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Jeff Keen
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I am currently converting a briefcase into a travel case for games. I'm looking for recommendations on games that when removed from the box have few pieces. Looking for primarily card and dice games, but, anything with a tiny footprint would work.

I currently have Android: Netrunner, Anomia, Bang the Dice Game, Cheaty Mages, Codenames, Diamonds, Epic, Fairy Tale, Give Me the Brain, Hanabi, Innovation, some Magic decks, Red7, Saboteur, Star Realms, and Tichu.

 
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Race for the Galaxy plus Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm

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Arboretum
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Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
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Qwinto is just score sheets, 3 dice and pencils. There are any other similar tiny dice games that still have plenty of interesting decisions - Zooloretto: The Dice Game,Rolling Americaetc
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No one gets more mileage out of a deck of cards than Carl Chudyk. You've already got Innovation and Red7 - check out Impulse and Mottainai.

Arboretum and Parade are both just decks of cards, and really pretty decks at that. I'm also personally partial to Three Dragon Ante, though that one needs a roll of pennies to use as chips.

There's also the Tiny Epic series of games, which makes a point of being super-compact. Haven't played 'em, but I did back the recent KS for one of them. In that vein, Sail to India is cards and a few cubes.

It's cliché, but Splendor really does condense down to a very compact game. (I'm not personally a big fan of the game, but hey, it's not a bad one.)

Lastly, if you want to pack another party game you could grab Cockroach Poker. Conversely, if you want a solo game or two Onirim and the other Oniverse games should be suitable.
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Isle of Trains is a nice, little card only pick up and deliver game.
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Akua just funded on KS and will probably be available in no time at all. You just need some dry erase markers, a paper towel, and the board. Super portable, pub friendly, and a pretty neat idea.
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Love Letter is 16 cards and 12 wooden cubes; many versions come with their own carrying bag.

Hive Pocket is 26 small tiles, again in their own carrying bag.
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With the appropriate laminated score cards for however many players you want and 8 colored dice (blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, & 2 white), you can play the following:

Qwixx
Qwinto
Qwixx gemixxt
Rolling America
Reiner Knizia's Decathlon
30 Rails
Farkle
Yahtzee



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Here are some geeklists with some great ideas and information:

My Briefcase - 2.0: you can see how his briefcase changed over time
Super Compact Board Game Collection: uses a self-designed deck with mulitple ranks and 8 suits
Ten Inches by Seven Inches By 2 Inches: uses a sticheln deck for a lot of game variety
Ranks and Suits - The Anatomy of Decks of Cards: breaks down the makeup of the decks in different games and allows you to see areas of overlap
Favorite Games with Standard Playing Cards: hard to beat the a basic deck of cards for variety



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One night ultimate werewolf
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Roll For It! Deluxe Edition: for up to 8 players. has 8 sets of 6 different colored mini dice. You could use this to play other games as well such as liar's dice.
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Some Looney Pyramids. A few Components can play dozens of good games. Including Martian Chess, Zendo , Homeworlds and Attack Of The Mids . And if you print up easy to carry paper boards/cards you can even use them to play Onitama,Crab Stack,Savrano and Gyges .
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Jeff Keen
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overhaul wrote:

Here are some geeklists with some great ideas and information:

My Briefcase - 2.0: you can see how his briefcase changed over time
Super Compact Board Game Collection: uses a self-designed deck with mulitple ranks and 8 suits
Ten Inches by Seven Inches By 2 Inches: uses a sticheln deck for a lot of game variety
Ranks and Suits - The Anatomy of Decks of Cards: breaks down the makeup of the decks in different games and allows you to see areas of overlap
Favorite Games with Standard Playing Cards: hard to beat the a basic deck of cards for variety





These are really useful. Thanks.
 
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Trollkiing wrote:
overhaul wrote:

Here are some geeklists with some great ideas and information:

My Briefcase - 2.0: you can see how his briefcase changed over time
Super Compact Board Game Collection: uses a self-designed deck with mulitple ranks and 8 suits
Ten Inches by Seven Inches By 2 Inches: uses a sticheln deck for a lot of game variety
Ranks and Suits - The Anatomy of Decks of Cards: breaks down the makeup of the decks in different games and allows you to see areas of overlap
Favorite Games with Standard Playing Cards: hard to beat the a basic deck of cards for variety





These are really useful. Thanks.


No problem. I hope you find the links helpful.
 
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