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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2012, 12:01:35 PM »
# 44: Trouble


32 Points (On 5 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#12 by Cole Stratton)
Publication Date: 1965

Number of Players:

Designed by: Frank & Paul Kohner, Fred Kroll

Publisher: Milton Bradley/Hasbro

Description:
Trouble is a Parcheesi -esque game where you move pieces around a board while trying to land on others player's pieces, sending them back to "home" and avoiding being landed on yourself.

And it has the coolest dice rolling in any game. Ever.

Oh, just watch the commercial.

Hey, How Do I Win This?
By being the first player to get their four pieces all the way around the board.

Fun Gaming Facts:
Wow. You wouldn't think it, but there are a gajillion tie-in games to Trouble. The previously threatened Hello Kitty version:


Star Wars:


Yeah, this is going to take up the whole page if I keep showing pictures, so I'll link instead. Smurfs, Cars 2 , Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer (and a Diego version too, but I won't link to him. He knows why) and even Glee.

And a pop-o-matic-type bubble was recently used in a kickstarter to allow disabled games to be able to roll dice.

Oh, and hey. Kirsten Dunst, back in 2006.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ids9ozA43Yo?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ids9ozA43Yo?version=3</a>

Dice:
Oh yes! While it's trapped in a plastic bubble, unable to be touched by human hands, there are indeed 1 or 2 six sided dices popping along their merry way.



Purple and Orange?:
No. Standard four boring colors. Except in the Hello Kitty version, which swaps in pink for red, because you can't have a Hello Kitty thing without the color Pink.

Awards & Stuff:
None.

Related Games that Received Votes:

Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
Double Trouble! Just like regular trouble, but with twice the dice popping goodness! Or Headache, which also uses the pop-o-matic bubble.

Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $14.40

Next Turn:
...really? (shrug) Well, it's your list.
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2012, 12:03:02 PM »
# 47: Mahjong
Publication Date: Maybe 500 BC, maybe 1850-75.
The latter more likely than not.

Woo, love Mahjong, wish I could find an actual Mahjong app, not yet another bloody solitaire one.


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »
...really? (shrug) Well, it's your list.


Based on this, I'm guessing it's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: the Gathering.  Too many colons.

# 47: Mahjong


Never played it but always wanted to.


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2012, 12:09:08 PM »
Only fourteen lists? That's a tad disappointing. I thought this topic would be more popular.  :-\
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2012, 12:18:15 PM »
# 43: Candy Land
 
33 Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#2 by Monty)

Publication Date: 1949
 
Number of Players: 2-4
 
Designed by: Eleanor Abbott
 
Publisher: Milton Bradley/ Hasbro
 
Description:
Race through the enchanted candy forest and be the first to reach the Candy Castle! You draw cards and then move to that colored space, or that site on the board!
 
Hey, How Do I Win This?
You reach the Candy Castle! It's just past the last purple space on the board.
 
Fun Gaming Facts:
Candyland was created by a woman with polio to play with severely injured and mentally handicapped people.
 
Additionally, Candy Land was one of the subject of one of the first internet domain name disputes. Hasbro wished to acquire the site to promote the game, but at the time it was occupied by, shall we say, a site of a more... adult nature. Let's just saying that giving the licorice to Lolly had a different meaning on that site.
 
Dice:
Nope. Yeah, there are candy colored dice.
Candy corn & chocolate:

 
But you don't use them in this.
 
Purple and Orange?:
Yes and no. While the board makes use of both colors, generally the pieces are the standard four. Meh. It's not the same.
 
Awards & Stuff:
According to Forbes, Candy Land was the most popular game of the 1940s.
 
Related Games that Received Votes:
 
Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
Well, there's ball in a cup, but that involves a great deal more strategy than Candy Land. Maybe batting around an empty styrofoam cup?
 
Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $11.69
 
Next Turn:
The most propane related game on the list. Not counting Propane: The Game.
 
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2012, 12:28:22 PM »
# 42: Boggle
34 Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#9 by Pak-Man)

Publication Date: 1972
 
Number of Players:1-8
 
Designed by: Bill Cooke & Alan Turoff
 
Publisher: Parker Brothers
 
Description:
Boggle is a dice rolling word game. 16 six sided dice, each with a letter on a side are rolled and players are given 3 minutes to construct as many words as possible using those letters. The lists are then compared, and words found by multiple players are removed. Each player then scores their remaining words are then scored by the number of letters in each word.
 
Hey, How Do I Win This?
Highest point totals win. Sometimes for a single game, sometimes for a series of games.

Fun Gaming Facts:
Wink Martindale used to host a televised game show based on Boggle.
 
A variation of Boggle exists that requires players to make words using only adjacent letters.
 
Hey! Wild Tangent has a version of Boggle! I'm sure some game stores in Syria also stock it, but I'd advise not heading to either location.
 
Dice:
Oh yes. They may not have numbers, but they are most certainly dice.
 
16 dice!
 
Purple and Orange?:
No. Black and white dice (with a red bonus die in some versions) and a blue base. Nary a cool color to be seen.
 
Awards & Stuff:
None.
 
Related Games that Received Votes:
 
Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
 
Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $14.09 Oh. Hey. That one is orange.  I guess I would have seen that if I hadn't given a shoutout to Peggy instead. C'est la vie.
 
Next Turn:
It's also called "that blasted piece is stuck in there again."
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 12:31:03 PM »
# 44: Candy Land
growing up as a diabetic, i was forced to play "artificial sweetener land." :(
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2012, 12:32:19 PM »
# 41: Connect Four
aka The Captain's Mistress

Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#8 by Thrifty)
Publication Date: 1974

Number of Players: 2

Designed by:   Ned Strongin & Howard Wexler

Publisher: Milton Bradley/ Hasbro

Description:
A tic-tac-toe style game where players drop checkers into a slot on a board 7 rows across by 6 rows deep in an effort to get 4 same colored checkers in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

Well, can't really get any more in depth than that, huh?

Hey, How Do I Win This?
Get four checkers in a row.

Fun Gaming Facts:
The Captain's Mistress is the same game, but generally played with colored balls rather than checkers.

Yes, colored balls. Stop snickering.

Various sports teams and universities make versions of the game licensed for the team, like so:


Granted, there's not likely to be anyone at Ohio State who can mentally handle the demands of playing Connect Four...

Ohio State! When you can't get into a community college come here instead!

Dice:
Nope.

Purple and Orange?:
No again. that would cost money. Standard checkers come in red and black, so that's what you get. And the balls in Captain's Mistress are wood colored...

Damn it. Stop snickering!

Awards & Stuff:
2011 JoTa Best Game Released in Brazil Nominee

Yeah, way to stay current, Brazil.

Related Games that Received Votes:

Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
Score Four. From the 1960s, you have a 4x4 grid of, er, poles, and you placed beads on them in an effort to make four in a row. Since you can stack beads, you can get the 4 in a row horizontally and vertically.

Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $18.80 And 5 ways to play! With yellow checkers too! Ooooh!

Next Turn:
Road trip!
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2012, 12:37:36 PM »
# 40: Mille Bornes

35 Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#5 by Pak-Man)
Publication Date:1954

Number of Players: 2-6

Designed by: Edmond Dujardin

Publisher: Parker Brothers & Many others

Description:
Mille Bornes is a racing card game. Players play cards in an attempt to be the first to travel 1000 kilometers, while avoiding the perils that the other players set upon them.

Hey, How Do I Win This?
Be the first player to play enough mileage cards to traverse 1000 kilometers.

Er, it seems wrong to use mileage with kilometers, doesn't it?

Fun Gaming Facts:
Want to play this, but don't want to deal with the Frenchness? Well, try Race Cards! It's the same game, but using Nascar racing instead of french driving.

Dice:
None.

Purple and Orange?:
Nope.

Awards & Stuff:
Games Magazine Hall of Fame. Rumored to be the second best selling game of all time in France. I can't tell you what number one is yet.

No, it doesn't involved colored balls. Geez, are you still on that?

Related Games that Received Votes:

Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
Grass. Instead of being car drivers, you're drug dealers trying to sell pot. Be the first to reach $420,000 in sales! (rolls eyes)

For an actual racing game, head over to board game land and check out Formula De. Hell of a fun game with many, many racetracks available to race on. And an actual use for the legendary d30 die.

Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $13.38

Next Turn:
30-39! Band names! Blowing stuff up! Shakespeare! Rube Goldberg! More baffling card games! And a real RPG!
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2012, 12:39:53 PM »
That's all for today. I'll probably post the next ten over the weekend and get back to ten a day on Monday.

Dice count so far: 21 d6s


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2012, 12:53:18 PM »
# 44: Candy Land
growing up as a diabetic, i was forced to play "artificial sweetener land." :(

I was raised in a new-agey, organic home. Artificial Sweetener Land starts to sound pretty appealing when you compare it to Bean Curd & Brussels Sprouts Land.


# 41: Mille Bornes

35 Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#5 by Pak-Man)

Oh man, first official space-out face palm. I can't believe I forgot Mille Bornes! I fucking loved this game. My sister and I played it all the time. Dammit.  >:(
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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2012, 01:35:42 PM »
# 43: Boggle

34 Points (On 3 of 14 lists)
Highest Vote: (#9 by Pak-Man)

BOO-YAH!

Boggle was THE go-to pastime whenever I would visit my grandmother and gajillion uncles and aunts. I played a game with Tyrant in her honor when she passed away.


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2012, 01:36:28 PM »
# 41: Mille Bornes
I added this to my list at the last second. Used to play it a lot, but I haven't seen it in ages.

Once when I was in elementary school, two girls found an old copy of this game stashed away somewhere and tried to figure out how to play it. Unfortunately, everything was in French. I happened to see it, and I told them "I can tell you how to play that", and they replied "well get over here." I remember one of them was named Yvette, and she was cute. Can't remember who the other one was.


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2012, 03:56:36 PM »
# 41: Mille Bornes
Never heard of this one.

Good list so far.  Interesting to see what comes down the pipe next.


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Re: LoC #62 - Top 51 Tabletop Games
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
ive got the cheapass version of kill dr lucky kinda lame to have a real version. 

forgot connect 4 i loved that as a kid.
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