The Settlers of Catan
the last wcg, we played a few non-comuter games. One was a cardgame called 'apples and oranges' that was quite fun. There hasbeen talk about doing a Diplomacy game at a gathering, but thetime needed for that game is rather significant. I'm always upto learn new games, bring something you think we'd find fun andI'm game - just get your bootie to the next one! (:Conner
But first I should probably list this one by itself:The Settlers of Catan It seems like Settlers is"the" game to have these days. I guess like Risk orMonopoly were at the height of their popularity. There are allsorts of sequels and expansion sets for it too. Seems like a bitof an RTS. :-)
Here's the others that caught my eye:Board gamesAdel Verpflichtet 3-5 playersBarbarossa 3-6 playersCapitol 2-4 playersCarolus Magnus 2-4 playersEl Grande 2-5 players
Expedition 2-6 playersKahuna 2 playersKill Doctor Lucky 2-8 players
Medici 3-6 playersMedina 3-4 playersMississippi Queen 3-5 players
Ra 3-5 playersSamarkand 2-5 playersSave Doctor Lucky 3-7 playersStephenson's Rocket 2-4 playersTaj Mahal 3-5 playersThe Great Brain Robbery 3-7 playersCard gamesBohnanza 2-7 playersFrank's Zoo 4-7 players
Give Me The Brain 3-8 playersLost Cities 2 playersModern Art 3-5 playersOhne Furcht und Adel 3-7 playersSchotten-Totten 2 playersTabula Rasa 2-4 playersThe Big Cheese 3-6 playersThe Big Idea 3-6 playersTile-laying gamesBig City 2-5 playersCarcassonne 2-5 playersDie Mauer 3-6 playersDie neuen Entdecker 2-4 playersDrunter & Druber 2-4 playersSafari Jack 2-4 playersThe Princes of Florence 3-5 playersThrough the Desert 2-5 playersTigris and Euphrates 2-4 playersTikal 2-4 players
Abstract gamesHeadquarter 2 playersOcti 2-4 playersOlix 2 playersQuoridor 2 playersSaturn 2-4 playersTAMSK 2 playersTorres 2-4 players
Tribalance 2-3 playersI highly recommend checking out at least a handful of theabove links. Some are weird, some are very imaginitive, some arefull of neat little bits and pieces that make my fingers itch toplay with them. I'll keep y'all posted as my research andacquisition progress. :-) I think it would be cool to whip out afew games like some of these at the next Gathering! Don't knowhow many of us are non-computer gamers too, but I imagine it'sgot to be a pretty large number.
last year, we did some 'play by e-mail/HL' diplomacy games withCP and friends.
Here's the others that caught my eye:Board gamesAdel Verpflichtet 3-5 players
Carolus Magnus 2-4 players
El Grande 2-5 players
Expedition 2-6 players
Kahuna 2 players
Kill Doctor Lucky 2-8 players
Medici 3-6 players
Medina 3-4 players
Mississippi Queen 3-5 players
Ra 3-5 players
Samarkand 2-5 players
Save Doctor Lucky 3-7 players
Stephenson's Rocket 2-4 players
Taj Mahal 3-5 players
The Great Brain Robbery 3-7 playersCard gamesBohnanza 2-7 players
Frank's Zoo 4-7 players
Give Me The Brain 3-8 players
Lost Cities 2 players
Modern Art 3-5 players
Ohne Furcht und Adel 3-7 players
Schotten-Totten 2 players
Tabula Rasa 2-4 playersThe Big Cheese 3-6 playersThe Big Idea 3-6 players
Tile-laying gamesBig City 2-5 players
Carcassonne 2-5 players
Die Mauer 3-6 playersDie neuen Entdecker 2-4 players
Drunter & Druber 2-4 playersSafari Jack 2-4 playersThe Princes of Florence 3-5 players
Through the Desert 2-5 players
Tigris and Euphrates 2-4 players (Reiner Knizia)
Tikal 2-4 players
Tribalance 2-3 players
Falling: Yeah, awesome game.
Also, check out "Lunch money," and "King of theelves." Both are card games with no dice rolling involved.King of the elves is a particular favorite of mine, verystrategic, building your hand for a killer run at the end.
Diplomacy, well, I tried an 8player game of that... once. Westarted at 11 am, stopped for lunch, started again, stopped fordinner... at about midnight, with 3 people left, we said"screw it," and called it a draw. Fun game, but toodamn long.
Illuminati is another very cool card game.
Check out cheap-ass games, they are, as they say, very cheap.Basically, they assume that you have pennies, and dice, and thatyou can use those, so they manage to make very cheap games.
Also, check out buttonmen. Cool concept
Erm, anyone in the boston area who wants to, can email me forvarious people who organize gaming nights.
Ditto for the SF/SJ Bay Area.. Silicon Valley Boargamers forone...
Sorry, all games can't be Quake. Why not forget all about strategy games and play a nice First Person Shooter. Not thinking there at all.
It's called "Apples to Apples" =) I got one of the 2expansions now too. more exciting words! hehe =)
Developed right here in my hometown too! A great game... and mywife's current fav.
Lost Cities and Kahuna were previously mentioned. I'd like toadd that "Hera and Zeus", "Caesar &Cleopatra" and "Babel" are also from this seriesand are also quite good, if not better than Lost Cities. Thereare others, but of these, I can only recommend "TallyHo", which as much as I like it, is a lighter game comparedto the three I just mentioned.