Friday fun: what are your favorite games?

I know there are some people here who play board games, video games, role-playing games, or even those things where people go out in real life and, like, throw and hit things on a field. 

Tell us about your favorite games!

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As Thomas knows, my gaming group has been on a Terraforming Mars kick lately -- that is a great board game.


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With my daughter I have been playing Lego Harry Potter.  The only sports I watch is during the World Cup (go Netherlands!) or Olympics.  

What about you?

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Maarten Cautreels Community Champion Oct 06, 2017

Current Favo Video Game: Factorio (PC)
All Time Favo Video Game: Halo - The Series (Xbox)

Favo Board Game: Escape Room (yes it's a board game too)

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Oct 06, 2017

@Maarten Cautreels, Escape Room is really a great game. We already played the first three settings and the expansion Murder Mystery - do. you also know the "Exit"-Games from Kosmos? They are also awesome 😊 

@Thomas you are impossible to @ mention unless you are already in the thread :( 

But now I want to try Escape Room!

Heh, I'm going to an escape room tomorrow!

One variation I enjoyed was "The Room" - less an escape, more "work out how to open a puzzle box", but very well done (mobile devices only I think).  Fireproof games

Our team (plus special guest star @Justin Witz) did an escape room earlier this year. We beat it! It was a blast.

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Oct 07, 2017

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist], have fun in the room, it's a great experience!

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Recently, my favorite board game has been Concordia!


I've also been sucked into Divinity: Original Sin 2 on PC!  It's got such an engaging world, characters, that you look at the clock and it is suddenly 2:00 am.

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I always enjoyed "Kings and Things" -

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Hmm, most favorite board game, difficult... There are so many... 

I can't nominate just one, here is my list:

- Time Stories (great adventure game on a board)

- Robo Rally (a classic one, the more you are, the more chaos on the board and much more fun)

- Mechs vs Minions (the high-class Robo rally based in the League of Legends - World - so much miniatures and high quality game components, I've never seen a game that is soooo awesome designed and the gameplay is also great. Sold directly from the makers of League of Legends online game)

- Roll for the Galaxy (build your own galaxy using dices)

- Terraforming Mars (Monique already mentioned that)

- King of Tokyo (funny monster bashing dice game)

- Pandemic Legacy (fantastic story, play 12 months and heal the world)

- Splendor (awesome card game)

- Ticket to Ride (all time favorite - everybody loves this)

- Robinson Crusoe (survive on a lonesome island, heavy stuff, not easy to win, you play as a team against the game)

- Scythe (so awesome illustrations, one of the best I've ever seen, and the game is also great)

- Dominion (This was one of the first deck builder games and is still one of my favorites)

- Tzolkin (Worker Placement Game with big wheels on the board, great mechanisms, great game)

- Mice and Mystics (Storytelling adventure board game, survive adventures as little mice, fight against rats, cats, spiders, solve riddles - great story, great illustrations, a lot of fun)

- Stone Age (another classic worker placement game in a Stone Age World)

- Dead of Winter (survive the zombie apocalypse as a team of survivors, hard stuff, sometimes nightmarish, but great gameplay)

- Hit z Road - another zombie game, much easier, dice game, won prices for its graphical design)

- Battlestar Galactica (based on the TV series, but regardless of that, it is really a great game of intrigues and teamwork, someone is a traitor but until the middle of the game, not even the traitor knows that he is)

- Photosynthesis (new one this year, never seen so nice trees on a game and the gameplay is also great)

There are so many more, but I'll stop now, before this is becoming an article on its own :-)

Peter DeWitt Community Champion Oct 06, 2017

Robo Rally is a great one too.  I had to buy one a number of years ago on Ebay as it was out of print.

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Oct 07, 2017

There's a version from Hasbro today you can buy, but don't do that. Look at the old releases. The Hasbro Robo Rally is so cheaply produced, it's not half the fun anymore.

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Peter DeWitt Community Champion Oct 06, 2017

Easy for me: Settlers of Catancatan.0.0.jpg.

A classic! 

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Oct 07, 2017

There's a new release this year: Catan Game of Thrones - looks awesome

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I'm not really a gamer, but I really enjoy playing the Sims 4, Pokémon, Mario Kart, and Portal. On my phone I've been playing a lot of Tiny Tower, and board/card-game wise I enjoy Exploding Kittens, Monopoly, and Cards Against Humanity.

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This is a difficult question, but I'll try to sum it up to just a few:

- The Legend of Zelda 

- Point and click games, like the Day of the Tentacle or Sam and Max

- Graphic adventures or Mystery solving games like Hotel Dusk or Ace Attorney/Phonenix Wright for the Nintendo DS.

- And for board games, the Munchkin series is a lot of fun!

This said, I'm not a gamer either, but when I spend time playing those are probably the games I'm doing :)

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