Board Game geeks?

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    Each Friday whenever we actually can, my brother and a few of our friends get together to play board games. No electricity courses through these games. They are somewhat exotic as they are not available for sale at the big chain retailers.

    Of course there's a web site devoted to these kinds of games. BoardGameGeek | Gaming Unplugged Since 2000

    anyone here play board games?
     
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    A few years ago me and my buddies used to get together and play trivial pursuits and drink beer on monday nights, being a fountain of useless information i usually won, one night to my surprise one of my less bright friends some how won and pretty much kicked everybody's as,, i suspected something was up and a few years later my friends fessed up and admitted they were feeding him the answers.:lol:
     
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    I grew up playing all the popular board games but it's difficult to find anyone who wants to play nowadays.

    Most of the classic board games don't "translate" very well to computers either. I get more pleasure playing "live" than simulated. (If that's the right vernacular) The closest I've seen come to the fun of actual play was a computerized version of the classic "Battleship" game.

    Same thing with books. I'd rather read an actual book in my hands than a representation of it on a computer.
     
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    There are two schools of thought on board games: Eurotrash or Ameritrash.

    The Eurotrash games involve more complex mechanics. Auction phases, acquisition of goods and means of transport that sort of thing.

    Ameritrash games involve more random luck. Lots of dice rolling, drawing the right card.
     
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    Always loved board games.
     
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    I about bought a board game or two tonight at Babies R US, but the $ was tight, so next time.

    I think its good for family time
     
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    Board games are fun.
     
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    Love Backgammon. (Like card games more than board games, tbh)





    My Candyland league can get pretty rowdy every third Thursday night, though.
     
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    Monopoly translates well.
     
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    Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Risk, Dominos.

    Love card games too. Poker, Gin, Rummy, Euchre.
     

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