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Post: # 252632Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:12 pm

I remember PIT, good game and quite like the idea of pandemic, will look it up.

Backgammon is my absolute favourite. Big fan of Scrabble too, unless playing against someone who is impossible to beat. Trival pursuit always comes out too but I'm still not that sure I really enjoy playing it. It can be painfully slow playing with some people. Risk it good and all, but I can't play it against Dave as he cheats like buggery in fact don't play any game against Dave as he cheats like buggery!
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Post: # 252640Post oldjerry
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:29 pm

I spent my innocent youth playing subbuteo,most of my mates had different teams,the little plastic men invariably snapped at the knees,and as they were glued back together time after time,they became somewhat short! Iremember once playing subbuteo cricket, a rare and brill game.
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Post: # 252686Post Spanderholic
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:31 pm

Rummikub and Mastermind are my favs :D

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Post: # 252688Post Penny Lane
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:45 pm

Helsbells wrote:I bought my hubby a pretty cool board game for Christmas last year called Go Green! It's a self-sufficiency and green living board game. I bought it at great expense from the Entertainer in Reading, it is quite marvellous!
is this it http://www.amazon.co.uk/Go-Green-Board- ... 763&sr=8-1? It looks like fun!

My favourite boardgame is Scrabble, used to play it down my mum's until my son got mobile. Impossible to play Scrabble when you have a young child grabbing tiles!
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Post: # 260611Post clanpowell
Wed May 16, 2012 6:26 pm

Been buying a up a few in preparation for life without tv in France. got two this week Blood Bowl Team Manager (Card game for ex Games Workshop geeks like myself, helps me feed my GW habit without the ridiculously expensive figures) and one that should appeal to ishers- Agricola You have to build a farm and keep it well rounded as you get docked points for not haveing a full compliment of animals and plants. You can also take jobs to suppliment your income, improve your farm to make it more efficient. You're not really going too head to head with your "opponents" either so it's not too aggressive either. Lots of replay value as well due to the large numbers of occupations and improvements. We like it, having played it almost every night since we got it, becoming a bit obsessed! going to buy some foamboard tomorrow so that I can organise the box better and speed up gameplay!!!

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Post: # 260636Post battybird
Wed May 16, 2012 8:46 pm

Missed this thread before. I love Othello, took ours to Portugal only to discover half the counters had got lost somewhere. Been looking for ages to get some more from charity shops but with no luck! Dont suppose anyone has some they dont want??? Also love the Viking Game and scrabble (but OH hates scrabble so dont get to play it!) Does Yahtzee count as a board game?? Probably not but its one of our favourites.
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Post: # 260699Post the.fee.fairy
Thu May 17, 2012 11:20 am

clanpowell wrote:We got settlers of Catan and Smallworld this xmas and they're great. Small world is a game a bit like risk set in a slightly cartoony Tolkeinesque world. Does't go on forever like risk though as it has a turn limit and no one knows who's won until the end as you keep all your victory points secret from the other players. We found that this stops players giving up as when we played with the inlaws they loved it.
We had Settlers of Catan here in my first year. It was played regularly.
Small World, however got renamed Small War and we had to ban it...No-one could decide whether the vampires could fly and multiply and after a few drinks it turned violent!!

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Post: # 260730Post wulf
Thu May 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Vampires? Aren't they Sorcerors? Could just be a different edition of the game. I got Small World about a month ago and love it.

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ps. FWIW, I think Flying Sorcerors / Vampires make any lone active token on the board a target for their nefarious power, albeit only once per player per turn.
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Post: # 260789Post the.fee.fairy
Fri May 18, 2012 4:18 am

Can't remember exactly. It was definitely something to do with the vampires (who turn the nearest pieces into vampires), and something to do with flying - so could you fly from one place to another and turn all the other pieces into vampires.

It caused a small war that almost came to blows, so we packed up the game and banned it!

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Post: # 260809Post clanpowell
Fri May 18, 2012 8:48 am

the.fee.fairy wrote:Can't remember exactly. It was definitely something to do with the vampires (who turn the nearest pieces into vampires), and something to do with flying - so could you fly from one place to another and turn all the other pieces into vampires.

It caused a small war that almost came to blows, so we packed up the game and banned it!
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You do have to be careful in our household when you play Small World as you cannot play the game without taking out the opposition. I wouldn't dare suggest when it's not a good idea to take out Mrs Powell's halflings so.............I think I'll stop now before I annoy half the users of selfsufficientish :wink:
The sorcerers are who I think you're talking about with regards to turning the neighbours into them. Flying is a special ability that can go to any race.
I also found foam board produced using eco friendly methods and it's also fully recyclable so I feel a bit better about getting it for my ever increasing board game habbit. Does anyone else use it for anything?

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Post: # 260811Post the.fee.fairy
Fri May 18, 2012 8:55 am

Must have been sorcerers then. I think we called them vampires because we were playing a Chinese version with no translation, so we had to look in the internet for instructions :)

I left it in the old place when I left...I couldn't risk playing it again.

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Tue May 29, 2012 7:45 am

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