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(Clever Move)   Are you going to geek out and play board games over Independence Day weekend? Of course you are. Here are some games that are at least thematically appropriate   (clevermovegames.com) divider line 97
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-01 10:04:41 AM
No Fortress America?
 
2014-07-01 11:57:21 AM
Actually, most of my weekend was going to be devoted to making a vidja game.  But there's probably going to be some RPG breaks on Saturday, I guess.
 
2014-07-01 12:02:08 PM
I'll be playing Archipelago.

Seems relevant.
 
2014-07-01 12:07:53 PM
NNNEERRRRRDDDDSSSS!!!!

/oblig
 
2014-07-01 12:11:58 PM
DnD+BBQ pool party. I'm set.
 
2014-07-01 12:12:01 PM
I very rarely play board games anymore, unless you count the ones on my iPad, in which case it's rarely instead of very rarely.
 
2014-07-01 12:13:28 PM
Playing with your woody is a board game right?
 
2014-07-01 12:13:30 PM
We'll be playing a few games of Ascension: Realms Unraveled, that is if we can peel ourselves away from Mario Kart 8 long enough.
 
2014-07-01 12:33:11 PM
I might break out Stratego in between Ticket to Ride and Lord of Vegas.
 
2014-07-01 12:33:36 PM
I actually could use a good two player board game for those rainy days with my wife when I've run out of hooker money.
 
2014-07-01 12:44:20 PM
The MAD Magazine Game.
www.jsboardgames.comYou have to lose all your money to win, cards require you to do silly things, and it's easy to screw over the other players.  Some rules are so vague, you might have to put them to majority vote.


/one of the best garage sale finds I ever made!
 
2014-07-01 12:45:53 PM
Not a board game, but I'll probably celebrate with BioShock Infinite.  I think that's thematically appropriate.
 
2014-07-01 12:46:40 PM
whatculture.com

'MURICA
 
2014-07-01 12:47:15 PM
really, not monopoly?

www.freewebs.com
 
2014-07-01 12:49:13 PM

Cantankerous Gnome: Not a board game, but I'll probably celebrate with BioShock Infinite.  I think that's thematically appropriate.


Bioshock infinite could be a pretty good card game. You get your gun card, your alternate universe cards, and your obvious Tea Party analogue cards.
 
2014-07-01 12:50:44 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Playing with your woody is a board game right?


Only if you do it when you're bored.
 
2014-07-01 12:55:14 PM
There actually is a really good Bioshock board game.

But I mostly came in here to say that A Few Acres of Snow is irreparably broken.  British win with Halifax Hammer.  GG.
 
2014-07-01 12:55:55 PM
 
2014-07-01 12:56:04 PM
I got Europa Universalis 4 in the Steam Sale, hopefully I'll be able to get a game in which I survive until the discovery and colonization of the Americas period.  Maybe I'll get the settlers to rebel kick some European butt.  Or maybe I can colonize the Americas as India or something, make it the actual West Indies.
 
2014-07-01 12:56:17 PM
Estimated four hours to play Axis & Allies? I admire their focus.
 
2014-07-01 12:56:31 PM
My list for this July 4th:

Dungeon Petz (shockingly fun)
Agricola (crowd pleaser)
Lords of Waterdeep  (lots of fun)
Darkest Night (relaxing co-op game)

Hmm, none are that patriotic. Oh well.

I do like Axis & Allies (although I prefer Advanced Squad Leader), and Twilight Struggle is a blast. The problem with those games is they're only (really) two player.

Not listed, but should be, is "Washington's War" which actually touches on a little history.
 
2014-07-01 12:57:10 PM
Alright, it's not so America themed but how the hell is risk excluded.
 
2014-07-01 01:00:55 PM
Friday: family gathering
Saturday: family gathering
Sunday: vidja gaems.

Nothing against board games, mind. Just don't have the human resources to get a good one going.
 
2014-07-01 01:02:23 PM

Destructor: My list for this July 4th:

Dungeon Petz (shockingly fun)
Agricola (crowd pleaser)
Lords of Waterdeep  (lots of fun)
Darkest Night (relaxing co-op game)

Hmm, none are that patriotic. Oh well.

I do like Axis & Allies (although I prefer Advanced Squad Leader), and Twilight Struggle is a blast. The problem with those games is they're only (really) two player.

Not listed, but should be, is "Washington's War" which actually touches on a little history.


I get what you are saying about Axis & Allies, but it is also a fun 3 or 4-player game provided no one got stuck only playing USSR. Being stuck playing USSR only is borrrrring.
 
2014-07-01 01:06:40 PM
My husband says that Redneck Life is really fun. And it's kinda American. :)
 
2014-07-01 01:06:51 PM
my son (8) just got a set of Adventure Time Card wars cards.  I figure we will be playing that a bunch.   I need to see if you can buy booster packs at Target or Walmart.
 
2014-07-01 01:07:34 PM
I would recommend Nuclear war

"Can I have change for 25 million people"
 
2014-07-01 01:09:36 PM

moistD: really, not monopoly?

[www.freewebs.com image 850x810]


"Play board games over the weekend", not "Spend the entire weekend playing the same game".
 
2014-07-01 01:10:00 PM

Optimal_Illusion: The MAD Magazine Game.
[www.jsboardgames.com image 850x852]You have to lose all your money to win, cards require you to do silly things, and it's easy to screw over the other players.  Some rules are so vague, you might have to put them to majority vote.


/one of the best garage sale finds I ever made!


I just might still have mine somewhere.
/best board game ever
 
2014-07-01 01:10:43 PM

Destructor: My list for this July 4th:

Dungeon Petz (shockingly fun)
Agricola (crowd pleaser)
Lords of Waterdeep  (lots of fun)
Darkest Night (relaxing co-op game)

Hmm, none are that patriotic. Oh well.

I do like Axis & Allies (although I prefer Advanced Squad Leader), and Twilight Struggle is a blast. The problem with those games is they're only (really) two player.

Not listed, but should be, is "Washington's War" which actually touches on a little history.


If you want a game for more people, check out The Resistance. It's fairly well known these days, but even some boardgame-savvy folks haven't tried it yet.  It's quick to learn (the rules, anyway. Not necessarily the strategy), and  requires at least 5 people (maximum of 10).

It's also some of the most fun I've ever had with a boardgame, and couples  extremely well with alcohol. I'll be watching my folks' house this weekend with a bunch of my friends, and we'll be playing this most of the time.
 
2014-07-01 01:13:42 PM

moistD: really, not monopoly?

[MONOPOLY.JPG]


I flipped over my monitor just out of habit.
 
2014-07-01 01:14:02 PM
Offtopic, you may be forced to. Tropical Storm Arthur is going to dump a ton of rain on the East Coast.

http://wxug.us/1ikni

^^ weather underground url
 
2014-07-01 01:15:58 PM

aelat: Destructor: My list for this July 4th:

Dungeon Petz (shockingly fun)
Agricola (crowd pleaser)
Lords of Waterdeep  (lots of fun)
Darkest Night (relaxing co-op game)

Hmm, none are that patriotic. Oh well.

I do like Axis & Allies (although I prefer Advanced Squad Leader), and Twilight Struggle is a blast. The problem with those games is they're only (really) two player.

Not listed, but should be, is "Washington's War" which actually touches on a little history.

If you want a game for more people, check out The Resistance. It's fairly well known these days, but even some boardgame-savvy folks haven't tried it yet.  It's quick to learn (the rules, anyway. Not necessarily the strategy), and  requires at least 5 people (maximum of 10).

It's also some of the most fun I've ever had with a boardgame, and couples  extremely well with alcohol. I'll be watching my folks' house this weekend with a bunch of my friends, and we'll be playing this most of the time.


Werewolf is a similar concept, and better, I feel. Played it at PAX East this year waiting in line for the expo hall to open on the final day. We had over 15 people playing by the end of it, and it was fantastic.

Also, I just saw that the next version of Pandemic is being worked on, called Pandemic Legacy, and I am quite intrigued.

Anyone for some Formula D while we wait?
 
2014-07-01 01:18:50 PM
While we are on the topic. Any recommendations for board games that might be good for an older teenager and a younger preteen to enjoy? I think they are going to kill each other this summer.
 
2014-07-01 01:18:51 PM
I spent my Canada Day weekend playing Cards Against Humanity because the older folks that were with us wanted to play the 'naughty' game and by the time they went to sleep we were too wasted to play anything more complicated. I mean I even brought Scotland Yard and that seemed like too much effort.  All in all it was a pretty meh camping trip for the old board games.
 
2014-07-01 01:21:20 PM
Haven't been gaming too much lately (moved into a new house about a month ago).  Hosting an MTG: Conspiracy draft on Sunday.  May try to squeeze some other games in, especially Hanabi.  Picked up Caverna right before we moved, and haven't played it since; need to get that back to the table soon.
 
2014-07-01 01:23:40 PM
Great DnD spoof card game:

www.worldofmunchkin.com
 
2014-07-01 01:25:07 PM
we'll probably play SmashUp and Munchkin, while discussing the eagerly-awaited "Munchkin" SmashUp expansion.

and maybe some Mario Kart 8 while waiting for players 5-8 show up.  :)
 
2014-07-01 01:27:21 PM

moistD: really, not monopoly?

[www.freewebs.com image 850x810]


It's only a 3 day weekend.
 
2014-07-01 01:32:43 PM
There should be a congressional version of Monopoly where you buy and trade senators/reps, with community chest replaced with "lobby" cards and chance replaced with "Corporate sponsors"
 
2014-07-01 01:34:55 PM

MindStalker: While we are on the topic. Any recommendations for board games that might be good for an older teenager and a younger preteen to enjoy? I think they are going to kill each other this summer.


Pandemic might be a good one.  Cooperative game that has you trying to save the world from disease outbreaks.
 
2014-07-01 01:35:33 PM

cefm: Great DnD spoof card game:

[www.worldofmunchkin.com image 444x657]


I am given to understand this game causes you to get into fist fights with your friends.
 
2014-07-01 01:38:21 PM
Twilight struggle is a great game, 1775 is not bad.  A few acres of snow needed more playtesting.
 
2014-07-01 01:41:06 PM

skyotter: we'll probably play SmashUp and Munchkin, while discussing the eagerly-awaited "Munchkin" SmashUp expansion.

and maybe some Mario Kart 8 while waiting for players 5-8 show up.  :)


I'm actually ambivalent by the Munchkin expansion, although I love both games. I mean, SmashUp and Munchkin are both parodies/homages to entire genres; what's the point in doing expansions of one another? Seems redundant.

Then again, SmashUp has surprised me with how well done it is, and how well balanced, so I'll wait and see.

Although the "Spies" faction could have used a bit more variation in the naming scheme (they were all Bond).

Gergesa: cefm: Great DnD spoof card game:

[www.worldofmunchkin.com image 444x657]

I am given to understand this game causes you to get into fist fights with your friends.


Couples make it even more entertaining, as they usually align for very short periods of time, then turn on one another like wild dogs.
 
2014-07-01 01:43:57 PM
A 3 day weekend for board gaming?

Sounds like just enough time to play Arkham Horror with all the expansions...

In all seriousness though: Will probably play the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game at least once, Playing Shadowrun on Saturday...
 
2014-07-01 01:46:46 PM

Big Beef Burrito: moistD: really, not monopoly?

[MONOPOLY.JPG]

I flipped over my monitor just out of habit.


(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ʎlodouoɯ


Ticket to ride America?  Though from what I read Europe is better (so I bought that).  I don't know how it compares to Settlers of America: Trails to Rails.

Our D&D group (d)evolved into a board game group since we all got fed up with 4e.

Arkham Horror is set in Massachusetts, but not particularly patriotic.  It requires several sanity checks to figure out how to play (I like to think of it as a meta-game feature).  Lords of Waterdeep is also highly recommended.
 
2014-07-01 01:52:00 PM
I have a homebrew PnP RPG based on Trailer Park Boys I'm taking for a spin this weekend. Looks like it's going to be great fun.
 
2014-07-01 01:58:04 PM
Got Star Fluxx and Qwirkle for the kids, and a buddy has Jamaica and Thunderstone to pop the cherry on.
 
2014-07-01 01:58:25 PM

CeroX: A 3 day weekend for board gaming?

Sounds like just enough time to play Arkham Horror with all the expansions...

In all seriousness though: Will probably play the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game at least once, Playing Shadowrun on Saturday...


How is the pathfinder card game?  I'm currently running Descent with me as the DM and 4 heroes.  I have enough material to get through the rest of the year, but when we run out of expansions, I might switch to something else.
 
2014-07-01 01:59:36 PM
Pathfinder's AP Rise of the Runelords here for me, sorry no Boardgames
 
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