Favourite board game

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What is your favourite board game?

Boggle
3
4%
Chess
11
15%
Connect 4
1
1%
Draughts
1
1%
Monopoly
7
10%
Risk
5
7%
Scrabble
18
25%
Settlers of Catan
7
10%
Other [please specify]
18
25%
 
Total votes: 71

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by David Roe » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:04 pm

Press Previous on the same link - Haunted House. It's the same game, that's what my version was called in about 1974.

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Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:59 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
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Mark James wrote:Also used to like the one where you dropped the glow in the dark skull down the tower which set of booby traps, can't remember what it was called. Ghost House or something like that.
Was it this? I loved that as a kid.
In my memory it's called Ghost Castle. In fact the next game on that site - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/44827/which-witch

There's two of them?
Ah, Ghost Castle looks much more like the one I had. I guess they made a second/better version of it or something? Either way it was awesomefun.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:02 pm

Just had my first ever game of Settlers of Catan. I have to agree it's an excellent game. Definitely up there with Carcassonne.

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Post by Soph K » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:35 am

Boggle rocks - I haven't actually played it in a while though.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Joseph Krol » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:19 am

Has anyone got any confirmation on the reported Scrabble rule change of proper nouns being allowed? If it happens I can't imagine what all the competitive scrabblers would do/say/blow up in protest.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:12 am

Joseph Krol wrote:Has anyone got any confirmation on the reported Scrabble rule change of proper nouns being allowed? If it happens I can't imagine what all the competitive scrabblers would do/say/blow up in protest.
It's just a variant that was released last year, not for use in proper tournaments. Otherwise everyone would be naming their dogs 'qivvyao' and 'cuxporg'.
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Post by Joseph Krol » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:20 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Joseph Krol wrote:Has anyone got any confirmation on the reported Scrabble rule change of proper nouns being allowed? If it happens I can't imagine what all the competitive scrabblers would do/say/blow up in protest.
It's just a variant that was released last year, not for use in proper tournaments. Otherwise everyone would be naming their dogs 'qivvyao' and 'cuxporg'.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Mark James » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:51 pm

Soph K wrote:Boggle rocks
I'd say they're more like cubes.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:00 am

I've played a few "geeky" board games recently, including Settlers of Catan. I've only played it twice but I don't actually think Settlers of Catan is that good. I mean, I'm sure there's lots of skill and everything, but I just don't think it's that fun. Having played a few other games as well, it's quite a generic "collect wood, stone, clay and wheat and buy things that give you victory points" type of game. There seem to be a lot of them about, and I don't necessarily think Settlers of Catan is one of the better ones.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:59 pm

I've been playing The Resistance quite a lot recently, and despite its simplicity (or because of it), I think it's really good. Also Medici is good, and Abyss, Wits and Wagers, and Camel Up.

I still don't really see the appeal of Settlers of Catan.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm

I played a game of Star Wars Risk recently.
Capturing Tatooine, doesn't have the same enjoyment as capturing Irkutsk, for me
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Post by Euan Slatter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Scrabble, Rumikub, Monopoly
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Noel Mc » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm

Settlers is great, but moved in to a few other ones recently:
Carcasson, Puerto Rico (both like Catan to a certain extent)
Dead of Winter (cooperative Zombie board game)
Pandemic (another cooperative game)

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 pm

Noel Mc wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Settlers is great, but moved in to a few other ones recently:
Carcasson, Puerto Rico (both like Catan to a certain extent)
Dead of Winter (cooperative Zombie board game)
Pandemic (another cooperative game)
I quite like Dead of Winter and Pandemic as well actually. Interestingly the sequel to Pandemic is the number one game on BoardGameGeek. I've never played it though.

I had another game of Settlers of Catan yesterday, and actually I was probably a bit harsh on it. It is quite enjoyable. It's still a resource management game though, but I think it's better than most because it's not overly complex and boring like a lot of them.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:58 pm

I've had to bump this as I cannot start topics.
The world Scrabble Championship is in Nottingham this year ( was originally meant to be Doha )
It is from the 22nd to the 27th of August and anyone can enter it is only £100 to enter.
Could be tempted if I can find a cheap hostel/guesthouse.
Details can be found on the Mind Sport Academy Website.
Feel free to start a thread
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Can we let Marc start topics again please

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:13 pm

Surely there's a Scrabble thread in this forum already somewhere?

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Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:16 pm

meanwhile, if anyone wants to combine the best bits of videogaming and boardgaming, Tabletop Simulator is on sale on Steam until next week. :)

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:54 am

Off to the Scrabble World Championship in Nottingham.
Needless to say it is an open event.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:08 am

Had a thoroughly good time at the World Scrabble Championships.
I came 66th (out of 77).
Couldn't believe the standard of Scrabble from all the kids from Pakistan, their word knowledge was phenomenal, probably because Scrabble is on the National Curriculum in Pakistan.
My only claim to fame was I beat the woman who beat Nigel Richards, the No1 seed and I think the World champion elect.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:31 pm

The world championship is an open event and it only gets 77 participants?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:38 pm

There were several reasons why that was the case.
It was switched to Nottingham from Qatar at short notice meaning a lot of players, particularly from Africa and Asia could not obtain visas also the BMSC is taking place this weekend and many people had already booked.
It would have been much less if the dozen or so World Youth Scrabble participants from Pakistan hadn't stayed for the main event.
Also not ONE player the UK entered the youth event.
Go figure
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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 pm

Bumped this to create (hopefully) some debate.
Would you be more inclined to play Scrabble more if the consonants and vowels were in seperating bags ?
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:40 pm

No.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Elliott Mellor » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Bumped this to create (hopefully) some debate.
Would you be more inclined to play Scrabble more if the consonants and vowels were in seperating bags ?
I quite like this idea tbh. Sort of a mish mash of scrabble and countdown. Would probably prefer them to alter the letters distribution too.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:00 pm

World Scrabble Championship is in Torquay from October 23rd in case anyone is interested
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:03 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Bumped this to create (hopefully) some debate.
Would you be more inclined to play Scrabble more if the consonants and vowels were in seperating bags ?
I quite like this idea tbh. Sort of a mish mash of scrabble and countdown. Would probably prefer them to alter the letters distribution too.
I've been thinking about this variant a lot more .
You could play thirty second moves after you picked up your last tile.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ashton Hancock » Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm

Don’t swear Charlie s**t
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Post by Fiona T » Wed May 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Don’t swear Charlie s**t
I don't know that game - is it like "Simon says"?

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Post by Ashton Hancock » Thu May 16, 2019 9:20 am

It’s not a game I was telling Charlie Reams off
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Owen Carroll » Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Have they ever made a weakest link board game?

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Post by Fiona T » Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Have they ever made a weakest link board game?
Yes. It came with an Anne Robinson mask.

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Owen Carroll » Thu May 16, 2019 2:09 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Have they ever made a weakest link board game?
Yes. It came with an Anne Robinson mask.
Cool

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ashton Hancock » Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 pm

Hi

I have the Countdown 2014 board game but why doesn’t it use the new 15 format
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Post by Ronan M Higginson » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Don’t swear Charlie s**t
Why shouldn't he? Is it because you are a silly <13 year old child trolling Apterous, The Countdown Wiki, and here? The account "Saul Rothwell" created on Apterous.org (the day after someone by that name appeared on Countdown and lost to Elliott Mellor by over 100 points) had been deactivated less than 24 hours after it was made. This is likely because it was you. You have made so many sockpuppet accounts on wiki.apterous.org, examples go as "Zarte, Martin, Rachel, Dinos Sfyris, Mark Deeks". You have spread so many false rumours around such as how Elliott Mellor was going to break the Countdown record again on his last heat game (Monday 27th May) and that one of Countdown's first ever players (Jeff Andrews) was set to reappear on Friday 17th May. Well Ashton, none of these rumours were true, Elliott did not score 154 on Monday 27 May and Jeff Andrews did not appear on Friday 17th May.

Some of the threads that you have created on here are absolutely pathetic. You ask up to 4 Random adult Countdowners to go to your house on 6th September for your apparent "birthday". What on earth was the point of "Countdown in Brinsworth"? It is obviously a scam and a waste of everybody's
time.


I have also seen that you have commented on "Countdown In Milton Keynes" that you want to play through Skype. What kind of person does that? You either pay to attend the event or don't go at all.


I'd like it if you could stop spamming and vandalising the Wiki, stop creating Sockpuppet accounts on both Apterous and the wiki, and that you no longer post anything that is either irrelevant or stupid on here.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ashton Hancock » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:17 pm

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Don’t swear Charlie s**t
Why shouldn't he? Is it because you are a silly <13 year old child trolling Apterous, The Countdown Wiki, and here? The account "Saul Rothwell" created on Apterous.org (the day after someone by that name appeared on Countdown and lost to Elliott Mellor by over 100 points) had been deactivated less than 24 hours after it was made. This is likely because it was you. You have made so many sockpuppet accounts on wiki.apterous.org, examples go as "Zarte, Martin, Rachel, Dinos Sfyris, Mark Deeks". You have spread so many false rumours around such as how Elliott Mellor was going to break the Countdown record again on his last heat game (Monday 27th May) and that one of Countdown's first ever players (Jeff Francis) was set to reappear on Friday 17th May. Well Ashton, none of these rumours were true, Elliott did not score 154 on Monday 27 May and Jeff Francis did not appear on Friday 17th May.

Some of the threads that you have created on here are absolutely pathetic. You ask up to 4 Random adult Countdowners to go to your house on 6th September for your apparent "birthday". What on earth was the point of "Countdown in Brinsworth"? It is obviously a scam and a waste of everybody's
time.




I have also seen that you have commented on "Countdown In Milton Keynes" that you want to play through Skype. What kind of person does that? You either pay to attend the event or don't go at all.


I'd like it if you could stop spamming and vandalising the Wiki, stop creating Sockpuppet accounts on both Apterous and the wiki, and that you no longer post anything that is either irrelevant or stupid on here.
Countdown in Brinsworth has been rethought and it will be held on 6th Sep
I am hosting a Co-Event on 31st August if you are free please come down to “The Centre” in Rotherham.My best friend is Dinos Sfyris who will be my co-host for this event

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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ashton Hancock » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 pm

I am not a kid I just put it on to see if people are nicer to me
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ashton Hancock » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:25 am

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:36 pm

I have also seen that you have commented on "Countdown In Milton Keynes" that you want to play through Skype. What kind of person does that? You either pay to attend the event or don't go at all.
I don’t live near MK and wanted to play stop picking on me I am not a young person you know I just put it on to see if people would be kinder to me but I apologise for lying as I am a lot older.
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Re: Favourite board game

Post by Ronan M Higginson » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:40 pm

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 pm
I am not a kid I just put it on to see if people are nicer to me
Well if you aren't, lying about your age so that people can be nice to you won't work just saying

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