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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 11:15:37 PM »
I played Codenames with some friends a while back. I loved it.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2018, 12:16:40 AM »
I was gonna suggest that one too. Very simple but hasn't gotten old for me yet.
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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2018, 07:29:25 AM »
Ticket to Ride
Harry Potter: Battle of Hogwarts
Dragon Run
Codenames
Latice

Those are probably the games we play the most.
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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2018, 10:50:28 AM »
Go.

I like strategy games and Go is the simplest of concepts and there is always opportunities to learn with a new opponent.
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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2018, 03:01:43 PM »
I was gonna suggest that one too. Very simple but hasn't gotten old for me yet.

I like that the result never feels at all predetermined. That is to say, before the game has started you can't look at the board and immediately see advantages to certain players based on board position or turn order. Risk, Smallworld, Catan... you play them enough you begin to see the game unfolding before it's even started. And by a quarter of the way into the game things are already leaning towards a certain outcome barring a lucky streak to change the trajectory of the game. Is there anything worse than having to continue playing a game when you're clearly out of contention?

Codenames feels like pure wits and people reading.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
I played Codenames with some friends a while back. I loved it.

I've played this once. I don't think we really understood the rules well though. We had fun, but I will definitely read up on it before i play again.


Ticket to Ride
Harry Potter: Battle of Hogwarts
Dragon Run
Codenames
Latice

Those are probably the games we play the most.

I didn't know there was a Harry Potter board game! I haven't heard of Latice and Dragon Run either. Ticket to Ride is one I really like, because it's fast moving and I love maps. Thanks for the list! I'm interested in looking into these.

Go.

I like strategy games and Go is the simplest of concepts and there is always opportunities to learn with a new opponent.

I've never played this! Next time I'm in the Pacific Northwest, please let me be the new opponent! :)

I was gonna suggest that one too. Very simple but hasn't gotten old for me yet.

I like that the result never feels at all predetermined. That is to say, before the game has started you can't look at the board and immediately see advantages to certain players based on board position or turn order. Risk, Smallworld, Catan... you play them enough you begin to see the game unfolding before it's even started. And by a quarter of the way into the game things are already leaning towards a certain outcome barring a lucky streak to change the trajectory of the game. Is there anything worse than having to continue playing a game when you're clearly out of contention?

Nope!

Much like the latter part of all Monopoly sessions.

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2018, 07:20:23 AM »
Ticket to Ride
Harry Potter: Battle of Hogwarts
Dragon Run
Codenames
Latice

Those are probably the games we play the most.

I didn't know there was a Harry Potter board game! I haven't heard of Latice and Dragon Run either. Ticket to Ride is one I really like, because it's fast moving and I love maps. Thanks for the list! I'm interested in looking into these.

Oh yea, the HP game is an addictive, cooperative deck building game. Lots of fun! Dragon Run is super simple and easy, perfect for playing with kids! Latice is a newer one for us. I like how complicated and strategic it can be.
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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2018, 10:49:20 PM »
I have an aversion to cooperative games and would need persuading to come to see their merits. The only ones that make sense are jigsaw puzzles and even then my favorite way to enjoy them is to have two identical puzzles and two teams competing against each other. ‘Cause isn’t that the point of games? Competition? Cooperation should have no place in board games, unless you need to trade sheep for ore for your own benefit. *the dark side of me* :)

Corndog, The fact that you put a cooperative game as one of your favorites is a strong first step toward persuasion. :) The other two are easy to get enthusiastic about!


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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2018, 01:06:21 AM »
I have an aversion to cooperative games and would need persuading to come to see their merits. The only ones that make sense are jigsaw puzzles and even then my favorite way to enjoy them is to have two identical puzzles and two teams competing against each other. ‘Cause isn’t that the point of games? Competition? Cooperation should have no place in board games, unless you need to trade sheep for ore for your own benefit. *the dark side of me* :)

Preach! :)

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Re: Board Game Banter
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2018, 10:38:02 PM »
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