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I’ve seen that one; it looks pretty fun. I have to be careful because if it gets too complex my wife won’t play. The dice game sounds perfect.

Not too complex and you will want to always play Seafarers once you get it.
 

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Get the Seafarers pack. It really is an awesome expansion and well worth the money.

The rest of them are crazy, CRAZY. The rules are insane and it is hard to keep track of. Cities and Knights for example plays better on PC/iOS/Google Play, etc.

Rivals of Catan is just a dice version of Catan that has Catan rules, but plays like Yahtzee. It only takes 20 min or so per game, so it's a perfect travel game.
Oh yeah; where do you play Cities and Knights online?
 

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Oh yeah; where do you play Cities and Knights online?

There is an official PC game that has it and people are playing. I haven't played it in many years though.
 

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Not too complex and you will want to always play Seafarers once you get it.

Thanks DCR. This was great advice. We've had Seafarers for about a month and we've played it 10 times, and we still have half the maps still to play. I thought the original Catan was fun, but this expansion pack makes it exponentially more fun.
 

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How do you guys feel in general about board and even card games made for PCs/Consoles? It's not the same in person but you get online capabilities, animations etc. I have some and think some are fun but others? Meh.

One of my favorite online board games of all time was Battle Chess and later the Star Wars version.

My family and I still love playing traditional board games.
 

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I'm playing the CRAP out of Tabletop Simulator right now. There are people out there creating exact replicas of actual board games. And you can download them for free. Get a couple friends that have the software as well (its' about $20 and worth it), and you can have full blown game nights with traditional board games.

Just on that computer software alone I've played;

Horrified - Solo
Legendary Encounters: Alien
Legendary Encounters: X-Files Solo
Nemesis
Santorini
Gloomhaven
Firefly the Game
Spirit Island
Unfair

And a few others.

Takes a little getting used to re: the controls, but it's worth it. There are even mods of board games that you can't get physically. For example, there a bunch of mods for Disney's Villainous, including one that has Star Wars villains.
 

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I'm playing the CRAP out of Tabletop Simulator right now. There are people out there creating exact replicas of actual board games. And you can download them for free. Get a couple friends that have the software as well (its' about $20 and worth it), and you can have full blown game nights with traditional board games.

Just on that computer software alone I've played;

Horrified - Solo
Legendary Encounters: Alien
Legendary Encounters: X-Files Solo
Nemesis
Santorini
Gloomhaven
Firefly the Game
Spirit Island
Unfair

And a few others.

Takes a little getting used to re: the controls, but it's worth it. There are even mods of board games that you can't get physically. For example, there a bunch of mods for Disney's Villainous, including one that has Star Wars villains.

I think they have TAbletop Simulator in VR now. I heard it's pretty cool. I will have to try some of the others. I know my daughter couldn't get enough of Uno on the console. Her and her friends would play all the time. I might give Tabletop a go.
 
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I've been playing Risk online for 15 years. It's actually better online than on a board. Hundreds of maps and several other options. The best option is "fog", which means you only have the ability to see the troop count of your opponent's territories that you border. There's a lot more strategy involved when you're not sure what size army is lurking around the corner.
 

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I think they have TAbletop Simulator in VR now. I heard it's pretty cool. I will have to try some of the others. I know my daughter couldn't get enough of Uno on the console. Her and her friends would play all the time. I might give Tabletop a go.
It's an app, obviously, but completely online. Just set up a server and you can have a dozen people play a board game. And it works pretty good.
 

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I've been playing Risk online for 15 years. It's actually better online than on a board. Hundreds of maps and several other options. The best option is "fog", which means you only have the ability to see the troop count of your opponent's territories that you border. There's a lot more strategy involved when you're not sure what size army is lurking around the corner.

Are you playing Risk, or Conquer Club?
 

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I think they have TAbletop Simulator in VR now. I heard it's pretty cool. I will have to try some of the others. I know my daughter couldn't get enough of Uno on the console. Her and her friends would play all the time. I might give Tabletop a go.

Uno was one of the very few games I thought was good on the 360/One. Most of the other games I have played, Carcassone, Catan, Pandemic etc don't seem to be very good. Although I admit I don't know Pandemic well.
 

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I'm playing the CRAP out of Tabletop Simulator right now. There are people out there creating exact replicas of actual board games. And you can download them for free. Get a couple friends that have the software as well (its' about $20 and worth it), and you can have full blown game nights with traditional board games.

Just on that computer software alone I've played;

Horrified - Solo
Legendary Encounters: Alien
Legendary Encounters: X-Files Solo
Nemesis
Santorini
Gloomhaven
Firefly the Game
Spirit Island
Unfair

And a few others.

Takes a little getting used to re: the controls, but it's worth it. There are even mods of board games that you can't get physically. For example, there a bunch of mods for Disney's Villainous, including one that has Star Wars villains.

How easy is it to learn how to play new games on tabletop if you have never played them before? Do they have online options?
 
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