When I was a kid, I played the standards like Monopoly(does anyone ever read all the mortgaging rules?), chess/checkers, or battleship. Then I got a PC and largely ignored them for a long time. I recently learned about Go and Settlers of Catan, and have had a lot of fun playing online. It's piqued my interest in board games again, and I've found several that look interesting but it's so hard to find someone to play with, especially for the quirky games like the ones from Cheapass Games.
me play go..
but i play the small board (13x13 if not mistaken(
Go is awesome. I've only been playing for a few weeks, but I can easily see how it's the best game ever. It will take you 5 minutes to learn, and several lifetimes to master. All through the game you're making hard decisions, it's even more tense than something like Quake. I don't like the 13x13 board, only 19x19 or 9x9 if I don't have time for a full size game.
Agreed. Go is the only board game that I can stand anymore.
Go is indeed wonderful. I don't play much, but I really like the game. I also like chess, though I think chess is a bit simpler than go.
I play Carcassonne fairly often (maybe too often). I've played Mahjong a bit too.
I could do with starting to play Go. I know the basics and I have a cardboard goban, but it just requires playing it a lot.
One can never play Carcassonne too often ;) I used to really love that game, but I don't play it much nowadays... no one to play with.
I play quite a few boardgames, meeting with my local group weekly. My favourites currently include Caverna, Agricola, The 7th Continent and Hive. I recently got interested in Riichi Mahjong only to discover that bps is (or was) very active in the online english Riichi community.
If you sign up,
You can earn much money and travel for free.
People at the local game shop only like to play games about World War II or the occasional Lovecraft knock-off.