Favorite Board Games Anyone

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  1. davidwpa profile image60
    davidwpaposted 13 years ago

    Does anyone play board games any more?  What are your favorites?

    I like Monopoly, Carcassone, Chess and Go to start.  Anyone else?

    1. onlinetravelguide profile image60
      onlinetravelguideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tried many modern board games? Here's a few great ones to start with: http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Board-Games-NZ

    2. Earl S. Wynn profile image79
      Earl S. Wynnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Talisman, Arkham Horror, Zombies!!!, and a few homebrew ones I've put together over the years. Board games rock! smile

  2. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    I like Clue.  My youngest likes Life & Monopoly.

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 13 years ago

    It's gotta be Monopoly, the game that can turn even the most loving family against each other.

    I like that in a board game. smile

  4. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 13 years ago

    I enjoy the ones where I get to tie someone to a board then do as I wish with them...I guess this doesn't really count as a board game huh? lol lol

    1. davidwpa profile image60
      davidwpaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It may not count as a board game but it sure sounds like a lot of fun big_smile lol...not exactly what I was thinking about though...hehehe

    2. timorous profile image82
      timorousposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh..steady there, Stormy.  You're so naughty.  I love it.

  5. aoiffe379 profile image61
    aoiffe379posted 13 years ago

    I learned to play Chess as a mathematical game when I was a college student. it made me think before I acted; but sometimes you forget to think and discover what happens next.Checkers and Backgammon went together because they were back to back on the game board. Getting on the bullrun was fun in checkers as it gave you the upper hand unless the opponent knew how to corner you. Backgammon was another strategy game calling for much thought.Play Sorry when you want to upset some people. One time we played with an invisible player and he beat everybody in every game. I still laugh at the thought!

  6. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    My all time FAVORITE game is CLUE! What can I say I love my mystery type games. I want to get the new Clue Spies and Secret Messages big_smile

  7. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    I like Scrabble, Chess, Risk, Quick Wit, ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... oh my list is never ending.

    1. davidwpa profile image60
      davidwpaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I know the feeling...I burned my wife out on board games and collected quite a few of them and card games before we had our daughter.

  8. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Chess and Cribbage are my two most enjoyed board games. smile

  9. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    Who Done It smile

  10. Tenerife Islander profile image68
    Tenerife Islanderposted 13 years ago

    Monopoly and chess

  11. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    I used to like playing Scrabble, but haven't played in quite a while.  Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly are also fun once in a while.

  12. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    Draughts smile

  13. pddm67 profile image60
    pddm67posted 13 years ago

    We play all the time with the kids - Sorry, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly & Payday just to name a few.

    Scrabble is my favorite smile

  14. GMLegendary profile image61
    GMLegendaryposted 13 years ago

    My family and friends and I have enjoyed the games such as Monopoly, Cranium, Pictionary, Carcassonne, and the new big hit, Killer Bunnies. We also enjoy playing many card games such as President, 22, Up and Down the River (And other Whist variations), etc. etc. the list goes on. We seem to go through phases though, and right now the hot item is Killer Bunnies, it gets played nearly every day.

  15. PackSecure profile image60
    PackSecureposted 13 years ago

    Trouble, Life, Clue and Risk.

  16. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 13 years ago

    I write a hub on it..life is a board game..
    I love "Life"..it was fun picking up children,spouse,car,home,career,and the big spinning wheel ,
    My brothers and I grew up on Monopoly like everyone else.
    Trivial Pursuit literature questions were a little difficult for
    us to answer. The original one had classic literature questions from the 40's.
    Trouble and Parcheesi seemed to be the same game to me.

  17. mikelong profile image61
    mikelongposted 13 years ago

    "Axis and Allies," my hands-down favorite.

    1. profile image0
      jarlaxle180posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I must agree with you there, although I prefer the "Europe" version.

  18. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    Axis & Allies, and A Game of Thrones

  19. Balmung profile image59
    Balmungposted 13 years ago

    I love monopoly, chess, scrabble, and..............Snakes and Ladders!!!!

  20. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    monopoly, sorry

  21. Derek D profile image60
    Derek Dposted 13 years ago

    Scrabble is my all time favorite.......... cool

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    It has to be monopoly!

  23. Zamorak profile image60
    Zamorakposted 13 years ago

    I have to say I love many board games but some favourites of mine are cluedo, risk and scrabble. Although I do occasionally love monopoly and avidly play chess they are not my prefered board games big_smile

  24. spiderpam profile image74
    spiderpamposted 13 years ago

    Chess and Monopoly!

  25. onlinetravelguide profile image60
    onlinetravelguideposted 13 years ago

    Here are my favourite three.


    They all sell well in New Zealand too.

  26. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 13 years ago

    Online, please don't promote your hubs in the forums...

    I like Chess and Cribbage.  My family also enjoys Settlers of Cataan (sp?) and the tak-offs from it.

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    moxie126posted 13 years ago

    Scrabble is my all time favorite. My family plays scrabble every weekend. I play everyday. Did you know that QI is a word? Well it is in the OFFICIAL Scrabble Dictionary. My sixteen year old daughter loves to play also. The love of words does not entice my son but that's okay. I play board scrabble as well as ON line scrabble. It allows me to play people all over the world. I love the challenge as there are different levels and I can always get a game in for 3 minutes or 5 minutes or 10 minutes, even longer.There are several sites out there.  I would love to hear about similar games to Scrabble from other Scrabble enthusiasts

  28. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    Chess, Balderdash, Pictionary, Trivial Persuit, Monopoly, Risk.

  29. contentmaster profile image58
    contentmasterposted 13 years ago

    Chess & Go

  30. sim0n30 profile image61
    sim0n30posted 13 years ago

    Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly

  31. profile image0
    prayersposted 13 years ago

    Risk, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble and Stratego.

  32. rcrm89 profile image63
    rcrm89posted 13 years ago


  33. Donna Janelle profile image68
    Donna Janelleposted 13 years ago

    I playing Taboo, Catch Phrase, and Apples to Apples, especially with big groups of people. The first two are really crazy games that are so much fun to play with a bunch of friends.

  34. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 13 years ago

    Monopoly. Even at the age of 8 that game had me turning into a ruthless corporate executive doing anything to sabotage my opponents. I'd make all sorts of deals that may or may not have been within the rules, such as trading a property that gave another player a monopoly in exchange for a property that gave me a monopoly, with the condition that I get a free or discounted rate on their monopoly (they usually went for it if I was giving them a more expensive one).

    For any first time Monopoly players out there, let me give you one piece of advice: get the orange properties. They are cheap to build on, they get landed on the most often (6, 8, and 9 spaces from jail) and they are pretty expensive with a hotel. You can really hamstring an opponent by trading them something like a green monopoly for an orange monopoly. They'll go bankrupt building on the greens while trying to pay their bill on the oranges.

  35. Ivorwen profile image65
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    I've always loved Othello, but after several games, I have trouble finding a competitor.  Luckily, my oldest son also enjoys it.

  36. grayknight profile image61
    grayknightposted 13 years ago

    Nothing competes with Axis & Allies. Except perhaps Twilight Imperium.

  37. Flightkeeper profile image66
    Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago



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