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22 Apr 2009 23:05 #26657 by dragonstout
Replied by dragonstout on topic Just five games
1) MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Easy. I almost feel like I'm cheating, since it's so many games in one, and definitely rewards practice and study greatly.

2) COSMIC ENCOUNTER
See above: I'm cheating again! It's weird, I get that same "now WHY do I own any other 4-5 player games?" sensation that Faidutti was saying he gets from time to time.

3) DIPLOMACY
My favorite all-day game, and it sometimes makes me wonder why I have any other all-day games.

4) DREAMBLADE

5) HANNIBAL: ROME VS. CARTHAGE

I guess that's a lot of 2-player games, and a game that requires exactly 7 players...but honestly, I think I could be pretty happy playing nothing but Cosmic ever again with 4-6 players.

I'd add TIME'S UP instead of one of the above, but I figure we could always write down our own names if necessary.

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22 Apr 2009 23:33 #26660 by benny lava
Replied by benny lava on topic Just five games
1. Descent + expansions
2. Arkham Horror + expansions
3. Power Grid + all additional maps(I'm noticing a trend here)
4. Time's Up (including Title Recall)
5. Bohnanza

Runners up:
Battle Line
Cutthroat Caverns
Settlers of Catan
Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy
Liar's Dice/Perudo

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22 Apr 2009 23:50 #26661 by metalface13
Replied by metalface13 on topic Just five games
I'd probably whittle my game collection down to

Descent
Arkham Horror
Marvel Heroes
Hotels
Dragon Dice

Now if this were a 5 games to bring along with you if you're the last human alive on board a mining ship 1 million years into deep space with only a creature evolved from your cat, a hologram of a shipmate, a robot and a loony computer, then the list would be quite different.

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22 Apr 2009 23:57 #26662 by Dr. Mabuse
Replied by Dr. Mabuse on topic Just five games
Sagrilarus wrote:

Not Sure wrote:

Jason Lutes wrote:


Thrilling Tales of Adventure!
(Not that I think this is in the same league as the above, but I set out to make a game that I really wanted to play and I pretty much succeeded)


I don't care how many games I have, Master Blaster says "Embargo Off" when that game gets published.


Where is the pre-order page for this?

Sag.


It exists dreamily in our minds.

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23 Apr 2009 01:59 #26674 by SenorOcho
Replied by SenorOcho on topic Just five games
1. Britannia
2. Battlestations + expansion books
3. Scepter of Zavandor (piss off, I like it)
4. Civilization (wish I owned Advanced)
5. Magic Realm

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23 Apr 2009 06:50 - 23 Apr 2009 10:13 #26683 by Notahandle
Replied by Notahandle on topic Just five games
Shellhead wrote:
"Barnes said, "...we're all reducing our collections to five or less games not ever buying new ones again."
... Expansions count as part of the original game for purposes of this discussion."

Michael Barnes wrote:
"but from what we typically consider "these games of ours":
... or you're going to have to pick THREE games."

Lo-tech:-
A) UltraDeck by LessPaul
B) Piecepack
C) Heroscape

Hi-tech:-
A) Computer with internet connection
B) A0 size printer
C) A 3D printer, owned or via a service, ceramic or plastic


EDIT- In five years I'll probably be able to answer with one item.
Last edit: 23 Apr 2009 10:13 by Notahandle.

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23 Apr 2009 09:06 #26691 by Columbob
Replied by Columbob on topic Just five games
Sagrilarus wrote:

Holy crap Dungeons & Dragons doesn't even get mentioned until page 4!


Didn't you know that the game was "solved" a couple of years ago?


My list kinda looks like an FFG shopping list.

TI3
Descent
Arkham Horror
War of the Ring
Battlestar Galactica

If you include expansions however, that's probably around 20 boxes (or will be soon).

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23 Apr 2009 10:59 #26700 by kookoobah
Replied by kookoobah on topic Just five games
1. War of the Ring
2. Arkham Horror
3. Cosmic Encounter
4. Descent
5. Twilight Imperium

Maybe Heroscape.

Stuff I haven't tried that MIGHT end up here.
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Space Hulk
Dune Re-theme (unreleased FFG game)
Talisman
Tide of Iron
StarCraft: The Board Game
Dune

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23 Apr 2009 11:32 #26705 by NeonPeon
Replied by NeonPeon on topic Just five games
Michael Barnes wrote:

but from what we typically consider "these games of ours":

Listen, if you want to talk about "those games of yours" you're going to have to go elsewhere. Skelly's not around to enforce the rules, but that kind of talk in the past would have gotten you written up. Don't do it again or you're going to have to pick THREE games.

You know, I actually thought this phrase was only said once or twice on ToS, and we kind of blew it out of proportion by making fun of it all the time. Out of curiosity I Googled it, hoping to find that one post, and - jeebus christ - it's more ubiquitous than that damn Civony ad. They even have TGOO on acronymfinder.com! Are these people serious??

Errr does this mean I have to trim my list? :'^(
:clings dearly to Magic Realm box:

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23 Apr 2009 11:36 #26706 by mikoyan
Replied by mikoyan on topic Just five games
1. 2nd Fleet (All of the Fleet games are basically the same game, just set in different areas of the world. I like 2nd Fleet the most because this is Tom Clancy Country)
2. Settlers of Catan
3. One of the Crayon Rail Games. If I owned it, it would probably be Iron Dragon but since I don't, I'd have to go with Empire Builder.
4. Twilight Struggle
5. Downtown: the Air War over Hanoi

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23 Apr 2009 11:45 - 23 Apr 2009 11:45 #26709 by generalpf
Replied by generalpf on topic Just five games
Man, that's rough. Instead of my five favourite I'll try to span the genres I enjoy.

1. Empire Builder (crayon rails, I'd rather take India Rails but this makes it easier to recruit new cultists)
2. War of the Ring
3. Settlers of Catan
4. Twilight Struggle
5. Memoir '44

If I could have five more:

6. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
7. Carcassonne
8. Bohnanza
9. Time's Up!
10. Race for the Galaxy
Last edit: 23 Apr 2009 11:45 by generalpf.

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23 Apr 2009 13:05 #26719 by Michael Barnes
Replied by Michael Barnes on topic Just five games
Surprise, everybody! This was really just a way for us to identify what games our F:AT Stormtroopers will leave behind when they visit your houses to requistion the games you have not listed. Those of you who listed more than five will have your top five removed and your bottom five left as punishment for your indecision.

PLAY WHAT YOU OWN
REDUCE YOUR COLLECTION
THE WORD IS LAW
The following user(s) said Thank You: Erik Twice

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23 Apr 2009 13:47 #26727 by Juniper
Replied by Juniper on topic Just five games
Since everyone is planning to take their Cosmic Encounter with them to the grave:

Has FFG indicated what will be in the expansion(s)?

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23 Apr 2009 14:05 - 23 Apr 2009 14:09 #26736 by blarknob
Replied by blarknob on topic Just five games
1. Twilight Imperium
2. Starcraft
3. Axis and Allies
4. Cosmic Encounter
5. Diplomacy

I'd put Magic the Gathering on there but I'm pretty sure we are restricting this to board games.

meh screw it

1. Magic the Gathering
2. Twilight Imperium
3. Starcraft
4. Axis and Allies
5. Cosmic Encounter
Last edit: 23 Apr 2009 14:09 by blarknob.

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23 Apr 2009 14:09 #26737 by clockwirk
Replied by clockwirk on topic Just five games
- Commands & Colors: Ancients with expansions (current & future)
- Crokinole
- Tichu
- Cosmic Encounter
- Through the Ages

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