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Old 02-21-2018, 10:42 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Cribbage (they make oversized, easy to use boards) Buy Jumbo Foam Cribbage Board at S&S Worldwide

I like bunco but sometimes it's difficult to get enough people to make it interesting, that all want to play at the same time.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:49 PM
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We used to Play Oh Hell. I checked and what we called Oh Hell is an entirely different game than the Oh Hell played now. What we played is Uno.

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Old 02-22-2018, 12:46 AM
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How basic do you want to get.....just matching pictures? or maybe not THAT basic.

You said board games but if you include card games.....

-- Old Maid, Go Fish, War, Uno (there's also a GIANT Uno card version with cards that are also most 8x10 size)

-- There's always Bingo.
-- Board games: Candy Land, shoots and Ladders

There's an older game called Scruples. Each card has a "what would you do" kind of question. Others decide whether they believe the person's answer.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:00 AM
Location: NJ
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Wits and Wagers
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:18 AM
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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Whenever my snowbird friends are in town for the winter, I meet them at their RV campground and we play "Pegs and Jokers". They also call the game "dirty board". The game is similar to the game "Sorry!".

Here's a link for Pegs and Jokers game play. We basically follow the Arizona Rules but I noticed a few differences. The game is a lot of fun, and we do laugh a lot while playing it.
Just played this for the first time a couple if weeks ago. It was fun. There is strategy involved. I really liked it
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:32 AM
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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There is a website called boardgamegeek.com that has reviews on many many many different board games.

Ticket to ride is fun
King of New York is alright
Tsuro is very simple and quick

Cards against humanity
Trivial Pursuit
Battle of the sexes
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:04 AM
Location: Central Maine
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Cribbage is wildly popular at the senior centers and groups here. Itís low cost, easy to learn, and portable. We play open handed for those new to the game, and donít play the cutthroat rule. Some places play in pairs and others are one-in-one. Inclusivity and playing with different people is the goal, not to mention the fun and conversation. Thereís less emphasis on winning than having a great hand.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:50 AM
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Love Letter is a small, pleasant game of simple decisions and light deduction and bluffing. The goal is to be the last survivor of the round, or end the round with the highest-power card (rounds last about 5-10 minutes). Players have a "hand" of a single card, and each turn they draw one card, and decide which to play and which to keep. There's an 18 card deck with cards of value 1-8 and various simple powers, like switch your remaining card with another player, or eliminate another player if you can guess what card they're holding (lower-power cards have better powers). It's a fast, simple game for 2-4 players.

Kingdomino is a game with domino-style double-headed tiles, but instead of numbers they have one of a few terrain types (grass, trees, water, etc.), and potentially crowns. Players take turns drawing tiles to fill their personal board, with the goal of building continuous regions of the same terrain while including some crowns, because your final score is the total tiles for each terrain type times crowns on that terrain. For example, if you have three adjacent tiles of water, and one water tile has 2 crowns printed on it, your score from them is 3 x 2 = 6. The gimmick is that you have a limited grid to build in, so it's about trying to plan ahead and arrange your tiles efficiently. Also, the tiles are revealed in groups of 4 each turn, and picking the best tile this turn means you'll draw last on the next turn. Simple but engaging spatial puzzle game.

No Thanks is a card game played with a deck of cards numbered sequentially 3-35 (give-or-take). Each player starts with a small pile of chips, and play progresses when you flip the top card, and the active player can take the card or pay a chip to pass play to their left. Continue until someone takes the card, by choice or due to lack of chips. You score by adding up the cards you have, subtracting your chips, and the lowest score wins; thus, it's a game about avoiding cards. One trick is that if you have a sequence (e.g., the 13-14-15-16 cards), you only count the lowest card in your score, so you can take risks on cards in the hopes of stringing them together in a straight. I've found it to be a pretty popular game that's easy to grasp once you start playing. There's some surprising space for bluffing in a game with no hidden information; for example, you might pass on a card you need in your sequence to force other players to pay chips to avoid a card that would hurt them but help you.

Edit: Rhino Hero is a game about stacking cards to form a building and moving a rhino figure up the tower. It's not a replacement for Dominoes, but this is a fun little card-stacking game that is good to play with the grandkids (age 5+).
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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I still love Clue. We also enjoy Scattegories.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:41 PM
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PASSWORD is a great game for older people. They'll remember watching it on TV during their youth. The drawback is it requires four people to play.

BALDERDASH is a riot when you get the right crowd. People who enjoy challenging their imaginations will love it. Any number of people can play. You'll need a lot of pencils, one for each player.

RACKO - a simple, fun, quick card card for those who don't want to do too much concentration and don't want to hold a large handful of cards. Any number of people can play.

APPLES to APPLES is also crowd pleaser. Any number can play.
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