Hey, cool to see some other boardgamers here, yay!
linguoboy wrote:My brother-in-law is a huge fan of board and card games. He probably owns a hundred or more. Not only does he have Carcasonne, he has two or three expansion packs for it. But he's played it so much I think he's tired of it except that his sons are of an age that it's a good game to play with them. We still play Ticket to Ride (both versions) but I think I like Thurn und Taxis a bit more. (Rather similar, except you're building postal routes rather than rail connexions.)
Ah, shoot, I was trying to bid for a Thurn und Taxis on an auction site, but looks like I won't be winning. On the other hand, it's on sale in the stores, 22 euros. Hmmmmm
I'm also trying to bid for Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries
, that would be my Christmas present
We're going to buy a couple Carcassonne extensions in Hungary, they're only half the price there. And of course now there's also the release of Ticket to Ride: Asia
and Ticket to Ride: India (& Switzerland)
. As befits a new convert, I want them aaaaallll
linguoboy wrote:Small World was a Christmas gift to him from me last year which we still really enjoy playing.
Don't card games get boring? That's what we're worried about, so we haven't bought any yet, even if there are some that are extremely praised.
linguoboy wrote:I just came from a game night with pals. Some of the more serious board game geeks have left, so now it's mostly party games like Catchphrase and Apples to Apples. So far my favourite game that I've been introduce to through it is a word game called Snatch-It which has similarities to Scrabble except that all the tiles are in view and anyone can form new words at any time, so it moves along much better. One of my coworkers is a big fan of the card game Fluxx and we actually hosted a drop-in gaming session at work once.
These all sound new to me, except Scrabble. I think we haven't really been looking at party games much yet.
Catan is definitely my favourite board game. I love that it's known all over the world, would be awesome to play the game with some foreigners some day.
Yeah, you can be proud of Catan
! Finland isn't a big producer of boardgames, although recently there was the release of Eclipse
, a Finnish-made 4X scifi boardgame targeted at the international market. We'll see if it makes it or not
Any hardcorer here ever play Arkham Horror