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I like all types of games and not all of them are electronic.
Here's a new one I got from Amazon and a video review I found:

https://ospreypublishing.com/store/osprey-games/board-card-games/the-lost-expedition

The Lost Expedition: A game of survival in the Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Expedition-game-survival-Amazon/dp/1472824164/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512296499&sr=8-1&keywords=the++lost+expedition

The Lost Expedition Review with Zee Garcia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=justEYoZ8ks

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a couple of examples:

I've gotten more and more into board-games (again), as I've grown older - used to play Necromunda, Warhammer Quest, Warhammer 40k (epic), Hero's Quest, Space Hulk, etc. back in the days

these days, I mainly play Arkham Horror, whenever I can get it properly set up (I have the base-game and all board-expansions, just missing two 'deck-expansions')

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror/

it's based on Howard Philips Lovecraft's universe, where the Elder Gods have awoken and are about to take down Arkham, among other places and it is up to you, as the player (alone, or with friends) to gather enough equipment, close enough 'gates' and make your way through the various dimensions, in order to gather the artifacts that may help shut all the gates, less The Old One awakens (several Elder Gods available, all which whom will effect the game)

in Arkham Horror, you are basically playing 'against the board itself', so to speak - as you draw 'instance-cards', etc., representing events occurring in-game, sort-of 'rpg-lite', but without a game-master

if you want to play with all expansions, etc, you need the space, time and patience for it though:

https://youtu.be/LIVaN78PeIw

my main issue at the moment is creating boxes for all the cards and tokens; I do have rudimentary solutions, but they're not optimal - and also I have three cats.

apart from that every once in a while, when having friends over, we'll play Chez Geek

http://www.sjgames.com/chezgeek/

it's a card-based game, where you are basically a bunch of students sharing a flat (true U.S. college -style) trying to make money and buy as much stuff, whilst doing as little as possible (the one who 'slacks off the most' wins)

it's a fairly interesting game, suitable for 3+ players and takes about 20-30 minutes to play - good fun, depending on preference
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Lord_Santa~

Thanks for the links. I've seen several of the Arkham Horror series and
have come close to buying one of them but haven't yet. It's good to hear
that you like them. I like anything that's based on H.P. Lovecraft's works.

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Here's a repost I'm relocating here:

I've got 3 of these

The Best Family Board Games:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/11/10/the-best-family-board-games

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  23:17:56  3 December 2017
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a couple of links

BoardGameGeek.com - the end all, be all site for your board-game pleasures:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Vassal:

http://www.vassalengine.org/

"What is Vassal?

Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. Play live on the Internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software."

Vassal is awesome, albeit finicky (i.e. takes time to set-up proper), but it let's you simulate/emulate, basically any and all board-games out there - worth a look, if nothing else if you are planning to purchase a new board-game, but are hesitant as to how it all looks/plays and would like to get a 'feel' for it, before spending the money.
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Why Heroquest is so Great

Hero Quest was an old board-game ('rpg-lite' ), released back when - I used to play it in the early mid early 90's and found it quite thrilling

this guy really makes the case, though:

https://youtu.be/Cx8sl2uC46A
  05:51:10  4 December 2017
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I actually have Hero Quest and I think one of the expansion packs
stored away with some other Games. Milton Bradley always made
some quality games in the 20th century. Might be worth something:

https://www.amazon.com/Milton-Bradley-4101-HeroQuest-System/dp/B000MVTUBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512358608&sr=8-1&keywords=heroquest

https://www.amazon.com/Heroquest-Quest-Kellars-Milton-Bradley/dp/B00CCYG8V2/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1512358804&sr=1-6&keywords=heroquest

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Another Milton Bradley Game I owned and loved was "Fortress America".
A Game where the Soviet Union, aided by Marxist South Americans &
like minded Asians invades the US from 3 sides. Sound familiar? It's
basically like the movie "Red Dawn" ( 1984 ) since it came in 1986.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_America_(board_game)

https://www.amazon.com/Fortress-America-United-States-Adventure/dp/B000TBL22A/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1512358865&sr=1-1&keywords=fortress+america

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  07:10:23  4 December 2017
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used to play day(s) long campaigns of Axis & Allies, as well - once you got a couple of players going, it can be a real challenge:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98/axis-allies

also, I didn't realize that Hero Quest had reached those insane prices - then again, as long as they don't do reprints, it may be no wonder...
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This was a great board game I had back in High School. It was pretty
cool because it didn't use dice and had some unique strategy game play.

4000 A.D. (1972)
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1435/4000-d

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Another Board Game I had back when it came out was made a lot
more popular by the movie that came out many years later. I knew
about it because I had read the book and thought it was a cool story.

Starship Troopers ( 1976 )
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/670/starship-troopers

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Twixt (1962)
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/949/twixt

Another board game I had when younger. Very simply concept and a
lot of fun. I had several of these in the collectable "3M Bookshelf Series".

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