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I though it would be better to start a general "favorite board game" thread, rather than one specific to the game I am currently enjoying, which is

Pente. Just curious as to whether anyone else here plays/has played Pente. It's basically a variant of Go, and is deceptively simple in appearance. Lots of room for strategy with straightforward rules. I was in the mall shopping this weekend and snapped a copy of the game up-I used to play Pente all day long in the journalism room in high school rather than doing any work (Ah! Misspent youth) and now I am getting to introduce my ten year old to it

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How does your ten year old like it? I have a ten year old as well, and we'd like to find some new game to play. We've got a lot of the standards - Monopoly, Sorry, Aggravation, Scrabble, Life, Payday, etc.


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He likes it quite a bit, I'm delighted to say. We play some of the standards you referred to above as well. I also recently introduced my son to chess-I'm not the world's greatest or anything but I can teach the basics. Maybe your ten year old would like chess also?

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That's a good idea. I also am no master strategerizer when it comes to chess, but I know how the pieces move. Maybe we can learn the strategy together!


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Sure. I had to relearn the rule of "en passant" as it had been so many years since I'd played.

My little boy is in love with the idea of castling BTW-it's his favorite thing.

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Hmmm, maybe I have some re-learning to do myself. :)


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I haven't played Pente in about 20 years - my kids never got into it. The game mat and pieces are still probably rolled up in one of my closets. However, my kids and I used to play a game called "Acquire." Basically you would try to start &/or control the most stock in Hotel chains. Great fun and pretty much a family outing.

Nowadays, my girls and wife are into the Turner Classic & Disney DVD Trivial Pursuit. Same game as always but with special dvd movie features. And yes, I am a geek at heart and so is my wife and kids. :P


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Which is wonderful-we're all geeks as well. BTW I meant to ask-has anyone played a game called Abalone? It is also a game loosely based on some of the principles of Go and is a lot of fun.

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What are the rules and objectives of Go, Abalone and Pente?

Other than checkers, chess, Connect 4, and some card games (and also Uno), I remember playing games like Chutes and Ladders, Dweebs, Geeks and Weirdos and 13 Dead End Drive. There's also a pretty good board game based on the Alex Mack TV show from Nickelodeon I got on Ebay. Oh yeah and definitely Battleship and Stratego. The cool thing too is, pretty much all these games you can play online now. I play them on a website called http://www.itsyourturn.com and it's pretty fun. I'll let you guys know when I finally win a game there :lol:

Oh yeah and Clue is cool.


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Here are some links that will explain the games in question:

GO

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Ron Burgundy wrote:
Here are some links that will explain the games in question:

GO

Abalone

Pente


So go is like Othello?


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I'd think of Othello as another variation of the same theme.

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Always my favorite board or bored game:

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Anthony wrote:
What are the rules and objectives of Go, Abalone and Pente?

Other than checkers, chess, Connect 4, and some card games (and also Uno), I remember playing games like Chutes and Ladders, Dweebs, Geeks and Weirdos and 13 Dead End Drive. There's also a pretty good board game based on the Alex Mack TV show from Nickelodeon I got on Ebay. Oh yeah and definitely Battleship and Stratego. The cool thing too is, pretty much all these games you can play online now. I play them on a website called http://www.itsyourturn.com and it's pretty fun. I'll let you guys know when I finally win a game there :lol:

Oh yeah and Clue is cool.


Okay I finally won a game of Chess online at It's Your Turn. I'm hoping now to win at least one of two Battleboats (Battleship) games I have going on there now. So nobody else remembers any of the board games I mentioned above? Well what about any other trendy games based on popular TV shows, movies or cartoons from when you were growing up? Was there ever a TZ board game?


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Anybody remember a board game called Hide and Seek? Also another
favourite of my youth was Slime Monster! :wtf: Anyone else remember these?


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UNlike other well-known games, this game of RESOURCES is obscure, so it's Not available on-line. Having first bought it during the 1970s, it still remains one of my favorites because it's a collaborative game in which Nobody loses. Instead,players help each other by representing different countries working together to distribute basic raw resources as equally as possible. The more equally they get divided, the higher the collective score.


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A wonderful game I played at university was called Diplomacy [web]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(game)[/web]

Very simple to play but great fun too.

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UNlike other well-known games, this game of RESOURCES is obscure, so it's Not available on-line. Having first bought it during the 1970s, it still remains one of my favorites because it's a collaborative game in which Nobody loses. Instead,players help each other by representing different countries working together to distribute basic raw resources as equally as possible. The more equally they get divided, the higher the collective score.


Hello and welcome to the board Orville.

Somehow when all of us made the transition from the OLCafe, to our new home here (PTE), you slipped through the cracks, and were never invited.
That is partially my fault.
Between DrMoreau and I, we invited as many as we could from the OLCafe (well, there were a few we opted NOT to invite) and somehow I think I missed sending you an invite.

Anyhow, good that you could make it.

More info on this board and how it came about, can be found here ~~~~~~~> http://pushingtheenvelope.freeforums.or ... rd-t1.html
This is in the "announcements" section of the board.

I see in your profile that you like to play backgammon and cribbage.
I play a bit of both on POGO, although I am far more proficient at Backgammon. :D
I don't know if you ever play on POGO, but its an easy fun site online, and you can play literally countless games with their over one and a half million members.

Send me a PM, maybe we can play some backgammon here and there.


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I've played Diplomacy, it was fun.

Probably my favorite board game is Settlers of Catan.

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Pente is cool.

Games I like/liked:

1. Mad Magazine ( the Board Game)
2. Risk
3. Stratego
4. Battle Ship
5. Trivial Pursuit
6. Monopoly
7. Clue

to name a few :D

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Mr.Z wrote:


Games I like/liked:

2. Risk



This was a good one. :clap:


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TZ DZ, Yeah Risk is great, I played it once as a kid. Now I play it online. Check it out, the dice seem rigged at times, though. LOL

http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/risk.jsp

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I love to play cribbage.
My grandma taught me growing up and I always played with her up until the very last time I saw her!
I still play with my wife and parents too......
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15-2 anyone?!!
I see they have online versions I should check out as well...

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Speaking of card games - since I never learned Cribbage - anybody ever play the terrible game, MAGICK the Gathering?


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Yes it is terrible and yes..when I was like about 8 or 9 I believe? I remember my brother would constantly try to get me to play but I was just to young to understand the rules and regulations...other then that yes it looked cool but the fact of the matter is.....Magic cards suck. They have to be purchased to be used..what a crock. Just give me a 1000 set card deck and let me at it.


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The same as Woodrow, I enjoy playing Cribbage. What's somewhat odd is how I learned it. Because I learned it from a Home-Less Man!! How it happened is when I moved to a new city and Not having friends at first, I happened to pass by a Homeless Shelter and went in. There were two tables there at which the homeless were playing Dominoes, so I joined in. Gradually,I became close friends with some of those homeless. Then, one day, a Filipino man brought in cards and a cribbage board and was looking for a partner for the game. I happened to be sitting at the table close to him, so I quickly said,"Sure, I'll play, if you can teach me." Needless to say, he taught me, and I've been playing ever since. Oddly, that was the only day I played Cribbage with him, because he must have moved on to a different town. So I bought my own Cribbage board to play.

At that point, I began playing Cribbage with Adam, a Portuguese man. We used to alternate with playing Checkers. Sure, I know that hardly anybody plays Checkers nowadays, but this was during the 1970s when you could still find people playing Checkers. After a while, I quit playing Checkers with Adam because he used to insist on rapid play--he always insisted that I make my move before 3 seconds. My favorite experience with Adam is when he and I took a bus ride to a different town. He and I were chatting at a table at a park. This table was a stone table that already had a checkerboard painted on its surface. Not having checkers, Adam took out nickels and pennies to use as the checkers, and invited a negro man who happened to pass by. Playing in his usual overconfident style, Adam was beating the Negro man. Adam was so certain that he would beat the man that he jokingly says"Hey, if by some miracle, you beat me, then I'll push a nickel across that street with my nose!

And guess what, the Negro beat Adam. (lol) So Negro looks at Adam and says, "Nose pushes nickel." Well, Adam laughs, and all of us laughed. Adam made it seem like a joke, so he Never did get to push that nickel. Lucky for him too, because it was a busy street, so he could Not have pushed the coin across there, that is, without getting run over. What a clown that Adam was. As Bob Hope used to say,"Thanks for the memories."


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Lately we have been playing Wahoo, which is an old standby from my childhood as well.

The kids also like to play it and Yahtzee is another favorite..........

oh also Taboo when we get together with friends and the men and women side against each other....

as the pirate thread would say, ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! :lol:

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Anyone remember a board game called Fireball Island? It was like a 3 dimensional board and you played as some kind of explorer trying to get a jewel and had to bring it back to your boat and get it back to a certain point on the game board? Kind of like an Indiana Jones type board game.

Here's a video review of Fireball Island by James Rolfe, who also does hilarious videos on that same site as his character The Angry Video Game Nerd:

http://www.cinemassacre.com/2010/02/03/ ... ll-island/


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