Favourite board game

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What is your favourite board game?

Boggle
2
3%
Chess
9
15%
Connect 4
1
2%
Draughts
1
2%
Monopoly
6
10%
Risk
4
7%
Scrabble
16
26%
Settlers of Catan
6
10%
Other [please specify]
16
26%
 
Total votes: 61

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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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Re: Favourite board game

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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Re: Favourite board game

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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Re: Favourite board game

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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Re: Favourite board game

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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Re: Favourite board game

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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Re: Favourite board game

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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