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Subject: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: BO in KY
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 12:38 AM

I just learned to play Gin Rummy in the last year. I like it because you can get a few hands in while the tea is brewing and it moves right along. Frustrating, though, because I keep thinking there must be a strategy to this that I'm missing somehow - or on the other hand maybe its just the luck of the draw. Have the same nagging feeling with the few hands of dominoes I've played.

Used to play 500 and Euchre in college, but have never tried Bridge or Pinochle - seem daunting somehow. Give me an abstract strategy game (other than chess)though, and I can get into it. Am fair to middlin at Reversi and Go on the internet - keeps me off the street. What about the rest of y'all? Anybody up for a game night?

Bo


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: open mike
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 12:46 AM

how about mah jongg..not the 4-handed card game type, but the solitaire tile game where you find matches..
and remove them


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 01:06 AM

Pitch......any style. Cut throat, 3 pt--10 pt, whatever. Nex, Trivial Pursit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Morticia
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 01:46 AM

What you are describing,open mike, is Patience using Mah Jong tiles, not Mah Jong. Having said that, a real game of Mah Jong is pretty good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Amergin
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 02:10 AM

i likes trivial pursuit...monopoly (love to bankrupt people...but I'm a leftie go figure)...and scrabble...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 02:39 AM

Cards: 500 (prefer it to bridge) - and Ricketty Kate..

Computer Games: I first struck the "grandfather" computer run games many years ago. the basic ones were:

Empire: alphanumeric form of "conquer a map"
Rogue: alphanumeric form of "kill the monsters, grab the gold and run"
Mud: A D&D text format "explore the caverns" game, with more intellect required to succed than Rogue.

With the exception of "sit in the cockpit and blow away the bad guys" Mechwarrior style, I tend to prefer the "Heroes of M&M" * MS "Empire" series. Most of the other games require too much fine motor control for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: gnu
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 05:26 AM

If you ever see a board game played with marbles from Quebec called Mini-toc, get one. Playing partners, four people, is full of strategy combined with some luck, of course. My favourite is Crib, hands down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 06:18 PM

I grew up with Chinese checkers (why is it called that when one uses marbles?) being my fav. because that's what my grandma played with me, that and Tiddley Winks. When I was old enough I learned how to play Canasta and that has been a perennial fav. in my family for years.

I also love Monopoly (me, too, Amergin!)and Clue.

In the dark ages we had a TRS80 on which we all played a game called Pyramid (I think). No graphics of any sort. One had to really use their brain, following the clues, get the treasures, etc. It was a blast, the kids loved it.

We also used to play Gin Rummy and while I can't remember how now, I remember we had some great times with it.

Another favourite now is Balderdash when there are enough of us to play!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 06:28 PM

a computer solitare game called "Penguin"...in the Freecell family. It allows for undoing and finding that elusive solution. You 'can' win 90%+ with practice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 06:37 PM

or...a 'breakout' game of skill called "Ballistic" which is similar to DXball, (bouncing balls break bricks and get powers) only simpler and quiet...but not easy! I'll upload it if anyone wants it..it is VERY hard to find these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 06:55 PM

Note to katlaughing: To round things out, Chinese Checkers was invented in Scandinavia. No sense to the name at all.

Question for BillD: I your Breakout anything like GnomeBreakout or lBreakout2? lBreakout2 is addictive, and you can always turn the sound off. The readme says it's a clone of something called Archazoid, I think. There's another computer game called Kolf, like miniature golf using the arrow keys to aim. Except for the difficulty in controling how hard you hit the ball, it's quite good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 07:01 PM

well...see for yourself! I just found it on this German site this makes NO noise and nothing chases you...it is just you and the moving balls. It has 50 levels, random play..etc...and is extremely addictive..*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Joybell
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 07:06 PM

I still love to play the board game "Buccaneer". Silly really. No cleverness required, mostly luck and nastyness, but all that glittery treasure! I also like playing several forms of Poker, and doing cryptic crosswords so it's not all mindless fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 07:21 PM

Well, as long as Iz playin' cards with the P-Vine, my favoite card game is "strip poker", or is it "strip gin"...? Hmmmmmm? Er' "strip go fish", "strip 21", "strip conasta" "strip...........

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 07:55 PM

My absolute favorite game is Trivial Pursuit, God bless those Canadians. Most members of my extended family are good at it so we have a lot of fun and no one cares who wins or even whether we finish or not. We usually play it in teams.

I most enjoy games that don't require that people feel like loosers. I find computer action games really boring too. My favorite computer game is still Collosal Cave, the original text-based adventure game: “You are standing at the end of a road in front of a small building…".

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 08:35 PM

My current favorite game is "Mudcat Tic-Tac-Toe". Before I click on my Mudcat bookmark I ask myself, "Is it up? Or is it down?" If I'm right, I get to put an "X" in any square. If I'm wrong, I get to place an "O" in any square. To make it more intersting, I've been betting on the outcome and, to date, owe myself $237.00.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: open mike
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 09:31 PM

yes for Scrabble--
pity is that one can't spell
antidisestablishmentarianism
with only 7 letters!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: open mike
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 09:43 PM

what about the game Dictionary..
where you make up meanings of words..
someone opens the dictionary and
picks a word. Everyone writes down
a possible meaning, including the
person who originally looked it up,
and then everyone guesses which one
is the real one. Only things needed
are a dictionary, pencils and paper
and enquiring minds! a good chance
to improve vocabulary, too.

I used to love monopoly, but when
i realized it encouraged development,
ammassing huge amounts of property
and charging rent in increasing
amounts, decided it was going a
direction i did not care for.
I have not much cared for Monoploy
since discoveriny Anti-Monopoly.
(sub titled: the bust the trust game)
It is hard to obtain, though due to
copyright issues.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 09:59 PM

Here's a link for Anti-monopoly with a new version out this past July. Thanks, open mike, I'd not heard of it.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Ely
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 11:15 PM

Parcheesi and Trivial Pursuit. We finally got an updated version of TP last Christmas (we'd been playing with a mid-Eighties one and couldn't answer any of the questions any longer).

I like Scrabble, too, but I have a tendency to draw a lot of X's, Q's, and Z's so I mostly suck at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Metchosin
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 11:15 PM

I used to be mad for Hearts when I was younger. I don't know if I can even remember how to play it now.

Pictionary was wonderful because it was the only game where I could beat my husband. He's a great artist, I'm not, but I'm a wonder with stick people.

We were given a Go board and rule book by friends a few Chritsmas's ago, but still haven't taken the time to sit down and learn it.

Come to think of it, since we got a computer, we rarely play board games or cards anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: LadyJean
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 11:29 PM

I have the next best thing to total recall. I LOVE memory games. I especially love them at bridal showers. It's as good a way as any of getting a bit of my own back, since, God knows, I'll never get married.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Sep 03 - 11:41 PM

Card Game... Hands down
Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games

Board Game... Likely Tablut...

Or maybe Castle Risk

I do one day wanna try
Illuminopoly even though I've been advised against it...

I never get to play -Car Wars- or -Starfleet Battles- enough anymore...

PC/PS2 games... Caramgeddon, Grand Theft Auto, Fallout, Realms Of The Haunting are the ones I keep going back to when all the others have passed...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 01:13 AM

misophist, forgot to say thanks for the info on Chinese Checkers. I have an old board I found at a tag sale, with the marbles and in the original box even and true to form, the board is covered with Chinese-like characters.:-)

I also have an old 1950s set of Canasta cards, complete with box and rules book, found at a thrift store.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 05:28 AM

I had a version from my grandfather of Checkers, produced during WWII shortages in Australia, but the paper/cardboard died.

The "marbles" were Australian Qandong nuts, painted in bright colours...

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: kendall
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 08:05 AM

POST OFFICE !! LOL

seriously, Trivial pursuit, chess and poker. In that order.

There is a new game called "So you think you know Maine" it's like TP, but it's full of mistakes. Very frustrating to play with someone who doesn't care about the facts, just the written answers. I understand Jesus had trhe same problem with the Pharasees


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 09:22 AM

here's a card game that is different. It is a serious 'thinking' game, as it relies on induction rather than deduction. Several people (4-8) play the game, and in the process, try to discover the hidden rule (set by the dealer) by which it is played. Not easy to get used to, but fascinating when you get the right group playing.

Look here at New Eleusis


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 09:27 AM

also..here is the Google search for more info & analysis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,CrazyEddie
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 09:35 AM

Any card game of the Whist Family, but particularly "Blue Lady" (a variant of hearts) and "Don" (nines & fives).

BOGGLE is the best word game though. Fast, furious, and WAAAYYY better than Scrabble (IMNSHO)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 12:00 PM

Dating.

No, on second thought, I don't play games--in dating or otherwise.

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Allan C.
Date: 01 Oct 03 - 12:21 PM

I wonder if I am the only one here who has ever even heard of the dominoes game called "42". It is somewhat similar to the card game, "Hearts". It involves bidding, suits, trumps and tricks. The link makes mention of Texas. My folks were Texans and it was they who taught this fun game to me. Is it played elsewhere?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 04:42 AM

Solo whist - and I don't know anybody these days who plays it.

p.s. Hearts is actually Rickety Kate. I think somebody wanted copyright.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 05:12 AM

Multi handed cards.......Euchre or Hearts or if I can find serious players, Pinochle. Two handed card......"Casino" wins this one hands down; a great game. Solitaire game......Canfield Solitaire.

Board games.......Backgammon, backgammon and more backgammon. I loathe chess. Love Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Boggle, and Upwords too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 11:03 AM

To answer BO in KY, yes there are strategies in Gin Rummy & in Dominoes. I've not played Gin Rummy in a long time, but Mah Jongg is an extended version (collecting sets of matching tiles or sequences), although the presence of a 'pack' of 144 tiles (136 if not using seasons/flowers) gives a greater variety. In both Gin & Mah Jongg, much of the strategy is in choosing what you will collect, but knowing when to change your objectives. Watching your opponents discards gives you two important pieces of information. 1,what they are not collecting (safe discards from your hand), 2 what they are not collecting & amy be expected to discard more of the same.
Dominoes is a different beast altogether. Like cards, there are numerous games, but the most common is probably the simple "Block-em" type game played by two or more. In this each player starts with the same number of tiles, and attempts to play one tile each turn, exhausting his hand first. If a player cannot make a valid move (by matching a tile in his hand to one end of the current chain) he either passes (misses his turn) or passes and picks up an additional tile. Strategy starts whenever you have a choice of tiles to play. Deliberately playing a tile which leaves both ends showing the same number is usually a good move and it takes very little to check its likely effect.
With a 'standard' set of dominoes there are 28 tiles numbered Double blank; Blank One; Blank Two - Five Six; Double Six. Players are quick to spot that a game can be blocked completely if a tile is played making the two ends equal after all other of those tiles have been played. Then it is a matter of how you're scoring. If by remaining pips (i.e Double Blank=0; Double Six=12; Six Five=11)then it's worth blocking the game if your remaining tiles are low, but not if you're still holding high tiles.
By a similar method, if you start with (say) several fours, you will be looking for a chance to get fours at both ends. This will force others to pass, while you know you will be able to play the next round.

I could go on, but this is just some basics

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: cetmst
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 11:31 AM

Got through service in Korea between wars with four-handed double-deck Pinochle, big score melding four spade queens and four diamond jacks, but that was 55 years ago and I haven't found anyone who plays it since. Also like chess, backgammon, cribbage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: gnu
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 06:51 PM

Just thought of a party game I played only once but thoroughly enjoyed. Murder. The more people, the better. Everyone draws a piece of paper and one paper has an "M". S/He "kills" by a wink and the victim silently counts to thirty and then pins or tapes the piece of paper as you would a name tag and announces that they are dead. If you catch or suspect the murderer, you accuse that person. If you are wrong, both you and the person accused have to don the piece of paper. Sounds childish, but it WAS fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Mudlark
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 07:25 PM

Well, I waste a lot of time on computer solitaire games, 40 Thieves being my fav, tho very hard to win. Other card games I like are hearts, gin and poker. Board games: Scrabble, Pictionary...and there was game in the early 90's that posed ethical questions, then you had to decide on what side your partner would come down, then defend it if partner disagreed...then up to other players to decide who was "right" or most truthful, or whatever. Cant remember the name but it made for some VERY interesting evenings!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,James
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:25 AM

Cribbage...it is like a religion in my family.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Grab
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 10:41 AM

BillD/Misophist, the original arcade game was called Breakout. Bat'n'ball games had a phase in the 80s and early 90s, with the classic unsurpassed version being Arkanoid 2 (sequel to the earlier Arkanoid).

I love Mah Jongg - the proper one, not the crappy solitaire game (which only exists on PCs AFAIK, not as a RL game). Besides it being a great game, and allowing strategic planning like going for a more risky hand returning more points, there's also the effect of the tiles. It's like playing a game using wooden wind chimes - the clicking sound is kind of soothing - and the feel of the tiles is much nicer than cards. I never used to play much, but Yahoo now have an online Mah Jongg game which is good. It can't beat the feel of actual tiles in your hand though. :-)

Backgammon's fun too, but I don't play much of that. I win a lot at Monopoly (years of practise when I was younger :-) but it's kind of boring.

On an "odd-ball" theme, my wife got me a card-based game called "Citadels" last year, where the idea is to build your city first. Once you've got the hang of how to play (which doesn't take long), it's really good fun, and you can be reassuringly nasty to your fellow players (war and assassination are options! :-) Recommended for something to try at Xmas instead of the old standards.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 07:49 PM

My favorites are Othello, Backgammon and Balderdash!!!!!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: LadyJean
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:16 PM

My first boyfriend in college loved Euchre. We played it all the time. I can take or leave cards, but I learned to play Euchre without thinking about it. Just remember to always play your second highest card. You won't win all the time, but you will win regularly, and you don't have to think about it. It works the same with Oh Hell, which is Euchre with a full deck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: musicmick
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:07 AM

I notice that no one's favorite game is Bridge and that makes sense. Bridge players, as a rule, dont have time for web sites, chat rooms and the like unless those are Bridge venues. My God, but we're an obsessive group. We play, we discuss, we disect, we theorize. We spend our time and money gathered at massive tournaments where we play all day, grab a meal, play all evening and argue all night. Even golfers think we are a little extreme. You'll have to excuse me, now. I must get back to a game I'm playing on line. Times a'wastin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: BO in KY
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 01:17 AM

Thanks for all the interesting input. I followed the links for the "Eleusis" game and it looks fascinating - I know some folks that would appreciate the challenge of playing!
Nigel - thanks for the tips on gin and dominoes. The info is very helpful. I got the rules from a library book and haven't played with anyone who actually knows what they're doing. Kinda like pitching darts in the dark.
Mudlark - the game you're referring to is, I belive, "A Question of Scruples" or just "Scruples" for short. I remember playing it, but haven't seen it around in the last decade or so (no more "scruples" in America?? Hmmmmm...)
I have played some board/card/solitaire games on the computer but it doesn't compare to sitting across the table from a good friend with something to eat and drink - just good, solid fun. I remember all-night games of "Risk" in college (never did conquer the world - was usually the conquered :-)) and some great matches of Othello (called "Reversi" on the computer for some reason). Play "War" and "Beggar Your Neighbor" (mindless card-flipping) with the kids on occasion.
The internet is a great source of rules for games, though... check out card games
Might keep ya busy for awhile - gotta love cheap entertainment!!

Peace,
Bo


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: mouldy
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:44 AM

At last someone mentioned Balderdash! We converted our Triv. Pursuit playing neighbours to it. We've spent many an evening laughing helplessly at that one. (I find the thought of yet another game of Trivial Pursuit boring, but once I get started, the knives come out!)
Balderdash is a very simple game, but so funny. It's on the lines of "Call my Bluff" in that you have to guess a correct definition of a word or initials, say what happened on a given date, say what a particular named person was famour for, give the basic outline plot of a film title etc. Here it's from amongst those submitted anonymously from the other players. As the real definitions are often a little bit odd, it's good fun.

When we were first married there used to be a lot of Risk played in our house, especially when friends came back after an evening in the pub. One year my SO asked for a Mah Jong set for Christmas - we never got beyond trying to build the wall as the rules were in an incomprehensible form, and 25 years later it's still on the shelf.

Dominoes, I play 5s and 3s, like they do in the pubs here. I used to be in a darts and dominoes team, and I get quite serious about it.

I used to play Backgammon a lot many years ago, but kept losing (money) too much. I like Scrabble too. But I was hopeless at Bridge - I couldn't work out the bidding. After that it just seemed like Whist, and I'm ok at that. When I was a student I kept being dragged in to make up a foursome. I used to hate it. It was the same bloke who used to beat me at Backgammon that used to force me to play Bridge too!

I mainly play basic Rummy now.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: s&r
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 05:34 AM

"Otherwise" ...every time


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:35 AM

Srip Jack Naked!

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,Bo in KY
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 01:18 AM

Refresh - for a mid-summer diversion :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Jeanie
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 04:50 AM

My favourite games, as participant and teacher in drama classes are all, most *definitely* in the ultra-ultra-otherwise category !

If you want a bit of nonsense, you can scarcely do better than get a group of like-minded souls together to play "The Court of the Sacred Dido". All sit cross-legged, straight-backed, poker-faced, on the floor in a circle. One person is nominated (or nominates themselves!) as "The Most Honoured and Ultra-Beautiful/Handsome President", (or whatever other title they wish ) and must always be addressed as such by the others, who must stand and bow when invited by the President to speak. The others are then numbered, by the President, as "Brother 1", "Brother 2", "Sister 1" etc. etc. The Rules of the Court are simple: participants must sit straight, hands on knees, and *keep a straight face* throughout. Participants also keep a look out for others who are not following these rules, and alert the President's attention to this. The President decides what forfeits are to be paid for any misdemeanours. The President needs to be able to keep up the seriousness and formality (Anne Robinson style). Participants soon become very incoherent and silly (with or without alcohol).

Another of my favourite anti-corpsing games is "I Love You Honey". One member of group walks up to another and says "I love you, honey, but I just can't smile" and they reply "I love you, too." The first person has to walk in a way which is not their usual walk and talk in a way which is not their usual accent/way of speaking, and the person replying must mimic this, in all cases with both people keeping a totally straight face and looking each other in the eye. Any twitch or quiver and you are out of the game (or pay a forfeit).

Hmmmmm, I hear you say. Believe me, if you get a group of people daft enough to play along with this, these games are brilliant. I have plenty more, but will save for another time - for example, an improvisation game called "Secrets and Obsessions"........

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:34 AM

On further consideration, my favourite game is Sex...

that should put an end to this thread.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:57 AM

Nope! I'm sure Sex is a lot of fun, but is it as addictive as... shithead!?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 07:51 AM

The Contraception Game is good - its a cross between TP and Monopoly with questions and activities as the name suggests. A bright blue condom demonstrator resides in a black box at the centre of the board.Great fun with a group of fourteen year olds and their parents!
When I'm at home though, I prefer Scrabble or Rummikub.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 08:13 AM

Then there's the card game 'Grass' - comes packed in a little hemp bag...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 11:14 AM

My wife is hooked on Mah Jong.   Aside from playing twice a week, every winter my wife and 4-5 other ladies go on a cruise in the Carribean/Mexico to play Mah Jong.

One year they had shirts made up:    We eat, we shop, we play mah jong, we sleep, we eat, we play mah jong, we shop, we play mah jong.

Probably a very accurate assesment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 11:16 AM

Hey there - I love voting for Millard Fillmore

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They've changed the voting! We can no longer vote for presidents who's dolls the company already makes. They haven't changed the results to George Washington is effectively on top of Reagan forever. I wish I could have gotten Lincoln over Nixon though.

Keep voting for Fillmore though. It's just gotten a bit easier sicne Clinton, Reagan and Washington cannot be added to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 04:35 AM

My favourite card game is Stress. Its played with 2 players and without explaining the rules fully, it involves no turn taking, just getting rid of your cards as quickly as possible, and then when one player has no cards left, both players slam their hand down on the smallest pile (usually involves another hand slamming down on top of yours...).

I stopped playing years ago when nobody would play against me anymore. i have no idea why.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 09:36 AM

For board games it has to be Scrabble and Pictionary.

I tried chess for a while but it requires more thought than I am really prepared to give to a game.

I did get into war games one time but you need the right teams and enough time for that.

For Computer games it's Jezz Ball but I don't play it much because I always seem to be too tired when I sit down at the computer. And you have to be alert to rack up a big score.

For Bar games it's darts (or is that a sport?) but I don't play often enough to be much good.

For outdoor games it's got to be a treasure hunt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 02:52 PM

Scrabble. Fictionary.

The only kinds of games I can bear to play are word games.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 04:01 PM

Strip badminton.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 06:34 PM

...that anything like naked leapfrog?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your favorite game - card or otherwise?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Jul 04 - 11:08 PM

Or Chesterfield Rugby


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