What is your favorite game?


The Rambler

This week the staff of The Rambler wrote about their favorite games. Read their selections and explanations below.

Henry Abercrombie

My favorite board game is definitely Frosthaven. It is sort of like Dungeons and Dragons, but you use different abilities by playing cards. It is a cooperative game, with up to four players against the game itself. It works like a giant campaign—there is a map with different scenarios that you can unlock and play, and a variety of different characters to be found. Each time you play, there are two phases, one where you actually play the scenario, often fighting off monsters or accomplishing some other task, and a phase where you can encounter random events, as well as purchase gear, upgrade your character, and construct buildings with a variety of positive effects. The general background of the game is that you are a group of mercenaries, hired to work for a settlement in the far north, so you help construct the town, and defend it from attackers as well. There are too many elements to explain within a paragraph, but it is quite an entertaining game. I ought to get a board game club organized. It would be fun to have some extra players.  

Gabe Allegretto

My favorite non-video game/sport is this game that I made up with my girlfriend. We call it the question game. Every night, we ask each other one peculiar question that we wouldn’t ever think to ask. In a lot of ways, it’s very similar to The Rambler’s Question of the Week series. Just as an example, a question that we would ask each other would be something like, “What type of animal would you steal from the zoo if you could get away with it?” The point is just to be as random as possible to get the other person thinking. 

Olivia Buckel

My favorite board game is definitely chess. I like to watch people play it too and see how their brain is working to out strategize their opponent. I find it really interesting. I also really like the game of Life, Ticket to Ride, and Clue. Basically strategy games that aren’t too involved and any kind of trivia.  

Luke Costello

Alicia Gonzalez

My favorite game to play with a few other people would have to be Risk. Risk is a very strategic game in which you have to be very attentive to so that you are able to take over the world. A war game that focuses on moving into territories by rolling a dices and destroy another persons defenses can take a while to win, but in the end is a great game. I enjoyed playing it when I was younger, even though I didn’t know much about how to play or the right way to play, and continue to love to play it this day. Risk is a great game as a whole and has a lot of fun aspects to keep the game interesting. 

Hayden Hutchinson
My favorite game to play is Risk the board game. I’m not huge on board games, but if I play one, I usually choose Risk. There is a decent amount of strategy involved and the fun part is creating alliances with people in order to knock others out. I also am a fan of geography, which means Risk caters to me in some capacity, even if it’s not as helpful as it may seem. Overall, out of all games I have played I would choose Risk. 
Matt Kalie
Kendra Piotrowski
My favorite game would have to be, thus game called Blurt. It is basically a trivia game that asks questions and whatever group gets to first, gets to move up one space. We play this about every game night in my family, and my sister is currently in first place and I am in second. It is mostly scientific questions, and there is a red side which is the hard side and a blue side and that’s the easy side. And the blue side is basically just common sense.  
John Santone
Dominick Scarpino
My favorite board game is Descent: Journeys in the Dark. This game is essentially Dungeons and Dragons but with prebuilt characters. You completely control the characters abilities, movement, and gear. I really enjoy sitting back with my friends and spending a couple of hours just hanging out and playing this game. I really like the fact that the difficulty of the game is entirely determined by the player as well. I highly recommend this game to anyone with a close friend group who really likes board games.