Loc: England UK
|Posted: 11/17/2013 2:55:21 AM|
Some great ideas here, thanks Peas. I was planning to get a couple of new games this year and now I know which ones!
My fave last year was Sort It Out. You have a list of 6 items (say tall buildings) and you have to put them in order from tallest to shortest, or perhaps animals and you have to order the number of teeth they have. Leads to lots of weird discussions about things you've never thought much about before.
|"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
PEA-T-A-Mom's kitteh is a fraidy cat.
Loc: Wherever my little mind takes me
|Posted: 11/17/2013 12:55:54 PM|
Scrapper100-My life's journey is voyage of the stupid. I'm horrible w/instructions, but Killer Bunnies was super easy. If I can figure out then anyone can. W/subsequent decks it gets a bit more complex, but the premise is simple: Get bunnies and sabotage everyone else' bunnies. If you know that then it's all good. Have fun w/it. It's a hoot.
I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?
|Posted: 11/17/2013 1:57:10 PM|
Start with just the regular version of Catan. We love it.
I like pizza Steve
Loc: West Jordan UT
|Posted: 11/17/2013 2:29:10 PM|
Marking my place.....our local news talk show does a segment each year for the best board games. I love it and they suggest really good ones (KSL Studio 5).
PEAsed to be here
|Posted: 11/17/2013 3:01:25 PM|Bubble Talk is pretty fun. It's based on pictures like the silly "add a caption" photos that come across Facebook now and then. There is a big stack of captions, everybody is dealt x number of those, and everybody chooses one to go with the picture. IIRC whoever it IT chooses the best caption and that person gets a point.
The photo will explain it better than I can:
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
|Posted: 11/17/2013 7:26:24 PM|
I love Rummikub and Apples to Apples.
Auntie to Devan & Brennan
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
|Posted: 11/17/2013 9:01:22 PM|
My family loves Michigan Rummy! If you buy it make sure you have a deck of cards to play. You can play with the chips included but we just play with pennies. We also keep the big pots (that are hard to win) in the game for the next time. We love it and play it for hours on holidays/celebrations. We've had for almost 20 years! Cheap on Amazon too!
|Posted: 11/17/2013 9:07:11 PM|
We recently got Doom (card game) and had fun with it. Probably not for the overly sensve, though.
If you have younger kids, Too Many Monkeys is a fun one, as well as Big Fish.
Loc: the land of the midnight sun
|Posted: 11/17/2013 9:15:45 PM|We play Who What Where at our large family gatherings and it's a scream. Try drawing Elvis being hypnotized in an igloo. For example.
Other favorites are Catch Phrase, Apples To Apples, Blokus, and Moods.
|Posted: 11/17/2013 9:39:13 PM|My hands down fav. Is Carcassonne! Love it so much! Ticket to Ride gets played quite a bit here. We also went through a Munchkin phase.
|Posted: 11/19/2013 2:16:36 AM|
My brother has a fun game called Smart Ass. It's a trivia game that goes quickly and is fun for everyone.
People take turns reading hints off the back of the card, everyone in the game can guess what the thing is, but once you have guessed, you are out of that round, and the reader keeps reading hints until someone gets it.
We love Blokus, Catan (!), Apples to Apples, Scattergories, Bananagrams, Phase 10 dice, and another one I recommend, that I haven't seen here is Quiddler, an easy word forming game that is good for most ages, and everyone I have shared it with loved it.
Jo in Utah
|Posted: 11/19/2013 11:02:53 AM|Here are some of our favorites.
Wits and Wagers
In our family the men like Killer Bunnies but the girls do not so we play Word on the Street when they bring out that game.
|Posted: 11/19/2013 12:43:14 PM|
My family's favorite game is Rummikub.
We just sent this game to Goodwill because nobody in our family liked it.
Must check out killer bunnies.
Loc: Pacific Northwest
|Posted: 11/19/2013 1:06:47 PM|Pentago is a GREAT two player game.