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Worst/Best Board Games

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

  2. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I love Balderdash. You win by being a convincing liar. For some reason luck is often with me when I play it.
     
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Monopoly. Worst for sure.

    How long would you have to play it to get anywhere? What's the point of it? I have never, never, never 'got' Monopoly.

    Can some devotee explain the allure, please?
     
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    So bombay isn't really languishing on the sofa unable to move, huh?
     
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  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    There's a board game called Therapy . . it's an old one and I'm not sure if it's still being manufactured. Very good. Love Balderdash. But you can't beat a good game of Hunt the C***. I love playing cards.
     
  6. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I'm another who loathes Monopoly.

    I just don't CARE who wins or loses. I don't want to buy property. I don't care if I go to jail. The banker often cheats. It takes forever etc

    Give me a game of scrabble anyday.
     
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  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Scrabble is good.

    But does Monopoly ever finish? And how do you know?
     
  8. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    The scrabble apps on the phone have been keeping me sane while I am immobile (allegedly!) I have a couple of games going with friends and then play against the phone too.
     
  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I've only ever heard of 3 of those - Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Give me Scrabble any day - or perhaps Skirrid. Or Backgammon - is Backgammon a board game?
     
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    After your admission re Balderdash I no longer know if you're immobile, sane or a devotee of Scrabble!!!
     
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Backgammon is OK. We play this. I'm not very good but I enjoy it and you can improve fairly quickly.
     
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  12. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I dislike all board games that I have encountered since I left the childhood snakes and ladders etc behind.
    My brother in law and his wife (from my first marriage) were fiercely competitive and great consumers of wine. In scrabble, I used to cheat unmercifully because I knew neither wanted to risk losing a turn by checking the dictionary. I was always very careful to create explanations which contained historical or literary references as he was a scientist and she was not the sharpest knife in the box. The more sloshed they became, the more outrageous my explanations for some random selection of letters. When sober, they never challenged me!! ;)
     
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  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Oh, I'd completely forgotten about Backgammon - great game. As is Yahtzee . . . but it's defo no a board game. The Scrabble app that you can access on FB is good.
     
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  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    We used to play a game with the in laws called The Train Game, I think! Fairly straightforward, but quite entertaining. F-i-l was very competitive. There was also a haunted house one. They were good because we could play as a whole family.
    once the children were of an age.
     
  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I played my first game in many years a couple of weeks ago. The biting and nastiness was wonderful. An all-time great game.
     
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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I stopped playing in 1980 in Lydia when the relatively new Queen of that country started beating me regularly and badly.
     
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  17. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Biggest waste of time ever in my opinion was Mouse Trap. I mean yes the full gadgetry was quite clever and amusing for about 10 seconds but who would want to spend an hour rolling dice to construct it?

    One of the most chilling games I saw was Targette from the 1950s. A draughts-like game where each side had Vulcan nuclear bombers to fly to the opposing country's cites and obliterate them. Very much of its time.

    Current favourite is a strategy game called Carcassonne, but generally speaking I dislike playing boardgames.
     
  18. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Cluedo - nobody's mentioned Cluedo
     
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  19. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Aye, aye . . .so someone told you it was called Monopoly and you believed them . . .;)
     
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  20. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Oh, I liked Cluedo!
     
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