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DoeoJ
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I was given battletech for Christmas hah... Anyone ever played?

12/25/2012 9:28:36 PM

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i got a ton of games for christmas, but i'd say at least half of em are word games. i got fluxx and monty python fluxx, castle panic, and settlers of catan also, but didnt get a chance to play any of em with the family before we left.

12/25/2012 10:50:30 PM

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I'd be interested in a tww board game club thingy.

and the tabletop series is a lot of fun to watch if you're into games, or even remotely dorky. The episode with Day[9] and Grant Imahara was fantastic

12/25/2012 11:22:53 PM

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I would say Table Top is what really got us and our kids into board gaming. We got two copies of Castle Panic, so I am taking one back and picking up Small World, I think.

12/26/2012 7:29:23 AM

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same here in regard to table top. i've gotten several games they played on there and havent been disappointed in any of em. i really want small world as well.

12/26/2012 9:19:16 AM

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^^Small World is a good call. Got it for my fiance's parents for christmas. They love it.

12/27/2012 3:13:12 PM

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What are some good two person games?

12/31/2012 11:22:18 PM

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Depends on what kinds of games you like.

Lost Cities - two player card game. Very simple and easy to learn, takes about 45 mins.
All the cooperative games are good for two players like Pandemic, Arkham Horror, etc.
War of the Ring - Excellent LOTR strategy game. Pretty complex and very long. 4-6 hours.
Twilight Struggle - terrific strategy game based on the cold war. Quite complex and very long. 3-5 hours.

[Edited on January 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM. Reason : ]

1/1/2013 12:41:18 PM

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Twilight Struggle is the top rated game on BGG. It looks very intriguing.

But I can't imagine a use case where I would want to only play with 1 other person for 5 hours.

1/1/2013 12:49:20 PM

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Game of thrones was a hit at Christmas, but I usually can't get together 4-6 people

What are good 2-3 person games

1/1/2013 2:26:57 PM

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"Depends on what kinds of games you like. "


We are at a point now where there are so many types of games that you can't just ask for a 2 or 3 player game.

1/1/2013 2:46:42 PM

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I don't pay board games, I don't know what the genres are

Please suggest games you enjoyed that work with 2-3 people

1/1/2013 2:51:12 PM

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I thought this was cool:

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"Risk Legacy
Technically this came out in 2011, but 2012 was Risk Legacy's year. Gaming groups across the world were cracking open the game's briefcase-like box and embarking on campaigns with no idea where this game was going to take them.



Risk Legacy is a clean-cut example of how joyous and experimental today's board game scene is. In its tidy box are not just whole packs of cards of sealed cards, but entire sealed compartments, which you only open after certain things happen in the wars of your world.

In other words, as you wage wars on this private Earth of yours, you'll change it forever. It'll gain a history, with irradiated regions and new cities ("ROBERT-OPOLIS" scrawled on your board, forever, in leaky pen). Cards are torn up. Winners sign the board. Within just a few games, your copy of Risk Legacy will be entirely unique.

How about that?

I don't own Risk Legacy, but my friend does. The other week he lifted up the box inlay, looking for more space to put the game's latest surprise, and found yet another secret pack of cards taped to the bottom of the box.

"DO NOT OPEN, EVER", it read. When my friends finish their campaign, they're going to burn it.

Board gaming, ladies and gentlemen."


http://kotaku.com/5971084/the-5-best-board-games-of-2012

I've never played a Risk game, but this description is intriguing.

1/1/2013 4:14:01 PM

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"We are at a point now where there are so many types of games that you can't just ask for a 2 or 3 player game."



I enjoy lots of types of games. Settlers of Catan is a favorite at our house, though.

1/1/2013 8:33:29 PM

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I have settlers of catan and game of thrones and that's it, and I enjoy them both but not with 2 or 3 people

1/1/2013 8:36:52 PM

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^^^I've played in two campaigns so far, and we're in the middle of the game basically.

It's every bit as awesome as it sounds. I HIGHLY recommend it if you can get the same 5 players to commit to playing it. Each game is about an hour and it runs 15 games long.

It's amazing.

1/1/2013 9:07:46 PM

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Do you need the same 5 for each game?

1/1/2013 10:02:21 PM

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It's not a requirement but I highly recommend you have as consistent of a group as possible.

During and after each game, players change the board and gain advantages and disadvantages. A new player coming in at game 7 will have had no impact and setup from previous games and no advantages for winning previous games. Unless he's playing "for" the missing player, it'll be a little wonky.

For example, for each game you have won previously, you get a missle that lets you change any one dice (even not your own) to an unmodifiable 6. So if I come into game 10 brand new, I might be playing against a guy with 5 missles and who has designed a fortress in Africa for his side.

It'll work, but you'll lose a lot of the intent of the game if you have a constantly changing crew.

1/2/2013 10:52:29 AM

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got a buncha new games over holidays:

cthulhu fluxx
cthulhu gloom + xpac
mansions of madness + yellow sign xpac
talisman
shadow hunters
saboteur
incan gold
no thanks
jungle speed
family business
dixit odyssey
dixit 2
cards against humanity holiday pack

1/2/2013 11:10:42 AM

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I traditionally play some board games btw christmas & new years with some friends. Don't think I've seen this one mentioned, but Summoner Wars -2 player, expandable to 4- was a new one and a lot of fun:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/93260/summoner-wars-master-set

Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, Dominion...all are popular recurring favorites. We'll also occasionally play some 3.0-3.5 D&D for full nerd effect since we only get together once a year

1/3/2013 8:27:54 PM

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Played this recently and really enjoyed it:



http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/93/el-grande

1/3/2013 8:58:38 PM

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We were delayed a couple of days in getting Small World, but we picked it up earlier this week, and played with the kids Wednesday evening. Worked pretty well even with a 5 and 9 year old. Helps that you don't have to hold cards, which can be an issue for the youngest when we play Munchkin. I ended up winning, but it was by no means a blow out. I started off slow but ended up doing very well with a couple of great power/race combos. I began with Spirit Dwarfs, then quickly moved on to Fortified Trolls, and finally Beserk Humans. The Spirited Dwarves kept the mine bonus going In Decline even after my Trolls declined, the Troll forts/lairs hanging on In Decline made their conquered lands almost impossible to defeat (and +1 point for each fort) and the last couple of turns I racked up lots of victory points. By the time Jessica figured out my strategy it was too late to do much damage. Hopefully the kids will start learning to pay attention to things like that, but it was still a really fun first game. The final points ran from the 70s to around 110 for me.

1/4/2013 9:08:45 AM

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^

Heroic Halflings FTW.

1/4/2013 9:32:13 AM

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^^Good choices. Spirit is great, Fortified Trolls is a powerful combo Regarding points in the 70s to 110s?!? Our games are usually within 10 points.

Interesting, the game is a remake of Vinci, which sounds quite boring and has horrible art.

[Edited on January 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM. Reason : ^]

1/4/2013 11:13:06 AM

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So the holidays are over. Who is interested in a tww board game night? Maybe a once a month thing on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I would be willing to host one. My place isn't big, but we could probably have two tables set up with games. We have one four person card table, so we would need one more if enough people were interested. Anyone?

1/5/2013 2:41:00 PM

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I would be potentially interested. I already host some in my own circles, but playing with new people would be nice.

1/5/2013 6:17:47 PM

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Any of yall played the old Dune board game. It's a lot of fun and recently kinda remade in spirit by the same people that did Twilight Imperium under the name Rex.

1/5/2013 9:55:50 PM

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Id def be interested, but i work nights at Rex fri,sat,sun, so i can only get together on week nights usually

1/6/2013 3:55:36 AM

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Weekends MIGHT be best for me but it depends on what weekend as some are already booked. But with kids and all it is much better for us to do weekends instead of weekdays. Couple things though if we did this, would it be kid friendly, or would we need to get a babysitter and leave them home? We would volunteer to do it here, but our apartment is not real big, and being in Carrboro, I doubt most would want to drive over here.

1/6/2013 8:45:58 AM

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I don't mind kids at my place, but it is not very big. It depends on how many people come. We have Netflix, Wii, PS3, and kids movies on blu ray, as well as kids board games. I've got mousetrap, chutes and ladders, kerplunk, connect four, twister, operation... if they are old enough and it is nice out there is a big open space out front and we have cornhole and a mini hockey kit.

Weekends are much better for me, but we could switch it up and have some weeknights as well.

[Edited on January 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM. Reason : .]

1/6/2013 11:02:55 AM

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has anyone tried the Civilization board game? i got it for my brother but we havent tried it yet. i saw that there was an expansion for it and im wondering if i should have got the game for myself . i just need something to draw him in

1/6/2013 6:44:57 PM

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Any more input on a game night? My husband and I are both available pretty much any weekend coming up in the next few months unless there is a hockey game. PM me or post here with your availability if you want to join in.

1/8/2013 7:38:09 PM

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^^I've got Civ, but I haven't played it yet myself. It seems like a longer game with a hefty rule-set and strategy, so I'm not sure if its the best for a gateway to board games if you are trying to draw someone in. For a gateway to these euro-style type games, I'd probably recommend simpler games like Settlers or Puerto Rico.

1/8/2013 10:37:15 PM

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Monopoly millionaire (I think thats what its called). My 6 year old can play it with us and it takes no more than 1 hour. (first to 1million wins, and its a modified board/cards/rules). 3 people is fine.

Ticket to ride (good with 4-5 people)
Settlers of Catan (full expansion, 4-6 people)

1/9/2013 11:15:10 AM

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my brother and I were joking over Christmas about how awesome Battlemasters was. Didn't bother to look and see if we still had it in a closet somewhere in my parents' house. Also, I used to play the shit out of Axis & Allies ON THE REG.

1/9/2013 11:18:16 AM

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http://amzn.com/B004S8F7QM

http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com
CAH is back in stock on Amazon for anyone that wants a set but wasn't signed up for their notifications.

2/4/2013 12:22:40 PM

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^ Thanks for the heads up.

2/4/2013 12:38:53 PM

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appears to be sold out already

semi-related news: First TWW game night was a success. Thank you elise for hosting



[Edited on February 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM. Reason : ]

2/7/2013 4:44:20 PM

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Wish I had not been sick. Would have enjoyed coming with y'all.

2/7/2013 4:50:32 PM

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You are welcome! We shall have another one! If anyone else wants to host let me know, but if you don't mind the trek out to way north Raleigh we are happy to have you over again.


7 wonders and quarriors are definitely on my wish list now.

[Edited on February 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM. Reason : . ]

2/7/2013 7:43:36 PM

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Played it one time.

As with the original, don't play it with any person you'd like to have as a friend.

2/7/2013 10:59:40 PM

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Here is a link to a quick video of Risk Legacy...I started it at the 1:50 mark. http://youtu.be/eZ5fqQRA1j4?t=1m50s

2/8/2013 8:16:04 AM

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^^^ for quarriors keep an eye out on boardgamegeek.com for sellers. I found a copy for $30

2/11/2013 2:01:09 PM

elise
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Another board game play date in March? Pm me if you are interested in joining or hosting!

2/11/2013 3:28:57 PM

Byrn Stuff
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Risk Legacy is now on our wedding registry.

2/11/2013 3:53:18 PM

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Hero's Quest. Anyone else play this as a kid? I loved this game, but never had anyone one to play with. I still have it in case I ever can find people to play with. It was a role playing game, like D&D, but with it's own charms.

2/11/2013 4:01:33 PM

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^ i loved hero quest, but no one in my family would ever play (after the first time). If you liked that, try Descent (version 2.0). It is basically the same thing (1 DM plus players that are against them), but adds more complexity that an adult would appreciate. Simple touches like respawning monsters,custom tiles for the board, etc are nice. The second version is much more accessible since it takes less time (a few hours to play) and has simplified combat.

I also just got back into Heroscape. All the joys of a tabletop fighting game, but with rules that are easy and simple to teach new people. Too bad it was discontinued and is thus super expensive.

2/11/2013 4:49:12 PM

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Played Battlestar Galactica the other day, great fun. Too bad none of my friends are really into board games.

2/11/2013 8:40:27 PM

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I played heroquest a ton as a kid. We had the expansions and everything. We basically played it whenever we didn't have a good opportunity to roleplay for a while.

2/11/2013 8:46:19 PM

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set thee up!

2/11/2013 11:32:02 PM

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