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Old school games were clearly better

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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,301
    Avalon Hill's Panzer Blitz and its early '80s computer offspring, Kampfgruppe. I was a war gamer first and the very first computer game I ever got for the Atari 8-bit was Chris Crawford's Eastern Front.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,273
    Iselin said:
    Avalon Hill's Panzer Blitz and its early '80s computer offspring, Kampfgruppe. I was a war gamer first and the very first computer game I ever got for the Atari 8-bit was Chris Crawford's Eastern Front.
    Squad Leader, Flat Top, loved Avalon hill games. I played SSI's Kampfgruppe on the Amiga back in the 80's
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  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 755
    I still regularly play backgammon and cribbage. Also Yahtzee on my phone.
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,553
    Probably played the most Monopoly and Chess
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,939
    I thought this was a delete thread from the title.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,135
    I thought this was a delete thread from the title.
    Well, it went by some that I was poking a bit of fun at one of our favorite dead horses.

    I do know people still play board games, in fact I read there's been a resurgence in recent years, seems even young people enjoying socializing face to face with friends. 

    I would enjoy doing such, well if I had any real life friends of course. ;)
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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 10,146
    Well since D&D is there and Warhamner has been mentioned....

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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 10,146
    Iselin said:
    Avalon Hill's Panzer Blitz and its early '80s computer offspring, Kampfgruppe. I was a war gamer first and the very first computer game I ever got for the Atari 8-bit was Chris Crawford's Eastern Front.
    Combat Atari 2500 Christmas Day ?. Yep I was a pvpr from day one.
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,808
    Yeah, I think this topic is way, way off.  There was a board game renaissance from the '90's on, spearheaded by a bunch of German game designers, but expanding every which way.  Board games are better and far more extensive nowadays.   

    Started out on old Avalon Hill stuff, one of my teen friends was a playtester, and we'd do War in the East stuff with a map covering his living room.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,135
    edited February 12
    Some people just can't recognize a subtle  >:)  but it's all good,  I've really enjoyed this walk down memory lane with everyone, thanks to those who shared.

    (Lots more Mousetrap fans than I realized.)

    ;)
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  • WBadgerWBadger Member UncommonPosts: 332
    Sorry! was the quickest way to get into a fight.  That smug look on Jimmy's face when he sent me back to the start with the equally smug "SORRY!"....
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  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    I used to play the shit out of a game named "Trivia Adventure" and it's sequel "Game of Knowledge."

    Like, I used to annoy the piss out of my older siblings, knew I was annoying, didn't give a damn and still wanted to play them all the time....

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,551
    Aggravation!
  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Member RarePosts: 6,589
    I never really liked board games and still don't. Wife likes then though.Although talisman was kinda fun the few times I was able to play.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,301
    Yeah, I think this topic is way, way off.  There was a board game renaissance from the '90's on, spearheaded by a bunch of German game designers...
    Yeah Ravensburger especially. My son loved them and we used to play them a lot when he was small. We played a lot of Labyrinth.
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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,647
    Back in the play by mail days there was a couple of generals sitting around a table. They were the days.
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  • GruugGruug Member RarePosts: 1,729
    edited February 13
    Kyleran said:
    Let's see who reads past the title, as I'm not talking about MMORPGs, or even video games.

    I mean the "true" old school board games which we older folks played by candlelight with actual people we knew in real life.  

    I was a "gamer" back then too, spending every cent or asking "Santa" for nothing but board games year after year.

    So many favorites back then, going to create a poll with some of my favorites but feel free to add any you personally enjoyed before video games changed the world. (Poll will appear shortly)
    I hate these kinds of polls that don't have the ability to choose multiples or have an "ALL" option. I didn't vote but I would have voted ALL.

    By the way, I still have probably around 100 board games in my collection. Don't get to play many of them anymore though and have considered getting rid of 99% of them.

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  • jjash71jjash71 Member CommonPosts: 2
    Monopoly, Shogun , Risk, Dungeon,and  black tower
  • CaffynatedCaffynated Member RarePosts: 753
    Warhammer and MTG were my highschool tabletop games of choice. 
  • SpectralHunterSpectralHunter Member UncommonPosts: 452
    D&D but pretty much any TT RPG is great with a group of friends.

    Board games wise, I loved Axis & Allies as well as all the Gamemaster series.  Played most of them: Shogun, Fortress America, Conquest of the Empire...but A&A was the best.
  • TierlessTierless ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,377
    Kyleran said:
    Let's see who reads past the title, as I'm not talking about MMORPGs, or even video games.

    I mean the "true" old school board games which we older folks played by candlelight with actual people we knew in real life.  

    I was a "gamer" back then too, spending every cent or asking "Santa" for nothing but board games year after year.

    So many favorites back then, going to create a poll with some of my favorites but feel free to add any you personally enjoyed before video games changed the world. (Poll will appear shortly)
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  • newbismxnewbismx Member UncommonPosts: 265
    All I had was an empty tin can and a paperclip to play with =(
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,152
    edited February 13
    Voted for D&D as it was probably the most fun game for me, but came later in High School. I also played the snot out of Axis and Allies while I was in the Army, again later in life.

    Mouse Trap and Chutes & Ladders were fun games in my childhood, as were Candy Land, Sorry/Parchesi, Milles Bornes, Tag/Freeze Tag, and Animal Twister.

    You neglected card games! Pinochle, Canasta, War, and my older brother's favorites 52 Card Pick Up and Smoke or Fire were all great past times :)

    As an adult, my D&D buddies met other folks and they still play boardgames about twice a month. I join them when I'm able :)

    I agree: Old School games were better.

    Addendum:
    After seeing the Avalon Hill references, I was reminded of some sports games I played like Monday Night Football, Paydirt! and NBA Basketball.

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,152
    My favorite board game as a kid was Parcheesi, played it almost every day.

    I also played Chess and another one i forgot the name where the board forms a star shape with many holes and the pieces that go in the holes are little spheres.

    EDIT: ah found the star shaped board game, it's called Sternhalma, but i knew it from the Japanese name Diamond game.
    Was star shape game also called Chinese Checkers? I played that where you moved marble-like pieces across the board in a checkers-like jumping fashion from one triangle to another.

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    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,227
    My favorites were Gostop and Baduk
    For western games my favorite was an old Dune game from Avalon Hill.
    I played that every weekend for a long time with friends.  

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