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What's your favorite board or tabletop game?

Asked by dynamicduo (14337points) November 19th, 2008

I love playing fun and interesting board/tabletop games. The one that will last me my life is Carcassonne, an amazing tile laying game that’s great for all ages. In fact the dynamics of play change depending on the players’ skill levels, it’s fun for everyone, every single person who’s played it has bought their own set.

Recently I’ve been playing an interesting game called War on Terror the boardgame. It may seem like a Risk-style game on first glance, but it actually shares very little with Risk. It comes with a balaclava of evil which a certain player (a member of the Axis of Evil, decided by a random spinning arrow) must wear. :)

I would love to hear what your favorite board or tabletop game is!

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Risk! is my all-time favorite board game followed closely by Monopoly and then backgammon.

miasmom's avatar

we like settlers of catan and also ticket to ride, it’s a neat train game.

rossi_bear's avatar

mine was risk. loved that game.

jessturtle23's avatar

Cranium. It’s got a little something for everyone.

dynamicduo's avatar

I love Risk and Monopoly as well. The problems with these games and my social group is that they either take too long to complete (many games end in a “truce” just to get it over with), or players who aren’t as strategic end up at a disadvantage. Many times the game has ended with displeasure. I think that’s what got me to start looking into alternative board games in the first place.

I’ve heard neat things about Apples to Apples, has anyone played that?

rossi_bear's avatar

oh can’t forget about uno.

SoapChef's avatar

Scrabbel Scrabell Skrabbell Skrabull Scrabble!

Les's avatar

Othello, Risk, Stratego are all my favorites. For the best card game (which you do need a table for), Mille Bornes.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Oh, I like Settler of Catan or Cranium or Ticket to Ride or… dare I say it? Diplomacy!

jasongarrett's avatar

I’ve played Apples to Apples. My father-in-law really likes it; the rest of the family is willing to play it with him.

Mtl_zack's avatar

risk, monopoly, rummicub, snakes and ladders

does twister count?

jasongarrett's avatar

I always loved Big Boggle.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Backgammon, followed by Monopoly. Although lately, I’m looking forward to when my 3-yo daughter can understand the rules to Candyland.

peedub's avatar


Trouble, Trouble…with the pop-o-matic bubble!

EmpressPixie's avatar

NOT Giant Jenga. I don’t know where the upstairs neighbors found it, but Giant Jenga is just rude when you’re in an apartment building. On the other hand, we did develop a drinking game around it…

dynamicduo's avatar

@EmpressPixie – now THAT’S making the best of a bad situation!!

basp's avatar

Backgammon is my game of choice.

Nimis's avatar

As a kid, Mouse Trap.
As a not-so-much-kid, Scrabble.

loser's avatar

Backgammon rocks!!!

augustlan's avatar

Scrabble and Backgammon. For cards Poker or Spades. Just played a dice game called Farkle (sp?) that was a lot of fun.

AstroChuck's avatar

Backgammon, Acey Deucey, and Set.

loki's avatar

dark tower was neat when I was 12

MacBean's avatar

Reversi, chess, mah jong, dominoes, trivia games…

steven's avatar

Scrabble, chess, Snake ‘n’ ladder, Ludo. Love all of them.

anthelios77's avatar

Uno is probably my favorite, when you play for points and use some alternative rules. The Munchkin games are awesome as well. The one I have is Munchkin bites and the expansion. And a few weeks ago I found a game called “the great Dalmuti”. It’s very simple and lots of fun.

If you like chess there is apparently a version where you play 3 people against each other. I so want to get my hands on a chess game like that.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Phase Ten dice is a lot of fun.

John_or_Elmer's avatar

Carcasonne is my favorite as well. It’s fun even when you’re losing!

gememers's avatar

backgammon, I also like wordgames like boggle and scrabble

Baloo72's avatar

Genoa (formerly Traders of Genoa). Players take turns moving around the board collecting and delivering goods to make money. Lots of trading. I would say it’s like monopoly on steroids.

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