JamesReid860

What are your "runner up" games?

We all have those. The ones that are always options to play on game night but somehow are never picked. What are those for you? 

2 points by JamesReid860 - updated 32 hours ago | 17 comments | report | subscribe

Skurvy5 9 days ago | 1 point[-]

Terraforming Mars is frequently that one for me. Never gets asked to the prom. I kind of feel bad for it sometimes. 

JamesReid860 9 days ago | 1 point[-]

It’s a good one! But it must be the art/design looks dated. So the new flashy games quickly overshadow it. 

Theegravedigger 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Whatever it is I'm eager to play, usually. The game I bring to play, doesn't get played. The game that we brought as a backup, that's the one we play. 

Last night, it was Horrified to Steampunk Rally Board Game.

Before that, Black Angel to Sabotage

Marshwiggle92 9 days ago | 1 point[-]

Why does that always happen? Every time I am really in the mood for game X we just can't play it. 

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

This should be a law of gaming. The game you really want to play won't be played haha. 

chroniclers 4 days ago | 1 point[-]

Whenever my wife asks "what shall we play" I shout "Fury of Dracula!" on reflex. We've never been able to play it because our kids are too young and it'd suck with just the two of us. (Not least because we know each other so well that any game involving hidden movement or identities goes sideways in a heartbeat.)

Dinosaur Island is another one. We like it, but the footprint is so big we don't have anywhere to lay it all out. Other than that the runners up tend to be games with a lot of heft, again because the children aren't old enough yet.

JamesReid860 32 hours ago | 1 point[-]

haha! Hopefully you get some friends together soon for Fury of Dracula. I just got Dinosaur Island and hope it doesn't go the way of the runner up. We'll see... I'm dying to play it!

theDL 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

For me and my wife it seems like it's Azul. I'm always in for it, and she likes it, but not quite as much as some of our other games.

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Jk jk... I'm sure we'll be fine

theDL 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Lol I love it and she likes it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

As long as we don't Jinx it we should be good lol

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh don't say that! I just got Azul! 

Marshwiggle92 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

It often ends up being Power Grid

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

I just played that for the first time recently. While I had lots of fun and really enjoyed it, I can see that one being overshadowed by others. 

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

For me recently its been Adrenaline. We even were setting up but the group wanted to play something else *sad face* 

BenjaminK 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

How dare they! I love Adrenaline. Such a fun game!

JamesReid860 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

I wish I knew! Just need to get it to the table. I traded for it so I have the expansion and the player pieces have a pretty decent paint job! We'll get it played soon