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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:23:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 12:28:14 PM PST
I love playing Betrayal At House On The Hill.

edit: ***SPOILERISH***

The last time my friends and I played it the Betrayer shrunk the rest of us down to about 2 inches tall and then let his cat have a game of cat-and-mouse with us.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:30:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 12:30:43 PM PST
DVvM says:
Betrayal is one of my favorite board games of all time.

It's like Arkham Horror that doesn't take 3 hours to teach people the game, and you only need to own one thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:42:08 PM PST
Glad to hear that others are familiar with Betrayal. It's too good of a game to be overlooked.

I have Arkham, as well, but it doesn't get played very often for that exact reason. Also, the board game (especially if you include an expansion) is just so large. You practically need a ping pong table to set it up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:54:28 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
What do you mean you only need to own one thing?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:58:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:00:48 PM PST
Brykume says:
Came in to say this. Played it on Xmas eve.. dying of laughter. So good. Cards Against Humanity

Most memorable pairing: "Lifetime presents _____, the story of ______"
Answers: "Dying" and "Auschwitz"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:03:10 PM PST
DVvM says:
Everything you could ever want for Betrayal is in the box. Arkham horror has eight expansions!

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:16:41 PM PST
shiftless says:
If we're including card games, Killer Bunnies is a lot of fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:23:18 PM PST
"I like Monopoly for the first hour, then I usually just pray it ends"

1. STOP putting money on Free Parking!
2. Follow the auctioning rules.

There - I just cut every game of Monopoly down to its ideal time of 45 minutes, simply by suggesting people stop adding rules that quadruple the length of the game, forcing them to complain about how goddawfully long Monopoly games are!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:25:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:26:29 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
But... if you want to play Arkham Horror and not its expansions, everything you need is in the box. You still only need to own one thing.

How do you know what I could ever want? What if I want to play Betrayal expansions? Does that mean I need to own nonexistent things?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:26:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:30:07 PM PST
Phase 10 Card Game
Phase 10!
Love that game!

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:27:43 PM PST
My suggestions:

1. Ticket to Ride. A tremendous game that's easy to learn for everyone.
2. Settlers of Catan. See above - setup is just slightly more time consuming.
3. Kill Dr. Lucky.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:27:44 PM PST
DVvM says:
If you want to play stuff in Betrayal that's not in the box, you design your own haunts. It's free and easy.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:37:43 PM PST
Mage Knight.

If you ever want to play an RPG on your table by yourself or with a small group of up to 3 friends, this is the one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:40:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:41:02 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
I still don't understand how you made the leap that in order to play Arkham Horror, you need more than is contained in the Arkham Horror box.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:43:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:44:39 PM PST
DVvM says:
My personal opinion is that Arkham horror is too sprawling and too complicated.

You'd be better off playing Call of Cthulhu with dice and character sheets if you're going to put in the time, since Arkham Horror already has its eyes set on the tabletop RPG territory.

I mean, think of how much in materials cost they could save by replacing decks of cards with table-lookups and dice.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:45:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 1:45:54 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
I think that was one of the motivations behind the creation of Elder Sign, which was discussed earlier.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:45:50 PM PST
DVvM says:
I haven't looked into Elder Sign. I will give it a look.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:48:51 PM PST
I have The Elder Sign, only played it once, it was alright, didn't really get into it to much. The last game I played that I really enjoyed was Pandemic

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:49:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 2:10:54 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Thematically it's nearly identical to Arkham Horror, but much more straightforward to play. It gives a lot less context and flavor as to what's actually going on, though, so I'll have to play test it to see if it ends up just feeling like rolling dice over and over. It was designed by the creators of Arkham Horror, and even features the exact same cast of investigators.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:54:52 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
Cards Against Humanity, Moods, Things, Trivial Pursuit (Disney or LotR)...usually the group of friends I hang out with buys a new game every holiday or birthday gathering. Our latest obsession is Quelf.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 2:00:09 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
We had the _____ + _____ = and someones answer was: Tom Cruise + third base = mouth herpes. I freaking love Cards Against Humanity: First Expansion

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 2:06:04 PM PST
R. J. Gutt says:
Eclipse
Twilight Imperium
Marvel Legencary
Thunderstone Advance

I have quite a few more. Love board games!

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:08:53 PM PST
R. J. Gutt says:
I have a lot of Arkham Horror though.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:24:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 2:25:16 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
So this Betrayal game. Is the traitor unveiled as soon as he/she becomes the traitor? Or is it one of those backstabby games where everyone is trying to figure it out and the traitor is concealing its identity? Because I hate those.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 2:25:24 PM PST
Peter Faden says:
Chess
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