Do you have a favourite board game?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by NickM, 7 Nov 2007.

  1. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Mine is Balloon Race. It's an absolute corker, mainly because it is infuriatingly impossible to work out a winning strategy for it; although we have loads of theoretical ones none of them seems to work. It depends on bluff and memory - the latter of which goes a bit wonky once we get onto the second bottle of wine... I bought our copy on eBay, and then went two years without winning a single game!

    I also like Hare and Tortoise, because I usually win that :biggrin:

    The Germans do seem to be very good at inventing board games, don't they?
  2. Rapidough, pictionary, cranium...what a larff
  3. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    I'm a huge Monopoly fan: I'm merciless in it, and it takes hours when truly going.
    Labyrinth, a weird little game, with a sliding board.
    Drinking game buckaroo - made more fun when drinking a horrendous drink called: 'Stags Breath'. People get very competitive when they have to drink something they don't want to.
  4. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I used to get through a lot of Scrabble (the Guardian-reader's choice) - and I love boasting about the time I played a game in Spanish (not a language I'm fluent in) and beat my Spanish teacher*! However, regarding the ordinary English variety, I suppose I've rather cooled towards it over the years. Seems to be more and more a game of strategy rather than pure inventiveness, so much depends on knowing the 'allowable' 2-letter words (which ones are allowed varies from game to game according to the house rules). So I haven't played for quite a while now. There aren't really any others for me, PC games took over a long time ago!

    *I had a handicap! I was allowed to browse in the dictionary. She wasn't.
  5. Backgammon. Fantastic game, especially when played aggresively. I played in Greece earlier this year and was practically frightened into losing, although I put up a pretty good fight.
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    One of my more obscure memories is of playing travel monopoly in Nairobi airport.
  7. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Hare and Tortoise is my favourite by far.
  8. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Scrabulous, the online facebook scrabble is actually better than real scrabble, it's far more chilled out as a game and I've played games of it for weeks before. Someone doing a move, then someone doing the move 3 days after.
  9. Risk. a game to destroy friendships.

  10. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Naked Twister.

    It's not a board game as such, but I enjoy it. :biggrin:

    Teaching my eldest son chess at the moment. He is a monumental cheat. Gets it from his mother.
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    "Innuendo Scrabble". I've only played it once, but it was fun for...oh, about 30mins or so. Basically identical to normal scrabble, but you have to use rude or potentialy suggestive words. "Sausage" for example, would be ideal. "Bush" is clearly good for a few easy points. Words like "apple" would need justification, but "plum" would be a surefire winner. :biggrin:
  12. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    Various card games
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    trivial persuit, and monopoly
  14. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    I should also add all sports...
    ... They make me board!!
  15. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Diplomacy is the King of all board games.
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