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2012-12-17 10:36:46 PM  
I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Thanksgiving day.  Awesome game.
 
2012-12-17 10:57:42 PM  

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


Nice, we've had it at a few Fark parties. It's gone over pretty well. You do have to play it with the right group of people. It's no fun trying to explain what heteronormativity is. Probably would have been better off playing Apples To Apples with that group.
 
2012-12-17 11:08:37 PM  

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

Nice, we've had it at a few Fark parties. It's gone over pretty well. You do have to play it with the right group of people. It's no fun trying to explain what heteronormativity is. Probably would have been better off playing Apples To Apples with that group.



Oh, that wasn't an issue in this case.  The Thanksgiving day hosts, also the ones who taught me & some of the other guests the game, are also gamers.  My son goes to their home every Wednesday to play Pathfinder. 
 
2012-12-17 11:18:50 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Oh, that wasn't an issue in this case. The Thanksgiving day hosts, also the ones who taught me & some of the other guests the game, are also gamers. My son goes to their home every Wednesday to play Pathfinder.


Oh, I know. The Farkers loved it. Another separate group I played it with were the much more... innocent ones.
 
2012-12-17 11:25:04 PM  

Misch: Bathia_Mapes: Oh, that wasn't an issue in this case. The Thanksgiving day hosts, also the ones who taught me & some of the other guests the game, are also gamers. My son goes to their home every Wednesday to play Pathfinder.

Oh, I know. The Farkers loved it. Another separate group I played it with were the much more... innocent ones.



Nothing innocent about the people we played CAH with.  But we're all a bunch of geeks/nerds. 
 
2012-12-17 11:29:48 PM  
Cards Against Humanity is one of the few party games for sale that is actually fun. You definitely have to play with the right group though.
 
2012-12-17 11:44:34 PM  
1) Heroin
2) Dr. Benway
 
2012-12-17 11:49:34 PM  
With the profit from their holiday expansion set, Cards Against Humanity could have bought "MechaHitler", but gave the money to "Morgan Freeman's voice" instead.
 
2012-12-17 11:52:40 PM  
I would've supported buying boar sperm by the tanker load.

/Don't judge me
//$10 well spent
 
2012-12-18 12:30:20 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I would've supported buying boar sperm by the tanker load.

/Don't judge me
//$10 well spent


You should vacation in Texas, I hear they have boar sperm by the tanker load down yonder.
 
2012-12-18 12:48:28 AM  
1. Asians who are bad at math
2. BATMAN!!

/both are actual cards in the standard Cards Against Humanity pack
//it's been a popular game in my gaming group for over a year now
 
2012-12-18 01:05:18 AM  

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


Apples to Apples rip off.

Get off mah lawn!
 
2012-12-18 01:29:03 AM  
Is this a game you play before the real game?
 
2012-12-18 01:32:58 AM  
Dafuq izzis shiat?
 
2012-12-18 01:39:48 AM  

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.
 
2012-12-18 01:39:58 AM  
Cocaine, hookers
 
2012-12-18 01:43:01 AM  

susansto-helit: 1. Asians who are bad at math


In all sincerity, I ask: is ironic, hipster racism still racism? Last time we played, my wife played once, then decided she didn't like the game, and told that was why. The next game at the same party someone drew the 'big black dick' card, and it made me wonder something similar.

Not trying to be a debbie downer; I just think the game goes for a certain mid-brow demographic, and seems like it tosses in these low-brow notions specifically to make the midders feel like they're high-brow because they 'get it'.
 
2012-12-18 01:45:01 AM  
It's possible to combine the two games: Apples against humanity. I don't know what the rules are, but it produces things like this. (mildly NSFW)
 
2012-12-18 01:53:48 AM  
There's an online version of CAH

/Have the core set, with Canadian booster pack
//I'm expecting the two expansions soon
///Ordered the Holiday pack this link is about a few weeks ago. I'm one of the $5 guys
 
2012-12-18 02:38:37 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. at all.


Basically, all these guys did is take someone else's good idea, make it a little less nice, then give it a dumb name and a new paint job.

They're the Steve Jobs of card games.
 
2012-12-18 02:40:45 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.


The main difference that I see is that their mechanic is a fill-in-the-blank mechanic, and not a "Here's an adjective, give me some nouns" mechanic like in Apples to Apples.
 
2012-12-18 02:47:03 AM  

doglover: 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. at all.

Basically, all these guys did is take someone else's good idea, make it a little less nice, then give it a dumb name and a new paint job.

They're the Steve Jobs of card games.


Duh, which is why it is a better game.
 
2012-12-18 02:57:31 AM  
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
 
2012-12-18 03:08:14 AM  
Wow, it's like I'm really back on 4chan. Something got popular, better start telling everyone how hip I am by saying how much I hate it.
 
2012-12-18 03:20:03 AM  

leakybucket: Not trying to be a debbie downer; I just think the game goes for a certain mid-brow demographic


It was made by high school seniors.
 
2012-12-18 04:36:44 AM  
Evil baby orphanage hurt the hell out of my brain, just wanted to say that.


/gimme fluxx.. any flavor.
 
2012-12-18 04:40:13 AM  
Blank 1: A Christmas stocking full of coleslaw
Blank 2: Taking down Santa with a surface-to-air missile

Simple solution for the cards you don't like, or are too low-brow for you: remove those card and make your own from the blanks they give you.

I play with people who get upset with the religious cards, or any dealing with children, or special needs. So they don't play them, and take others. Gets boring and low-brow with those same people fawning over dick jokes, not playing "Eugenics" or "M. Night Shamalamadingdong card" for laughs, and not enjoying a tactical use of "The Blood Of Christ".

This game delivers. I introduced it to friends & family, playing with a group whose youngest is 21, oldest is 70. Everyone loves it, and I have influenced 3 people to buy it. In the group is my mom. Ever explain "pixleated bukkake" to your mom?

/bringing it Christmas eve to corrupt more family members
 
2012-12-18 04:46:20 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.


Different target audiences and target play environments. As much as I like Munchkin, that game doesn't fly well with non-nerds. Gelatinous Octahedron flies right over their heads, and is met with "that doesn't make any sense, it's stupid". Dominion and Catan aren't party games, and require more thought and play style than some people want to invest after a long week, or at a barbecue.
 
2012-12-18 04:49:11 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: bukkake



I felt kind of uber-nerdish that I knew what bukkake meant & my 32-year old son didn't when the word came up during the game.  Too much time on fark I guess.  And my son is an avid gamer too. 
 
2012-12-18 05:14:35 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: 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.

Different target audiences and target play environments. As much as I like Munchkin, that game doesn't fly well with non-nerds. Gelatinous Octahedron flies right over their heads, and is met with "that doesn't make any sense, it's stupid". Dominion and Catan aren't party games, and require more thought and play style than some people want to invest after a long week, or at a barbecue.


Obviously you don't know the right people.

You're definitely right about those games being for different audiences.
 
2012-12-18 05:23:47 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


Teehee! You think Dominion, Munchkin, and Settlers of Catan are complicated games. *snicker*

/come back when you've played Trajan
 
2012-12-18 05:56:46 AM  
Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
images.catholic.org
 
2012-12-18 06:19:02 AM  
One of my best experiences at GENCON this year was stumbling upon a pick up game of CAH at one in the morning.
 
2012-12-18 06:37:32 AM  

abhorrent1: Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
[images.catholic.org image 250x250]


Someone had to do it.

I guess I'm glad it wasn't me.
 
2012-12-18 06:38:58 AM  
I love me some occasional CAH, but if played against the same people too long, I've found it gets a little stale - especially when the same few cards become auto-wins despite the lack of fitting the goal sentence (I'm looking at you, Glenn Beck cards / Wanking into orphans' tears).

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.

/Look out, Pooky's on a drunken rampage again!
 
2012-12-18 06:56:12 AM  

abhorrent1: Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
[images.catholic.org image 250x250]


You're right, they should've donated the money to the "Cardboard Cutout of Children who Look Poor and Hold Up Signs Amnesty Fund."

/Understand your sentiment, but you couldn't find one picture of a real kid?
 
2012-12-18 07:06:11 AM  

YodaBlues: /Understand your sentiment, but you couldn't find one picture of a real kid?


Yes, I could have.
 
2012-12-18 07:09:04 AM  

abhorrent1: Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
[images.catholic.org image 250x250]


whats she complaining about? shes got a car doesnt she? for serious yo.
 
2012-12-18 07:46:12 AM  

abhorrent1: Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
[images.catholic.org image 250x250]


Guess the Catholic Church is too busy bailing out pedophiles.

Or maybe the pope needed more solid gold accouterments. 

These kids gave the money to an organization that they KNOW helps people.

The Catholic Church? Not so much.
 
2012-12-18 08:00:27 AM  

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!
 
2012-12-18 08:28:57 AM  

abhorrent1: Mmmm. Those page views sure are filling. And the articles are so warm and dry. Thank you for saving us Wikimedia foundation!


I understand your sarcasm. After all, ever since the Garden of Eden, access to knowledge has never helped to alleviate suffering.
 
2012-12-18 08:33:45 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!


Yes and how much have YOU given to charity Miss Pissy Priscilla? How much joy laughter and chuckles have you brought?
 
2012-12-18 08:40:09 AM  
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.
 
2012-12-18 08:50:47 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: You should vacation in Texas, I hear they have boar sperm by the tanker load down yonder.


"White gold," "Texas tea."
 
2012-12-18 08:57:36 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


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

/farking board game hipsters.
 
2012-12-18 09:00:46 AM  
I want to buy that game now.

I'd never heard of it. Looks like fun.
 
2012-12-18 09:08:32 AM  
Billy Mays here for... Puppies!

I love CAH. Still, my current addiction as far as card games goes is Thunderstone. Best for a small group, like 3 or 4 people, but holy christ is it fun. It's like a combination of Diablo and Magic: the Gathering. My current group switches between that and Cards Against Humanity for our game nights. Entirely too much fun is had.
 
2012-12-18 09:09:15 AM  

doczoidberg: I want to buy that game now.

I'd never heard of it. Looks like fun.


It is fun, ignore the people shiatting on it.
 
2012-12-18 09:17:12 AM  
I've played the CAH twice, both times it was a blast. Hell, I won the first time I played. My strategy was to be as offensive as possible, it worked.

I think I should pick up a copy of the game....

/not a game for the easily offended.
 
2012-12-18 09:29:06 AM  

susansto-helit: 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

Teehee! You think Dominion, Munchkin, and Settlers of Catan are complicated games. *snicker*

/come back when you've played Trajan


Dominion is a highly complex game if you dig deep enough, or play at tournament level. About as complex as Magic without the pay-to-win problem. Catan has a similar complexity at the tournament level, though it's more political, and gah I can't believe I'm defending Catan.

Munchkin is no more complex than CAH but makes little sense to non-nerds.

I haven't played Trajan, but there are plenty of complex 3+ hour fun games out there.
 
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.
 
2012-12-18 02:43:18 PM  

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: I'd prefer to be a moron

This much is obvious.


Well, I have to be a moron, right? I mean, I actually enjoy Cards Against Humanity even though there's no Senate.
 
2012-12-18 02:51:31 PM  

doczoidberg: I want to buy that game now.

I'd never heard of it. Looks like fun.



It's not only fun, but many of the cards are hilariously offensive.  Much like being on fark. 
 
2012-12-18 02:52:13 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.


Speaking as someone who plays both highly strategic games and games like CAH and attends board gaming conventions, you are one colossal bag with which one douches.
 
2012-12-18 02:55:59 PM  

Lord Zardoz: 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 image 450x307]

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


My friends and I don't care much for that game, mainly because if you get sucked into another dimension, it takes forever to get back in the game. However, Mansions of Madness has gone over quite well with our group. And it's very much like D&D in that there is one person (essentially the dungeon master) playing against the rest of the group.
 
2012-12-18 02:56:06 PM  

susansto-helit: 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.

Speaking as someone who plays both highly strategic games and games like CAH and attends board gaming conventions, you are one colossal bag with which one douches.


Here, here!
 
2012-12-18 02:58:49 PM  

Critatak: 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.


There's always scale. There's nice people on the left. Douchebags in the middle taking up the majority of the population here. Giant douchebags like me who are on the right, then a few feet from me is the denizens of the politics tab, and several miles to the right are the fark atheists.

It's all relative.
 
2012-12-18 02:59:02 PM  
i2.bebo.com

Only game I've been playing lately.

ak1.picdn.net
 
2012-12-18 02:59:07 PM  

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.


It's a really obscure reason. You haven't heard of it.

/and neither have I
//because we're not hipster douchbags
 
2012-12-18 02:59:35 PM  
Quigs 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.

Sense of humor is subjective. What you find derpy and random, I may find truly hilarious. That's kind of the point in this game, to impress the card judge.

Light-hearted pick-up games aren't your thing, cool. However, not everyone wants to strategize, or plot, or scheme all the time at the table. Your idea of fun is min-maxing and playing the numbers game, and that's fine. Not everyone has fun that way, and there's nothing wrong with either way of having fun. There is a time and place for TI or Agricola, and there is a time and place for CAH/light games.

CAH has a huge chaotic streak to it. You're not in charge of every move every round, so certain gamers don't know how to handle it. The "serious business" board gamers I knew hated that "uncontrolled variable" aspect, and would have incredible meltdowns when they lost because of it. Seriously, some of those guys hated when someone "lesser" beat them due to dumb luck or a "first time playing, let me try this" strategy. They also had huge control issues, but that's neither here nor there.

/the "srs bzns" gamers I knew were also insufferable, having meltdowns over anything that didn't go their way or situations they couldn't rules-lawyer their way around
 
2012-12-18 03:04:12 PM  

susansto-helit: Lord Zardoz: 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 image 450x307]

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

My friends and I don't care much for that game, mainly because if you get sucked into another dimension, it takes forever to get back in the game. However, Mansions of Madness has gone over quite well with our group. And it's very much like D&D in that there is one person (essentially the dungeon master) playing against the rest of the group.


Do you like Betrayal At The House On The Hill? If you haven't played it, you must.
 
2012-12-18 03:04:14 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: Quigs 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.

Sense of humor is subjective. What you find derpy and random, I may find truly hilarious. That's kind of the point in this game, to impress the card judge.

Light-hearted pick-up games aren't your thing, cool. However, not everyone wants to strategize, or plot, or scheme all the time at the table. Your idea of fun is min-maxing and playing the numbers game, and that's fine. Not everyone has fun that way, and there's nothing wrong with either way of having fun. There is a time and place for TI or Agricola, and there is a time and place for CAH/light games.

CAH has a huge chaotic streak to it. You're not in charge of every move every round, so certain gamers don't know how to handle it. The "serious business" board gamers I knew hated that "uncontrolled variable" aspect, and would have incredible meltdowns when they lost because of it. Seriously, some of those guys hated when someone "lesser" beat them due to dumb luck or a "first time playing, let me try this" strategy. They also had huge control issues, but that's neither here nor there.

/the "srs bzns" gamers I knew were also insufferable, having meltdowns over anything that didn't go their way or situations they couldn't rules-lawyer their way around


Every type of gaming I've ever been involved with, RPGs, board games, or video games, has the "srs bzns" gamers. I can't stand them. To me, they are everything wrong with nerd-dom.
 
2012-12-18 03:07:35 PM  
Paid $10 for mine. Worth every penny.

"a hot cocoa sampler box"
"your mom"
 
2012-12-18 03:08:02 PM  

Lord Zardoz: 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 image 450x307]

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


Looking forward to introducing my brother-in-law to Arkham Horror next week
 
2012-12-18 03:08:33 PM  

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


Same here. It was the most depraved, read as fun, I had with my friends in a long time.

Hey wait a'minit, do I know you!
 
2012-12-18 03:10:16 PM  

sniderman: Paid $10 for mine. Worth every penny.

"a hot cocoa sampler box"
"your mom"


If I played with fellow Farkers 'A Hot Cocoa Sampler Box' would be a great use of one of the blank cards.

/so far my fav black blank card is one will filled out with "I'm not saying it's aliens, but it's ______"
 
2012-12-18 03:10:16 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: Light-hearted pick-up games aren't your thing, cool. However, not everyone wants to strategize, or plot, or scheme all the time at the table


My point, if you can call it that, is that when you're dropping everything down to the LCD, you might as well just put the cards away and have a conversation. I don't understand the cheap kicks of saying 'shiat' and 'fark' once you've moved out of the house, and that's really the only difference between this game and apples to apples.
 
2012-12-18 03:11:10 PM  
Lord Zardoz

Other members of my gaming group have also sung the praises of Arkham Horror, I just haven't gotten a chance to play it myself yet - it always seems to get preempted by CAH, RDI, or Fortune and Glory. I'll give AH a shot one of these days.
 
2012-12-18 03:14:57 PM  

Maud Dib: [i2.bebo.com image 234x264]

Only game I've been playing lately.

[ak1.picdn.net image 400x224]


Yep, While I like CAH this is the only game where you have skin in it.
 
2012-12-18 03:15:27 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Every type of gaming I've ever been involved with, RPGs, board games, or video games, has the "srs bzns" gamers. I can't stand them. To me, they are everything wrong with nerd-dom.


About 5 months ago, my girlfriend and I took a long ride to visit some friends from up north, ostensibly for a night of gaming. These friends invited some other people ever, folks we knew, nice people.

Anyway, as we're selecting through all the possible games to play that night, one of the girls goes 'I really don't feel like using my brains tonight, let's just play cards against humanity.'

I guess I just have that stuck in my head. I dunno. I have plenty of fun when I play other games, I don't take myself too seriously, I'm not really a rules lawyer, I just have that thought stuck in my head that there's a realm of games that cater to the half-wits and the half-assed, and I hate that entire category of games.

If there's no thinking involved, and there's no social aspect to manipulate, It's a waste of time. Serious has nothing to do with it.
 
2012-12-18 03:16:16 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Every type of gaming I've ever been involved with, RPGs, board games, or video games, has the "srs bzns" gamers. I can't stand them. To me, they are everything wrong with nerd-dom.


Agreed. But that's how they have their fun, and as long as it's not disrupting others' fun, then fine. It's when they belittle others because they're noobs, or misrepresent rules to noobs to gain unfair advantage, or get the police called because of a D&D rules nazi argument, that it goes from fun to jerkdom.

/yes, all 3 happened in my social circles
//on the edge of the ghetto in the city, and cops come out because 2 freakin' rules nazis can't STFU
 
2012-12-18 03:18:20 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: susansto-helit: Lord Zardoz: 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 image 450x307]

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

My friends and I don't care much for that game, mainly because if you get sucked into another dimension, it takes forever to get back in the game. However, Mansions of Madness has gone over quite well with our group. And it's very much like D&D in that there is one person (essentially the dungeon master) playing against the rest of the group.

Do you like Betrayal At The House On The Hill? If you haven't played it, you must.


I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but I want to. I attended Board Game Geek in November, but I couldn't find it in the game library. I'm sure it was there but checked out.
 
2012-12-18 03:43:13 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: Bathia_Mapes: I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Thanksgiving day.  Awesome game.

Same here. It was the most depraved, read as fun, I had with my friends in a long time.

Hey wait a'minit, do I know you!



Heh!  Not unless you were having Thanksgiving dinner in Eugene, Oregon with the people my son games with. 
 
2012-12-18 03:44:10 PM  

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: Every type of gaming I've ever been involved with, RPGs, board games, or video games, has the "srs bzns" gamers. I can't stand them. To me, they are everything wrong with nerd-dom.

About 5 months ago, my girlfriend and I took a long ride to visit some friends from up north, ostensibly for a night of gaming. These friends invited some other people ever, folks we knew, nice people.

Anyway, as we're selecting through all the possible games to play that night, one of the girls goes 'I really don't feel like using my brains tonight, let's just play cards against humanity.'

I guess I just have that stuck in my head. I dunno. I have plenty of fun when I play other games, I don't take myself too seriously, I'm not really a rules lawyer, I just have that thought stuck in my head that there's a realm of games that cater to the half-wits and the half-assed, and I hate that entire category of games.

If there's no thinking involved, and there's no social aspect to manipulate, It's a waste of time. Serious has nothing to do with it.


All gaming is a waste of time. That's sort of the point.
 
2012-12-18 03:45:37 PM  

FoxKelfonne: All gaming is a waste of time. That's sort of the point.



QFT
 
Gamer myself back in the days when D & D was new. 
 
2012-12-18 04:00:10 PM  

Quigs: HeartBurnKid: Every type of gaming I've ever been involved with, RPGs, board games, or video games, has the "srs bzns" gamers. I can't stand them. To me, they are everything wrong with nerd-dom.

About 5 months ago, my girlfriend and I took a long ride to visit some friends from up north, ostensibly for a night of gaming. These friends invited some other people ever, folks we knew, nice people.

Anyway, as we're selecting through all the possible games to play that night, one of the girls goes 'I really don't feel like using my brains tonight, let's just play cards against humanity.'

I guess I just have that stuck in my head. I dunno. I have plenty of fun when I play other games, I don't take myself too seriously, I'm not really a rules lawyer, I just have that thought stuck in my head that there's a realm of games that cater to the half-wits and the half-assed, and I hate that entire category of games.

If there's no thinking involved, and there's no social aspect to manipulate, It's a waste of time. Serious has nothing to do with it.


Well, that's the thing. Thinking is work. It can be fun too, but sometimes, you just want light entertainment and not to have to strategize and plot. In those cases, a game like Cards Against Humanity works. Just like sometimes you're in the mood for a heavy film, something like Ingmar Bergman or the like, and sometimes you just want to watch Jackie Chan kick some ass. Or sometimes you're in the mood for Civilization, and sometimes you'd rather fire up Super Mario Bros. There's room for all of the above, and choosing one over the other doesn't make you any less intelligent.

And saying "there's no social aspect to manipulate" is a mistake. Cards Against Humanity is all about the social aspect.
 
2012-12-18 04:07:58 PM  

Swordblade: Lord Zardoz: 

Other members of my gaming group have also sung the praises of Arkham Horror, I just haven't gotten a chance to play it myself yet - it always seems to get preempted by CAH, RDI, or Fortune and Glory. I'll give AH a shot one of these days.


Just make sure you set aside a decently hefty block of time for it, and hopefully your playing with others who know how to play.

Protip: Unless your close to the limit on open gates, do not enter a gate unless you have the clue tokens to seal it, especially for the most active gate locations. There are 67 Mythos cards, and pretty much all of them open gates in the core game. Out of all the unstable locations, 4 locations on the board account for 40 of the 67 mythos cards.

If you leave the gate open until you can seal it, you get more monster surges, but the doom track stays managable. If you close those gates, they tend to just re-open again and the doom track runs away on you.

END COMMUNICATION
 
2012-12-18 04:16:07 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: FoxKelfonne: All gaming is a waste of time. That's sort of the point.


QFT
 
Gamer myself back in the days when D & D was new.


Holy crap.. how OLD ARE YOU?!
 
2012-12-18 04:30:30 PM  

susansto-helit: Lord Zardoz: 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 image 450x307]

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

My friends and I don't care much for that game, mainly because if you get sucked into another dimension, it takes forever to get back in the game. However, Mansions of Madness has gone over quite well with our group. And it's very much like D&D in that there is one person (essentially the dungeon master) playing against the rest of the group.


If you like a fantasy theme, you might want to try Descent, it's got a similar team-vs-gm style.
 
2012-12-18 04:33:38 PM  

Lord Zardoz: Swordblade: Lord Zardoz: 

Other members of my gaming group have also sung the praises of Arkham Horror, I just haven't gotten a chance to play it myself yet - it always seems to get preempted by CAH, RDI, or Fortune and Glory. I'll give AH a shot one of these days.

Just make sure you set aside a decently hefty block of time for it, and hopefully your playing with others who know how to play.

Protip: Unless your close to the limit on open gates, do not enter a gate unless you have the clue tokens to seal it, especially for the most active gate locations. There are 67 Mythos cards, and pretty much all of them open gates in the core game. Out of all the unstable locations, 4 locations on the board account for 40 of the 67 mythos cards.

If you leave the gate open until you can seal it, you get more monster surges, but the doom track stays managable. If you close those gates, they tend to just re-open again and the doom track runs away on you.

END COMMUNICATION


Also take a close look at the Ancient One you'll be facing. For some of them, it's a better goal to build up your combat abilities and try to take it out rather than sealing/closing gates, especially if you're playing with some of the alternate rules.
 
2012-12-18 04:35:46 PM  
There is a time and place for Dominion, Arkham Horror, 7 Wonders and Settlers of Catan. There is also a time and place for Apples-to-Apples and Cards Against Humanity. They are different times and different places. Apples to Apples and Cards against Humanity are party games that you play with a ton of people in a party like atmosphere. It's pretty easy to add or remove people throughout the game, you can play with a ton of people, the rules are extremely simple and in the end it doesn't really matter who wins.

Dominion Arkham Horror, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Shadows Over Camelot, Ticket to Ride and so forth are great games but require a different environment to play them in. Many of them have more complicated rule sets that take longer to explain, They tend to be geared more towards 3-5 players, if someone wants to leave or join midgame you are kind of screwed and so forth.

If I am having people over for a board game day, or I have a small group of friends over we will play one of the more involved board games. If I have 10 or more people over a ton of them are drunk and we want something to do then we will play apples to apples or cards against humanity.

People trying to claim that the one type of game is better then other other are either missing the point or trolling. Cards against humanity is dumb if you only have 2 sober people just like arkham horror is dumb if you have 12 shiatfaced people.
 
2012-12-18 04:36:02 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: If you like a fantasy theme, you might want to try Descent, it's got a similar team-vs-gm style.


Yep. Descent is fun. Haven't tried the new edition yet though.
 
2012-12-18 04:47:17 PM  
I keep my copy of CoH in my car at all times because it is the perfect game to just pull out at a moment's notice. It takes absolutely no prep, the rules are simple, number of players allowed is incredibly huge, and it always leads to a lot of laughter. Sure, I love playing Pandemic, Settlers, Ticket to Ride, Empire Builder, and Arkham Horror. But it isn't always the time or the place to bust out Twilight Imperium (set the time and the place and I'll be there with my copy). CoH is just relaxing fun that can be played anywhere from hotel rooms, basements, backyard barbecues, bars, wherever. Especially if you're just hanging out, killing time. Though I don't recommend playing it in the car as it is guaranteed to lead to distracted driving even if the driver is actually playing the game.
 
2012-12-18 05:09:25 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: sniderman: Paid $10 for mine. Worth every penny.

"a hot cocoa sampler box"
"your mom"

If I played with fellow Farkers 'A Hot Cocoa Sampler Box' would be a great use of one of the blank cards.

/so far my fav black blank card is one will filled out with "I'm not saying it's aliens, but it's ______"


This. :D

As it is, we DID add "Weedlord Bonerhitler" to our card deck, and also enjoy some Arkham Horror and Betrayal At The House On The Hill and Mansions of Madness (Betrayal probably my favourite of the lot)--then again, also am with a circle of gamers who have "card and table game nights" along with the RPG nights, and who also tend to be Farkers :D

/speaking of which, should spend less time Farking and more time getting ready to go--speaking of Tabletop Gaming Night...
 
2012-12-18 06:01:14 PM  
 
2012-12-18 06:02:58 PM  

leakybucket: susansto-helit: 1. Asians who are bad at math


In all sincerity, I ask: is ironic, hipster racism still racism? Last time we played, my wife played once, then decided she didn't like the game, and told that was why. The next game at the same party someone drew the 'big black dick' card, and it made me wonder something similar.

Not trying to be a debbie downer; I just think the game goes for a certain mid-brow demographic, and seems like it tosses in these low-brow notions specifically to make the midders feel like they're high-brow because they 'get it'.


if i was in a room and you said that i would leave. i know all the words but i have no farking idea what you are prattling on about.
 
2012-12-18 07:27:38 PM  

Quigs: If there's no thinking involved, and there's no social aspect to manipulate, It's a waste of time.


If you believe there is no social aspect to manipulate in CAH, you're doing it wrong. That's what the whole game is, really--does the judge have an offbeat sense of humor, are they punny, are they gross-out fans, whatever.
 
2012-12-18 07:30:42 PM  
I see HeartBurnKid beat me to the above sentiment...I should read moar.
 
2012-12-18 07:40:24 PM  

diaphoresis: Bathia_Mapes: FoxKelfonne: All gaming is a waste of time. That's sort of the point.


QFT
 
Gamer myself back in the days when D & D was new.

Holy crap.. how OLD ARE YOU?!



60
 
2012-12-18 09:25:14 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: If I played with fellow Farkers 'A Hot Cocoa Sampler Box' would be a great use of one of the blank cards.

 
 
Not to mention "a Guinness bar towel"
 
2012-12-19 02:55:34 AM  
CAH is great! My friends think I'm funny and I think they're funny, and we all have similar interests and world views, so we have some really fun and funny games of CAH. Not every game needs to be serious. We often use a simple game like CAH or Bohnanza to get OIR juices flowing, and to recharge between more Serious games.

We also play Arkham Horror a lot, in part because it's cooperative. Also:

Ticket to Ride (the app is better than the board game)
Last Night on Earth
Descent (we haven't gotten the new edition)
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Memoir '44
Dominion
Battlestar Galactica (I can't put into words how great this game is)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something. And yes, we ordered the CAH holiday cards.
 
2012-12-19 09:51:16 AM  
My favorite game of the last two years was Catacombs. It's D&D with flicking discs. Dexterity dungeon crawl. One person plays the evil Overseer and controls the monsters and up to 4 others play the heroes.

Incredible game if you have the right person playing the Overseer as he basically plays the DM. Like any other DM, if he's a bad DM, he'll ruin the experience by taking all his monsters and attack a single character until they die and then pick off the rest. With a great Overseer, it's a great time for everyone and the DM will modify the dungeon as they see fit to adjust for the skill of the players. When I do it, I'll add or remove rooms to try and get everyone to the final chamber alive for the final fight.
 
2012-12-19 04:40:36 PM  

abhorrent1: Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
[images.catholic.org image 250x250]


Why shouldn't I look away from a cardboard cut-out?
 
2012-12-19 11:56:58 PM  

Langdon_777: Fav card game: Grass.


I remember that being a lot of fun the one or two times I played it, but have no idea if it has staying power.

I lost a lot because my friends will flat out lie to me and I'll always fall for it. That game can get super political.
 
2012-12-20 12:13:58 AM  

MasterPython: 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.


so it's like when you give a like button, to the candle jpeg of the lastest school shooting tragedy?
 
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