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Offline SuperColinBlow

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Card Games
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:51:12 am »
Anyone into playing cards? Favourites?

Mine are: hearts (suck it, queen of spades), cribbage, canasta, gin rummy (all of which I usually play on smartphone apps). I also do blackjack on my phone, but it's more fun at a casino (if somewhat more expensive). Alas, it's a lot more fun to play in person with friends.

I hate playing Texas Hold 'Em, be it live or on a smartphone. I wish people would go back to playing REAL frikking Poker! (draw, 5-card stud, etc.) Pity I don't play often enough to justify the set of 500 (maybe more) chips I bought years ago.
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Re: Card Games
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:57:35 am »
Funny, a bunch of us were just talking about this.  I grew up playing Pit.  And recently we rediscovered the game.

It's easy and fun and perfect for when kids want to play, too.

The original card game commands a hefty price - I've seen the original card sets going for 100-200$.  The new sets are under $15.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:03:36 pm »
Funny, a bunch of us were just talking about this.  I grew up playing Pit.  And recently we rediscovered the game.

It's easy and fun and perfect for when kids want to play, too.

The original card game commands a hefty price - I've seen the original card sets going for 100-200$.  The new sets are under $15.

That simulates being in a trading pit; is that correct?

Ever played "phase 10"?
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 12:17:14 pm »
That simulates being in a trading pit; is that correct?

Ever played "phase 10"?

Yes, a trading pit.  I think you can buy special Pit games geared to different areas, different commodities.

I love Phase 10.  I have it on my Kindle, it's saved me from some boring flight delays.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 02:12:43 pm »
Yes, Phase 10 is fun.

Ever do Mille Bornes? My mother managed to pick up an original one (green box, plastic discard tray) at a flea market. The cards are in French, with small English at the top. (Today you can get one in a tin with the same artwork, but totally in English, which is less fun.)

Cribbage is something I got into recently because I thought it looked neat. There's a couple of official clubs within driving distance, but they seem to be in summer recess, so I've been playing online or with my mother.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:13:07 pm »
My parents have an original Milles Bornes from the 60s

THIS:

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 02:37:34 am »
That looks hilarious!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 08:21:12 am »
My parents have an original Milles Bornes from the 60s

THIS:


Sushi Go! is fun. Also check out Bohnanza if you can find it. There's a two-player version called Bohnanza: Duel, but I haven't tried that one. The original is fun with 4 players.

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 12:35:30 am »
Anyone play "Bullshit" as a kid?
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 01:10:44 am »
Card games?  Cribbage?  Are you guys 80 years old?

I kid, i kid.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2019, 02:49:49 am »
No, but I have too much time on my hands these days.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 12:31:38 pm »
Gah.....cribbage.

My man's family are all YUGE cribbage fans.  And they are all extremely competitive about it.

I can't stand the snotty, sarcastic comments they throw around during the game, the impatience with counting or strategy or when they all drive home mad because of the games.

I play with them, but I really don't give a rat's fat patootie who wins or how many times they win.

It's prolly me they are all cursing on the way home because I don't take it seriously enough.   :D
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 07:24:43 am »
I played some board games for the first time in years at Across the Board, a restaurant with thousands of games on the shelves and game masters on hand to tell you how to play. I hate board games but the daughter really wanted to go for her birthday. It was surprisingly fun. My favourite was called Concept. I liked it because it was a easy to learn and I won.
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 12:11:39 pm »
I grew up on a farm back in Ontario where winter nights were long and cold. A few of us who lived nearby figured a way to make things more interesting was with a chessboard. After supper I would jump on the ski doo, go pick up a school buddy and then head over to his brother in laws house where the board would be set up. The host would be first up and we'd flip a coin to see who would be the challenger. The other would visit with the lady of the house (who didn't play) and watch some TV. When you heard the word "checkmate" that was the cue to head for the table and challenge the winner. Eventually another friend decided they would like to join in so we pooled our resources and acquired a second board and men. Many a winters night went from boring to interesting as you sipped some tea and planned your strategy. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2019, 01:11:48 pm »
I liked it because it was a easy to learn and I won.

My favourite kind