/ your top 5 games, sans computer
And lets steer away from spin-the-bottle or anything that involves exchanging body fluids for what ever reason. In other words, play nicely.
Die Siedler von Catan
Apologies from slightly straying from last thread.
Honourable drinking game: Ring of Fire :)
I must admit nothing out of the ordinary from my list, nice to see some obscure games popping up soon.
now why couldn't I of recalled shit-head or cheat, if memory serves me correct, I haven't lost a game of cheat yet, maybe that is a sign for something :)
Building houses with cards or dominoes.
Coppit. My sons love "Killer Bunnies".
I like the idea of poker but I rarely enjoy playing, always seems to go on for far too long and/or the people I play with insist on playing for tuppence...
I'd forgotten about pass the pigs! Genius.
Shithead (though we call it Dunghead round here, for smaller ears)
I don't know how to play cribbage, whist or bridge. My grandmother was allegedly a bridge demon. It's essentially the geriatric Texas Hold 'em, right? ;-)
Battle of the Little Big Horn
Take 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble_variants#Take_Two
The Grabby Game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_Speed
Couscous (a card game of which the internet is ignorant)
Escape from Colditz
Pass the Pigs
Jenga (if really drunk, play virtual dominoes with Jenga blocks)
> Pass the Pigs
I only played that once, this year in a camper van, to appease the van owner who was providing my accommodation and transport for the weekend and who I'd just led on an unplanned epic.
I didn't get it at all - where is the skill? It's just a guessing game? I tried to grin and bear it but I think he saw through me, and we put on a DVD instead! :-)
(it was Despicable Me, which is fab)
Munchkin is brilliant
Stratego (original) is a good strategy/memory challenge
500 is a great whist based card game
Abalone is a good marble based strategy thingy too
for cards it has to be
Cho Dai Di simply the best most awesome card game out there ( how Texas hold em and not this is world dominant i don't know)
Canasta is good too
for board games yeah
Backgammon is another awesome game when played in a long sitting between two skilled opponents
dominoes is fun too
Cards Against Humanity
War on Terror - The Boardgame
De Bellis Antiquitatis (little tin soldiers on a 60cm square table so it is almost a boardgame)
Ticket to Ride
Settler of Catan
Escape from Atlantis
Axis and Allies.
Any kind of Charades game.
I hate cards.
Surprised that nobody has yet nominated Yahtzee...
When not playing computer games it was only ever outside games with friends.
Escape from Colditz
I used to have it as a kid, but I don't think I ever played it properly, I spent more time pushing planes and toy soldiers around the board with a wooden ruler.
Haunted House - loved the set up, with moving parts, and a staircase/chimney.
Escape from Colditz
Well since I don't know what Texas Hold 'em is, I can't really say. But essentially all card games with tricks and trumps are related. I don't know how to play bridge but I bet it's whist with complications around bidding and such like. The nearest I got to that was playing solo whist, though I haven't done that for so long I've forgotten how to play it.
Cribbage is worth a go though, and very occasionally you still see a cribbage board in a pub. I've spent a number of hours playing cribbage (with others, not on my own) on rainy days in the alps in past years.
Fury of Dracula - A really atmospheric game where you chase an increasingly dangerous Count across Victorian Europe.
Kings and Things - Silly game of conquering constantly changing land areas with your hoards of, well pretty much every fantasy thing created
Battle Royal - a fairly full on Risk type game of world conquest.
Also some good 200AD spinoffs
All gone now......
Not GW as such, but Talisman was responsible for a lot of lost teenage nights and some heavy drinking.
And the incomparable Awful Green Things From Outer Space! Praise the Lord and pass the Zgwartz!!
Pounce Other names - Nertz, Racing Demon, brilliant, fast card game that breaks all the rules of turn-taking and patience!
Blokus is quite fun
Dominion is really good
and of course if you want to go experimental, try some of these:
5-Poker (for money)
I hate monopoly...
Formula one/Speed Circuit/Formula D
Dangerous Book for Boys
texas hold em
Arkham Horror - Cthulu board game, just setting it up makes you lose your sanity but my wife and I have had many happy hours playing.
Settlers of Cataan - simple and random but enjoyable.
Gim Rummy - family holidays in Malaysia have been consumed by epic sessions of this.
Fury of Dracula
Awful Green Things - well done Toad for mentioning this one, I didn't realise anyone else still had this!
> All gone now......
> Not GW as such, but Talisman was responsible for a lot of lost teenage nights and some heavy drinking.
The first/second edition talisman was legendary! Especially when played with assorted expansion sets. The timescape one was an expansion too far though...
And history of the world- some epic battles fought over the years playing that....
Where did all the time to play them go though!
Recent favourites in our house:
Ankh-Morpork - the board game, with lovely artwork and a good balance of strategy and chance.
War On Terror - the board game, as much for the "EVIL" balaclava as the intricate gameplay, like a satirical Risk on steroids
Crash! - "the card game for utter bankers" (made by same people as WoT, and quite good a lesson in economics as well as being ridiculously good fun)
A few no-one has mentioned that are popular in our house:
Perudo - south american dice game "the second most addictive thing to come out of South America"
Hearts - delightfully nasty whist variation
Tantrix - doesn't involve bodily fluids but laying down tiles to create loops
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