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Lately I've found myself taking a game or two with me where ever I go. If you have a wait somewhere you can pull out a small game and play a quick round. I've been doing pretty good on the games I take but what others are out there?

Didn't Cheap Ass games start a line once called "Hip Pocket Games" that were meant to be small games that could taken and played anywhere? If memory serves that Pipe game was one but mostly they sucked.

This list then is small games in boxes that can very easily be taken places. Now I'm not talking about the small boxes like the new Silver line by Fantasy Flight (eg, Red November, Great Wall of China, Citadels, etc) as those get enough attention as being small boxes. I'm talking the really small games that do easily fit into a pocket and can be taken places. Oh but one other detail. I'd like them to be games that are actually enjoyable. Granted not everyone is going to like all games but if it's a game that has proven itself then why not add it to this list.

Here we go.

UPDATE: 07/12/2011
As this list has grown in an effort to make it more useful I have sorted the list alphabetically. This could screw up comments if a comment somewhere refers to a previous game but at 3 pages worth of games it made sense to see what was here and what was now.
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51. Board Game: Die Fugger [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1905]
Zsolt Ipacs
Hungary
Budapest
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Just a pack of cards, but it needs some place to play.
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52. Board Game: Galloping Pigs [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:4914]
Scott Nelson
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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If you don't like the game, they work for pass the pigs perfectly.
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53. Board Game: Gargon [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:2850]
Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
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Another small card game of the same size as Bohnanza
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54. Board Game: Haggis [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:433]
Mike Kollross
Canada
Carvel
Alberta
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Along the same lines of Tichu but for 2 to 3 players.
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55. Board Game: Hippos & Crocodiles [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:5705]
Néstor Romeral Andrés
Spain
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"Portability" is the word.

NESTORGAMES manufactures portable games:



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56. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:144]
Dan Poole
United States
Goldsboro
North Carolina
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I am suprised this has not been mentioned
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57. Board Game: Der Igelwettkampf [Average Rating:5.27 Unranked]
Tom
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Seattle
Washington
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HABA has a line of very small games, for the kids.
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58. Board Game: IGOR: The Mad Scientist's Lament [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:8028]
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Super small and has a custom die in it too! Neat.
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59. Board Game: IOTA [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2675]
Mike Fogus
United States
Burke
Virginia
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Teeny tiny tin containing the cards for a Qwirkle-like game of placement.
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60. Board Game: James Ernest's Totally Renamed Spy Game [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:10580]
Christian Link
United States
Snowmass Village
Colorado
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In carrying this game around I have found it gets played a lot (and given away). PS DO NOT YELL 'B0MB' ON THE PLANE.

EDIT: CheapAssGames pocket card game?
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61. Board Game: Kakerlakensalat [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:1927]
Matt Dodor
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St. Paul
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Small size, easy rules, GREAT art. A really simple and fun reaction game.
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62. Board Game: Keltis: Das Kartenspiel [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1107]
Håkan König
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Small box, just 110 cards.
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63. Board Game: Khmer [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:3001]
Matt Hulgan
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Roswell
Georgia
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This is a new favorite. It's only 16 cards, has straightforward rules and it's fast. It has the feel of a game that's been played for 100 years but for some reason just came out 2 years ago.
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64. Board Game: Let's Kill [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:10226]
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I like this one from time to time. If you play it too much then yeah it's not so good but every now and again it's fun and funny.
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65. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:407]
Jeffery Qualey
United States
Odenton
Maryland
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In addition to many portable card games, there are many portable dice games. Liar's dice requires only 5 (or could be fewer) dice per person and hands, cups, or whatever for adequate cover.
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66. Board Game: Lifeboat [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1376]
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Now that I have a copy of this it's a smaller box than I realized. It would fit into a hip pocket or pocket of a pair of card jeans/shorts.
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67. Board Game: Light Speed [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1680]
George Leach
United Kingdom
Godalming
Surrey
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Yep it's a Cheapass game but it's pretty good. It would easily fit into a pocket.
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68. Board Game: Line Dice [Average Rating:5.95 Unranked]
Jay Reigns
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Small enough pouch of 36 dice. Might be hard to find until the next printing (crafting?), but it's a great 5-10 min filler.
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69. Board Game: Lords of Scotland [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1326]
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Gainesville
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70. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:103]
Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
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Slightly depending on edition, but this game sure ain't big.
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71. Board Game: Mancala [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:3002]
Chris Blakeley
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Seattle
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I have played this with an appropriate number of coins and buttons and stones on a table top and it's hard to get much more portable than that.
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72. Board Game: Masquerade [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:4130]
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Never really looked into this one that much but it does use the same small box as those above.
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73. Board Game: Master Merchant [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:3795]
Matt Hulgan
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Roswell
Georgia
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Seiji Kanai is a genius at re-imagining games and this one really has my attention.

It's a complete deck-builder for 3 or 4 players with only 40 cards.
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74. Board Game: Master of Rules [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:4019]
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Hmmmm not sure about this one? Thoughts?
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75. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:518]
Nathan Morse
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Powell
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Mutineer! This is quite a full game in such a tiny package.
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