Classic Board Games

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  1. silverspoon65

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    So, I am working on my Board game collection. There are a lot of new ones I like, but I want to concentrate on getting the "classics" first.

    So, what do you to consider to be the classic, quintessential board games to own?

    I have Life, Monopoly, Boggle, Careers, Trivial Pursuit, Rummikub, chess and checkers and chinese checkers, cranium, scattegories, and some other less "classic" games, as well.
     
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    Scrabble!
     
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    My BF has that one, so I will count it among my collection, since we are moving in with each other this summer. I have to admit though, I was never a big fan of that one...
     
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    My family plays Uno a lot. We got Uno Attack for Christmas, which is definitely not a classic, but a fun twist on it. I played a lot of Yatzee with my parents as a tween and teen.

    My girlfriends and I played Pictionary a lot in high school when we had slumber party. Yup, we were a wild bunch LOL!
     
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    In our classics we also like

    cards

    dominos with the marble tiles and big enough to play the huge train games - not just a little set.

    mancala

    clue

    Were in the World is Carmen Sandiago (that is great)

    and

    sorry
     
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    Sorry
    Yachtze
    Double Dragon Dominoes
    Aggravation
    Michigan Rummy (Tripoley)
    Connect Four
    Risk
     
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    I play Chicken Foot Dominos. I'm curious about the Double Dragon Dominos.
     
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    ahhh, yes, i am def. getting some additions. Keep them coming. Thanks.

    My friend used to work at a gaming store - mostly Dungeons and Dragons and Magick type stuff, but the whole back is re-sold board games, so sometimes you can find the original versions of the games. I might have to take a trip there.
     
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    I also love Chicken Foot. Double Dragons are just the "domino-speak" names for double 9 dominoes (as opposed to double 6 or double 12)
     
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    A game I love, which used to be popular in the 70s is Perquacky. It has recently been re-introduced, and you can buy it again. I got one from amazon. It is a blast. If you like "letter cube" games (like Boggle) you will love Perquacky!
     
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    I like Payday (no idea if you can still get it) and Life. Also, Cranium is a new classic. We love all of the Uno variations (Uno Flash is the newest addiction).
     
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    Payday is still around.
     
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    "Apples to Apples" is a great game! And they have a Jr. edition too!
     
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    We typically play with double 12's. Double 15's is just too much.
     
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    My students love Battleship, Operation, and Connect Four.

    I like Mad Gab, Taboo, and Password.

    I found board games on sale a few years ago and bought a bunch of them for my classroom.
     
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    Jenga is not a board game but a good one and uno stacko is just like it

    not a classic but the most fun we have with friends is Scene it
    we love the disney editions and i rock at the harry potter edition.
     
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    Parcheesi and Go to the Head of the Class. How about Candyland and Chutes and Ladders if you really want to get nostalgic!
     
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    Well, I was going to say Chutes and Ladders, Hi-ho Cherrio, and Don't Spill the Beans... but thought they were "too young..."

    Those were such wonderful games when I was a kid!!!
     
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    a personal favorite...Hi-ho Cherrio! :thumb:
     
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    What about Othello? We use to race to see who got to play that when we had indoor recesses.
     
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    My group loves these-and Candy land as well
     
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    Yeah, its just me and my BF right now. I am sure we will add candy land and chutes and ladders sometime in the future.

    I am loving the suggestions! I already have 6 more on my list!
     
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    TROUBLE!
     
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    I never had payday but it seems fun. It seems like Life, but on a smaller scale (one month as opposed to your whole life). Am I right?
     
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    OMG, how could I forget that one!
     
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    It's been too long for me to make a proper comparison but....

    I have electronic Life Twists and Turns. I like this version better.
     
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    I just spent the afternoon driving to Target, Shopko, K mart, Toys r us, and Fred Meyers to search for Rumikube. I had it and brought it to my mothers and forgot it there!!!!

    I like backgammon, rumikube, scattergories, pictionary, scrabble and yathtzee, and cranium.

    No one will let my sister and I be partners in pictionary. We think alike. One clue was Iowa and she drew a picture of Radar o Rielly. I got it because he's from Iowa.
     
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    We are about to go downstairs and play rummikub.
     
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    Just finished 3 rousing rounds!! I lost twice!!! :(:p
     
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    That is my all time favorite. Funny because it's a numbers game and I am an English teacher...
     
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    I'll try to beat those odds.
     
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    LOVE that game...been so long since I've played it.

    Not board games but cards Skip Bo & Phase 10!!! So much fun when there is small group.
     
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    I noticed my oldest acts like a royal jerk every time we play a board game. If we play a dice or card game he is typically a lot better. I think he doesn't like to wait his turn. He wants to be developing a strategy or doing something while he is waiting. Dice games typically go even faster.
     
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    I just got phase 10 Dice! I haven't played them yet.
     
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    Oh, I forgot. We play this dice game. I think it's called Farkel or 10,000 or 5,000. I havef a mini set of dice that I keep in my purse for when we go out.
     
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    I'm not certain but I think Farkel is similar to a dice game I recently learned called Zilch. Have you played it?
     
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    I don't know. In my dice game a 1 is worth 100 points, a 5 is worth 50. Three of any number is that number times 100, so 3 twos is 200 points, 3 threes is 300. If you roll 1,2,3,4,5,6--that's 1500 and you must roll again. The first player to 5000 wins.

    Is that similar to zilch??
     
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    YEP! Play it online here: http://www.kongregate.com/games/gaby/zilch
     
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    That's fun too. Try it out... but the cards are fun as well. If you don't have Skip Bo that's a good one too.
     

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