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Greg Strobel
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What is the smallest packaged worker placement game? One the could possibly fit in the wife's purse.
 
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Re: Smallest packed workerplacement
Not sure about the smallest, but Province is quite small. I believe it lists "worker placement" as a mechanism, but I do not really consider it a traditional worker placement game.

Slightly larger, but still relatively small would be Targi. It's 2-player only, but I would think it could fit in a purse, especially if you repackage in a deck box and maybe a small container for the tokens and player pieces (they might all fit in a single deck box depending on the size). Also, it is very good!
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Re: Smallest packed workerplacement
Tiny Epic Western?
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You just missed the Kickstarter. Either that or you are a bit too late to be shilling it. (Kidding )

Pretty sure that nothing else is going to beat Mint Works.

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Mary T.
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Harbour is in a small box. It takes up quite a bit of table space, though.

edit: ack, ninjaed.
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Kevin
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+1 for Mint Works. The whole game comes in an Altoid tin!
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Arturo Ron
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Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small.

A fun, lite worker placement game that will fit in your wife's purse if you remove the components from the box.
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Xanadú is rather small as well.
 
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Caylus Magna Carta Could easily be fit into a purse without the box.
 
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Maarten D. de Jong
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Im Auftrag des Königs is not officially recognised as a WP game (it came out before the mechanism was given a name), but it sure acts and behaves like one. It is the size of a single deck of regular playing cards.
 
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I have Kick Started Mint Works and have played the PnP. I also have Harbour. I really liked the artwork and wanted to love Harbour, but find that the trade this for that, almost always nets a gain of 1 or 2 goods. This trading mechanic gets tedious. The market shuffle is good in concept, but difficult to control with more than one other player.

Mint Works although much simpler than Harbour, is a fun and simple WP game that takes a few minutes to play. You do spread cards on a table, similar to Harbour, but it comes in an Altoids tin. Can't get much smaller than that.
 
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Gstrobe188 wrote:
What is the smallest packaged worker placement game? One the could possibly fit in the wife's purse.


Nantucket might be an option. It's basically just a few cards with locations for the workers. The workers are coins that are also used for all other purposes. The game comes with cardboard coins, but you could possibly use real ones.
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I'm going against my own rules of "worker placement" with this, but I don't know how strict you are with how you define it:

Sail to India comes in a very small package. If you can get the older version (pictured below), it's incredibly small. Same size box as Tichu.


Then, you can take a look at Spyrium, another really great design that comes in a medium-size box:



I've ditched the Spyrium box for my travels. I put the small board in my luggage and put all the components into a sandwich-size ziploc. My wife and I have enjoyed it on the road. Plays great at all play counts, including 2.
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Check out The Builders: Middle Ages. It's sort of a worker placement game, very compact. It comes in a little 4-inch tin, and is nice with 2 players.
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ejhaggs wrote:
Check out The Builders: Middle Ages. It's sort of a worker placement game, very compact. It comes in a little 4-inch tin, and is nice with 2 players.


I love Builder's and your points are spot on.. great game, compact, good with 2 players.. but I've always thought it more of a engine building game, than worker placement.. The mechanics remind me of Splendor, more than anything else.
 
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Greg Strobel
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Harbour seems intriguing!
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Gstrobe188 wrote:
Harbour seems intriguing!


I would use a different adjective.
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Only solo Deep Space D-6
 
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Greg Strobel
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Maybe I just need to get my wife a new purse!!
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Gstrobe188 wrote:
Maybe I just need to get my wife a new purse!!

I actually think it would be easier to find things in that purse than my wife's current purse. I swear purses are just black holes. I'll never understand it.
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thedacker wrote:
I swear purses are just black holes. I'll never understand it.

Tardises. Not black holes. Nothing comes out of a black hole save completely garbled Hawking radiation, and a small amount at that, on timescales completely beyond human minds to grasp. Such a restriction does not seem to exist with a Tardis.
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cymric wrote:
thedacker wrote:
I swear purses are just black holes. I'll never understand it.

Tardises. Not black holes. Nothing comes out of a black hole save completely garbled Hawking radiation, and a small amount at that, on timescales completely beyond human minds to grasp. Such a restriction does not seem to exist with a Tardis.

Everything you said just confirms my second statement about purses vs. black holes: I'll never understand either of them.
 
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blueart1 wrote:
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small.

A fun, lite worker placement game that will fit in your wife's purse if you remove the components from the box all the unnecessary crap from her purse.
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Cole Feeser
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Having just received it today I also want to suggest Tiny Epic Western
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cymric wrote:
Tardises


Did you pluralize an acronym?
T.A.R.D.I.S.

Time and Relative Dimension in Space for those that are not aware.

 
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