Monte-whati?

An adventure in the Montessori philosophy

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gjmueller:

girlwithalessonplan:

imagetheshadowofwyveraryborealis answered your question: Looking for good tabletop games for 2 or more that I can put on our wedding registry! Card/RP games are fine!

Oh, oh, I can help with this. What games do you have/like?

gjmueller also asked: cooperative/competitive?

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Competitive:

  • Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil (deck building, fun and funny)
  • Cards Against Humanity (Apples to Apples for adults)
  • Lords of Waterdeep (8 turns worker placement)
  • D&D Adventure Games (I like Ashardalon the best - mini dungeon exploration)
  • Discworld (worker placement, funny if you’ve read the books)
  • Tigris & Euphrates (resource management and dominos)
  • Tsuro of the Sea (puzzle game)
  • 7 Wonders (resource management)
  • Settlers of Catan (resource management)
  • Fluxx (card game where the you change the rules)

Cooperative:

  • Castle Panic (technically a card game, but fast & fun)
  • Pandemic (kinda coop resource management)
  • Elder Sign (dice game)
  • Island of Dr Necreaux (coop card game)
  • Arkham Horror (exploration game - effectively a Lovecraft dungeon)
  • Forbidden Island (easy worker placement)
  • Yggdrasil (coop resource management)

Glossary:

Card game: game play is determined by cards.

Deck building: a type of card game - you collect cards, discard cards, draw cards, play cards, choose what you add to your hand to beat the other player.

Dice game: game play is determined by rolling dice.

Exploration game: you have limited information, and gameplay is based on discovering game elements.

Resource management: players acquire and spend the currency of the game to advance gameplay, and success is based on net profit (whoever acquires/spends most efficiently)

Worker placement: like resource management, except the placement of workers determines how players acquire or spend the currency of the game.

Extra nerdy thoughts:

Cooperative games didn’t exist until D&D…can you think of a game you played that required you to work together to win before 1974-ish?

You’re good.

Puerto Rico and Carcassone and Assension are also super fun games, and of course every nerd tabletop gamer needs Munchkins in Space so they can get the Phaser Baser Bo-daser Banana Fanna Fo-phaser. ;)

Oh oh and Zombies! is a blast!!!!

  • 25 January 2013
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