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Postby Tyler » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:33 am

Anyone big into boardgames?

Jocelyn and I want something new to try when we are bored.

Going to get Forbidden Island for our first game. Cheap and is a cooperative game. Should be fun.

http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-317-Fo ... den+island
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Postby wags83 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:32 am

Sounds sexy. I've never been a big fan of boardgames.
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Postby megatron » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:37 am

I love Game of Things and Cranium but you kind of need a big group for those. I don't know any for two people really...
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Postby Tyler » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:33 am

Yeah. 2 player gamers are hard to come by. Of course there is chess and scrabble and things like that but I want to try something new.

If this game goes well we want to get Ticket to Ride. Our podcast dude always talks about how great it is.

Look at the crazy good reviews!
http://www.amazon.com/Days-of-Wonder-DO ... et+to+ride
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:41 pm

Tyler wrote:Anyone big into boardgames?

Jocelyn and I want something new to try when we are bored.

Going to get Forbidden Island for our first game. Cheap and is a cooperative game. Should be fun.

http://www.amazon.com/Gamewright-317-Fo ... den+island

After twisting Jocelyn's arm we played tonight. About 7/8ths of the way through I figured out we were playing wrong and it made the game much easier for us. I liked it though. Want to give it another try this weekend with the correct rules.
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:46 am

one of sarahs friends had a game night about a week ago. we played cranium which is fun for a group. Ticket to ride looks a lot like another game we played Catan, http://www.amazon.com/MayFair-Games-MFG ... board+game

just instead of trains its settlements.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:04 pm

bmyoungs wrote:one of sarahs friends had a game night about a week ago. we played cranium which is fun for a group. Ticket to ride looks a lot like another game we played Catan, http://www.amazon.com/MayFair-Games-MFG ... board+game

just instead of trains its settlements.

Catan is hardcore for the nerds. I've played once while waiting in an airport in Alaska with random people. Catan fans really get into it. I'd say Ticket to Ride it is more aimed as an entry level game and Catan is for hardcore gamers
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Postby Tyler » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:05 pm

Got Corey and Meg to play Forbidden Island today. At first they thought it was kind of tacky and too fantasy (like Jocelyn did) but after a short time we were all working together and had a fun time.

The first game we thought we would for sure lose, and then we thought we were in the clear but in the last play of the game we all lost. It was intense. The second game we won after carefully working together. We were playing on the easiest method, maybe next time we will set up the difficulty.
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Postby megatron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:32 am

So Corey got it on his ipad...we're hooked.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:39 pm

megatron wrote:So Corey got it on his ipad...we're hooked.


Lolz. That is awesome. Were we playing the right way? And you guys could have bought the real physical game for just $13!

I also put Ticket to Ride on his ipad. Give that one a try when you have time. We need to play both when we come up there in a couple weeks.

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Also have him download "Small World" I've read good things about that.
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:22 pm

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:one of sarahs friends had a game night about a week ago. we played cranium which is fun for a group. Ticket to ride looks a lot like another game we played Catan, http://www.amazon.com/MayFair-Games-MFG ... board+game

just instead of trains its settlements.

Catan is hardcore for the nerds. I've played once while waiting in an airport in Alaska with random people. Catan fans really get into it. I'd say Ticket to Ride it is more aimed as an entry level game and Catan is for hardcore gamers


fair enough i didnt think catan was that hardcore and they compared it to the less hardcore version of risk. so maybe it is the medium level game becuase risk is absolutely a game for hardcore board gamers.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:47 pm

I will be bringing Forbidden Island to MN this weekend, but I think we need another game.

Just ordered Resistance after hearing the Tested.com podcast talk about it
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008A2 ... 00_s00_i00

I also think this one would be fun
http://www.amazon.com/R-Games-970-Times ... s=times+up

Both of these are top 10 party games on http://boardgamegeek.com/partygames/browse/boardgame

Another interesting game I found:
5 - 68 players!
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3815 ... te-edition
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Re: Boardgames

Postby Corey » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:19 pm

I think you will be playing Magic before you know it...
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Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:34 pm

I hate that you like board games.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am

Corey wrote:I think you will be playing Magic before you know it...

lolz. Don't hate. Forbidden Island was a lot of fun once you looked past the silliness of it.

wags83 wrote:I hate that you like board games.

:( I was hoping you would be our 5th person so we had enough to play this weekend.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm

I'm sure I will...but I won't enjoy it. :snooty:
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Postby Tyler » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:13 pm

wags83 wrote:I'm sure I will...but I won't enjoy it. :snooty:

Give it a chance! It will be more fun than going to the MoA
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Postby wags83 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:25 pm

Lolz, that's for damn sure. Also, I really like that smiley :snooty:
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Postby Tyler » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:09 am

Resistance comes today. I'll try to learn the basics before Saturday.
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Re: Boardgames

Postby Tyler » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:51 pm

Everyone watch this and familiarize themselves with the game. It seems pretty cool. Going to get intense with people being spies!

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This video is actually better.
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