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Postby IanD » March 8th, 2018, 11:40 pm

Hey All

I have recently started playing Boardgames and was wondering if anyone else partakes.

There is a convention on in Limerick the day we play Zebre. Decisions decisions.

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Re: Boardgames

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 9th, 2018, 12:00 am

kids are loving harry potter cleudo, my fave as a kd was escape from Colditz maybe when the kids hit 11 I'll introduce them to the joys
I just wanted to see Gordon D'Arcy get a 'back, sack and crack wax'
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Re: Boardgames

Postby fourthirtythree » March 9th, 2018, 12:08 am

My kids (7 and 10) love:

love letter
Jaipur
Sushi Go!
Coup
Exploding kittens

And really like
Small World
Carcassonne
Munchkins

For some reason I haven't brought down Settlers of Catan from the attic as I always thought it was a bit harder than Carcassonne but other parents tell me it actually works better with kids.
So in general they prefer short, casual games over those that take a lot of setting up. I know most of those above are really basically card games.
I'm looking forward to trying some coop games with them, Stuffed Fables is on my radar.

Edit@OSS I saw a nice new edition of Colditz in a catalogue recently...
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Re: Boardgames

Postby The Doc » March 9th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:kids are loving harry potter cleudo, my fave as a kd was escape from Colditz maybe when the kids hit 11 I'll introduce them to the joys


Colditz!!!! Jeepers, memories. Used to play that when over in the cousins when I was a kid. Loved it. Around the same era - Diplomacy.

Wonder if they are still around
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Re: Boardgames

Postby CiaranIrl » March 12th, 2018, 10:43 am

The Doc wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:kids are loving harry potter cleudo, my fave as a kd was escape from Colditz maybe when the kids hit 11 I'll introduce them to the joys


Colditz!!!! Jeepers, memories. Used to play that when over in the cousins when I was a kid. Loved it. Around the same era - Diplomacy.

Wonder if they are still around


I played Diplomacy a fair bit as a kid and even in college a few times. The games still exist, and there's even clients where you can play online with a gang of mates. I was roped into doing that once - was a bit of fun. https://www.playdiplomacy.com/
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Re: Boardgames

Postby TerenureJim » April 1st, 2018, 9:47 am

If you want to loose a few hours, quite a few then try to find Talisman by Games Workshop, I recommend the second edition, large dragon on the front, you'll get it on eBay. Epic, super geeky but epic.
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