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My favorite Board Games

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The list author says: "Some of these games are not all strictly board games,as there may be no game boards, but you get the idea. A few of the games on this list go back a while, but they have met the test of time and are all great games."
Diplomacy: The Exciting Game of International Intrigue [BOX SET]
Diplomacy: The Exciting Game of International Intrigue [BOX SET]
"This is the ultimate game of diplomacy.  It was played in the Kennedy White House.  My only advice, don't play this with close friends.  Not everyone can handle the backstabbing that is an essential part of the game.  But backstab too soon, and you could be doomed!  Play this with acquaintance gameplayers and you will really enjoy it."
Dominion
Dominion
"Consider this mention of Dominion to cover the original and it's expansions. This is a newer game and it is incredible! Get it with Dominion Intrigue for more player interaction."
Wizard's Quest Bookcase Game
Wizard's Quest Bookcase Game
"A favorite from way back.  We still love playing this game. Fighting other players to gain access to the territories where your treasures have been hidden to win the game, but watch out, orc frenzies can occur and decimate you too if your not careful.  A well conceived game that plays well over and over again."
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
"Complex, and loads of fun with lots of replayabilty.  It takes a bit of time to get through the rules, but once you figure them out, it is an extremely satisfying and compelling game."
San Juan
San Juan
"An amazingly ingenious recreation of Puerto Rico in a card game.  Far less complex, but still captures the feel of the full board game.  We take this on vacation with us all the time."
Cherry Cribbage Board - Made in USA
Cherry Cribbage Board - Made in USA
"Get any cribbage board and a deck of cards and you will have a super game to play with your spouse, partner or mate.  My wife and I take a travel size board with us on vacations and have played in cafes in Paris while sipping espressos, on cruises, airplanes and in the evening at home."
Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride
"The best of the new games to introduce your friends who are not gamers into the genre.  Easy to learn, lots of fun building railroads to designation points.  Can be very competitive if you want it to be."
Vintage 1968 ACQUIRE Game By 3m Company
Vintage 1968 ACQUIRE Game By 3m Company
"There are new editions of this Sid Sackson (may he rest in peace) classic game of building hotel empires available.  A precursor of the more modern games that does not use dice to play.  Acquire is a classic that no serious gamer should not have in his/her collection."
Carcassonne
Carcassonne
"This can be played as a friendly game of laying tiles to build a countryside full of castles and monasteries, or can be played as a competitively strategic game.  In any case, it might be one of the most aesthetically pleasing games as you progress through it.  Most of the expansions are nice to have too, but not necessary."
The Settlers of Catan
The Settlers of Catan
"This game keeps me coming back, even though the use of dice makes luck a bit too much of a factor. I think I like setting up the game the best.  Sometimes I find playing it to be just too frustrating as the luck factor can overwhelm good playing.  Nevertheless, I find myself coming back to the game often."
Bohnanza
Bohnanza
"A great card game that is counter-intuitive in it's play, but plays so well.  Ingeniously designed.  Great for even lots of players (up to 7) in my edition."
Landslide Political Board Game
Landslide Political Board Game
"Only four players can play at once.  The game is about getting enough currency (popular votes) to win the bidding of states as they come up to be the one at the end with the most electoral votes to become the president.  Lot's of fun.  This is one of the old ones that we still play."
Stocks and Bonds
Stocks and Bonds
"In this Wall Street game you will be buying and selling stocks over a period of 11 years (cycles).  Buy low, sell high - or buy high and sell higher.  Go safe with the blue chips or take risks with the speculation stocks.  This game has it all for the capitalists in us."
Scrabble Premier Wood Edition
Scrabble Premier Wood Edition
"Hey, it's a classic!"
1967 FACTS IN FIVE: 3M Book Shelf Game -Complete
1967 FACTS IN FIVE: 3M Book Shelf Game -Complete
"Trivial pursuit before Trivial Pursuit.  More fun too!"
Uno Card Game
Uno Card Game
"Fun for mixed generational gatherings"
Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest
Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest
"Old reliable conquer the world game.  Still fun for a rainy Sunday."
Password - 7th Edition
Password - 7th Edition
"The old TV game still plays well with two couples."
Stratego
Stratego
"I played this a lot with my son while he was growing up.  I haven't played it recently, but I would easily go at it again."
Chutes and Ladders
Chutes and Ladders
"Here come the Grandchildren, and I am looking forward to playing this classic with them in a few years."
Cranium
Cranium
"Well, the kids love it, and we can get into it too."
Chess Set - Ambassador High Detail European Wooden Handmade Set - 21"x21"
Chess Set - Ambassador High Detail European Wooden Handmade Set - 21"x21"
"Any standard Chess Set.  In a class by itself.  The ultimate game.  This one cannot be ranked with the others.  It is the perfect game where chance and luck are eliminated.  The Rolls Royce of all games."