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Though the title is pretty self-explanatory, this is essentially a place to mention some of our favorite table top games and chat about them! I would recommend mentioning a little something about why you like a given game to help spark conversation.

One of my current favorites has been a favorites since I was eleven years old: Dungeons and Dragons. I love crafting a story with a group of players and developing characters as we explore a variety of situations and ideas. It also has the side effect of honing a number of social abilities and helping to develop leadership.

Small world is kind of like a fantasy Risk. My gaming friends and I have been enjoying it quite a bit. It doesn't take as long as Risk but it has even more strategy and variety. It also has many expansions so you can add more variety once you get familiar enough with the original.

Cards Against Humanity is another current favorite. I have a very warped sense of humor, and while I try not to be offensive most of the time, during this game that isn't a consideration. Once people play a round with me they can usually tell which play is mine (generally the most offensively funny one in the pile).

So, which games do you like? If you haven't played much past Monopoly and other Hasbro offerings feel free to cite what you like about those and to also use this thread for inspiration to find something new to play!
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My favorite has always been monopoly. The only reason I don't like playing it is because no one likes to play by the actual rules. House rules are pretty ridiculous and dismiss the entire point of the game. Eh.

Never played Risk but was always interested in it.

Tbh, I've always been more interested in card games over board games though. Played Rummy, Poker, Blackjack, and a few more I can't think of off of my head.
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Lol monopoly will destroy friendships!

It's either SORRY, or the game of life. Maybe a game of chess here and there, same with risk. Card games is all I actually do now. Crazy eight countdown, it's like the best time killer ever. Texas hold um, but other than that I didn't really get that into table top games.
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Settlers of catan, Avalon, Battlestar galactica , Dead of winter, small world, Resistance, Coup.

D&D, it seems we have a lot in common LordDust ^_^

Do you have a game night?
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My new favorite table top game has been catan. It is funny how all of my friends got into recently. Love the fact that it takes mostly skill. Though you can get unlucky in it when playing more than 4 if you are last to put down your pieces and all the good 6 and 8 spots are taken.

I play a lot of games, risk, stratego, connect four, ticket to ride, mastermind.

My vice is cards. I started gambling playing gin, and then started playing seven card stud hi/lo. I now live 30 min from 5 different card rooms and two big casinos so I play a lot of hold em and black jack.

Two table games I play the most are chess and backgammon.

When I lived in south america everyone plays dominos, I would often play with the old men on the street as a way to practice my spanish.

I am always looking for recommendations of new games to play. Would be cool to play some of you guys in either gin, chess, backgammon or dominos online through yahoo games or some other site. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to play.
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My favorite has always been monopoly. The only reason I don't like playing it is because no one likes to play by the actual rules. House rules are pretty ridiculous and dismiss the entire point of the game. Eh.

Never played Risk but was always interested in it.

Tbh, I've always been more interested in card games over board games though. Played Rummy, Poker, Blackjack, and a few more I can't think of off of my head.


If you enjoy thinking through tactical scenarios Risk is a good game to start into that sort of thing. I eventually found the rule set too simple and limiting, but some find it very enjoyable and stick with it. It can take a very long time for some games to resolve though.

With Monopoly we sometimes used the house rule for a pot for free parking, but otherwise we played by the rules. I was surprised to learn how many households ignore the auction rules!

I have played many card games and I am partial to Blackjack. Euchre is very popular around here, but I never got very into that one. Rummy isn't very big here.
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Lol monopoly will destroy friendships!

It's either SORRY, or the game of life. Maybe a game of chess here and there, same with risk. Card games is all I actually do now. Crazy eight countdown, it's like the best time killer ever. Texas hold um, but other than that I didn't really get that into table top games.


I've always liked the little 3D elements of the Game of Life, I do enjoy a round of it now and then. I also like that I don't always win it. Playing Monopoly I've lost once in the past decade, it makes it hard to be interested. I've never played Crazy Eights, but I do like the occasional hand of Poker.
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With Monopoly we sometimes used the house rule for a pot for free parking, but otherwise we played by the rules. I was surprised to learn how many households ignore the auction rules!

You don't understand the half of it.. haha.
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Settlers of catan, Avalon, Battlestar galactica , Dead of winter, small world, Resistance, Coup.

D&D, it seems we have a lot in common LordDust ^_^

Do you have a game night?


Lately most of my players have scattered. I end up doing one shots and the occasional mini campaign. I'd really like to get a regular group going again. I have a mess of terrain and minis for the game as well.

Small World is good stuff and Resistance is on the list to pick up. Dead of Winter may get on the list, my wife loves zombies and post apocalyptic stuff.
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My new favorite table top game has been catan. It is funny how all of my friends got into recently. Love the fact that it takes mostly skill. Though you can get unlucky in it when playing more than 4 if you are last to put down your pieces and all the good 6 and 8 spots are taken.

I play a lot of games, risk, stratego, connect four, ticket to ride, mastermind.

My vice is cards. I started gambling playing gin, and then started playing seven card stud hi/lo. I now live 30 min from 5 different card rooms and two big casinos so I play a lot of hold em and black jack.

Two table games I play the most are chess and backgammon.

When I lived in south america everyone plays dominos, I would often play with the old men on the street as a way to practice my spanish.

I am always looking for recommendations of new games to play. Would be cool to play some of you guys in either gin, chess, backgammon or dominos online through yahoo games or some other site. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to play.


We have Catan, it hasn't been popular around here yet but I will eventually find more folks to play with. Ticket to Ride is another we are planning to get. I do enjoy dominoes now and then.

I might be open to some games later on, I'll get back to you on that.
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My favorite rpgs in which I played and/or ran were Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, AD&D, Paranoia, and Feng Shui. My favorite out of the bunch was probably D&D. Crafting stories and rolling dice, how can you say no to that?

For board games: Risk, Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords. I'm a sucker for those strategy games.

I also enjoy chess and poker.
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My favorite rpgs in which I played and/or ran were Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, AD&D, Paranoia, and Feng Shui. My favorite out of the bunch was probably D&D. Crafting stories and rolling dice, how can you say no to that?

For board games: Risk, Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords. I'm a sucker for those strategy games.

I also enjoy chess and poker.


Ah, Shadowrun... "I fire my Uzi at it!" "Okay, here's a five gallon bucket of dice, try to keep them all in the room when you dump it!" Good times, good times. We played a bit of that, but Earthdawn was more popular with most of the players.

My youngest sister just got a copy of the Game of Thrones Risk. I'm looking forward to trying it. From what I have heard it is essentially risk with extra rules and play options.
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Don't play a lot of table tops myself but have watched recently (past few weeks) Totalbiscuits streams of "Secret Hitler" which was just great to watch, everyone fighting/ discussions/ salty feelings etc haha was great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k69PbHoSWm4
^^ First time they played it. (Table Top Simulator)

Edit : The last stream they did was way more.. unleashed https://youtu.be/j-JISoaNCBA?t=3s
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marterran wrote:

My favorite rpgs in which I played and/or ran were Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, AD&D, Paranoia, and Feng Shui. My favorite out of the bunch was probably D&D. Crafting stories and rolling dice, how can you say no to that?

For board games: Risk, Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords. I'm a sucker for those strategy games.

I also enjoy chess and poker.


Ah, Shadowrun... "I fire my Uzi at it!" "Okay, here's a five gallon bucket of dice, try to keep them all in the room when you dump it!" Good times, good times. We played a bit of that, but Earthdawn was more popular with most of the players.

My youngest sister just got a copy of the Game of Thrones Risk. I'm looking forward to trying it. From what I have heard it is essentially risk with extra rules and play options.


Ha! That's too funny. My GM would go all out and create so many guns and weapon loads too. Spent more time on that then anything. Never played Earthdawn. What's the premise?

I picked up the core books of the Game of Thrones RPG from Green Ronin. Seems like a pretty fun game. That Risk game sounds wild, I'll have to look it up.
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Ha! That's too funny. My GM would go all out and create so many guns and weapon loads too. Spent more time on that then anything. Never played Earthdawn. What's the premise?

I picked up the core books of the Game of Thrones RPG from Green Ronin. Seems like a pretty fun game. That Risk game sounds wild, I'll have to look it up.


Earthdawn is a high fantasy setting that is the historical prequel to Shadowrun. It is basically the ancient past of that world. I had the first GoT RPG book a while back, they were charging about fifty bucks for the bugger and it was about the size of an encyclopedia. I couldn't get anyone to play and ended up selling it off to get other stuff.

The last actual campaign we ran was BESM with Naruto home brew rules. Guardians of Order went out a while back and they haven't made any supplements for any recent series. The guys had asked me to try to set up rules for Bleach, but that never really got rolling. I'd prefer to do something like Psychopass with more intrigue and a bit more story depth, but not enough interested parties so far. My only disappointment in anime tabletop RPGs is that aside from Lupin III there are very few to no licensed figures in the most common miniature scale.
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