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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

So, during your epic battles with your buddies do any of your player engage in taunts? If so does the level of sophistication vary?



Or do they stick with the classics?


Winston Smith09 Mar 2019 11:13 a.m. PST

Classics all the way.

Timbo W09 Mar 2019 11:26 a.m. PST

History Today has much to answer for…

Ancients game, just killed the enemy generals chariot.
Pick up box of matches,
Display to opponent,
Declaim "that's your genero's chariot that is. That's his mode of transport"

Gone Fishing09 Mar 2019 12:10 p.m. PST

Is the "classic" example from MP's The Holy Grail?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!"

Classic all the way.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Mar 2019 2:27 p.m. PST

These are the classics link

Stryderg09 Mar 2019 5:21 p.m. PST

Gone Fishing – Yup

von Schwartz09 Mar 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

A far cry from 'Nyaah nyaah', or the ever popular, 'nanny nanny boo boo'!

Gone Fishing09 Mar 2019 6:59 p.m. PST

Thank you, Stryderg! Makes me want to watch it again…

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2019 7:06 p.m. PST

Always Python. Stick with the classics.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Mar 2019 8:05 p.m. PST

We occasionally insert a "Taunting Phase" into the turn sequence of any game we're playing, just to keep things civilized.

Dn Jackson09 Mar 2019 10:24 p.m. PST

Well duh! They're called 'classics' for a reason. Classics here.

Legion 410 Mar 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

"Go ahead … make my day … "

von Schwartz10 Mar 2019 5:21 p.m. PST

Ahhh, yer mother wears army boots!!!

Old Wolfman11 Mar 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

Or the famed hand gesture of thumbing the nose and waving the fingers. Or Shakespeare's "biting your thumb".

Oppiedog11 Mar 2019 8:24 a.m. PST

Taunting and smack talking were taught to me early by my mother in epic battles of Parcheesi and Uncle Wiggly. We did keep it classic and clean.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 10:02 a.m. PST

I have always been fond of "you hit like a girl", especially if it was a girl who hit me.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 2:28 p.m. PST

you hit like a girl

Laila Ali or Ronda Rousey?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

I couldn't say as neither of them have tried to assault me. But I have had plenty of nurses whack me after I teased them and the look on their faces when I say that is priceless, pure comedy gold.

von Schwartz11 Mar 2019 5:25 p.m. PST

No one has mentioned the tried and single finger salute which in some cultures simply means, "We're number 1, we're number 1"!

Greylegion11 Mar 2019 7:31 p.m. PST

Etotheipi's comment reminds me of a day when my daughter and I were swatting at one another, playing around. She slapped my arm and I quickly responded "You hit like a girl". She quips back, "Well, if you hit harder, you would hit like a girl".

She wins. All I could do was laugh, till I CRIED!

von Schwartz12 Mar 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

Ooooh! I like that one!!! Can I use it?

Wolfhag17 Mar 2019 12:43 p.m. PST

Sometimes when my opponent makes what looks like a safe and innocent move I'll get all excited, fist pump and then stick my head over the table checking imaginary LOS to his unit. He'll hesitate and then ask, "What is there something wrong with my move?" and I'll go back to normal straight face and innocently reply, "Nothing, you can make that move, I wouldn't but you can and remember, you can't take back your move" and then sit back and smile.

Another version is to start laughing hilariously when he moves and refuse to give a reason why.

It's Psy Op 101.


von Schwartz17 Mar 2019 4:34 p.m. PST

In my case those are the first signs of early onset Alzheimers.

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