Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Frank Grimes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:10 am

What up fam -- who else is really into board games? I know Housh is. JTK too. Let's talk tabletop gaming. Pandemic, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Settlers of Catan (ugh). BoardGameGeek, you know what it is. Tabletop with Wil Wheaton. Game nights with your wife/girlfriend/friends. Playing games with the Sixers on mute. Yeah, fam, yeah.... let's do it up.

What I've been playing lately:
Arkham Horror
My lady bought me this for my bday and I've been playing it BY MYSELF a ton because it's for 1-8 players and I can't wrangle anyone to get in on a 2-4 hour roleplaying adventure. But man, I do enjoy it, even though I had to watch an 80 minute video instructing me how to play the game and then another 20 minute video of example gameplay. IT'S GOOD, GUYS. Lot of dice rolling, but you're fighting monsters like zombies, fire vampires, and witches, and entering other worlds and having funny/weird encounters there. You lose when the Doom Track fills up and the ANCIENT OLD ONE awakens from his/her slumber. There are 8 different Ancient Old Ones, including Cthulu, The King In Yellow, and other demons inspired by HP Lovecraft.

It is a very rules-heavy game and can be intimidating for new people and you have to make sure your group is ready to invest some hours. The board is also #$!&@ huge, which means you need a big playing surface. I can't even begin to think about what adding an expansion would look like. Also, a lot of Other World encounters are just generally #$!&@ things happening to you and can be very frustrating. But that's part of the fun, to be honest -- you're supposed to feel like the world is #$!&@ because, after all, portals to other dimensions are opening up all over Arkham and monsters are being spawned and terrifying the city. It should be difficult. Losing the game is very common but it is a very fun experience.

My grade: B+

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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Bucky » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:11 am

HOLY HECK IT'S GRIMEY

played that train route board game thingy over the summer

it was cool
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Frank Grimes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:12 am

Ticket to Ride? I've played it once, some friends are in love with it. I also agree - it was cool, but didn't get me super excited like other games do.
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Youseff » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:15 am

Dominoes - classic game, prefer to use real elephant ivory - I feel like you dont conjure any dark lords just shuffling plastic dominoes. The game is about 5% strategy and 95% luck, which makes it a good party game and fun for all.

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Postby CalvinBall » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:23 am

played 7 wonders recently. slightly different twist on the build and develop type games. once you learn it, games are fast. i like that. had fun. would play again.

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Postby Phred » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:31 am

Played Quelf over the holiday. I had to do a can-can in the middle of the hotel lobby at one point. Fun but after 2 games, I'm pretty much done with it.
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Postby Wolfgang622 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:32 am

Now why didn't I ever think to start this thread? Don't have time to type up anything much right now, but I have an *extensive* collection.
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Postby momadance » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:35 am

Youseff wrote:Dominoes - classic game, prefer to use real elephant ivory - I feel like you dont conjure any dark lords just shuffling plastic dominoes. The game is about 5% strategy and 95% luck, which makes it a good party game and fun for all.



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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Napalm » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:38 am

i wish i played more board games, but i don't have the company for it. haven't in years, but i used to play a whole lot of Risk. Games would last for days/weeks.
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Postby JUburton » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:44 am

I wish i had friends who would be cool with sitting around drinking playing games.
I wish i had friends who would be cool with sitting around drinking.
I wish i had friends who would be cool
I wish i had friends D:
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Frank Grimes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:02 pm

would it be worth having a BSG Gaming Night?
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Frank Grimes » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:02 pm

Youseff wrote:Dominoes - classic game, prefer to use real elephant ivory - I feel like you dont conjure any dark lords just shuffling plastic dominoes. The game is about 5% strategy and 95% luck, which makes it a good party game and fun for all.

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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby CalvinBall » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:09 pm

get on that sweet mexican train
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Napalm » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:12 pm

Frank Grimes wrote:would it be worth having a BSG Gaming Night?

yes
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Postby jamiethekiller » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:25 pm

can we do it at the Bottle Shop in S. Philly
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby Slowhand » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:52 pm

I need more board games in my life.

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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby mickbayne » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:56 pm

Napalm wrote:
Frank Grimes wrote:would it be worth having a BSG Gaming Night?

yes

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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby ek » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:00 pm

played Game of Thrones board game recently. like it quite a bit. takes a longgggg time to play
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Re: Flip The Table! It's the BOARD GAME THREAD!

Postby CalvinBall » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:04 pm

mickbayne wrote:
Napalm wrote:
Frank Grimes wrote:would it be worth having a BSG Gaming Night?

yes

I'm in


id be down too. really enjoy games.
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Postby slugsrbad » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:06 pm

Yea me too. I'll make some buffalo chicken dip.
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