What's your favorite board game?
Asked by Josh Board
December 17, 2008
From La Mesa (Loan Officer)
It’s Monopoly. I love the fact that you can control everything. And you can do so many versions of the game. You can play it like it’s a crazy eight. You can have teams or get into marathon games. The properties I like to own are the ones right after Go, the cheap ones. You can put hotels on them, and everyone seems to land on them. I also like Broadway and Park Place. I like most of the properties on the corners.
From Pacific Beach (Public Relations)
My favorite game is Sorry. It’s simple, and you can play it drunk. We actually have a version we have made into a drinking game. We’ve also had variations like Strip Sorry, where clothes come off. I also like Connect Four, although we haven’t made a drinking version of that. My dad recently found our original Sorry game when he cleaned out the shelves in the garage.
From Downtown (Student)
It’s definitely Boggle. I love word games, like Scrabble. But ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved playing Boggle. It’s never the same, since different letters come up each time. And you only have a limited time to find the various words. I’ve had so many arguments playing that game, because I do a word that someone doesn’t think is a real word. We end up going to the dictionary.
From San Diego (Fashion Designer)
It’s a toss-up between Twister and Jenga. Some people get all stressed out playing Jenga, but it’s a lot of fun. And how can you not like Twister? You get random people’s body parts in your face. That’s always nice.
From San Diego (Medical Assistant)
I like Monopoly and Scattegories. I think Scattegories is becoming more popular, although it will never be as big as Monopoly was. In Scattegories, you have a different letter of the alphabet, and everyone has a bunch of things they have to write down that start with that letter. And you have a short time to do that, and you can’t write down an answer someone else has, so you have to try and be creative.
From North Park (Self-Employed)
The first thing that pops into my mind is Monopoly. I haven’t played it in a long time, though. My favorite game was probably this rock ’n roll trivia game I once had. The company made movie-themed ones, too. I ended up selling it, although I have a KISS trivia game now. Speaking of KISS, the rock trivia game did have some info wrong. It listed the bassist of KISS as Paul Stanley. Sometimes my friends just thought I got the answer wrong, because I was claiming the game had it wrong.