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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Monopoly - It comes in many flavours
http://www.boardgames.com/monopolygames1.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Axis & Allies is legit if you have a lot of time to kill and at least one if not two or three friends crazy enough to play. I have only played the new version once and did not like it though. The version circulating in the late 90's was far superior. Russia always got the shaft but it was funny anyway.


Settlers of Cataan [and the various spinoffs] are enjoyable as well. Much less lighthearted and don't take a whole afternoon, but still emphasize strategy and planning to at least some degree. Highly enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The best game of Axis and Allies I ever played took 3 days in college. There were four of us, one of who was a hulking black guy who generated the quote, "Give me my sixteen dollars and I'm taking Norway!"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

More like 'bored' games. Am I right fellas, huh, huh?? See what i did there?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yonmanc wrote:
Bored gayms am I right fellas!?


Dogmeatlives wrote:
More like 'bored' games. Am I right fellas, huh, huh?? See what i did there?


How about some bored games eh fellas?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Retlaw83 wrote:
The best game of Axis and Allies I ever played took 3 days in college. There were four of us, one of who was a hulking black guy who generated the quote, "Give me my sixteen dollars and I'm taking Norway!"

That sounds incredibly fun, if you remember any details I'd like to hear the rest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Whoever controlled Norway left it undefended, allowing Big Dave (the black guy, who we called Big Dave to differentiate him from Little Dave who was an average white guy) to invade it as the Soviets. When his turn was about to start, Big Dave saw the opening and said, "Wait, can I take Norway?" in a eureka moment because it was his first game. When he was informed of this, he demanded his turn money and declared his intent. Other than that I remember nothing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

jetbaby wrote:
Axis & Allies is legit if you have a lot of time to kill and at least one if not two or three friends crazy enough to play. I have only played the new version once and did not like it though. The version circulating in the late 90's was far superior. Russia always got the shaft but it was funny anyway.


Settlers of Cataan [and the various spinoffs] are enjoyable as well. Much less lighthearted and don't take a whole afternoon, but still emphasize strategy and planning to at least some degree. Highly enjoyable.



We will probably try Settlers of Catan but right now we are kind of addicted to Munchkin even thought it has started to die a bit atleast with me. I would play risk or axis & allies but the games sounds too long for us and I don't think we would get past the learning curve, we had a hard enough time learning munchkin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Citadels is awesome.

And yeah, Cattan is enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Tragic: The Garnering.

Also, jetbaby, you're still alive? Did you make it to the TKK/LOA show a few months ago(If i'm remember right where you're from)?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

catman has really hardened (nonsexually) lately...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

jetbaby wrote:
Axis & Allies is legit if you have a lot of time to kill and at least one if not two or three friends crazy enough to play. I have only played the new version once and did not like it though. The version circulating in the late 90's was far superior. Russia always got the shaft but it was funny anyway.

I think that was 3rd Ed.?
Yeah, Russia is like playing a punching bag, but if you can weather the storm you can get the most gains.

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The best game of Axis and Allies I ever played took 3 days in college.

In A&A it seems like a lot of German players blow their wad too soon and the game is decided one way or the other in the first 3 turns. The best games are the ones that last longer, because shit gets so random and messy.

A&A starts the same, so everyone seems to have a favorite strategy, but after a couple turns of randomness if the game keeps going it's usually cool, with a lot of the more remote locations coming into play (US island hopping, or Japs invade west coast) and a lot more unconventional strategy, or things that wouldn't make sense historically

Was cleaning some shit out of my parent's house and rescued my old A&A as well as Fortress America. Not a bad game from that same series, except this one being a US invasion.

IIRC it came out during that kind of "Red Dawn", Reagan Era end of the Cold War era and captures the vibe pretty good. America is totally outnumbered but has partisan (ie armed redneck?) uprisings and a growing Star Wars program right out of the Reagan playbook.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've heard about Fortress America, but its not being made anymore and copies of it online are expensive as hell.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Cimmerian Nights wrote:

I think that was 3rd Ed.?
Yeah, Russia is like playing a punching bag, but if you can weather the storm you can get the most gains.


Russia goes first and starts with a beefy stack of troops and steamrolled the hell out of Germany on turn one in my one attempt at the newest version. That and neutrals being impassable just made me throw in the towel. OG Russia was a beast if you could keep it kicking though. It was all about swarming infantry to delay the inevitable on a wall of corpses.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

jetbaby wrote:
Cimmerian Nights wrote:

I think that was 3rd Ed.?
Yeah, Russia is like playing a punching bag, but if you can weather the storm you can get the most gains.


Russia goes first and starts with a beefy stack of troops and steamrolled the hell out of Germany on turn one in my one attempt at the newest version. That and neutrals being impassable just made me throw in the towel. OG Russia was a beast if you could keep it kicking though. It was all about swarming infantry to delay the inevitable on a wall of corpses.

I think there were some variant rule (Axis Advantage - I remember this from the PC version) where Russia could not strike 1st and German and Japan each started with 1 tech.

Russia can be effective, but their whole strategy is pretty sloggy, land based battles of attrition. Strategically it's stifling. I usually throw my INF into the meatgrinder since they are pretty fungible and hold my tanks and planes back for counter attacks.
Comapre to say UK is not all that strong, but plenty of bombers and naval units gives you the opportunity for some far flung, varied attacks with lots of options.
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I've heard about Fortress America, but its not being made anymore and copies of it online are expensive as hell.

It was fun, but not as good as A&A.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Axis & Allies always ends up in a fight with someone. Chances are even higher if one of the opponents is your woman.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Caleb wrote:
Tragic: The Garnering.

Also, jetbaby, you're still alive? Did you make it to the TKK/LOA show a few months ago(If i'm remember right where you're from)?


DAC ate my post, I posted but never apparently showed, that I'm in your area, still alive and kicking, but have no idea what TKK/LOA would reference.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

jetbaby wrote:
Caleb wrote:
Tragic: The Garnering.

Also, jetbaby, you're still alive? Did you make it to the TKK/LOA show a few months ago(If i'm remember right where you're from)?


DAC ate my post, I posted but never apparently showed, that I'm in your area, still alive and kicking, but have no idea what TKK/LOA would reference.


Hm..I may be wrong about your taste in music. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult played a show with Lords of Acid in July. It was fucking amazing icon_rockon
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Good god, I didn't realized Lords of Acid still existed. Now that you say it I get the abbreviation, but it was completely over my head at first. No, I definitely didn't go. Last show I went to was Doomtree up in Seattle back in Novemberish, and that was the first show in many, many a year.
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