After years of going without, I finally have a group of local friends who enjoy playing board games.
The problem is, I've been out of the loop for about 8-9 years, and most of the people I'm playing with are new to the board game scene. Does anyone out there have any reccomendations for entertaining, re-playable games? It sucks wasting 45 bucks and 2-4 hours trying to play a game before you realize that the thing's main selling point is the art on the outside of the box.
I can see that there are some threads on this subject already, but most of them seem to be talking about specific types of board games. I'm looking for any
sort of non-rollplaying tabletop game, so long as it's good. Anything from simple and fun (Lunch Money) to long and complicated (Civ).
All I really care about is that the game playable and fun.
I'll start out with a few of the obvious ones that even I'm aware of.Settlers of Catan.
3-4 people. (3-6 with the expansion)Good points:
Very easy to learn. Very replayable. Relatively cheap.Brief Description:
Strategy and resource management. No combat.Robo Rally.
Good points. Very replayable. Many variant modes of play that don't require buying expansions.
Downsides: Game can get very long with multiple players. Moderately difficult for new players to learn.
Brief Description: Strategy. Racing and Combat.
Alright, let's have it. What are your favorite games?
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