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What board game are you playing - chat thread

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frenchfancy Mon 28-Dec-15 14:05:43

I thought it would be nice to continue on the discussion about board games.

Our favourite game is 7 wonders.

Our favourite card game is Bohnanza.

We are currently learning to play Puerto Rico.

Anyone else.

iklboo Mon 28-Dec-15 14:14:39

Exploding Kittens card game. Lots of fun.

Toffeelatteplease Mon 28-Dec-15 15:13:50

My favourite game is Lords of Waterdeep

Most played game forbidden Island

Last learnt to play Astronauts (love it a mumsnet recommendation)

frenchfancy Mon 28-Dec-15 15:34:37

toffeelatteplease is that Astronauts by wildcards? I've just seen it on Amazon - looks good.

How long does Lords of Waterdeep take to play?

We like forbidden Island, but after quite a few plays we found it a bit samey. Forbidden dessert is more difficult.

HumptyDumptyBumpty Mon 28-Dec-15 15:34:44

Got DH the much-recommended Dixit for Christmas - I think we're going to play it a lot.

Otherwise, Ticket to Ride, and Pointless, a lot.

Wolfcub Mon 28-Dec-15 18:54:20

Marking place

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 28-Dec-15 18:55:24

Square up was the big Christmas hit here

fusspot66 Mon 28-Dec-15 19:07:10

Not necessarily the right place to post but my DC got Monopoly Junior for Christmas and it's great.

frenchfancy Mon 28-Dec-15 20:11:59

fusspot66 any games are welcome. I don't particularly like monopoly but I like any game that gets children interested. For a similar age range have you played Qwirkle? A really nicely made game that can be played quite young (about 6 I think)

deepdarkwood Mon 28-Dec-15 20:16:12

We're new to the amazing new selection of board games but are loving carcassonne and I'm trying to persuade them to live splendour as much as I do ;-) Dixit and exploding kittens on the list for our next investments...

RatOnnaStick Mon 28-Dec-15 20:21:54

We're still on The Fishing Game and ludo but ds1 will be six next year so I'm keeping an eye out for good early board games.

ThornyBird Mon 28-Dec-15 20:30:38

Mil got games for the DC (6-14) for Christmas - Mastermind (still in box), Battleships (dc2 playing at midnight with his sleepover buddy shock), Connect 4 (dc3 and dh battling it out) and Monkey Business (dc4 loves it!).

Today I picked up Family Triv and we played it 3 times after tea tonight - a big hit with all of us. Much faster to play than normal Triv and excellent children's questions for the 6 and 9 year olds and challenging adult questions for the 12 and 14yo. Would really recommend it for a 'wide' age range.

My favourite games with the older 2 are Cluedo and Rummikub. Uno and Deadly Ruckus were the previous family faves.

Toffeelatteplease Mon 28-Dec-15 20:39:50

Yes it is the astronauts wildcards game. Great fun. Really good for learning the planets too. Fantastic mumsnet suggestion but I can't remember who to thank! Maybe they will join this thread...

I am finding forbidden island a bit samey, however DD(10) and DS(8) can both play with enthusiasm and I don't have any worries about not "pulling punches".

Actually us playing together is a big deal DS as he has SN and forbidden island was the first more grown up game he was able to get to grips with. Sitting down and reading out the rules doesn't really work so you need games you can play and learn at the same time. He can do Chess (learnt on the computer using the undo button lots grin), sushi go, forbidden island, Astronauts (yea!) And the minecraft card game (which is also awesome). Always open to new suggestions....

Lords of Waterdeep is about 45 mins to an hour 2 player more like to 2 hours 3 players plus. That is just and estimate though, I haven't been able to play it in a while.

I think I have found my spiritual home with this thread!

frenchfancy Mon 28-Dec-15 20:44:31

Thanks Toffee astronauts is now on my wish list. We already have the mapominos game from them which I like - but it lives in the camping box for some reason so only gets played when we are camping.

Chillywhippet Mon 28-Dec-15 21:43:29

Thank you for the thread OP. will be great to keep up with recommendations when shopping for birthdays.

DS following me around with Love Letter. He also likes the Blokus To Go I picked up in Lidl. I'm sure there must be a winning strategy for Blokus but if I try to block DS I end up sabotaging my game too. Hmm I could google it but much more fun for DS and I to find out the best moves together smile

CremeBrulee Mon 28-Dec-15 21:57:18

Ooh great idea for a thread. We've been playing DS's new Christmas acquisitions which are Destination Hogwarts (fab, really like it), Exploding Kittens (good fun, quite quick & easy) and Thunderbirds (DS loves it, co- operative play so a good family fame, very complicated to get to grips with, but good now we're getting the hang of it).

Toffeelatteplease Mon 28-Dec-15 22:00:29

Oooo Thunderbirds!

I saw that the other day and DS was interested. I am wondering fiddly how? Forbidden island is a bit fiddly but ok for DS to get to grips with because we kind of guided his turn until his got to grips with it. Or is it just a proper fiddly game?

needtothinkaboutseniorschools Mon 28-Dec-15 22:53:54

Love forbidden island and also exploding kittens

CremeBrulee Mon 28-Dec-15 23:15:19

Thunderbirds has two 'tracks' running simultaneously - the hood track & the disaster track. On the his track you get 'scenes' and 'events' you have to solve before the hood character reaches a certain points on the track. Attention same time you have to avert disasters happening around the world and also in space. You each pick a character to play (Virgil, Alan, Scott, John, Gordon and Lady P) but can move other vehicles & characters with other players permission. You win you defeating all the Hoods schemes before the disaster track reaches the end (and before the Hood reaches any of the end points on his track).

The rule book is over 11 pages, but it is worth persevering! DS (8) loves it, he is Thunderbird mad.

fuzzpig Tue 29-Dec-15 01:03:54

Hello fellow gamers! Thanks very much frenchfancy for the shiny new thread.

Very interested to read about the Thunderbirds game. I've heard mixed things, so we are waiting until we've played my friend's copy (could be tomorrow as we are visiting) - I know they got it for Christmas! Cheeky I know grin but it's quite expensive to take a risk on IYSWIM. My DS absolutely adores Thunderbirds so it would be brilliant (I'm thinking of getting him the chess set too, as we only have a really cheap set and he's really getting into chess). He's only 6, but I don't think it matters so much when it's a cooperative game.

We are only recently getting into cooperative gaming but I'm loving it. We've got Forbidden Island and Hanabi, and the two I'd really love to buy are Pandemic and Flashpoint - my friend has both and they are brilliant. We've got Castle Panic for Christmas but not had a chance to play yet.

I8toys Tue 29-Dec-15 11:10:25

Played Scotland Yard - loved it and Exploding Kittens - great to take when out and about. Got Star Wars Monopoly, Bugs in the Kitchen and King of Tokoyo to play yet.

Kerberos Tue 29-Dec-15 11:14:36

Scotland Yard is the last game we have to try. New games this year are 7 wonders, Pandemic, King of Tokyo and Game of Life (which I swear is simpler than the version I used to play when I was younger!)

MetalMidget Tue 29-Dec-15 11:20:32

We most commonly play Pandemic and Lords of Waterdeep. I've got Netrunner, but my husband's reluctant to play it, so I'll have to play it with some of my colleagues at work. Got the Game of Thrones card game for Xmas, not given it a go yet though.

Chillywhippet Tue 29-Dec-15 12:22:23

Lords of Waterdeep first run through underway. I have left DS playing with his older sisters without my help. I'm off to take dogs out and suspect he will have a pile of mandatory quests given to him by his competitive sisters while I'm gone...

Toffeelatteplease Tue 29-Dec-15 12:51:57

envy I haven't played Waterdeep in too long. Most Jealous

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