Mark and I LOVE to play games. We have quite the stash of our own and we were part of a game club for a year and got exposed to a bunch of games that way. Tons of our friends are into playing games. And the best wedding gift we got (thanks Shawn and Sara) was a game. I've stolen the idea and will often give a game to newlyweds.
But, we haven't bought a game in a long time. We need a new one. I'm itching for something fun, competitive with some good strategy (and a bit of luck). I asked on my facebook page the other day and didn't get much for ideas so I thought I'd better give some better parameters of what I'm looking for.
Here's what we don't like:
*Cranium style games where a person has to act, yell, draw or generally make a fool out of themselves (basically any party-style game Mark hates)
*Pop culture games (because they get dated very quickly) though I think I would KILL at 90's trivial pursuit.
*Two person games because we can't share the fun with friends
*Games that once you figure out a solution, you can always win (like mastermind)
Things we love in a game:
*quick play, or a style that allows everyone to participate even when it's not their turn
*easy to learn (better for teaching friends) but takes a while to master (so we don't get bored)
*We like some strategy
*We need it to have some luck (or someone might get sulky when they don't have a good strategy. I'll let you guess who.)
And basically if the game came out in 2008 or before, assume we've played it.
So, do you have suggestions for some NEW games?? If not, what is your favourite game to play and why?