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There's this really cool card game called Coup. It's all about lying and building shaky coalitions. I have a lot of fun with this game because I don't take it very seriously. I get really risky. I lie when I don't have to. I build alliances and immediately betray them, laughing as the whole table unites against me. I rarely win but I make a big impact on every game. I guess what I'm saying is I kind of see what Iran is doing here.
This is extraordinarily thorough. So thorough in fact, that you should also consider board gaming. Reading this, it just makes a lot of sense for you. I think board gaming would fit you like a glove.
1. Video games have moved away from couch co-op. You've made a great list here with a lot of solid points, but I doubt you would have ever reached your conclusion, had you considered board games. Keep Talking is certainly a good entertaining game, nothing against it. It's just, that game feels plucked like a needle out of a haystack. Like you've biopsied out a very small node from inside a large mass.
You don't really have this problem with board games. Literally every single board game in existence is designed to be played with people immediately around you. I hesitate to use the phrase "played co-operatively" simply because most board games are NOT co-operative - though there are notable exceptions like Pandemic or Ghost Stories. Both great games.
Board games use human beings as the engine the game runs on. That's not to say board games pit intellects against each other in some sort of valid competition of "who's the most smartest", but to say: humans are social machines and will surprise you with their grasp of system thinking. If I have five or six people in the room with me, I'd prefer the game that we're playing to exist in the head-space between us rather than on some electronic device.
People have come over to my house in the real world. Why not play a game with them that also exists in the real world? I can play videogames over online multiplayer until I'm blue in the face. Just last night I reinstalled Bad Company 2 and played with a few old college roommates. If I had those old friends over to my house, we'd play a board game. It seems crazy to me that someone has taken the time to drive over to your place and you set them down in front of a computer.
2. Because boardgames have always been designed around a social experience taking place in the real world, they're just better at it. This is definitely subjective. You can feel free to disagree with me all you want, but there are mechanics that I just don't see in videogames. Sure, I could load up Gremlin's Inc and replicate what is probably the best roll n' move game I've ever played, but roll n' move is a Monopoly era game genre. Board games can move past this.
You can't play Two Room's and a Boom on a machine. You can't play Bid n' Bluff games like Liar's Dice, Sheriff of Nottingham, or social deduction games like Coup or Love Letter. You can't play physical dexterity games like Jenga (still great fun btw), Flick em' Up, or Catacombs.
There are just games that play better with groups of people because they exist in the real world and make use of humans as the operating system.
3. Board games are much more open to much more people. I don't know about you, but in my experience board games are just more accessible to a wider range of people. I'm maybe going to get a round of Mario Kart out of the adults in my life that love me, but I've sat down with people over 50 and had a great time with Ticket to Ride. At family reunions I've enjoyed Dominion with young children and grandparents alike. Settlers of Catan, Blockus, and Carcassonne are all genuinely fun games I played to death with my family.
How crazy is that? I would really look forward to playing one of those games with my whole family. I can't think of even one videogame that fits that criteria.
4. Perhaps most simply, there are incredible games that just don't exist in videogame form - even though they could. Is the total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II not giving you that full heady Game of Thrones experience? Why not just play Game of Thrones. This is probably my favorite game and it's just not on computers. I can imagine a version of Cosmic Encounter played over online multiplayer, but why? It already exists in perfect form. If I want to play El Grande, or Arctic Scavengers, or Lords of Vegas - well . . . those games just don't exist as videogames.
5. Just honorable mentions. Seven Wonders. Splendor. Blueprints.
TL;DR. There are a ton of great board games out there and if you actually are struggling to think of something that you and your friends can enjoy together in the same room - maybe give it a shot rather than lament the lack of couch co-op in videogames.
With all the love of my soul, you need some better board games.
Ticket to Ride is my favorite "gateway" game. No more complicated than Monopoly et al but so much better: http://www.amazon.com/Days-of-Wonder-DOW-7201/dp/0975277324
Coup is another. If it takes longer than five minutes to play a round, you're not being aggressive enough: http://www.amazon.com/Coup-Card-Game-Resistance-Universe/dp/B00GDI4HX4/
When you're ready for something a little more strategic, Settlers of Catan is a classic: http://www.amazon.com/MayFair-Games-MFG3061-Settlers-Catan/dp/B000W7JWUA
Hop on over to /r/boardgames some time!
Love Letter - Ultra fun game for 2 to 4 players, super small, super simple, but tons of replayability. One of my favorite games ever, and a hit with everyone. Currently $8 on amazon.
Coup- Super basic social deduction game, tons of fun for not a lot of money. More complicated than Love Letter, but not very difficult. The hardest part about teaching a younger kid this game is the idea that you can (and should) lie to your friends. Currently $9 on amazon.
Red 7 - This is a small 2-4 player game, super fun, super simple. Currently $9 on amazon
Basically, you can get all three of these for ~$25.
The coins from Coup would be perfect. And as a bonus, you'd have an awesome boardgame/card game.
So it’s a game of Coup? If she bluffs, and she calls your bluff. Do you lose both of your cards?
Almost all of these are $15 and under (plus shipping):
Coup is a card game based entirely on creating a government coup, including assassinating people. Hard to think of much worse than that.
This is a long shot, its called coup.
I recommend you Coup even though I have played it once. This game can be played by 2-6 players, and it usually lasts about 15 minutes. It's cheap and convenient because you can take it wherever you go. There are five characters: Duke, Assassin, Contessa, Captain, and Ambassador. Each card has a different ability. The point of the game is to get people to lose all their cards, and you will have to lie you have a certain card even though you do not.
I'm not really good at explaining, but here is more information about the game.
Maybe something from Mouth?. I've been thinking about getting the bourbon chocolate sauce for one of my exchanges.
Also, depending on the family there are a lot of about 15 dollar card games that are really good. I suggest Sushi Go! which can be found at target a lot, Love Letter or Coup.
these are cheap check them out. similar games, of bluffing, lying, socializing:
Love Letter... theres a batman version too
Boargame version Werewolves Inside (i think)
i thought the original game was called Werewolves Inside i mean.
Assuming you want to spend half of your money:
Star Realms: http://www.amazon.com/White-Wizard-Games-Realms-Deckbuilding/dp/B00HRGMPIU
Sushi Go: http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-Go-Pick-Pass-Card/dp/B00J57VU44
One is a deck builder like dominion, the other is drafting like 7Wonders. (If you want 4 player star realms pick up two copies). That is a grand total of $24/$36. If you add Coup OR/and Resistance/ Resistance Avalon:
Which are similar (made by the same people), you could be three games in for 40 bucks.
Then add a heavier game or two medium sized games-- check out TableTop, or our "What did you play this week" threads for some ideas-- and you come out with a nice collection of games (5 or six of them) for about 100 bucks.
I'm not saying you have to get these exact games, but think about a few smaller card games with a bigger game for the most bang for the buck.
The resistance (avalon preferably) is 100% worth it since it plays 5-10... but what about days when you only have 4, etc. Catan can't do all the work forever.
I can give better recs if you edit to add more info; even if it's just things like "I like space. The people I play with like space... and Pirates!"
How about Jaipur or Hive Pocket? Mr Jack Pocket is also wonderful. Star Realms is the best micro game of the year IMHO, and scales past 2P with multiple decks. Coup is also a lot of fun and quick. I personally do not like Cheaty Mages at all.
There's actually a good amount of fun games for under $40 on Amazon that I would suggest looking at.
Diplomacy is a favorite traditional board game, Coup is a multiplayer card game that while simple is pretty deep.
Edit: linked Diplomacy, pay the reviewer no mind. Diplomacy isn't that complicated!
If he is into gaming you can't go too wrong with a steam gift card.
Just techy in general an amazon echo dot is an great for a techy and is ideal for your price
An amazon fire tv stick or Chromecast might be a good idea
If he is into Electronics and/or emulating he may like a Raspberry Pi (basically a tiny computer that you can do DIY electronics on or setup to play old nintendo games on). You could even setup the emulator for him and load him some games if you wanted to link here (pm me if you want to do this and need help with the install etc)
Board games could be a good idea if he is a gamer but it would depend on what kind of board games he likes. Some good ones of the top of my head though. Ticket to Ride, Coup or Catan
Certainly (in general) the more pieces the game involves, the more costly it's going to be. There's definitely something to be said for having epic games with the immersion that the board and the pieces bring, but I'm also a fan of a number of more compact games.
They're mostly cards with maybe a couple chits, but they're all fantastic and bring a different experience. It's nice having a lower price point, taking up less room, and being more travel friendly -- especially when you're building a collection with friends and playing at each other's apartments/homes.
Game | Price | # Players
Love Letter | $6.84 | 2-4
Fairy Tale | $17 now; I picked it up for $13 | 2-5
Resistance | $15.13 | 5-10
Coup | $13.13 | 2-6
Hanabi | $10.13 | 2-5
Citadels | $19.95 | 2-7
Innovation | $18.30 | 2-4
Coup Card Game (The Resistance Universe) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDI4HX4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_ptIcvb0XVTDCT
Geheimtipp für 3-6 Spieler die auf Strategie, Bluffen und sich gegenseitig umbringen stehen: Coup!
Ein Kartenspiel dass ich vor zwei Jahren entdeckt habe, in den USA super populär, hier noch nie irgendwo gesehen. Hab es Freunden gezeigt und wir haben ein Jahr lang nichts anderes mehr gespielt. Ganz kurz zusammengefasst: In 5-15min langen Runden nehmen Spieler mit ausgeteilten Karten verschiedene Rollen mit Fähigkeiten an und versuchen sich durch Aktionen nach und nach gegenseitig auszuschalten. Der Twist ist, dass jeder jederzeit auch lügen darf was das Zeug hält und behaupten darf jegliche Rolle zu haben und jegliche Aktion ausführen zu dürfen. Gleichzeitig darf aber jeder jederzeit jede ausgeführte Aktion anzweifeln, worauf der Verlierer dieser "Challenge" dann ein Leben verliert.
Das Spiel ist super kurzweilig, hat eine unglaubliche taktische Tiefe und zusammen mit Freunden die man gut kennt kann man das wirklich stundenlang bei einigen Bierchen spielen. Wärmste Empfehlung!
Thank you, oh venerable Daemon Primarch.
After looking it up, it seems like a game I would have played with my 40k buddies. Not really the kind of thing I'd play with my fiancée. For just the two of us I'm thinking either cooperative games, or fairly quick to play. Things like Ticket to Ride or Pandemic (just going off descriptions and reviews).
We also play games with a few siblings and/or couples, but none of them gamers, per se. Games like [The Resistance] (http://www.amazon.com/The-Resistance-Dystopian-Universe/dp/B008A2BA8GG) or [Coup] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GDI4HX4/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1448982177&amp;sr=8-7&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165&amp;keywords=Indie+Boards+%26+Cards&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41UHjXzUbiL&amp;ref=plSrch) have been dabbled in, with great enjoyment. Cards Against Humanity as well. So I'm doubting anybody would be up for something as intense as Game of Thrones. But thank you for your offer.
I like this idea. It sounds like a fun concept but if you really want to make it right, then you're gonna have to play some card games. Study how different ones work. There's one I played that sounds a bit like yours but I'm having trouble remembering the name. I'll get back to you if I remember it.
EDIT: Coup. It was called Coup. http://www.amazon.com/Indie-Boards-Cards-COU1IBC-Dystopian/dp/B00GDI4HX4
To start lol
We use dot us these Training Swords in my medieval combat class!
They also make a Shield
This steampunk flavored Cryptex Flash Drive might be appreciated! Useful and stylish in a similar vein to this Steampunk Watch
As for board games, I recommend Shadow Hunters, Splendor, and Coup
For tabletop games, you could get him A Nice Set of Color Coded Diece
When it comes to video games, this Retro Arcade Console Desk Toy could be a great work passtime with 200 games! Alternatively if you have a fridge or a metal workspace, Magnetic Tetris! for idle hands
Hope any of these help haha
I would get Coup