Sunday, March 25, 2007

Party/Social

7 Comments:

Blogger Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Catchphrase was one vote away from making the "just missed the cut" category.

As for me, I don't understand the deep love for Apples to Apples.

I was glad to see both Smarty Party and Wits & Wagers make it onto the list.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Linnaeus said...

While I don't have the breadth of experience to say it deserves to be among the top games, I'm surprised that Attribut(e) wasn't even nominated in this category!

4:41 PM  
Blogger huzonfirst said...

Time's Up is clearly the greatest party game ever designed.

For standard party games, Taboo gets my vote. It's always a stich to play.

Apples to Apples wore out its welcome with us, but it took half a dozen plays to get to that point. I completely understand the game's appeal. (And it's somewhat ironic that Fluffdaddy, the leader of the Apples Project, has so little love for its namesake.)

Smarty Party, on the other hand, does nothing for me.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Erik Arneson said...

This is an excellent list. My personal favorites right now include Beyond Balderdash, Catchphrase (electrionic version), Guesstures (electronic version), Smarty Party, Time's Up!, Thingamajig (best played with cryptic clues), and Wits & Wagers.

Cheers,
Erik

10:38 PM  
Blogger AnakinOU said...

I can't really complain about the list. Yeah, Attribut(e) is a "better" game that A2A, but A2A is much more accessible, with obvious scoring and such.

I'm surprised to Barbarossa nominated, but no mention of Cluzzle, its cleaner, more approachable cousin.

And I'd be tempted to add the old, OOP wacky trivia-esque game "Oodles" to the list as well.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

I'm surprised to Barbarossa nominated, but no mention of Cluzzle, its cleaner, more approachable cousin.

Actually, you need to have your glasses checked. It's right there.

And I'd be tempted to add the old, OOP wacky trivia-esque game "Oodles" to the list as well.

I nominated it - it's a personal favorite. Of course, it would be nice to have current cards, but it's still a blast to play.

9:17 AM  
Blogger AnakinOU said...

Go, go reading comprehension!

Sigh.

To atone for my sins, I also submit Kaleidos for discussion. Great game, beautiful artwork, nigh impossible to find.

7:30 AM  

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