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Favorite board & family games?
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:35:19 am »
So I taught my 9 year old twins last night how to play Clue.  As we were playing, I told them I had a couple of other Clue games that they may like too.  I realized that we own the following:

Clue Jr.
Clue Carnival
Clue
Clue Master Detective
VCR Clue
VCR Clue II

The two VCR clue games are hilarious. 

So other than 10,000+ roms, what games are you or your families into?
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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 10:55:08 am »
Here are some that my family enjoys that would probably work with your 9 year old's as well

King of Tokyo
Potion Explosion
Sushi Go
Sleeping Queens
Kingdomino


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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 11:05:08 am »
Settlers of Catan - both of my daughters love this game - probably better for teenagers and up.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 11:09:05 am »
Catan is one we'll do when they're older.   :applaud:

We have Sushi Go and my wife plays it with them. I need to learn how to play it.

We have a new one called Otrio that's fun.  Some others that we've either played or will when they're older are:

Farkle
Perudo
Quarto
Qwirkle
Onitama

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 11:20:45 am »
This is a great starting point for tons of family games you may have never heard of https://boardgamegeek.com/familygames/browse/boardgame?sort=rank&sortdir=asc

My daughters love this one as well

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 11:26:46 am »
The ones in our rotation:

Munchkin (they nailed me for my one and only kickstarter and I got in on Munchkin Shakespeare which is quite fun)
Pandemic Legacy - you need 3 other people, though.
Othello
Blokus
Cards Against Humanity
Uno
Avengers Monopoly
Sorry

Kinda depends on how much brain power we feel like exerting.


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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 11:43:25 am »
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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 12:10:19 pm »
We only ever play at Christmas time really as we have no young-uns in the family.

Yet anyways...

But we tend to play Monopoly or some general knowledge trivia type game that I cant remember the name of...

Or once we are really steamed the Jenga or That game you move to coloured spots comes out!!

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 01:55:55 pm »
I was obsessed with Risk for years... now my wife and I play Stratego.
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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 02:27:02 pm »
Dungeon!
mario monopoly
uno dare
zombie dice

games i just got but haven't sat down with the kids to try and play:

adventure time! munchkin
zombie sheep.

D&D table top.
since Stranger Things came out they no longer think D&D pencil and paper is lame. LOL!



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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 02:27:13 pm »
The ones my family plays regularly:
Life: POTC edition
Munchkin - we have several expansions and we cycle through them
Cards Against Humanity

Played once in a while:
Battletech
D&D
Warhammer Fantasy

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 02:44:25 pm »
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Is that a game or are you describing what it is like to have kids?

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 02:50:43 pm »
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Is that a game or are you describing what it is like to have kids?

Yes.  :D

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 04:13:56 pm »
No one has mentioned MtG? ???
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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 05:50:32 pm »
Ticket to Ride
Settlers of Catan

Are probably the most re-playable family games now; replacing Monopoly and Clue.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 06:29:14 pm »
Dixit is a great game for general audiences without feeling 'dumbed down' for younger audiences.  Rules-wise it's quite simple, but it makes good use of imagination and consequently requires some thought.  I've played it both with just adults as well as mixed groups of kids and adults, and everyone has always enjoyed it.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 08:58:34 pm »
I need to come up with a board game for adult nerds and get me some of that sweet sweet tabletop money. 

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 10:07:37 pm »
We play Betrayal at House on the Hill every other weekend. Its a fun RPG type with a spooky twist at every end.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 12:51:56 am »
These days it's Clue and Battleship with my ten-year-old. We kinda-sorta play an RPG, but we create new rules for each game. We use the different-sided dice and use the idea of variable chances of success based on the particulars of a situation, but she's never seen an RPG reference manual, and wouldn't know what D&D or RPG stands for. We just call it the story-telling game.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2017, 09:19:52 am »
No one has mentioned MtG? ???

Probably my favorite game ever. Have a great group that plays every week just for fun. I avoid tournaments like the plague.


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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 09:38:28 am »
Instead of magic challenge someone to hearthstone on your phone 8) I still love that game even though they have cheesy overpowered cards that are breaking the arena game mode right now.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 11:20:29 am »
We play a few versions of Fluxx, Pirate is the favorite.

As my kids get older we've had some fun with Talisman.

Uno, Rummy, spades, on occasion.

I played "splendor" at an event a while ago and hope to start that soon.

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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 12:54:48 pm »
My 10yr old is on a huge chess kick so we play that on the regular. Sometimes to take a break from that we'll play checkers.

We enjoy Fireball Island, Forbidden Island, Trouble, Twister, really anything.


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Re: Favorite board & family games?
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 01:29:03 pm »
Joking Hazard

Yeah, I've played that quite a bit.  A few of my friends are in love with it, I think it wears thin very quickly.  There's about 3 punch lines.




  
 

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