I don't know. I've been thinking about this a lot how I've fallen off the boardgame wagon hard.
It used to be hours of boozing and playing board games years ago but now its like Nazi Germany around here.
Seriously, I can't recall the last time that I played a board game. I think it was some zombie build the street as you go game which I played a couple dozen times but other than that the Risk games have jumped the shark ages ago. Maybe because there has been too many flavored varieties? I think the last few times time I played Risk was the LOTR versions then apocalypse future Risk. Then the one with the gods then back to basics to try to normalize.
I was in Toys R Us looking at the selection and it doesn't seem like anything was interesting except the Star Wars flavored... uh... well, everything seemed Star Wars flavored even SORRY!. Weird.
The board games that still get some play on Game Night when we can't play the normal RPG for whatever reason are Ultramarines, Talisman, and Settlers of Cataan. We played Mansions of Madness once, and it was okay but took an awful lot of set up. I hear that BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL is much better, and I'd like to try that one. I still have plenty of other board games I'd like to play again some time, like TSR's Divine Right, Awful Green Things from Outer Space, and some the TSR Minigames. Board games I got a lot of enjoyment out of, a long time ago were RISK, STARSHIP TROOPERS, DIPLOMACY and AXIS & ALLIES. Will I ever play them again? Who knows!
I can sympathize with the boredom, since it's difficult for me to play SORRY! type games anymore... I sometimes play those sorts of games with my niece and nephews and they are so boring. I need more than just pure randomness to keep me engaged. There have to be strategic options involved or it's brain-death.
Post by geneweigel on May 19, 2017 11:14:14 GMT -5
I don't know if they changed BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL but the version that I got was offputting when we played it. It says on the net that it came out in 2004 and seems about the time we had played it. I vaguely remember the characters being oddballs and the flow of the story klunking out. Overall the players were disappointed because it seemed to have a horror premise but instead it seemed to be aiming for the stars but missing the mark like that 2012 THE CABIN THE WOODS movie (Am I the only one on Earth who thinks Joss Whedon is an overinflated, nepotistic hack?) with a a garbage pail of assumed horror movie cliches that seem so uninspired that its a shame the concept was wasted.