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Question: What's your all-time favorite board game?
Life - 2 (4.4%)
Risk - 8 (17.8%)
Stratego - 1 (2.2%)
Monopoly - 6 (13.3%)
Sorry! - 0 (0%)
Trouble - 0 (0%)
Chutes & Ladders - 0 (0%)
Candyland - 2 (4.4%)
Trivial Pursuit - 3 (6.7%)
Guess Who? - 0 (0%)
Scattergories - 0 (0%)
Scrabble - 3 (6.7%)
Cranium - 0 (0%)
Boggle - 1 (2.2%)
Yahtzee! - 1 (2.2%)
PayDay - 1 (2.2%)
Balderdash - 0 (0%)
Clue - 4 (8.9%)
Battleship - 2 (4.4%)
Operation - 0 (0%)
Mouse Trap - 0 (0%)
Hungry Hungry Hippos - 0 (0%)
Pictionary - 2 (4.4%)
Scene it? - 1 (2.2%)
Password - 0 (0%)
Chess - 1 (2.2%)
Checkers - 1 (2.2%)
Perfection - 0 (0%)
Catch Phrase! - 0 (0%)
Sequence - 0 (0%)
Axis & Allies - 0 (0%)
Pente - 0 (0%)
Aggravation - 0 (0%)
Outburst - 0 (0%)
Backgammon - 0 (0%)
Taboo - 1 (2.2%)
Win, Lose or Draw - 0 (0%)
Othello - 0 (0%)
I like a game you haven't listed here - 5 (11.1%)
Total Voters: 28

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2007, 07:45:20 PM »

Hey, Shadowfyre, I wonder if one could still get Dark Tower. That would be cool , I would get it. My dad said it is an awesome game, he used to play when he was a kid.

Anyways, I tried to play Risk with my dad, and we read over the rules, but there was one little part we couldnt exactly agree on or figure out. Something about what a "group" or "platoon" or whatever, of men counted as. So be start debating over it, and a couple interesting things that came up were  "What are you supposed to do?! Melt the men together?!" and "When Hitler moved around his men pieces on his board when he was at war, he didn't say "Here's one GROUP of men" he said....." Heh, we never ended up playing, because we couldnt figure out that one part. I still havent played to this day, but i intend to!
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 02:37:05 PM »

Two board games that have been favorites of mine, but I have not played for quite a while:


Vampyre: In 1980, TSR put out a series of pocketable minigames (okay, if you had big pockets). Though most of these were eminently forgettable, one of them, Vampyre, was a fun game for 2-6 players. The game was based, loosely, on the novel and in the basic game each of the characters are on a race across the Transylvania countryside to be the first to destroy three of Dracula's coffins, while having encounters with werewolves, zombies, brides, and Dracula himself.


Car Wars: I had this originally in the pocketbox version, and still have a pocketbox version. It certainly grew well beyond the pocketbox and I have collected most every supplement published for the game and every edition. For those not familiar with it, the game is about highway and arena battles in the future involing armored and weaponed vehicles. Design your vehicle, gear up, and take on any challenger.
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 03:52:12 AM »

Ogre was darned good fun.

So was Talisman!

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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2007, 12:02:59 PM »

And my favorite as a kid, Bigfoot:


Shadow,

What the???  This board game actually existed?  lol...how does one play this game?

Stratego, Monopoly and I recall an Ewok Adventure game for some reason as some of my favs???
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2007, 11:19:06 PM »

Each player had a couple of tokens they moved around the board. If you landed on a Bigfoot space, you were allowed to move the Bigfoot figure. You rolled the dice and moved it accordingly. If any player's tokens were in Bigfoot's path, the figure would dispense a small chip on it as it passed (one achieved this by pressing down on the figure as you manually passed it over a player's token). If the chip was blank, the token was safe, but if the chip had a footprint on it, that token had to be removed from the board. The last player with a token on the board was the winner.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2007, 11:18:25 AM »

Shadow,

I definitely have to look on Ebay for that board game.  Explaining to the wife why I spent money on it is another thing.   TeddyR
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2007, 04:19:48 PM »

Each player had a couple of tokens they moved around the board. If you landed on a Bigfoot space, you were allowed to move the Bigfoot figure. You rolled the dice and moved it accordingly. If any player's tokens were in Bigfoot's path, the figure would dispense a small chip on it as it passed (one achieved this by pressing down on the figure as you manually passed it over a player's token). If the chip was blank, the token was safe, but if the chip had a footprint on it, that token had to be removed from the board. The last player with a token on the board was the winner.

So the goal of the game was to avoid Bigfoot when he was hungry (dispensing a footprint token), thereby surviving the game...
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2007, 07:26:35 AM »

So the goal of the game was to avoid Bigfoot when he was hungry (dispensing a footprint token), thereby surviving the game...

Sounds like Harry and The Hendersons gone completely wrong. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2007, 05:51:01 PM »

Now I'm all nostalgic for that game. Ebay here I come...  TeddyR
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2007, 10:10:30 PM »

FACTS IN FIVE is a challenging game we play. the fun part is mom has all these old games from the 60's & 70's - some she bought used and the STILL have the scorecards of previous owners. we NEVER throw awayscorecards - in fact we date them and write msgs or funny pics. so it's funny to see how bad i sucked at Yahtzee when i was 5 years old.  I like Boggle and stuff like that, any type of word game but i love almost all types of games, including Risk.

we have the first & best edition of trivial pursuit and since that game takes so damn long to finish we write down each players position & score . Then maybe a year or so later we'll pick up where we left off, which is fun!

i have the anniversary edition of CLUE. It has pros and cons:

PROS
The Game pieces are pewter and they are AWESOME
Same with the weapons, and they are FUN to mess around with
Cards are more detailed
Gameboard looks nice


CONS
4 fold board - these SUCK, creating ridges in the board
Box is square and quite tall, not easy to store like the flat boards
Room layout sucks in that it's hard to see where the entrace doors are

I've come to realize with most of the games coming in 4 folds that companies simply do not know wha the hell they are doing. Someone thought it was a great storage idea to make the box smaller - but if you are a serious game collector its difficult to store multiple gameboards if they all come in giant tall boxes and tins.  Also for me the box cover itself never has any lasting appeal like some of the classics, for some reason simplicity and a little cheesiness go a long way.

All in all i love Clue, mom still has the old version and me and my brother still crack up at how CHEESY the photo is with it's hippie 70's lounge look and all the props. We love the characters - we propt it up and display during gameplay and make interesting observations about the scene.


Now I have a board game called "scene it" which is ok. But me thinks we need to have a special board game for horror/b-movie fans. With little godzilla and troll game pieces.

Btw I HATE monopoly. As a kid i thought it was neat but now i know why my parents never wanted to pay it. real life is bad enough, i don't want to play a game with taxes, losing money and utility bills.

We also have a board with indians on it and marbles and its kinda like Sorry but better. I forgotr the name but it's really fun.  There's a cool gameshop in a mall nearby that never does business but they sell a lot of obscure games, i keep meaning to go back and check them out. The last time i went though i ended up leaving with 3 things..lol  I love games



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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2007, 10:46:48 PM »

Well......I went with LIFE and RISK as being the most fun and engaging games. Of course CHESS is the game of games.

Spent most of my board game hours with MONOPOLY on Summer afternoons while watching THE GONG SHOW in the 70's. Everyday for a couple Summers.

LIFE was the most fun as we filled the car with children and ended up in the poor house.

RISK is probably my most favorite.

STRATEGO was on that I loved and easy to play, but couldn't find anyone else who liked it as much as myself. In later life my daughter and I played it often and she enjoyed it.

BATTLESHIP was a good one.

Also had TANK BATTLE and CARRIER STRIKE which I played alot of.

Enjoyed CLUE very much. One of the better board games.

PARCHESI and YATZEE were also fun nieghbor games.

PAYDAY was popular for a while.

TROUBLE was a good one. Loved popping the popper.

KERPLUNK with the marbles and sticks.

Yea OPERATION and PERFECTION. How about MOUSE TRAP and DON'T SPILL THE BEANS? Just setting up was fun.

Made about bunch of games of my own design from STRATEGO variations, race car games, and baseball games.

[edited] We have played many hours of SCRABBLE, CHECKERS, and SORRY

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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007, 11:34:21 PM »

I challenge anyone to test my gangster status at Clue! I also picked Pictionary simply because it made for some of my favorite high school memories and me and my equally artistically inclined friend Jim would always clean up while our friends Pete and Mike would always break down into fisticuffs with each other how badly they couldn't understand what each other were drawing. I'll never be able to get Pete's voice out of my head screaming "IT'S YODA, MIKE! STAR WARS?! DON'T YOU SEE IT?! IT'S F***ING YOOOOOOOOODA!"

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2007, 11:41:54 PM »

Any game where you pit your skills against your friends' intuition is a sure bet to cause WWIII.  It rolls right back to my "I bran, I bran so far away" story while playing Taboo.

We used to play Balderdash to see who could make the dasher laugh the hardest.  Onomatopoeia becomes a serious favorite, with humor the level of "Kentucky Fried Movie" when you have all high school students involved.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2007, 08:04:34 PM »

I voted for Risk, and I loved Clue also.  I had completely forgotten the name of Dark Tower until I saw the pic here, I played that one for hours as a kid.  After awhile none of my siblings would play against me anymore because I was pretty much unbeatable. 

Now that I have my own kids, we play board games whenever I have time.  Cranium makes some fun ones, and the old favorites like Candyland and Trouble are still just as fun as they were.  I'm trying to teach my 8 yr old to play Monopoly, but she cheats like mad, so you have to actually keep the bank on the other side of the room to keep her honest. 
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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2007, 01:54:33 AM »

Risk is a family and friends tearing apart monster. I still do not talk to one of the participients of my last Risk game ( which was about 3 years ago)
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