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2012-12-18 07:27:38 PM
2 votes:

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 06:56:12 AM
2 votes:

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 05:56:46 AM
2 votes:
Wikimedia foundation? Thank god! They'll need that to pay Sue Gardners $200K salary.

Meanwhile, around the world:
images.catholic.org
2012-12-18 01:39:48 AM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-17 11:18:50 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-19 09:51:16 AM
1 votes:
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 02:55:34 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-18 04:47:17 PM
1 votes:
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 04:35:46 PM
1 votes:
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 04:33:38 PM
1 votes:

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 03:43:13 PM
1 votes:

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 03:18:20 PM
1 votes:

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 03:16:16 PM
1 votes:

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 03:08:02 PM
1 votes:

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 03:07:35 PM
1 votes:
Paid $10 for mine. Worth every penny.

"a hot cocoa sampler box"
"your mom"
2012-12-18 03:04:12 PM
1 votes:

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 02:59:35 PM
1 votes:
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 02:55:59 PM
1 votes:

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 02:26:53 PM
1 votes:

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 02:03:32 PM
1 votes:
Whoever linked the online version of this owes me a solid hour and a half
2012-12-18 12:49:26 PM
1 votes:

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 09:51:05 AM
1 votes:

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 09:32:07 AM
1 votes:

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 09:08:32 AM
1 votes:
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 08:40:09 AM
1 votes:
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 08:28:57 AM
1 votes:

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 02:57:31 AM
1 votes:
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 02:38:37 AM
1 votes:

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 01:53:48 AM
1 votes:
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 01:45:01 AM
1 votes:
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 01:43:01 AM
1 votes:

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 12:48:28 AM
1 votes:
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
2012-12-17 11:49:34 PM
1 votes:
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 11:44:34 PM
1 votes:
1) Heroin
2) Dr. Benway
2012-12-17 11:29:48 PM
1 votes:
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 11:25:04 PM
1 votes:

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 10:57:42 PM
1 votes:

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 10:36:46 PM
1 votes:
I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time on Thanksgiving day.  Awesome game.
 
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