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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.

May
6
answered Correlation between a destination ticket's point value and the leastnumber of train cars it would take to fulfill it
May
6
answered TTR: Destination ticket value changes in the America 1910 expansion
Apr
30
answered How does Rook compare in difficulty to other trick-taking games?
Mar
9
answered How to reduce total screw-overs in Ticket to Ride so there's always a potential path toward victory?
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
answered Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove
Nov
29
answered When should you avoid a third bean field in Bohnanza?
Nov
29
asked Is Starship Catan similar enough to be considered a two-player adaptation of Starfarers of Catan?
Nov
20
answered What are the odds of getting the following hands in euchre?
Nov
12
answered Can I play a Beer to no effect in Bang?
Nov
12
asked How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
Nov
12
answered Is the Mystery Train expansion for Ticket to Ride available in sizes matching the 1910 expansion?
Nov
10
answered Without breaking the game, how can I fix Memoir 44's problem with having no cards to order units in a certain section?
Nov
10
asked Without breaking the game, how can I fix Memoir 44's problem with having no cards to order units in a certain section?
Nov
9
asked Is the Mystery Train expansion for Ticket to Ride available in sizes matching the 1910 expansion?