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What are the games you love, which are not necessarily roleplaying games, but are related?

For me:

Talisman

Warhammer Quest

HeroQuest

Dungeon!

Dragon Strike

Key to the Kingdom

Battle Masters

Death in the Dark

Zombies!!!

The Dark Tower

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Risk

Stratego

Axis and Allies

Monopoly

I can always play these games they are classic and fun.

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Squad Leader

Third Reich

Gulf Strike

Civil War (GW)

Risk

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Post by Jackal »

Zombies vs Marines

Risk

Candy Land (Hey, I have kids!)

I'm sure there are others but I can't come up with them right now.

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Settlers of Catan (with Cities & Knights and Seafarers)

Chess

Rail Baron

Empire Builder

Feudal

Risk

Axis & Allies
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Post by Rhuvein »

Jackal wrote:
Candy Land (Hey, I have kids!)

Yeah, that doesn't count, otherwise my list would be giant!
In our family we play:

Life

Stratego

221B Baker Street

D&D Clue

Tripoly

Scotland Yard

Star Wars Trivial Pursuit

Battleship

Yahtzee

Pente
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We don't play a great deal of RPG-like board games anymore, but used to Player Warhammer Quest to death (still the best RPG/Boardgame of it's kind IMO).

I would have to say the current favs of our group are:

MAUL OF AMERICA 3

[New] CONQUEST OF THE EMPIRE

Reiner Knizia's LORD OF THE RINGS

John Prados' THIRD REICH

[New] BRITANNIA

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:: sigh ::

Man, Dark Tower was a truckload of fun. Wish I still had mine, as they are hard to come by these days...
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GutboyBarrelhouse wrote:
:: sigh ::

Man, Dark Tower was a truckload of fun. Wish I still had mine, as they are hard to come by these days...

There's an on-line version floating around somewhere.

Ah, here it is:
http://www.wakefieldfamily.net/darktower/
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Monopoly

Risk

Scrabble

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There's an oldy but goody that's out of print called Elixer. Cool board game.

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Post by ConnallMac »

My favorites:

Settlers of Catan

Axis & Allies

Orcs at the Gate (A hilarious boardgame version of the Knights of the Dinner Table)

Pitch

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I miss Third Reich!
Anyway, I'd say its a tie between Dungeon! and Divine Right.

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Ah Divine Right... good choice Sir, good choice!

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My wife and I play scrabble occasionally. She really likes it and I hate the game. Always have. I can't spell so....

Anyway, I do know a few strange words and actually had the two and three word categories of the official scrabble dictionary nearly memorized. So I pull those out. First word in our last game was a knock down drag out three day fight (I was right of course).

S scrabble is always hit and miss.

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cleaverthepit wrote:
My wife and I play scrabble occasionally. She really likes it and I hate the game. Always have. I can't spell so....

Davis

That's OK, Davis, I can't spell either (which is funny because I have a BA in English), but I know lots of really great words that work in Scrabble. The wife hates to lose to me.

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I hate Scrabble soooo much. Maybe because it was the only game my family ever played, and my mother and aunt memorized the frackin' Scrabble Player's Dictionary.

Yes Zyug (or somthing close to that...) is a word in that frackin' dictionary and scored a triple word score in the close moments of the game. I lost that game like 700-250. I hate Scrabble.
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I couldn't play Scrabble anymore. Even beyond the vision problem, I would keep thinking about that Scrabble Game Lister and the Cat played in Red Dwarf.....
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We play Upwords, which is really 3D Scrabble. You still need to know how to spell, but I think it's more fun than Scrabble.

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Nym wrote:
We play Upwords, which is really 3D Scrabble. You still need to know how to spell, but I think it's more fun than Scrabble.

I bought this for my wife once, but we never played it. She took it to school for her classroom and the little heathens like it.

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The word that brought it to a head

"hep"

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With my wife:

Scrabble

Cribbage (it's got a board, I swear!)

With friends:

Roman Republic

Illuminati

Fury of Dracula

In the old days (sigh ...)

Magic Realm (love the tiles!)

Gettysburg

Alexander the Great

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Empires of the Middle Ages

Panzer Leader

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Geleg,

Have you played NEW Fury of Dracula? I've picked up the game, tore through it but havn't actually played it yet. Good, do you know the differences between new and old FoD?

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Re: Magic Realm.... Great Game! I just got a copy from a friend in Pittsburg with virtually no unpunched counters. Now, if I could convince some people to play....the hex system of tiles shouldn't be a big deal for me to play (re:vision).

Fury of Dracula? Who put that one out? Any good?
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sieg wrote:
Fury of Dracula? Who put that one out? Any good?

The new FURY OF DRACULA was put out by Fantasy Flight Games. That company is releasing a ton of high quality board games as of late. They even have a few more sure-fire hits in the pipline it seems.

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Geleg wrote:
Cribbage (it's got a board, I swear!)

Hehe, Cribbage is a great card game that we played for years with pencil and paper. Then one day we stumbled on to the board with pegs and have used it ever since!
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Junta

Warrior Knights

Source of the Nile

Kings and Things (King of the Table Top)

Elephant Hunt

Aliens

Rogue Trooper

Civilization

Nato

Imperium Romanum

Diplomacy

Blood Royal

Illuminati

Rabbits Revenge

Air Strike/Air Superiority

Twilight Emperium

Risk

Axis and Allies

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Guns of August. A WWI board game that takes many, many hours to play. So very realistic that your pieces hardly move. I remember once, after trying to penetrate the german front for a long while I grew bored and had my french units attack each other!

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Post by Dee »

I got real tired of Axis & Allies.

Shogun was a good game. Hired ninjas eliminating an opposing army commander was just fun.

Fortress America was alright as well.

Been playing War of the Ring lately which gets my "Risk" fix in.

Looking forward to Battles of the Third Age expansion for it.

Other than that, not playing many board games anymore.

I am considering looking at Ebay for a copy of the old Dungeon! game just for nostalgia sake.

Any chance you Troll Guys could kinda "re-make" that game for C&C?

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Any chance you Troll Guys could kinda "re-make" that game for C&C?

Would be very easy. Just a few changes here and there, with the most being names and whatnot. Dungeon! is one my all-time favorites. Heck, if possible, I'd love to see a C&C-style Warhammer Quest. That would rule.

Hmmm... I'll have to pull it out and see what I can do....

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