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stourboy
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Dec 15, 2012, 5:09 PM

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Thought I'd start a thread to gauge people's opinions on this....

Any fans of bridge, poker or other card game?

Any cribbage regulars?

Does anyone regularly play board games e.g. Cluedo, Scrabble, Scattergories, Chess with their friends/partners/families?

Just wondered if people still regularly play or if they are a 'dying breed'.


DonQuixote
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Learned to play Auction Bridge around 1979 and cannot
recollect playing another proper card game since.

Don't get the chance to play much these days but the
call of 'two diamonds' from my partner always stirred my loins...




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Chris1963
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Have become hooked on the chess that comes with this computer. In fact it is actually more interesting than some of the action computer games I play! Unlike real chess, you don't have to wait ages for your opponent to make a move, the computer makes its move within seconds of yours and as a result the game can be over in as little as 10 minutes, so it won't take up too much of your time. Have a look to see if your computer has chess, I can recommend it. It really makes you think, unlike action computer games which merely test your reflexes.


LondonBuck
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Thought I'd start a thread to gauge people's opinions on this

Does anyone regularly play board games e.g. Cluedo, Scrabble, Scattergories, Chess with their friends/partners/families?

Just wondered if people still regularly play or if they are a 'dying breed'.


YES!
The board game collection is still on top of the wardrobe and gets dusted down every Christmas, i can't bring myself to throw them away Blush
I still have...
Monopoly original and Essex editions
Scrabble
Treasure Hunt
Cluedo
Scotland Yard
Great game of Britain
Game of Life
Trivial Pursuit
Blockbusters
Cat Attack
and my prize possession won in a raffle donkeys years ago... Dial Away the BT game.

Only the first three ever see the light of day now and the rest belong on ebay if i ever get the time Unsure



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Isaac
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I've got a chess game with variable degrees of difficulty.

As for board games Monopoly was always the favourite and no doubt I'll get roped into a game over christmas.


kirby knitters
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Dec 15, 2012, 10:37 PM

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Board games?never really played them but sounds like a good idea and a great time of the year to start.
Are there any that id not lose points on when i only had 3 to start with?


Mister TwoU
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Dec 16, 2012, 11:38 AM

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Used to be a regular Mahjongg & bridge player - had a doozy Roman-Blackwood Convention-like 3 Clubs call that led to many a slam bid and made!

Otherwise, always lived in family addicted to board-games. Sitting up Saturday nights with a 'chnky' and free-flowing bottles of wine 'til gone 4AM, propping eyelids with matchstalks, lol.

I've still got a few, but they don't come down very often these days as the kids are too 'into' these buzzing, electronic thingies they play on, alone.

My favourites: 4000 AD; Speculate aka Business Game; the recently re-purchased Chartbuster & last but not least, Risk - hold places of honour.
Also got Scrabble, Cluedo, various Monopoly versions, Game Of Life & Campaign.

Chartbuster's the only one the kids will request to play these days. Shame.



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LondonBuck
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Board games?never really played them but sounds like a good idea and a great time of the year to start.
Are there any that id not lose points on when i only had 3 to start with?

Very good Laugh
I'm sure there must be a Coventry edition of Monopoly, you could have fun building houses on the Ricoh Arena! I've been doing that to Roots Hall for years Wink



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PonteCarlo
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I used to be a big fan of playing Risk (no, not going to a game that might not have done a programme Wink) and used to have a fairly good record.



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yorkieexile
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Dec 17, 2012, 10:11 PM

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We enjoy a game of Scrabble at home

I also enjoy playing Sudoku on my phone


buncranaboy
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Dec 17, 2012, 11:06 PM

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I think there's a market for a "Groundhopper" board game. Following the Monopoly board thinking there would be clusters of different quality grounds, transport hubs, pubs and Wetherspoons as well as bonus and pitfall squares along the lines of "No programme today, go back to square one" or "You are found to have counted a game which was abandoned, miss three turns and hand back your programme" or "you meet another hopper who gives you a lift to a double, have another go".
Each player would be represented by a miniature carrier-bag moved along the board by tugging on a piece of string with the objective being to collect programmes, team-sheets and signed pie-wrappers from each ground whilst trying to prevent your fellow players from doing so.
The rules of the game would be defined by a panel of one in Crewe and any disputes resolved by Isaac.


DonQuixote
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I've just had a sudden urge to self harm.... Unsure




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pitch 63
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Dec 18, 2012, 7:05 AM

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I think there's a market for a "Groundhopper" board game. Following the Monopoly board thinking there would be clusters of different quality grounds, transport hubs, pubs and Wetherspoons as well as bonus and pitfall squares along the lines of "No programme today, go back to square one" or "You are found to have counted a game which was abandoned, miss three turns and hand back your programme" or "you meet another hopper who gives you a lift to a double, have another go".
Each player would be represented by a miniature carrier-bag moved along the board by tugging on a piece of string with the objective being to collect programmes, team-sheets and signed pie-wrappers from each ground whilst trying to prevent your fellow players from doing so.
The rules of the game would be defined by a panel of one in Crewe and any disputes resolved by Isaac.


Presumably you are disqualified if you have to leave the room whilst playing to relive yourself - I heard that there was one groundhopper, who having enjoyed the hospitality of a local bar prior to the match, had to leave a game for three minutes in the second half due to a need to discharge what he had consumed in the bar, and thus could not count the game as he had missed part of it, and thus required a revisit.


paignton-nick
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Wouldn't have a clue how to play Poker, Bridge, Whist etc.

Never played Chess or Cluedo.

Big fan of Scrabble and Monopoly and had countless boardgames when I was younger that I enjoyed - including Blockbusters & Go for Broke



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Mishi
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I'm impressed, I think you should patent it! ;-)



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mip
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I think there's a market for a "Groundhopper" board game. Following the Monopoly board thinking there would be clusters of different quality grounds, transport hubs, pubs and Wetherspoons as well as bonus and pitfall squares along the lines of "No programme today, go back to square one" or "You are found to have counted a game which was abandoned, miss three turns and hand back your programme" or "you meet another hopper who gives you a lift to a double, have another go".
Each player would be represented by a miniature carrier-bag moved along the board by tugging on a piece of string with the objective being to collect programmes, team-sheets and signed pie-wrappers from each ground whilst trying to prevent your fellow players from doing so.
The rules of the game would be defined by a panel of one in Crewe and any disputes resolved by Isaac.



Would pram and toys suitable for throwing be included or would you have to supply that yourself?


leominster
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Dec 18, 2012, 12:11 PM

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Played board games a lot when a lad, I had a couple of footie related ones, one of which may have been called something like 'Football Manager'. Used to play card games such as whist and Newmarket with my grandmother.Her football connection was that she used to run the tea hut at Barry Town's Jenner Park in the post World War II era.

My 8 year old son is fond of a board game called 'Discovering Europe' which will stand him in good stead for some international hopping I'm planning for us!


wishmaster3211
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Dec 18, 2012, 1:48 PM

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A recent article in the Times said that Traditional games were making a comeback, as well as things like "Subbuteo" (third most searched for Toy on the internet apparently!).

The best one I ever played was "Game of Life", "Mousetrap" was fun (we actually played that at work once a few years ago!), also liked Monopoly. Like a lot of things they work because they are tactile and constantly playing on computers doesn't fully stimulate the brain

Buncrana Boys post is very funny! Laugh



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prorege
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Surprised no one has mentioned Totopoly - one of my favourites as a kid.


wishmaster3211
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Dec 18, 2012, 2:29 PM

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I'm sure there must be a Coventry edition of Monopoly, you could have fun building houses on the Ricoh Arena! I've been doing that to Roots Hall for years Wink


In the FA version of Monopoly you gain Clubs by going to jail, having a shady past and not paying your tax. The playing piece is a sack of money or an identikit modern stadium that the club doesn't need. The object is to rack up as much debt as possible then suddenly declare that it was actually all a "loan". the winner is the person who has the largest number of debtors when they call in their loan!

no I'm not cynical.



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LondonBuck
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I'm sure there must be a Coventry edition of Monopoly, you could have fun building houses on the Ricoh Arena! I've been doing that to Roots Hall for years Wink


In the FA version of Monopoly you gain Clubs by going to jail, having a shady past and not paying your tax. The playing piece is a sack of money or an identikit modern stadium that the club doesn't need. The object is to rack up as much debt as possible then suddenly declare that it was actually all a "loan". the winner is the person who has the largest number of debtors when they call in their loan!

no I'm not cynical.

I think you have got mixed up with another board game I used to have...Go for Broke Wink
I had to stop playing that after 2004 Frown



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pitch 63
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Surprised no one has mentioned Totopoly - one of my favourites as a kid.


I have a very old Monopoly board [circa WWII] which has Totopoly on the reverse. I have never seen it anywhere else or met anyone who seen my board who had heard of Totopoly. Many's a happy hour been spent playing both Monopoly and Totopoly.


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Didn't Totopoly have a double sided board? One side for training and then the other side for the race.


Part-Timer
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Didn't Totopoly have a double sided board? One side for training and then the other side for the race.

That is my recollection too.


Stoned_Prof
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Dec 19, 2012, 12:35 PM

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I play chess and cribbage with my mate at the pub quite regularly. Sometimes get some strange looks from other people (particularly if we're wearing football shirts and I'm on my third pint of ale) and sometimes get people asking if they can join in.

Get together with a group of friends and play poker occasionally. Usually alternate between variants so that, for example, each player deals a round of Texas, then Omaha, then Pineapple, then Chowaha before going back to Texas, raising the blinds each time the game changes. Keeps things fresh and games last many hours.

Have many other games, such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Game of Life, Mouse Trap, Subbuteo (both football and cricket editions), Othello/Reversi, Scrabble and Sequence. They usually only come out at Christmas, though, and some haven't been out for years. I also have Backgammon and Go, but I don't think I've ever learned how to play them (maybe this Christmas I will).

I would not say that they're a dying breed (for reference, I'm 22). In fact, I'd say that chess and poker are as widely played as they ever were. Board and card games will continue to exist despite the rise of video games, just as literature and radio have continued despite the rise of television. Also, do not forget that many people, particularly those without much storage space and those who do not have anyone readily available to play against, will play computerised versions of board and card games, so they also live on in the new format.



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