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Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:04 pm
by David Roe
Press Previous on the same link - Haunted House. It's the same game, that's what my version was called in about 1974.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:59 am
by Michael Wallace
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:
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.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:02 pm
by Karen Pearson
Just had my first ever game of Settlers of Catan. I have to agree it's an excellent game. Definitely up there with Carcassonne.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:35 am
by Soph K
Boggle rocks - I haven't actually played it in a while though.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:19 am
by Joseph Krol
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.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:12 am
by Ian Volante
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'.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:20 am
by Joseph Krol
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'.
Oh, cheers. Go zxfmgb!

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:51 pm
by Mark James
Soph K wrote:Boggle rocks
I'd say they're more like cubes.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:00 am
by Gavin Chipper
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.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:59 pm
by Gavin Chipper
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.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm
by Marc Meakin
I played a game of Star Wars Risk recently.
Capturing Tatooine, doesn't have the same enjoyment as capturing Irkutsk, for me

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:30 pm
by Euan Slatter
Scrabble, Rumikub, Monopoly

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm
by Noel Mc
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)

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 pm
by Gavin Chipper
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.

Re: Favourite board game

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

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:59 pm
by Matt Morrison
Can we let Marc start topics again please

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:13 pm
by Ben Wilson
Surely there's a Scrabble thread in this forum already somewhere?

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:16 pm
by Ben Wilson
meanwhile, if anyone wants to combine the best bits of videogaming and boardgaming, Tabletop Simulator is on sale on Steam until next week. :)

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:54 am
by Marc Meakin
Off to the Scrabble World Championship in Nottingham.
Needless to say it is an open event.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:08 am
by Marc Meakin
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.

Re: Favourite board game

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:31 pm
by Gavin Chipper
The world championship is an open event and it only gets 77 participants?

Re: Favourite board game

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