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The game of global domination...

So I bought myself Risk yesterday.

Why?

Eh, when J was here she was shocked that I had never played the game. She seemed to think it was right up my alley. So I looked into it and bought one so I can get a feel for how it works.

Wow.

No wonder I could never get the hang of it when I was little. I remember being like 5 and finding the old Risk game we had and wondering about this weird game with so many easily lost pieces. I'm still not sure that it's really right up my alley, but it looks like it could be a fun game to play...

However, I'm wary of it because it relies on dice throws and I don't do so well with dice. I have anti-luck with games the involve using dice. I remember losing a game of Monopoly once because I went around the board 5 or 6 times and only landed on other people's property. Not only that but I spent half of the game in jail because I couldn't throw a pair to save my life.

Hmmm... Still though, I think it would be neat to scrounge up the classic board games for my lair. So far I have Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk, and whatever games can be accounted for with decks of cards.

What other games should I get?

Comments

yahtzee, uno, clue, and trival pursuit are also classics you should have...scattergories is also a good one...hmmm....I love board games!
Ah, some very good suggestions!
hmmm... ever try Stratego?
No, what's it like?

My folks were always apathetic about board games and my siblings where all older enough that they rarely included me in their occasional games. I'm pretty much completely clueless when it comes to board games and the like.
kinda like blind chess
i second scattergories...especially when high, during a three day hurricane
Heh, the game sounds good, but I think I'll pass on the hurricane. If this city gets more than a 15 minute rainstorm, the idiots on the road begin to slip and slide into one another.
What's Balderdash?

Hmm is Boggle the game where you make words up from a bunch of letters in a box? I have the computer version of that and I love it. It's hard to find folks who want to play games like that though.
I recommend Sorry.

... Wow, I am so not Goth enough to post in your journal. ;)
Heh, I think my journal and I are merely quasi-goth.

Kind of like the old "if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a _____"

I'd probably be a turnip or something.

I'm rambling. Long tiring day. Feel free to post as often as you like though.
Heh, I wasn't thinking so much that your journal was goth as that all the people who commented to this entry previously had very goth-y userpics.