/ your top 5 games, sans computer

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The Lemming - on 13 Sep 2012
Lets try to stick to board and card games first shall we?

And lets steer away from spin-the-bottle or anything that involves exchanging body fluids for what ever reason. In other words, play nicely.

:-)
MikeLell - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Monopoly
Risk
Cluedo
Shit-head (cards)
Cheat (cards)
tspoon1981 on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Scrabble, Cranium, Cluedo, Boggle and Trivial Pursuit
Mikkel - on 13 Sep 2012
Kipper - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Die Siedler von Catan
TiredJazmyn - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Apologies from slightly straying from last thread.

Rummy/Gin Rummy
Whist
Solitaire
Texas Holdem
Snap
Honourable drinking game: Ring of Fire :)

Monopoly
Risk
Scrabble
Chess
Cluedo

I must admit nothing out of the ordinary from my list, nice to see some obscure games popping up soon.
TiredJazmyn - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to MikeLell:

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 :)
drmarten on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Frustration
Snakes'n'ladders
Uckers
Monopoly
Building houses with cards or dominoes.
Mark Kemball - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Coppit. My sons love "Killer Bunnies".
alooker - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: cheat, contract whist, chess, scrabble annnnd pass the pigs!

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...
Bulls Crack - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Scrabble
Chess
Carcasonne
Risk
Pictionary
plyometrics - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Coppit
Scrabble
Monopoly
Stratego
Trivial Pursuit
plyometrics - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to alooker:

I'd forgotten about pass the pigs! Genius.
Tall Clare - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Shithead (though we call it Dunghead round here, for smaller ears)
Solitaire
Monopoly
Trivial Pursuit
Uno
Pursued by a bear - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Cribbage, whist, backgammon, scrabble, risk.

T.
alexjz - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I spy
Tall Clare - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

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? ;-)
bullybones - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Careers
Exploration
Buccaneer
Battle of the Little Big Horn
Scattegories
Mark Torrance on 13 Sep 2012
Munchkin
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)
Contract Whist
Mal Grey - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Escape from Colditz
Trivial Pursuit
Monopoly
Pass the Pigs
Jenga (if really drunk, play virtual dominoes with Jenga blocks)
Blue Straggler - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to Mal Grey:
>
> 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)
Padraig on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

NLHE
PLO
Stud
Razz
&
Baduigi
JIMBO on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to Mark Torrance:
Munchkin is brilliant
Carcassonne
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
Daithi O Murchu - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

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

Stratigio


dominoes is fun too
victim of mathematics - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Shithead
Murder/Contract whist
Risk
Settlers
Cards Against Humanity
Clarence - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

War on Terror - The Boardgame
De Bellis Antiquitatis (little tin soldiers on a 60cm square table so it is almost a boardgame)
Buckaroo
Operation
Munchkin
Richard Carter - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Ticket to Ride
Settler of Catan
Puerto Rico
Memoir 44
Escape from Atlantis
Wonko The Sane - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Axis and Allies.
Monopoly.
Any kind of Charades game.
Trivial pursuit.

I hate cards.
Darren Jackson - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Surprised that nobody has yet nominated Yahtzee...
Milesy - on 14 Sep 2012
Board Games? Never played em.

When not playing computer games it was only ever outside games with friends.
alooker - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler: it's just a bit of fun really, it's ridiculous to be throwing around little plastic pigs, it's not a serious pastime
alooker - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to Darren Jackson: ahhhh good shout!
handjammer - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Monopoly
Ratrace
Escape from Colditz
Rummikub
Scrabble
tspoon1981 on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Does anyone remember http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1844/battle-of-britain

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.
richyfenn on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Articulate
Hungry Hippos
Knuckles!
Bellie - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Haunted House - loved the set up, with moving parts, and a staircase/chimney.
Cleudo
Escape from Colditz
Trivial Pursuit
Frustration!
Pursued by a bear - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

> 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? ;-)

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.

T.
toad - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Back before Games Workshop became obsessed with plastic figures, they made some excellent board games, so...

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!!
mary on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Pounce Other names - Nertz, Racing Demon, brilliant, fast card game that breaks all the rules of turn-taking and patience!
JuneBob on 14 Sep 2012
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JuneBob on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
and of course if you want to go experimental, try some of these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_the_Year#Board_games_.28Game_of_the_Year.29
Jimbo W on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

1-Chess
2-Bridge
3-Go
4-Scrabble
5-Poker (for money)

I hate monopoly...
Kipper - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Formula one/Speed Circuit/Formula D
Squad Leader
Dangerous Book for Boys
Panzerblitz
Fly Fifer - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Trivial pursuit
Pictonary
articulate
texas hold em
scrabble
Bobling - on 15 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

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!
rustaldo - on 15 Sep 2012
citadels - the best card game ever, get it on your xmas list
ena sharples - on 15 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming: mousetrap. obviously.
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 16 Sep 2012
In reply to toad:
> (In reply to The Lemming) Back before Games Workshop became obsessed with plastic figures, they made some excellent board games, so...
>
> 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!

Cheers
Gregor

jfmchivall - on 16 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

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)

Canasta

Carcassone
pasbury on 17 Sep 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

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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