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« on: November 22, 2012, 05:51 AM »

years (maybe decades) ago you recommended a board game to jeremey - he was asking for something new and addictive as his boys and he were at a stage where they were looking for such a thing. i remember him being well chuffed with your suggestion

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have got grandparents and grandkids (neither mine) in the house for christmas and they are avid board gamers - it would be great to have something new to them in the house for them to take out their aggression as a family once i got their bellies filled with bad food

if you still have the passion and knowledge for this specialised subject would sure appreciate any tips
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 07:55 AM »

Not having a clue of what he suggested but I am a huge fan of SET and the other games from that maker....all card games.....
SET can get quite rowdy with a good crew of people...
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 08:26 AM »

Depending on his age, we play a card game called "munchkin", many variants of it as well. You can also see the comic of the guy who does the art for the game at www.dorktower.com
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 09:34 AM »

SET is an excellent game.

We have well over 100 board games.

Games we play: (the first 4 are mandatory)

Acquire: (there have been at least 4 versions, we have the first and third)
(designed by the late and great Sid Sackson, one of the reviews is mine)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=018663

Settlers of Catan: (there are many expansions and variants)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=018157

Carcassone: (there are many expansions and variants)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=021099

Niagara: (one expansion not needed)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=015057

Manhattan: (tough to find, one of the reviews is mine)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=017769

Ticket to Ride: (many expansions and variants)
http://www.funagain.com/control/additem/product?quantity=1&add_product_id=015084N&product_id=015084

Puerto Rico: (a complicated game that makes the most sense as far as the mechanics when played, hard to find)
http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=012491

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 04:25 PM »

Thanks all - is a board game I was after. This gang not so hot on cards

John - the Niagra looks like it might fit the bill
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 04:38 PM »

Niagara is quick to play (30 minutes) and easy to learn.

Did you watch the video?

The board has the best physical mechanics of any game I've played.

The flow of the river as it divides into 2 branches is brilliant.

If you buy the expansion set, you get a wooden beaver.

I could not make that up.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 11:34 PM »

Some of John's games are a bit mind boggling. A group taking shelter from the rain at Kite Party sat around for hours watching John try to get a new game going for the first time. We were thinking "if its too complicated for him..."  :-)

Niagara does sound pretty cool for the family.

 
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 01:31 AM »

The family game for decades and three generations is this one :

http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=019703

Takes at least two hours, has everything from full scale nuclear war in our family bar the fallout

Added family members over the years are passed through its torture

Trying to add to this may just be futile
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 06:10 AM »

Another vote for Ticket to Ride that John listed above, ( we have 5 versions and two expansions.) 

We also enjoy Tobago as a game that the whole family plays.

Another good place to find new games if Board Game Geek Great game ratings/reviews and you can search for games based on style of game, age group etc.  Grin
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