What games do you enjoy playing, that your non-geek friends and acquaintances just don't get?

(And yes, there are many that don't require a computer or the internet! But computer games count too.)

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Loren, I had quite an interest in DOOM during the 1990's, but never had the manual dexterity to master the game. I preferred to create DOOM maps (or wads) for the guys at work to play. I used a CAD program that I bought from a shareware company. I can send you a 3½" disk containing several maps that I created. Unfortunately, I can't transfer the files to another media as the PC I have now doesn't have that size drive. All the maps were created to replace Level 1 of DOOM 1. Let me know if you're interested.

Zendo looks very cool - I'll have to check it out.

My 10 year old daughter got "Khet 2.0" for Christmas. She describes it as "Egyptian chess, but with lasers!" It's very tricky - a whole new type of strategy. The pieces are mirrored and you place them in order to reflect the laser beam where you want it to go. When the laser hits a piece on its non-reflective side, it's toast. Awesome! 



Cool game!

I have 80-100 board games.  Favorites would be Power Grid, Silverton, Vegas Showdown, Ingenius and probably 20 more.

Wow -- cool Scott!


"What's that game with these cute little figures?"
"You mean meeples?"
"Yes, I see them everywhere on the Geek!"
"They are from Carcassonne."

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.

During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: "Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?" or "Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?" Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.

I have a couple full sets and several expansions for this!

Same here -- how cool is that?

I have Playstation 3 (I have the older ones too) and of course Nintendo games and a Wii. It would be a long list to list all the games I have.

To name a few I have -- Final Fantasy and I love that game! Also, Zelda! I buy some of the soundtrack of videogames on iTunes -- they have a bunch of them -- like Zelda and Final Fantasy.

Skyrim looks like a neat game. Trine and Trine 2 on Steam along with Left 4 Dead and some other games.

Oh boy, where do I start?

I have an Xbox 360 and a Wii, I play Magic the Gathering quite a lot (i especially enjoy Commander for those that are into it). I generally play strategic games and adventures as well as an awful lot of shooters. 

Some of my favorite Xbox games: Darksiders, Mass Effect (1+2), Assassin's Creed (all), Halo: Reach, Gears of War (1+2), Dragon Age (origins + 2).

I used to be a hardcore PC gamer, I played Counterstrike since Beta 0.8 and have played Unreal Tournament at a professional level. And all the "westwood" games and warcraft/starfcraft titles and many, many more. 

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Monkey Island so far, that game is pretty nerdy for a PC game.

I have the Monkey Island game on my iPad. I have lots of iPad games - didn't put the entire list here. Anyone play Peggle? I also like Breakout and Tetris. Just to name a few. I'll name more later.

Thinking of Peggle, I have Peggle Nights, plus Bejeweled 2, 3, and Twist (the best of the bunch, IMHO).

I ALSO have Angry Birds and Angry Birds Rio! Raaaaah, HeeNeeNAAAAAA!




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