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Favorite Mass Market Game?

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I was contemplating my childhood this morning and thinking about some of things I used to do as a kid. 

Unsurprisingly many of those included playing board games. Of course of the mass market variety, but still. Playing Battleship with Dad, Sorry or Uno with my family, Cribbage, and even Monopoly or Clue. 

If you had to pick one mass market game to play today, which one would you go with? What one was your favorite growing up?

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Supporter8 months ago

For me, I think of several titles. 

I don't know if Bezzerwezzer is mass market or not, but, I really like it. 

I like the #The Farming Game. It isn't a very good game, but I have a lot of background with it, which makes it fun. 

Supporter8 months ago

I’m not familiar with either of those. 

Supporter8 months ago

Ok....

I also like #Catch Phrase! and #Risk and some versions of Trivial Pursuit.

8 months ago

Honestly I loved Monopoly. I still enjoy it when I play it, too (please don't kick me out haha). Of course, I don't want to play it alllll the time, but once every few years is fine. :) As for favorite, though, I'd say Risk was my #1. Loved it, and I still love those types of games.

Supporter8 months ago

Monopoly isn’t SO bad. It’s not good.

Owner8 months ago

Do these count as mass market games, or at least, the kind of games you were thinking of? I played a lot of Chess and Chinese Checkers starting from when I was in Korea and until my earlier middle school years. Besides these and Monopoly, I haven't really played any mass market games besides Jenga, which I've enjoyed since I like dexterity games

Supporter8 months ago

Those all count, certainly!

8 months ago

I have a soft spot for #boggle. My mom adores this game and she is good at it...so when I beat her it is an accomplishment!

Supporter8 months ago

I do enjoy boggle quite a bit. 

8 months ago

It is really fun! Especially #Big Boggle and there is super big boggle too which mixes it up!

Supporter8 months ago

Those are great as well.

Supporter8 months ago

I guess I'd have to say #Dutch Blitz.

Even better if you have a double deck and play with a large group of people. Great for chaotic fun.

8 months ago

Ooooo good choice. My wife crushes me at this but it is a good time!

Supporter8 months ago

Oh man, my wife loves this one, but I absolutely hate it. It is one of our few points of friction. I really don't enjoy real time games, but I dislike this one more than most. I'm glad some like it.... 

8 months ago

Dutch Blitz was a staple at our house. Lots of fun.

8 months ago

Pictionary always brought a ton of laughs, so it'd probably be that one. My family played lots of Uno on vacations, but I can't say I ever loved that one. I also remember playing #Mille Bornes nonstop with my sister for like a month and then never playing again, haha.

8 months ago

We played Mille Bornes a lot growing up. We recently came across a copy at a thrift store and, despite the box being pretty torn, doesn't look like it was ever used. Obviously we bought it and played it multiple times, since my wife grew up with it as well.

8 months ago

Nice!

8 months ago

I always lived #Jungle Speed growing up, it is basically more complex spoons (which I also loved) and I would still be up for it if someone pulled it out now. Lots of laughs and tension with no real stakes to anything: we rarely played to getting a 'winner', if you emptied your stack of cards (how you 'won') you just took a bunch off someone who had loads and kept going. 

8 months ago

My thumb is still a little tight after playing this game 4 years ago....it can get wild!

8 months ago

Many a digit lost to the cause!

8 months ago

Totally worth it though...

8 months ago

Every time, like I'm gonna let someone else have the idol...not that I'm competitive or anything

8 months ago

NEVER...whatever it takes...

8 months ago

We who are about to get crushed, salute you!

Supporter8 months ago

If I had to pick a favorite mass market game today I would definitely say #UNO Card Game. Simple enough that a 3 year old can play but engaging enough to entertain adults for a few hands. It just works. A minimal amount of strategy can be used but you are mostly dependent on the luck of the draw. 

8 months ago

My three-year-old can play Uno--and does. My kids love it, and their brother-in-law plays alllll the time so there's always a time to play haha

8 months ago

Haha, I have logged many hours with Uno. Did you guys play it the "draw until you get a card you can play" way, or the right way? Lol