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QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,469
4/19/14 9:00 P

There's a great word card game called "Quiddler". It's fast, fun and the cards are beautiful, with letters inspired by Celtic manuscripts.

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4/17/14 9:06 P

I love Board all started in the very early seventies with a little game called Monopoly and that old time fav...Parchesee. We are big time card players in my family especially with Euchere! An unusual card game we payed in Newfoundland and Cape Breton was called Tarbish and it is a game the Miners used to play in the mines which explains the very weird suit rules

Edited by: BLUENOSE63 at: 4/17/2014 (21:09)
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
4/17/14 7:55 P

I used to play tabletop games long ago but for a long time was a really avid video gamer in the genre's golden age, which I personally think has passed.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,317
4/17/14 4:38 P

My father gave me the game of GO for Christmas when I was 9.
I think he bought it because he wanted to play it.
It wasn't until recently that I've met other people who have even heard of it.

I guess it's like oriental chess

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4/17/14 4:33 P

My grandmother taught me this two player card game called crappette (sp?) when I was young, and it is my favorite game ever. I teach everyone willing to learn. She learned from her French friend when she was young, and I've yet to find anyone who already knows how to play.

I also love Egyptian Ratscrew and I just recently found a board game based of the television show Firefly that is a TON of fun.

But I also love video games. So.

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4/17/14 3:45 P

Eekamighty, very true. As a friend once said, there's no test of a relationship like dropping a Draw 4 wildcard just when your SO is about to call "Uno." emoticon

4/17/14 3:09 P

Every time I go to my brothers, his family and I gather around the table and play simple board games, cards or word games, my favorite, like Balderdash. Nothing so unusual, but I love the camaraderie, laughter and interspersed conversation.

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4/17/14 2:58 P

Mille Bornes! We played that in French class because it was in French and easy for substitute teachers to keep an eye on us with. :D

Other fantastic card games: Munchkins and Fluxx. Both have a ton of different themes and versions.

If you have 8-12 hours to kill, Arkham Horror is a great way to do it. emoticon

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4/17/14 2:44 P

When I was young (back in the Dark Ages), one of my favorite card games to play with my cousins was called Mille Bournes.

Each player had a race car and the object of the game was to make it 1000 miles and win the race before everyone else. It was a great card game. They still make it too !

So, does poker count ? I've been known to play a hand or two of poker.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 4/17/2014 (15:01)
4/17/14 1:31 P

JEALOUS!!!!! @ LEC358!!!!

GenCon is amazing, the one and only time I went I happened across a demo of "Werewolf" and I got into the next demo game of it, I was a Werewolf and my partner and I (I had never met her before) totally won the game and the best part was when we accused each other of being a Werewolf which threw off all of the other players and we weren't suspected. Gaming Conventions are fun!

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4/17/14 12:58 P

I'm definitely a board/card game person over video games. My BF is really into it (he plays a couple of RPGs with friends each week) and I like it too. Ticket to Ride is a lot of fun, though I like the card version better. Power Plant is really cool as well. I'm actually heading to a game convention in Indianapolis (Gen Con) this summer to check out all sorts of cool board, card, and RP games!

4/17/14 12:35 P

Hmmm,....I've played all of those games, too, nothing unusual about them but they were FUN!

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4/17/14 12:08 P

Played all of them as a kid....Red Rover......Hide and seek.....tag...statues.....all kinds of board games....all kinds of card games....played in sand box......swings....slides...... all kinds of things that kept us moving so we were dirty and tired at night

4/17/14 11:48 A

I am an avid tabletop gamer, that is to say that video games are NOT MY THING, I like to have other players in real life sit at the table with me like the old days when playing Monopoly, Life, checkers and the likes with family or friends.

After childhood I stopped playing games altogether but not for any real reason, I just didn't hang out with people who played tabletop games but the last 10 years or so I rediscovered the joys of tabletop gaming (btw, I say 'tabletop' to separate it from video gaming).

I was introduced to Dungeons & Dragons (a role-playing game where you collaborate with other players to defeat monsters and gather treasure and skill level points) and Magic:The Gathering which is a collectible card game that you build your own decks to play against others who have Magic decks, this game can be thought of as seriously advanced Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible card games.

I also found out that there are hundreds of cool board games like Ticket-To-Ride, Carcassonne, well, here's a list of the best board games you most likely never heard of:

The reason I write this is because a colleague of mine (who's also a FaceBook friend of mine) saw that I was posting about Magic: The Gathering and she said to me at work that wasn't that game to summon demons and do occult-like things? I didn't sense any malice in her query, only curiosity, but it got me to thinking of a time back in the early 80's when even I thought Dungeons & Dragons was about sacrificing children to Satan and secretly killing people (like for real), that and the boxes that games like that came in just LOOKED like they difficult to play and/or understand not to mention kinda scary looking.

So, any former D&D players out there? Have you ever played a Euro-Board Game (the Germans are the BEST game makers in the world, in my honest opinion).

"Dude, pass me a Yoohoo and the bowl of Starburst..."


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