Post by Lord Penquin on Jan 21, 2004 14:00:35 GMT -5
If you have a favorite board game (not the standard monopoly, clue, risk) or card game, list it here, with a description of the basic game mechanics. For example, I just bought both Dungeoneer card sets, which is a dungeon crawling card game. I can't wait to get that box in the mail and start hunting treasure. Basically, every round a new card is drawn and placed onto the dungeon, so you never know where it will end up or how big it will get.
Post by Captain Garak on Jan 21, 2004 14:49:19 GMT -5
When I was a youngster, I went through a period during which I was fascinated with politics. I was 13 or 14 years old in 1972, and I spent a lot of time tracking Nixon's election as President.
Right around that time, in 1971, Parker Brothers created a game called, Landslide. The object was to become the President of the United States, by capturing Electoral Votes. Depending upon the State that was up, you might have to "bid" to obtain the State using your Popular Votes. There were several other twists to the game, too.
I can't tell you how many times I played that game over, and over, and over.....
I love boardgames. And there are so many I haven't played that I'm sure I would love.
As for a favorite, I'll say Fury of Dracula- but this could change at any time. My edition is very old (the original version with pewter miniatures) and some of its pieces are literally falling apart.
I've looked at Dungeoneer on boardgamegeek.com- it looks like a fun game. I'll play it with you Lord Penguin.
Edit: why are you not allowing people to post their favorite game if its monopoly? This is a culdcept forum after all- and culdcept is similar to monopoly. I say, lets not be elitist here- instead we should accept those who love the classic American boardgames (even though they are short on strategy).
My favorite boardgame of all time is Fireball Island. Move your little explorer guys around the 3D island board, get the jewel, and escape. Players could steal the jewel from each other, there was some minor card-based strategy.. the main thing was rolling "fireballs" (red marbles) around the board and wreaking havoc, though. God that was tight. Close runner up would be Survive!, but um, I was too young to figure out how to play it. It had these neat hex tiles and sea monster pieces, though.
Maybe this is a little off topic, but has anyone played Battle Hunter? It's one of those $10 PS1 releases by that company with other illustrious titles like "Space Shooter" and "Bowling," but it seems like kind of an interesting board/cardgame. You have to maneuver this (randomly created?) board and get, um, objects to win, competing with three other people and random monster battles. You have a set of cards which seems to be predetermined that you can use to add movement, attack power, summon a monster/set a trap, whatever. I only played once, lost pretty bad to the computer. Dunno if it's worth even its low price tag, but like i said, seems neat.
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2004 23:54:35 GMT -5 by ExMortis
Post by dragonmak2 on Jan 26, 2004 10:35:30 GMT -5
A few years back - Me and friends were all into a board game called "Talisman". It was standard draw a card (monster) to fight or get a reward type of thing, but it was addicting as can be, because there were over 20 starting classes with special abilities and then we had all the expansion sets like an extra dungeon and another city and even a timewarp. But one of the most entriguing aspects of the game was you didn't know what kind of ending people would be getting because it was randomly chosen out of 5 and the first person getting there could be thrown into a VOID never to be seen again, so then the remaining players would try to get there, hoping for a good ending. - It was a truly remarkable game.
On a side note - I've spent many a hour playing the boardgame Dungeon also - It's an awesome multiplayer game.
Oh the memories . . .
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2004 18:16:22 GMT -5 by dragonmak2
Animayhem. From what I've read on the internet, it was the most unplayable card game ever. I remember starting the collection when it first came out (98/99?) because I was a huuuuuge anime fan. I still love anime, but I've mellowed in my enthusiasm a bit.
Anyway, my wife and I started collecting the cards whenever we could find them at the local game stores and card/comic shops.
We happened to go into EBX one day about a year after the game came out and found 2 complete boxes of starter decks and 2 complete boxes of individual packs (5 cards each I think...) for $14 a box and bought them all.
We have the entire collection now. Most are in a huge baseball card book along with my Ranma 1/2 playing cards and some other DnD-type card game.
I downloaded a 52page addendum on how to actually play the game but my friends and I spent several fruitless hours trying to figure it out.
Now that I understand Card games a little better, I might just crack them out and see if they really are impossible to play.
Post by MisterScratch on Feb 11, 2004 12:20:08 GMT -5
One my friends and I bust out fairly regularly is Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games. It's got humurous artwork and descriptions on the cards, but it is also a fun screw-your-neighbour type game after everyone is familiar with the cards. Others we have played a bit include Illuminati, Kings and Things, Talisman (wayyy back when), Titan, Ursuppe, Divine Right, Dragon Pass and Nomad Gods, Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Settlers of Cataan, Twilight Imperium, Blood Bowl, a bit of Warhammer Fantasy and 40k, and a bunch of others I can't think of at the moment.
Dungeonquest, I would say is the greatest boardgame/card game in existance. I have been playing it reguarly for over 15 years now! With both expansion sets it is very equal to playing Dungeons & Dragons with no paperwork or DM. I would pay in upwards of $300-$400 to buy the set if I still did no own it.
Thanks for the heads up on Dungeoneer sounds interesting