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Whats your favourite board game?

01-19-2010, 11:44 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
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Whats your favourite board game?

As the title said, whats your favourite board game, like monopoly as an example?

And what do you especially like about the game?
01-19-2010, 11:55 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
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If I had to pick just one game, it would be Advanced Squad Leader.

Tactical, squad-level combat covering all aspects of Word War II. As with most wargames, it is mostly played 2-player, but plays very well solitaire, and in teams. Games can last from a couple of hours to months (campaign games.)

I enjoy the attention to detail, the "controled chaos" and the fluidity of the game. Unlike many games, units are not just destroyed, they break/rout (see D6 in the picture) and run for cover when they can. Often units can regroup later in the game. Japanese squads are unique in that they don't break, they just get weaker.

I'd highly recommend Starter Kit #1 for anyone who would like to try ASL out - it's a manageable first bite of the game system.

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01-19-2010, 02:09 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
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HeroScape (building the board was fun alone...), Sorry, Monopoly, Clue, Clue FX (it's cool... instead of moving around the board there's this talking thing that tells you what's going on).
01-19-2010, 02:11 PM
#4
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u shouldnt have more apps than you can hold.
01-19-2010, 02:19 PM
#5
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HeroScape (building the board was fun alone...), Sorry, Monopoly, Clue, Clue FX (it's cool... instead of moving around the board there's this talking thing that tells you what's going on).
Heroscape is amazing, a simple and accessible (No painting figures) but tactically deep miniatures game, totally check it out.

Other than that, Memoir '44, Axis and allies, Warrior knights and Risk 2210 A.D. are some of my favorites.
01-19-2010, 02:20 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,791
shoots and ladders. laughs. not played that since i was a little boy.

chris.
01-19-2010, 02:24 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 137
TALISMAN!!!!!! Some many good memories of that game growing up. There was a XBL in development at one time, but that fell through (as so disappointed). I'd love an iPhone version.
01-19-2010, 02:28 PM
#8
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Heroscape is amazing, a simple and accessible (No painting figures) but tactically deep miniatures game, totally check it out.

Other than that, Memoir '44, Axis and allies, Warrior knights and Risk 2210 A.D. are some of my favorites.
Awesome. Glad I'm not the only one who plays HeroScape. Such a good game... the tactics are awesome in picking teams where members' abilites support each other while keeping strong units, using the terrain to your advantage... Too awesome. And the board building system alone... it's just awesome. My cousin and I would usually end up taking so much time building the board that we never got around to playing the actual game, but when we did, it was an awesome game.
01-19-2010, 02:57 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
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Archon Conquest

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01-19-2010, 03:45 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
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wow, I was sure the first 5 posters were going to say "stratego" or even RISK but no!

I think my fav board game was the one about candy, simply because I loved the art and it made me very hungry.

also, is heroclix considered a board game? I played a lot of that a while ago.

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