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Password and another word game I think was called Probe were favorites. 

We played cards more than board games though.  Rummy, spades, and hearts were in the rotation but we mostly played Pinochle.
 

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Tsunami said:
Password and another word game I think was called Probe were favorites. 

We played cards more than board games though.  Rummy, spades, and hearts were in the rotation but we mostly played Pinochle.
I have never played Pinochel, but I love spades
 

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Ah, I left that one off my list.  Another good one.
Henry got a Stratego game when he was 8.  His ultra-sophisticated strategy was to send his marshal rampaging down one flank, slaughtering everything in its path.  As long as he was playing his mom, this worked pretty effectively, and he came to fancy himself a military genius of the first order.  He played me only one time, and after that refused a rematch, which I considered to rather unsporting of him.
 

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Tsunami said:
Password and another word game I think was called Probe were favorites. 

We played cards more than board games though.  Rummy, spades, and hearts were in the rotation but we mostly played Pinochle.
My dad tried to teach me Pinochle.  Unfortunately, he tried to teach while playing my grandparents, for whom "rules" were mere trifles to be disregarded when convenient.  Their rather unorthodox style of play left me utterly confused, and I never tried to learn after that...
 
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Saint Drogo said:
My dad tried to teach me Pinochle.  Unfortunately, he tried to teach while playing my grandparents, for whom "rules" were mere trifles to be disregarded when convenient.  Their rather unorthodox style of play left me utterly confused, and I never tried to learn after that...
My dad used to play in college for cash and taught me how to play.  Unfortunately I haven't played in a while.
 

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My dad used to play in college for cash and taught me how to play.  Unfortunately I haven't played in a while.
Cribbage & hearts were more our game of choice.  I couldn't begin to calculate just how much time was spent playing cribbage while I was in college...
 

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Cribbage & hearts were more our game of choice.  I couldn't begin to calculate just how much time was spent playing cribbage while I was in college...
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Risk is great and caused many late nights in eh-pic family battles.

I'll add Axis and Allies which resulted in whole weekends lost in college more than once.

And also Monopoly, Clue, Boggle, Scrabble, Battleship, Battle Cry, Yahtzee, and :icon_magnum:'s also quite fond of good old fashioned card games.
Axis & Allies was FANTASTIC game!  Many weekends of my youth were thoroughly wasted playing that.  And another game made by the same company about the U.S. being invaded from all sides.  The name escapes me however. 

Stratego was good.  Monopoly was no fun.  The mayor's son just took it too far.  He wanted to own the world. 

My Mom taught me Pinocle and I played with her card club a few times when there was a sudden opening.  Card club, when it was at our house, meant banishment to the gameroom downstairs, but a bunch of good food that we normally we never got to eat.
 

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Axis & Allies was FANTASTIC game!  Many weekends of my youth were thoroughly wasted playing that.  And another game made by the same company about the U.S. being invaded from all sides.  The name escapes me however. 

Stratego was good.  Monopoly was no fun.  The mayor's son just took it too far.  He wanted to own the world. 

My Mom taught me Pinocle and I played with her card club a few times when there was a sudden opening.  Card club, when it was at our house, meant banishment to the gameroom downstairs, but a bunch of good food that we normally we never got to eat.
That was Fortress America.  It was ok. 

There are ways to play A&A by email/online.  Perhaps we should organize a game.
 

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Saint Drogo said:
Henry got a Stratego game when he was 8.  His ultra-sophisticated strategy was to send his marshal rampaging down one flank, slaughtering everything in its path.  As long as he was playing his mom, this worked pretty effectively, and he came to fancy himself a military genius of the first order.  He played me only one time, and after that refused a rematch, which I considered to rather unsporting of him.
good strategy till you hit a bomb
 

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good strategy till you hit a bomb
Then he would simply order a general into action and continue his rampage.  It was very elegant, almost Napoleonic.  Down the right flank, across the back row, and up the left flank.  Every fucking time...
 

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I'd be down for that.  I already own the game for my PC.
I have a knock-off pc version...nothing real.  Don't know if there's a way to exchange files.  I was thinking the Play-by-post sort of thing (I send 3 guys into Ukraine, 1 guy, 1 tank, 1 fighter into Karelia, etc.)  with an online dice roller.
 

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johnfarris said:
Monopoly, Life, Clue, Masterpiece (fun game about art trading - goofy concept, but the execution was fun).

Also, I played Status Pro Baseball and Pursue the Pennant.  Great sports board/tabletop games.  Still have Status Pro.
I loved Masterpiece!  And I'd forgotten all about it...

My mom and the ladies in the building played mahjong every week, but never taught us.  I still have her set and someday I WILL to learn to play.  Someday...
 

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Saint Drogo said:
Cribbage & hearts were more our game of choice.  I couldn't begin to calculate just how much time was spent playing cribbage while I was in college...
Euchre & Hearts took up most of my junior year of college. Good friends of mine won the IU intramural championship in Euchre -- they would also slink away to play Bridge with grad students and other adults.

I've got a five day ski camp coming up that will be spent in a yurt in the UP -- lots of euchre on the horizon.
 

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Saint Drogo said:
My dad tried to teach me Pinochle.  Unfortunately, he tried to teach while playing my grandparents, for whom "rules" were mere trifles to be disregarded when convenient.  Their rather unorthodox style of play left me utterly confused, and I never tried to learn after that...
It's kind of a family obsession.  Our annual fishing trip has as many as 3 games going at once.  Never team play though -- it's every player for himself, always 3 handed with a kitty or 4 handed. 
It does seem that Pinochle rules are fluid from group to group.  I can get past that, but disregarding the rules makes it impossible to play.
 

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Anyone played Skip Bo?  We always take it on our Girl's Weekends and it's quite fun.  Especially with wine.
 

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I loved Masterpiece!  And I'd forgotten all about it...

My mom and the ladies in the building played mahjong every week, but never taught us.  I still have her set and someday I WILL to learn to play.  Someday...
Ah yes...Masterpiece. My sister cheated extravagently, like she did with most every other board game.
 
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