What are your Top 5 Board Games at the moment?
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What are your Top 5 Board Games at the moment?
Posted by FleshEatingSalsa on 1/24 at 2:09 pm
I realize this board is 99% computer/console based gaming, but I'm wondering if there are a few like me who also play some of the more recent board games. Once you get beyond the Monopoly/Catch Phrase/Battleship facade, there are some incredible games out there.


My current top 5:

Game of Thrones
Risk on steroids, with all the intrigue of Westeros. Need all 5 players for full experience, but can get by with 3 or 4.



SW X-Wing Miniatures
Strictly two player. Different kind of game. Use templates to plot moves. Goal is simple - kill the other ships.



Lords of Waterdeep
Easy and fairly quick to play. All about resources and objectives. From D&D.



A Touch of Evil
Competitive or Co-op. A little thinking, a little strategy. Build your character's stats. Cool storyline.



Battlestar Galactica
Co-op, but at least one of you is a Cylon. Almost always ends badly for the humans, in a fun sort of way.




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Posted by Meursault on 1/24 at 2:16 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Catan
Carcassonne
Dominion (although not a board game)
Monopoly
Pit (again, a card game)

I'm interested in this thread though as I do love a good board game. I'd love to one day start and finish a game of Axis and Allies.


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Posted by The Dude's Rug on 1/24 at 2:19 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Monopoly
Risk
Shoots and Ladders
Life
Clue



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Posted by FleshEatingSalsa on 1/24 at 2:24 pm to Meursault
Thought about including card games too. You ever play Ascension? iPad has a great app for that one.

I have Catan on my list to try, and will add Carcassonne now as well.



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Posted by The Sad Banana on 1/24 at 2:25 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Settlers of Catan
Cards Against Humanity



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Posted by Meursault on 1/24 at 2:29 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
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Thought about including card games too. You ever play Ascension? iPad has a great app for that one.


I haven't, although it looks like one I would like. I'm waiting for the Dominion app to come out.



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Posted by TulaneTigerFan on 1/24 at 3:12 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Cosmic Encounter (GOAT board game and the inspiration for Magic: The Gathering):



Netrunner:



Mage Knight:



GOSU:



Small World:




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Posted by DownSouthCrawfish on 1/24 at 3:15 pm to TulaneTigerFan
Chess
Checkers
repeat



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Posted by brucevilanch on 1/24 at 3:20 pm to DownSouthCrawfish
Thread's like this is why the gaming board has a bad rep.


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Posted by J Murdah on 1/24 at 3:22 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Beerpong
Flip cup
Battleshots



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Posted by FleshEatingSalsa on 1/24 at 3:28 pm to TulaneTigerFan
Nice list.

Have you played the full Android game?

And I'll be darned if Small World doesn't have more pieces than any game I've ever played. Fun game, but putting it away is a chore.



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Posted by bluebarracuda on 1/24 at 3:29 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
War machine all day.

I will occasionally pull out my first gen pokemon cards and do some battles with friends...



/nohomo



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Posted by TulaneTigerFan on 1/24 at 3:31 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
Nah.

I like your list as well. Lords of Waterdeep is a good one that I just played a few times recently. Sometimes it's nice to jump into a simple, easy to learn game like that instead of getting caught up in the intense, ridiculously long games like Game of Thrones and Mage Knight.



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Posted by Freauxzen on 1/24 at 4:18 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
I was about to start this thread. I've been trying to get away from the computer recently and board games were a much better option. Haven't touched a computer game in weeks thankfully.

quote:

What are your Top 5 Board Games at the moment?


Right now is tough:

Lords of the Waterdeep
Flash Point Fire Rescue
Last Night on Earth
Carcassonne
Ghost Stories

6th Battlestar Galactica, but I don't get to play it enough. Will probably try the solo option next week.





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Posted by Freauxzen on 1/24 at 4:20 pm to FleshEatingSalsa
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A Touch of Evil Competitive or Co-op. A little thinking, a little strategy. Build your character's stats. Cool storyline.


I've been back and forth on this one. Worth it?




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Posted by Teddy Ruxpin on 1/24 at 4:24 pm to Freauxzen
quote:

oard games were a much better option.


How so?

I LOVE board games, especially Axis and ALlies. But it is god damn impossible to find the perfect 4 friends to play that game.

Really sucks. Maybe I should go rogue and head to some place around New ORleans where people will play. I'll make some strange new friends or something.



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Posted by Freauxzen on 1/24 at 4:30 pm to Teddy Ruxpin
quote:

How so?

I LOVE board games, especially Axis and ALlies. But it is god damn impossible to find the perfect 4 friends to play that game.



True. You just have to be creative. Find the right games to introduce to people. My girlfriend loves Lords of the Waterdeep. At some point, maybe War of the Ring or something.

I just needed to get away from the computer, ha. But I still needed some sort of strategy filler. Something to engage the brain.

quote:

Really sucks. Maybe I should go rogue and head to some place around New ORleans where people will play. I'll make some strange new friends or something.


I haven't gone that far with it yet. Haha.


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Posted by kballa6 on 1/24 at 4:31 pm to FleshEatingSalsa



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Posted by TulaneTigerFan on 1/24 at 4:35 pm to Freauxzen
I'm going to go slightly off topic here and boast a little, but my neighborhood in Seattle has the coolest game store ever. It's this massive board game store with a cafe/bar built in. They have a large game library that they lend out, and they'll open anything in the store for you to play with in the cafe for free.

The Penny Arcade guys, Wil Wheaton (when he's in town), Richard Garfield, and some other nerd-famous people hang out there.



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Posted by B1rdman15 on 1/24 at 4:37 pm to brucevilanch
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Thread's like this is why the gaming board has a bad rep.



Thread's like these are the least of our problems. This is actually kind of refreshing.



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