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« on: August 17, 2010, 05:02:38 AM »

Just like there is a thread for discussing movies, tvs and books i thought it would be interesting to have one for boardgames. And i think i found the perfect game to start the thread...

Bruno Faidutti (designer, among many others of one of my favourite games, Citadels) has designed a game based in espionage...Double Agent
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 06:26:53 AM »

Hey Aldus - ever played Tannhauser?
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 07:19:23 AM »

Still one of the best: Talisman
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 08:25:43 AM »

Tanhauser is in my To-play list. i have checked it out, and if i recall it properly, it looked like a hyper heavy version of Risk.

I agree about Talisman. Probably is the first fantasy bg i've ever played. We have a very old version in our group. It's one of the treasures of our ludoteque...

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 10:22:27 AM »

Tanhauser is in my To-play list. i have checked it out, and if i recall it properly, it looked like a hyper heavy version of Risk.

I don't think you're recalling properly.  Tannhauser is nothing like Risk.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 10:28:31 AM »

It's more like fantasy WWII warhammer 40k played out on a marked-out board instead of a free-form battlefield.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 03:23:27 PM »

One game I got to play at GenCon was Telestration. Quick to learn, easy to play (when the pens work), and also makes a pretty good drinking game. Also the only game I've ever played that has combined "popcorn afro", "T-200 driving a car", and "beavers".
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 03:50:54 PM »

Tanhauser is in my To-play list. i have checked it out, and if i recall it properly, it looked like a hyper heavy version of Risk.

I agree about Talisman. Probably is the first fantasy bg i've ever played. We have a very old version in our group. It's one of the treasures of our ludoteque...



Have to disagree, Talisman doesn't live up to the nostalgia. It's alright for an occaisional chilled out not paying much attention to the game session, but it's far too random and luck based to remain interesting for long. On a level it's essentially fantasy Monopoly.


Battlestar Galactica is far more fun, as is Arkham Horror, Dungeon Twister, Warhammer Quest. I'd probably even rather play hero quest
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 04:51:07 PM »

Tanhauser is in my To-play list. i have checked it out, and if i recall it properly, it looked like a hyper heavy version of Risk.

I don't think you're recalling properly.  Tannhauser is nothing like Risk.

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Ok, you are right. i was thinking about Dust, totally diferent game...

Have to disagree, Talisman doesn't live up to the nostalgia. It's alright for an occaisional chilled out not paying much attention to the game session, but it's far too random and luck based to remain interesting for long. On a level it's essentially fantasy Monopoly.

Battlestar Galactica is far more fun, as is Arkham Horror, Dungeon Twister, Warhammer Quest. I'd probably even rather play hero quest

Truth is, i haven't played Talisman in a looong time, so maybe it's like you say. Nonetheless, i've nice memories of this game. BSG it's a really a good game, specially if you have knowledge about the series, kind of helps getting in the mood more quickly (but it's not essential)

Dungeon Twister is one of my disappointments, not because i think is bad, but because i was unable to get any of my friends to play it...

A couple other games i love... Robo Rally and A Game of Thrones...
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 06:59:24 PM »

I still enjoy Robo Rally as well.

Here are some others:

Pandemic -- great game
Mystery at the Abbey -- Clue mixed with Name of the Rose
Formula De -- best racing boardgame I've seen
Android -- a cyberpunk mystery game, very Bladerunner-esque, created by Pat's other SC1.0 half
Puerto Rico -- excellent resource management game
Agricola -- an even better resource management game
Vegas Showdown -- build your casino race & outbid your opponents in the process
Dungeon -- yes, that classic 1978 boardgame that lived on the AD&D hype
Arkham Horror -- always good
Touch of Evil -- Victorian Era Colonial America fighting the supernatural
Last Night on Earth -- fightin' zombies, lots and lots and lots of zombies (which are controlled by other players)
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 07:15:20 PM »

Bruno Faidutti (designer, among many others of one of my favourite games, Citadels) has designed a game based in espionage...Double Agent

There's that art style again.  You'd think AEG produced a standard for modern espionage or something.  Grin

I admit, I endure more randomness in my games than your typical [insert what you would call a dedicated boardgamer here].  I like Munchkin, despite the drubbing I see it get on the Geek.  I keep a copy of Fluxx in my bag when I head out.

If you are a Monty Python fan, you need to get yourself a copy of Monty Python Fluxx.  Go.  NOW.  We'll wait.

After playing it for the first time at Dexcon, I am still upset that I don't have the money to buy Dominion right this very minute.

Speaking of being broke, I am a fan of Cheapass Games, and have plastic caddy full of them.  One day I will summon the courage to convince a few of my friends to give One False Step For Mankind a try.  The idea of a 3 hour Cheapass Game scares me, as presently surprised as I was by Enemy Chocolatier.    (Enemy Chocolatier is not three hours long, but it was something I didn't expect from Cheapass: an excellent, abstract "eurogame".)   Speaking of Cheapass Games, I must figure out training hands for Secret Tijuana Deathmatch.  Drafting and teaching a game do not go together.
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2010, 11:40:20 PM »


my small collection, i was not sure if munchkin would count so i did not show it. mental floss was bought on a whim, but i love it. and the 2 star wars games were given to me by a former neighbor.
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 11:54:39 PM »

Race for the Galaxy (technically a card game, I suppose) is pure win. I play several games a week.

Well, dozens a week if the computer version counts.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 12:32:43 AM »

Back in 1988, we bought a copy of the Australian edition of Trivial Pursuit, something never seen before or after.

If I'd the money, even though I pretty nuch never have the opportunity to play my various boardgames, I would buy this

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 12:54:10 AM »

The most overrated, boring boardgame ever.
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