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This is a thread to organize "classic" games. We get new people in the hobby every year so here is a chance to show them the games that started you down this road oh so many years ago....

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Last year I taught had the pleasure of teaching a couple of games including Cosmic Encounter.

I would be happy to organize, mule, and teach any one of these "classics" for anyone who is interested, but my schedule is going to be full this year so here is a poll to get one selected.

Here is a list of games I am capable of teaching:
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What "classic" game would you like to learn?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Cosmic Encounter
12.5% 6
Brass: Lancashire
25.0% 12
Power Grid
2.1% 1
Puerto Rico
12.5% 6
Dominion
0.0% 0
Le Havre
10.4% 5
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
2.1% 1
Goa
29.2% 14
Acquire
4.2% 2
Ra
2.1% 1
Voters 48
This poll is now closed.   48 answers
Poll created by bcooperok
Closes: Fri Aug 1, 2014 6:00 am
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Great idea. I know all of the games on your list, so I will gladly volunteer to teach as well. I can teach any of those from your list, except Brass, with which I am only passingly familiar.

In addition, I would gladly teach:

Caylus 2005
Chinatown 1999
El Grande 1995
Hoity Toity 1990
Imperial 2006
Manhattan 1994
Medici 1995
Power Grid 2004
Reef Encounter 2004
Taj Mahal 2000
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I'll keep my eye on this thread as well, and hopefully some folk will request specific games they want to learn. A few of the games I could teach:

CO₂
Vinhos
Russian Railroads
Twilight Struggle
A Study in Emerald

and plenty of others.
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casualgod wrote:
Great idea. I know all of the games on your list, so I will gladly volunteer to teach as well. I can teach any of those from your list (except Brass, with which I am only passingly familiar.

In addition, I would gladly teach:

Caylus 2005
Chinatown 1999
El Grande 1995
Hoity Toity 1990
Imperial 2006
Manhattan 1994
Medici 1995
Power Grid 2004
Reef Encounter 2004
Taj Mahal 2000


You know I would be down to learn any and all of those!
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LennyS wrote:
I'll keep my eye on this thread as well, and hopefully some folk will request specific games they want to learn. A few of the games I could teach:

CO₂
Vinhos
Russian Railroads
Twilight Struggle
A Study in Emerald

and plenty of others.


You young'uns are so funny. I love me some Russian Railroad, but it is years from being a classic.

If you want to draw me in, bring out Torpedo Run! or Masterpiece. Although perhaps they aren't really classics, just vintage.
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Hsart wrote:
casualgod wrote:
Great idea. I know all of the games on your list, so I will gladly volunteer to teach as well. I can teach any of those from your list (except Brass, with which I am only passingly familiar.

In addition, I would gladly teach:

Caylus 2005
Chinatown 1999
El Grande 1995
Hoity Toity 1990
Imperial 2006
Manhattan 1994
Medici 1995
Power Grid 2004
Reef Encounter 2004
Taj Mahal 2000


You know I would be down to learn any and all of those!


Seems like we could make a full day of that list Chad.
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How are we defining classics?
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How are we defining classics?

Formerly cult of the new games that are still worth playing? meeple
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Not making any grandiose claims about what is classic - just offerin' to teach a few games with which I'm familiar.
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To me, classics in the sense that is being described here are games that break through the "cult of the new" idea and find their way back onto the table at a decently regular basis. These are also games that the majority of gamers have either played or at least heard about. The majority of them are still available as well to purchase (nothing worse than getting a newcomer excited about a game and then breaking it to them that they can't buy it easily).

In my opinion, they are the ones that people have graduated from the gateway games of Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Alhambra, etc. None of these do I consider brain burners, but they start taking people into the different directions of the game types that are out there.

This whole list is subjective but here are some of the ones that I feel are "classics":

Tigris & Euphrates
Caylus
In the Year of the Dragon
Power Grid
Goa
Thebes
San Marco
Puerto Rico
The Princes of Florence
Samurai
Hive
Tikal
San Juan
Lost Cities
For Sale
Citadels
Modern Art
Kingsburg
Thurn and Taxis
Genoa
Shadows over Camelot
Torres
Yspahan
Bohnanza
Through the Desert
Downfall of Pompeii
Santiago



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Woot! I can teach almost all of those!!
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I'm sure I'll be spending time chasing down new hotness but I would be happy to play or am already a fan of just about every game listed here so far. I'll throw in an extra vote for Reef Encounter as it would be cool to play it before pulling the trigger on a copy.
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I'd be happy to teach/play:

Through the Desert
Railways of the World
Samurai
Ra
The Castles of Burgundy
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tcollett wrote:


Tigris & Euphrates
Caylus
In the Year of the Dragon
Goa
Thebes
San Marco
Puerto Rico
The Princes of Florence
Samurai
Tikal
San Juan
For Sale
Modern Art
Kingsburg
Thurn and Taxis
Genoa
Shadows over Camelot
Torres
Yspahan
Bohnanza
Through the Desert
Downfall of Pompeii
Santiago






Any of these, the soon to be Mrs.and I are down to learn to play!
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I would be willing to teach Up Front, and I have the game and all the Avalon Hill expansions, if someone would like this?
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I can teach:

El Grande
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Year of the Dragon
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Can we designate an area of the room for 'classics'? In the large room, the space can be flexible.
 
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bcooperok wrote:
Last year I taught had the pleasure of teaching a couple of games including Cosmic Encounter.

I would be happy to organize, mule, and teach any one of these "classics" for anyone who is interested, but my schedule is going to be full this year so here is a poll to get one selected.

Here is a list of games I am capable of teaching:
Poll
What "classic" game would you like to learn?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Cosmic Encounter
12.5% 6
Brass: Lancashire
25.0% 12
Power Grid
2.1% 1
Puerto Rico
12.5% 6
Dominion
0.0% 0
Le Havre
10.4% 5
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
2.1% 1
Goa
29.2% 14
Acquire
4.2% 2
Ra
2.1% 1
Voters 48
This poll is now closed.   48 answers
Poll created by bcooperok
Closes: Fri Aug 1, 2014 6:00 am


Not a single miss on this list. I am competent in all except Goa and it is number one on my "need to learn" list.

Unfortunately, it looks like I may miss this year but I will be back and I hope that the "Classic Games" idea stays around.

BTW, everyone should let each person define "classics" in there own way. Everyone is just hoping to play games they enjoy, not games that meet some irrelevent definition.
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Not a single miss on this list. I am competent in all except Goa and it is number one on my "need to learn" list.



FYI, the BGG library copy of Goa is the old edition. I recommend playing with the second edition as it fixes a couple balance issues.
 
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casualgod wrote:
jalexone wrote:


Not a single miss on this list. I am competent in all except Goa and it is number one on my "need to learn" list.



FYI, the BGG library copy of Goa is the old edition. I recommend playing with the second edition as it fixes a couple balance issues.


If Goa wins the poll, I have a copy to bring.
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bcooperok wrote:
casualgod wrote:
jalexone wrote:


Not a single miss on this list. I am competent in all except Goa and it is number one on my "need to learn" list.



FYI, the BGG library copy of Goa is the old edition. I recommend playing with the second edition as it fixes a couple balance issues.


If Goa wins the poll, I have a copy to bring.


I'll bring mine as well.
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i have been wanting to learn Brass: Lancashire for a while now, definitely up for playing at bggcon 2014
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i have been wanting to learn Brass: Lancashire for a while now, definitely up for playing at bggcon 2014


Not sure if I'll learn Brass before BGG.Con or not, but I'd love to play either way
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