1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

What sort of Board Games do you Play

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Northgun, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    Lately my friends and I have been on a board game kick. We've been playing a ton of Talisman mainly, but we have play MLP Monopoly, Chess, Ultra Cards (home made game), and Axis and Allies. What games have you been playing? Has anyone played Arkham Horror before?
     
  2. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,951
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Sadly none of my friends play board games. I have a sealed copy of Junta I have been dying to play since I got it. We played a few times in college and it was some of the most fun I have ever had playing a board game.
     
  3. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    I've never heard of Junta before. What sort of board game is it? I'm always looking for new games to try.
     
  4. Ejanss

    Ejanss Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    371
    We live in a town where there's a local neato privately-owned toy store that stocks independent-label games, and if you know anyone in town, you've probably been introduced to Apples to Apples long before it went mainstream. :D
    Personal Preference was also a major guest game with my folks, but me, I kept looking for enough people to play Clue!

    (And ever since I was a kid, I'd hada dream of linking up with the professional Monopoly-tournament community, but have no idea where qualifying games are being played.)
     
  5. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,345
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim
    Heh, I've played Junta a few times, still have my copy somewhere.

    Basically it simulates a "banana republic", you control a faction trying to take over the country.

    I used to play a number of wargames, mostly from Avalon Hill. Hardly do nowadays, though.
     
  6. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    Junta is a hoot. I have the new Arkham Horror game, but haven't gotten around to playing it yet. I did play the original version from the '80s though. Chaos in the Old World is a great game from the opposite perspective -- the players represent evil gods who are trying to take over the world (that being the Warhammer world).

    I still have a lot of Avalon Hill wargames. And SPI. And GMT. And MMP. And others. :) They're fun but I don't have time for them like I used to. :( I'm hoping that my kid develops an interest as he gets old enough.

    The go-to website for board game info is BoardGameGeek.com. This is where I post a link to my collection, which I have cataloged there: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/DJ%20Kuul%20A?rankobjecttype=subtype&rankobjectid=1&columns=title%7Cstatus%7Cversion%7Crating%7Cbggrating%7Cplays%7Ccomment%7Ccommands&geekranks=%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Board+Game+Rank%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09&own=1&ff=1&subtype=boardgame

    Nobody tell my wife that number or I'm a dead man!!! :wacko:
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    I know a lot of gamers in NJ. If you like, I could try to put you in touch with someone.
     
  8. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,951
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    I'm in MD now =) Thanks tho. Vidya games have pretty much taken over for board games for me, I'd still play board games if RL friends did, maybe someday!
     
  9. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 1999
    Messages:
    10,464
    Likes Received:
    480
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Aaron Silverman
    The World Boardgame Championships (really a convention) used to be in Hunt Valley. Good times.

    They're in Lancaster, PA now. It's harder to get to via plane, so I haven't been in a while.
     
  10. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    16,609
    Likes Received:
    1,153
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    I was introduced to Settlers of Catan back around '95 and I haven't been the same since. I enjoy German-style strategy games, and keep a look out for games that play well with two players (my wife and I play). Currently playing a lot of Stone Age, and was playing Dominion before that. Used to love Apples to Apples, and Taboo, and those great party games. Still play A2A once in a while when there's a group for it.
     
  11. JohnMor

    JohnMor Premium
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,027
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Real Name:
    John Moreland
    For a while I was collecting a lot of the old 3M bookshelf games (Bazaar, Acquire, Facts in Five, Quinto, etc.), among others, but it was too hard to find friends that liked board games other than Trivial Pursuit or Monopoly. I'll have to look up my login for BoardGameGeek.com, as I'm on there too, but haven't visited in ages.
     
  12. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    Apples to apples is a fun game. Played that quite a bit at family gatherings. I played in a few local monopoly tournments and that was quite a bit of fun. I won game where i only owned property in my last 5 moves.Sent from my SPH-L710 using HTF mobile app
     
  13. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    The games sounds like fun, ill have to look into itSent from my SPH-L710 using HTF mobile app
     
  14. mattCR

    mattCR Well-Known Member
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    10,469
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    Overland Park, KS
    Real Name:
    Matt
    Cannot tell you how much time in college I wasted/enjoyed playing Axis and Allies. You really have to have four players, and a good game can take all night and involve lots of strategy meetings.
     
  15. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    Ive only played with 4 or more people once. Most of the time we only play one on one or one on two. I dont know enough people that like that gameSent from my SPH-L710 using HTF mobile app
     
  16. Ockeghem

    Ockeghem Ockeghem

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    355
    Real Name:
    Scott D. Atwell
    My favorites are Chess, Milles Bornes, Ricochet Robot, Stratego, and a few others. I also enjoy several board games that my children love to play.
     
  17. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    19,951
    Likes Received:
    1,574
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    I don't consider A2A a board game. If you are into that tho, try Cards Against Humanity.
     
  18. Ejanss

    Ejanss Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    371
    I've only seen it once at a games/hobby shop, and never seen t again, so I was glad I picked up a copy--
    Has anyone else ever seen any trace of Stock Exchange, an "expansion kit" for classic Monopoly, with a cardboard corner slipcover to replace Free Parking with "Stock Exchange", various stock certificates to buy, and appropriate Chance/Community Chest cards?
    The idea being, you can buy stock along with your properties, and whenever anyone lands on the former Free Parking space, everyone gets a dividend on the stock they own.

    Only got to play it once with a large group, and it changes the dynamics of the game considerably. :D
     
  19. Northgun

    Northgun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Jacob
    Ive never heard of it, it sounds really cool though. Im gonna keep my eyes open for it now. The only expansion ive seen is a casino add on that allowd players to gamble their money, but i havent tried it yet.Sent from my SPH-L710 using HTF mobile app
     
  20. Edwin-S

    Edwin-S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2000
    Messages:
    5,927
    Likes Received:
    273
    Scrabble is about the only board game I play nowadays and only infrequently at that.
     

Share This Page