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What’s the oldest game in your collection, based on release date? What keeps it in your collection? Do you ever see that game being replaced?
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BenjaminK 12 months ago
I think it would be Masterpiece (circa 1970). I grew up playing this one and always loved it. We played it again a couple of years ago and still enjoyed it, although we discussed ways to remove the roll-and-move mechanic to make it a bit more strategic. Still, it's a classic.
Skurvy5 Supporter12 months ago
My oldest game is Catan. We don’t play it too much any more but I probably won’t purge it from my collection either. It’s definitely been replaced with other more advanced games. Although as I’m typing this perhaps I should get the game back out to try and coax my wife into playing board games again.
NAGfactor Supporter12 months ago
Catan is also the oldest game in my collection. Although it is my least favorite game in my collection, I keep it around because the rest of the family enjoys it.
Yeah. I don’t think I would personally pick to play it any more but it does have merit as a game.
JamesReid860 Supporter11 months ago
Probably Sequence haha and for more modern boards games I’d say Risk 2210 AD might be my oldest game
philryuh Owner12 months ago
Among modern board games, it would be Forbidden Island (2010), given away by Trent. Unfortunately, I've yet to give it a go with my wife :(
I'm still hoping that it'll serve as a nice intro to co-op games to my family
It’ll hit the table some day!
R0land1199 Supporter12 months ago
My oldest games:
A lot of nostalgia really. Part of it is that I made the very regrettable decision to sell my old D&D books and old comics. Young kids (aka no time) and frequent moves led me to believe they were more trouble than they were worth. Huge hobby regret now.
So I enjoy hanging on to what I have left.
I forgot about Axis and Allies. I have that one too.
indigopotter Supporter12 months ago
Go -2200: My dad thrifted it for me
Skittle-Bowl 1783 (I have a vintage copy from the seventies that I thrifted)
Euchre 1848 (yes, card games with a standard deck are cheating)
Pit 1903 (I have a vintage version with the orange bell)
1956 brought both Rack-O and Yahtzee
Acquire 1964 (I have a vintage bookshelf edition)
Monad 1969 (I have a vintage edition)
I have a copy of Barrier from 1975 still in shrink
1977: Fast Football (was my grandfather's/uncle's, got it from my grandfather's house), Pro Foto-Football (thrifted recently), Pass the Pigs and Rummikub (more modern versions)
1980: Can't Stop (used to have the thin box) and Jackpot Yahtzee (got it this year as a gift for my husband)
I guess I was mostly referring to modern board games but your collection sounds quite diverse and interesting. Quite the history of gaming!
theDL 12 months ago
Aside from things like Chess, it would have to be the reprint of Lost Cities
I guess I should have been more specific in my post - I meant modern board games. But chess is technically correct!
Marshwiggle92 Supporter12 months ago
I have some very very old classics, Go, chess, Chinese Chess - Xiangqi stuff like that. But if you don't count that, or older mass market stuff like sorry.... Then it would probably be Lost Cities. I keep it because my wife really likes it and I enjoy it. I do play older hobby games but I don't own any that I can remember.
The oldest "hobby game" I play on a semi regular basis is Acquire.
I’ve heard quite a bit about acquire but never really looked into it. Is it good?
It is very very good. You need to look into it if you like any sort of "money" games.
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