So after a bit of posting in this thread here, (in fact if a mod could merge it with this one when they find the time that'd be great~) I figured it wouldn't hurt to make a thread for games of the physical variety. Sure they're not Video Games, but some Video Games have actually been based on Table-Top RPGs and Board Games so hell, why not make this a place to discuss those as well? Come ooonnn, don't deny it. We've all played a crummy digital version of a board game at some point. I still remember playing Sorry on my Grandpa's computer when I was a kid, complete with crappy CGI cutscenes and cheesy one-liners.
Table-Tops, Board Games, Trading Cards Games, everything in between, discuss it here.
From nostalgic Pokemon cards to nerdy D&D to tried and true classics like Monopoly to collectibles like Mage Knight and Heroclix.
I myself was inspired to hunt down Heroscape again after spending a bit of time in the aforementioned thread. Heroscape is a fun little Table-Top RPG, with less depth than something like D&D but an addicting collection aspect and the ability to build your own terrain and scenarios and such.
Among other things of this variety I've always enjoyed the Pokemon TCG, and still have several themed decks rubber-banded up in the drawers of my room somewhere, ready to take a quick refresher course of the rules and take on anyone that issues a challenge in this house. I've also played my fair share of Board Games, Battleship, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, even the occasional Risk when I could get someone to commit to it.
I find D&D interesting, but I also find the idea of playing it seriously a bit out of the question considering my lifelong obsession with games of the video variety, which doesn't leave much time for something like D&D when you also factor in comic work and cartoons/TV/Movies/etc. I doubt I could ever commit to D&D, as much as I wish I could.
Now let's see if we can keep this thread alive~