All good options to mass produced Hasbro games. This hightlights the industry
has made great strides in the last 30 years. For those that prefer Monopoly,
Risk, etc no one is taking those away, they are just providing more options for
those of us that prefer streamlined gameplay, nicer art and components, and more
My family really likes Sheriff of Nottingham. One I’m loving right
now is Dominion. It also has several expansion packs too. It’s awesome,
and I don’t play many games.
@John (in the event you see this) -- this isn't an attack on the
"classics", it's offering alternatives in case you want to try
something different. Maybe an analogy is in order.If the only
hamburgers you've eaten in your entire life are McDonald's basic
hamburger, that's fine, and if you choose to stick with it and never try
anything else, that's your choice. But I suggest that you might be missing
something. You might try a Big Mac. Or a Whopper. Or go to Five Guys. After
you try other things, you might still prefer McD's plain burger...or you
may decide you've been denying yourself much better options for years.
Some people think they don't like board games (hamburgers) because
they've never looked past the classics (McDs). You can get those same
attributes you espoused from other (and, I would argue, much better) sources.Some "classics" hold up well to later visits, or to people who
never experienced them. Star Wars, for example. But some childhood experiences
are best left to glow in vague nostalgia because they don't hold up well
(e.g. He-Man cartoons are awful).
I enjoy "the Marble Game" as well as 'Ticket to Ride.'
There's nothing quite as intense as a well matched game of the old, old
traditional game of CHESS.
@John:"Why the attack on these classic board games?"I'm with WAUthethird on this.I like scrabble. It's
fun. But bananagrams is also fun. It also teaches in nearly the same way as
Scrabble, except instead of planning strategy to get specific board locations
(triple word score) you have to think quickly and find ways to rearrange your
words. But the use of vocabulary, and the arranging of random letters into
words is exactly the same. My family owns both. We like both.
John Charity Spring -It's not an attack. Merely they are meant to be
replacements or refreshing updates to the classics themselves, which in no way
is an attack. Perhaps read the article first? I guarantee you'll find
something new to play in there that teaches the same attributes.
My co-workers just recently introduced me to Lords or Waterdeep, and while I
have never been much of a gamer, I was instantly hooked. Board games have been
having a bit of a renaissance lately and they are better and more fun than ever.
Why the attack on these classic board games? They are considered to be classics
because they teach positive attributes such as patience, logical thinking, and
perseverance. Any attack on these classic games is an attack on these