Games You have NEVER heard of Before

United States
July 1, 2008 3:27pm CST
Name some games you don't think any or many people have ever heard of before that you enjoy playing. One that I like is Rail Barron. It's a board game that is not made any more but at the same time is a very addictive game. At first glance it is very intimidating because of the charts that it uses. But once you have played all the way through the game it's hard to stop. What are some games that you play that other may enjoy if they knew about them?
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
My kids are presently playing The Game. Apparently it has only ONE rule. If at any time you just happen to think about the game you must say out loud, "I just lost the game." In other words, if you think about The Game, you lose. After you make your announcement you can then say, "I am now going to start playing The Game again." And you're fine from there after until you think about it again. The game never ends, and no one ever really wins, apparently. Leave it to kids to think up such stuff. It is rather funny though. If I say to them, "Are you playing The Game right now?" I am causing them to lose. I have been told, "Mom, stop talking about it you're making me lose." This has been going on for weeks in my home. I think it may be something they learned off the Internet, but before a few weeks ago, I never heard of it.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
that is TOO much. Hilarious. ok just to let you all know, "I'm going to start playing the Game." :)
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
2 Jul 08
Well, darn, now you made me lose. Ok. I am starting again.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
yessssssssss...starting again, but not counting myLot responses anymore on this one. LMAO
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I'm not sure if I know many "unheard of" games, but lesser known ones that I enjoy include Apples to Apples (that can get pretty funny!), plus no one ever talks about Parcheesi anymore, though it's just an ancient version of Sorry! There's this one my girlfriend and I have called "Run for Your Life, Candyman" and it's a grown-up version of Candyland complete with hit points and severe cookie damage. =D
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• United States
1 Jul 08
I have not heard of Apples and obviously not Run for you life. hehe. How is that played? I'm trying to figure out how in the world you can modify Candyland for adults. :)
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@beeeckie (803)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Candyman is published by Smirk & Dagger games. Every player gets a paper candyman with hit points on it, and if you get too many hits, you lose limbs, etc. There are battles and horrible ways to get eaten. It's all fun!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Well I could completely blow this away with gaming references. There are plenty of titles not even gamers have heard of, but thats expected since there are millions of titles. I could say apples to Apples, but that may have been heard of by some people. Its a neat family card/board game, easy too and it would be the one to recommend to others. Mahjong is another possibility, and only a few I can think of would know of this game. Others would question it. For my last response Double, I'll leave continuing the slightly humorous note from before and choose Fizzbin. See if you can get it.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
Created on Star Trek as Kirk created a Game that could have rule changes on the fly. Also Known as Dragon Poker in the MYTH series by Robert asprin who started with the Star trek Rules and invented quite a few new ones over several books as the game became a running gag in the series. Skeeve(Major Character)was know as a master of the game in several universes mostly by winning accidently.
@GardenGerty (116484)
• United States
3 Jul 08
We have a game called "Whatzit" that used to get us on the floor rolling with laughter. It involves moving on board, and rolling dice and challenging each other to solve Whatzits. A whatzit is a graphical representation of a phrase, I guess. For instance, a picture of a rose with a circle around it might be ring around the rosie. The letter I, or an eye graphic beneath the word stand would be I understand. I need to see if I can get that for my grown up nieces and nephews. It really uses your brain in unusual ways.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
4 Jul 08
That sounds pretty neat Gerty! Yes, it sounds fun, creative, involving and a good time for the family.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
My cousin has always been into stratagy games and I actually played Rail Baron with him a time or two. He introduced me to Azis and Allies about the same time. We also played a game which I think was called Conquistedor based on the Spanish Gold rush in South America. one of my favorites is one I can never find. It was called Fortress America. Set in the mid 21st century America has ticked off everyone in the world but Canada. As a Player you can defend the united States or invade it with the European Union, the Asian Confederacy or the South American Coalition. From the time My cousin brought it home he never beat me. i playd from both sides of the war and won every time. He didn't seem to mind since I couldn't survive a game of Axis and Allies against him.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I do recall seeing this game before. Never played it, but I had seen it. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/99 You can get it on Ebay still. :)
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• United States
20 Oct 08
EXCELENT!!! i just added the link to my favorites. I loved that game.