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Poll: Favorite board game?
  • 17.5% - Trivial Pursuit because I’m smarter than you and I know it. 1628
  • 5.8% - Pictionary because I’m tapping my marker and nodding and why aren’t you guessing it??? 537
  • 12.3% - Monopoly because I don’t have anything to do for the next 9 hours. 1148
  • 2.6% - Candy Land because I’m a 5-year-old girl trapped in a 39-year-old man’s body. 239
  • 2.2% - Checkers because I’m an 89-year-old man trapped in a 39-year-old man’s body. 201
  • 59.7% - Other (I’ll tell you in the comments) 5570
9323 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

curtisuxor


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Candy Land because I’m a 5-year-old girl trapped in a 39-year-old man’s body.


Flip them around and it becomes gross.

Checkers because I’m an 89-year-old man trapped in a 39-year-old man’s body.


See?

mibutterflywingz


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Cards Against Humanity is my favorite game!

silveri


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I like Risk although the last time I wound up playing it we started at 7:30PM or so and we wound up having to call at truce at 3 in the morning so we could get some sleep.

callthekiteman


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Sorry!

martmann4


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What no Chess?

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kairanie


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Settlers of Catan. Does that make me a board game snob?

cyberpenguin


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Power Grid
Settlers of Catan
Agricola
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Railroad Tycoon
1830: Railways & Robber Barons
Ticket to Ride
Go
Thebes
Smallworld
Chess
Arkham Horror
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails
Age of Empires III

And a couple of others...

cyberpenguin


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kairanie wrote:Settlers of Catan. Does that make me a board game snob?



It depends. If your friends want to bust out a game of Monopooly and you refuse to have fun, then yes.

Otherwise, it just means you like games.

cyberpenguin


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callthekiteman wrote:Sorry!



Why? What did you do that you feel the need to apologize?

;)

hak426


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Settlers of Catan. Because nothing's more fun that messing with my friend's minds.

Kanabis


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Here in the nuthouse we were playing checkers but my opponent ate his pieces and called me a cheater

silroc


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cyberpenguin wrote:It depends. If your friends want to bust out a game of Monopooly and you refuse to have fun, then yes.

Otherwise, it just means you like games.



Well, there is the problem, though, of being WILLING to play but unable to have fun, since it's a really, really bad game.

My favorite is either Ascension or Kingdom Builder, currently. Power Grid is always awesome, though.

lazyzombie


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I like Axis and Allies personally...

cappo


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Poor checkers gets no respect, it even has to share it's vote with "Other."

Favorite board game... it's been a long time since I played any, but I did like Stratego.


noparallel


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cutlass Cheney's favorite--Water Boarding.

buffsterboy15


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RISK!!!

pstrnutbag44


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Scrabble!

ksearles


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Settlers of Catan

seantmull


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Where's the only game that matters?? SCRABBLE is THE game!!

moles1138


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in no particular order...

Carcassonne
Power Grid
Settlers of Catan
Judge Dredd

Move along. Nothing to see here.

Coopsterman321


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What? No Mystery Date?

Junrin


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Not a board game, but I love playing Munchkin.

crabil88


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Settlers of Catan
Carcassonne
Clue
risk

I also enjoy playing munchkin, and Racko

fbg00


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Go -- because if you try to force me to tell you why Go is my favorite board game, as a result my stones will surround yours and live.

compunaut


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Ticket to Ride. Whole family can play & have fun.

davemays123


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Of the listed games, unless I'm playing with a 5-year old, I'd go with Trivial Pursuit. It can be played in a relatively short amount of time and I enjoy trivia. Plus, I can't draw and I hate monopoly (TAKES FOREVER). If I am playing with a 5-year old, I'm going with checkers (I thought candyland sucked even when I was a kid).

Couple of my current favorites not listed:

Ticket to Ride - fun game, good for kids (not extremely young kids, but 8-9+ age kids). Easy to setup and play quickly. You can buy additional maps (Europe, Asia, India) to vary gameplay.

Pandemic - fun cooperative game for family/gaming groups who tend to get overly competitive. Scaling difficulty is a plus

Dominion - not technically a board game, as there is no board (card game), but I'm putting it here anyway. It seems complicated on first setup, but a round or two into your first game and you'll catch on quickly. Lot of fun and options with expansions that can add to the fun.

These all have one thing in common; they can all be easily played in less than an hour. While I appreciate that some folks love 4hour long marathon games, I just start to lose interest in most games around the two hour mark. In most cases I'd much rather play three 1-hour games than one 3-hour game.

chicken0102


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Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that "Other" is grouped with the checkers option instead of having it separate? Just a goof I guess. I do have to go with Sorry! as well since I played many rounds of it in middle school and high school to calm my nerves before my Regents exams and other final exams.

caffeine_dude


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lazyzombie wrote:I like Axis and Allies personally...


I agree!

Please don't delete this post, I am trying, honest!

crystalrose629


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chicken0102 wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that "Other" is grouped with the checkers option instead of having it separate? Just a goof I guess.



^^ This is why I did not select an option.

My favorite "board" game is Battleship. But until my kids are older and stop telling Daddy where my boats are we play Memory.

Buysharp


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cyberpenguin wrote:Power Grid
Settlers of Catan
Agricola
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Railroad Tycoon
1830: Railways & Robber Barons
Ticket to Ride
Go
Thebes
Smallworld
Chess
Arkham Horror
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails
Age of Empires III

And a couple of others...



Good list!!!

Power Grid

Buysharp


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davemays123 wrote:

Couple of my current favorites not listed:

Ticket to Ride - fun game, good for kids (not extremely young kids, but 8-9+ age kids). Easy to setup and play quickly. You can buy additional maps (Europe, Asia, India) to vary gameplay.

Pandemic - fun cooperative game for family/gaming groups who tend to get overly competitive. Scaling difficulty is a plus

Dominion - not technically a board game, as there is no board (card game), but I'm putting it here anyway. It seems complicated on first setup, but a round or two into your first game and you'll catch on quickly. Lot of fun and options with expansions that can add to the fun.



Another good list. I love Pandemic.

efiore


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Stratego!!

Buysharp


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Junrin wrote:Not a board game, but I love playing Munchkin.



The new deluxe version includes a board.

bobdo


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lazyzombie wrote:I like Axis and Allies personally...



Me too! although it's hard to get people to play with you, when you tell them it will take about 14 hours to declare a winner.

Risk is good too - almost as long as A&A.

Stratego is fun, and less time consuming as above.

Talisman is always good...sometimes can go long.

usofmars


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Chutes and Ladders. The only game that truly represents how f'd up life is!

cwalallstar


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Power Grid and Ticket to Ride.

But never at the same time.

ShaggyTx


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callthekiteman wrote:Sorry!



Sorry with cow bell like the skit they did on the Carol Burnett show. Every time you said Sorry, you had to ring the cow bell.

Put another vote in for "Scrabble" and "Shoots and Ladders"!

mfw1720


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I'm a 52 year old GIRL trapped in a 6 year old body!!!! Wait - did I say that right?

torsornin


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"Sorry" because I am anything but when I knock your game piece across the room!