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2008-09-15 04:36:40 PM  

jmayson: shadowknight I thought I had heard from pretty bizarre stories from PD/FD/EMS folks, but yours blows them all out of the water. WTH is your weirdest story? Do post it!


The more I think about it the more I can picture Maggie riding Santa's Little Helper while Homer laughs and Marge says, "You know Homie, I really don't think it's safe for Maggie to be riding the dog."
 
2008-09-15 04:37:31 PM  
They should've just ate some orange slices and waited to see who stood up first.

/great TF thread
 
2008-09-15 04:39:38 PM  
i296.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-15 04:40:09 PM  

GBmanNC: I bet it was UNO. That game brings out the worst in people.


I was once involved in a game of UNO that ended when somebody got tossed in a pool, so

/kick

//etc
 
2008-09-15 04:40:22 PM  
What's the difference between a board game and a dildo?

One's fun for the whole family; the other; fun for the family hole.

/Veal...try it.
 
2008-09-15 04:40:59 PM  

JessicaRaven: another Monopoly related domestic disturbance

how do those Parker Brothers sleep at night?


Thank you, thank you very much.
 
2008-09-15 04:41:32 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-15 04:42:10 PM  
UKRAIN IS GAME TO YOU?!
 
2008-09-15 04:42:25 PM  
Seems reasonable to me -- I've played that game with far too many idiots that don't know what an adjective is, and why they shouldn't be allowed to say "Trippy Tiny Tasty Toasty-O's" as a cereal and get 4 points under the "illiteration" house rule...

Then the same idiots will argue I can't put "Boxcar" as a 'thing with wheels' because 'box' is an adjective...

(sigh)
 
2008-09-15 04:43:23 PM  
When the scalpels in Operation aren't used on the patient anymore, something's gone wrong.
 
2008-09-15 04:44:39 PM  
I've been in several physical fights over Blokus, not to mention calling/being called many names that the filter won't let me repeat here.
 
2008-09-15 04:44:57 PM  
I had a game of risk end with my dad saying Just put the knife down you can't blame your brother if he rolled 5 sixes in a row the dice are not weighted
 
2008-09-15 04:45:50 PM  
Ahhh, family game night memories.

I can almost see the Schlitz bottle flying and hear my Dad screaming "if I say a thimble is a goddamned hotel a thimble is a goddamned hotel!!"
 
2008-09-15 04:46:55 PM  

ObscureNameHere:
Yeah, I can see that. Let's keep the love going with some really good board games:

Imperial
Caylus
In the Year of the Dragon
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
StarFarers of Catan (so different from the other Catans it is its own game, IMO)
Hamburgum


Princes of Florence was a great one, as was Notre Dame

Yeah, Puerto Rico was really good at ratcheting up frustration for the other players, especially when all their stuff rots because you put one coffee in the biggest ship. Power Grid at least let you buy your way past other cities. Setters, well, you could box someone in and basically eliminate them.

I was trying to think of more games where one could really be a douchenozzle and get some fights going. A game of thrones was good for that, especially if players were just plain arbitrary and petty. Samurai Swords was bad for that, because the losing players could choose the winner by committing suicide in that player's direction. Actually, that's a pretty common failing of a lot of wargames.
 
2008-09-15 04:47:26 PM  
Was one of them named Eunice?

Not obscure, for old-ass Farkers.
 
2008-09-15 04:47:32 PM  
Aren't there any non-competitive board games?

Oh right, there aren't.
 
2008-09-15 04:47:33 PM  
what do they expect with a neighborhood populated by dense people.
 
2008-09-15 04:48:42 PM  
About a week ago I was playing a drunken game of Jenga that ended in one of my friends smashing the Jenga tower and stomping out the door.

He stole my friends dog on the way out and didn't tell him.

He didn't even do it as joke. He was really trying to piss him off.
 
2008-09-15 04:48:48 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123: Riscrabopoly. Homicide in a box.

I LOL'd.
 
2008-09-15 04:49:53 PM  
i272.photobucket.com

send in the court appointed social worker
 
2008-09-15 04:51:24 PM  
This thread delivers.

Few things will show you people's true character like playing a board game or card game or whatnot. If they're a control freak, a cheat, a lazy-ass, a welsher, a scary screamy asshole, a board/card game with the family will reveal it.
 
2008-09-15 04:51:50 PM  

jmayson: shadowknight I thought I had heard from pretty bizarre stories from PD/FD/EMS folks, but yours blows them all out of the water. WTH is your weirdest story? Do post it!


Oddest call: I was a dispatcher for a private security co. in Beverly Hills.
Me: "Bel-Air Patrol, can I help you?"
Caller: "There's a black man walking down Beverly Blvd."
Me: "...."
Caller: "Hello?"
Me: "Yes...Is he doing anything?"
Caller: "Yes, he's walking down the sidewalk, and I want you to send the officer."
Me: "OK...Is he trash picking or something?"
Caller: "No! He's just walking down the sidewalk!"
Me: "Well, is he up on people's lawns or anything? Is he looking into the houses?"
Caller: "No, he's just walking down the street."
Me: "Um...OK. Did you want me to send somebody?"
Caller: "Yes. I want someone to come get him off the street."
Me: "OK...I'll let the officer in the area know."

That was so farking surreal, I still recall it almost word for word, even though it's been nearly 15 years. The indignation in that caller's voice was weird.
 
2008-09-15 04:52:45 PM  
In Russia, One Ping Only plays you.
 
2008-09-15 04:53:31 PM  
i44.photobucket.com

Fights broke out over this game in our household bi-weekly during the mid-eighties.
 
2008-09-15 04:55:50 PM  

The_Sponge: Monopoly makes me suicidal.

/It never farking ends, the game just keeps going and going and going....


I feel your pain, really.
 
2008-09-15 04:57:21 PM  

how is babby formed: I've gotten into fights over both Monopoly and Risk. Shamefully one of my best friends and I got into a real fist fight over his refusal to pay me what was owed on Baltic Ave. farkin BALTIC AVENUE!

However, if you want a game that is fun for the family and will cause no fights whatsoever, get Life As A Blackman (new window).

It really might be the best board game I've ever played. The last time I played I ended up with 3 kids, was living off my woman's salary, spent 14 turns in prison and ended up getting shot in a drive-by.


What's all this then?


SRSLY, I've never gotten into a fistfight over a boardgame, but I will admit that Risk put me in a stabby mood.
The first time I played I had to trust my "friend's" memory as to the rules as his copy had been "lost"
"So you start with 5 guys in each area you control and you can move 2, and then roll, then you pick a card and now I've got a cannon and all your guys are dead." It was like Calvinball the Boardgame.
 
2008-09-15 04:57:24 PM  
Hah...got punched once for the category "song" and letter "D" using The Police's Da Do Do Do, Da Da Da Da...
 
2008-09-15 05:02:06 PM  

Gyrfalcon: jmayson: shadowknight I thought I had heard from pretty bizarre stories from PD/FD/EMS folks, but yours blows them all out of the water. WTH is your weirdest story? Do post it!

Oddest call: I was a dispatcher for a private security co. in Beverly Hills.
Me: "Bel-Air Patrol, can I help you?"
Caller: "There's a black man walking down Beverly Blvd."


My mother-in-law lives with us. She's from New Hampshire which is like Ivory soap (99.9% pure white or something). Our neighbors here in Austin are African-American. For weeks she would panic saying, "There's a black man in the bushes! Lock the doors. Call the police." I'd like out, wave, and say it's the neighbor who is in HIS yard minding HIS business.

Still not as funny as riding a great dane around the house. I'm sorry, I'm still LOL about that one. :-)
 
2008-09-15 05:02:29 PM  

jaylectricity: Apples to Apples can lead to some drunken arguments:

"That isn't even close to your card!"
"Mine was a funny joke"
"I thought we were being serious"
"That doesn't even make sense"
"You keep picking your girlfriend's card"
"You suck"
"Bite Me"
*punch*


fark APPLES TO APPLES .. people play to eachothers cards. My brother and his girlfriend are always workin with eachother. When it comes up to my turn I just say toss in something that describes me and it better be farking funny. Anyone who picks what the topic card says will be automatically disqualified from my picking.

lol throws a wrench in the game ..

Apples to Apples .. making familes fist fight since "HEY the card says BEAUTIFUL and you picked SUNRISE over MARYILYN MONROE you farking HOMO"
 
2008-09-15 05:02:35 PM  
+1 on Diplomacy. I'm amazed that there were no homicides in my little Diplomacy group in high school. Thankfully we mostly got drunk afterwards and we were all pretty mellow drunks.
 
2008-09-15 05:04:08 PM  

mikemc0420: Fights broke out over this game in our household bi-weekly during the mid-eighties.


I had that game!!! Man, I had forgotten about it.

I also had one that was like Clue, but wasn't. It had an electronic handheld thing and you had to enter codes and the bad guy would say "Nah nah na-na nah" and run off. Today it sounds really annoying but back then I enjoyed it.
 
2008-09-15 05:07:51 PM  
I played Scattergories with friends the other night, with no incidents. My partner and I must think alike because our answers kept striking out each other.

Now, Scrabble in our house gets nasty. Nasty...
 
2008-09-15 05:08:20 PM  
You would be amazed at how much Trouble you can pop with that pop-o-matic bubble.

/Trouble
//Trouble
 
2008-09-15 05:10:04 PM  
I have gotten into fights over Catan more than once. Scattagories though?
 
2008-09-15 05:12:37 PM  
Is it Baby Fish Mouth???

Baby Fish MOUTH!!!!
 
2008-09-15 05:14:08 PM  
Genuinely surprised that Trivial Pursuit hasn't been mentioned yet. My family always bring it out when we get together but never manage to finish a game.

It always culminates in drunken screaming matches. Mum: "Stop giving him clues! We know you know the answers stop helping him!"
 
2008-09-15 05:16:40 PM  

This Is Bold Text: I'm surprised it wasn't Diplomacy. I've seen people get punched in the face over Diplomacy.


Hell yeah. Diplomacy is a biatch.

You're required to back stab in that game but people take it way too seriously.
 
2008-09-15 05:25:14 PM  
Ticket To Ride: Europe
Carcassonne

and a personal fave, esp since 'tis the season..

Category 5. Dang, what a fun card game.
 
2008-09-15 05:26:58 PM  
pacificcoast.net

My brothers and I used to get into full on fist fights over this one. Oh, the good old days...
 
2008-09-15 05:29:23 PM  

ticketfan: This Is Bold Text: I'm surprised it wasn't Diplomacy. I've seen people get punched in the face over Diplomacy.

Hell yeah. Diplomacy is a biatch.

You're required to back stab in that game but people take it way too seriously.


Ive never played Diplomacy, but after going and reading some reviews, I am VERY intrigued...
 
2008-09-15 05:32:10 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-15 05:33:48 PM  
Back in my youth I hung around Springfield, VA with a bunch of characters who played board games made by companies with names like Avalon Hill, Simulations Publications and GDW. I won't go into detail but if you're interested in ancient history, check out this link.

Now, for those of you whose memory only goes back as far as the mid-70's and the onset of D&D, you gotta understand that these guys I used to play games with were not nerds. Yeah, maybe me and a couple of other high-school age guys there were proto-nerds. But the typical participant was a bit older. Usually a Vietnam vet. Often a biker. Usually dressed in leather and/or fatigues. Big guys. Sharp, but BIG. Nasty tempers.

We never had brawls. We were smarter than that. No one was dumb enough to try anything stupid, like using loaded dice or disputing a ruling or questioning someone's strategy. We knew such foolishness would only end in bloodshed. LOTS of bloodshed. Maybe even grenade chucking.

Once I made the mistake of calling one of these guys an "armchair general". He almost ripped me a new one. I never made that mistake again.
 
2008-09-15 05:34:27 PM  

Joe Hallenbeck: My brothers and I used to get into full on fist fights over this one. Oh, the good old days...


oooh. Axis and Allies--those game pieces look good all over the floor. I've been in fights over that game, but only because my dude and his dude friends played it too damn much and I got jealous. That was a long time ago though. I grew up and no more throwing a million pieces on the floor. I still get shiat for that from those guys! Sorry guys!
 
2008-09-15 05:38:49 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-15 05:40:11 PM  
A bunch of us nearly got into a brawl while playing Order of the Stick. Now I'm not allowed to be Elan anymore :(
 
2008-09-15 05:40:34 PM  
My friends and family used to get all pissy at me when we played Pictionary.

Hey, it wasn't MY fault that they hadn't wasted ~20 years drawing comics! LOL

/Don't draw anymore
//Can still mop the floor with anyone at Pictionary, though
 
2008-09-15 05:44:34 PM  
This is a duketastrophe!
 
2008-09-15 05:46:53 PM  
I have drawn blood over a game of Pictionary.
(Gesturing wildly at what I had drawn while still holding the pencil... good thing pencils are graphite these days, and not lead)
 
2008-09-15 06:00:47 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: SRSLY, I've never gotten into a fistfight over a boardgame, but I will admit that Risk put me in a stabby mood.
The first time I played I had to trust my "friend's" memory as to the rules as his copy had been "lost"
"So you start with 5 guys in each area you control and you can move 2, and then roll, then you pick a card and now I've got a cannon and all your guys are dead." It was like Calvinball the Boardgame.


LOL...That's funny! They should put a copy of Risk on the ISA. I'd love to see a fistfight in space over the borders of Siam.
 
2008-09-15 06:06:03 PM  
I once played a game of Monopoly where the FIRST guy to go bankrupt was an investment banker. He whined like anything when his last property was confiscated.
 
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