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« on: July 31, 2009, 04:49:37 AM »

Ever come across any strange or offbeat board games?
I found this one earlier:



Apparently it's a real game and plays similar to Risk.  It even comes with an "Evil balaclava" for one of the players to wear.



http://www.waronterrortheboardgame.com/


Or how about this one:
http://www.welfaregame.com/


How about you?
Know of any other offbeat or weird board games?

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 05:10:11 AM »


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But in real life, no, I don't know any weird board games. Lookingup
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 05:25:05 AM »

I think the heyday of weird board games was the late '70s and early '80s. Mass media was looking for fun ways to expand their demographic, but video games were still in their nescient phase.

Everything had a board game in the '80s. I recall owning a Star Wars board game and a Q-Bert board game, both of which I did not have the instructions to. I still have no idea how those games were played. I did have a rather good board game based on the movie Willow which I played quite a lot of.

I have played a lot of board games in my time. Hotels, was a classic. And who didn't wish for that copy of Mousetrap? No matter that it ended up being two hours of set up for fifteen minutes of fun? And Dark Tower! What a cruel, capricious game.

It's not all bad, though. In recent years, board games have experienced quite a renaissance. There are many "designer board games" that are very interesting to play.

There is a game called Arkham Horror which is incredibly fun to play, if you like H.P. Lovecraft. It takes about an hour to set-up, and four or five hours to play. But if you have friends that are geeky enough to sit down and play it with you, it is a hell of a lot of fun.

I do not have a lot of friends who are geeky enough to play it with me, so it usually ends up being just me and my brother. It's a really cool game, though!

I really like the designer board game trend. I would really like to play the designer board gamed based on George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 10:03:35 AM »

this one took forever to set up and never worked.



we had this one too.  my dad must have found thes in the trash because they were terrible

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 01:56:30 PM »



There is a game called Arkham Horror which is incredibly fun to play, if you like H.P. Lovecraft. It takes about an hour to set-up, and four or five hours to play. But if you have friends that are geeky enough to sit down and play it with you, it is a hell of a lot of fun.

I do not have a lot of friends who are geeky enough to play it with me, so it usually ends up being just me and my brother. It's a really cool game, though!

I just bought that about two weeks ago! It really is fun, but I don't have any geeky friends either. Bluesad
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 02:09:25 PM »






I had that one, I loved it.

One of my favorites was the MAD magazine board game. It was a riot, and the point was to LOOSE all your money. Great fun.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 02:13:38 PM »

oh man I think I might have had the mad magazine one
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 02:17:19 PM »

thank you youtube

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 02:54:01 PM »

I had this one when I was a kid:

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 07:02:32 PM »

I had this game...sadly...
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 09:48:18 PM »

I bought this one game called Hidden Conflict at an anime convention a few years back.  And for the life of me, me and my friends can not figure out how to play it.  We've read the instructions several times and we can't figure it out.

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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2009, 02:56:18 AM »

My dad gave my sister and me this board game which was sort of a rip off of Monopoly and Life combined. I can't remember what it was called but it was all about credit unions. I am sure that is where he got the game as some lame promotion one was having.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 12:30:50 PM »

I had this one when I was a kid:




I had that one too.  I can't remember ever actually playing it, though.
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 02:01:59 PM »

I remember I had the 80's Pacman board game ...

I really want to get the 80's Goonies board game.


Q. Am I wrong, or did Evil Knievel ever have a board game out? late 70's ...

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I remember I had the 80's Pacman board game ...

I really want to get the 80's Goonies board game.


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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 02:43:52 PM »

Ever come across any strange or offbeat board games?
I found this one earlier:




Ash, I own this game.  It's sort of like RISK, but with a humorous (if that's possible) terrorism twist to it.  I suddenly got addicted to board gaming a few months ago and have purchased about 100 games since November 2008 or so.  A GREAT source for board game info is www.boardgamegeek.com

Some other good ones I own (that you can find on Board Game Geek) are:

* STONE AGE
* SMALL WORLD
* SHOGUN
* DUST
* DESCENT: JOURNEYS IN THE DARK
* ARKHAM HORROR
* CAYLUS
* RACE FOR THE GALAXY
* AGRICOLA
* SAINT PETERSBURG
* LE HAVRE
* CARCASSONNE
* OREGON
* STARCRAFT (just like the PC game)
* DOMAINE

Wow . . . too many to name . . . but each one has an interesting theme and some might even be called "weird!"
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