I need help to stop finishing dead last in Carcassonne without resorting to cutthroat strategies that alienate people. I've researched strategy guides, but none that I've found is written in the "explain it like I'm five" style that I need. Please hope me learn how be competitive.
If you were responsible for stocking the entertainment at a large (sleeps 18) mountain ski lodge with no internet, what would you provide? We're not talking about movies since we got that covered, just traditional and electronic games. [more inside]
Help me find some awesome board games for my daughter and me! [more inside]
My favorite games are competitive games (boardgames, card games, etc.) with the scoring removed. I'm wondering what other games I might enjoy within those constraints, and other ideas for altering gameplay to make more games fun. [more inside]
There's several people I know that are big into gaming, (The Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, etc). They also like to read. In the interest of getting them something gaming related, is there a book or several books that function both as a piece of fiction and as a game?Not sure this sort of thing even exists, but figured if it does that would be pretty awesome as Christmas gift. Anyone?
My boys like boardgames, and as a gamer I'm going to keep encouraging this. What are your recommendations for beginner moving to intermediate complexity games, with an emphasis on fun, communications and replayability? [more inside]
Help me understand how to make trans-inclusive games. [more inside]
I need some recommendations for engaging, inexpensive card and board games I can play with my 3 year old son. Bonus points for any involving trains, building / architecture, plants / gardening, or monsters (not too scary).
In some video games, the player's first task is to figure out what they should be doing. So the first part of the game is learning how to play the game. Are there any non-video, non-digital games like this? [more inside]
I haven't been feeling so confident lately. I know my SO could also be much happier if she felt a bit more confident. When we first met around 3 years ago, we were both extremely confident. Now we seem to have trouble being decisive, making decisions to better ourselves/get necessary things done, and choosing a restaurant or a date idea gets harder and harder. I would love ideas of things that could help with this. [more inside]
Did Immanuel Kant ever say anything about chess? What about other board games? [more inside]
What is the board game in this picture? Things I can tell from the picture: the main board is 8x8, tiles come in two colors, the tiles have writing on them (I think it's hiragana but I can't make most of it out), there is a secondary board (or possibly just piece holder?) which is 10x10 which only seems to have pieces of one color. [more inside]
Card Against Humanity is famously available as a PDF to download and print your own copy of the game for free. What are some other games that do this as well? I love the idea of a library of games that we can build ourselves, customize as we wish, etc, etc.
What is a good "offline" role playing game that I can buy as a gift for a 12 year old who has just gotten really into Dungeons & Dragons? (affordable ones?- under 25 dollars? other than d&d obviously)
I'm looking for some board game suggestions. The target audience would never have the patience for serious German-style strategy games like Settlers of Catan. On the other hand, party games like Cranium or Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity are too freewheeling and silly for them. What are some games that fall into that sweet spot between serious and silly? Examples could be Rapidough, Pictionary, Balderdash. I haven't played it but I think Ticket to Ride might also fit in here.
Where can I find information about military production by country in the 1960s? [more inside]
Sprechen sie Deutsch? Could you help me work out how to make an English version of Spiel des Jahres winner for 2012, Schnappt Hubi!? [more inside]
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!
Help me develop a board game to teach kids (and grown-ups) about positive feedback loops. [more inside]
Looking for favorite board games with a supernatural or otherwise dark theme. [more inside]
Can anyone help me come up with a pub trivia points system? [more inside]
What's that game where you draw spaceships and flick your pencil toward your enemy spaceships to draw a line and make them explode?
Looking for simple games to play while waiting for food or subways. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are sick of watching tv at night. Board game suggestions for two players only? [more inside]
My spouse and I are looking for some new board/card games - can you help? [more inside]
Where can I find board games for sale in New York City that, in addition to being tons of fun, could be considered vintage, collectible, obscure, quirky, what have you. [more inside]
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]
What multiplayer games can we play on the iPhone / iPod Touch over the internet? [more inside]
What are some good board and card games for 3-4 year olds that a 6 year old might enjoy too? I'm think of Zingo and the like.
Does the board game Sequence from jax games .. exist online for multiple players to compete ? I'd love to play this online with friends from other states/countries :) Buuuuuut .. can't seem to find an online version anywhere! Can you find it ? [more inside]
Is there a board game that relies on building sentences for game play, but not in a "teach people how to construct sentences" way and is not Mad Libs? [more inside]
I have designed a new type of playing pieces for Shogi, and I would like to either sell my design, or find an inexpensive way to produce them and sell sets myself. I am also worried about how much I should show my designs around, in case someone steals them. [more inside]
Looking for Risk rules that avoid the pesky "we-both-know-who-will-win-but-the-game-still-doesn't-end-for-another-hour" phase. [more inside]
Types of Games: I have come across various attempts to catalogue the possible varieties of stories that exist. The basic assumption being that all plots (narratives?) can be be boiled down to one among only a few types e.g. Hero leaves the kingdom; Hero steals fire, etc. I am looking for a similar classification system for GAMES, that is: how many fundamental types/kinds of game are there? [more inside]
I've got what I think is a really great idea for a board game. Now what? [more inside]
Board-games for a small family with a girl, from ages 0-14 (where she stops talking to us and accuses us of ruining her life forever) [more inside]
Good place for a small group gathering for boisterous board game fun? [more inside]
How can I get started playing Strat-o-Matic baseball? [more inside]
What's your favorite two-person game? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good single player board game? [more inside]
Help me find a new board game to gift my family of sore winners. [more inside]
SciFilter: Why don't these sheet magnets work as expected? [more inside]
What are some other economic board games (besides Monopoly)? [more inside]
Hey, SCAdians and genealogists: how would I represent this logo in heraldic language? [more inside]
I need to get back in touch with one of my original loves - gaming - and need some help finding some great play-by-email-games ... [more inside]
What is the best board game for a group of tipsy 20-somethings to play? [more inside]
I'm working on a boardgame in which gods punish mortals, and am looking for examples from throughout mythology that demonstrate divinely disproportionate responses to human action. Can someone point me to particularly useful references, or offer up good examples? The game will probably be Greek mythology-themed, but I'm curious about examples of the phenomenon from any culture.
Good 2-player board/card games? [more inside]
A couple of days ago I bought a Monopoly board from a charity shop. It's age confuses me. Anyone any ideas about it? [go to the link, do not pass go, only collect £200 if you pass half to twine42] [more inside]
What are some good board games to keep at a summer cottage? [more inside]