I originally posted this almost 3 years ago, and after recently spending a lot of time on the site exploring games i felt it needed a follow up post.
This is a fantastic site for anyone who wants to try to discover a new board game or read reviews, etc. I spent a couple of hours on it researching games before settling on a couple to try, and it was invaluable.
I should say i'm not much of a game player and even less of a board or card game player but i was very curious to see if i couldn't find something fun to play with guests.
I discovered in my journeys a fun game that we used to play with my mom called Challenge Yahtzee
, -- and when i saw that there was a version on ebay endorsed by jack klugman and tony randall from the Odd Couple, i knew it had to be mine. I find this game fun because i like the non-confrontational interaction with other players:But the biggest discovery was this super super cool game called Heroscape
; it just hit all the right notes in terms of ease of play, fun, variety, emotional involvement, etc. We couldn't stop talking about how cool and fun it was. If you have youngish kids who like dragons and stuff like that, i cannot say enough good things about how accessible and cool this game was on a lot of levels; if you just like to play with figures you'll enjoy it, if you like strategy you'll enjoy it, if you like just horsing around and having fun and not having to read 100 pages of instructions just to play a quick game, you'll enjoy it. Here's della me and gothic playing during a new years visit
; on the very first game we were just thrilled and all saying "wow that's so cool!" over and over as we learned how to play:
The one failure i had in choosing games was a roleplaying card game called Munchkin
, which i absolutely hated -- much too complicated and confusing, and no fun at all in my opinion.
I also want to give a plug to a cool video blog site called "Board Games With Scott
", where scott reviews a great variety of video games on camera; was very useful to me in verifying that most of the cool looking games i found were just too complicated for my tastes: