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Saint Drogo

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johnfarris said:
This does sound like a fun game, the more I check out about it.

Would there be interest in starting a Play by Email game here?
You need 7 players to make for a good email game.  I don't know if this board harbors enough treacherous, back-stabbing lowlifes to make this possible.
 

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Saint Drogo said:
You need 7 players to make for a good email game.  I don't know if this board harbors enough treacherous, back-stabbing lowlifes to make this possible.
I'm up for it, but I will need to learn about the game some first
 

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Ok, I put together a separate thread to see how much interest there would be.  Anyone interested please respond to that thread.
 

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BTW, to make it high stakes, we could make the stipulation that losers wind up on :icon_chef:'s 2009 Death Pool list.  ;D
 

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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.
When I was in college all of the enginerds were playing euchre.
 

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I love board games.  Most people have mentioned the more strategic games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, Axis and Allies, Stratego...I'm also a big fan of Scrabble.  I've recently been playing more, and I've been reading word lists like crazy lately. 

There were a rash of games that came out when I was a kid that I liked a lot:  Doorways to Adventure, which used a VCR, and was one of the spiritual precursors to the DVD games that are popular now.  Go For It:  sort of a Life rip off that had a yuppie aesthetic.  Hotels:  A Monopoly rip off.  Scotland Yard
 

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I also forgot about playing Chutes and Ladders with my nephews and nieces.  It is always fun seeing how the rules change.
 
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I also forgot about playing Chutes and Ladders with my nephews and nieces.  It is always fun seeing how the rules change.
Saw a construction truck filled with ladders while out for lunch with the VP.  I said if only we had a chute, we could play a game.  He didn't see the funny.  Humor is lost on upper management.
 

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We used to play some cutthroat spades and hearts back in the day... came to blows a few times... we still watch each other like hawks when we play today..

and Uno... man... my wife and my mother are the biggest cheats you have ever seen at Uno...
 

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Wow...I must play with a bunch of candy asses.  I rarely have to deal with cheating when playing games.  Unless you count my little ones trying to change the rules as they go along.  That's mainly because they can't quite read the rules yet.

Of course, I'm ill tempered when it comes to that and bigger than most people I play with.  ;D
 

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Saw a construction truck filled with ladders while out for lunch with the VP.  I said if only we had a chute, we could play a game.  He didn't see the funny.  Humor is lost on upper management.
I think that you have to have your sense of humor surgically removed before you can become upper management.
 

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We got a Sorry game for the family as a whole this Christmas...remarkably, I never ever have played Sorry, not even once, so this will be a learning experience.
 

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We got a Sorry game for the family as a whole this Christmas...remarkably, I never ever have played Sorry, not even once, so this will be a learning experience.
I don't think the curve is that steep
 

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John Farris hasn't had to suffer through this game thus far...here's the newest addition is a little girl.  Heh heh heh...
 

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Saint Drogo said:


John Farris hasn't had to suffer through this game thus far...here's the newest addition is a little girl.  Heh heh heh...
I don't regret a single smart ass comment about your Death Pool prowess now. ;D
 

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We lost power for about 4 hours on Saturday, got it back, then lost it again...

Those board games were looking mighty tempting after awhile...hooray for low tech
 
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Saint Drogo said:
We lost power for about 4 hours on Saturday, got it back, then lost it again...

Those board games were looking mighty tempting after awhile...hooray for low tech
How do Henry and board games get along?
 

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How do Henry and board games get along?
He can't cheat as easily as he does with a computer game.  Henry is all about the cheat codes.  So he finds board games a tad disconcerting.  He also seems to want to avoid interaction with the rest of the fambly, so that tends to cause problems. He will play most board games if he has no other options...
 

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Has anyone purchased "Agricola?"  Lots of Euro Game afficionados really love this, but jeez --- it's $70.  I'll probably get it, but don't really want to be dealing with buyer's remorse
 
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