What up duders. I just ordered the Game of Thrones card game and was wondering what kind of card and board games that you all play. I myself have dabbled in many like Magic the Gathering and Pokemon. Any suggestions on others I should try too?
Ryan Davis says yes
Don't play anything now, but I used to love playing Chess, monopoly, trouble, crazy 8's, 7 up, war, checkers, go fish, Risk and for a couple years I spent a metric fuck ton of time and money on Magic the Gathering. So much fun building decks in that game. Finding cool combos with what you had was more fun then the actual games some times.
When I was in high school and college, I played a lot of Axis and Allies and another Risk-like game called Supremacy. These days all I do is the family tournament of Trivial Pursuit on holidays. I never took to the CCGs. They didn't exist when I was old enough to be interested in them.
When I was in high school and college, I played a lot of Axis and Allies and another Risk-like game called Supremacy. These days all I do is the family tournament of Trivial Pursuit on holidays. I never took to the CCGs. They didn't exist when I was old enough to be interested in them.How old were you in 94, if you don't mind me asking? Cause I started playing Magic at 8, stopped after like a year and started again when I was like 12 or 13 again. Quit again til I was like 23 and only play now cause my friend and I road trip and play events and get wasted after.
I enjoy Zombie Flux a good deal although some things in flux are kinda busted. Catan as was already mentioned is fantastic, Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne are both a joy to play. You can get digital versions of most of those so that's kind of a plus as well. I'm also a huge fan of Gloom (card game) but i rarely get to play it anymore.
Ticket to Ride (up to 5 players) is awesome, both the board and card game. You're trying to place trains down to connect cities. That's about it, and it's super addictive.
Dominion (up to 4 players, or 8 with expansions) is great if you like Magic. It isn't a CCG, but it's structured so that you build your deck as you play, and you only play with 10 out of 25 types of cards in a game. It's fairly quick, too.
Tsuro (up to 8 players) is a good game if you have a lot of people and need something quick to play. It's a tile game where you place a tile and move any pieces (yours and other players') that are touching a path on the tile. Pieces that run into each other or off the board are out, and the last player with a piece on the board wins.
Bang! (up to 7 or 8 players, depending on expansions) is a really good card game that takes place in the old west. There's a sheriff, one or more deputies, one or more outlaws, and a renegade. Only the sheriff is known to everyone, the roles of everyone else are secret to the other players. Players play cards to shoot at other players, and the targeted players can play other cards to avoid being shot. There's also equipment and event things like dynamite and jail. The deputies want to protect the sheriff, the outlaws want to kill the sheriff, and the renegade wants to kill everyone. The game ends when the sheriff dies or the outlaws and renegade die.
Dread Pirate (4 players only) is a cool pirate board game. Each player is trying to collect the most treasure, and you have to sail your ship around the board to find the treasure on different islands. You fight other players, have to sail with or against the wind, and you can become the dread pirate, which gives you special bonuses.
Aside from that, I play the usual Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, etc with my wife and her family around the holidays.
I would recommend Dominion, as some have mentioned earlier. Talisman is a lovely board/adventure-game and Carcassonne Big Box 2 is a splendid buy if you are kind of new to board games, easy to learn and great replayability.
I myself have recently started playing Magic the Gathering. Only 18 years late, ey! ;-)
My next board game buy will probably be Formula D. It looks kinda cool! :-)
A friend of mine got me into MTG a few months ago, at first we only played using Cockatrice but now we've started getting into the paper business. I went to my first booster draft last friday, the people were nice and I didn't do half bad for a first timer.
Only noteworthy boardgame I have is HeroQuest. I love the art on the cards but other than that I guess it's outclassed by everything.