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Come to London and we can play Dungeons and Dragons Katie!

I regularly beat Derek at scrabble, even when I let him use American spellings. I rarely win at chess though.

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eyeheartdoom wrote:

Come to London and we can play Dungeons and Dragons Katie!

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let's try make this happen when am down for SY!

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I cannot be bothered to email you.

Get on MSN and we'll talk.

Nevermind whats been selling...ROIDH

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Andy GI wrote:

I cannot be bothered to email you.

Get on MSN and we'll talk.

I'm at work, yo! Text me, or something. Or get on MSN later on tonight; discussion are needed!

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go.

play go or get fucked.

or mahjong.

risk is forever sullied for me as i once turned up to a squatted french farmhouse to find four french gentlemen wearing berets playing lord of the rings risk. they played for hours and achieved nothing but driving me insane.

dont struggle!

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katiek wrote:
Andy GI wrote:

I cannot be bothered to email you.

Get on MSN and we'll talk.

I'm at work, yo! Text me, or something. Or get on MSN later on tonight; discussion are needed!

Lets talk tonight on MSN. I'll be in all night.

Nevermind whats been selling...ROIDH

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This isnt a board game but an awesome, quick and addictive card game for 3 or more players;

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/176

Also, Lord of the Rings Risk is great, takes as long as the normal one but has a bit more to it.

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risk is great, indeed! any of you played mission risk? (risk but online)

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Careless wrote:

This isnt a board game but an awesome, quick and addictive card game for 3 or more players;

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/176

Also, Lord of the Rings Risk is great, takes as long as the normal one but has a bit more to it.

lord of the rings risk is half a game. you don't even get to go to mordor.

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Scrabble, but only where you can only use funny words or words that mean something to your group of friends or just general dope words.

It's all fun and games until someone starts spelling racial slurs (this has happened everytime i've played this).

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I used to work in a games shop, Carcasonne and  Settlers of catan are both backed. Ticket to ride is a newer game but very popular and its awesome. If you like slightly more odder ( i hate to say wacky) new games go for Munchkin or Killer Bunnies both really really good fun if you have more than 2 players.

last of the tonic wine

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On a related matter, a prerequisite for a pub to be anything more than average is for it to have a Scrabble board and maybe some other board games available from behind the bar.

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snatch scrabble is good. kinda like up-words but more intense and can end up in fights.

boggle is good too.

xox

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iburneditdown wrote:

On a related matter, a prerequisite for a pub to be anything more than average is for it to have a Scrabble board and maybe some other board games available from behind the bar.

montague arms, new cross. scrabble, battleships, trivial pursuit, cards, etc.

evry since i can remember i've been poppin' my collar,
poppin', poppin' my collar, poppin', poppin' my collar.

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pacomari wrote:

CHESS

Win.

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Tommo! wrote:

If you like slightly more odder ( i hate to say wacky) new games go for Munchkin or Killer Bunnies both really really good fun if you have more than 2 players.

that stuff appears really grating and cheezeball to me, but i haven't actually played either.

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Andy Malcolm wrote:

Settlers of Catan : http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13

ian already linked this. it is a great intro to UNDERGROUND DIY GAMES. it is the fugazi of UNDERGROUND DIY GAMES. it is for 3 or 4 players. you are on an island, you are trying to build cities. each turn you roll a dice and you get different resources, such as sheep, wood, rock, etc... you use these resources to build roads and cities. you get to trade with your opponents. this means you get to utter the immortal line: "has anyone got wood for sheep?". it plays in about 90 minutes

Haha katie said that you'd said that something was the Fugazi of board games, and I thought she must mean Settlers of Catan

That dungeon one sounds good, I've never played that. Have you ever played Domaine, the other translated Klaus Teuber game (along with Catan and Carcassone)? I couldn't really get into it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/KlausTeuber.jpg/180px-KlausTeuber.jpg

I think my copy of Settlers is in the basement of Travelling Man Manchester, time to fish it out perhaps. If it were up to me we'd be playing Diplomacy (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/483) and Blood Bowl, but no one is as sad as me. I played munchkin (it was alright) but there was some kind of amazing card based spaceship battle game we sued to do all the time, anyone know what I'm talking about?

Theres a complete edition of LOTR Risk coming out soon. Supposedly. No1 asked board game question where I used to work "Is there something missing from my LOTR Risk?"

Also, kinda unrelated but does anyone have a copy of the RPG Castle Falkenstein? Its unavailiability is driving me nuts and I refuse to pay for a PDF. I'd settle for a photocopy or something.

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nah, i have not played domaine, i thought it looked quite interesting from the pictures but i don't know anyone who has it. nobody has brought it to games night at least.

fearsome floors is a lot of fun, i played it last week and ordered it straight away. but it hasn't arrived yet sad i was hoping to play it tomorrow.

i'd play bloodbowl! though i've not played it since i was about 15.

and i don't know what the starship game is, sorry.

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statto man pet, tomorrow night will rule. i'm on my way up to discuss more board gaming / cider antics with you. i'm out of my smart dress wear, though now working my way through all those 7"s...

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ps, who on earth is this chap? his 'tache is strong.

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Tommo! wrote:

Ticket to ride is a newer game but very popular and its awesome.

I saw this in the shop last week and VERY nearly bought it. it looked really good.

I would also play bloodbowl again. in fact - a lot of the earlier games workshop games were good fun.

I'm surprised andy hasn't mentioned the people who design games and do small print runs just for the sake of it. now THAT is DIY.

we're not that hopeless, we're not as fucked as you think/in short-lived moments we can do anything

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I was thinking about those little photocopied games is that what you mean, never played any of them thought. Cheapass games? http://www.cheapass.com/

The guy with the tasche is Klaus Teuber, the greatest ever board game designer. Or something.

What are peoples opinions on Axis & Allies? Would it be fun for anyone who isn't a sad history geek/closet warmonger?

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i liked axis & allies when i was in my teens, but you'd have to be dedicated. that is like risk on valium. it takes forever. fun if you like pushing round tanks and shit though (which i do), but it pales next to a newer miniatures based wargame like TIDE OF MOTHERFUCKING IRON.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/22825

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Andy Malcolm wrote:
Tommo! wrote:

If you like slightly more odder ( i hate to say wacky) new games go for Munchkin or Killer Bunnies both really really good fun if you have more than 2 players.

that stuff appears really grating and cheezeball to me, but i haven't actually played either.

like i said, they are slightly wacky, but are really fun to play none the less, lots of laughs and banter as well as some strategy.  They sell vast ammounts too, not that that means anything.  Steve Jackson games generally, are pretty decent.

last of the tonic wine

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i have 'the awful green things from outer space', but again i haven't played it since high school.