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A cheapskate prototypes a board game: finding textured hexgrids

I'm designing a boardgame whose main play area consists of a hexagonal grid, 7 hexes on a side, for a total of 127 hexagons. Tiles will be coming onto and off of this play area during the game and I'd like a board with inset hexagons to hold the hex tiles in place. The tiles in question are 1 inch across. How do I do this on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Jul 28, 2016 - 12 answers

pen & PAPER

Recommend me a board/tabletop game involving paper to give to my spouse for our first wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2016 - 17 answers

Game me to the White House

Inspired by this offhand comment, I was wondering whether anyone can recommend a good presidential election simulation game (board or video), especially if bright tweens and/or teens can play it. I checked BGG, but didn't find it as helpful as you nerds are capable of being.
posted by Etrigan on May 11, 2016 - 6 answers

Online board games for a virtual D&D group

I DM for a couple bicoastal D&D campaigns online (we use Fantasy Grounds and TeamSpeak.) Tabletop Day is coming on April 30th and I'm planning a special session where we set aside our swords and wands and play some good old fashion (or good modern!) board games. What are our options for online board games these days? [more inside]
posted by m@f on Apr 13, 2016 - 6 answers

Board game apps

Patchwork's newest update is so buggy it crashes the game. But I'm addicted! Need some other boardgame app to binge play! (On iPhone) [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Board games for boring old people

I want to buy some board games for my parents to keep at their house, to play by themselves or with their adult kids or young grandkids, but I don't know anything about new games that might be out, and would love some recommendations. Specifics within. [more inside]
posted by Safiya on Nov 26, 2015 - 37 answers

Please recommend me a boardgame

Looking for a family-friendly boardgame which is fun for everyone (ranging from 8-year old niece to 70-year old grandparents). We'll be playing with 7 people (of which 2 kids). Extra difficulty level: must be available in Dutch!
posted by Kosmob0t on Oct 6, 2015 - 24 answers

Best & Most Fun Halloween (board?) Games for Non-Board-Gamey People

Trying to find a fun, and spooky, board game for several adults to play on Halloween. Not a Ouija board, please. [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Sep 26, 2015 - 9 answers

A version of diplomacy where we stay friends

Looking for slow-burning games that can be played in an office setting [more inside]
posted by greytape on Aug 21, 2015 - 9 answers

Print and Play Board Games?

Looking for recommendations for free to low cost print-to-play card and board games. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Mar 17, 2015 - 17 answers

regarding boardgame copyrights

If I were to program a barebones game client for a commercially sold boardgame, say Settlers of Catan, for example, would I be violating some sort of copyright? This would be for my own amusement / practice, to be run locally only (I'm assuming releasing the source code would definitely be a no-no), I would essentially only be implementing the game rules and not using the official images in any way.
posted by oracle bone on Dec 30, 2014 - 14 answers

We'll be Board for Xmas

Help me find some awesome board games for my daughter and me! [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Dec 16, 2014 - 35 answers

Recommend me an awesome boardgame

So I'm thinking of dropping a few bucks on a REALLY GOOD, REALLY REPLAYABLE boardgame this week. Provisos inside. [more inside]
posted by turbid dahlia on Dec 7, 2014 - 31 answers

Boardgames for Android

I am looking for boardgames that have great android apps. Preferably the should be great boardgames too. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague on Nov 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Game me.

I feel like quasi-impulse buying a new board game this weekend. Which should it be? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 6, 2014 - 33 answers

Help me name a boardgaming website!

I'm setting up a new board gaming site but am having difficulty coming up with a name that isn't cliched. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on Jun 4, 2014 - 19 answers

Shoot The Sheep!

Help me, oh wise MeFites, to find this lost game of my youth. I'm looking for a board game, from the late 70s/early 80s, that had cattle ranching as a theme. As you went around the board, you could buy ranches, then buy and sell cattle. There may have been an element of driving the cattle to market too. The detail that stands out the most is the sheep ranch. If you landed there, and another player had sheep on it, you could shoot them. My sister and I both remember playing with our dad, and all shouting, "Shoot the sheep!".
posted by SobaFett on May 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Multiplayer boardgames for iPad

4 of us are going away for a few days and we have one iPad between us. What are some games we can play using the iPad instead of a boardgame, that isn't Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Mar 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Freeform Narrative Gaming Ideas

What are your favorite tabletop and board games that exist to encourage free-form narrative play with a minimum of mechanics? I know about Fate, and I like it, but I'm trying to expand a bit. I'm asking because I've become curious about narrative gaming recently, and I'm looking for inspiration from a variety of sources. Also, any books or guides to writing things like Fate scenarios (or similarly open player lead experiences) would be greatly appreciated.
posted by codacorolla on Mar 17, 2014 - 19 answers

A board game for 2 geeks and their wives?

We were having dinner parties and after finishing eating playing board games. Both of our household selection is pretty slim, monopoly, apples to apples and dominos. Its been fun but we are ready for something more involved. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 16, 2014 - 51 answers

Looking for creative, collaborative games

I'm looking for games that have an element of creativity and can be just as fun played without a real winner. For example, games like Encore (a singing game), Telestrations (a drawing game), or Apples to Apples/Cards Against Humanity. All of those games can be played to win, but the real fun is in the game itself. While I'd definitely be interested in games that don't require any supplies (ie charades) I'm really looking for fun stuff to give as gifts.
posted by fermezporte on Dec 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Baseball Card/Dice Game Identification Question

Need Help Identifying a Baseball Dice/Card Game From the 80s/90s. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for fun, not-too-challenging 2-player games

What are the best games (both classic and new) for two people? Specifically, fun, not super challenging, about 30 minutes to 2 hours per session. Primarily seeking board games and card games, but video games for mobile or console are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 30, 2013 - 49 answers

Relationship!: The Game (Probably WON'T Supplant Hungry Hungry Hippos)

What activities/questions/elements would YOU include in a [card and/or board] game meant to serve as part of the "maintenance work" of a romantic relationship? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Pandemic: On The Brink - petri dish dimensions?

What are the dimensions of the plastic petri dishes used to store disease cubes that ship with the Pandemic expansion, On The Brink?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find a new after dinner tabletop game

I help care for an elderly person and someone with poor attention. We've found that playing a few quick games of ... something after dinner helps their social and mental skills. The best game we've found so far is Bananagrams, which we all enjoy but it would be good to extend the repertoire and I'd love to have your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Mar 16, 2013 - 41 answers

"You have insufficient experience and character and hit points for creating that online game!"

I'd like to create an online board game, sort of a cross between Life and an RPG. If this could ultimately be ported into mobile apps, even better. Program suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Nov 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Looking for a challenging board game that is short

My finacee and I like to play boardgames in the evenings in the cold months, but we need some fun, challenging games that don't take so long to play and that can be completed in an hour or two. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Nov 5, 2012 - 50 answers

Identify this board game...

Identify-this-board/card-game-filter: you play 'answer' cards and the most appropriate one wins. [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Aug 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Monopoly for the 2010s?

What are some board games that are like a modernized version of Monopoly? Specifically: games that simulate the existing U.S. or global economy, with all the dynamics of lending rates, inflation-deflation, economic cycles, and so forth, and which help give some food on real-world issues for thought during play. The less "dry" and fun, the better, though I know that's a tall order. We have games like Agricola and Settlers of Catan, which are great but those are more in the realm of resource management. Also if there are any computer or console videogames worth considering, that's fine too, but board games would be better.
posted by crapmatic on Aug 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Diplomacy websites

Diplomacy (the board game): What are your favorite websites for playing Diplomacy? Simple, graphical sites a big plus. How about your favorite (offline) software for keeping track of games, for Mac? And finally, what are your favorite general-info Diplomacy sites? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Keep me from beating my partner about the head with the monopoly board

Both my partner and I are competitive and we are fairly bad winners/losers. This is inconvenient because we both really like playing boardgames together... help. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Apr 18, 2012 - 46 answers

Where can I move a nerdy afternoon party at short notice?

Emergency alternate boardgame location in Brooklyn (Park Slope area)? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jan 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Name that game.

i'm looking for a music trivia game that has been out of production for at least five years... [more inside]
posted by hilaritas on Dec 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Fonts needed for a Fallout style cardgame

What fonts to use for a Fallout, art deco, post-apocalyptic style Boardgame? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Nov 14, 2011 - 7 answers

I need help finding a weird, obscure board game from the 80s/90s.

I'm looking for a board game, which was called (I think) Tasteful Pursuit... [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Nov 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Let's go down the psycho path! (that is the slogan I would come up with if I were a board game publisher. It is lame enough to work!)

Board Game Filter: So my mom called today, and asking about an old board game she loved. She used to play it with her cousin -- she thinks it'd have been about '73-ish. She remembers it being called "Psychopath" (or perhaps "Psycho Path"), but my google-fu failed on that name, so perhaps that is not it. (Actual Gameplay Description Inside) [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Nov 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Zombies vs Zombies

Should I get Last Night on Earth or Zombies!!!? Have you tried both? Which should I get and why? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Hey Jambo Jambo

My SO and I really enjoy playing a two-player card game called Jambo. If you are familiar with this game, what other two-player game would you recommend that a Jambo player would enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 8, 2011 - 18 answers

How to find a cheap/free boardgame artist

How do I find an artist or Graphic Designer to do some pieces for a boardgame I am designing for cheap or free. Or am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Sep 3, 2011 - 17 answers

kickstarter pricing?

I am working on a card game, and eventually want to put it up on kickstarter. I have a few questions regarding this... [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Aug 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Intro to GenCon 101 (+5)

I am a 41yo male nerd, who will be travelling with my female nerd companion to GenCon in Indianapolis next week. I have only been to GenCon once, back when it was still here in Milwaukee, and that was only to walk through the exhibition floor. We will be staying for the entire run and would like to make the most of it. So far, she has signed up for a few costume events and I have a few random board game events in mind. Otherwise, we are looking at a lot of open time on the schedule. I would like to try my hand at some D&D and signed up for a "Learn to play 4.0" event (I haven't played since AD&D in 1984), but it looks like to play any further than that you need to start off one of the campaigns run by "Baldman Games". Unfortunately, if you miss the early parts of these campaigns (such as the ones scheduled opposite their "Learn to Play" session) you can't jump in at the next part. Is there any other option for a D&D n00b? Any suggestions on what else to sign up for or see and do in Indy? [more inside]
posted by JJtheJetPlane on Jul 28, 2011 - 13 answers

ID for evolution-themed '80s board game

Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on May 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Heroscapce newb help

Newb here. How do I go about making a purchase to get Heroscape up and running? [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Jan 24, 2011 - 4 answers


Question about the game Scotland Yard. Are the rules crazy or are we just playing the game straight up wrong? [more inside]
posted by degoao on Dec 26, 2010 - 6 answers


Some friends and I are going to be playing Arkham Horror this Friday. None of us has ever played before. What advice can you give to a bunch of first-timers? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Dec 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Where to play a board game in Vancouver?

Boardgame venue in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Nov 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me remember this old board game!

What is this old, question-mark-themed board game? I can only remember a few vague details. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Nov 28, 2010 - 10 answers

What was the name of this board game?

I'm trying to track down the name of a (very) dimly-remembered board game from the '70s or '80s. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Nov 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Will the BSG Boardgame work with seven players?

Will the Battlestar Galactica boardgame (no expansions) still work OK with seven people? I have a clued-up bunch of tastefully nerdy friends who've never played it before, but there are seven of us (the game says it's for '3-6'). Will this present problems? Are there any rules hacks we should introduce?
posted by Sebmojo on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

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