Board Games for Bored People

@JudyEv (126129)
Bunbury, Australia
July 2, 2017 11:15am CST
While at our son’s in Ireland, we played a lot of board games. We were there about three weeks and while we camped away from time to time, we were also with them for quite a few nights. It seemed to take a week or more before we even looked like running out of new games to play. They rarely seem to watch TV which accounts for some of their passion for games I guess. We enjoyed the games although some seemed a bit complicated at first. Our son and his wife play with friends or with the various nieces and nephews who visit from time to time. I think my favourite was called ‘Ticket to Ride’ where you have to get from one place to another by train. The one we played was based on the USA but apparently they are available using the train lines of other countries. This just might be one game I’ll buy when we get back to Australia. The photo shows a board game but not 'Ticket to Ride'.
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@MALUSE (41206)
• Germany
2 Jul 17
But riding by train is much more common in Europe than in Australia!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I have no idea how the game would work if they used Australian train destinations. There is only one train from East to West for a start.
@MALUSE (41206)
• Germany
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv I've heard about that. It's more a touristy thing, isn't it? No business person would take it to get to their destination in a leisurely way.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
@MALUSE You're right. It is a touristy thing as no locals can afford the fare!
@hereandthere (31869)
• Philippines
2 Jul 17
of course, as soon as i read 'ticket to ride' the beatles song started playing in my head. i'll be game about learning new board games, but with my curiosity, i would also take a peek at local shows, newscasts and commercials, even if i don't understand the language. so did you or vince ever win in any of the games you played?
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
We certainly held our own in the games. We don't have a TV in the motor-home. There is barely room for it but many of the motor-homes we see put up their dishes each evening.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 17
@JudyEv can't help giggling at "put up their dishes" and imaging shiny white dinner plates. haha! how times and terms have changed!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 17
@hereandthere I'm glad I gave you a giggle. Of course, I'm sure you worked out that I meant satellite dishes. And yes, times have changed considerably.
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@marlina (74869)
• Canada
2 Jul 17
Personally I am not fond of board games at all. Except for Scrabble in both English and French.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
There is a huge variety of games now. I had no idea there was so much choice. Some are 'co-operative' in that you all join forces to beat the 'game'. I was surprised how interesting they were.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Jul 17
I don't think I have ever heard of that game. Ill have to look it up. We were just talking about board games yesterday.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I really enjoyed playing most of the games. Some you all play towards the same goal of beating the game itself.
@Hate2Iron (7953)
• Canada
2 Jul 17
It looks complicated... I like complicated games... don't ask me why lol!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
Some were complicated and it took a second game or three to really get the hang of them.
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@Hate2Iron (7953)
• Canada
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv I will have to look up that game... even the board looks interesting!!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 17
@Hate2Iron The one in the photo is called Castles and it's a great game too You get to build your own castle with lots of different rooms and areas.
@Marty1 (34812)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 17
That is great you didn't watch TV and played board games. I haven't played a board game in many years. I have card games my mom would buy me, and we would play once in awhile, but i have nobody who wants to play them with me! But I still have all my childhood board games maybe my sister and nephew would play with me! Never heard of the train game but sounds like a good but complicated game. i would be willing to try it though!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
Some of the board games are a lot of fun. It's a shame you have no-one to play with you.
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@Marty1 (34812)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv Yes they are a good time. I have my hamster, Marty but his little hands are much too small, and when he is up he wants to be in his exercise ball! But he would as he is very kind and considerate and wants what is best for me!! Is Herc that kind to you and Vince?I wish i could have one like Herc as he looks so pleasant to spend time with him!
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 17
@Marty1 Herc is kind to us and comes and makes sure we're okay from time to time when we let him out to run around,
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@xFiacre (4578)
• Ireland
2 Jul 17
@judyev A good board game is a better way of spending the evening with people you don't see that often than watching TV - you can do that on your own at home. I remember one we had long time ago called GO which involved players travelling the world.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
That's for sure and much easier than trying to make conversation for 3 or 4 hours especially if you have to watch everything you say.
@xFiacre (4578)
• Ireland
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv Oh those conversations I usually get all wrong and end up bruised in the ribs from my more aware wife.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
@xFiacre I've solved that problem. I don't sit next to Vince.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
3 Jul 17
Ticket To Ride seems to be an interesting board game for people who are Bored.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
It's a pretty good game even if you are not bored!
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv Okay.An interesting board game for all times and seasons.
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@Shavkat (63446)
• Philippines
3 Jul 17
I do love board games during my younger years. If there is a chance, I will do and play with my little niece.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I'm sure your niece would love playing games with you.
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@Shavkat (63446)
• Philippines
4 Jul 17
@JudyEv She always did. I am having fun to teach her the mechanics of the boardgames.
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@Tina30219 (34473)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Jul 17
I like board games and card games I played a cool one with my friend that I want to get it is called play nine. Here is what it looks like and what it is all about.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
That sounds a fun game too. I know a few different patience/solitaire card games if I have no-one to play with.
@Tina30219 (34473)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv Yeah same here my boyfriend won't play with me unless we have another couple to play. But he will play on the wiii game with me.
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• United States
2 Jul 17
What an interesting game..I would love that one Judy.. I have not a soul here to play board games with and I miss them.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
Some of the games they play online but I'm not sure that would be as much fun.
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• United States
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv I don't think it is..I have tried to play online with my son..I don't like it as much.
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@manasamanu (3731)
• Bangalore, India
2 Jul 17
These games are a good means to pass the time and it also helps in bonding the family.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I think so too. Some of the games involves everyone working together to beat the 'game' so they are good too. And a bit different.
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• Bangalore, India
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv Yes they are.
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@andriaperry (53263)
• United States
3 Jul 17
I miss playing board games, I have no one to play with
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
Luckily we have friends who like board games so we might be playing a bit more often in future.
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Jul 17
I was going to say, that looks really complicated.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
The one on the table is called 'Castles' and you get to build your own castle. I enjoyed that too and it has the advantage that you can't really tell who is going to win until you start adding up all the bits and pieces at the end.
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@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 17
We played board games when our son was little. Today we just don't play it any more. I remember at that time my husband and I lost it to our son secrely and therefore he was happy because he won the game. Then he could go to bed happily
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I've done that with our kids too - and my elderly mother. Mum could always hold her own until she got really old.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
3 Jul 17
Board games can be lots of fun. I last played with my older son and some of his relatives four years ago. lol
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
I'm sure it depend how much else is going on in your life but it was fun this time around to play some games.
@RasmaSandra (18440)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jul 17
I used to like all kinds of board games such as Monopoly. However my hubby is not very much into board games. He would rather work on his laptop or watch documentaries. I always work on my PC and have an old PC nearby playing some movie or music video.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
We work on our computers too - myLotting (of course), writing and Vince plays around with his photos.
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@Kandae11 (38580)
2 Jul 17
I like board games, but I haven't played any in years.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
There are dozens of various games available now. I had no idea there was such a choice.
@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Jul 17
I wish I could play board games a little more often. Don't always have the time to do it. Hopefully, I'll be able to make time soon.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
We have the time and two of our friends quite like board games too so I'm hoping they might like the train one if I buy it.
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@Platespinner (16783)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jul 17
We had the European version of Ticket to Ride at one point, but it's a game that we eventually got bored with sent to a new home.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
Well, it is a board game after all! Do you have others that you play?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jul 17
@JudyEv my husband isnt big on board games, and my usual board game companion is swamped with school at the moment, but some of our favourites are Settlers of Catan and Banana Grams.
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@JudyEv (126129)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 17
@Platespinner I haven't come across those yet. We bought Forbidden Island with us and have played it once or twice in our travels. It's a bit of fun. One of the games is called Carcassone which is also a city in France and we'll probably go through it tomorrow.
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