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Started by Stigdu, June 24, 2022, 05:06:50 PM
Quote from: Pavlov`s Dog`s Dad`s Dead on June 25, 2022, 08:14:16 PM30 years down the line and I'm playing Cluedo and Monopoly with my kids. Well, usually with my twelve-year-old, to be honest. Their uncle gifted them Ticket to Ride for Christmas, which they enjoy. We're now ready for more alternatives, though, so what should we be looking at?
Quote from: Pavlov`s Dog`s Dad`s Dead on June 25, 2022, 08:14:16 PMGood idea for a thread, @Stigdu! We're now ready for more alternatives, though, so what should we be looking at?
Quote from: GoblinAhFuckScary on June 25, 2022, 08:49:38 PMBingo bongle i'm ready for Boggle
Quote from: Glyn on June 26, 2022, 04:29:44 PMThere is a big thread from a few year back that helped me find some good games but some of the recommendations (especially for families) are :Dixit - not my personal favourite to be honest (no imagination it turns out) but the kids love this. I think the above mentioned Mysterium has a similar concept but with a more gothic twist. Takenoko - Feed the Emperor's panda the requisite amount of bamboo. Nice gentle theme and often a close finish as there are a few different tactics you can take to win.Colt Express - Wild West themed card turn game. Really nice to setup on the table as it includes a 3d locomotive.Camel Up - Closest you'll get to greyhound racing in board game form. Great fun and both a pyramid and 3d palm tree make this another impressive playing board.Quacks of Quedlingburg - Push your luck game where you pull ingredients out of a bag and try to avoid your pot blowing up.Werewolf - Card based bluffing game. Works best with large groups but the kids like playing this with the app (which does all of the coordinating for you). Games last less than 5mins a time.Santorini - 2 player game (although can be done with 3 ,and 4 with an expansion pack). Surprisingly deep tactics for a simple tower building concept and the 'god powers' add a great twist each game. Outfoxed - excellent one for little kids (5years and up I'd say). Co-operative game which feels a bit like a mix of Cluedo and Guess Who.
Quote from: letsgobrian on June 25, 2022, 11:48:35 PMTalisman ... is very much a game from 1983 and any game that makes a player "miss a go" is awful.
Quote from: Robot DeNiro on June 28, 2022, 03:02:50 PMHere are a couple of previous board game threads:https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=38418.0https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59870.0My current favourite is The Quest For El Dorado, which is a racing game. The board depicts a jungle, the player pieces are explorers moving through that jungle, and the first explorer to reach the end of the map and the legendary city of gold wins. Each player has their own deck of cards, and they play cards to either move their explorer over different types of terrain, or to purchase better cards to make their deck more powerful. It's fairly straightforward once you've played a few turns, and there is lots of variablity with different map layouts and different strategies to be explored depending on which new cards you add to your deck. Best of all, it often ends with a very close finish, with the winner just a fraction ahead of the rest.This is a handy price comparision site for board games - https://boardgameprices.co.uk/An unbelievable amount of new board games are published every year. I could talk about board games all day.
Quote from: Norton Canes on June 28, 2022, 04:02:33 PMTook delivery of Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest a few days ago, can thoroughly recommend. Light rules, lots of attempts to predict other players' strategy, and a spicy soupçon of take that.
Quote from: Robot DeNiro on June 28, 2022, 05:09:29 PMWhere are you selling your games? There's a good group on Facebook (Board Game Trading and Chat UK) that I've sold some games through. I also participate in the BGG Maths Trade every two months, which is a good way of swapping games, though not so good for reducing your collection!I've managed to resist Kickstarter for the most part, apart from a few reprints of older games.
Quote from: Robot DeNiro on June 28, 2022, 09:13:48 PMForbidden Island is a fantastic introductory co-op game. It's essentially a simplified version of Pandemic, with a more appealing theme. You are adventurers, working together to find treasure and get off an island before it sinks.
Quote from: Robot DeNiro on June 28, 2022, 09:10:02 PMYes, I also play turn based on BGA. What are your favourite games for that? I find that sort of play suits a particular kind of game, one where your turn can be quite involved, with several things going on. My BGA group can be quite slow, so I don't like waiting all day for a turn then just choosing a card for example. I've been enjoying Castles of Burgundy, Kingdom Builder and Chocolate Factory on there recently, as well as Lost Ruins of Arnak.
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