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Video games are a great source of entertainment. Playing couch co-op with friends and family, Playing online with strangers(I highly don't recommend that, even casual games on Facebook can be fun playing with others.(Yes, I went to Facebook games) but there is one thing that has always been neglected in my opinion. Board games.
Now back when I was a kid (gosh I feel old saying that...) when someone would say "want to play a game" that either meant we go outside and play catch, tag, hide n' seek, etc., or it meant you wanted play board game. Nowadays when someone says that they immediately go to "what video game you want to play". Well not long ago a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry (Run by Felicia Day) has a segment called Table Top. Host Wil Wheaton plays table top games with celebrity guests. I was amazed at how many different kinds of games there were. all I knew of were the classics Monopoly, Clue, Battleship, Scrabble etc. Since this series started, I've had the desire to play some of the classic games I used to play when I was little. So over the past few months I've been gathering board games to play. But because they're so expensive, and I hardly have anyone to play them with, I only have a few gathered so far.
Clue was my favorite board game. Guessing who it was, with what, in where was really appealing to me for some reason. while on a trip to Disney a few months back, I found a Tower of Terror edition of Clue. The rooms are the same, the characters are Disney characters, and the potential murder weapons are movie props.(Mickey Statue, Room Key, Script, Clapboard, Film Reel etc.)
Another Disney edition. But c'mon, it's Haunted Mansion. Similar to the original, except there are Scareers (worst name ever), doom buggies instead of cars, you collect ghosts instead of children, and instead of money, you get screams.
I hate trivia games. But it's a Big Bang Theory version. And man can I kick ass in this. Although the fact that I know so much about this show to win all these games is quite scary and slightly sad.
This is my favorite board game. You can have 6 players going at once, playing one of six of the characters on the show (Rick, Shane, Andrea, Lori, Dale, and Glenn).
Players travel around the board trying to collect all four location cards. (CDC, Police station, convenient store, abandoned car lot) Once you collect all four cards, the first to make it back to the center(camp) wins. As you land on a space you fight against zombies. Each zombie hard has a number, you roll the dice, if you match the number or go above it, you defeat the zombie. If you don't defeat the zombie, you lose an ally token. You lose both ally token, and lose against a zombie one more time, you actually become a zombie yourself. Once you become a zombie you fight against the other players. If team zombie kills all the living characters, team zombie wins. It's really fun. And a shame because no one will play it with me. :/
So that's some of my favorite board games. While I still love playing video games, sometimes, you know, real live human contact is much needed. And I'm keeping my eye on some board games with VG themes. So next time your out, please pick up a board game and enjoy beating your friends at them.