Here at the Hall of Beorn, we enjoy playing many different kinds of games. Lately, when we’re not playing Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, Mrs. Beorn and I have been really enjoying Carcassonne. It is a well-designed game with simple rules and a surprising depth of strategy. The only problem arises when I use clever placement of tiles to block Mrs. Beorn’s cities and am banished to sleep outside. The Carrock may look impressive, but that rock sure gets cold at night!
As you can see from a previous article, Chess is another passion of mine. I was even in a Chess club as a wee cub. Some of the orcs at school tried teasing me about it, but I ate their lunches, and lunch boxes, and the lunch table. They left me alone after that. Still, moving the pieces with my already massive paws was quite a challenge.
Below are the results for which other games everyone plays. For anyone not familiar with these other games, I encourage you to go to Board Game Geek and check them out. Also, for those who indicated that they play games which they have made themselves, I would love to hear more details. Feel free to leave a comments with details (or a link) to your custom games.
|Type of Game||Votes||Percentage|
|“Euro” Board Games (Catan, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico)||134||25.67%|
|Competitive LCGs (AGoT, Netrunner, Star Wars)||71||13.6%|
|Party Games (Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity)||51||9.77%|
|Casual Board Games (Monopoly, Risk, Clue)||46||8.81%|
|Traditional Strategy Games (Chess, Go)||40||7.66%|
|Magic the Gathering||40||7.66%|
|Traditional Card Games (Poker, Rummy, Hold ‘Em)||39||7.47%|
|Other CCGs (Pokemon, L5R, WoW)||23||4.41%|