I love boardgames. We play at least one night a week, sometimes more. If we’re heading out of town for a vacation or just for the weekend, we always take two or three games with us. Classic games, family games, Euro games, I like them all.
Friday was game night at our house, when David, me and some of our friends get together and play boardgames, and we actually played one of my favorites, so when I saw the Fun and Games Blogfest, I had to play along.
My three favorite games:
Dominion– This one is currently my flat-out favorite.You start with a 10 cards, the same as everyone else. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards that you buy. So you basically build your own deck, with actions and victory points and money. You’re in control of what your deck consists of for the most part, although some of the expansions do let you screw around with other players decks and draws a little. It’s just pure fun, with some strategy. We play with the expansions a lot too. Friday it was Intrigue at my request. It’s actually my favorite of the expansions, and it can stand alone.
Abalone- Okay, I might like this because my husband hates it. Does that make me a bad person? You push marbles around, with the goal of pushing your opponent’s marbles off the table. Fun, and I like how frustrated it makes David.
Scrabble– Actually, this last choice is so tough. It could have been Priests of Ra or Colosseum or Bang! depending on what mood I’m in. But Scrabble’s a classic and I just love words. And we have a deluxe board that spins and has ridges that keep all the letters in place.
And one game I’m not fond of that a lot of people like:
Caylus- I just think it’s so boring.
What about you? What are you favorite games?
I love games too, but Carl doesn’t so I don’t get to play often. When I go to my mom’s, we play cribbage and dominoes.
I’ve never played cribbage. Dominoes is pretty popular, it seems.
The Deluxe Scrabble board is the best! If we had any serious Scrabble playing in our house I’d have to get that version.
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Yeah, it’s definitely worth it.
I’ve never heard of the first two. Finding so many cool new games today!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.
Wow, I’m learning about so many games I never knew existed, except scrabble, of course. The other two both sound like fun and making the other half go nuts sound like a good enough reason to play as far I’m concerned!
Glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks that way.
Your right. I absolutely hate the evil marble game.
Any games that I play are at bigfish…hidden object…I love them!!!
Cute post. We like Scrabble also. And we do like to play Dominos in the summer out on the back porch. It’s tradition 🙂
I’m a scrabble lover too, but hadn’t heard of the other two games (I must get out more…) Great blog fest and meeting some great bloggers!
Board games all the way!
I’ve never heard of Abalone. I’ll have to check it out. Just hope I don’t lose MY marbles.
I don’t think I’ve ever played scrabble that much, it sounds like a cool game, but I haven’t had other Scrabble fans to play with.
Thanks for blogfesting!
OMG I LOVE board games. About a year ago I discovered I have a couple of friends (literally a couple, they are married) that love them too and have games night in their home. I thought it was salvation time, except I was informed later that I needed to attend game night with a partner so everyone had a proper pair. Kinda hard to meet the requirement, being single. >_<
But I always love to read about games, so thanks for sharing!
That kind of stinks for you. Our game nights usually consist of us and several single guys. Odd number, even number, it doesn’t matter.
I have never heard of the first two, so good to read about them. Scrabble’s fun as long as everyone has a fun attitude about it – no dictionary police.
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Yeah, we’re pretty lenient with allowing folks to ask how to spell things, and taking things back if they’re spelled wrong. Otherwise, I don’t think anyone would play.
the ony one I know is scrabble
LOL, you like it because your husband hates it! Sounds like a competitive woman who’s been married awhile. Sounds like me 🙂
True. Of course, we don’t play Gin Rummy anymore because I won 80% of the time.
I hadn’t heard of the first 2 before. They sound interesting.
LOL scrabble is how my hubby got me to agree to a date. We met online and were playing scrabble and he got me to agree to a date if he won. I started off with a 7 letter word…I was sure I was going to win but two turns later he pulled out a 7 letter word….I was pissed and he ended up wining but 2 freaking points. But hahaha I guess in the end it was worth it.
As to favorite games it is hard to narrow it down. Even though it is not always popular among gamers my family adores playing killer bunnies. Other favorites are For Sale, Powergrid, Boomtown, Vegas Showdown, California, Race for the Galaxy, Stone Age, Guillotine, Hollywood Blockbuster, and RA. OH and Loopin Louie….I swear when we bought it hubby and I spent 2 hours playing and laughing till we nearly peed ourselves and the kids weren’t even there to play.
What a neat story!
Killer Bunnies just seems broken somehow, the bunny-weapon ration always seems off. I haven’t played some of your favorites. I’ll have to check them out.
Killer Bunnies is a fun game. We should get it out again.
I still don’t think it works right, even after TJ “fixed” it. But it might be fun anyway.