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Board games or video games

Postby Lamia Brickley » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:47 pm

Hello everyone,
it's time for a new game discussion ;-)

Just tell us, what do you prefer: a video game or a board game or card game? Or do you don't like both? Maybe you prefer roleplaying games (pen and paper or real life ones or forums)?
Tell us a bit about your preferred games of whichever category.

For me, I really like both. Lately I play more board and card games with some friends. We play UNO, Bohnanza and Carcassonne for example. I like more strategic games as well and have played pen and paper roleplaying games.
Though I also like video games as Civilization, Anno and Sims. They are so much fun, but lately I've had no time and in my free time I preferred reading or playing board games :D
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Re: Board games or video games

Postby Prof. Arielle Lemoyne » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:03 am

I love board games!

My favorite is probably Clue. It's short enough that you can play a couple rounds each time, and I feel it gets better each tim as well. I just love mysteries, so I'm all about Clue! Another of my favorites is Spy Alley. It's kind of similar to clue, in that it involves secrecy and strategizing. Basically, you're assigned the identity of one of six spies, and you have to make it around the board collecting that spy's items, and finally land on that spies embassy to win, all without anyone guessing which spy you are. That probably doesn't make sense haha but it's a lot of fun!

Scrabble is a family favorite, though those games get kind of intense. I believe there have been several instances of injuries resulting from overturned boards and dictionaries being throw at peoples heads >> And on one family vacation, back before smartphones were a thing, my dad played "quay," we didn't have a dictionary, everyone voted it down and made him take it off, and the next day, in the book he was reading, he found it in a sentence "we went down to the quay". It was such a big deal, that now like...10? years later I still remember this whole thing. We have fun though haha.

As for card games - I love hearts, but no one else does so I rarely get to play it ): so my other favorites are presidents, cheat, and kent/kemp/quems!
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Re: Board games or video games

Postby Matilde Rayne » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:13 am

I'm fond of both video games and board games. I don't play card games all that much, but they can be pretty fun too.

For video games, my favorites are usually RPGs. Actually, for most of the past half of a year, what I've played for the most time has been the Dragon Age series. In the wrong order - going from Inquisition, to Origins, then to DA2 - but oh well. <<

I never really played board games all that much when I was younger (I never really had anyone to play outside of school), so when I got to college, there was a period of time where some of my friends took it upon themselves to introduce me to all of the games I'd been missing out on. So that was sort of a good experience?

I think for me, when I pull a board game out, I'm mostly looking for something simple that I can laugh about and have a good time with. So in a way, my favorites are probably things like Life or fake-Scrabble. I love actual-Scrabble too, but playing with those friends, we had a thing where if you had an "awesome enough" word, you could put it wherever you wanted on the board and that just made the game hilarious sometimes, which isn't necessarily something I usually associate with Scrabble.

But as far as more strategic games go, chess is good, and 3D chess is even better.

I've never heard of Spy Alley, Arielle, but it sounds like fun!
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Re: Board games or video games

Postby Ashley Margaret » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:56 am

Board games definitely and Clue is also one of my favorites! Anything that requires some logic to figure stuff out is so much fun.

I'm absolutely horrible at video games. I'm decent on some of my brother's Nintendo 64 games that I used to play with him all the time when we were younger, but I just cannot do anything with any of the new game systems and games. I tried to play one of his games the other day and I either end up walking around staring at the ground or the sky orrrrr I just turn in circles. I'm completely terrible at using the controller!

Computer games are fun though. League of Legends and Minecraft are probably the only two I've played for longer than a couple months though.
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Re: Board games or video games

Postby Ariella McManus » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:01 am

I actually like both, though to be honest, I probably play more computer games than anything else these days. When I can corral the family long enough to be in one place, my favourite board games to play are Clue, Doctor Who Monopoly, or the Walking Dead strategy game. (Yes, fandoms rule in our house!) As for computer games, I've been playing Guild Wars for years, and if Sims 4 counts as a game then I'm in! I'm definitely looking forward to the release of King's Quest (I have really fond memories of the old one), and have been debating getting a gaming system as well.
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