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Old 01-03-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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We are getting together with some friends tonight to play games and have some fun. It made me start thinking what everyone's games are or were. It doesn't have to be a board game. We have a lot of fun playing Farkle. ( dice game ) What's your fave game??


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I haven't actually played any grown-up board games in so long! Around here it's been Chutes and Ladders, etc. for a few years!

I love Taboo when we've played it with friends in the past. But it's older, I'll bet there's newer fun games out that I have no clue about!
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On New Year's Eve we played Chauvinist Pigs. It's a great game when you have guys and girls. You have "men's" questions (tools, guns, sports, etc.) and "women's" questions (sewing, cooking, fashion) and then you earn chips for answering correctly. We also played Moment of Truth (like the TV show, but the questions are WAY more tame). It's a good game to get to know other people.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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Cranium, Hoopla, Apples to Apples!
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Apples to Apples, Sequence, Scene It, Catch Phrase


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Scrabble
Old 01-03-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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I still love Scrabble, but it's not really a "party" game. My mom and sister and I play it a lot.

Some games I still love:

*Tabu (I agree - it's older, but it's FUN!)
*Pictionary (again - oldie but goodie)
*Newlywed Game (great with couples!)
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Monopoly
Risk
Scrabble
Apples to Apples
Othello
Scattegories
Tabboo
Trivial Pursuit
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Loaded Questions
Apples to Apples
Phase 10 (card game)
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Loaded Questions is my favorite....we play it every year at Christmas time.

I also like to play:

Buzzword
31 (Tonk, card game)


Has anyone played Partini?

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we played Chauvinist Pig one time, what does it mean when the girls could better answer the men questions????!!! We aren't a bunch of manly girls but we are not girly girls either. It was a lot of fun.


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Just played it for the first time
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Apples to Apples! Loved it because it was topical and very funny to see how everyone responded!

Also love to play Yahtzee, although DH gets really into it and now it's just comical to watch him try and beat everyone!
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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We like to play: Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, and Black Jack
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Dominoes is fun. We played last weekend and had a blast!
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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We have game nights about once a month. We love to play apples to apples, scattegories, catch phrase, buzzword, 31 and rummy.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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My favorite is Balderdash - you don't even need the actual game, just a dictionary, some pens, and paper! You need at least 4 people to play, but not too many, either, as it can be hard to keep all the definitions straight. Very fun!
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Apples to Apples & Balderdash
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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We LOVE Cranium.

My husband proposed to me in a very unique way during a Scrabble game, so that game has a special place in my mind, too.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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I like Pictionary, Life, and Cranium. I just bought Loaded Questions and I think we are going to play it tonight!
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This is sooooo fun and addicting! Read the following out loud...it is a common word.

ASK RUDE ARRIVE HER
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has to be Clue, trivia pursuit, boogle and Life. I play them with my kids.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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Yahtzee, Clue, Pit (noisy) and Mexican Train/dominoes.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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We love Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Pictionary! Have Fun!
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Trivial Pursuit. I love getting a big group of people together and playing these with partner groups. But we haven't done that in a while. Right now, we're mainly into Candy Land.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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To the PP who posted about Mad Gab...that's one of my all time favorites. I also love catch phrase, sequence, scattergories, and good old monopoly.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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WhoNu
Imaginiff
Apples to Apples
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Carcassone!! especially with the extension packs.

Farkle is fun.

We gave DaVinci's Challenge to our son for Christmas and have liked playing it. It's also pretty.

Artifact is an excellent game.

Dutch Blitz is a fun game for 2-4 people.

Maybe we should have a games night.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Aggravation, Cranium, and Scattegories.
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We don't play games very often any more since the kids got older, but we do pull out the tried and true on occasion. Trivial Persuit (we have three editions), Monopoly (two editions), Sorry, and Battleship. We also enjoy our Seinfeld edition of Scene It. I am the only one that likes Scrabble, so I usually play on the computer.
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I love Yahtzee, Cranium, and the card game, Phase 10.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Yahtzee!
Phase 10
And we love to play Chicken Foot, but that dice.... but it is a blast!!!

I had a chance to buy Apples to Apples a year ago for $6 but didn't know what it was... wish I would have bought it now!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I love to play board games. Some of my favorites are:
clue
apples to apples
yhatzee
scrable
trivial persuit

We used to have the board games for family fued and wheel of fortune. I loved playing those with my parents.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Outburst (The Game Of Verbal Explosions) by Parker Brothers
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Scrabble
Yahtzee
Monopoly
Clue
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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Monopoly
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Apples to Apples

We played Who Nu for the first time at a party on New Year's Eve - that was fun!

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A card game called 31
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My absolute favorite is Settlers of Catan, followed closely behind by Carcassone and Canasta.

Apples to Apples is pretty fun too. I think a game night is in order tonight!!
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Catch Phrase (very fun!)

Pictionary (either you love it or you don't)

Spoons (careful this game can get crazy - but oh so fun and I don't care for card games)

*you have one less spoon than people playing (put spoons in middle of table). Shuffle a deck of cards. Dealer passes out 4 cards to everyone. The object is to get 4 of a kind. Dealer picks a new card off the remaining deck (he can trade it or pass it on - you always only have 4 cards in your hand). Once you get 4 of a kind, you grab a spoon and everyone has to grab a spoon soon as one is taken. One person will be out each round.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoons

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Scattegories--My DH and I got this for Christmas and we have
played it almost every night.

Sorry--Only if I win, I'm such a sore loser at this game!

Electronic Monopoly--This is so much faster than the original
monopoly. We actually finished a game in a
couple of hours.

Mad GAb
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I enjoy Scattergories, Phase Ten and Canasta (both are card games), Parchessi, and Aggravation. I also like Racko, Apples to Apples etc. I really do like group games.
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We play Cranium alot and it men vs women!
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I like scrabble and cribbage when there are 2 people and we often have tournaments - but i hve to ditto cranium and apples to apples
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http://www.eblong.com/zarf/werewolf.html

I like playing this game. It's easy and it can be fun. I didn't read through all of the website's post - maybe it's in the variations section - but we also have a person who plays cupid, a person who plays the witch, and two people who play the lovers. It's cool game.
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We like-
Clue
Scrabble
Yahtze
Dominoes
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We love Scattergories!

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Oh, lots of good suggestions...

Here is my list:

We had a game night for NYE and one family brought Ticket to Ride which I've never played before and now I want to buy it.

And, another family introduced us to Through the Desert which is also quite fun.

We own and like:
Sorry
A-Maze-ing Labyrinth
Backgammon
Parcheesi (I probably misspelled it)
Mancala
Yahtzee
Uno
Set
Herd Your Horse
Take Off
Narnia (Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe)
Journeys of Paul
Scrabble (I like playing "Speed Scrabble" aka "Take Two")
Boggle (the 5 X 5 "Master" grid is much more fun)
Upwords
Othello
Double Trouble (more fun than Trouble, which I also like)
Mexican Train Dominos
Pictionary
Hugger Mugger
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We play a game using the Apples to Apples cards.

Everyone draws three cards (the phrase and noun ones). You remember your three but put them in a big stack with everyone else's.

Then you sit in a circle with teams alternating (ABABAB, etc.) First person up takes the stack and attempts to get his/her team members to say the word or phrase by using "Taboo" style methods. (describe or give examples but don't say any form of the words on the card)

Each person has 30 seconds to get as many cards as possible. When the time is up, you keep the cards you got and pass the stack to the next team. They do the same thing. You go around the circle until you run out of cards.

Count up cards for each team. One point per card.

Then you start a new round where you use the same cards reshuffled and you get your team to guess via charades.

Then a new round where you use the same reshuffled cards and get your team to guess by saying ONE word and one word only. So you're going to be relying heavily on their memory of what has been said/acted previously.

It's always a hit when we play it and provokes major laughter.
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What a cool idea!! I think that sounds like more fun than the regular way you play the game!!!

I just played a game very similar to that! Instead of using the Apples to Apples cards everyone wrote down 5 names, put them in a bowl, then played sort of like you described. First was "Taboo" style guessing, then one word guessing, then charades only. We used a timer...each player got about 30 seconds to get as many cards as possible.

It was so much fun!!!

Aside from this game, my faves are Catch Phrase, pictionary, Rummikub, and Tripoley.
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