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waylander2
23-08-2010, 10:30 AM
I've been playing a lot of boardgames over the past 6 months.
There's a group of us that meet up once or twice a month to have a board game (max of 9, usually around 5 or 6)



Does anyone else play boardgames? If so, have you got any recommended games?
I'm thinking of buying another soon. Card games are also considered, but i'm not a fan of CCG's.





To give you an idea of the games we enjoy here's a list and mini review of our favourites. I've put them in order of preference:


Game of Thrones (with the clash of kings expansion)
Based on George RR Martins books. This is one of the best boardgame/strategy games i've ever played. They've got the complexity and tactics of the game just right, doesn't overwhelm you with rules, but there's plenty to think about.



Battlestar Galactica
You have to make 8 FTL leaps to Kobold for the humans to win, but one of you is secretly a cylon. Is the Admiral a cylon? he's got the nukes. Why did the President make that decision? Why is that player trying to demote the Admiral and take his title, does he know something? or is he a cylon? should you help him or not? Throughout the whole game there's paranoia and suspicion. We all love this one as well. We've also got the pegasus expansion.



Red November
You're all gnomes on a sinking submarine, drinking grog to improve your bravery. All the players have to work together instead of competing against each other. Your gnomes can pass out from being too intoxicated. The submarine starts overheating, fires break out, rooms are flooding, the missile countdown can be activated, a kraken can appear. It's chaos. Very enjoyable game, and funny.



Zombies
A classic, lots of people have this one. Random map tiles are drawn each turn to build up the town, and there's so many zombies it's scary. You have a limited amount of bullets, and cards you play to either aid you or hinder your opponent. First to reach the helipad and get away wins. Fast effective game.



Carcassonne
Another classic, it's won loads of awards. A build up your empire type game, but with no combat. Lots of expansions for it, some are good, others i've avoided. Points based and strategic. Took me a while to convince some of my friends to play this (because there's farmers and no killing involved) but once they tried it they were hooked.



Risk Godstorm
We started our board game nights with this one. It's Risk, but with Gods and cards as extras. A different map to the original risk containing different mythologies brought together (Norse, Greek, Celtic etc) You can sink Atlantis, plague your opponents, summon Thor's avatar to aid your men, add the golden fleece to your army. It's a good game, but i'd say longevity isn't great. Good but this is the least played of our games.




We've tried that GW board game (think it's called Chaos in the Old World) but we thought it was rubbish, so we didn't buy it. My friend had Space Hulk, we tried it a few times then sold it. I'm thinking of a card game called Dominion next, it's got good reviews. Also got my eye on Condottiere.

Anybody got any other suggestions? :happy:

Inquisitor023
23-08-2010, 12:07 PM
I play Cluedo.

Does that count?

demyse
23-08-2010, 01:08 PM
ninjaburger! (http://ninjaburger.com/)
great little card game give it a go

domdan
23-08-2010, 02:36 PM
im sorry, i dont really play that many board games so im not much help.
im currently selling my spacehulk on ebay too (hoping for around 80 :p)
but could you link me to somewhere that sells the 'zombie' game? it really interests me :happy:

Pherion
23-08-2010, 02:51 PM
For card games, try Falling (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/75/falling) or Brawl (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/392/brawl). Both are real time, meaning you need a dealer and players. As the dealer deals, the players can make plays with their cards, all happening at the same time. Can get very hectic, but its hela fun!

japehlio
23-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Best. Card. Game. EVER!!!

Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/game/)


A dungeon adventure game without any delusions or pretensions, and awesome fun...


You could always try Talisman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talisman_(board_game)) or Risk


(((Shameless plug, but Im looking to sell my copy of Talisman...)))

Inquisitor023
23-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Best. Card. Game. EVER!!!

Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/game/)


A dungeon adventure game without any delusions or pretensions, and awesome fun...

I can testify for this.

waylander2
23-08-2010, 03:38 PM
pherion
We've played Falling before, but never tried Brawl. I shall look that up, thank you :happy:
We've also played a game called Killer Bunnies.
Same sort of idea, a funny easy to play card game where you kill your friends fluffy bunnies.


demyse
I'll have a look at ninjaburger. Sounds mad.


japehlio & gingusdan
Played quite a lot of Munchkin. Not got it myself but a friend of mine has loads of expansions.
I used to have Talisman ages ago, about 1985, but sold it.
I remember expansions with it.... talisman dungeon, space, adventure. Wasn't that keen on it, I'm guessing it's similar to the old version?


I know FFG have redone a few old GW games....... Fury of Dracula has changed a bit, WH roleplay, also Chaos Marauders has been redone.
I'm expecting Warlock of Firetop Mountain game soon

I'm guessing they can't do Block Mania or Rogue Trooper without a 2000AD license (i had those games as well)


domdan
Here is a link for the Zombies game. This page has amazon reviews of it. If you do buy it, you're best to get 2nd edition rather than 1st. Same game, but better artwork and more clarification on the rules. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilight-Creations-2010-Zombies-Edition/dp/B000HX1NBA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kids&qid=1282577416&sr=1-1

Thanks for your replies, much appreciated.

domdan
23-08-2010, 07:48 PM
thanks very much. ill certainly consider buying this.
cheers

waylander2
23-08-2010, 09:13 PM
No worries.

I've just noticed what they're charging on amazon. Think it might be cheaper on ebay, and it's one those games that sometimes pops up at charity shops/car boot sales.

Skringly
26-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Risk is good, prefere the older version.


"Don't you want to hear the Risk story?"

"That's what I've been saying for the last fifteen minutes."

"But I thought that was because I hadn't got to the really interesting bit..."

"What really interesting bit?"

"Ah well, that was about two hours later, after he'd thrown a three and a two and I'd thrown a four and a one. I picked up the dice..."

"Hang on Rimmer, hang on... the really interesting bit is exactly the same as the dull bit."

"You don't know what I did with the dice though, do you? For all you know, I could have jammed them up his nostrils, head butted him on the nose and they could have blasted out of his ears. That would've been quite interesting."

"OK, Rimmer. What did you do with the dice?."

"I threw a five and a two."

"And that's the really interesting bit?!"

"Well it was interesting to me, it got me into Irkutsk."

Pherion
26-08-2010, 06:44 PM
HAHAHHAHAH Red Dwarf Quotes rule :-P

And Risk is a great game, though really long.

Aeth
26-08-2010, 07:36 PM
I actually enjoyed playing Chaos in The Old World, and I quite fancy that Horus Heresy game to.

waylander2
26-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Risk is okay, but i don't think it's got great longevity. Already got Risk Godstorm, which i may sell, we've had a few years of that game




I actually enjoyed playing Chaos in The Old World.
Didn't really get into it. Might have been served a bad guinness as i was playing it that day :grin:

Marticus
27-08-2010, 10:32 AM
what about tannhauser? tried that one?

waylander2
27-08-2010, 01:09 PM
what about tannhauser? tried that one?

Never tried it, but i've read reviews of it before. Some like it, some don't. The main criticism seems to be the lack of variety, they say you don't get enough floor plans.

Have you tried it? do you rate it?

Marticus
27-08-2010, 01:37 PM
i liked it, true about the boards though, but then there are expansions, and of course if oyu wanna be inventive you can do your own

Faileas
28-08-2010, 05:59 PM
I have and play,
Civ 2 boardgame - a nice take on the civ game, bit like rick mixed with monopoly *grins* fun but the games do take some time to play.
Chaos in the old world - I really enjoy this one, its a nice mix between a card and board game and doesn't take too long to play.
Talisman 4ed - This is my fav, its a great rpg type board game, with enough different things going on to keep a keen rpger like me interested, but not too complex and as such my sister also really enjoys this game. A lovely balance in all.

I have been very tempted by throne of kings! whats it like?

waylander2
28-08-2010, 08:15 PM
I have been very tempted by throne of kings! whats it like?

I think you mean Game of Thrones?
There's an expansion to it called clash of kings, you might have them confused.


Personally I rate the game, it's one of our all time favourites. I get through a lot of games. I'm mainly an rpger, wargamming is secondary to me . It's got the simultaneous hidden orders idea from diplomacy, and improves on it. No dice in the game, lots of intrigue and tactics. I'm amazed it's so good, normally a game based on a film or book isn't that great, this breaks the mould.


You do need a few players though.
The basic Game of Thrones is best with 5 players.
The expansion Clash of Kings adds another nation to make the game a 6 player game. The expansion adds about 10 options that you can add to your game.

Ossai
01-09-2010, 02:05 AM
Risk is awesome! I loved that game

There was another, that I fail to remember, that was similar to Risk, but the pieces and the board were different...

Man, it annoys me when I can't remember things like that.

demyse
01-09-2010, 11:58 AM
anyone ever play Grind (Warmachine universe) or incursion? (SOTTR) saw the videos on beasts of war and am realy tempted to give it a go (if nothing else its 10 plastic warjacks for 50 quid)

japehlio
01-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Incursion is really good fun, check my Yellowcon - aftermath thread in announcements for a bit more of a write up...

Aeth
01-09-2010, 08:22 PM
Stratego Ossai?

Ossai
01-09-2010, 09:03 PM
Nope, and nothing on Amazon jogs my memory (I just sifted through about 1000 board game pictures.)

waylander2
02-09-2010, 06:54 AM
Nope, and nothing on Amazon jogs my memory (I just sifted through about 1000 board game pictures.)

This might help then
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1917/stratego
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&objecttype=boardgame&q=Stratego&B1=Go
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/images/boardgame/1917/stratego

Ossai
02-09-2010, 12:28 PM
In that case it isn't Strategos.

Skringly
02-09-2010, 01:31 PM
anyone ever play Grind (Warmachine universe) or incursion? (SOTTR) saw the videos on beasts of war and am realy tempted to give it a go (if nothing else its 10 plastic warjacks for 50 quid)

I've been wanting to play grind. However it seems the sort of game you could play once or twice but then it would start to get boring.

Inquisitor Alex
02-09-2010, 02:39 PM
I still have Block Wars and Block Mania :) Also still have the old "RoboRally" game. I play Zombies! with a group of friends on a semi-regular basis, between four of us we have most of the sets (Army base, Sewers/subways, Circus, Uni Campus, Campground etc) It's a great game. Anyone remember "Fireball Island " ? It had a plastic vaccum-formed board shaped like a tropical island with an idol on top that shoots fireballs (red marbles) down the paths you navigate. The object of the game was to get from the start to the idol, then off the island with the idol before the other players could catch you and take it. There were cards to mess with other players too, great game. I still have my copy of that too.

waylander2
02-09-2010, 03:05 PM
I play Zombies! with a group of friends on a semi-regular basis, between four of us we have most of the sets (Army base, Sewers/subways, Circus, Uni Campus, Campground etc).
Are the expansions worth getting then? I've only got the basic Zombies game.

I've seen pics of clown zombies, and pics of the "Schools out forever!" expansion. There's a jailbreak zombie expansion as well. They look good

Inquisitor Alex
02-09-2010, 11:26 PM
Waylander - Absolutely. Campground adds zombie dogs and is based on the evildead movies with necronomicon pages as cards :) Circus has zombie clowns, clown cars that increase your movement, and a 4-tile seperate "funhouse" map where the tiles change position once you're inside. Army base has "Government enhanced" radioactive zombies (glow in the dark figures) Sewers/subways adds another set of city map tiles, new buildings, subway and sewer entrance-exit points and "car keys" cards with matching cars that you can steal and drive around. The way you play with expansions is to shuffle the "entrance" tile into the regular deck and set the rest aside. Once you place the entrance tile connected to the regular map, players can choose which deck to draw tiles from and build the map in different directions. It also adds an extra "way to win" for each expansion. In one huge 3-expansion game, one player went for the helipad, a couple went into the campground, a couple in the mall, and I won by racing through the army base :) Barely though, one player in the mall was 2 squares off from the mall helipad.

Ossai - is it "Axis and Allies" you're thinking of ? Stratego is more like "battleships" because you can't immediately see what pieces the other guy has - there's 2 sides to the tokens and you place them so your opponent can't see the detailed side.

Skringly - Grind looks like PP's answer to bloodbowl :) With all the different clip-on arms you could play a bunch of different teams. I'm also mighty tempted by the 10 sportjacks, especially as they're likely compatible with the extra bits from plastic Warmachine jacks :)

Just remembered - I also have a 1977 risk game with wooden pieces :)

plan9au
09-09-2010, 12:49 AM
Might i suggest Arkham Horror based on the cthulu mythos, everyone has to work together against the game to win, it c an even be played solo, and due to the random nature of the set up it's very rare to have a game repeat....And it is bloody hard...And there are several expansions that add monsters and rules....Well worth the money i spent on it, it isnt cheap though, but as i said worth it...

asahinta
29-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Here are the games I currently play: Othello, doom and the doom expansion, zombies! and the zombies! corps(e) expansion.
All fun but time consuming games.

waylander2
29-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Might i suggest Arkham Horror.

One of my friends has got this game. But he's so lazy, he's had the game 2 or 3 years now and hasn't got round to reading the rules yet.
Might ask him about it later on today.

darknight
09-11-2010, 08:42 AM
Well we play
Tannhauser
Arkham horror
Blue moon
Blue moon city
They are the board games we play regulaly, tannhauser and a.h being the favs

demyse
19-02-2011, 09:42 AM
theres a few fantasy flight games ive seen that might be worth a look
mansions of madness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ5mZStU5zI&feature=player_embedded

Cadwallon - city of thieves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN86jNGdiOQ&feature=player_embedded

Dust tactics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0rBmNCM9k&feature=player_embedded

LAZtheinfamous
19-02-2011, 12:02 PM
As for board game suggestions:

Masons (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21791/masons), a really simple building scoring game by Rio Grande games, good luck finding it though.

Shadows over Camelot (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15062/shadows-over-camelot). Really good game that pits you against the board, with the potential of another player trying to hurt the rest.

IN a pickle (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12205/in-a-pickle). a really different type of card game, you can learn it in two minutes, and games can support almost unlimited players. It says for up to four players, but at Scout Camp, we had about 12 kids playing it at the same time. Fun. And unlike the others, you can pick it up at places like Target or Walmart.

Oh, and almost forgot... Formula De (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/173/formula-de), a fun little racing game.

waylander2
04-03-2011, 10:04 PM
@demyse, i like the look of that Cadwallon..... Damn it!!! i'm trying not to spend money!



As for board game suggestions:

Masons (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21791/masons), a really simple building scoring game by Rio Grande games, good luck finding it though.

Shadows over Camelot (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15062/shadows-over-camelot). Really good game that pits you against the board, with the potential of another player trying to hurt the rest.

IN a pickle (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12205/in-a-pickle). a really different type of card game, you can learn it in two minutes, and games can support almost unlimited players. It says for up to four players, but at Scout Camp, we had about 12 kids playing it at the same time. Fun. And unlike the others, you can pick it up at places like Target or Walmart.

Oh, and almost forgot... Formula De (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/173/formula-de), a fun little racing game.

I like Rio Grand games, i might give that Masons a try. The camelot game looks good as well, never heard of it before.



A friend of mine has "Merchants & Marauders", we had a game last week. Highly recommended, such a good game.
....."Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering. The game features a unique trade system and a thematic combat system, allowing for critical decisions and intense excitement. Modify your ship, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunitions and hire specialist crew members. Will your captain gain eternal glory and immense wealth - or find his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea?"

My friend has also got the new Battlestar Galatica expansion Exodus, not tried it yet, but will soon.

Musashi
04-03-2011, 10:29 PM
hmm not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but Munchkin is an amazing game if you enjoy the lighter side of dungeon delving, a non collectable card game where any set can be mixed with any other set. Many a good night has been spent in the pub with munchkin....

VolatilSpam
05-03-2011, 01:16 AM
I must cast a vote for Diplomacy.

Ammon
05-03-2011, 02:39 AM
Axis and Allies is pretty fun and I don't know if this counts but my friends and I quite enjoy playing Settlers of Cataan.

waylander2
12-03-2011, 12:12 AM
I'm thinking of a card game called Dominion next, it's got good reviews. Also got my eye on Condottiere.
Slight update. I now own both of these, both are very good. Dominion is such an easy game, one of those that covers every age group.



what about tannhauser? tried that one?
Having a game of this tomorrow. Friend of mine has it.

Carrelio
12-03-2011, 03:47 AM
So... its not exactly a boardgame... its played with cards... it also is not as close to the usual wargaming field that most of these suggestions have been... but...
Apples to Apples
Is possibly the best rainy Sunday night boardgames I could think of. I've had such a good time every time I play that game I wonder if they don't make it out of the ground up bits of everything I love thus creating a natural predisposition for enjoying it. Really nice change of pace from most games these days.