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  26-Nov-12, 08:25   #21
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Phoenix2104 
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I started playing games on ZX Spectrum 30 years ago. Big Smile
I'm sure the younger generation don't realise the advancement of computer power over the last decades, in fact many of them weren't even born then. The Spectrum had 48K (yes, that's Kilobytes) of RAM, and yet the programmers had managed to create some very addictive and even visualy appealing games.
I like mostly turn based strategy, but I still like any strategy game, RPG, adventure or even simulation. Not much of an action game fan but I admit recent FPS games are very impressive. Now that I have bought a new computer I will try some of those too. Big Smile
I have bought literally hundrends of games, haven't played most of them but I like having them lying around. Who knows, maybe I'll get to give them a try sometime. Tongue
And of course when going out with friends our favorite passtime is playing strategy boardgames. Cool Unfortunately I haven't found somebody to play the wargames that I have bought with yet, girls don't like them very much Tongue , but ,well, you can't have everything. Worship

     
  26-Nov-12, 08:29   #22
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zeroster 

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Posted by Phoenix2104:
The Spectrum had 48K (yes, that's Kilobytes) of RAM, and yet the programmers had managed to create some very addictive and even visualy appealing games.


That's a luxury, I started with a 1k ZX81. It even had a chess game that ran in 1k. A masterpiece of coding.


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Posted by Phoenix2104:

And of course when going out with friends our favorite passtime is playing strategy boardgames.


Same here. I love Axis and Allies, have you played that one?

Edited by zeroster (26 November 2012 @ 08:33 GMT)


     
  27-Nov-12, 08:00   #23
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Phoenix2104 
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I'd love to play it and I bet it's a very interesting game. I actually came very close to buying one of the series a few months ago, but unfortunately the girls don't like games that have to do with war. Sad
So we stick to simpler games like Samurai and Ricochet Robots (both of which I recommend), Settlers of Catan, Citadels (also very good), Blokus, Munchkin, etc. Lately we play Tichu a lot. I even started playing MtG a couple of years back Tongue , but gave up on it because you have to spend a lot of money to keep up and it wasn't easy for me to find people to play with.

     
  27-Nov-12, 08:12   #24
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zeroster 

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Posted by Phoenix2104:
I'd love to play it and I bet it's a very interesting game. I actually came very close to buying one of the series a few months ago, but unfortunately the girls don't like games that have to do with war. Sad
So we stick to simpler games like Samurai and Ricochet Robots (both of which I recommend), Settlers of Catan, Citadels (also very good), Blokus, Munchkin, etc. Lately we play Tichu a lot. I even started playing MtG a couple of years back Tongue , but gave up on it because you have to spend a lot of money to keep up and it wasn't easy for me to find people to play with.


I've spent way too much of my life playing Settlers/Cities and Knights of Catan.

As for MTG I have approximately 13,000 cards currently gathering dust. It was a serious addiction for me some years ago, they don't call it cardboard crack for nothing. One day I'll get around to cataloging and selling them.

And yeah Blokus is one that I've been tempted to get recently.

I don't know if you're aware of this site but it's a great resource if you're into boardgames.
http://boardgamegeek.com/

Edited by zeroster (27 November 2012 @ 08:24 GMT)


     
  27-Nov-12, 08:44   #25
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Phoenix2104 
Joined: Feb '11
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Posted by zeroster:
I don't know if you're aware of this site but it's a great resource if you're into boardgames.
http://boardgamegeek.com/

Of course I am! Blink It's one of my main resources when deciding which games to buy!

Posted by zeroster:
I've spent way too much of my life playing Settlers/Cities and Knights of Catan.

As for MTG I have approximately 13,000 cards currently gathering dust. It was a serious addiction for me some years ago, they don't call it cardboard crack for nothing. One day I'll get around to cataloging and selling them.

And yeah Blokus is one that I've been tempted to get recently.

Have a look at Samurai by Knizia, I like it more than Catan.
Also if you like abstract board games, like chess, try Ricochet Robots. I find it has many similarities to chess as far as the thinking mechanism is concerned.

     
  27-Nov-12, 10:29   #26
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jessthehuman 

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All this talk of games makes me think maybe a BRM chess championship is in order??

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In saying that - if I were to rank my skill in chess, with 1 being somebody who knows the rules but has no strategy at all and 10 being a grand master.. then I am about a 3 or a 4.. I can play and have some basic strategy and I tend to win every game when I play somebody who merely knows the rules, but I get destroyed by anyone who's competent at the game and I can only ever beat computers at chess on easy skill level haha.

Still though, I do enjoy the game and would definitely be keen to play a BRM championship (round robin, best of 3 sort progresses to next round or something).

Edited by jessthehuman (27 November 2012 @ 10:42 GMT)


     
  28-Nov-12, 09:49   #27
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Phoenix2104 
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I used to have a rating of around 1600-1700 at FICS but I haven't played at all for more than two years. The problem with championships is that it's hard to agree on the time controls. Most people nowadays prefer fast time controls. Personally I prefer slower time controls around 30-60 minutes for each player.
Anyway for anyone interested in playing chess I can recommend FICS Thumbs Up , it's a free but very professional chess server (I hope it's still online, lol).

     
  1-Dec-12, 02:53   #28
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micalupagoo 
Joined: Jan '11
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a game similar to chess but better in my opion is tacticsarenaonline
wizards,warriors,priests and more, different health and attacks
every game is different as you get to place your pieces anywhere on your side of the board


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well, if you love risk, here's the link
http://www.conquerclub.com/?ref=421864
i hadda bring it up again
about 100 different maps, damn cool

Edited by micalupagoo (01 December 2012 @ 07:35 GMT)

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  1-Dec-12, 08:12   #29
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zeroster 

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Posted by micalupagoo:
well, if you love risk, here's the link
http://www.conquerclub.com/?ref=421864
i hadda bring it up again
about 100 different maps, damn cool


I second that, love Conquer Club been playing there for over 5 years.

     
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