Board Game Search Part II

Well, good news!  I have found a few games for my search.

Thanks, all, for the suggestions about Talisman, it just so happens that my husband has been a long-time fan of it and has it as well as a few expansions tucked away somewhere.  Actually, they’re all in our closet in the front room which is now pretty much stocked floor to ceiling with board games.

And since I like to add to the craziness, I just picked up a few more:

  • Pirate’s Cove (great fun, tried this at work)
  • Carcasonne (thought I had it, apparently I didn’t)
  • Monty Python’s Fluxx (no idea what this is but it looked cute)
  • …something about Trains and Stations Oh!  Ticket to Ride

Anyway, that should keep me busy for a while.

Settlers of Catan was a huge hit with my kids, by the way.  I was looking for games like that.  I think they’ll really enjoy Pirate’s Cove, too.  We played Pirateology, but – uh – apparently we played it wrong.  No one ever actually battled.  Whoops!

I’m usually good for about 45 minutes to an hour.  After that, I get ants in my pants and, well, stick a fork in me, I’m done

So thanks to Kalkin and RoseVortex for the suggestions!


Oh, and I picked up some new dice and the 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook, too.  We’re playing at work and since I’m new at all of this, I figured it would be a good idea if I knew a little bit about what I’m doing.  Can’t look like a dork all the time.

I definitely walked out with a lighter wallet, that’s for sure.  Sheez.


Board Game Search

I had a really nice weekend playing board games with the kids this weekend.  In short, we played:

  • Pirateology
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Shadows Over Camelot
  • Betrayal on Hill House (or something like that)

I don’t know what my deal is, but I mess up that last one every time I say it.  House on Betrayal Hill, Battle of Hill House…whatever.  It’s a game.  Fun one!

I tried to play Vampire the Requiem but the instructions read like an IKEA manual, so we gave up.  16, 12, and 10 — and me…no one was in the mood to wait.

I’m looking for other fun games, like Settlers which the kids LOVED, but I’m not sure where to start.  They love “pieces”, but they don’t love LONG and INVOLVED set-up times with respect to reading rules and doling out information. 

By “they”, I mean “me, too”.

So, if anyone has any ideas, gimme a shout.  I’d love to hear ’em.  It’s got to be suitable for 10+ and we’re good for about an hour to an hour and a half before people start sniping at each other.  I’m all ears.