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2020-07-12 11:53:25 PM  
24 votes:
How about you teach your family to play new, non-shiatty board games.

Seriously this is a golden age of board games, nobody should be playing Monopoly if they can help it.
 
2020-07-13 3:45:37 AM  
7 votes:
Another dick monopoly move is to just buy houses. There are 32 houses so they are a limited commodity, and you have to buy four houses per property before you can upgrade to a hotel. So even if you purchase 12 houses for a single monopoly, you've taken over a third of the supply out of the game.

Its great to watch someone rage because they traded everything to get parkplace and boardwalk but can't build it up because the light blues and oranges have almost the entire house supply sitting one them.

/it also teaches a really important lesson: that greedy landlords will do everything they can to destroy their renters.
 
2020-07-13 6:34:44 AM  
4 votes:

tinderfitles: Another dick monopoly move is to just buy houses. There are 32 houses so they are a limited commodity, and you have to buy four houses per property before you can upgrade to a hotel. So even if you purchase 12 houses for a single monopoly, you've taken over a third of the supply out of the game.

Its great to watch someone rage because they traded everything to get parkplace and boardwalk but can't build it up because the light blues and oranges have almost the entire house supply sitting one them.

/it also teaches a really important lesson: that greedy landlords will do everything they can to destroy their renters.


Until you draw one of these:

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2020-07-13 12:59:39 AM  
4 votes:

almejita: realmolo: I just can't get into board games. At least, not the ones that have "chance" as a major component.. I find them frustrating. I can play them in a group and get through them (I'm not a sore loser or, or super-competitivie or anything), but only if I basically ignore the game and just treat it as a social activity.

Luckily, I don't have many friends that play them. Had an ex-girlfriend that always wanted to play them, and her friends always wanted me to play, because I'm a good conversationalist. I obliged, but...ugh. Didn't help that the ex *hated* that I would never pay much attention to the game itself.

You should have just killed her and her friends.  Voila...no more bored games.  That's what I usually do.


Oof, too violent.

Hold them at gunpoint and make them play Twister


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2020-07-12 11:56:37 PM  
4 votes:

Hills-Sachs_Legion: How about you teach your family to play new, non-shiatty board games.

Seriously this is a golden age of board games, nobody should be playing Monopoly if they can help it.


Dominoes is where it's at
 
2020-07-12 9:09:17 PM  
4 votes:
Family games?  The only way to win is to not play.
 
2020-07-13 2:42:40 AM  
3 votes:

Bukharin: scrabble pro-tip:

If you cant claim the triple letter or word tile on your turn, make sure NO ONE can claim that time either.


and know your 2-letter words.
 
2020-07-13 2:13:29 AM  
3 votes:
scrabble pro-tip:

If you cant claim the triple letter or word tile on your turn, make sure NO ONE can claim that time either.
 
2020-07-13 12:45:25 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-07-13 12:44:44 AM  
2 votes:
I just can't get into board games. At least, not the ones that have "chance" as a major component.. I find them frustrating. I can play them in a group and get through them (I'm not a sore loser or, or super-competitivie or anything), but only if I basically ignore the game and just treat it as a social activity.

Luckily, I don't have many friends that play them. Had an ex-girlfriend that always wanted to play them, and her friends always wanted me to play, because I'm a good conversationalist. I obliged, but...ugh. Didn't help that the ex *hated* that I would never pay much attention to the game itself.
 
2020-07-12 11:41:26 PM  
2 votes:
!!!!Game Night!!!!
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2020-07-13 6:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
Like scrabble but want something more coop and that has a twist?
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Like Letter Jam but can't spell?
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Like clue but want to get more creative and bypass the boring moving around plus want it to be coop?
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Want to play a slightly less cooperative game that relies on you being able to lie and/or tell who is lying, based on logical reasoning and also want to call all your family and friends a fascist without them getting mad?
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Want to play a short mindless but still incredibly fun game where the only thing you need to know how to do is count to 100?
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Like coop? Like leaving your mark on the game permanently and bad decisions you make last game impact the next round?
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Like team games and giving clues?
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Like Trivial pursuit style trivia games but get annoyed because you don't actually know trivia topics well enough? (This is a game where getting close to the right answer scores points too)
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Want a nice simple multiplayer game with easy to learn rules? (Multiple variants exist)
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2020-07-13 12:21:31 PM  
1 vote:
Family games list fails without Cards Against Humanity.
 
2020-07-13 5:24:44 AM  
1 vote:

markie_farkie: Ahh the good ole days when you had to use your imagination.

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I still play a mud from the 90s. Dragonrealms
 
2020-07-13 4:47:11 AM  
1 vote:
 
2020-07-13 1:05:23 AM  
1 vote:

johnny_vegas: almejita: realmolo: I just can't get into board games. At least, not the ones that have "chance" as a major component.. I find them frustrating. I can play them in a group and get through them (I'm not a sore loser or, or super-competitivie or anything), but only if I basically ignore the game and just treat it as a social activity.

Luckily, I don't have many friends that play them. Had an ex-girlfriend that always wanted to play them, and her friends always wanted me to play, because I'm a good conversationalist. I obliged, but...ugh. Didn't help that the ex *hated* that I would never pay much attention to the game itself.

You should have just killed her and her friends.  Voila...no more bored games.  That's what I usually do.

Oof, too violent.

Hold them at gunpoint and make them play Twister


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Then kill them?  Nice!
 
2020-07-13 12:53:31 AM  
1 vote:

realmolo: I just can't get into board games. At least, not the ones that have "chance" as a major component.. I find them frustrating. I can play them in a group and get through them (I'm not a sore loser or, or super-competitivie or anything), but only if I basically ignore the game and just treat it as a social activity.

Luckily, I don't have many friends that play them. Had an ex-girlfriend that always wanted to play them, and her friends always wanted me to play, because I'm a good conversationalist. I obliged, but...ugh. Didn't help that the ex *hated* that I would never pay much attention to the game itself.


You should have just killed her and her friends.  Voila...no more bored games.  That's what I usually do.
 
2020-07-13 12:49:01 AM  
1 vote:
I taught my kids to kick my ass in Catan and other games.

"NO MERCY!" I scream, laying down three more roads and buying a handful of development cards.
"I DEMAND BLOOD BEFORE I GIVE YOU ONE BRICK!" as they panic and throw their resource cards into the air where I eagerly snatch them from to maintain my empire.

Tuesday nights are fun at the Stone household.

I actually eased into it, letting them win, and then started beating them, and now I've created fun opponents who think as sneakily as I do and sometimes really do kick my ass at Catan (oldest kid had 2 plan Bs in place to win in an additional turn if I had blocked their plan A that turn) and Risk is just everybody praying to the dice because we're all bastards.  I won't mention Monopoly other than to say that I've really had to learn how to be a good sport when I land on hoteled orange spots and hand over all my goods.
 
2020-07-12 11:58:01 PM  
1 vote:

johnny_vegas: Hills-Sachs_Legion: How about you teach your family to play new, non-shiatty board games.

Seriously this is a golden age of board games, nobody should be playing Monopoly if they can help it.

Dominoes is where it's at


Hell yeah
 
2020-07-12 11:56:10 PM  
1 vote:

Pinnacle Point: I went GIS fishing for Connect 4 memes which there are a million it seems.  Here a some of the funniest.
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Connect 4 was quite a popular game in the nightclub sections of Pattaya and Phuket Thailand
 
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