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« Reply #25 on: Jun 21, 2009, 01:27:38 AM »

mousetrap.
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« Reply #26 on: Jun 21, 2009, 02:49:26 AM »

Nobody ever played that game, they just set up the mousetrap and then set it off.
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« Reply #27 on: Jun 21, 2009, 10:57:22 AM »

meh fuck your mouse trap

i see your mouse trap and raise you FIREBALL ISLAND
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« Reply #28 on: Jun 21, 2009, 11:31:36 AM »

Thanks y'all, now I know what I want for my birfday!
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« Reply #29 on: Jun 22, 2009, 09:30:34 AM »

Thermo: tremendous posting in this thread.  Thank you.

Man, my friends and I play poker every week, but this thread has me thinking we need to broaden our horizons. Particularly interested in strategy games with a bluffing aspect, since that clearly appeals to that crowd.

Perudo.  I gave a poker friend of mine Perudo and he's really enjoyed it.

In other news: I'll be at Origins Game Fair all week this week.  Wicked!
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« Reply #30 on: Jun 22, 2009, 09:36:02 AM »

That sounds like a more complex version of a drinking game I used to play with friends. I approve!

Have fun at the Game Fair! Sounds wicked awesome indeed.
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 22, 2009, 09:43:27 AM »

Hey, thanks.  I'll post some pictures later on this week (or weekend).  I didn't go last year, but the pictures I saw were incredible.
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« Reply #32 on: Jun 22, 2009, 10:15:19 AM »

Thermo: tremendous posting in this thread.  Thank you.

Man, my friends and I play poker every week, but this thread has me thinking we need to broaden our horizons. Particularly interested in strategy games with a bluffing aspect, since that clearly appeals to that crowd.

Perudo.  I gave a poker friend of mine Perudo and he's really enjoyed it.

In other news: I'll be at Origins Game Fair all week this week.  Wicked!

Haha, nice! I used to go to Origins when I was a wee lad. Are you in Cbus, ww?*


Scratch that, I just realized you're traveling for work. You should hit up Betty's in the Short North and Oldfield's on High while you're there! If you do the latter, the music nerd what owns the place'd probably give you a free round if you told him we was internet palz.
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« Reply #33 on: Jun 22, 2009, 10:26:39 AM »

Thanks, pollo!  I'm heading to Ohio tomorrow to hang out/prepare for a few days before things get going, so I'll definitely check those places out.  Sounds great!
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« Reply #34 on: Jun 22, 2009, 10:34:35 AM »

Betty's is wonderful. Show up early to snag a table and order the pork cutlet. Great selection of beers on tap, as well. And if you want an even better draft selection, brave the yuppie crush at Bodega down the street.
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« Reply #35 on: Jun 22, 2009, 11:20:49 AM »

Betty's is wonderful.

It looks it!  I am excited for this.  And hell, I'm there for 6 nights, so we'll probably drop by Bodega to see what's what and explore their beers.  Great help, dude.

Cool
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« Reply #36 on: Jul 09, 2009, 12:27:54 PM »

I bought scrabble for my phone and have been playing it during down times at work.

I scored a 414 the other day.
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« Reply #37 on: Jul 09, 2009, 12:55:20 PM »

Yeah, scattergories! They get pretty silly pretty quick when you play them in 5th form and come up with sports like cat swinging (if Mannie was here this post would be validated).

We never owned ones like Cluedo or Mousetrap or ones that are silly but fun. This are Serious boardgame household, so we mostly just played Boggle and Scrabble and chess and Mah Jong and, well, Monopoly. I haven't played the latter in a long time, come to think of it. My friend always had a wide variety boardgames, was real into them, but somehow we never played them when I was over there.
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« Reply #38 on: Jul 09, 2009, 06:10:04 PM »

I always liked board games fine, but when I was a kid, I had this one friend whose mother would encourage me to go over and play Monopoly with him, since the family couldn't keep up with him. He even had some more intricate Monopoly-like games.
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« Reply #39 on: Jul 10, 2009, 03:11:34 AM »

Yeah, scattergories! They get pretty silly pretty quick when you play them in 5th form and come up with sports like cat swinging (if Mannie was here this post would be validated).


Playing scattergories with you used to devolve into the stupidest fights ever! Arguments over whether if, for "Bodies of water starting with G" you were allowed "Golly! Its a flood!" Infuriating!
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« Reply #40 on: Jul 10, 2009, 03:30:26 AM »

Wow, I totally used to have those arguments with my brother.
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« Reply #41 on: Jul 10, 2009, 03:36:09 AM »

Oh, she thought it was so funny. THIS ARE SERIOUS GAME  Mad
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« Reply #42 on: Jul 10, 2009, 10:51:06 AM »

Hey, what's not great about "something slimy starting with R" being Russell Crowe? To be fair, that was Mama's one.
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« Reply #43 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:03:10 PM »

Would anybody here be interested in a play-by-email game of Diplomacy?

For the uninitiated:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(game)

The rules are _extremely_ simple. Most of the game is spent talking to other players, forming and betraying alliances, alternately supporting and backstabbing your "friends." We could run a pretty leisurely-paced game: I was thinking maybe one or two moves per week.

Ideally, we'd need seven people.
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« Reply #44 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:06:57 PM »

Shit, I've been trying to weasel my way into one of those for years. Count me in.
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« Reply #45 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:07:07 PM »

OK, I am waaaaaaaay too stupid for that game.  Like, I didn't understand it in the slightest.
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:08:01 PM »

I might be! I've never played before, but I'm always interested in learning new games.

Incidentally I wish what whale had become a regular. He seemed like good people.
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:11:03 PM »

OK, I am waaaaaaaay too stupid for that game.  Like, I didn't understand it in the slightest.

It's easy, man! Though like most board games, reading the rules doesn't amount to much without visual examples of gameplay. I'll try to scrounge up a pdf file of the newer Avalon Hill edition's rulebook
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« Reply #48 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/prod/diplomacy

The rulebook, a mapsheet (which will make the rules make infinitely more sense, and you'll need one anyway), and a "quick teaching guide" are all on this page. Or I could explain it here in a few paragraphs.
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« Reply #49 on: Mar 04, 2010, 04:15:18 PM »

I should probably clarify: the Wikipedia page is only slightly confusing, but I had some friends who were playing it a couple of years back, and one of them tried to explain it to me and it was all just so damn complicated.

It does sound really intriguing, though.
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