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Boardgaming is fantastic!
Vanity | 2/6/2014 | Your old Pappy

Posted on 02/06/2014 10:20:41 AM PST by olepap

My friends, I have been playing board games with my geeky friends for the past 2 years and it has opened up a whole new dimension in my life. These are real, physical games with real people.

Twilight Imperium is the best I have found so far, but other great games are Warparty and Avalon: The Resistance. Sometimes I leave a gaming session and my BRAIN is working overtime, planning strategies, reviewing critical moments of the game.

This is my top recommendation for you, my unknown friends: get into gaming. You can find gamers on meetup.com -Pap


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: boardgame; hobbies
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1 posted on 02/06/2014 10:20:41 AM PST by olepap
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To: olepap

I second this. Rediscovered boardgames after my time with war games in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The modern board games are fantastic.

My wife and I tend to enjoy coop style Ameritrash and quite a few Euores as well.

Cool to find a fellow boardgamer on FR.

Happy gaming!


2 posted on 02/06/2014 10:26:17 AM PST by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: olepap

3 posted on 02/06/2014 10:26:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

I think I may have played this once but don’t remember.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 10:27:51 AM PST by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: Jay Thomas

I did..............once..................1979................or 1978...........or..............


5 posted on 02/06/2014 10:28:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: olepap

My sister and I have been talking about bringing back board games for whenever I’m on leave, or when the family is out at the cabin.

There’s been a kiosk at the mall selling board games, think I might brave the weekend crowds and go shopping next payday.

Cool vanity.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 10:30:31 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: olepap

Once in a while I meet up with some old friends and have Axis and Allies games that get pretty intense.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 10:33:20 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: olepap
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/ is the place to go for way too much boardgaming info.
8 posted on 02/06/2014 10:33:40 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: olepap

I agree, used to own a Risk game that I bought in Frankfurt, figured anything having to do w/world conquest should be in German...


9 posted on 02/06/2014 10:37:06 AM PST by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: olepap

A few weeks ago during the Big Freeze my teenagers were stuck at home for several days and (due to some discipline issues) they were without electronics. They played card and board games the entire week and actually enoyed themselves a lot. The wife and I play games with them fairly often.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 10:37:21 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: olepap

Hit up your local thrift store or garage sales in the summer. The number of rare and unique boardgames you can find is amazing.

I scored a copy of the hard to find Milton Bradley Dark Tower for 2.00. I had a blast playing it! I was able to then sell it for 300 dollars. Not too bad.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 10:41:29 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: olepap

ping for later reading


12 posted on 02/06/2014 10:43:08 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Jay Thomas
so we're talking about actual board games, not internet games, correct?...if so, I fully endorse it...

my husband and I, squ ares that we are, play something almost every day...rummy, sequence,or a dice game...we love games...

13 posted on 02/06/2014 10:47:00 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: olepap

“Who say Ukraine weak?”


14 posted on 02/06/2014 10:47:04 AM PST by onedoug
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To: olepap
Bah . . who needs a board, when a very large floor will do.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 10:49:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: olepap

Plain old Chess junkie here, but Risk is a another family favorite.

Monopoly was a fun option for awhile...until the kiddies decided to liven it up by making it a contact sport.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 10:52:57 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: cherry

Yes, actual board games. Some are story driven (Arkham Horror is a game using the HP Lovecraft Cthullu theme). We enjoy Steam, a train themed game.

We went a bit overboard and aquired more games than we should have but we will eventually get to all of them.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 10:57:09 AM PST by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: olepap

Others for consideration:

Wooden ships and Iron Men
1830
Acquire
Settlers of Catan
Air Force and the Dauntless expansion


18 posted on 02/06/2014 10:57:21 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Jay Thomas

yep. I get it.

and while I don’t play boardgames with friends, I do attend a weekly Texas Hold’em poker game.. it matters little what the game is however, we would have fun playing hearts.

it’s a great time each week to get together, laugh and socialize.

I look forward to it all week long.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 10:57:30 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: VanDeKoik

Dark Tower was an awesome game, used to play that all the time when I was a kid.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 10:57:42 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Exeter

Risk Rocks!


21 posted on 02/06/2014 10:59:00 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: onedoug

"I can't believe you're just giving him Australia. Australia is the key to the whole game!"

22 posted on 02/06/2014 11:00:38 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger

LOL!


23 posted on 02/06/2014 11:03:51 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: olepap
Mouse Trap!!!


24 posted on 02/06/2014 11:07:22 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: olepap

Whenever I visit the family at Christmas we play “Last Night on Earth”.

IMO it’s the best Zombie game out there. It’s not particularly bloodthirsty, it’s tense and dramatic and it effortlessly engages people who don’t normally play boardgames.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 11:09:09 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Red Badger

Ditto that...playing Passout was the only time in my life that I drank 24 beers in one evening. 1981...I was paralyzed on my friends parents sofa, who weren’t home of course. All I remember was laying on the sofa not able to move watching some girls mother chase her daughter through the house...what a mess...good times...


26 posted on 02/06/2014 11:11:04 AM PST by BreezyDog
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To: miliantnutcase

I still have mine and play it now and again.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 11:12:47 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: olepap

I play against demons on my Ouija board game.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 11:15:18 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Boogieman
"I can't believe you're just giving him Australia. Australia is the key to the whole game!"

In college in the 1970s I often played Risk with a few college friends. One player would win way more often than the rest of us, regardless of whether the Australia strategy was used.

Later on, the winning player went into naval officer training, rose through the ranks and was given his own ship to command.

I like to think I was part of his strategy honing skill set.

29 posted on 02/06/2014 11:15:55 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: olepap

Richthofen’s War by Avalon Hill, 1972.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 11:17:13 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: olepap

A Ticket to Ride

and

Carcassonne

are favorites at our house. Not hard to teach new players, and the gamss are done in an hour.

We also play Dungeons and Dragons sometimes, during school vacation periods.

we have a closet full of games and not enough time to play them.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 11:22:10 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: olepap

Used to play also. My favorites were Terrible Swift Sword (Gettysburg)and Carrier War (WWII Pacific).


32 posted on 02/06/2014 11:38:11 AM PST by fatman6502002
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To: Scoutmaster

I have that one, plus 1776


33 posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:17 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: reed13

bfl


34 posted on 02/06/2014 11:51:12 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: ShadowAce

Squad Leader....

It’s still published as Advanced Squad Leader.

PanzerBlitz/Leader. PanzerGruppe Guidarian. And don’t forget the 9 mapper War in Europe!

Best board GAME ever. Avalon Hill’s Battle of the Bulge 1965. Not good history, but, a blast to play.

There is still a large wargaming community out there!


35 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:24 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: olepap

I always liked being the Banker in Monopoly because it made it easier to embezzle.


36 posted on 02/06/2014 12:09:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Boogieman

We used to have 30-army battles over Siam. Damned right Australia was the key. Asia is tough to get and hold, but criminy! 7 armies!


37 posted on 02/06/2014 12:12:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: olepap

I used to be a big fan of Avalon hills bookshelf games.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 12:12:51 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Scoutmaster

30 posts before Avalon Hill games mentioned?

If bro-in-law have only a few hours, AH’s Gettysburg is good fun, if we have more time the very detailed Devils Den or Bull Run might happen.

But the non-hex games they put out, specifically the game about Arnhem (Bridge too far) is my fav of all. 2 players can have opposing forces in the same zone simultaneously.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 12:13:01 PM PST by dmz
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To: Conan the Librarian

Yeah. Panzer Blitz back in the 70’s. Squad Leader. I recently played the first 3 Squad Leader scenarios with Rolf - The Guards Counterattack, The Tractor Works, and the Streets of Stalingrad. It was very intense. The poignant part? It was probably the last time I will ever play Squad Leader.

Guys, it is so great - I spend time with the boys, hootin and hollerin. My wife is thrilled with my new hobby that has nothing to do with guns, liquor, or bad women.


40 posted on 02/06/2014 12:13:32 PM PST by olepap (Your old Pappy)
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To: Conan the Librarian

Ah yes, Squad Leader, the orginal, I still have mine. I had about 200 Avalon Hill and other war games at one time.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:30 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: olepap

CATAN is a great family game.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:23 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Scoutmaster
My first game. I still have it.

-PJ

43 posted on 02/06/2014 12:32:22 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I still have my fleet.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 12:53:44 PM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: olepap

Space Hulk is on the computer now. Sin of Damnation missions are pretty cool.
my favorite boardgame now is Redneck Wars and Trailerpark Wars when I want to release my inner redneck with my West Coast and IL in-laws. Its a hoot!


45 posted on 02/06/2014 1:02:36 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Antihero101607

Thrift stores are the best. Just make sure everything is there before buying.


46 posted on 02/06/2014 1:05:33 PM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: olepap
My children and 7 grown grandchildren love board games. We have 3 Sequel games and have tournaments when we all get together. Sometimes I will supply a monetary prize winner takes all.
47 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:36 PM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

I’m 59 years old and I rediscovered boardgaming after being away for many years playing PC games.

I now have a gaming group that gets together for five or six hours on Fridays to play many of these games.

The new strategy games don’t have dice and are great fun. Excellent products that have way surpassed games like MONOPOLY, RISK, etc.

Check out the top ranked games for each category on boardgamegeek.com and have fun!


48 posted on 02/06/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by AlienandStranger
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To: Jay Thomas

So good ones we have that many may not have heard of…

Dread Pirate
King Oil
Carrier Strike


49 posted on 02/06/2014 1:21:50 PM PST by Jotmo (Whoever said, "The pen is mightier than the sword." has clearly never been stabbed to death.)
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To: Jotmo

Try

MANHATTAN PROJECT
THROUGH THE AGES
SMALL WORLD
CAYLUS
CARSON CITY
LE HAVRE
POWER GRID
et al....


50 posted on 02/06/2014 1:42:32 PM PST by AlienandStranger
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