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The board game thread
19 August 2014
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So, we have video games threads and other assorted pastimes - any ardent board or card gamers here?

I have been a wargamer, board gamer and collectible card game player forever - I began with miniatures and moved on to Avalon Hill wargames - then everything the game industry could throw at me.  My favourites have been Arkham Horror, Magic: The Gathering and a number of RPG systems (which I tend to read more than play).

I currently have a shiny new Pathfinder: Adventure Card Game box sitting here waiting for some victims to come play.

 

Unfortunately I had to sell all my Magic cards to pay some bills last month - but then I guess I was lucky I had them (gas for the heater is always nice in the middle of winter) - I sold them for AU$2500.

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19 August 2014
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I have a Beatles card set that I found a few weeks ago

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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19 August 2014
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Did you know Mt Gox (the Bitcoin exchange) started out as a Magic: The Gathering trading site? It stands for MagicTheGatheringOnlineExchange.

I don't often play board games - the last was Pandemic, which is supposed to be great fun when you get over that initial bewilderment that often comes with new games. We played it a couple of times then gave up. On holiday we tend to play endless rounds of Rummikub accompanied by many bottles of wine.

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19 August 2014
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The last board game I played was Beatles Trivial Pursuit with @Expert Textpert.

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And you were winning, thanks to me forgetting everything I know. ;-)

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19 August 2014
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Joe said
Did you know Mt Gox (the Bitcoin exchange) started out as a Magic: The Gathering trading site? It stands for MagicTheGatheringOnlineExchange.

I don't often play board games - the last was Pandemic, which is supposed to be great fun when you get over that initial bewilderment that often comes with new games. We played it a couple of times then gave up. On holiday we tend to play endless rounds of Rummikub accompanied by many bottles of wine.

No - didn't know about the exchange - interesting.  I haven't tried Pandemic though I have heard it is pretty popular.

I would be more than happy for Rummikub and wine - beer and pretzels games are a great gaming tradition :)

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20 August 2014
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In the late 80's I was in a Strat-O-Matic Football League. That board game was (probably still is) awesome beacause you actually had to know the game and it's intricate strategies, game clock management, defensive alignments, etc... Now, everybody and his uncle's mailman are in "Fantasy" leagues where you don't need to know squat about the game, just how to read a stat sheet.

So, AG and ExTex, did you manage to finish your game before departing on the Ringo Express?

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20 August 2014
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Zig said
In the late 80's I was in a Strat-O-Matic Football League. That board game was (probably still is) awesome beacause you actually had to know the game and it's intricate strategies, game clock management, defensive alignments, etc... Now, everybody and his uncle's mailman are in "Fantasy" leagues where you don't need to know squat about the game, just how to read a stat sheet.

So, AG and ExTex, did you manage to finish your game before departing on the Ringo Express?

Nice - a friend and I played over 500 games of the old Avalon Hill Paydirt game between around 1975 and 1990.

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20 August 2014
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Not to brag, but I'm pretty great at Scrabble.

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21 August 2014
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Nope, Zig, we didn't. Now, if we had just taken a picture of our pies on the board, we could have picked up where we left off. Why didn't I think of that before we closed up the game, @Expert Textpert?

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Here is a site for making your own board games. Maybe someone would make a Beatles board game.

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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16 February 2016
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I had a Strat-O-Matic game too, but mine was for baseball.  It was nice because there were three levels of complexity you could use.  I played it a lot when it when it was new, but gradually lost interest because of the time and effort you had to put into it.  Not to mention it got obsolete as players got older.

On the Beatles front, did anybody ever have that Flip Your Wig game you often see at Beatle flea markets?  I have only seen the box.  For those who had game or know more about it, what was inside?  How did you actually play the game?  What were the rules and how did you win?

I've been wondering about this for a long time.

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16 February 2016
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Necko said
Not to brag, but I'm pretty great at Scrabble.

I was never that good at Scrabble. I played a lot of Parcheesi.

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16 February 2016
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Jolly Jimmy said
I had a Strat-O-Matic game too, but mine was for baseball.  It was nice because there were three levels of complexity you could use.  I played it a lot when it when it was new, but gradually lost interest because of the time and effort you had to put into it.  Not to mention it got obsolete as players got older.
 

Nice.

In our league, we would simply buy the current card sets for each year. If you did not care for the team you had the prior year, you could enter a "draft" and chose from the remaining available teams. We even took it a step further and had predetermined trade deadlines throughout the season. This would be especially helpful if you lost players for the year due to injury. Looking back, it's kinda funny to think that trades had to take place by phone or in person because the internet did not exist!  

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24 February 2016
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I forgot that I posted a message on this thread and decided to check to see who responded.  I had a hard time finding it as I forgot what section it was in.  It did not turn up in search engine.  But I found it.  Yay.

Anyway, here is a web page which explains the Beatles board game and gives good pictures:

https://thriftyvinyl.wordpress.....-wig-game/

What the guy writes is obviously satire.  But you can also click on the bottom page and magnify to read the real rules.

So who wants to play?

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25 February 2016
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The rules were hilarious, I like it!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Zig said 

  Looking back, it's kinda funny to think that trades had to take place by phone or in person because the internet did not exist!  

You mean Text or Tweet!  a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I mean any of it. The Internet, as we know it, did not really start to take off until the early 90's.

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