Questions tagged [recommendations]
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What is the Best Random Card Setup Tool? [closed]
In this question I received two different recommendations for iPhone specific apps to assist with Dominion setups. My group uses a third (non iPhone specific). Which is the best, and why? Please, ...
What board games have maps that change each time? [closed]
I'm designing a board game Each time the game is played, the board must change and also be revealed as player pieces scout the edges of the known map Can anybody name other board games with similar ...
What board and card games have full-time professional players?
Can we provide a listing of what board games or card games are played by full-time professionals? I define such a professional as someone whose income arises primarily from competing and winning ...
Live statistics chess960 from chess.com? [closed]
Both lichess and chess.com have the feature to play the variant chess960 live. However, only lichess has a graph showing how your live chess960 rating has changed over time. Lichess also shows other ...
Permanent to let a creature tap for two mana?
I know there are cards like Gemhide Sliver which let slivers tap for mana. Convoke lets all creatures do this once. Paradise mantle gives a creature this ability. But these examples only let the ...
Anyone know more 'social' games like 'Werewolves" [closed]
I am looking for examples of good social games, the kind that can be played at parties where rather than using stuff like dice most of the play is done through social interaction One example of the ...
Where can I find in-depth analysis of different digital card games?
(Not sure if this is on topic) I quit Magic: the Gathering some time ago, and am thinking of finding another digital card game to play. Where can I find in depth reviews of the various card games on ...
How does Rook compare in difficulty to other trick-taking games?
How does Rook compare in difficulty to other trick-taking games? It is commonly played by older people in my area, and so my siblings and I learned it as small children. What games would be good to ...
Game for 2 players [closed]
Looking for a good board game for 2 players. We currently have Flux, Killer Bunnies, Settlers of Catan, but these are most fun with 4 to 6 players.
Are there any dice games you can play with a standard 7-die set? [closed]
Are there any dice games that you can play with a standard role-playing 7-die set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20)? Maybe you have some time to kill before your tabletop session starts, or during a ...
Recommendation for good Asynchronous Board Games a la Diplomacy? [closed]
Background Looking to setup board game(s) in a 24/7 office environment. Players could end up working any time of day, or have any 2 days off - so the wait-time between turns has to be at-minimum 3 ...
Games with flipping tokens for action selection?
We are creating a game with what we think is a new action selection mechanic. The mechanic is based on poker chip like tokens that you flip to take the action the top side, then there is a different ...
Does a game recommendation website exist?
Is there a website that will collect your evaluations of various board games that you've played and will then recommend a board game that you will like, based on your evaluations and on those of other ...
Name a game that teaches elementary school kids [closed]
I am a Media Specialist in an elementary school. I have created a small gaming library for my afterschool kids - but I would like to expand it to classroom use. I need games that are under 30 ...
Interesting boardgames to play with children [closed]
I have two children aged 8 and 6 and they like to play board games. Some of the ones they have are for very young children and boring for an adult to play. Are there any suggestions for games that ...
Best Light Strategy Party Games? [closed]
I'm wondering, what are some good games for mixed gamer/non-gamer parties? I've had good luck with some light strategy games in the past, but nothing too serious. What's good, quick, and can easily ...
Functional figures in board games [closed]
In all board games I played that include 3D figures (plastic, metal etc.) the figures itself can be easily changed to flat cardboard tokens. My questions is do you know any games in which the actual ...
Is there a game similar to Bloodborne the Card Game with a lighter theme? [closed]
Yesterday I played Bloodborne the Card Game and loved it! The theme, however, is a little dark for my family (getting killed several times, collecting "blood echoes" which are blood colored chips, and ...
Does Gwent from Witcher 3 take inspiration from existing tabletop games? [closed]
I'm new to card games but I really enjoy the minigame called Gwent in the Witcher 3 video game. Are the mechanics of this game represented closely in any existing physical board or card games?
Which Settlers of Catan expansions are recommended? [closed]
I was introduced to Settlers of Catan just a few weeks ago here. I plan on buying it and I would like recommendations as to which expansions I should get.
Games that have no element of luck. [closed]
Most of my favourite games, such as Diplomacy, have little or no element of luck - either via dice rolls, hands dealt, or other methods. What other games can you recommend that rely on 'skill' alone? ...
Good game for parents to play with 4 year old son? [closed]
What would the best board game be for mother and father to play with their 4 year old so? I was recommended Exploding Kittens or King Of Tokyo, but Amazon says that they are for ages 8+.
Do you know any good miniature wargame that is fairly easy to learn and play? [closed]
I have various miniatures (sci-fi and fantasy one), some grounds (tree, hills, barricades) and many many dices. I host regularly every week in a Barcelona bar a boardgame meeting with new people to ...
What is a good modern miniatures Tank combat game/system? [closed]
Short story; I'm working on a 3-d printer, and I have a passion for tanks and games. So I thought I would make a miniatures game! a friend gave me a reality check, and now I'm checking around to see ...
Getting started with trick-taking games (whist, euchre, bridge, pinochle, etc.) [closed]
I've heard there are a lot of different trick-taking games out there, such as whist, bridge, euchre, pinochle, oh hell, hearts etc. I've heard a lot of good things about these games, but have very ...
Are there quasi "official" rankings of board games? [closed]
I'm interested whether there are surveys of the best board games put out by board game manufacturers or evaluators such as gaming magazines or boardgamegeek that are considered authoritative. Or is ...
What are some interesting starter games for a very young child? [closed]
I'm interested in playing some games with our very young (16 months) son. I think he's a little young for most things yet - I'm familiar with Old Maid, Dominoes, and similar games that involve a ...
Board game fun for 3 year old AND parent [closed]
I like playing board game with my 3 year old son. But it can be boring sometimes for me. Is there a game that is designed to be playable by a 3 year old, but also interesting for the adults playing it?...
Are there online tools to solve card-based puzzles? [closed]
There are "chess board editor" sites, which you can use to solve chess puzzles. Input chess position and move the pieces trying different combinations of moves. For example: http://www.caissa.com/...
South African and Mozambican board games? [closed]
As I love both traveling and board games, I always try to buy a local made game with roots from, or great popularity, in that specific country/region. E.g. I got Shogi when I was in Japan, and ...
Has there been known of a board game that co exists with a GM? [closed]
I was curious to know if there was a RPG themed boardgame (or a RPG in a box) that could use GM's as a primary mechanic, or just in there. Kinda like to GM as much as I like to play a board game ...
Games similar to X-Wing? [closed]
Recently I played the X-Wing miniature game and I'd like to find a game that is similar to that, but not collectible. I don't want to buy lots of ships to play as I like. EDIT: As @PhillipKendall ...
Looking for a simple yet deep card / board game featuring superheroes to use as an introduction to games [closed]
I am looking to introduce a new player to the world of card and board games. This person shows an interest in getting into the hobby and after a conversation I was able to ascertain that she is a fan ...
Good games for playing in a bar [closed]
Sometimes, I'm sitting in a bar, hanging out with a friend or three, and we run out of things to talk about. I think "this would be a great time to play a game, but I don't have one on me." My local ...
On-Going / Long Running Game [duplicate]
Are there any Board or Card games that can be played where not players are not required to be there at the games start in order to play? I'm thinking a game that runs similar to an MMORPG where anyone ...
Games that can be played with just normal playing cards that are engrossing enough for a hardcore gamer [closed]
Are there any games with depth similar to Dominion or Puerto Rico that can be played with standard1 playing cards? More than 1 deck is fine. A good answer should have plentiful, diverse opportunities ...
Game for 140 people [closed]
I would like to organize a game playing session for 140 people in the same room. I could just split them up into lots of small groups and organize a tournament. But then I started to wonder, are ...
Simple games that involve psychological factors? [closed]
I need to find a simple game in which several people need to interact with each other. The game should be simple for an analysis (it should be simple to describe what happens in the game, what players ...
What is a good resource to discover new games? [closed]
On this site recomendation questions are banned. You are not allowed to ask: I often play risk and Axis & Allies. I don't like Settlers of Catan because bla bla bla ... What other games would ...
What well designed Icehouse games are available for two people? [closed]
Recently the Icehouse game system has caught my eye. I've looked through a ton of rules on the Icehouse Wiki but haven't found any really engaging game for two players. What well designed Icehouse ...
Game for a blind person [closed]
A friend of mine is blind and she said she'd love to play something. And she meant something non-trivial. Do you know any games where you actually don't need to see? I thought about diplomacy kind of ...
Are there similar games to "Love Letter"? [closed]
We have a group of 5 or so people that enjoy playing Love Letter to fill in a few spare moments at work over lunch or at the end of the day. The key elements are the game is interesting, fast paced, ...
Best places to buy board games online? [closed]
I have just recently found out about www.bookdepository.com and that they sell Fantasy Flight's games with very reasonable prices and ship the goods freely all over the globe. Since I live in the ...
Best game for two couples, median age 20? [closed]
I'm looking for some nonstandard board games that don't take more than two hours to complete and don't take less than thirty minutes. By nonstandard I mean other than monopoly, risk and cluedo. I've ...
Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion [closed]
My wife and I really enjoy playing board games IF we can find the right game. Seems to be that there is a love it or hate it reaction from my wife (I'm pretty game for anything). My wife likes the "...
Good board games for single player [closed]
I love playing board games but often there's not many people around that share my passion. For that reason I'm looking for board games that can be played with just one player. I've discovered Arkham ...
What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet? [closed]
So my son, who is 8 years old, is just noticing his friends getting into card games like Pokemon. I collected sports cards when I was his age and still do. I never got into the card games like D&...
Where can I find a list of cooperative "beat the game" games? [closed]
I know of Pandemic and I remember having played a game about mountain climbing where the goal was to as a team climb the mountain and get back down safely but there must be more of these games where ...
What is a good board game to use for a programming competition [closed]
We recently had a programming competition where each team had to write an A.I. for the board game Broadside. It was perfect because the rules were simple enough that the teams had to concentrate on ...
How can I arrange a Christmas gift exchange for board game geeks? [closed]
My circle of board game geeks usually celebrate Christmas by a simple gift exchange game where we take turns rolling dice to accumulate gifts, and have 2/6 chance to get a new gift but 1/6 to lose one....