Favorite (Preferably Nerdy!) Board Games

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  1. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

  2. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist

    Killer Bunnies

    Ok - so I'm a bit old fashioned (though the last one definitely is not that)
  3. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    What I like about games like the Dominion expansions, Ticket To Ride, Agricola, 7 Wonders, and Stone Age is that it is not necessarily obvious who is in the lead. Unlike many games, the suspense continues until all victory points are added up.
  4. jandrusk

    jandrusk Puritan Board Sophomore

  5. puritanpilgrim

    puritanpilgrim Puritan Board Junior

    axis and allies
  6. Zach

    Zach Puritan Board Junior

    Bananagrams is another game that we always play at ACF game nights. Such a fun game!

    That's my favorite part of the games, especially Stone Age. Stone Age is such an awesome game.

    We need to have a Puritanboard game night sometime!
  7. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    My favorite games are:

    Twilight Struggle, a 3-4 hour 2 player game that I am 1-21 in playing, and that I love playing more every time I get the chance. This game's about the global Cold War struggle and the game is loaded with theme and nuance after nuance of strategy.

    1960: The Making of The President, a 2-3 hour 2 player game about the 1960 Presidential election that's based on Twilight Struggle and is itself an enjoyable game.

    Hannibal: Rome v. Carthage - Yes, as the name suggests, its about the Second Punic war, and is driven by the events and asymmetrical forces of Rome and Carthage. 2 players 3-4 hours

    War of the Ring -- Soon to be back in print by the end of the year, this 2-4 player 3-4 hour game is an epic game about the Lord of the Rings (books not movies) that is enjoyable for the asymmetry of the free peoples and Sauron/Sarumun forces.

    Imperial (World War I from the cynical perspective of the Swiss Bankers - economic game - wonderful for 4-5, 3 hours)

    Memoir '44 - (WWII tactical wargame - light and fun - 30 minutes to an hour depending on the scenario, 2 player but can be expanded to play 6-8 with the Overlord set)

    Modern Art - Auction and buy terrible art to make the most money - best with 4-5 and 45-60 minutes

    Citadels - 2-7 player city-building card game that everyone seems to like and that only takes 30-45 minutes.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  8. Shane

    Shane Puritan Board Freshman

    I have never played anything that beats Chess :D
    Got to be my favourite, not that Im that good at it though, its just a great game
  9. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I was wondering if someone else would put that one in. I learned it from my very German wife and her family. It pretty much consumes every family gathering. We have now introduced it to our congregation.

    I like games. Here are some of my other favourites:
    Whist, Bezique, Hand and Foot, Canasta, Pinochle, Gin, Shanghai, Poker, but not Texas Hold 'Em (I don't play for money, btw.), and a whole bunch more. The only cards we played growing up were Rook. I started playing poker on the sly in high school. I would have been skinned had anyone in my family or church found out. All those other card games have become favourites since marriage. Did I mention that Molly's family loves cards?

    'Board Games':
    Chess, Scrabble, UpWords, Axis and Allies, Tactics II (also made by Avalon Hill), Draughts (You can call it checkers), and a few more.

    Yep. We play it.
  10. JBaldwin

    JBaldwin Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Has no one else here every played Hnefatafl? The first time it was introduced into our house, my husband and his friend sat down on the floor to give a try and played for three hours! (They could hardly get up off the floor because their legs were so stiff from sitting.)
  11. sdesocio

    sdesocio Puritan Board Freshman

    Gonna echo the love for Small World!
  12. he beholds

    he beholds Puritan Board Doctor

    Anyone play the card game 500 Bid? I married into a family that plays that and I love it. It's similar to Spades, which I also love.
  13. LeeD

    LeeD Puritan Board Freshman

    Carcassone, Forbidden Island (good game for 2-4 players and you play as a team), Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess and a variety of card games.
  14. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I googled it and found that I had, sort of. It is very much like and related to Ard-Ri, a Scottish game.
  15. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    I haven't heard of most of these games, but I enjoy Risk and love Chess and Bananagrams (and I can't believe someone else said it too! Leah!!!). Quelf is...interesting... and other than these my preferred nerdish games are on a computer or console. "BOOM! HEADSHOT!"
  16. lynnie

    lynnie Puritan Board Graduate

    Upwords. Sort of a 3D scrabble.
  17. JBaldwin

    JBaldwin Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I discovered it when I was trying to find something "Norwegian" to give to a family member. It actually predates chess and the "men" move the same as rooks. There are numerous versions of the game and lots of options for rules.
  18. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    My six year old loves Carcassone.
  19. Kim G

    Kim G Puritan Board Junior

    "I'm nerdy in the extreme and whiter than sour cream, I was in AV club and Glee club and even the chess team . . ." Aaaa, you made me watch that video again. It makes me laugh every time.
  20. Shawn Mathis

    Shawn Mathis Puritan Board Sophomore

    Axis and Allies
    NATO: the next war in Europe (makes Axis and Allies look like Risk)
    Killer Bunnies (a card game with at least 8 expansion packs)
    Speed Scrabble (places all the pieces on the table then players pick seven upside-down. Then try to arrange their own "board" with connecting words at the same time as everyone else)
  21. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I've been curious about that game. I know it is more complex, but is it any more challenging?
  22. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Those who haven't might enjoy playing Reversi/Othello.
  23. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Not the nerdiest game but I've always enjoyed Clue.
  24. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Shogun is another fun one. It's been years for me though.
  25. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    If we are going to spill over into the card game realm, :) DOUBLE DECK PINOCHLE RULES !!!! :)
  26. J. Dean

    J. Dean Puritan Board Junior

  27. Laura

    Laura Puritan Board Junior

    We have had Carcassone forever but have never played it, just made up stupid pronunciations for it and let it languish on the shelf. This thread makes me want to break it out finally.

    Flash Duel is our favorite "nerdy" go-to game, though. Pretty quick and easy to learn, especially if you first play a couple rounds without having to think about the characters/abilities.
  28. JoannaV

    JoannaV Puritan Board Sophomore

  29. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    Played Euchre in the dorm in law school. Never played it again after returning south. I've played Farkle - I think in college, but perhaps earlier or later. I have no recollection of the rules.
  30. BertMulder

    BertMulder Puritan Board Junior

    love Othello
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