

    So you've got to work as a team to build a ship to escape the desert. You've got to traverse the board to uncover all the pieces for the ship whist helping each other to stay alive. It's actually REALLY hard! I think we've only won a handful of times. Pandemic we win much more often.
     
  36. Alex

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    Absolute favourite has to be Ticket to Ride.
    Carcassonne is very good too oh and Catan. :disco:
     
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  37. Raining On Me

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    Cards Against Humanity had an outing over Christmas but the appeal of that wears off pretty quick once it becomes clear that it's based on the luck of having a great card that everyone's going to laugh at regardless if it makes sense to the question or not. Most of them are just filler. I still love it but it's definitely a drunken thing.

    Munchkin is a LOT more fun on the card front.

    I'm far happier wheeling out the Scrabble and Yahtzee sets and their crumbly old pieces.
     
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    I adored Cards Against Humanity a couple of years ago but yes it feels like it's a bit old hat, even with expansion packs.

    I don't know Munchkin but it looks really fun!
     
  39. Raining On Me

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    We also have a Word Yahtzee which I like almost as much as the regular thing.

    Weirdly the thing that's given us the most joy in recent times is a game called Thoughts and Crosses where you pick a letter and have a grid of 9 items to list beginning with that letter and then score a point or line, like noughts and crosses, if you score an original (and correct obviously) answer or 3. Except of course that has still caused endless arguments as if the category is "girls names" for example and the letter is "F", who is to tell you "Freezer" is incorrect since you can name a child ANYTHING. But by and large it works and better yet, it's quick fire rounds so you don't have to drag it out.
     
  40. Raining On Me

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    It's wonderful, and properly funny too - that's without any expansions which look quite good. It's a bit infuriating at times as it can seem unfair but actually there can be a lot of skill involved so it's the best of both worlds.
     
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