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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 26 Sep 22 7.39pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Last time you played one?

Played trivial pursuit last week after staying in a static caravan, no footy and tv was poop so why not , My son suggested monopoly but could not be asked spending hours wheeling and dealing, such a shame kids don't play these kind of games anymore being A child in the 80s it's the entertainment we grew up with.
Also played kerplunk, bukaroo and the game with the wooden blocks tower that you have to remove 1 by 1 without it collapsing every caravan seems to have one.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 26 Sep 22 8.23pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

This is just a Christmas thing now. Every year, usually on Boxing Day, we settle down round the dining table with a couple of bottles, some chocolates and licorice allsorts for me to play an assortment of Go For Broke, Game of Life or Goldrush.

So, as you can tell from the games we play, nothing too intellectually challenging or time consuming. Just enough to maintain a tradition and satisfy the kids (who are now over 40).

 


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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 26 Sep 22 10.06pm Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

My fiance and I play board games a lot.

Last week it was Yahtzee and Star Wars version of Labyrinth.

Been to a few good board game cafes including a newly opened one at Bexleyheath.

 

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View Frickin Saweet's Profile Frickin Saweet Flag South Cronx 27 Sep 22 10.28am Send a Private Message to Frickin Saweet Add Frickin Saweet as a friend

I have young kids and we play loads of board games. They're more common than what you might think as family and friends also play with their kids.

Also board game cafes are a bit of a thing. There's one in Croydon [Link]

The children's Monopoly version is pretty good as you can complete the game in 30-40-minutes, or if we run out of time before bed time we take a picture of the board, make a note of how much money everyone has, and start from that point next time.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 27 Sep 22 3.54pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Probably Backgammon. The trouble is I don't play it enough to see the options straight away, and annoy wife by spending time counting spaces and evaluating up my possible moves.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 27 Sep 22 8.18pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

monopoly mainly, but it can be too long.
for those older HOLers anybody remenber a game (70s) beat the brain or maybe take the brain?
Also cluedo & plain old chess?

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 27 Sep 22 8.26pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

monopoly mainly, but it can be too long.
for those older HOLers anybody remenber a game (70s) beat the brain or maybe take the brain?
Also cluedo & plain old chess?

Mastermind?

[Link]

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 Sep 22 7.25am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Trivial Pursuit a fair few years back. It was one of the first editions of the game, but the questions were still relevant.
Who is Ken Barlow 5hagging ?
What is Margaret Thatcher's favourite colour ?

As I get older i don't seem to have the stamina to play long games, or indeed the interest.

Actually, I recall a fearsome game of scrabble one Boxing Day. It lasted just one go (mine). I started with the seven letter word "ADVENTS", and immediately got challenged. Lacking a dictionary and the internet, a Jack Daniels-fuelled argument took hold and the game was eventually abandoned. Typical family Christmas

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (28 Sep 2022 7.30am)

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 28 Sep 22 8.29am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Trivial Pursuit a fair few years back. It was one of the first editions of the game, but the questions were still relevant.
Who is Ken Barlow 5hagging ?
What is Margaret Thatcher's favourite colour ?

As I get older i don't seem to have the stamina to play long games, or indeed the interest.

Actually, I recall a fearsome game of scrabble one Boxing Day. It lasted just one go (mine). I started with the seven letter word "ADVENTS", and immediately got challenged. Lacking a dictionary and the internet, a Jack Daniels-fuelled argument took hold and the game was eventually abandoned. Typical family Christmas

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (28 Sep 2022 7.30am)


How could ADVENTS possibly be challenged? It's the plural of ADVENT (as a noun). Last advent + the previous advent = some advents e.g. "Of all the advents, which was your favourite?"

Anyway, I played Cluedo two weeks ago, but my favourite board game of all time is Totopoly.

At primary school, I was impressed by the FA Cup-related game called 'Wembley'; so much so that I spent hours making my own home-made version of it.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 28 Sep 22 8.35am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

My wife and I have a couple at home we pull out on occasions and would highly recommend: Tension and Articulate.

Tension: Essentially family fortunes (top ten list).

Articulate: Word chosen from one of a few categories and you have to explain the word to your teammate without saying the actual word. Some resort to something akin to Charades whilst playing this which is strictly prohibited!

Asides from that Triv is the only other one that sees the light of day but that is very much dependant on company. The world seems to not understand the value of knowing anything you can instantly google these days!

More 'quiz' than board games really but all good fun!

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 28 Sep 22 9.25am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Wife and me are scrabble addicts. She can't play chess so I used to play with myself and then just did it online.

Edit: I used to be obsessed with Kingmaker for years. Basically you have control of various warring families during the War Of The Roses. Great, historical fun.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 29 Sep 22 6.08am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by YT


How could ADVENTS possibly be challenged? It's the plural of ADVENT (as a noun). Last advent + the previous advent = some advents e.g. "Of all the advents, which was your favourite?"


Bearing in mind it was Christmas time, my extended family members were fixated by the idea that Advent should start with a capital letter and was a singular event that could not be pluralised.
I tried arguing, with reference to the industrial Revolution, that there could be advents. However, trying to argue logic with competitors who have cumulatively consumed nearly 2 bottles of Jack Daniels is a battle you cannot win,...without using physical violence.

 


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