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2012-12-18 09:30:06 AM
wikipedia... hmmmm.

*remaining conspicuously quiet on this one*
 
2012-12-18 09:30:26 AM
Instead of useless presents for Christmas I donate money to a charity that means something to the person.
CAH you have taught me a lesson, this year I will just send one check to McGraw-Hill.

/Wikipedia? Seriously?
 
2012-12-18 09:32:07 AM

Girion47: 5 dollars well spent.

If you don't think Wikipedia helps children, you're an idiot, where do you think most kids start their research?
It's a free set of Encyclopedia Britannicas for anyone with internet access. I fail to see how donating to keeping information free is a bad thing.


my lip balm addiction: Yes and how much have YOU given to charity Miss Pissy Priscilla? How much joy laughter and chuckles have you brought?


I don't typically give money. I do however donate time, goods,services and occasionally a few bucks to JDRF, a local animal rescue and occasionally go and help pack boxes for Feed the Children Chicago. I could, like you, just throw $5 at them and call it my good deed for the day/month/year whatever. That would be so much easier. Instead, I get off my ass and spend my free time, which is also valuable, actually doing something. Charities and foundations need volunteers just as much, sometimes more than they need money.

I also bought gift off of one of those wish tree things this year.

/Good enough for ya?
 
2012-12-18 09:36:48 AM

Girion47: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Munchkin- doesn't work for non-nerds
Cataan-too much focus required for a party. People want to talk about random shiat, not what it costs to upgrade a town.

shiat I have trouble getting people to pay attention long enough to learn Bang! and that game is super easy. Sometimes you don't want to have to chase people down to explain a rule that came up while they were gone, Cards Against Humanity is good for this. It has built in bathroom breaks, you can throw a card down and go to the bathroom or make another drink as the cards are being read. All of those other games you mentioned requires full attendance the whole time.

Here's the game I prefer to play, but again it takes the right crowd.

[cf.geekdo-images.com image 500x357]

/farking board game hipsters.


What is that game?

I must have it.
 
2012-12-18 09:38:46 AM

TalonZahn: Girion47: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Munchkin- doesn't work for non-nerds
Cataan-too much focus required for a party. People want to talk about random shiat, not what it costs to upgrade a town.

shiat I have trouble getting people to pay attention long enough to learn Bang! and that game is super easy. Sometimes you don't want to have to chase people down to explain a rule that came up while they were gone, Cards Against Humanity is good for this. It has built in bathroom breaks, you can throw a card down and go to the bathroom or make another drink as the cards are being read. All of those other games you mentioned requires full attendance the whole time.

Here's the game I prefer to play, but again it takes the right crowd.

[cf.geekdo-images.com image 500x357]

/farking board game hipsters.

What is that game?

I must have it.


Looks like Age of Steam w/ some expansion? Played that for the first time on Saturday and loved it.
 
2012-12-18 09:51:05 AM

abhorrent1: Without Fail: These kids gave the money to an organization that they KNOW helps people.

Our strategic priorities:
* Stabilize infrastructure
* Increase participation
* Improve quality
* Increase reach
* Encourage innovation

Wikimedia Foundation targets for 2015:
* Increase the total number of people served to 1 billion
* Increase the number of Wikipedia articles we offer to 50 million
* Ensure information is high quality by increasing the percentage of material reviewed to be of high or very high quality by 25 percent
* Encourage readers to become contributors by increasing the number of total editors who make at least 5 edits per month to 200,000
* Support healthy diversity in the editing community by doubling the percentage of female editors to 25 percent and increase the percentage of Global South editors to 37 percent

Mmmm. Those page views sure are filling. And the articles are so warm and dry. Thank you for saving us Wikimedia foundation!


Because knowledge is worthless as long as a single person is hungry.
 
2012-12-18 09:54:51 AM

Sum Dum Gai: doglover: Apples to Apples rip off.

Yeah, that was my thought, too.

Someone tried to describe it to me as a "dirty, inappropriate version of Apples to Apples".

My reply, of course, was "Apples to Apples is a dirty, inappropriate version of Apples to Apples!"

/At least when you play it right.


Dear God the nights my friends and I played the G version till late at night when we went NC-17 with that game. It is the most dirty game I have played in a while. Way to much fun.
 
2012-12-18 10:03:00 AM
Wikipedia?

WHY?

Especially since Chicagoland has REAL needs like starving children, massive gun violence and homelessness that could have put $70k+ to better use than Wiki.

I suppose it makes the geeks/nerds FEEL good about themselves instead of actually, you know, DOING some good.
 
2012-12-18 10:18:38 AM

The Slush: TalonZahn: Girion47: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Munchkin- doesn't work for non-nerds
Cataan-too much focus required for a party. People want to talk about random shiat, not what it costs to upgrade a town.

shiat I have trouble getting people to pay attention long enough to learn Bang! and that game is super easy. Sometimes you don't want to have to chase people down to explain a rule that came up while they were gone, Cards Against Humanity is good for this. It has built in bathroom breaks, you can throw a card down and go to the bathroom or make another drink as the cards are being read. All of those other games you mentioned requires full attendance the whole time.

Here's the game I prefer to play, but again it takes the right crowd.

[cf.geekdo-images.com image 500x357]

/farking board game hipsters.

What is that game?

I must have it.

Looks like Age of Steam w/ some expansion? Played that for the first time on Saturday and loved it.


It is Railways of the World
 
2012-12-18 10:19:28 AM

TalonZahn: Girion47: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Munchkin- doesn't work for non-nerds
Cataan-too much focus required for a party. People want to talk about random shiat, not what it costs to upgrade a town.

shiat I have trouble getting people to pay attention long enough to learn Bang! and that game is super easy. Sometimes you don't want to have to chase people down to explain a rule that came up while they were gone, Cards Against Humanity is good for this. It has built in bathroom breaks, you can throw a card down and go to the bathroom or make another drink as the cards are being read. All of those other games you mentioned requires full attendance the whole time.

Here's the game I prefer to play, but again it takes the right crowd.

[cf.geekdo-images.com image 500x357]

/farking board game hipsters.

What is that game?

I must have it.


Railways of the World.

There are no dice involved in the game, it is pure strategy without much randomness included. A few cards drawn may make other options look more enticing, but overall you could ignore the cards drawn and still win.

Can be super competitive, especially at the tournament level.
 
2012-12-18 10:25:57 AM

douchebag/hater: Wikipedia?

WHY?

Especially since Chicagoland has REAL needs like starving children, massive gun violence and homelessness that could have put $70k+ to better use than Wiki.

I suppose it makes the geeks/nerds FEEL good about themselves instead of actually, you know, DOING some good.


If you are going to give money to people in offices to shuffle paper giving it to wikipedia has a better return on investment than any of the poverty industry companies.
 
2012-12-18 10:28:52 AM
I played CAH for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty hilarious, although awkward since I was playing with some friends and their parents.
 
2012-12-18 10:33:45 AM
And this is better, and easier to teach than Cataan.

preeminent.org
 
2012-12-18 10:35:32 AM
With the profit from their holiday expansion set, Cards Against Humanity could have bought A zesty breakfast burrito, but gave the money toA motherfarking sorcerer instead.

Bought this shortly after GenCon this year and always have a sore face from laughing so hard. Mr. C is getting the holiday CAH expansion in his stocking. And I just played this game with the moms group I'm in.
 
2012-12-18 10:39:15 AM
With the profit from their holiday expansion set, Cards Against Humanity could have bought "A Bigger, Blacker Dick", but gave the money to "Cutting Off A Man's Balls And Gouging Out His Eyes Then Putting His Eyes Where His Balls Go And His Balls Where His Eyes Go" instead.
 
2012-12-18 10:51:35 AM
The "make a haiku with 3 cards" card is a stroke of genius.
 
2012-12-18 10:51:43 AM
corp.gsn.com

Appreciates the headline.
 
2012-12-18 10:52:28 AM
unclesgames.com

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)
 
2012-12-18 10:52:56 AM

blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth


Mage Knight. But only if you're hard-core.

/I hear Dixit is a good social game.
 
2012-12-18 10:58:29 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Mage Knight. But only if you're hard-core.

/I hear Dixit is a good social game.


I can't see Dixit being good beyond 2-3 play throughs.

I want to play Mage Knight soooo bad, but I don't know anyone that owns it and it's like 80 bucks.
 
2012-12-18 11:06:28 AM

blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth


I'm a Pillars of The Earth or Colosseum fan, but even I enjoy a stupid-fun game like Red Dragon Inn or CAH to break up a heavier game session.

CAH has its place on a game shelf but the amount of fun it provides is directly relate to the people playing. Like any party game.

/And you're calling Munchkin a more complex game than CAH? "Open door, big monster you can't kill, friends point and laugh as you die." or "Open door, easy monster you can kill, friends poop all over it and laugh as you die." And can run for 2+ hours sometimes. Meh.
 
2012-12-18 11:17:38 AM

Girion47: I want to play Mage Knight soooo bad, but I don't know anyone that owns it and it's like 80 bucks.


Girion47: What is that game?

I must have it.

Railways of the World.

There are no dice involved in the game, it is pure strategy without much randomness included. A few cards drawn may make other options look more enticing, but overall you could ignore the cards drawn and still win.

Can be super competitive, especially at the tournament level.




Yeah, but it's still a watered-down Age of Steam.
 
2012-12-18 11:28:40 AM
www.indiepressrevolution.com...is the only game that matters. 

Is "Railways of the World" just a more recent version of "Railroad Tycoon"?
 
2012-12-18 11:34:18 AM
Wikimedia? Are they trolling us?
 
2012-12-18 11:37:14 AM

Girion47: blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.

/or RoboRally... there's a fun board game
//or Last Night on Earth

Munchkin- doesn't work for non-nerds
Cataan-too much focus required for a party. People want to talk about random shiat, not what it costs to upgrade a town.

shiat I have trouble getting people to pay attention long enough to learn Bang! and that game is super easy. Sometimes you don't want to have to chase people down to explain a rule that came up while they were gone, Cards Against Humanity is good for this. It has built in bathroom breaks, you can throw a card down and go to the bathroom or make another drink as the cards are being read. All of those other games you mentioned requires full attendance the whole time.

Here's the game I prefer to play, but again it takes the right crowd.

[cf.geekdo-images.com image 500x357]

/farking board game hipsters.


For a quick party game Guillotine is great, it's always 3 rounds and even with a large group it's usually over in a half-hour.

I love that trains game! I use my 1337 MBA skills to beat my Hubby every time.
 
2012-12-18 11:43:20 AM

blue_2501: Gee, why waste time with Munchkin or Dominion or Catan when I can play a game with a premise so simple that any yahoo could have invented it? I'll pass.


The games you mentioned are all great, but passing over a game because the premise is simple? You sound hardcore.
 
2012-12-18 11:53:43 AM

Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)


And why play something as dumb and simple as Angry Birds when you can play Civilization?
 
2012-12-18 12:06:35 PM

HeartBurnKid: Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)

And why play something as dumb and simple as Angry Birds when you can play Civilization?


The problem is usually getting a half dozen friends together, not getting them to pay attention to something for more then 20 seconds.

Also, if your friends are the type of people who will see 'I'm batman' on a card, and laugh their asses off and try to hamfist it into every fark situation? You need new friends, or you're already in hell.
 
2012-12-18 12:20:57 PM

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)

And why play something as dumb and simple as Angry Birds when you can play Civilization?

The problem is usually getting a half dozen friends together, not getting them to pay attention to something for more then 20 seconds.

Also, if your friends are the type of people who will see 'I'm batman' on a card, and laugh their asses off and try to hamfist it into every fark situation? You need new friends, or you're already in hell.


For someone who hangs out on Fark, you have an unjustifiably high opinion of yourself. FFS, there's nothing wrong with enjoying a little simple entertainment now and then.
 
2012-12-18 12:23:00 PM
Fav card game: Grass.
 
2012-12-18 12:49:26 PM

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)

And why play something as dumb and simple as Angry Birds when you can play Civilization?

The problem is usually getting a half dozen friends together, not getting them to pay attention to something for more then 20 seconds.

Also, if your friends are the type of people who will see 'I'm batman' on a card, and laugh their asses off and try to hamfist it into every fark situation? You need new friends, or you're already in hell.


Dude, I sat at Origins and played a game of Say Anything at the North Star booth with the designer and we laughed our asses off because someone wrote "Giant Lego Penis" on a card. At one point in the game, everyone had used it at least once and we laughed at ourselves heartily every time. That's what a lot of party games are designed to do - enable you to laugh at yourself as well as everyone else and they are as fun as you all make them.

Our game groups latest infatuation is Looping Louie. A stupid kids game for ages 4+ but it invokes something unique that we can't stop playing it. It invokes FUN. Stupid, fast, competitive FUN. There's nothing wrong with Angry Birds if you like dexterity games, especially if you like the apps. I'm a hardcore board gamer but I wouldn't find Civ or TI-3rd really fun as I don't like playing a game for four hours. You might, but you're not every gamer either. I love a good euro like the next guy/gal, but there are a lot of stupid games that are incredibly worthy of play.
 
2012-12-18 12:50:53 PM

Girion47: And this is better, and easier to teach than Cataan.

[preeminent.org image 600x297]


Ok, I'm intrigued, but what IS it?
 
2012-12-18 12:53:58 PM

FunkyBlue: preeminent.org


Ah, Ad Astra. Heard of it, haven't played it.

And Catan isn't hard to teach. I can get a newbie playing in under 20 mins.
 
2012-12-18 12:58:50 PM

FunkyBlue: FunkyBlue: preeminent.org

Ah, Ad Astra. Heard of it, haven't played it.

And Catan isn't hard to teach. I can get a newbie playing in under 20 mins.


Ad Astra is Cataan in space, only without the theif, or the dice.
 
2012-12-18 01:00:36 PM

Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)


I played a game of that with the creator.

I dunno, a game that lasts 8 hours is not exactly something I consider "party" material. Maybe newer editions go faster.
 
2012-12-18 01:04:38 PM

Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)


That looks similar to

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-12-18 01:07:42 PM

FunkyBlue: FunkyBlue: preeminent.org

Ah, Ad Astra. Heard of it, haven't played it.

And Catan isn't hard to teach. I can get a newbie playing in under 20 mins.


And that newbie can win, with smarts and a little luck. That's what makes it a fantastic game- there are very few games that both have a great deal of strategy and yet a newbie can win it.
 
2012-12-18 01:10:43 PM

FunkyBlue: Dude, I sat at Origins and played a game of Say Anything at the North Star booth with the designer and we laughed our asses off because someone wrote "Giant Lego Penis" on a card.


Yeah, I just can't get into that. There's no scheming. No plotting. No strategy. No reliable plan. You'll always get the derpy people who pick the most random possible card as the winner, because it's 'funny'. And I can't stand that.

The thing is, I get stupid humor. Every wednesday some of my friends and I get together and play trivia at the local bar. Few beers in and we're all cracking stupid jokes. "What U2 song references British Soldiers gunning down innocent Irish civillians?" "It's a Beautiful Day?"

shiat like that is goofy, stupid, and fun, but I don't need a card game to bring that out. No one does. It's a waste of time. (To me.)

It also doesn't bring anything new to the table. You become a 3rd party in all stories. No longer did you do something funny, you chose to select something that someone else at one point thought was funny. You become that asshole at parties who retells Kat Williams jokes like he just thought of them on the spot.

Twilight Imperium has a senate. Political decisions with game altering ramifications are made every turn. Straight laced buddy of mine ended up drinking quite a bit, took off his shoe and slammed it on the table repeatedly like he was Nikita farking Khrushchev. shiat like that will stick with me for a lifetime, because it was spontaneous and pure farking gold.

Playing a card that says 'cum guzzling goats'? Makes you kind of retarded.
 
2012-12-18 01:12:20 PM

Girion47: Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)

That looks similar to

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


It's older, by a fair bit. Eclipse was partially based on TI. I'm thinking of picking it up, but I heard they really cut back on the political and social aspects of the game, which are my favorite. Have any insight?
 
2012-12-18 01:26:37 PM

Quigs: Girion47: Quigs: [unclesgames.com image 400x247]

Twilight Imperium or bust.

(Srysly, CAH is like apples to apples, except somehow even more random and dumb.)

That looks similar to

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

It's older, by a fair bit. Eclipse was partially based on TI. I'm thinking of picking it up, but I heard they really cut back on the political and social aspects of the game, which are my favorite. Have any insight?


I've never played TI, so I can't really compare them. But I do know with Empire the politics were, expand what you can until your neighbors up their firepower, then it becomes an arms race and alliances quickly break down into epic space battles.
 
2012-12-18 01:40:31 PM

Quigs: FunkyBlue: Dude, I sat at Origins and played a game of Say Anything at the North Star booth with the designer and we laughed our asses off because someone wrote "Giant Lego Penis" on a card.

Yeah, I just can't get into that. There's no scheming. No plotting. No strategy. No reliable plan. You'll always get the derpy people who pick the most random possible card as the winner, because it's 'funny'. And I can't stand that.

The thing is, I get stupid humor. Every wednesday some of my friends and I get together and play trivia at the local bar. Few beers in and we're all cracking stupid jokes. "What U2 song references British Soldiers gunning down innocent Irish civillians?" "It's a Beautiful Day?"

shiat like that is goofy, stupid, and fun, but I don't need a card game to bring that out. No one does. It's a waste of time. (To me.)

It also doesn't bring anything new to the table. You become a 3rd party in all stories. No longer did you do something funny, you chose to select something that someone else at one point thought was funny. You become that asshole at parties who retells Kat Williams jokes like he just thought of them on the spot.

Twilight Imperium has a senate. Political decisions with game altering ramifications are made every turn. Straight laced buddy of mine ended up drinking quite a bit, took off his shoe and slammed it on the table repeatedly like he was Nikita farking Khrushchev. shiat like that will stick with me for a lifetime, because it was spontaneous and pure farking gold.

Playing a card that says 'cum guzzling goats'? Makes you kind of retarded.


If I have to choose between being "kind of retarded", and being a high-and-mighty asshole like you who wouldn't dare to play a game that doesn't involve a senate and politics, I'd rather be kind of retarded.

Christ, if I wanted to spend my nights having pointless arguments about imaginary politics, I'd take up Vampire: The Masquerade again.
 
2012-12-18 01:50:00 PM

HeartBurnKid: If I have to choose between being "kind of retarded", and being a high-and-mighty asshole like you who wouldn't dare to play a game that doesn't involve a senate and politics, I'd rather be kind of retarded.


Nothing says senate and politics like pub trivia.

You're a farking moron.
 
2012-12-18 01:55:10 PM

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: If I have to choose between being "kind of retarded", and being a high-and-mighty asshole like you who wouldn't dare to play a game that doesn't involve a senate and politics, I'd rather be kind of retarded.

Nothing says senate and politics like pub trivia.

You're a farking moron.


I'd prefer to be a moron than whatever the fark you think you are.
 
2012-12-18 01:57:07 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Thanksgiving day.  Awesome game.


Likewise, actually. And agreed, it's...just great.
 
2012-12-18 02:01:48 PM

HeartBurnKid: I'd prefer to be a moron


This much is obvious.
 
2012-12-18 02:03:32 PM
Whoever linked the online version of this owes me a solid hour and a half
 
2012-12-18 02:16:25 PM
Came here for a boardgame thread. Leaving satisfied.

/Also, there seems to be a lot of butt hurt from the Apples to Apples crowd.
 
2012-12-18 02:26:53 PM

Swordblade:
If you're looking for a good "pick up and go" game (i.e. doesn't require 10^3 pieces or rulebook pages) I suggest giving Red Dragon Inn a shot - I've gotten plenty of friends and family members hooked on it, including those who have no idea what D&D stands for.


If however you are looking for a game with 10^3 pieces and rule book pages, I suggest a nice relaxing game of Arkham Horror.

www.gateplay.com

Not many games where a former soldier with PTSD and a flame thrower can be suffering from Consumption, Delerium, Agoraphobia, and Mania will manage to kill the Dunwich Horror, and then be named Deputy of Arkham and issued a gun and a badge, as well as being issued a retainer by the local news paper because of all of his fascinating stories.

END COMMUNICATION
 
2012-12-18 02:32:25 PM

Quigs: "What U2 song references British Soldiers gunning down innocent Irish civillians?" "It's a Beautiful Day?"


That's a trick question. There are no innocent Irish civilians.
 
2012-12-18 02:37:44 PM
It always makes me feel good to see that there's people even more insufferably douchebaggy than myself. Thanks Quigs. You make my day brighter.
 
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