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Old 08-20-2008, 03:15 PM
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Again:

Zombies!!! Glow in the dark figures. Clown figures. Google it, for it is some super-ass fun. On a bun! I guarantee it will not disappoint.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:40 PM
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oh calories, do you really need another lesson in how i'm never ever wrong when it comes to board games?
I'm just skeptical, is all. (HAY WHY DON'T WE PLAY IT SOMETIME EH?)
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:44 PM
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Here's what you seething nerds need: The Socially Speaking Game

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In the Socially Speaking board game, students practice effective social interactions like greeting, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, showing an interest in what others are saying, sitting appropriately, asking and answering questions, using your voice effectively, developing and maintaining friendships, and communicating in a variety of situations (school, friend, restaurant, etc.).
More here.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:33 PM
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Good stuff, guys. One more that deserves mention is the Great Dalmuti. Fun as hell card game for 5-7 players, can be played with 3 decks of standard playing cards.

Not a board game, but I'm feelin' crazy tonight.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:54 PM
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Oh, one more! Labyrinth is a fun and quick maze game where each player changes the layout before their turn.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:07 PM
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Twilight Imperium is also cool, but it's a monster. I got it at the same time as Arkham Horror (birthday) but haven't been able to play it yet because you need at least three people (unless you want to use one of the unofficial two-player variants). But I have done a couple solo rounds to get the hang of the turn flow, and I'm really looking forward to when I can get a proper game going.

Guys, I just ordered Seafarers of Catan — it looked like the best expansion to start with. How are the others?
beware twilight! i have usually played 3 players and some one will always win through imperial card just as we are getting our war on. seems like it is really meant for 5-6 players. also its 12 hours and the finer points are massively vague in the rulebook
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:44 PM
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I have Shattered Empire. I already know enough to use that expansion's Strategy Card deck or to sub in the Imperial II card.

I don't actually expect to finish a game of it any time soon. I just want to start one. Also, there are variants and house rules that can speed up the game, which I think will help things.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:34 AM
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man, seafarers is not the best catan. indeed, it's not even as good as vanilla catan. Cities and Knights all the way!
I disagree with this %100. I find Cities and Knights to be overcomplicated and annoying.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:39 AM
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sure, if you hate fun.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:55 AM
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I'm a Connect 4 whore. I literally walk up to random strangers and go: "You. Me. Connect 4. To the death." I've never lost.....mwa ha ha ha!

I like playing Scrabble too.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:05 AM
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I don't dabble in Scrabble with the American rabble.
All those spelling issues... it gets nasty.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:22 AM
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Last time I played Scrabble I scored a shitload of points off "macabre" and my girlfriend challenged me then cried when I won the challenge. She declared I was no longer allowed to "use words that don't sound like real words".
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:12 AM
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i love scrabble with the heat of a thousand suns.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:27 AM
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I win Monopoly on the light blues every damn time. But I fear for an XBLA version, since matches take upwards of 4 hours. That, and I'd probably have to deal with one of the many American versions instead of good ol' London monopoly.
Hey man, there is nothing wrong with Atlantic City.

I love original Risk, sure it's simplistic and often dumb but it's simple enough to jump right into so it's great to just invite some people over and conquer the world over (and after) dinner.

Arkham Horror I absolutely must try. I think it'll be my Christmas present.

Scrabble is great, but now I play Quiddler instead usually; it's a similar idea but with cards, and the whole thing feels more open-ended and less restricting.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:49 AM
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Quiddler's great; that's another one I got for my birthday. I like how the scoring is all about the words you make — no lucky breaks for triple-letter scores and the like. Upwords is also fun for the same reason.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:52 AM
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I disagree with this %100. I find Cities and Knights to be overcomplicated and annoying.
Well I find YOU to be overcomplicated and annoying!

Oh wait, that doesn't make sense.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:20 AM
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Oh wait, that doesn't make sense.
Neither did his comment!
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:30 AM
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Quiddler's great; that's another one I got for my birthday. I like how the scoring is all about the words you make — no lucky breaks for triple-letter scores and the like. Upwords is also fun for the same reason.
Well, there's the score bonuses for longest word and most words in a hand, but those are clearly meant to encourage creative play, rather than putting down "OX" or something on a certain tile.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:39 AM
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Cities and Knights is not to be played lightly. Inexperienced people can get ground into dust while the barbarians ravage the land. I haven't played it in a long while, but at the time I thought it was a nice change of pace, but not a replacement. Even without playing, I dispute the idea that Risk 2112: By-Tor Edition is the best game ever (tm).
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:41 AM
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Well, there's the score bonuses for longest word and most words in a hand, but those are clearly meant to encourage creative play, rather than putting down "OX" or something on a certain tile.
Oxactly right.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:03 PM
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i love scrabble with the heat of a thousand suns.
Scrabble's good stuff for us word folk out there. I also like some Upwords action.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:19 PM
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I loves me some Scrabble. Also, some Boggle, some Runes, some Upwords, etc., etc., but my favorite word game has to be Montage. Suck on that, whipper snappers.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:01 PM
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I loves me some Scrabble. Also, some Boggle, some Runes, some Upwords, etc., etc., but my favorite word game has to be Montage. Suck on that, whipper snappers.
Looks cool. And out of print. And expensive.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:56 PM
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Looks cool. And out of print. And expensive.
It is all of those things. If we ever had a TT boardgaming meet-up, I'd bring my copy for all to love.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:07 AM
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Come to California.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:10 AM
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Dunno if I mentioned it before, but Sequence is good clean fun and dirt cheap. You basically play Bingo with a two decks of cards and a board set up so all the squares show card faces. Cool elements of strategy come into play too; do I play this card and get closer to my sequence? Or that one to block my opponent...?

Blockus is one I almost buy every time I go to the store, but the $30 price tag has stayed my wallet so far. Thoughts?
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:24 AM
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Come to California.
Good advice, in general.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:24 AM
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Mahjong is pretty rad. Pity I only know 2 people in London who can play it, and we all play different versions.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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Blokus is good fun and it scores well with the ladies, in my experience.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:48 PM
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Breaking out and winning a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos always impresses the ladies.
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