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    I ****ing hate board games. Nothing worse than when you want to spend your Friday/Saturday night getting drunk and shooting the **** or watching sport with mates, but you're invited to a "games night" instead.

    There's just something deeply unpalatable to me about social time being taken up by a heavily structured activity requiring disciplined, engaged participation.

    I think people expect me to be the type of person who is good at board games, but I'm the guy who will never understand the rules, asks what he's supposed to do every turn and is totally unable to properly immerse himself in the game. Just thinking about it gives me cold sweats. Not sure what that says about me.

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    Tbh, I’m the same as TH but on the other hand I love card game nights so that leads me to believe the problem is me not being acquainted with the board games and cbf learning in that context more than anything.
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    Tbf I'm including card games along with board games too. Love Letter, Anomia are really easy to learn (shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes) and get into.

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    Poker + low stakes gambling with friends is pretty great.

    Still love playing Uno with the right crowd too tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    I ****ing hate board games. Nothing worse than when you want to spend your Friday/Saturday night getting drunk and shooting the **** or watching sport with mates, but you're invited to a "games night" instead.

    There's just something deeply unpalatable to me about social time being taken up by a heavily structured activity requiring disciplined, engaged participation.

    I think people expect me to be the type of person who is good at board games, but I'm the guy who will never understand the rules, asks what he's supposed to do every turn and is totally unable to properly immerse himself in the game. Just thinking about it gives me cold sweats. Not sure what that says about me.
    Your friends either play games which are too complicated or are terrible teachers.

    I could teach you a game like splendor very quickly and it's light enough that it's easy to play when you've had a couple.

    Then again, I regularly play new games and learn new rules sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Poker + low stakes gambling with friends is pretty great.

    Still love playing Uno with the right crowd too tbh.
    You should give something like Skull a go. It's all about bluffing successfully - it's what poker tries to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Tbf I'm including card games along with board games too. Love Letter, Anomia are really easy to learn (shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes) and get into.
    6 nimmt is great too. As is arboretum but I have to be in the mood for that one since it'll annihilate your brain despite being super simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    You should give something like Skull a go. It's all about bluffing successfully - it's what poker tries to be.
    Poker isn't really about bluffing though

    That's just how it's portrayed in fiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    6 nimmt is great too. As is arboretum but I have to be in the mood for that one since it'll annihilate your brain despite being super simple.
    Yes, "Oh, arboretum is simple, I'll just do this"
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    board games and cards are best when you're so drunk you can barely see the cards. the more drunk i am, the better i am at scum in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    I ****ing hate board games. Nothing worse than when you want to spend your Friday/Saturday night getting drunk and shooting the **** or watching sport with mates, but you're invited to a "games night" instead.
    i do all at once in my flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Your friends either play games which are too complicated or are terrible teachers.

    I could teach you a game like splendor very quickly and it's light enough that it's easy to play when you've had a couple.

    Then again, I regularly play new games and learn new rules sets.
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    You should give something like Skull a go. It's all about bluffing successfully - it's what poker tries to be.
    I endorse Splendour, Skull and Coup mentioned above. All engaging, fairly replayable games without a steep learning curve.

    Picked up one the other week - That's So Clever - that is basically everything Yahtzee tried to be. Extremely good imo.
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    I'm also heavily anti-board games, although it's more to do with the awkwardness of crowding around a board than the games themselves.

    Except 30 seconds. Just a terrible, terrible game all around.

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