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Board games are not just for kids. While many of us grew up playing games like Monopoly, Candyland, and Sorry, there is a new generation of games targeting adults like Trivial Pursuit and Cranium. In this section you can rate and review all sorts of board game related themes. Click on the list of your choice to get started.

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1776 days ago

I guess it's the King of strategy games. Personally, I just get bored outwitting someone just for the sake of winning a game though. I'd rather play a game like poker, with more chance involved, and a pot to make it more exciting.

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2361 days ago

Hello Kitty Picnic in the Park is a fun game for all children ages 3 and up. The goal of the game is to follow the path and get to the end. I love this game for younger children closer to three because it is not to long and is very engaging. Another great aspect is that it helps with colors as well as following direction. It is a perfect game for children who are starting out learning board games and love Hello Kitty.

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2458 days ago

This is a great game to have in the house for long rainy days or cold winter evenings. I love watching grandparents and grandchildren playing chess together. The rules are not difficult to grasp, but it requires practice and concentration to become a master at the game.

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2637 days ago

A very good thinking game.

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2683 days ago

good site Chess Games

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2702 days ago

VERY GOOD

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2795 days ago

"I introduced the game to my six year old nephew and mother and asked if they would like to play. Quickly my nephew agrees but my mother was a bit hesistant. As the game progressed we were all intrigued by the types of questions asked, but more-so, our responses to them. Three generations of our family sitting with a level of misunderstanding of safety that can only lead to further error for our younger kin. This game educated us in a way that was non-judgemental and completely honest. We all walked away feeling prepared."

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3085 days ago

Summonaria is a wonderfully approachable game for casual game players and more hardcore gamers alike. I first played this game with a friend of mine who introduced several of us to it one night over pizza and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.

He quickly laid out the core rules: there are five different Summoners and each player chooses one. They each have their own combat units for their army and the strategy to play them is different for each. Not knowing any of the nuance to the teams, I picked one: the undead team (I loves me some zombies!). He went on to explain that it is basically a big game of king of the hill, with five towers that have to be taken and held from the other players in order to win the game.

By the time Indy was running from the natives in the movie, we all had a pretty good grasp of the basic gameplay and worked through the first few turns to get a feel for it. Each player handles resources in the form of cards drawn each turn which represent four different magical elements. These are used in differing amounts to summon your different units to the battlefield. Interestingly, each team uses these resources with different importance. In a four player game, this opened up some interesting bartering and side table deals as the game progressed, giving way to out and out mercenary double dealing in some cases!!! This is actually encouraged by the games use of face down resource trades which made for alot of fun and more than a little thrown pizza crusts.

Combat is easy and dice driven with an interesting twist, you are trying to roll 1s and 2s to succeed rather than the normal 6s, 10s, etc. Strength between units is shown both by number of dice rolled and die type, which made for some interesting differences.

The game's true fun began to show itself once several of the towers were commandeered. In a four player game, it becomes a 'Big Nail' mentality where partnerships are made and broken as one person gets ahead and is pounded down by the other teams, only to have someone swoop in and steal the lead, putting themselves up for the challenge of defending their stand. It went back and forth several times before someone finally captured the required number of towers for an entire round and won the game.

All in all it was a great game and has proven just as fun each time we play it. There is alot more to the complexity of the game with three or four players as the interaction goes down substantially in a two player game, which is common I think in most multiplayer games. It is easy to learn, plays out in a reasonable amount of time (I'd say an average of an hour or so with our games), and has plenty of the fantasy battle elements I enjoy without having to be flipping through tons of rules. I also REALLY liked the open ended combat roles where you would roll the entire dice roll again if you hit successfully and add your additional hits. This allows for some amazing longshot successes where the lowly goblin brings down the mighty dragon (and my friend Peter suffers an embarrassing loss to my cheapest scrub), it really keeps the game unexpected.

Give this game a look, you'll be glad you did. It has some great elements to it and the character illustrations are pretty slick too. Hoping there might be an expansion with more units or something in the future!

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3100 days ago

I loved just about anything from Avalon Hill back in the 70s-early 80s...PanzerBlitz, Blitzkrieg, Gettysburg...but Diplomacy was by far my favorite. We had a club and even put out a bi-monthly newsletter (a fake Swiss "newspaper") to tell about the news (Germans invade Russia, etc.)
The one thing we did differently was to give Italy two fleets at the beginning instead of one...it sort of evened things out for the poor schmuck who got Italy...with two armies and one fleet, it was just too hard to defend.
Anyway, it was a great game; the politics involved in who will support who, the double crosses, the triple crosses...it was soooooo European!

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3142 days ago

I love this game. It is good for brain. Hope this game is free for everyone :p

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