Best board game-Ticket to Ride!

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  1. ketelmeister

    ketelmeister Well-Known Member

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    If you want a GREAT board game for Christmas, we love Ticket to Ride. It's a $50. game, but worth it. Strategy, fast paced and games last about a hour. The original Ticket to Ride can be played with 5 people, they have several other Ticket to Ride games out as well. You'll get hooked if you get one. Just an idea.
     
  2. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Settlers of Catan is also a great game. I wish more people would play games like these instead of crap like Monopoly.
     
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  3. fanaticagain

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    Hey, what's wrong with Monopoly?
     
  4. C.John

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    Settlers of Catan is a good game. :yes:
     
  5. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    You mean other than the fact that it's a horrendously designed board game that people still play for some unknown reason?
     
  6. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    Board game snobs? I've seen it all.
     
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  7. ken

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    Ticket to Ride is indeed a great game.
     
  8. LindenCy

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    You can also play Ticket to Ride online, and it is pretty cool.
     
  9. geburgess

    geburgess Well-Known Member

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    Board games? lolwut?

    I'll stick to Xbox.
     
  10. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with Dane Cook on this one.

    This is every game of Monopoly ever played. (harsh language)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-zKs1btHiw]YouTube - Dane Cook on Monopoly cartoon[/ame]
     
  11. ISUcy08

    ISUcy08 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with a board game once in a while. Especially honeymoon board games!:yes:
     
  12. wxman1

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    My girlfriends dad and uncle started with ticket to ride and then got into settlers of catan and stuff like that...they even went to a convention. I can do ticket to ride and Carcasonne but anything past that I don't care to take 30-45 minutes just getting the game explained to me and then spend another couple of hours playing it. My attention span is gone before the directions are over.
     
  13. Cyclonepride

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    Checked it out and it sounds interesting. I've really been looking for a non-video game that both my wife and son would like to play (my wife can't get into any of our video games).

    I ended up going to boardgamegeek.com and then bought 7 Wonders. It ranked as their #1 family game. Hope it is, because I paid through the nose for it.
     
  14. CycloneKC

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    Axis & Allies has to be my all time favorite!

     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    I really like that, and my son is finally old enough that he can play it (though we haven't recently). I got Tide of Iron last Christmas, and it is really fun, but a little too complex for him just yet (12 yrs old).
     
  16. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    have played ticket to ride mant times before as well as settlers of catan.

    Another good one that I have played multiple time is Power Grid.
    a fun game similar to those but with a few different concepts that are guaranteed to get you hooked.
     
  17. jdoggivjc

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    Cycloneopoly with family over Christmas is awesome.


    ...and Dane Cook needs Proactive. Yesterday.
     
  19. Freebird

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    I liked Fortress America but I think it has been out of print for years. The only places I've seen it is for $200 or so.....
     
  20. sodakjoe

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    Power Grid is one of my favorites. I have every expansion board too. I've spent waaaay too much money on that game. Still worth it.
     

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