Author Topic: Board Games  (Read 1389 times)

Manotea

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Board Games
« on: December 29, 2020, 08:23:19 am »
We spent the last year playing Pandemic (winning strategy: monitor the whole board, wargame scenarios, mobilise all resources from the offset and keep a lid on outbreaks. Who knew?). Why this board game hasn't been plastered over the media, I don't know....

This year Santa brought Ticket To Ride, another winner!

rob

Re: Board Games
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 08:24:58 am »
Ticket to Ride is a family favourite.

ElyDave

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 08:39:31 am »
Not Christmas-oriented, but Scotland Yard has become something of a favourite in our house.

That and Yahtzee played over zoom - each location has their own set of dice
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bhoot

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 08:55:12 am »
Another Ticket to Ride fan here. We have just got the on line version so that family members in different parts of the country can play together. It works really well, and was not expensive.

Jaded

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 09:04:04 am »
Taskmaster.

Was fun, as long as we agreed some tasks were not appropriate (e.g. outdoor ones)
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2020, 09:18:43 am »
I've been given Flamme Rouge for Christmas - a board game with a cycling theme. I have a few others of those. Not tried it yet, may do so today.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 10:48:28 am »
Another Ticket to Ride fan here. We have just got the on line version so that family members in different parts of the country can play together. It works really well, and was not expensive.

How does that work? Does everyone who wants to play need to buy the app?
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2020, 12:27:57 pm »
Ticket to Ride fans here too. Might be breaking that one out this evening.

Ingenious is very good too, and can be played by two, three or four.
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bhoot

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2020, 09:22:55 pm »
Another Ticket to Ride fan here. We have just got the on line version so that family members in different parts of the country can play together. It works really well, and was not expensive.

How does that work? Does everyone who wants to play need to buy the app?

Yes - everyone needs to buy the app but it's possible to have different devices - eg someone using an ipad can play in the  same game as someone using a PC. We have the PC version which you can get from Steam - it's currently (till 05 Jan) on offer at only £2.79 for the basic which is the USA, and then we also all bought the Europe extension (£1.73) and the UK extension (also £1.73).

Re: Board Games
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2020, 11:46:37 pm »
We spent the last year playing Pandemic (winning strategy: monitor the whole board, wargame scenarios, mobilise all resources from the offset and keep a lid on outbreaks. Who knew?). Why this board game hasn't been plastered over the media, I don't know....

This year Santa brought Ticket To Ride, another winner!

We have also rather overdosed on pandemic this year. Some of the expansions are very good too.

However, it was almost surpassed this Christmas by the Quacks of Quedlinburg.

bhoot

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2020, 12:19:32 am »
However, it was almost surpassed this Christmas by the Quacks of Quedlinburg.
We cycled to Quedlinburg but saw no quacks!

Re: Board Games
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2020, 12:38:01 am »
We spent the last year playing Pandemic (winning strategy: monitor the whole board, wargame scenarios, mobilise all resources from the offset and keep a lid on outbreaks. Who knew?). Why this board game hasn't been plastered over the media, I don't know....

This year Santa brought Ticket To Ride, another winner!
Something involving railways will be the big thing nationally in 2021.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

rob

Re: Board Games
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2020, 08:57:59 am »
We did buy the UK add-on to the European version of Ticket to Ride but found it unnecessarily complicated.   We probably need to give it another try.

mattc

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2020, 10:42:34 am »
Has never ridden RAAM
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2020, 11:42:55 pm »
We are playing Ticket To Ride and Pingu is assembling a rail related playlist...
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2020, 12:46:43 am »
... Pingu is assembling a rail related playlist...

Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington
Blue Train - John Coltrain
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Slow Train Coming - Bob Dylan
She's Got Her Ticket - Tracy Chapman
One Way Ticket - LeeAnn Rimes

Re: Board Games
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2020, 02:11:36 am »
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers

Eldest son and his girlfriend did offer to bring some of their Monopoly variants over to play at Christmas. We declined to allow the Squabble Board into the house.

ElyDave

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2020, 05:50:50 am »
Joe Bonomassa - This Train?
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2020, 10:19:41 am »
Neil Young: Southern Pacific
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ElyDave

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2020, 10:30:26 am »
Johnny Cash - The 309
Elton John - This train don't stop here any more
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2020, 10:37:10 am »

Re: Board Games
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2020, 11:46:23 am »
Flanders and Swann - The Slow Train - for those of us who travel at a more relaxed pace?

ElyDave

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2020, 12:46:08 pm »
The Notting Hillbillies - Railboard Worksong
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yorkie

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2020, 02:40:38 pm »
Night Train - Guns 'n' Roses
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
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Pingu

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2020, 02:55:44 pm »
It started with Jumping Someone Else's Train by The Cure.