Board games! Play them?

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  1. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    I never expected to give a shit about board games again, but my appreciation was renewed a little while ago, and how. We played:

    Drakon
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23107

    Nuclear Escalation
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1213

    Tsuro
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/16992

    Frag
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2025

    Transformers 3D Battle Card Game
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/29405

    Drakon is a fucking amazing game where you build the dungeon on each turn, tile by tile, trying to plan your construction around what your opponents might do, and using certain tiles to screw with them from afar. Tsuro is a simplified version where you build paths, again tile by tile, defining the routes available to you and your opponents, with the goal of running them off the board. I'd had no idea how much I would love games about evolving spatial relationships.

    Nuclear Escalation doesn't have particularly imaginative gameplay, but it wins for theme. You play various missiles and bombers to extinguish your opponents' populations before they do the same to you. It's actually an expansion to the original Nuclear War, which was released in 1965, just a few years after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Frag is described as an FPS brought to the board, and I guess it is that, though not especially fun. The Transformers game is utter crap.

    A week later, we played Twilight Imperium:

    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/12493
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_Imperium

    This was in a nine-hour session with eight players and the Shattered Empire expansion. The complexity of this game is insane; it's the first where we actually had to watch training videos beforehand so we wouldn't be too much of a drag on the more experienced players. Not that it ultimately mattered - even the supposed "veterans" bickered interminably about the rules. I'd say that about 75% of the time was spent on rule discussion and 25% on actual play. You'd think that would ruin the experience, but somehow it didn't.
     
  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Mall of Horror :eek: 

    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/16772

    Really fun, it's about negotiation and screwing your friends firmly in the butt. Good times.

    Actually I've played Drakon too which was also good times. Really fun just running in and ruining other peoples best laid plans :D 
     
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  3. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    :peoples:  :confused2 

    Man I haven't played a board game in years..Assuming Hi Ho Cherry-oh doesn't count. May have to check these out.
     
  4. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    Sounds like another one for me to look at. In-person backstabbing is so divinely intoxicating.
     
  5. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    It is, and becuase it's quite short, it can be a test of memory over extended play as to who screwed you over the worst. :D 
     
  6. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

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    zombies is great also the WOW boardgame is also sweet 2- 8 peeps i beleive ill have to check. WOW is made by the same company as imperium twilight.
     
  7. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    DND bitches. No board, no cards, epic gameplay.
     
  8. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Risk for the all-time win. Followed closely by Stratego. No ridiculous ass themed versions, either, just the originals.

    Oh, and Battlemasters. A friend has 8 complete sets, we just play one whole game with 'em all.
     
  9. McBradders

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    lol nerd, make a saving throw
     

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