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Tarrick
09-23-2007, 07:46 PM
What are your favorite games? I'm excluding computer games in this simply to gauge a more specific type of game.

I for one, like Chess. I would also say Risk, but dice games in general don't like me.

Guido
09-23-2007, 08:01 PM
I used to play monopoly as a kid, but people didn't like playing with me because I was too cut throat. I mean, the point of the game was to beat everyone else right? :D I eventually told my brother and sister at one point that 'If you're making a deal with me, it's because I feel it's in my better interest.' Which is inherently obvious... why would you make a deal if you didn't feel it would benefit you? But yeah... they stopped trading with me after that which kind of killed the game.

I got into chess a bit when I was younger too, but I never had people to play with. My mom would play with me, but after I yelled out 'Yay! I win again!' in a public setting, she was too embarrassed to keep playing, and so I guess I stopped too. It's funny, because chess isn't something I'd consider as one of my skills sets, so when people ask me if I'm any good, I'll tell them no. But I think I'm actually kind of decent since I tend to beat most people, even some big braggers.

Other than that... not many board games :x

Jon
09-23-2007, 09:06 PM
Go. It's really hard to find people to play in person, though. Playing over the internet just isn't cool enough.

TeleportThis
09-23-2007, 09:14 PM
board games: Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly

card games: spades, tripoli, cribbage, euchre

Tarrick
09-23-2007, 10:27 PM
I used to play monopoly as a kid, but people didn't like playing with me because I was too cut throat.

So someone else does understand how bloodthirsty that game is! When we use to play it, we had to leave all our "hardware" in the other room...or something like that.

Guido
09-23-2007, 11:48 PM
The point of the game was to win, I mean that's how the rules went. How is it even supposed to end everyone is 'being nice' and refuses to bankrupt people. If they were short a dollar, I showed no mercy! Bwahaha.

radioactivez0r
09-24-2007, 02:15 PM
I'd fancy myself a chess player (I refuse to live without having a board available), but I know almost nobody IRL to play with, and I was never that good anyway :p Played a lot in high school, though. That, and Magic: The Gathering (before it was hugely popular...I guess I got bored with it?)

The last game I played that I enjoyed was Settlers of Catan, and one of its offshoots. I think it was Seafarers. Among friends, we play stuff like Scattergories (my favorite...I always do well), Scene It, and other random stuff lately like Cranium.

Tarrick
09-24-2007, 09:49 PM
Yeah. No one expect my 8 year old brother ever wants to play with me anymore on a regular basis. Back in my last year of High School I played almost every week with friend of mine during Study Hall at the end of the day.

Evalis
09-24-2007, 10:46 PM
I despise board games of almost all natures. Mostly because the vast majority of them are luck based, monopoly being of the most detested because it 'feigns' a reliance on skill, and bases success on someone else's incompetance. Chess used to be enjoyable until I discovered it was simply a more complicated version of tic-tac-toe - There are only so many moves available for each other move, and winning is essentially memorizing all of the counters for each move. I prefer not to get to involved lest it ruin the entertainment value and turn it into some deathmatch between the other player.

Games that I do enjoy are things like tackle football (only the tackling part), (kick)-boxxing, or anything else that pits pure skill against skill - no luck involved, and in an activity that I can scale myself down in order to assist the other player to perform better next time, and maybe even beat me XD. Note that this relates only to playing .. not watching.

Jezebel
09-24-2007, 11:04 PM
I like most board games that are based on more than luck (I can't stand those). Pictionary is fun, but it's not very often that there are that many people in one spot at the same time who want to play it. Scrabble is one of my favorites.

Warning to all who like finishing their games rather than turning it into a debate session over the rules: Don't EVER invite Evalis along to play scrabble with you!

Tarrick
09-24-2007, 11:06 PM
... anything else that pits pure skill against skill - no luck involved...

Trouble with that is that luck is woven into everything. How many times has a Football play changed dramatically based on a hop of the football? Yes, some things involved luck a lot more then others, but you can't say "no luck involved."

As for chess...it makes it lot more interesting when you play with someone while chatting, which brings in psychology and bluffing.

Evalis
09-24-2007, 11:22 PM
That's why I said the tackling part only :P

And actually I forgot to mention my love of tabletop RPGs. Mainly because the goal isn't so much to win as it is to participate in, and assist with, forging an engaging story. Dungeons and Dragons, GURPS and Shadowrun are some of the RPGs I enjoy ^^

Tarrick
09-24-2007, 11:32 PM
Yeah. I played Shadowrun a few years back, and my friends and I are currently trying to put together a Steampunk GURPS.

TeleportThis
09-25-2007, 01:09 AM
I forgot Stratego. That game is awesome too.

lollercancer
09-27-2007, 09:35 PM
texas hold em!
casino!

aude
09-29-2007, 12:43 PM
Some of the games i like to play are
cribbage
Egyptian Ratscrew( i Like to abuse peoples hands :) )
War
Rummy
and Scrabble

anul
09-29-2007, 01:15 PM
Zombie Town, Arkham Horror, Settlers of Catan, Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu. I used to play Magic The Gathering, but I haven't really played seriously for a long time. I sometimes play with my brother in law since he plays, but he's not very good. So it's not that fun to play with him.

Jbmontag
09-30-2007, 08:02 PM
D&D, chess, Axis and Allies, Risk, Stratego, any word game. Someone mentioned it earlier about the dice in Monopoly, I feel ya.

deicruxified
10-02-2007, 06:20 AM
1. poker (my friends HATE me hehehe)
2. dungeons and dragons
3. monopoly
4. spin the bottle (lol... inquisition time!)

rwyatt365
10-02-2007, 09:33 AM
I used to play monopoly as a kid, but people didn't like playing with me because I was too cut throat.

So someone else does understand how bloodthirsty that game is! When we use to play it, we had to leave all our "hardware" in the other room...or something like that.

I love playing Monopoly! I especially love beating my arrogant, egotistical, loud-mouthed son. Usually, the game ends up with us two grinding the rest of the players into the dust and then facing off across the board.

Does that sound bad? ;)

phoenix
10-05-2007, 11:54 AM
Jigsaw puzzles

I learned early that no one else had fun when I was so intent on winning. So I just...err...play with myself ;D

Frank
10-05-2007, 02:01 PM
Yeah Chess is great but its is best in person. Risk is fun but its not terribly strategic. Axis Allies was great but it so much bureaucracy, i prefer to play it on the PC, Stratego was fun to but too simple. I find most card games boring because chance plays to great a role in them but i believe most INTJ's would be good at poker. I have been tryin to learn Go but it is like nothing I have done before.

Jon
10-05-2007, 04:32 PM
I have been tryin to learn Go but it is like nothing I have done before.


Are you enjoying it, though?

shadowlock
10-07-2007, 12:01 PM
I am a very big chess fan, and would gladly take any of you on on Yahoo Chess if you wanted to. I never like Checkers or any other board game. Just chess, it's a great strategy game.

jtni
10-07-2007, 01:23 PM
For those that enjoy a non-luck based game that is also social, try Puerto Rico.

OneBadMother
10-08-2007, 02:32 PM
I have been tryin to learn Go but it is like nothing I have done before.


Are you enjoying it, though?

Go is interesting. I've only played it once, but it's hard to be able to see all the pieces at once in detail, and without that sort of omniscent vision you can't strategize very well.

wise
10-08-2007, 02:55 PM
When I was nine years old my uncles taught me how to play Monopoly. I wipe them up and kicked them out of their properties. They were so mad at me. Served them right. I therefore love Monopoly. No one wants to play it anymore. :'(

Andrew Tweddle
02-17-2008, 06:53 AM
I'm a board game geek (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.).

Interestingly enough, there have been discussions of MBTI on the board game geek forums. There appear to be a lot of INTP's and INTJ's, and a smattering of other types (I's and N's predominate). See To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I love the German-style games... they are quick, but there are far more strategic decisions per game than in long, drawn-out games like Monopoly and Risk. The strategy is also more intuitive than analytical (in contrast to games like Chess and Scrabble). Hence the game are more relaxing and also seem more true to real life strategy (where there is seldom enough information for the analytical approach to be effective.)

burazekun
02-17-2008, 02:52 PM
I love Igo the game, gives me time to strategize and has some more complex ideas against chess... also I suck at chess because I have problems thinking linearly.

I like a good "non-linear" story on a D&D board. It's hard but character CAN continbute highly to the story without having to stay in a gang banging group, or meeting at every tavern in the world...

Caramel
02-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Chess, monopoly and the game of life. (The boardgame, not life itself :D)

Kristian
02-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Twilight Struggle - what a great game.

Interesting to read about INTJs experience with Monopoly - for some reason.. I always win. People don't wanna play me anymore. I guess I'm to intimidating when playing that game. Trade with me! It's for your own good!

I have played a lot of Magic the gathering. But the whole environment - the magic scene - is just too geeky. I wanna move on. Anyone know what I'm taking about?

I like settlers too.

Have played alot of NL Holdem Poker too. But to boring in the end.

I have a couple of NTP friends I try out new boardgames with once in a while. They understand the rules quicker than I do, but I develop good strategies quicker than they do. Maybe it’s just a coincidence.

burazekun
02-17-2008, 10:23 PM
Interesting to read about INTJs experience with Monopoly - for some reason.. I always win. People don't wanna play me anymore. I guess I'm to intimidating when playing that game. Trade with me! It's for your own good!


I know how that is. I generally play with 4 or more players. They gang up on me because they feel intimidated by me in the game.

coffeeloverfreak
02-18-2008, 01:13 AM
I love social board games. My friends and I play them regularly, often during our marathon-like Sunday brunches. But unlike most of you, I'm completely non-competitive when it comes to playing games. I play just for the social aspect of it, and couldn't care less if I win or lose. People who strategize too much or take the rules too seriously suck all the life out of things, I think.

I realize this is a very un-INTJish statement to make. But for me, it's my chance to not be so serious. Playing games is supposed to be fun, right?

Some of my current favourites are Bohnanza, just about any game by Steve Jackson (e.g. Chez Geek), Carcassonne, a bunch of the Cheapass Games series (like Kill Doctor Lucky, the Big Idea, etc.), Citadels, stuff like that. I also love Spades, Clue, Monopoly and Backgammon.

nickasummers
02-20-2008, 06:02 PM
but dice games in general don't like me.

Dice games don't like me either... even simulated dice. whenever i play games like NWN, KotOR and Bldurs gate and i check what rolls i am getting i frequently see numbers like 3 on my "to hit" rolls.

i like Chess, Civilization (the board game version, but i do like the computer version too), and... thats about it.

HarleyQuinn
02-20-2008, 06:25 PM
I love playing Yahtzee, easy & simple game with fun "goals" to obtain.

lordrrr
02-20-2008, 07:22 PM
I like monopoly. Also there's this game I played and was really really good at back in middle school called Peurto Rico. That was a fun one.

dandylion
02-20-2008, 08:16 PM
Scrabble/literati (I kick everyone's asses here!)
Checkers
Monopoly (why do most people find this boring?)
Taboo
The Game of Life (well, I used to like this when I was younger)
Jigsaw puzzles
Card games like slap jack or bullshit

BlackHawk
02-20-2008, 08:44 PM
Axis and Allies
Risk
a variety of old bookcase games, i think they're called . . . Acquire, Twixt, Luftwaffe
and a bunch of less well-established trivia games- The Perfect Ten, U.S. trivia, etc.

KenAmada
02-22-2008, 09:04 AM
Hide and seek. Seriously.

Skitter
02-22-2008, 09:52 AM
Anyone ever play a card game called Phase 10? I'm addicted! It's very luck-based but still fun as hell.

I also like Scrabble, Life, and Clue.

nickasummers
02-22-2008, 02:32 PM
Anyone ever play a card game called Phase 10? I'm addicted! It's very luck-based but still fun as hell.

I also like Scrabble, Life, and Clue.

I hate Phase 10 it is so addicting and I have horrible luck.

Caramel
02-22-2008, 03:33 PM
I forgot to mention Cluedo. =)

ElstonGunn
02-22-2008, 10:17 PM
Monopoly (why do most people find this boring?)

The problem with Monopoly is that is kind of loses its entertainment value once you hit the sixteenth consecutive hour of playing a single game of it. Or am I playing it wrong? I think I've never actually finished a full game of it. It's always, "Well, half of my properties are mortgaged, and you own all the good properties, so let's just say you won." Edit: I do enjoy combining game pieces, though. I often put the hat on top of the boot and use that as my token throughout the game.

I like a lot of card games. Euchre, blackjack, various forms of poker (five-card draw, anaconda/pass the trash, Texas Hold 'em, baseball, night baseball, etc), rummy, Pit (but it uses different cards), Mille Borne (sp? also uses special cards). I also like kings and horse race, which are drinking games that use standard playing cards.

Wait, now I sound like a drunken gambler..... Oh well.

BlackHawk
02-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Ditto to Euchre.

Another favorite card game is Egyptian Rat Screw, or ERS.
It's a reflexes game, like slapjack, except much faster . . .
Lots of fun!

lordrrr
02-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Ditto to Euchre.

Another favorite card game is Egyptian Rat Screw, or ERS.
It's a reflexes game, like slapjack, except much faster . . .
Lots of fun!

Egyptian Rat Screw!!! I learned that last year and I love that game! It's so fun (though I kinda suck at it I can do good). Currently it's in my top 3 faviorite card games.

TheLastMohican
02-29-2008, 01:28 PM
Risk, Pictionary, Scrabble, Boggle, checkers, and chess.
Risk, because it is a relatively good simulation of Napoleanic conquest. There is chance involved, but not too much; it rarely decides the game. It really is a game of skill, because you have to learn how best to handle the chance element. Chance comes into play when you roll the dice for the attack, and you have to be savvy about when and whom to attack. It is also a very cutthroat-style game, where you make a habit of breaking alliances and backstabbing. So fun!

Pictionary: I am a good artist. Enough said.

Scrabble and Boggle: I like working with words, and have a well-developed vocabulary, so naturally I like to build those skills.

Checkers: Simple strategy board game. I just like those, which brings me to...

Chess: I think it is the best game ever created. It has lasted through the centuries and remained popular. I usually play it in serious competitions, though, so I do not find it as purely enjoyable; I just would not leave it out, because it's what I am best at.

Overall, I think Risk is my favorite.





TheLastMohican added to this post, 7 minutes and 37 seconds later...

Evalis,
Chess is actually far, far more complicated than tic-tac-toe, and it is impossible to memorize all the proper counters. There are too many possibilities. You might be able to memorize openings through the first ten moves or so, but it very quickly gets too complex for memorization. You just have memorize good techniques and frequently-occuring themes, and apply them to constantly changing positions. Intuition helps.

Vortex
03-01-2008, 06:04 AM
Chess: I used to be really good at this, but I have nobody to play with and so I'm sure I'm horribley out of practice.

Go: Yea. GL finding a partner. I never really "got" the game intuitively... but it is made of pure win.

Axis and Allies: This is a *great* boardgame if you can get a few strong players together. Sadly, I play it so viscously that most people quit after the second round as victory is already largely decided. Also, Russia is boring, and waiting = long.

~Monopoly: I like the principle of this game, but its horribley unbalanced and luck driven (go look it up, theres a science behind which squares are better... moment you have an "edge" to the dice roll, it loses most of its strategic value save conning people).

I do *not* like risk. Most spam happy, luck based, overhyped board game ever.

MTG: I used to *really* be into this, but I have no friends who play it, no money to keep up with it (and you need serious $$), and its too awkward to find a FNM league to join cold. Also, highly geeky... and I'm enough of that as it is...

SeaCzar
03-03-2008, 04:10 PM
1. Bridge (I prefer ACOL to Standard American. Its the Anglophile in me) I am surprised that I am the first one to mention this in this thread.
2. Spades
3. Euchre
4. Phase 10
5. Poker

integratedvelocity
03-03-2008, 07:20 PM
I actually like Monopoly fairly well. Something about completely destroying all that they have worked for appeals to me. Though I would take a good game of Scrabble over Monopoly any day. I especially love making huge solid blocks of three-letter words.

TheLastMohican
03-04-2008, 11:27 PM
Vortex,
Come on, the "most luck-based, overhyped board game ever" has to be the Game of Life! :cheesy:
I am curious about your stance on Risk, though. How many times have you played it, and with how many people? If two beginners play, it's basically just a slugfest the whole way and whoever moves first tends to win. But with more people and more experience, the luck has less effect on the course of the game, since there is a lot of skill necessary to handle the "risk" appropriately. You don't roll the dice unless you are attacking or being attacked, and the timing and direction of campaigning is crucial.

emanon
06-26-2008, 04:50 PM
I do *not* like risk. Most spam happy, luck based, overhyped board game ever.

Same here, although part of my problem with it is that I first pulled it out of my grandparent's game cabinet when I was 10 or so to play with my 7 year old (or so) brother. My grandparents own an original 1959 edition which has some slightly different rules than the editions more commonly played today. Also I altered some of the rules to my own liking as a 10 year old playing with her younger brother is wont to do.

Anyways, I'm reviving this thread because I like the subject and it's either this or start a redundant thread. I actually started looking for this thread when my brother reminded me of the game Smath. I loved it as a kid but couldn't get many people to play with me.

I greatly enjoy most board and card games. A few of my favorites in no particular order:

Balderdash
Beyond Balderdash
Settlers of Catan
Stratego
Cranium
Hoopla
Word Yahtzee
Scotland Yard
Clue
Spades
Hearts
Blackout (Oh Hell)
BS
Trivia games in general
Scattergories
Cribbage
On Assignment with National Geographic
Used to be big on Phase 10, but not so much anymore.

Erika Redmark
06-26-2008, 05:51 PM
•Scrabble (although nobody in my family likes it, so I hardly ever get to play…sometimes I play against myself, or this really bad computer version from the 90's that I downloaded)
•Apples to Apples
•Set (<3)
•Balderdash
•if I could ever find a sufficiently non-pop-culture-centric version of Trivial Pursuit, that would be awesome
•Cranium

and stuff you can play with a regular card deck:
•Hearts
•Spades
•Cassino
•some Russian card game where you attack people with cards

jikin
06-26-2008, 06:53 PM
For board games I'd have to go with Monopoly, Scrabble, Scategories, Apples to Apples and Balderdash.

I also have a fondness for trading card games. I used to play the Lord of the Rings tcg, and just last weekend some friends decided it would be fun to take up the Star Trek tcg again.

Oh, and HeroClix, though I haven't played it forever.

Uberfuhrer
06-26-2008, 09:38 PM
Scrabble
Scattergories
Outburst
Pictionary

rokxal
06-26-2008, 11:14 PM
Greatest strategic board game: Go/Baduk > chess > checkers ;)
Fun albeit expensive card game: Magic the Gathering
52 deck o cards: Spades or bridge although bridge needs a good partner and a fair amt of calculation.
Long term game: RISK/Diplomacy
Longer term game: DnD!!!
Traditional board games: Monopoly (trite and perhaps overrated but still fun)

Beery Swine
06-27-2008, 10:15 AM
Yeesh, none. I'd probably like D&D or some other RPG if I ever played it, but I haven't.

I guess the only non-video game I like is quarters.

athenian200
06-27-2008, 10:19 AM
Does playing charades and making up bad puns count?

Pirate1650
06-29-2008, 07:08 PM
Risk
Axis & Allies
Anything else that involves global domination in any time period
Mancala
Bull**** (card game)

If physical games or sports count then I'll also add

Paintball
Martial Arts
Vollyball

bricklayer
06-29-2008, 07:11 PM
Chess. You can't beat chess.

Grizzly
07-03-2008, 12:01 AM
- Warhammer 40k
- Epic 40K
- Battlefleet Gothic
- Space Hulk

Non GW based.....
- Heavy Metal
- MechWarrior
- Risk

Not sure why Dungeons and Dragons didnt appeal to me, or the Rifts series of RPGs. I guess I just like collecting models.

rewhu
07-03-2008, 01:19 AM
I guess the only non-video game I like is quarters.


HAHAHA!!! Classic.

My favorite beverage-related games are:

Waterfalls
Kings
Pong
Flip Cups

Non-beverage-related games:

Trivia
Scrabble
Crazy Eights
Sorry

There's probably more. Now that I think about it I must admit that I love turning board games into drinking games.

szaxazs
07-03-2008, 08:29 AM
I can't believe that nobody mentioned this game up to now.

UNO! WTF? NO ONE?

It rocks. It is the best. It pwns all. It can go for hours without becoming boring.

So I would chose:
1.Uno
2.Monopoly
3.Chess

Magic: The Gathering is a Non-Computer Game too, so it is tied with Uno.

rewhu
07-07-2008, 10:41 AM
UNO! WTF? NO ONE?



I prefer the regular card version Crazy Eights. I don't know why but I've always found it to be more fun than Uno, even though it is exactly the same game.

Malotis
07-07-2008, 12:23 PM
Chess
The settlers of Catan
Pinnacle
Hold em
Egyptian Ratscrew

Deadgod
07-07-2008, 01:33 PM
Lots of popularity with Chess and Risk. Why I like this forum. Jez or Stasis should install a Risk or Chess application for us to play.

rewhu
07-07-2008, 02:30 PM
Lots of popularity with Chess and Risk. Why I like this forum. Jez or Stasis should install a Risk or Chess application for us to play.

*smack forehead*

What a great game, can't believe I forgot about Risk. It's been so long since I've played.

Shakyamuni
07-09-2008, 01:06 AM
Diplomacy

gem
07-10-2008, 04:02 AM
-- Apples to Apples
-- Rummikub
-- Clue
-- Texas Holdem/Poker in general
-- Carcassonne
-- drinking games! such as beer pong, eff the dealer, cannonball, kings/circle of death, asshole/president

I can't STAND Monopoly for several reasons, but there seem to be a lot of people that like it so I'll hush. =)

-gwen (a game design student)

Caesar
07-28-2008, 01:21 AM
Indoors/not physically active:
• Chess
• Monopoly
• Checkers
• Phase 10
• Uno
• Five Hundred (Anyone??? That's my favourite card game of all time there.)
• Tic-tac-toe (albeit with special rules: 5-in-a-row to win, more or less unlimited field. FUN!)
• Hearts

Ourdoors/active:
• Football (soccer)
• Badminton
• Cricket
• Dodgeball

Lots of popularity with Chess and Risk. Why I like this forum. Jez or Stasis should install a Risk or Chess application for us to play.

That there is a great idea! :thumbsup:

Deepdelver
07-28-2008, 01:25 AM
Sequence

skqt
07-28-2008, 11:26 AM
Enjoy:

Checkers, Chinese Checkers and UNO


Dislike:

Monopoly: Takes way too long

Chess : Also takes a long time and people spend too much time just thinking. What I dislike most about it is that if you've taken an opponent's piece you don't get a second turn (unlike checkers). It makes the game unbearably slow.

Evalind
07-28-2008, 11:44 AM
Best game ever?
The Mad Magazine Game (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.)!!

Beyond that, I play a lot of party games with my family, most of whom are NTs or NFs:
Apples to Apples
Catch Phrase
Pictionary
Last Word
VisualEyes
Cranium

Other favorite games from my childhood:
Can't Stop
Clue
Fill or Bust
Pass the Pigs

athiah333
07-28-2008, 12:59 PM
Monopoly, Chess and Poker.

rewhu
07-28-2008, 03:08 PM
-- Rummikub

I can't STAND Monopoly for several reasons, but there seem to be a lot of people that like it so I'll hush. =)

-gwen (a game design student)


I love Rummikub and have no love for Monopoly.


Best game ever?
The Mad Magazine Game (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.)!!



Holy underwear! My family used to have that game. This memory is bittersweet because I loved that game but can't remember where it is now.

Sean O
07-28-2008, 06:55 PM
Chess, without a doubt.

Grizzly
07-29-2008, 06:52 AM
Lots of DND fans but no Games Workshop players here!

Come on, Warhammer 40K " In the grim darkness of the furture there is only war"
Thats pretty INTJ...

jikin
07-29-2008, 09:25 AM
Lots of DND fans but no Games Workshop players here!

Come on, Warhammer 40K " In the grim darkness of the furture there is only war"
Thats pretty INTJ...

My friends all play and are always trying to talk me into it. If I were to ever give in I would probably go with fantasy before 40K. Quite frankly, I'm happy with just the painting and customizing.

What faction do you play?

Grizzly
07-30-2008, 12:44 AM
Fantasy just doesnt do it for me, I prefer cyborgs and nanotech to orks and magic spells.
though the flanking rules make much more sense in the Warhammer Fantasy game than in Wh40k.

I was really into the Tyranid and the Imperial guard for painting and modelling, but played the Orks more in tournaments.

The background material was what really hooked me in, the volumes of fiction and technical details they created were fantastic.

The Big battle games were tough to break into as you had to buy and paint at least 50-80 miniatures to play.

The smaller gang based rpg games they made NEcromunda / Gorkamorka / and the more recent Inquisitor games have a much smaller learning curve.

BlueberryMint
07-30-2008, 01:19 AM
Igo (Go) is probably my favorite. After that, probably Magic: The Gathering, then Scrabble and higher level variants of Connect 4 (i.e. Connect 6). I tend to enjoy games that do not contain dice as the main means of gameplay and that encourage long-term strategies and tactics.

enWTFp
08-12-2008, 04:01 PM
Tried so maaaany, and mostly like them, but get bored soon and go to another.

I have the greatest respect for Go, because it is so simple and yet so deep. Probably the deepest of them all. Even compared to chess. Notice they can't figure out proper computer algorithms to outplay humans at Go, whereas at chess it's possible. The patterns of chess are easier to analyze automatically.

The less chance, the better, but with time I learned to appreciate also games where randomness is involved in a reasonable way, s.t. in the long run skills matter most. For example, the eastern (full) version of Backgammon, and poker, of course.

My weakness is always that I don't really have a strategy. My advantage is that any rationalization of my actions is useless, I find my own unpredictable ways, which also can be surprisingly effective sometimes.

NephilimAzrael
08-12-2008, 07:24 PM
Board: Risk, Battleships, 3D chess
Casual: One-upmanship
Sport: Judo, Ninpo, Archery, Shooting, Arm and Balance wrestling.

Kemmler
08-16-2008, 09:54 AM
Warhammer, period.

Danisty
08-16-2008, 01:45 PM
Tabletop RPGs! I love White Wolf's World of Darkness games and Rifts. Also, I like to make up my own worlds and systems. I could turn just about any storyline into and RPG.

Thunderstrat13
08-17-2008, 01:29 AM
I used to be a big gamer.For some reason I lost most of my interest in them.My favorites back when I got into them were AD&D,Star Trek Tactical Combat Simulator (a Star Fleet Battles type game),Star Fleet Battles,Chess,Rummy 500,Trivial Pursuit (which i still play on occasion) and one called Supremacy which was a Risk type game only you had some infrastructure to deal with along with nukes and killer satellites.