Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Chatter > General Discussion


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2008, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Board Games

Firstly, I seriously contemplated placing this in Tilted Gaming, but saw that it was mainly being used for electronic gaming. So...

I'm quite addicted to board games. (along with all other kinds of games) When I say this, I mean 'non-traditional' board games. Monopoly is fun, along with Risk, but I find that other games such as 'Settlers of Catan' are much more entertaining. I've been looking around for other fun ones to pick up and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.

I've been thinking about picking up Vegas Showdown and Tsuro.

The ones I have are listed below. (The stared ones are games I recommend to anyone and everyone)

*Settlers of Catan
*Risk 2210
*Axis and Allies
*Carcassonne
*Betrayal at House on the Hill (Due to huge popularity and the game being out of print, this retails at around $200 last I looked, quite possibly my favorite game ever. There is hope though, my roommate is programming it into Linux as we speak)
Infernal contraption
Kings Gate

But yeah, any suggestions would be awesome.
The Faba is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
is a tiger
 
Siege's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I think we do have a topic on board games on the gaming forum, but i could be wrong.

i play settlers with a group of friends somewhat regularly.

other than that, the only other board game i play regularly is go.
__________________
"Your name's Geek? Do you know the origin of the term? A geek is someone who bites the heads off chickens at a circus. I would never let you suck my dick with a name like Geek"

--Kevin Smith

This part just makes my posts easier to find
Siege is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
All important elusive independent swing voter...
 
jorgelito's Avatar
 
Location: People's Republic of KKKalifornia
Puerto Rico is good. Very highly rated.
__________________
"The race is not always to the swift, nor battle to the strong, but
to the one that endures to the end."

"Demand more from yourself, more than anyone else could ever ask!"

- My recruiter
jorgelito is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
Human
 
SecretMethod70's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Chicago
I Really wish more of my friends were into board games. I'd love to play more of them and more regularly.

Axis & Allies is awesome, as is Settlers of Catan. I haven't played the other ones you mentioned, but I've seen Risk 2210 and it looked interesting.

There's a game that has been sitting in our basement for some time that I've always wanted to play but I can never find anyone to try it out with me. It's called Supremacy and the impression I get is that it's sort of like Risk on crack. But I've never played it, so I don't know!

Oh, other games by Gamemaster are good too. We have Fortress America which is a decently fun game, but definitely not as cool as Axis & Allies. I'd really like to play Shogun sometime too.
__________________
Le temps détruit tout

"Musicians are the carriers and communicators of spirit in the most immediate sense." - Kurt Elling
SecretMethod70 is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 11:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Minion of Joss
 
levite's Avatar
 
Location: The Windy City
I got introduced to Settlers by one of my classmates in rabbinical school. Awesome game! I like several versions of Risk okay, they just take a long time to play....

Personally, I am a fiend for Scrabble-- I play it in both English and Hebrew. With English Scrabble, my house rule is that if it appears in the Oxford English Dictionary, you can play it, which makes for a sprightly game. I used to be a Medieval Literature Major, and one of my mom's PhD's is in English Lit, so she and I occasionally play Scrabble with the rule that we can only use words coined before 1750. That's a tough game.

I like Trivial Pursuits, also. Useless knowledge is my primary asset, so I do pretty well at games like Trivial Pursuits (or Jeopardy, if they would ever call me).
__________________
Dull sublunary lovers love,
Whose soul is sense, cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
That thing which elemented it.

(From "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne)
levite is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
Shade
 
Nisses's Avatar
 
Location: Belgium
We've been playing Catan, with almost all the expansions, and Carcasonne recently, but also:

Starcraft boardgame
Shogun (or Wallenstein - same game really)
You might wanna try that out?
__________________
Moderation should be moderately moderated.
Nisses is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 06:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
Devoted
 
Redlemon's Avatar
 
Donor
Location: New England
OK, this is way more simple than all of your games, but a neighbor brought over Blokus, and shortly after I picked up Travel Blokus (which works better for two players).
__________________
I can't read your signature. Sorry.
Redlemon is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 09:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
Crazy
 
I've actually been eyeing Starcraft for awhile now.

But I ran by my local gaming store and saw Runebound and Twillight Imperium for sale. Both of which are excellent.

Supremacy looks pretty interesting, as does Shogun, I may be forced to pick them up.
The Faba is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 09:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
zomgomgomgomgomgomg
 
telekinetic's Avatar
 
Location: Fauxenix, Azerona
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redlemon
OK, this is way more simple than all of your games, but a neighbor brought over Blokus, and shortly after I picked up Travel Blokus (which works better for two players).
If you like Blokus, get Rumis. I have both and hardly ever play Blokus anymore. It is by the same publisher, and is often described as '3D blokus'

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10872.phtml
__________________
twisted no more
telekinetic is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
Life's short, gotta hurry...
 
Grancey's Avatar
 
Location: land of pit vipers
I love board games, but no one else around here does.
Oh, well...
__________________
Quiet, mild-mannered souls might just turn out to be roaring lions of two-fisted cool.
Grancey is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 10:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
zomgomgomgomgomgomg
 
telekinetic's Avatar
 
Location: Fauxenix, Azerona
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grancey
I love board games, but no one else around here does.
Oh, well...
What?! That's a bit strong. Games in my current rotation:

Puerto Rico
San Juan
Settlers of Catan (and 5/6 player expansion, and Cities and Knights)
Carcassonne
Ticket To Ride
Bohnanza
Power Grid
Modern Art
Collosal Arena
Rumis
Blokus
Axis and Allies
Formula De
Monkeys on the Moon
Who Killed Dr. Lucky?


Plus, don't Scrabble/Monopoly/Risk/Clue come included with new build houses these days?
__________________
twisted no more

Last edited by telekinetic; 07-18-2008 at 10:07 AM..
telekinetic is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 10:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
Gastrolithuanian
 
Giant Hamburger's Avatar
 
Location: low-velocity Earth orbit
Prince of Florence is pretty good.
Giant Hamburger is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 04:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
Riiiiight........
 
i've been playing Catan online at games.asobrain.com.

they have an exact clone of Catan called Xplorers. Great stuff, and a ready supply of good players too.

not to mention they have a Carcassone clone too....
dimbulb is offline  
Old 07-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
radioguy's Avatar
 
Location: Texas
i head up a boardgaming group that meets monthly...we love it!!! some other games for you to check out:

stone age - just came out..very cool
alhambra
mr. jack - two player game only...cool
san juan - basically, the card game of puerto rico
bang! - card game
coloretto - card game
winners circle - awesome horse racing game. this is a crowd favorite
ticket to ride
snorta - fun party game
arkadia
radioguy is offline  
Old 07-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
Dumb all over...a little ugly on the side
 
Sion's Avatar
 
Location: In the room where the giant fire puffer works, and the torture never stops.
as a youngster, I used to play board games quite often...as an adult, I moved on to broad games
__________________
He's the best, of course, of all the worst.
Some wrong been done, he done it first. -fz

I jus' want ta thank you...falettinme...be mice elf...agin...

Last edited by Sion; 07-19-2008 at 03:29 PM..
Sion is offline  
Old 07-19-2008, 02:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
Junkie
 
sapiens's Avatar
 
Location: Some place windy
Quote:
Originally Posted by dimbulb
i've been playing Catan online at games.asobrain.com.
Thanks! I'm going to check that site out when I have more time.
sapiens is offline  
Old 07-20-2008, 09:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
Life's short, gotta hurry...
 
Grancey's Avatar
 
Location: land of pit vipers
Quote:
Originally Posted by twistedmosaic View Post
What?! That's a bit strong. Games in my current rotation:

Puerto Rico
San Juan
Settlers of Catan (and 5/6 player expansion, and Cities and Knights)
Carcassonne
Ticket To Ride
Bohnanza
Power Grid
Modern Art
Collosal Arena
Rumis
Blokus
Axis and Allies
Formula De
Monkeys on the Moon
Who Killed Dr. Lucky?


Plus, don't Scrabble/Monopoly/Risk/Clue come included with new build houses these days?
Sorry, Twisted. I meant that no one in my circle where I live enjoys board games. I was not referring to TFP members.
__________________
Quiet, mild-mannered souls might just turn out to be roaring lions of two-fisted cool.
Grancey is offline  
 

Tags
board, games

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:43 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73