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Re: Board Games
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 02:41:56 PM »
Is it just me, or does Monopoly have an odd tendency to bring out the worst in people?  Nearly every time I've played, people either walk away with bad feelings or the board goes airborne an hour to ninety minutes in.
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 02:46:53 PM »
Is it just me, or does Monopoly have an odd tendency to bring out the worst in people?  Nearly every time I've played, people either walk away with bad feelings or the board goes airborne an hour to ninety minutes in.
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 02:47:55 PM »
I guess love of Monopoly money is the root of all board-throwing  ;)
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 02:50:13 PM »
I guess love of Monopoly money is the root of all board-throwing  ;)
I guess you haven't played chess with poor losers much.

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2013, 02:50:36 PM »
Odd. My family, and myself, can play it well. Not in a while though.

Monopoly isn't what it used to be. In the new version, once you get enough property, you keep getting bailed out indefinitely until the bank is empty. Too big to fail.
 

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2013, 03:03:44 PM »
I guess love of Monopoly money is the root of all board-throwing  ;)
I guess you haven't played chess with poor losers much.

Thankfully not.

Odd. My family, and myself, can play it well. Not in a while though.

Sounds like you and yours are quite blessed in this regard.

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Wasn't aware of that... haven't played for nearly four years.
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 03:13:33 PM »

Wasn't aware of that... haven't played for nearly four years.

Sorry, that was satire.

There are always new versions out. I think the most radical version was a round board with an electronic "bank".
 

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 03:16:47 PM »

Wasn't aware of that... haven't played for nearly four years.

Sorry, that was satire.

There are always new versions out. I think the most radical version was a round board with an electronic "bank".

Oh, sorry there.  I should have picked up on the satire  :-[

And I've seen the ads for that - how weird it must be to look on a Monopoly box and read "batteries not included"!
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 03:19:33 PM »
And I've seen the ads for that - how weird it must be to look on a Monopoly box and read "batteries not included"!

Some things never change then :)

I never had batteries included.
 

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2013, 10:02:15 PM »
In this order:

Risk- I enjoy the strategy aspect. It's not fun unless I can get other people to play that are as enthusiastic about it as I am. Its a long game, the faint of heart often times forfeit.

Taboo- because it's so high energy, and it requires creativity.

Encore- it's a board game that requires you to know lots and lots of song lyrics if you wish to win.

Monopoly- as a kid I would do my sisters share of the chores if only she'd play it with me!
 

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2013, 11:22:36 PM »
We have a Simpsons themed Clue. Fun. Smithers did it with the rope in the library.
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2013, 11:26:38 PM »
We used to play Life. Dominos for the older folks.
 

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2013, 11:28:06 PM »
Does Dominos count as a board game?

Does it even count as a card game?

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Re: Board Games
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2013, 11:31:17 PM »
Cant stand most of them.  Chess is OK, I guess.  Risk is good.  Monopoly is a forgone conclusion most of the time.

Texas Holdem and card games are my thing.
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Re: Board Games
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2013, 11:38:18 PM »
My favourite board game is Monopoly.
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