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#1 BadCat

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

No I don't mean "adult" games.  laughing2.gif

I'm looking for new games and wondered if you guys could recommend anything.  We enjoy Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, and to a lesser extent Arkadia, Qwirkle and Carcassonne.

Any suggestions?

#2 Zarlias

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

*gulp*

I have never heard of any of those.

I came in to say that in our circle we have had long term Pictionary rivalry (dating back 15 years now - it's very, very cereal)

And the one where you use lego and/or play-doh instead of pen and paper.

Z

#3 Isolabella

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Balderdash is one we enjoy (esp with a few glasses).

http://www.bigw.com.au/toys/board-games-pu...dash-board-game





#4 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

LOL, I've never heard of any of those either. original.gif  But amongst our adult friends, we enjoy playing Outburst and Quizzit.

#5 ~Catherine~

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

Love Balderdash ... we still use some of the made up meaning for words in our everyday life

#6 BadCat

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

Hmmm, haven't played Pictionary or Balderdash for a while.  Might be time to put them back into the mix.

Never heard of Outburst of Quizzit.  Will have to look them up.

#7 MrsNorthman

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

say what now BC?  Are those really board games?  lol

We play old school in this house, monopoly, scrabble, pictionary.

#8 MuppetGirl

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

OMG I love board games, we have another games night tomorrow night original.gif

There are several we use a lot at the moment:

Partini (Bloody funny)
Articulate
Things
5 second rule
Munchkin (very geeky game but I love it)

Older games we still enjoy are:

Scattegories
Cranium
Quizzit


#9 Seven of Nine

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

We like Settlers of Catan too original.gif

How about Pandemic? It's a cooperative game where you have to stop the spread of (and eventually cure) a disease to save the world.

Edited by BabyGabi, 13 April 2012 - 06:55 PM.


#10 Cacti

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

We play Taboo at a friend's board game night, that's always fun.

#11 BadCat

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (mrsnorthman @ 13/04/2012, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
say what now BC?  Are those really board games?  lol


laughing2.gif  I promise they are real games MrsN.  They are geek games.  We are a geek family.  I look up board games on a site called Board Game Geek.  You get the picture.  There is geekage involved.

#12 tkenhrb

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:58 PM



geeTicket to Ride
Fujia
Stone Age
Munctin
Dioninon
Citades

are some I can recomend - its amazing how many people have never heard of European Board Games they are so much fun - we have a board games weekend the long weekend in June.

I find you can't go wrong with Rio Grande Games ,

We also enjoy cheep ass games but they can be quite geekie  - you get the basic rules and cards but have to provide counters dice yourself.


#13 Zarlias

Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

hmmmm

Bloodbowl? Man O'War?

Just how geeky are you?

ETA Dh has scoffed at me for not knowing your game list. I am duly nerdly shamed /hangs head

Edited by Zarlias, 13 April 2012 - 07:00 PM.


#14 Expelliarmus

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I played 7 Wonders recently I really enjoyed that.

#15 kelbelblue

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Risk, all about world domination original.gif just as fun with 2 players as 6

#16 tenar

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

If you can get together 7 players and a referee, Diplomacy is wonderful and *very* geeky.

#17 BadCat

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (Zarlias @ 13/04/2012, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hmmmm

Bloodbowl? Man O'War?

Just how geeky are you?

ETA Dh has scoffed at me for not knowing your game list. I am duly nerdly shamed /hangs head



LOL, do not be ashamed.  Just be sure to check some of them out.  Settlers is my favourite game ever.


Some interesting ideas so far thanks.  More are welcome.

#18 Therese

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Risk is heaps of fun original.gif

#19 Cath-In-SA

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

I am a bit old school and enjoy Trivial Pursuit.  No one will play with me anymore because my brain can retain an amazing amount of completely useless information.  On the flip side, I get a lot of invites to Quiz Nights.

#20 CourtesanNewton

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Ticket to Ride?
Lost cities?

#21 BadCat

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

That's me too Cath in SA.  I love a bit of Triv but nobody will play with me.  

I have to agree with Risk.  Should have put it in my original list.  Sadly DS won't play it anymore because I nearly always win.  sad.gif

I've heard good things about Ticket To Ride.  Interesting to see it get a couple of mentions here.  It might be the next one I buy.  I'll have a look.


Has anyone played Power Grid?  It gets good reviews but I'm wavering.

Edited by BadCat, 13 April 2012 - 07:28 PM.


#22 SusieGreen

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (Cath-In-SA @ 13/04/2012, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am a bit old school and enjoy Trivial Pursuit.  No one will play with me anymore because my brain can retain an amazing amount of completely useless information.  On the flip side, I get a lot of invites to Quiz Nights.


Lol, me too. I LOVE Trivial Pursuit. Any version I've ever played original.gif

My other faves are: Absolute Balderdash
                              Scattergories
                              Taboo

#23 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

not technically a board game, but i ADORE rummiking.  It's the only thing involving numbers that i'm good at!

#24 cugel

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

My husband still plays board games every weekend with his friends from primary school. They have been out of primary school for quite a few decades now!  Conssequently we have a bookshelf full of the games you are talking about.

I quite like "1960-Making of a President". It's only a 2 player, but a good one.
"Battleline" again a 2 player - can do 3 players.
"Pompei" and "Agricola" - my kids like these too.

My husband recommends "Game of Thrones" his latest purchase or "Arkham Horror".


#25 Mamabear2010

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

We have power grid. It's a great game and it deserves good reviews.

We love geeky games too. Generally you can't go wrong with games made by Days of Wonder or Rio Grande.

Definitely get ticket to ride. It's one of the best. We have Ticket to Ride Europe plus the Swizterla d expansion (great for two players). If you have an iPhone, there's an app, which is fun.

Other favorites are:
Smallworld- use different races with special powers to take over the world
Thurn and taxi- create postal routes
Bang!- a fun card based game. Western style where there are sheriffs and outlaws.
El grande
Risk and Risk 2210


We own Cayliss but haven't played it yet. I think it rates highly on Board Game Geek




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