Recent Changes for "Board games" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Board_gamesRecent Changes of the page "Board games" on Davis Wiki.en-us Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2013-06-28 22:37:01MichaelSweet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Potluck (whatever folks bring) </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Potluck (<span>Roleplaying games, board games, and </span>whatever folks bring) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2012-06-19 11:38:52aroach12 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Target"] (carries mostly American boardgames, but also has a few designer games)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2012-06-18 15:32:01BlytheDurbinJohnsonRIP Alphabet Moon <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Alphabet Moon"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2012-06-18 15:01:27JeffWoodComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-06-18 15:01:27'' [[nbsp]] Drom's comics currently has a 25% (20?) discount on their board game selection for June 2012. --["Users/JeffWood"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2012-02-05 02:52:33MinchengZhouComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-05 01:52:33'' [[nbsp]] Does anyone know anywhere to play Go the board game except the club? The club's meeting time &amp; location is not good for me. Also is there a GO board game club on campus? --["Users/MinchengZhou"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2011-12-08 11:57:54DagonJonesborders is gone <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Borders"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-03-09 20:13:06JeffWoodComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 100: </td> <td> Line 100: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-09 19:13:06'' [[nbsp]] I have both, but I find Adv Civ to be preferred. :) --["Users/JeffWood"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 18:24:17BrentLaabsTI footnote <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12493/twilight-imperium-3rd-edition Twilight Imperium] (like Master of Orion on a table. Has like 80 different kinds of tokens/pieces, but it's ''well balanced'') </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12493/twilight-imperium-3rd-edition Twilight Imperium] (like Master of Orion on a table. Has like 80 different kinds of tokens/pieces, but it's ''well balanced''<span>[[FootNote(But seriously, buy the expansion, if only to prevent the Initiative-&gt;Imperial loop.</span>)<span>]])</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 18:18:07DagonJones <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] o<span>n E St</span>. They are generally more expensive at <span>Bizarro World</span> compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. The ["Davis Board Gamers"] are a group of individuals dedicated to "Designer Board Games" who meat every other Tuesday. If you are interested in attending a meeting go to [http://davisboardgamers.blogspot.com/] and post a comment on the blog. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] o<span>r ["Drom's Comics and Cards"]</span>. They are generally more expensive at <span>local stores</span> compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. The ["Davis Board Gamers"] are a group of individuals dedicated to "Designer Board Games" who meat every other Tuesday. If you are interested in attending a meeting go to [http://davisboardgamers.blogspot.com/] and post a comment on the blog. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 18:15:55DagonJonesadding more info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on E St. They are generally more expensive at Bizarro World compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on E St. They are generally more expensive at Bizarro World compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The ["Davis Board Gamers"] are a group of individuals dedicated to "Designer Board Games" who meat every other Tuesday. If you are interested in attending a meeting go to [http://davisboardgamers.blogspot.com/] and post a comment on the blog.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 18:11:57DagonJonesadding a link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Designer Board Games<br> + * ["Davis Board Gamers"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 15:52:11TomGarberson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Heh... OK, maybe I'll be doing some printing and laminating after all, if I ever get around to it. I think our old copy is off with my brother in Switzerland. -tg</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 15:32:48DagonJonesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-19 14:32:48'' [[nbsp]] An original copy of Civilization is a collector's item these days and they sell for about $150-$200. --["Users/DagonJones"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 14:29:45TomGarbersonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 90: </td> <td> Line 90: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-19 13:29:45'' [[nbsp]] Does anyone happen to know if there are any copies of the classic Avalon Hill [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71/civilization ''Civilization''] around, either for sale or showing up to potluck game nights? Note that this is different from ''Advanced Civilization'' and ''Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game.'' It was by far my favorite game growing up. Beat the pants off of Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords, and all that jazz. I've heard ''Puerto Rico'' and ''Tigris &amp; Euphrates'' capture a little bit of the same feel, but I'd really love to find the original.<br> + <br> + My brother and I rebuilt the expansion from blown up downloaded photos printed out and laminated, and that sort of thing, but it's a pretty lengthy process. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 14:23:00TomGarberson+comments <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-19 12:33:28DagonJonesadding info about settlers designer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> By far the most successful German-style board game or designer board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of its appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> <td> <span>+</span> By far the most successful German-style board game or designer board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. <span>Settlers was designed by Klaus Teuber, a german dental technitian who designed games as a hobby.</span> The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of its appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-03 19:20:29hankim <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Drom's Comics and Cards"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-02-03 19:15:55rfrazierI've never met a board gamer who calls them "designer games". <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Board<span>games</span> are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television--activities that aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"] (if you're into ["Alcohol" that sort of thing]). </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Board<span>&nbsp;games'''</span> are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although board<span>&nbsp;</span>games still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games). It remains to be seen whether board<span>&nbsp;</span>games can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television--activities that aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind, board<span>&nbsp;</span>games can easily become ["drinking games"] (if you're into ["Alcohol" that sort of thing]). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played <span>Board G</span>ames like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American parents are still buying these games for their kids, exclusively, because they don't know any better. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played <span>board g</span>ames like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American parents are still buying these games for their kids, exclusively, because they don't know any better. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this: 1) Roll a pair of dice. 2) Move. 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land. This allows for a limited amount of strategy; as a result, games like Monopoly and Life are principally luck-driven and have limited appeal for adults. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The popular American board games<span>&nbsp;(also known as "Family Games" or "Classic Board Games")</span> typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this: 1) Roll a pair of dice. 2) Move. 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land. This allows for a limited amount of strategy; as a result, games like Monopoly and Life are principally luck-driven and have limited appeal for adults. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;</span>Designer <span>games ha</span>v<span>e always</span> existed <span>in American society,</span> typically sold in specialty shops. Avalon Hill produced an immense number of these games during the 1960s and 1970s (the pinnacle being Cosmic Encounter in 1978), then struggled in the 1980s before they were acquired by Hasbro in 1998. In fact, Hasbro owns almost all of the major American board game companies today: Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Interactive, and a lot of other toy-related brands. Perhaps the fact that almost all of the games come from the same company helps explain why there is so little variation on the shelves of the typical American <span>game store</span>. </td> <td> <span>+ More complex and interesting board games, known as "German</span>-<span>Style Board Games", "</span>Designer <span>Games," or "Ad</span>v<span>anced Board Games" have</span> existed <span>since the 60s. They are</span> typically sold in specialty shops. Avalon Hill produced an immense number of these games during the 1960s and 1970s (the pinnacle being Cosmic Encounter in 1978), then struggled in the 1980s before they were acquired by Hasbro in 1998. In fact, Hasbro owns almost all of the major American board game companies today: Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Interactive, and a lot of other toy-related brands. Perhaps the fact that almost all of the games come from the same company helps explain why there is so little variation on the shelves of the typical American <span>toy store, such as Toys-R-Us (or the games asile of Wal-Mart)</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> While in the US during the 1980s and 1990s boardgames were stagnating (with a few exceptions, such as Axis and Allies in 1984), in Europe they were starting a renaissance. Contrasted with most Americans, who often view boardgames as something for children and spend most of their leisure time watching TV, Europeans are typically more inclined toward activities that promote family interaction, and boardgames often fulfill this role. As a result, Europeans began producing deep, challenging, strategic games that could be enjoyed by the entire family.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;While these board games are often referred to as "Euro" style games, they often fall under the moniker of Designer Board games.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> While in the US during the 1980s and 1990s boardgames were stagnating (with a few exceptions, such as Axis and Allies in 1984), in Europe they were starting a renaissance. Contrasted with most Americans, who often view boardgames as something for children and spend most of their leisure time watching TV, Europeans are typically more inclined toward activities that promote family interaction, and boardgames often fulfill this role. As a result, Europeans began producing deep, challenging, strategic games that could be enjoyed by the entire family. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;By far the most successful Euro/D</span>esigner board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of its appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> <td> <span>+ By far the most successful German</span>-<span>style board game or d</span>esigner board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of its appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/926 Cities and Knights of Catan] (expansion to Settlers) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/926 Cities and Knights of Catan] (<span>one of the </span>expansion<span>s</span> to Settlers) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (a <span>very difficult</span> game of track building and economics)<br> <span>-</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 El Grande]<br> <span>-</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5737 Domaine]<br> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* [http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ti</span>3<span>.html</span> Twilight Imperium] (like Master of Orion on a table. Has like 80 different kinds of tokens/pieces, but it's ''well balanced''<span>.</span>) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (a <span>more complex</span> game of track building and economics)<br> <span>+</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 El Grande]<span>&nbsp;(a vaguely military game where players attempt to use masses of soldiers to control the provinces of historical Spain)</span><br> <span>+</span> * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5737 Domaine]<span>&nbsp;(military/area control/economics game, extremely competitive)</span><br> <span>+ * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12493/twilight</span>-<span>imperium-</span>3<span>rd-edition</span> Twilight Imperium] (like Master of Orion on a table. Has like 80 different kinds of tokens/pieces, but it's ''well balanced'')<span><br> + * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31260/agricola Agricola] (the top ranked game on [http://www.boardgamegeek.com Board Game Geeks], Agricola is a "role selection" game like Puerto Rico with randomizing cards to create additional replay value)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2010-01-21 21:05:37rfrazierUpdated info re: B. World <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Bizarro World"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Bizarro World"] (Bizarro World also features a free Thursday "Bring Your Own Game" Night)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on <span>5th</span> St. They are more expensive at Bizarro World compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on <span>E</span> St. They are<span>&nbsp;generally</span> more expensive at Bizarro World compared to internet venues, but supporting local retailers is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-02-08 19:32:37JonathanLawton <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Borders"] with the ["Davis-Sacramento Go Club"] on Thursday night.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Cafe Roma"] - Campus location</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-02-08 09:18:34ilforgot mishka's <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Avid Reader"]<br> + * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> + * ["Mishka's Cafe"]<br> + * ["Starbucks"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> - * ["Starbucks"]<br> - * ["Avid Reader"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-02-08 09:16:17iloops <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["Alphabet<span>_</span>Moon"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["Alphabet<span>&nbsp;</span>Moon"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-02-08 09:15:05iladded alphabet moon&amp; where to play Go <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Alphabet_Moon"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *Go<br> + * ["Delta of Venus"] on Go Nights! (currently Wednesdays)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-01-30 12:42:38staris7 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["UC Davis Chess Club"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["UC Davis Chess Club"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-01-28 20:04:06JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Boardgames are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television--activities that aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"] (if you're into <span>that sort of thing</span>). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Boardgames are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television--activities that aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"] (if you're into <span>["Alcohol" that sort of thing]</span>). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-01-28 19:58:34ZacharyNorwoodremoving negative connotations <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Boardgames are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the<span>&nbsp;quotidian</span> managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games<span>, of course</span>). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television<span>&nbsp;programming, all of which</span> aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind<span>&nbsp;of infrastructural upkeep</span>, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"]<span>, </span>if you're into that sort of thing. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Boardgames are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television<span>--activities that</span> aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"]<span>&nbsp;(</span>if you're into that sort of thing<span>)</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2009-01-27 20:10:03JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["UC Davis Chess Club"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 18:01:37ZacharyNorwoodminor facelift <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Board ["games"] can easily become ["drinking games"] if you're into that sort of thing.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Boardgames are a popular pastime in Davis, since there is little else to do here besides studying (if you are part of the ["students" student] class) or infrastructural upkeep (if you are part of the quotidian managerial class) (cf. ["Keep Davis Boring"]). Although boardgames still primarily appeal to the nearly extinct species of book-reading thinkers here in America (the 'nerds' of yore), they are much more sophisticated and challenging today than they were in past times (excluding ["chess"], Go, and role-playing-games, of course). It remains to be seen whether boardgames can compete with online ["Videogaming" video games], chat rooms, iPodification, and entertainment television programming, all of which aggressively purloin attention to the point of near complete hebetation--but hope is always on the horizon. Also, for those falling behind in their studies or dissipating through the daily grind of infrastructural upkeep, boardgames can easily become ["drinking games"], if you're into that sort of thing.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played Board Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American parents are still buying these <span>archaic </span>games for their kids because they don't know any better. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played Board Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American parents are still buying these games for their kids<span>, exclusively,</span> because they don't know any better. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this: 1) Roll a pair of dice. 2) Move. 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land. This allows for a limited amount of strategy, <span>and as a result </span>games like Monopoly and Life are <span>ver</span>y luck-driven and <span>shallow</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of child's play.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this: 1) Roll a pair of dice. 2) Move. 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land. This allows for a limited amount of strategy<span>; as a result</span>, games like Monopoly and Life are <span>principall</span>y luck-driven and <span>have limited appeal for adults</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Designer games have always existed in American society, typically sold in specialty shops. Avalon Hill produced an immense number of these games during the 1960s and 1970s (the pinnacle being Cosmic Encounter in 1978), struggl<span>ing</span> in the 1980s before they were acquired by Hasbro in 1998. In fact, Hasbro owns almost all of the major American board game companies: Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Interactive, and a lot of other toy-related brands. Perhaps the fact that almost all of the games come from the same company helps explain why there is so little variation on the shelves of the typical American gamestore. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Designer games have always existed in American society, typically sold in specialty shops. Avalon Hill produced an immense number of these games during the 1960s and 1970s (the pinnacle being Cosmic Encounter in 1978), <span>then </span>struggl<span>ed</span> in the 1980s before they were acquired by Hasbro in 1998. In fact, Hasbro owns almost all of the major American board game companies<span>&nbsp;today</span>: Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Interactive, and a lot of other toy-related brands. Perhaps the fact that almost all of the games come from the same company helps explain why there is so little variation on the shelves of the typical American game<span>&nbsp;</span>store. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- However, w</span>hile in the US during the 1980s and 1990s<span>,</span> board<span>&nbsp;</span>games were stagnating (with a few exceptions, such as Axis and Allies in 1984), <span>o</span>v<span>er in Europe,</span> board<span>&nbsp;games were starting a renaissance. Contrasted with Americans, who often see board games as something for children and spend a large part of their</span> time watching TV, Europeans are typically more inclined toward<span>s</span> activities that promote family interaction, and board<span>&nbsp;games for the family are seen as a wholesome family activity</span>. <span>&nbsp;</span>As a result, <span>while American's produced lots of children's games, the </span>Europeans <span>started</span> producing deep, challenging, strategic games that could be enjoyed by the entire family. While these board games are often referred to as "Euro" style games, they often fall under the moniker of Designer Board games<span>&nbsp;as well</span>. </td> <td> <span>+ W</span>hile in the US during the 1980s and 1990s boardgames were stagnating (with a few exceptions, such as Axis and Allies in 1984), <span>in Europe they were starting a renaissance. Contrasted with most Americans, who often </span>v<span>iew</span> board<span>games as something for children and spend most of their leisure</span> time watching TV, Europeans are typically more inclined toward activities that promote family interaction, and board<span>games often fulfill this role</span>. As a result, Europeans <span>began</span> producing deep, challenging, strategic games that could be enjoyed by the entire family. While these board games are often referred to as "Euro" style games, they often fall under the moniker of Designer Board games. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> By far the most successful Euro/Designer board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of it<span>'</span>s appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> <td> <span>+</span> By far the most successful Euro/Designer board game is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of its appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In Settlers of Catan players compete to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. <span>Pla</span>y<span>ers collect raw materials to</span> build <span>up their </span>civilizations <span>to </span>g<span>ai</span>n enough <span>victory points to win</span> the game. Settlers now has two major expansion packs<span>,</span> and has spawned a number of spinoff games. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In Settlers of Catan<span>,</span> players compete to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn<span>,</span> dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. <span>Victor</span>y<span>&nbsp;points accumulate when players</span> build civilizations <span>usin</span>g<span>&nbsp;collected raw materials; whe</span>n enough <span>points are accumulated,</span> the game<span>&nbsp;is won</span>. Settlers now has two major expansion packs and has spawned a number of spin<span>-</span>off games. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also released in 1995 was [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 El Grande] players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. These powerful lords <span>are vying</span> for control of the various provinces by drafting caballeros (knights) into <span>y</span>our<span>&nbsp;co</span>u<span>rt and placing them on the board to exert infl</span>u<span>ence over the province</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;At the end of three scoring rounds, whoever has the most points is declared the winner.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also released in 1995 was [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 El Grande]<span>, where</span> players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. These powerful lords <span>vie</span> for control of the various provinces by drafting caballeros (knights) into <span>their c</span>our<span>ts and placing them on the board to exert infl</span>u<span>ence over the province. At the end of three scoring ro</span>u<span>nds, whoever has the most points is declared the winner</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amongst the most popular of these: [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/555 Princes of Florence] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassone] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Puerto Rico] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (2002) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3307 Wallenstein] (2002) (English version being released soon) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5404 Amun-Re] (2003) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651 Power Grid] (2004) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride] (2004) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amongst the most popular of thes<span>e includ</span>e: [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/555 Princes of Florence] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassone] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Puerto Rico] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (2002) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3307 Wallenstein] (2002) (English version being released soon) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5404 Amun-Re] (2003) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651 Power Grid] (2004) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride] (2004) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> These games deviate heavily from the classic American board games. Luck generally plays a much smaller role, and there are more rules to learn up-front. The rules are generally simple, but <span>can </span>b<span>e combined</span> in interesting ways<span>&nbsp;to </span>p<span>roduce a lot of comp</span>lexity t<span>hat traditional</span> American games<span>&nbsp;lack</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> These games deviate heavily from the classic American board games. Luck generally plays a much smaller role, and there are more rules to learn up-front. The rules are generally simple, but <span>they com</span>b<span>ine</span> in interesting ways<span>, introducing an element of com</span>plexity t<span>raditionally lacking in</span> American games. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The best resource on designer board games on the internet is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com], which contains information about the various games, pictures, and user reviews. [http://www.funagain.com] also has lots of information on the games, including user reviews, and they also sell the games. Other places that sell games: [http://www.fairplaygames.com] and [http://www.thoughthammer.com]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The best resource on designer board games on the internet is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com], which contains information about the various games, pictures, and user reviews. [http://www.funagain.com<span>&nbsp;Funagain.com</span>] also has lots of information on the games, including user reviews, and they also sell the games. Other places that sell games<span>&nbsp;include</span>: [http://www.fairplaygames.com] and [http://www.thoughthammer.com]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on 5th St. They are more expensive <span>there than on the internet</span>, but supporting local <span>merchant</span>s is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["Bizarro World"] on 5th St. They are more expensive <span>at Bizarro World compared to internet venues</span>, but supporting local <span>retailer</span>s is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 15:53:33SunjeetBaadkarWe have a chess/checkers table... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Avid Reader"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:51:22Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(photo.jpg, 425, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by La<span>ur</span>a<span>&nbsp;and Justin</span>")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(photo.jpg, 425, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by <span>["users/</span>La<span>l</span>a<span>"]</span>")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:49:25Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(photo.jpg, <span>37</span>5, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(photo.jpg, <span>42</span>5, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:48:45Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(photo.jpg<span>, center</span>, 375, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(photo.jpg, 375, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:48:13Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(photo.jpg, right, 350, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(photo.jpg, center, 375, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:46:58Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(photo.jpg, right, 350, thumbnail, "Catan Cupcakes by Laura and Justin")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:43:34Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(photo.jpg)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:42:23Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:41:30LalaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Board_games?action=Files&do=view&target=photo.jpg">photo.jpg</a>.Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2008-11-04 13:40:44Lala <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(photo.jpg)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2007-01-21 22:32:25JeffWoodAdding reference to Dragon board gaming for Where to Play <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *Potluck (whatever folks bring)<br> + * ["Dragon"] @ ["Wellman Hall"] on Campus on Friday's<br> + * Steve's Place (during ["Dragon" PseudoDragon])</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2007-01-20 12:07:18ImNotABear <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In Settlers of Catan players compete to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. Players collect raw materials to build up their civilizations to gain enough victory points to win the game. Settlers now has two major expansion packs, and has spawned a number of spinoff games.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In Settlers of Catan players compete to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. Players collect raw materials to build up their civilizations to gain enough victory points to win the game. Settlers now has two major expansion packs, and has spawned a number of spinoff games. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["<span>The En</span>d<span>&nbsp;Zone</span>"] on <span>D</span> St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["<span>Bizarro Worl</span>d"] on <span>5th</span> St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borrow, too. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-12-05 21:42:03BrentLaabsa game i enjoy <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this:<span><br> -</span> 1) Roll a pair of dice.<span><br> -</span> 2) Move.<span><br> -</span> 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land.<span><br> -</span> This allows for a limited amount of strategy, and as a result games like Monopoly and Life are very luck-driven and shallow. As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of child's play. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this: 1) Roll a pair of dice. 2) Move. 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land. This allows for a limited amount of strategy, and as a result games like Monopoly and Life are very luck-driven and shallow. As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of child's play. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Amongst the most popular of these:<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/555 Princes of Florence] (2000)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassone] (2000)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Puerto Rico] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (2002)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3307 Wallenstein] (2002) (English version being released soon)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5404 Amun-Re] (2003)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651 Power Grid] (2004)<span><br> -</span> [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride] (2004) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Amongst the most popular of these: [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/555 Princes of Florence] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassone] (2000) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Puerto Rico] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (2002) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3307 Wallenstein] (2002) (English version being released soon) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5404 Amun-Re] (2003) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651 Power Grid] (2004) [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride] (2004) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["The End Zone"] on D St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially <span>[http://</span>w<span>ww</span>.<span>boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan].</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["The End Zone"] on D St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially <span>Settlers or Puerto Rico. People bring games that you can borro</span>w<span>, too</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ti3.html Twilight Imperium] (like Master of Orion on a table. Has like 80 different kinds of tokens/pieces, but it's ''well balanced''.)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-12-05 18:06:03JosephBleckman <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + =Where to Borrow=<br> + * For those who live in the dorms, your area's service desk</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-11-01 16:49:15AlexPomeranzExternalized the referenced game links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> By far the most successful Euro/Designer board game is [<span>"</span>The Settlers of Catan<span>"</span>], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of it's appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> <td> <span>+</span> By far the most successful Euro/Designer board game is [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 </span>The Settlers of Catan], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of it's appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also released in 1995 was [<span>"</span>El Grande<span>"</span>] players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. These powerful lords are vying for control of the various provinces by drafting caballeros (knights) into your court and placing them on the board to exert influence over the province. At the end of three scoring rounds, whoever has the most points is declared the winner. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also released in 1995 was [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 </span>El Grande] players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. These powerful lords are vying for control of the various provinces by drafting caballeros (knights) into your court and placing them on the board to exert influence over the province. At the end of three scoring rounds, whoever has the most points is declared the winner. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The release of Settlers really opened up the floodgates, and a whole new crop of game designers entered the field with bold ideas for new games, with a few marquee titles released each year. 1997 saw the release of [<span>"</span>Tigris and Euphrates<span>"</span>] (brought to the US by Mayfair games) and [<span>"</span>Bohnanza<span>"</span>], the bean trading card game. 1998 brought Reiner Knizia's excellent [<span>"</span>Samurai<span>"</span>]. 1999 brought [<span>"</span>Paths of Glory<span>"</span>]. In 2000, the field finally hit critical mass, and a whole slew of great games started coming out each year. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The release of Settlers really opened up the floodgates, and a whole new crop of game designers entered the field with bold ideas for new games, with a few marquee titles released each year. 1997 saw the release of [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/42 </span>Tigris and Euphrates] (brought to the US by Mayfair games) and [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/11 </span>Bohnanza], the bean trading card game. 1998 brought Reiner Knizia's excellent [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3 </span>Samurai]. 1999 brought [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/91 </span>Paths of Glory]. In 2000, the field finally hit critical mass, and a whole slew of great games started coming out each year. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ["Princes of Florence"] (2000)<br> - ["Carcassone"] (2000)<br> - ["Puerto Rico"] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game)<br> - ["Age of Steam"] (2002)<br> - ["Wallenstein"] (2002) (still no English version of this one)<br> - ["Amun Re"] (2003)<br> - ["Power Grid"] (2004)<br> - ["Ticket to Ride"] (2004)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/555 Princes of Florence] (2000)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassone] (2000)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Puerto Rico] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 Age of Steam] (2002)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3307 Wallenstein] (2002) (English version being released soon)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5404 Amun-Re] (2003)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2651 Power Grid] (2004)<br> + [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride] (2004)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["The End Zone"] on D St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially [<span>"</span>The Settlers of Catan<span>"</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["The End Zone"] on D St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 </span>The Settlers of Catan]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>The Settlers of Catan<span>"</span>] (generally known as "Settlers")<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>Cities and Knights of Catan<span>"</span>] (expansion to Settlers)<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>Puerto Rico<span>"</span>] (I can't say enough good things about this game)<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>Ticket to Ride<span>"</span>] (and it's newer counterpart [<span>"</span>Ticket to Ride: Europe<span>"</span>])<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>Age of Steam<span>"</span>] (a very difficult game of track building and economics)<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>El Grande<span>"</span>]<br> <span>-</span> * [<span>"</span>Domaine<span>"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 </span>The Settlers of Catan] (generally known as "Settlers")<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/926 </span>Cities and Knights of Catan] (expansion to Settlers)<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 </span>Puerto Rico] (I can't say enough good things about this game)<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 </span>Ticket to Ride] (and it's newer counterpart [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/14996 </span>Ticket to Ride: Europe])<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 </span>Age of Steam] (a very difficult game of track building and economics)<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/93 </span>El Grande]<br> <span>+</span> * [<span>http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5737 </span>Domaine<span>]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["The Settlers of Catan"]<br> - * ["Ticket to Ride"]<br> - * ["Carcassone"]<br> - * ["Bohnanza"] (the bean game)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13 The Settlers of Catan]<br> + * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9209 Ticket to Ride]<br> + * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/822 Carcassonne]<br> + * [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/11 Bohnanza] (the bean game)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-11-01 11:14:46ArlenAbrahamDelta has a set of domiones <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Delta of Venus"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-10-28 13:46:51JackHaskelsome mods - quite an amazing history on this page! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Board games can easily become ["drinking games"]. Board games are also available in many local cafes.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Board ["games"] can easily become ["drinking games"] if you're into that sort of thing.<br> + <br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = Where to Buy =<br> + * ["Bizarro World"]<br> + * ["Borders"]<br> + * ["Thrift Stores"]<br> + <br> + = Where to Play =<br> + Board games are available in many local cafes.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Monopoly</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Woodstock's Pizza"] - trade your ID for a set at the bar</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''Note: Also see ["Games"] for info on other types of gaming''<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played Board Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American <span>P</span>arents are still buying these archaic games for their kids because they don't know any better. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played Board Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American <span>p</span>arents are still buying these archaic games for their kids because they don't know any better. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This allows for a limited amount of strategy, and as a result games like Monopoly and Life are very luck-driven and shallow. As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of <span>C</span>hild's play. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This allows for a limited amount of strategy, and as a result games like Monopoly and Life are very luck-driven and shallow. As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of <span>c</span>hild's play. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Obtaining More Information on Designer Board Games = </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>=</span>= Obtaining More Information on Designer Board Games =<span>=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----<br> - <br> - My personal favorites:</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Recommended Designer Games ==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - -["AlexPomeranz"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-09-20 19:07:27AlexPomeranz <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Board Games in American Society =<br> + <br> + When you were young (assuming you were American), you probably played Board Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk, Stratego, and others. Did you know that Monopoly was created in 1903, Risk and Stratego both in 1959, and Life in 1860?!? As you can imagine, board game technology has advanced quite a bit since then. And yet American Parents are still buying these archaic games for their kids because they don't know any better.<br> + <br> + The popular American board games typically have a turn mechanism that goes something like this:<br> + 1) Roll a pair of dice.<br> + 2) Move.<br> + 3) Do what the board says, or take an action based on where you land.<br> + This allows for a limited amount of strategy, and as a result games like Monopoly and Life are very luck-driven and shallow. As a result, these board games are typically of limited appeal to adults. Consequently, board games in American society have mostly been relegated to the role of Child's play.<br> + <br> + Designer games have always existed in American society, typically sold in specialty shops. Avalon Hill produced an immense number of these games during the 1960s and 1970s (the pinnacle being Cosmic Encounter in 1978), struggling in the 1980s before they were acquired by Hasbro in 1998. In fact, Hasbro owns almost all of the major American board game companies: Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Interactive, and a lot of other toy-related brands. Perhaps the fact that almost all of the games come from the same company helps explain why there is so little variation on the shelves of the typical American gamestore.<br> + <br> + However, while in the US during the 1980s and 1990s, board games were stagnating (with a few exceptions, such as Axis and Allies in 1984), over in Europe, board games were starting a renaissance. Contrasted with Americans, who often see board games as something for children and spend a large part of their time watching TV, Europeans are typically more inclined towards activities that promote family interaction, and board games for the family are seen as a wholesome family activity. As a result, while American's produced lots of children's games, the Europeans started producing deep, challenging, strategic games that could be enjoyed by the entire family. While these board games are often referred to as "Euro" style games, they often fall under the moniker of Designer Board games as well.<br> + <br> + = Designer Board Games =<br> + <br> + By far the most successful Euro/Designer board game is ["The Settlers of Catan"], released in 1995. Originally a German game released by Kosmos, it was licensed and released in the US by Mayfair Games and gained a cult following here. The game was so popular in Germany that it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (German family game of the year award), primarily because of it's appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike.<br> + <br> + In Settlers of Catan players compete to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine the current production on the island. Players collect raw materials to build up their civilizations to gain enough victory points to win the game. Settlers now has two major expansion packs, and has spawned a number of spinoff games. <br> + <br> + Also released in 1995 was ["El Grande"] players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. These powerful lords are vying for control of the various provinces by drafting caballeros (knights) into your court and placing them on the board to exert influence over the province. At the end of three scoring rounds, whoever has the most points is declared the winner.<br> + <br> + The release of Settlers really opened up the floodgates, and a whole new crop of game designers entered the field with bold ideas for new games, with a few marquee titles released each year. 1997 saw the release of ["Tigris and Euphrates"] (brought to the US by Mayfair games) and ["Bohnanza"], the bean trading card game. 1998 brought Reiner Knizia's excellent ["Samurai"]. 1999 brought ["Paths of Glory"]. In 2000, the field finally hit critical mass, and a whole slew of great games started coming out each year.<br> + <br> + Amongst the most popular of these:<br> + ["Princes of Florence"] (2000)<br> + ["Carcassone"] (2000)<br> + ["Puerto Rico"] (2002) (consistantly voted the best board game)<br> + ["Age of Steam"] (2002)<br> + ["Wallenstein"] (2002) (still no English version of this one)<br> + ["Amun Re"] (2003)<br> + ["Power Grid"] (2004)<br> + ["Ticket to Ride"] (2004)<br> + <br> + These games deviate heavily from the classic American board games. Luck generally plays a much smaller role, and there are more rules to learn up-front. The rules are generally simple, but can be combined in interesting ways to produce a lot of complexity that traditional American games lack.<br> + <br> + = Obtaining More Information on Designer Board Games =<br> + <br> + The best resource on designer board games on the internet is [http://www.boardgamegeek.com], which contains information about the various games, pictures, and user reviews. [http://www.funagain.com] also has lots of information on the games, including user reviews, and they also sell the games. Other places that sell games: [http://www.fairplaygames.com] and [http://www.thoughthammer.com].<br> + <br> + In town, you can purchase some of these games at ["The End Zone"] on D St. They are more expensive there than on the internet, but supporting local merchants is good. If you're looking for people to play with, ["DRAGON"] often has people willing to play board games on a Friday night, especially ["The Settlers of Catan"].<br> + <br> + -----<br> + <br> + My personal favorites:<br> + * ["The Settlers of Catan"] (generally known as "Settlers")<br> + * ["Cities and Knights of Catan"] (expansion to Settlers)<br> + * ["Puerto Rico"] (I can't say enough good things about this game)<br> + * ["Ticket to Ride"] (and it's newer counterpart ["Ticket to Ride: Europe"])<br> + * ["Age of Steam"] (a very difficult game of track building and economics)<br> + * ["El Grande"]<br> + * ["Domaine"]<br> + <br> + Good designer games suitable for gamers and non-gamers alike:<br> + * ["The Settlers of Catan"]<br> + * ["Ticket to Ride"]<br> + * ["Carcassone"]<br> + * ["Bohnanza"] (the bean game)<br> + <br> + -["AlexPomeranz"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-06-16 17:06:19JackHaskel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Board games can easily become drinking games. Board games are also available in many local cafes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Board games can easily become <span>["</span>drinking games<span>"]</span>. Board games are also available in many local cafes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> + * ["Cafe Roma"] - Campus location</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-03-22 11:59:21JabberWokkyRevert to version dated 2005-02-23 16:34:30. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Board<span>[[nbsp]]</span>games<span>[[nbsp]]</span>can<span>[[nbsp]]</span>easily<span>[[nbsp]]</span>become<span>[[nbsp]]</span>drinking<span>[[nbsp]]</span>games.<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Board<span>[[nbsp]]</span>games<span>[[nbsp]]</span>are<span>[[nbsp]]</span>also<span>[[nbsp]]</span>available<span>[[nbsp]]</span>in<span>[[nbsp]]</span>many<span>[[nbsp]]</span>local<span>[[nbsp]]</span>cafes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Board<span>&nbsp;</span>games<span>&nbsp;</span>can<span>&nbsp;</span>easily<span>&nbsp;</span>become<span>&nbsp;</span>drinking<span>&nbsp;</span>games.<span>&nbsp;</span>Board<span>&nbsp;</span>games<span>&nbsp;</span>are<span>&nbsp;</span>also<span>&nbsp;</span>available<span>&nbsp;</span>in<span>&nbsp;</span>many<span>&nbsp;</span>local<span>&nbsp;</span>cafes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Chess" Chess]<br> - [[nbsp]][[nbsp]][[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Delta of Venus" Delta_of_Venus]<br> - [[nbsp]][[nbsp]][[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Starbucks" Starbucks]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Chess"]<br> + * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> + * ["Starbucks"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*["Dominoes"<span>&nbsp;Dominoes</span>]<br> <span>-</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Monopoly<br> <span>-</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Scrabble </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*["Dominoes"]<br> <span>+</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>Monopoly<br> <span>+</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>Scrabble </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Note:<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Also<span>[[nbsp]]</span>see<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Games" <span>Games][[nbsp]]</span>for<span>[[nbsp]]</span>info<span>[[nbsp]]</span>on<span>[[nbsp]]</span>other<span>[[nbsp]]</span>types<span>[[nbsp]]</span>of<span>[[nbsp]]</span>gaming'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Note:<span>&nbsp;</span>Also<span>&nbsp;</span>see<span>&nbsp;</span>["Games"<span>]</span> for<span>&nbsp;</span>info<span>&nbsp;</span>on<span>&nbsp;</span>other<span>&nbsp;</span>types<span>&nbsp;</span>of<span>&nbsp;</span>gaming'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-03-22 10:46:42RobertMorrisAll Rights Reversed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Board games can easily become drinking games. Board games are also available in many local cafes.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Board[[nbsp]]games[[nbsp]]can[[nbsp]]easily[[nbsp]]become[[nbsp]]drinking[[nbsp]]games.[[nbsp]]Board[[nbsp]]games[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]also[[nbsp]]available[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]many[[nbsp]]local[[nbsp]]cafes.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ["Chess"]<br> - * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> - * ["Starbucks"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Chess" Chess]<br> + [[nbsp]][[nbsp]][[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Delta of Venus" Delta_of_Venus]<br> + [[nbsp]][[nbsp]][[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]]["Starbucks" Starbucks]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*["Dominoes"]<br> <span>-</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>Monopoly<br> <span>-</span> <span>&nbsp;</span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>Scrabble </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*["Dominoes"<span>&nbsp;Dominoes</span>]<br> <span>+</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Monopoly<br> <span>+</span> <span>[[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Scrabble </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Note:<span>&nbsp;</span>Also<span>&nbsp;</span>see<span>&nbsp;</span>["Games"]<span>&nbsp;</span>for<span>&nbsp;</span>info<span>&nbsp;</span>on<span>&nbsp;</span>other<span>&nbsp;</span>types<span>&nbsp;</span>of<span>&nbsp;</span>gaming'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Note:<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Also<span>[[nbsp]]</span>see<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Games"<span>&nbsp;Games</span>]<span>[[nbsp]]</span>for<span>[[nbsp]]</span>info<span>[[nbsp]]</span>on<span>[[nbsp]]</span>other<span>[[nbsp]]</span>types<span>[[nbsp]]</span>of<span>[[nbsp]]</span>gaming'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-02-23 16:34:30AmeliaCarlsonadded <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *["Dominoes"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Scrabble</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-02-23 13:53:37JevanGray-arcade link +Games link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Some folks also like ["Arcade"] games.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''Note: Also see ["Games"] for info on other types of gaming''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-02-20 18:30:34HollywoOdspelling and linkage <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Board games can easily become drinking games. Board games are as<span>l</span>o avi<span>a</span>lable in many local cafes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Board games can easily become drinking games. Board games are a<span>l</span>so av<span>a</span>ilable in many local cafes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Some folks also like ["Arcade"] games.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Board gameshttp://daviswiki.org/Board_games2005-02-20 16:40:03ArlenAbrahamincomplete at best <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Board games<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Board games can easily become drinking games. Board games are aslo avialable in many local cafes.<br> + <br> + * ["Chess"]<br> + * ["Delta of Venus"]<br> + * ["Starbucks"]<br> + <br> + * Monopoly<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>