Favorite non-electronic game(s)?

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  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    What games do you people play that aren't on the computer/console? Point the MacRumors squad to some games that we might not have heard of before!

    Some games that I'm rather fond of at the moment are:

    Killer Bunnies - Great fun for a good number of people. It's semi-random who wins so some might not like it. You try to get the magic carrot (randomly picked before the game starts). Once all the carrots have been gotten by the players the "magic" carrot is revealed and the player having that carrot wins! So having the most carrots at the end doesn't guarantee you a win, just better odds. Plus the artwork and cards are great.

    Steve Jackson Games - I just started playing Munchkin and it's quite fun, especially if you've played D&D before. There are a few other games from this company I want to try in the future but I need to get through all the games I bought from this next company first!

    Cheap Ass Games - Super cheap and yet very fun, unique games. Browse the selection to see what's what. They also tend to send you other games with your order for free which is nice of them. I would highly recommend the $25 bits package if you don't already have the stuff sitting around the house and if you get a lot of their games. They have free games too with my favorite probably being Nothing Beats Rock.

    Any other games (or game companies) that people recommend?
     
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    another vote for risk.


    also- monopoly.


    and- in general, drinking games.
     
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    FOOTBALL! sorry Soccer for all you Americans! :D :D :D :D

    or how about Foosball/Table Football!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
     
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    monopoly, trivial pursuit, poker, paintball, tagball, target shooting

    my causcasian friend could never say Cho Dai De or Pu Sui Dos properly, so they called it Super Poker.
     
  8. idkew macrumors 68020

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    seven card stud

    football (bears play tonight!!!)

    five card draw

    and, most definitely: euchre, hearts and spades.
     
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    c'mon – if you're playing poker, it has to be texas hold'em!

    the best of them all.
     
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    C'mon, can I get a shout for Hockey?

    Risk and Texas Hold'em are also good
     
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    For large groups of people, I'm all for Apples to Apples. It can be really entertaining if people are in the right frame of mind...
     
  12. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Sometimes it's even more entertaining when people aren't... :)
     
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    I've wanted to play that killer bunny game, maybe i'll pick it up the next time i'm at a gaming store.

    i'm big into monopoly, *drinking* monopoly, tho usually everyone just winds up getting drunk in the first 15 minutes and getting naked. Funny how that works.

    Card games, i do most casino games, strip poker, etc. Blackjack is "my" game.

    The most important thing to remember is, any game can be a drinking (or stripping) game if you have the right crowd...

    paul
     
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    Once upon a time (college years), my favorite game was "Zonk". Anyone ever heard of it?
     
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  16. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Try eBay if you want to get it. I got it plus all the expansions (normally $80 something) for $40 plus $13 shipping... although I could understand not wanting to invest that much having never played it...
     
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    recently, it has been a card game called hand and foot. But Scrabble and Monopoly (Star Wars Edition :D) are always popular. I would love to play more risk, but I lack similarly minded people.
     
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    Settlers of Cattan

    Seriously one of the most awesome games ever, its pricey but well worth it. A java version is available online, but its not the same as playing it live.
     
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    And I already thought I have to be the one to say that (though it's Catan, not Cattan). It's a great game IMO, so I second that.

    Edit: I followed your link and neither saw the "Städte und Ritter" (Towns and Knights) nor the "Seefahrer" (Seafarer?) expansion. I think especially "Städte und Ritter" makes the game twice as good. Don't they exist in the US?
     
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    Trivial Pursuit, Chess, some card games (talking blackjack etc not Killer Bunnies or Magic) & Monopoly.
     
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    Magic The Gathering
    Clue
    Monopoloy
    Taboo

    Used to play risk, and I can't think of anything else now. I try to get Simpsons themed games :D
     
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    Risk, and Poleconomy (which may never have been released outside NZ)
     
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    actually, that is what i meant, not sure what i was thinking....
     

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