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Some of my favorite board and card games:

Bang! Memoir '44 Bohnanza Pandemic Ticket to Ride Settlers of Catan

Some of my favorite games played with playing cards:

  • ♠ Spades W - preset trump; trick-taking
  • ♥ Hearts W - "evasion-type" trick-taking
  • Euchre W - 24-card; trick-taking
  • Pinochle W - 48-card; trick-taking
  • Spite and Malice W - competitive solitaire (Skip-Bo W is a variation of this game)
  • Egyptian Ratscrew W - speed; matching

I feel reasonably knowledgeable about the following games, and own many of them (alphabetical order):

  • Bang!
    • Dodge City expansion
    • Fistful of Cards expansion
  • Castle Risk
  • Blokus
  • Blokus: Trigon
  • Bohnanza
    • High Bohn expansion
  • ♥ Hearts
  • Memoir '44
  • Pirates' Cove
  • Risk
  • Scrabble — I stink at it, though!
  • Sequence
  • Skip-Bo
  • ♠ Spades
  • Spite and Malice
  • Ticket to Ride
    • 1910 expansion
  • Ticket to Ride: Switzerland
  • Ticket to Ride: The Card Game

My least favorite games:

  • Monopoly* — It lasts hours, it's not very intellectually or socially entertaining, you have all sorts of house rules (many of which break the game or prolong an already insufferable game), people say they don't like board games when they really just hate Monopoly and haven't discovered better games....
  • Risk — The game is actually quite fixable, it's just that it's normally not very enjoyable. I think it's the worst when people make alliances based on factors outside of the game, or when people change how they're playing because they're losing and they decide they (don't) want a certain person to win. I also don't like how strong of a factor luck is in the game. A person with poor strategy can often beat a person with good strategy just out of luck. However, playing on the computer with nearly-instant attack resolution and playing with missions are both improvements. So are the variants like Risk 2210 and Castle Risk.

Dec
6
comment Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?
Thank you! Could you, perhaps, go into a little more detail?
Dec
6
comment Why is Pandemic's Bio-terrorist Challenge not recommended with five players?
Great answer; I especially appreciate that you gave a brief and easy-to-understand summary.
Dec
2
revised How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
Changed wording to make the question less intimidating to answer
Nov
30
comment When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?
@Brian, I wish I had more concrete details to support my argument. Is there, perhaps, a specific point you'd like me to expound on?
Nov
29
revised When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?
Removed nonsense ", because I can't" at the end of a sentence, comment on the number of players.
Nov
29
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Nov
29
revised Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?
Added Wikipedia game links
Nov
29
answered When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?
Nov
29
revised Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?
Added tags for Starfarers of Catan and Starship Catan
Nov
29
asked Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?
Nov
29
comment Without breaking the game, how can I fix Memoir 44's problem with having no cards to order units in a certain section?
I also thought of this answer after I had had a couple answers already.
Nov
21
revised What are the odds of getting the following hands in euchre?
Added explanations of calculations, corrected a mistake I'd made in calculating the chances for scenario 2
Nov
20
answered What are the odds of getting the following hands in euchre?
Nov
12
revised Is the Mystery Train expansion for Ticket to Ride available in sizes matching the 1910 expansion?
Fix formatting of quoted letter
Nov
12
answered Can I play a Beer to no effect in Bang?
Nov
12
comment How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
In the interest of keeping within the scope of a question, full descriptions of the expansion are unnecessary, as are lists of expansions. Both should go in a separate question, please.
Nov
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asked How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
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awarded  Teacher
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accepted Is the Mystery Train expansion for Ticket to Ride available in sizes matching the 1910 expansion?