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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 10:27:32 PM »
We aren’t monopoly people but gameplay is SO different with monopoly gamer! Much more palatable length of play. It doesn’t drag on for ages and you don’t really build up properties or anything. It gets competitive but it’s not literally relationship ending like normal monopoly haha

Hahahahaha the problem is we *don’t* socialise much! We have very few games that are more than 2 player minimum because it’s hard to find others to play. We’re thinking of starting a FB page in an attempt to organize gaming meet ups (as I won’t pay monthly to start a meetup lol).


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I would definitely join in! And potentially be a host. We don't have many games yet, just exploding kittens and playing cards, but once I have a 'real' job again I do plan to get more. I know my part time one pays almost as much as a UK one will, but until my house closes I have no spare cash.

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2018, 12:18:18 AM »
I would definitely join in! And potentially be a host. We don't have many games yet, just exploding kittens and playing cards, but once I have a 'real' job again I do plan to get more. I know my part time one pays almost as much as a UK one will, but until my house closes I have no spare cash.

We can bring the games!  Well, KoD can.  You take care of you.  We'll take care of the entertainment.  (I need to take care of me, first, though... car!)
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2018, 09:01:35 AM »
I would definitely join in! And potentially be a host. We don't have many games yet, just exploding kittens and playing cards, but once I have a 'real' job again I do plan to get more. I know my part time one pays almost as much as a UK one will, but until my house closes I have no spare cash.

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I've wanted to give Exploding Kittens a shot! Wasn't sure too much about it and how similar it was to cards against humanity (it seemed different but I've not looked into it too much). I think it was The Oatmeal that created it, right?

We can bring the games!  Well, KoD can.  You take care of you.  We'll take care of the entertainment.  (I need to take care of me, first, though... car!)

hahah I can definitely do that. I have SO many games. I'm not sure they are games you guys would actually enjoy playing, but I do have a lot of games of all different types (party-type card games, dice games, etc.). Game I've taught a friend's girlfriend a few weeks back who isn't a gamer at all (and isn't even a native English speaker so she hates games involving too much text as she's afraid she'll sound stupid or something - which is nuts as she speaks better English than most English people seem to! LOL) is a game called BANG! The Dice. It doesn't take too long to play a game and it's actually pretty fun (but you need 4 players minimum to properly play....it says 3 minimum but it's FAR more difficult). Gooogle it when you get a second and see if something like that is up anybody's alley. It's a good intro into the geekier side of boardgames hahaha

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2018, 09:26:08 AM »
I've wanted to give Exploding Kittens a shot! Wasn't sure too much about it and how similar it was to cards against humanity (it seemed different but I've not looked into it too much). I think it was The Oatmeal that created it, right?


It totally is by the Oatmeal. It's absolutely nothing like cards against humanity other than it's a card game. They actually have an app for it that I bought when it was on sale for 10p awhile back. It was entertaining and you played with random people or with friends. I think my husband bought it for his mom, but I can't remember.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2018, 10:41:06 AM »
It totally is by the Oatmeal. It's absolutely nothing like cards against humanity other than it's a card game. They actually have an app for it that I bought when it was on sale for 10p awhile back. It was entertaining and you played with random people or with friends. I think my husband bought it for his mom, but I can't remember.

Saw the app but I’m a cheapo and hate buying apps haha 🤣


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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #65 on: January 18, 2018, 12:56:58 PM »
JF - I'm working in Swindon today! I'm one step closer to you I think! :p

Oooh!  Keep heading west!  You're almost here!  (Well, still over 2 hours by car, but definitely moving in the right direction!)

It totally is by the Oatmeal. It's absolutely nothing like cards against humanity other than it's a card game. They actually have an app for it that I bought when it was on sale for 10p awhile back. It was entertaining and you played with random people or with friends. I think my husband bought it for his mom, but I can't remember.
Saw the app but I’m a cheapo and hate buying apps haha 🤣

Hah!  My husband mocks me because I used to refuse to pay for anything virtual.  But 10p?  Even I would spring for that if I'd caught the offer.  :P
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2018, 01:20:17 PM »
Oooh!  Keep heading west!  You're almost here!  (Well, still over 2 hours by car, but definitely moving in the right direction!)


Hah!  My husband mocks me because I used to refuse to pay for anything virtual.  But 10p?  Even I would spring for that if I'd caught the offer.  :P

hahaha for me I think "but then I'll have to put my credit card on there and then I might accidentally purchase things by mistake and that's extra work to claim the money back..etc. etc. and I am WAY too lazy for that :p


hahaha 2 more hours to you? I'm almost at the halfway point then as it was an hour from my door to here pretty much straight down the M4.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2018, 01:37:57 PM »
hahaha for me I think "but then I'll have to put my credit card on there and then I might accidentally purchase things by mistake and that's extra work to claim the money back..etc. etc. and I am WAY too lazy for that :p


hahaha 2 more hours to you? I'm almost at the halfway point then as it was an hour from my door to here pretty much straight down the M4.

Once you reach the end of the M4, continue on the A48 to the next roundabout.  Then you're as good as here.

I totally get the lazy thing!  I once paid for credit protection that I didn't need for months because it was a free sign-up to get my credit report (back before we were guaranteed free ones every year), and then I couldn't be bothered to call and cancel.  It was something like $6/month!  I did eventually cancel, after wasting stupid money, and then I swore off any sort of subscription service for a long time.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2018, 02:42:22 PM »
I totally get the lazy thing!  I once paid for credit protection that I didn't need for months because it was a free sign-up to get my credit report (back before we were guaranteed free ones every year), and then I couldn't be bothered to call and cancel.  It was something like $6/month!  I did eventually cancel, after wasting stupid money, and then I swore off any sort of subscription service for a long time.

I was like that with Netflix.  Paid for a year and didn't watch a thing!


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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2018, 03:10:07 PM »
I was like that with Netflix.  Paid for a year and didn't watch a thing!

That's why I was apprehensive about Netflix the first time I got it (DVDs mailed out)... As we now know, I was right to be hesitant.  But I managed to avoid paying any money that time.  I was so proud of myself for canceling before the trial ended.  (This is just a normal, everyday thing to do, and not something one should generally be proud of.)
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #70 on: January 18, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
I was like that with Netflix.  Paid for a year and didn't watch a thing!

we literally stream everything now! Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the replay apps on our games console. We don't watch any live TV anymore. We are filthy cord cutters!
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2018, 04:27:45 PM »
I would love to cut the cord.  But I admittedly watch way to much tv.  A downside to kids - you are home every evening!


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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #72 on: January 18, 2018, 07:35:36 PM »
I would love to cut the cord.  But I admittedly watch way to much tv.  A downside to kids - you are home every evening!

I do watch a lot of TV but it does take extra effort to find some programs. All depends on what you watch as well, though.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
Even better, say something bad about Scotland and you'll meet plenty of them!  Or ask about Brave heart, or the Loch Ness Monster....

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2018, 08:46:49 PM »
I would love to cut the cord.  But I admittedly watch way to much tv.  A downside to kids - you are home every evening!

We don't have kids and we're home every evening.  Well, I am.  My husband is 3-1/2 hours away wishing he was home four nights a week.
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