Saturday, February 13, 2010

What is your favorite game?

It is either the way the mechanics work to our advantage or because we love rolling loads of dice.  It might not be everyone's favorite but it is that game that we hold special in our hearts because of a specific time or place.  We play it even though it is old or new or non really relevant any longer but we try to get our friends to play it every time someone suggests something new at the game table.  So I'd like to hear from all of you - what is your favorite game?  What makes it special and why do you like it?

8 comments:

  1. I really like Tactica II for ancients/medievals. We have a playtest copy and so far as I know it's due to be published in the next couple of months. The system is clean and easy to use, with some subtleties that come out with frequent playing. The main reason I like it is that we can set up and play a large game on club evenings, which are on Tuesdays. I want a game that "feels" right to me for the period, and that doesn't give me a headache. I usually have one of those after a day at work anyway. I'm more on the "game" end of the continuum as opposed to "simulation" nowadays, more because of work and family time commitments. I want fun! Lots of fun! More fun! And lots of pretty figures to see as well...

    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Man, what a question.

    I think my vote goes to Warhammer Quest. It's a fun game, one of the first in now a longline of tile-laying adventures, but there's more than just that. It came out when I was in my early twenties, had my own place, and was hosting my own game nights for the first time. Lots of good friends, and long nights associated with just hanging out and dungeoneering.

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  3. Wow... RPG? Call of Cthulhu! Minis? Hard choice there. FNG, anything Ambush Alley followed by SGII and Savage Worlds.
    Call me fickle! But call me for a game!

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  4. 1st I like War Engine Universal rules for most minigames. 2nd Armatti and Tactica for Ancients, 3rd Victory at Sea for Navalgames.

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  5. Those are all really great games. Thank you guys for sharing with me and the rest of us. Now let me follow up with another question if you will humor me. What was the most memorable time or game that you have played your favorite game? What was it that make that game session so special?

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  6. gotta be column line and square napoleonics, also pirates,AWI - Sons of Liberty, french and indian war-sword in the forest, Santa Anna rules by surdu n panzeri hope to try in the grand manner real soon.

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  7. Favorite game? Probably Armati. I think it's the best ancients game that doesn't get much play. Next would be DBA. Armies are easy to build and the game can be fun. Then Squad Leader. It works well for miniatures and I like scenario play with tactical WW2 battles.

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  8. Most memorable game? It was a game of Armati in a tournement I played in at Kublacon many years ago. My Sassanid Persians vs my friend's Late Romans. The melee was hot and heavy in the center but I managed to exploit a gap on my left flank. I move my catafracts through the gap (splitting commands to do so). Next turn I wheel them inwards towards the Roman battle lines. Next turn I charge.....and fail to make contact by about a 1/2 inch. During melee I lose enough units to end the game. Another game was my Polybian Romans getting wiped out by Galatians in DBA. Come to think of it...I'm a terrible ancients player.

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