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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    If I brought a deck of cards what would we play?

    What are your top 10 board games?

    Not interested in video games.... They are to well designed for my addictive personality.

    Cards...whattya got? Bridge, pinochle, Euchre, canasta, Gin Rummy, poker, trucco, Hearts, Spades, capitalism, Tiến lên,
     
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    Upwords is a sort of 3D scrabble

    Upwords - Wikipedia
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    We had RSVP.....a two sides scrabble
     
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    Cards Against Humanity? Note: It is not for players under the age of 17, and it is not for the saints.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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  6. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Card games: solitaire (four different kinds,) war, gin, UNO, Magic: the Gathering and a couple other CCGs that I can't recall their titles offhand

    Other types of games: dominoes, P&P RPGs (I have weekly RPGs that I play with my friends over Google Meet [we used to meet FtF but the others moved out of state]) and the occasional checkers. I used to have a chess set but I never really played well and the set was lost in my siblings' eviction from my parents' house.

    Before anyone asks, the chess set was pretty much unique in the fact that it wasn't black/white (one can do that with ceramics!) I'm tempted to try to get the greenware/bisqueware again as well as the acrylic paints (might attempt to get a few other replacements along with underglazes/glazes/metalic overglazes [if possible].) It sucks when a well-respected company in the industry goes out-of-business. *bigcry*

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
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  7. stranger

    stranger wolfwing, a feral angel

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    Phyllis, a variegated chess set? Sounds interesting, but how does a person tell one side from the other? o_O
     
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    The pieces aren't your typical/"traditional" pieces. The set that I had was a fantasy-based set, and I was working on a US Civil War set.

    I don't believe anyone could mistake which side is which.

    Oh, and if you're interested in seeing the sets as done by the company that makes the moulds, just look up Doc Holiday ceramics. They have the finished pieces displayed on their site.

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    Have you ever tried a game of Go?
     
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    You reminded me of a game that I haven't played but my sister and brother-in-law used to play all the time: Cribbage. Heck, I never even learned the rules, much less played! I kinda wonder if they even remember how to play it...

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    I have never heard of this one. Go is a pretty intense strategy game.
     
  13. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    This is all I know about cribbage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cribbage

    As I posted, I never played it myself (due to disinterest) yet both my sister and brother-in-law used to play it frequently.

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  14. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Cribbage I enjoy a lot! Phyllis they have apps!

    Magic? Nope, nothing with small print!
    RPG? Mayhem and creativity I like...the format and structure drive me bonkers...i cant hang (surprise)

    Chess was my favorite abstract strategy....i like the variations, Japan and china have to major ones...

    Go is intriguing but I never quite grocked it. It was always like getting in a boxing ring with a pro who treated me like a cat with a mouse.

    Homeworlds (intergalactic chess with no board) is my passion now for near a decade.
     
  15. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ....whys guy.... ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Cards? Blackjack and Spades are about the only card games I've played with any regularity, many decades ago played Rummy, Gin and Canasta.

    Board games? Chess, Risk, Jenga and Stratego are old favorites, haven't played in years. (Actually collected a few vintage Risk boards and game pieces). Trouble is one that dates from my childhood, when visiting my Brother a couple years ago he brought out his copy of Trouble and we played. Others I recall from childhood with fondness include Chinese Checkers, Mousetrap, Kerplunk and Tippett. Tried my hand for awhile with Backgammon but never quite got the strategy.

    Technically not a board game, but I still have jars full of marbles...
     
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    stranger wolfwing, a feral angel

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    Used to play this at school during recess, 2 different kinds. The one where you try to shoot them out of a circle and "chase", where it's one on one with the one making first contact winning the competitor's marble.

    Also played a little poker back in the day but it's been a long time.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Shooters, steelies, glasses, cats eyes, marbles, solids...like the teeter hotter/seesaw the games taught us not to play with just anyone, who is wiling to cheat, who is fun to play with. Playing for keepsies and funnsies.

    That bag I marbles was a fearsome weapon.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    In the before time is my near 90 year old mother play bridge three to four times a week with friends, on tables dealing cards. I learned the game as a teen played the party Bridge version. Today she plays contract Bridge and during the pandemic and isolation has had to go online. So I started playing just to help her out with any Tech difficulties getting in on the net and dealing with websites. Started out four times a week she's got it down now and I only play twice a week. It has been good for both of us communication and working things out with the tech side I'm just talkin three four times a week. Plus I haven't played the game for 40 years so is interesting to relearn, or maybe even just learn since I never learned contract Bridge or all of the Myriad of conventions. But now I do find the game pretty amazing oh, no wonder right now on the website there is over 4,000 tables with 17,000 people playing and another 1500 playing robots or solitaire. I have discovered it as a game that requires all skill and your cards don't matter. There is no such thing as a bad hand! It is just either bad bidding or bad playing because you're only compared to another set of Partners playing the exact same cards. It has helped ground to me.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    In the Before Time as we had a game night every week at my house with 10 to 15 people coming by. Since isolations we've been zooming and playing games online. Now that everything is starting to open up, the vaxxed are gathering in real life but we are keeping the zoom group playing online since old friends who moved away have recently been back playing with us online.
     
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    stranger wolfwing, a feral angel

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    Phyllis, I looked up the set and thought it was gorgeous. Would love to see you be able to complete your work there if you are able to get the paints and other things. Let us know how it progresses, never seen any chess sets quite like that.

    I had a marble set at one time but it was lost in a move, I think. :(
     
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