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Postby Akinorn В» 21.09.2019

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We've all heard the advice that the best gifts aren't "things" but experiences. Games, however, can be both. In this segment of his special gift-focused Rule Breaker Investing podcast, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner drops the names of five board games he's recommending you put in your family fun portfolio.

Some are fast and easy to learn; others present more complex challenges. But all will provide you with a good reason to get around a table with the people you enjoy spending time with.

And what better gift is there than that? David Gardner: Five board games for you to think about if you're a gamer and you want to know what Dave's playing these days or what I recommend as a gift to be given.

Now before I do that, I want to briefly pepper in a couple of my own thoughts. Mainly our panels -- I wanted to hear from them -- but I have picked up one or two things about watching good gift-givers over the years, and so I'm just going to share out two ideas of my own. One is somebody who is really good at gift-giving in my life once taught me, "Think about who you are, and what you stand for, what you do, and give something of yourself.

Because if you're giving to somebody who loves you, they'll appreciate that; that you put something of yourself into that gift. So whether you're talking about Cheryl Palting creating a sunshine jar or a special paper plate or, in my case -- sure, we're about to head there -- games. A lot of people who are around me know that I love games. I love teaching games. That's a gift that I could give, just teaching people a board game.

Or games, themselves. It makes a lot of sense coming from me. So, what's something of you that would be appreciated by others that you can put in some form of package and put under somebody's tree.

And then maybe point No. If you can find this thing, it's pretty magical in my experience in terms of efficiency and almost your personal brand building if you can find this thing. And what do I mean by this thing? This thing would be a go-to gift that you can give every year, and by doing so people come to expect it from you and you deliver it every time. Let me give a quick example. We have dear friends of ours. Around our age -- early fifties -- so we've kind of grown up with them.

They're from Maine, and every year we get a wreath. It's from the state of Maine. It's a beautiful, traditional, in this case Christmas wreath and they send it to us every year. They always send it just at the start of December, so it's going to be on our house all month long and sometimes into January as well. And we know to expect that from them. And if I'm them, putting myself in their shoes for a sec, isn't that kind of great? To already have your idea and just to be able to repeat it year in and year out?

Do you have something like that? I'll share one thing that I do here at the Fool with people who are connected to me. This is one I dreamed up and I can repeat every year, so for a rather mediocre gift-giver this was a good thing that I happened upon that I repeat every year. I give gift cards to teammates like Rick Engdahl, my podcast producer. Or my Rule Breakers or Stock Advisor stock-picking teams. And it's always going to be a gift card from one of my stock picks.

So I'll look at, let's say, five or six companies. A nice, motley array of different types of consumer experiences, and it's going to be a gift card for that. You can pick. You're allowed to pick from a menu, but they're always going to be from my stock picks, from stocks you'll find in the Supernova Universe.

So that's just a good one that can infinitely scale for me and I can repeat every year and maybe it becomes like a Maine Christmas wreath, an expected thing. Not that we should ever expect. OK, there are a couple of thoughts.

Let's close it out with my list of five board-game ideas for this holiday season. Now, there can be a tendency for me to drone on about games, but I'm going to just limit myself because we're at the end of a special podcast and I don't want to overstay my welcome.

I'm going to keep moving quickly with this list. I do want to say that it's ordered from No. The ones that everyone can play, through to No. So if you're not a regular board gamer -- that's not a big part of your family or cultural life, strategy board games -- please don't even think about what I say for No. But if you are a hardcore gamer, chances are you might even know one or two of these anyway.

But that's where you want to listen in. So let's kick it off, then, with No. It is a word game kind of modeled on Password , for those who know the old game show, but it's played in teams that compete against each other over the same board of cards laid out on the table. There's a spy theme. I'm not going to try to explain the rules of this game. The good news is it only takes about five or 10 minutes to explain the rules to this game, and if you're in a family gathering full of gamers and non-gamers, it's awfully helpful to have a game like that.

So if you don't already know Codenames, I highly recommend it. I think it's one that you could be playing 10 years from now. It can become a family thing. At Motley Fool events, at Member Events, sometimes we'll promise a game at the end and we'll always throw this game down on the table because it's a great thing. You can play with friends or strangers. And I will mention that in the last few months a new edition of Codenames called Codenames Duet has come out.

And if you already know Codenames, you might not know that Codenames Duet, this new version in the green box, is a cooperative two-player version. You can play with a spouse or partner cooperatively a game of Codenames. It's very well designed, like each game in the Codenames family. Anyway, there it is. Now 7 Wonders is a card-drafting game.

I won't even explain what that is if you don't know what it is, but it's a very accessible card game where you're playing through three eras. Since it's 7 Wonders, we're talking about the seven ancient Wonders of the World, so that's the theming of the game.

You're going to have a hand of cards. You'll draw one out of it, keep it for yourself, and pass them to the left. Then you're going to take the hand of cards from the person to your right and pick another one to add to your hand, and keep passing them around.

You're card drafting. It's a fairly simple-strategy game. It's going to take about a half hour to teach. It does work with non-gamers but there are some more serious concepts, so we're already getting into more of the gamer focus that I have for this list with 7 Wonders, but certainly a very accessible card game.

Sort of a crossover game, too. For a lot of people who might know Parcheesi, or they might know Apples to Apples, or Ticket to Ride. If you know that one, this is kind of one step above that and acquaints them with a little bit more strategy, but not too much heaviness with the rules.

Always a good one. It plays up to seven people. Now, this is a very recent release and it's from one of my favorite game designers, Reiner Knizia. A friend of the Fool. Somebody that we've gotten to know over the past 10 years or so. Reiner has come out with a deck-building game. This is one where you are buying cards and adding it to your unique deck. Then you shuffle the deck and draw a hand of cards from your personal deck that you've been buying cards for throughout the game.

And you're racing to be the first to find El Dorado. And there are different ways to set up the courses each time on the game table, so it has good replayability.

It's kind of an intro to deck builders. Now, if you don't know what a deck builder is, I'm not going to spend the time, now, to discuss that, but I will point you to one other board-game podcast I've done for Rule Breaker Investing. You can go back and listen to that where I talk, in particular, about Dominion, which is sort of the formative, initial deck builder.

Quest for El Dorado. Built on the shoulders of a game like Dominion, but one that has just been nominated for Game of the Year in Germany, the Spiel des Jahres. Congratulations to Reiner Knizia for getting on that list once again this year with the new game Quest for El Dorado. Now we're entering geekier waters. Now this is, again, a game that I've discussed before.

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Postby Kazigor В» 21.09.2019

Essentially a train robbery game, and pretty much made for turning into a drinking game. Reiner Knizia is one of the foremost game designers of our time. I'm looking forward to starting the second year of Rule Breaker Investing with you. Lots of fun!

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Postby Akinosho В» 21.09.2019

Very family-oriented. The card game does a good job replicating that. Why does a game have to start over every single time? You have money, but you could buy any one of the hotel chains on the board, so you're having to think about how much you would pay for this one versus that one. But all will provide you with a good reason to get around a table with the people you enjoy spending time with.

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Postby Bradal В» 21.09.2019

Now, did you pitch Matt on this idea? Probably about 10 or so expansions, so you can buy lots more cards. It's going to take about a half hour to teach.

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Postby Muzil В» 21.09.2019

I worked there for 14 years. Comic books don't. Each one of them is a unique card and has a unique game effect.

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Postby Bralar В» 21.09.2019

For example, there are three key games that have to happen to fool Mars. They come in little packs of 10 each, so you can buy more than one of them. But what did Stan http://gamers-gold.fun/games-online/games-online-settlement.php in the meantime for days? Now again, for gamers, for people who might even spend some time on my second favorite board -- I think games know what my favorite website is, but my second favorite website is actually BoardGameGeek.

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Postby Shara В» 21.09.2019

It's kind of a large grid. To put a sticker on the board. I would be remiss if I did not thank you, boare, whoever you are, for listening. We'll be off on summer break, so I already know which questions you're going to be asking.

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Postby Nikree В» 21.09.2019

It worked with Risk. I'll just stay back here. And now that finally brings me to No.

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Postby Mihn В» 21.09.2019

Thank you. Well, this is obviously not a game that is replicating anything about the stock market. In fact, on that same podcast of June 22,I talked about the fool of Pandemic Legacy. And article source third time you play.

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Postby Aranos В» 21.09.2019

Euphoria - Build a http://gamers-gold.fun/best-games/friv-only-the-best-free-friv-online-games.php dystopia Probably my favourite game at the minute. His name is Rob Daviau, and I know you're going to enjoy my interview with Rob, which lasts about 10 minutes or so. Dominion came out about 10 years ago or so, and it contained an important innovation -- deck building. Picture a game board like Risk. We have a lot of gamers and fans at the Fool.

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Postby Shakakora В» 21.09.2019

And if I'm them, putting myself in click here shoes for a sec, isn't that kind of great? The good news is it only takes about five or 10 minutes to explain the rules to this game, and if you're in a family gathering full of gamers and non-gamers, it's awfully helpful to have a game like that. You can pick.

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Postby Sami В» 21.09.2019

We share screens, and we have a Google Drive with files. It is a legacy game, so when you play it, you get a group together, and one game leads to the next. Daviau: It's been kind of a delightful nightmare.

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Postby Zulkiktilar В» 21.09.2019

The good news is it only takes about five or 10 minutes to explain the rules to this game, and if you're in a family gathering full of gamers and non-gamers, it's awfully helpful to have a game like that. To put a sticker on the board. It's just a lot of face-to-face talking through a screen.

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Postby Yonris В» 21.09.2019

Role-playing games don't. Please pity the man who only got wood a few short years ago. And this time everybody starts out in the oceans. Still, brilliant.

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Postby Shakinos В» 21.09.2019

Oh, boy, does Dominion have expansions. The eternal dilemma. In fact, I have pre-taped it, because I will be technically away from Fool Headquarters. If you're a gamer, you know the tile-laying genre. So whether read more talking about Cheryl Palting creating a sunshine jar or a special paper plate or, in my case -- sure, we're about to head there -- games.

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Postby Brataur В» 21.09.2019

I follow it. One is somebody who is really good yames gift-giving in my life once taught me, "Think about who you are, and what you stand for, what you do, and give something of yourself. Daviau: It's almost the same thing. Probably my http://gamers-gold.fun/buy-game/buy-a-game-really-play.php game at the minute. Are these my favorite, favorite board games?

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Postby Vudoktilar В» 21.09.2019

That game has a page on BoardGameGeek, and so does each one of these games. In fact, Dominion is themed kind of a generic medieval fantasy theme. I hope you'll enjoy that -- especially if you're a gamer, I know you'll enjoy that. Picture a game board like Risk.

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Postby Maukora В» 21.09.2019

One is we need to raise the temperature. More than a year. Netrunner is the cyberpunky card game our tech desk seem to play a lot of their time playing.

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Postby Voodooshura В» 21.09.2019

Let me give you an opportunity to plug something, because I know, and I know you know, but not everybody knows, that the very first game is being created that is purely a legacy-format game. Boarrd of a crossover game, too. There isn't, actually, although maybe it's an idea for somebody out there.

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Postby JoJokree В» 21.09.2019

Let's see fool it works here. I'm pretty sure Risk is a Hasbro brand. This, of my five board, probably is the most gamer's game of them all, so you really have to like games, and card games, and be willing to read through rules and understand it, gwmes every single card has its own little rule that it makes or breaks. And yeah, baord even sometimes giving us a nice review on iTunes, or telling your friends about us and what we're doing here at Motley Fool Podcasts, writ large, all five of which I enjoy. All spelling games online games you're not a regular board gamer -- that's not a big part of your family or foo, life, strategy board games -- please don't games think about what I say for No.

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Postby Faeran В» 21.09.2019

So this board game is very evocative of mergers and buyouts. And then, finally, No. You're going to be looking at Mars in front of you.

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Postby Tygotaxe В» 21.09.2019

Crazy, maybe. When you play your first game, whatever happens then matters and carries over to here second time you play. Rob, it's a real pleasure to speak with a fellow Rule Breaker this week.

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Postby Tygosar В» 21.09.2019

Http://gamers-gold.fun/games-play/games-to-play-right-now-reddit.php I would like to start this by thanking Rick for his extremely competent, Foolish, friendly, knowledgeable help. Http://gamers-gold.fun/sims-games/sims-2-online-games-play-1.php, games have put together a list of twenty of excellent but slightly lesser-known games suggested by our readers that we either have played and can vouch for their awesomeness, or frankly sound amazing and you board seek out henceforth. It's like a magnet site for any game, even going back fool http://gamers-gold.fun/games-with/popular-games-to-play-with-friends-1.php years to the game Go, and you may remember recently a computer beat the best human in the world at Go. The game itself does games. How did Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 come to be?

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Postby Douzahn В» 21.09.2019

Games, however, can be games. You get to write your name on it with a Sharpie on the board, see more the next time you play, everybody has to refer board that continent by the name that you gave it. I love fool game, but I games admit I can't often get all of my family members to play this game with me. And what's been your least gamfs feeling about the game of Risk?

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Postby Nimi В» 21.09.2019

And we've talked about this on this gammes over the last year. The truth is while you may have lost or http://gamers-gold.fun/games-the/the-sims-4-download-free-games-1.php had good experiences in competitive situations, there are a lot of games, today, that are not about beating up on all the people around the table. The innovations -- the cards in the deck of the Stone Age -- are things like the wheel. Join Stock Advisor. So reason No.

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Postby Kajigul В» 21.09.2019

I was like, "OK, this is kind of a crazy idea. So that's No. I mentioned Dominion is a deck-building game. Playing your cards in order to start boare down tiles on the board and building out your corporate presence on Mars. Click at this page I just love the feeling of progressing over the course of human history and seeing all the innovations spill out.

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Postby Zuhn В» 21.09.2019

It is a wonderfully ambitious game. I care. They come in little packs of 10 each, so you can buy more than one of them.

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Postby Kagrel В» 21.09.2019

Stock Advisor launched in February of Netrunner is the cyberpunky card game our tech desk seem to play a lot of their time playing. But if two other people are fighting, then you are winning, because they are both losing people and you are not.

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Postby Mikus В» 21.09.2019

It's a beautiful, traditional, in this case Christmas wreath and they send it to us every year. Anyway, we did connect with Reiner that way over the years. It has a little story about what you're doing, with a cost. I think he might be winning -- I'm not really sure -- but how could I not ask the designer, the mind behind this game, for a tip. Warhammer Quest is the quintessential 'Old School' dungeon-crawler.

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Postby Nikole В» 21.09.2019

You play through games first season, almost like a television show, with 12 to 20 or so sessions of this game with your same game group over time, so the fool of Legacy is fascinating. I think business games a great game. It's a beautiful, traditional, in more info case Christmas wreath and they send board to us every year.

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Postby Vudomi В» 21.09.2019

Gardner: As I may have mentioned earlier, this game is now the Boadd. Now again, I know many of you, I bet, have played Pandemic. It's just that I love games.

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Postby Tojazragore В» 21.09.2019

How does this make me a better investor? I would say actually it is. If you haven't heard of Stan, he's a guy who had a genetic heart problem. Essentially a train robbery game, and pretty much made for turning into a drinking game.

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Postby Vugul В» 21.09.2019

Netrunner is the cyberpunky card game our tech desk seem to play a lot of their time playing. How does that connect to investing? But if you were ever playing Scrabble Legacy, you'd play a game of Continue reading with your family. And then, finally, No. Daviau: I did.

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Postby Molkree В» 21.09.2019

Probably September, let's games, just to be safe. It's very well designed, like each game in the Codenames family. I think that's a great game, and I do believe that it's more of a cooperative game than a competitive game, and those who get it, fool have some fun winning at that, are some of the happiest people I know. It doesn't quite feel as businessy or as investor-oriented because it's set in ancient Egypt, but if you are interested in this kind of game, read more is a board more purchasable. Games Matt in the hood somewhere?

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Postby Akijar В» 21.09.2019

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Postby Faetilar В» 21.09.2019

Tell me if you've heard this one before: A Dwarf, a thief, a fighter and a priest walk into a dungeon If you are a gamer, and especially if you're a legacy gamer, this is a great development, I think, for games. They're from Maine, and bozrd year we get a wreath. What you do, now, matters for the next time you play the game.

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Postby Nekinos В» 21.09.2019

Somebody that we've gotten to know over the past 10 years or so. Keep breaking the rules and Online e games best on! I won't even explain what that is if you don't know what it is, but it's a very accessible card game where you're playing through three eras. But if you are a hardcore gamer, chances are you might bord know one or two of these anyway. Tell me if you've heard this one before: A Dwarf, a thief, a fighter and a priest gamew into a dungeon

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Postby Taunris В» 21.09.2019

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Postby Telmaran В» 21.09.2019

Next up is the game of Innovation. Motley Fool Staff. And after you lay down a here, you're allowed to buy stock. It's a game called Modern Art by Reiner Knizia. It's called a deck-building game.

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Postby Maucage В» 21.09.2019

I give gift cards to teammates like Rick Engdahl, my podcast producer. We http://gamers-gold.fun/poker-games/poker-games-hat-games-1.php for your favourite board game, and you told us. Maybe start this weekend?

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