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Chris Gallo
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I'm looking for a portable tile laying game that packs pretty small and plays 2-4. All suggestions are welcome.
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Craig Phillips
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This Town Ain't Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us
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Hive Pocket is 2 player but I made my own colored tiles with stickers for multiplayer mode. Check variations threads for the tree/orchid starter.
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Julien K
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HUE is not technically "tiles", but its close enough.
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geschichte wrote:

Fun game! And the bonus is that it is so cheap you can get 2 sets for a longer game.

Also,

The storage bag is also the draw bag and there is literally no setup involved. Just grab tiles and play!
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Rita
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Limes! It comes in a medium box (think Kosmos 2-player games, or Patchwork), but is really just a stack of card-tiles the size of your palm and a handful of meeples. You'd need to buy 2 sets to play 4 people, though; the base set plays 2 but is infinitely expandable.
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cards but used as tiles,cheap enough to get it even if you get something else and nothing packs smaller - IOTA



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Zuzana S
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Card games but same mechanic:
Noxford - fun game in a really small box, lots of direct player interaction

Honshu - slightly bigger box, only played 2-p (which has slightly altered rules for the drafting) but it was very fun
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Virginia M.P.
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If Carcassonne is too large there's always Travel Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne is extremely small if you leave the box (and the scoreboard) at home.
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Robin Brown
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Check out the mint tin contests they have on this site...
 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
I'm looking for a portable tile laying game that packs pretty small and plays 2-4. All suggestions are welcome.

Völuspá fills the bill -- leave the box at home and keep score on scrap paper or with mini chips, and all you have to carry is a sack of tiles.

The game is great looking, can actually be played with 2-5 players, and has a fine depth of thinkiness without being too much of a tar pit for those who are prone to AP.




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EmpressGeek wrote:

The storage bag is also the draw bag and there is literally no setup involved. Just grab tiles and play!

Definitely +1 to Travel Qwirkle!

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It's really a great fun game and the travel pieces are VERY cute! To save the need for pen and paper scoring I keep a scoretrack and a mini ziploc bag with eurocubes to track progress in the Qwirkle bag as well. Use the following file - https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/98692/85-qwirkle-scoreboa... - print at 50%, spray glue it to some sturdy cardboard and cut it out in a square. Simples!

Gambiteer wrote:
EmpressGeek wrote:

The storage bag is also the draw bag and there is literally no setup involved. Just grab tiles and play!

Definitely +1 to Travel Qwirkle!

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Lanterns: The Harvest Festival the box isn't all that big, but I bet the components could fit in a space 2/3 - 1/2 the size.

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Dirk Meijlof
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We too have Travel Qwirkle. I folded a piece of paper and put it in the bag along with a small IKEA-pencil. We have it with us if ve visit family or go somewhere by train or if we have coffe and cake at the pub. And once the paper is completely filled with scores, you just take the backside of the bill or something.
EmpressGeek wrote:
It's really a great fun game and the travel pieces are VERY cute! To save the need for pen and paper scoring I keep a scoretrack and a mini ziploc bag with eurocubes to track progress in the Qwirkle bag as well. Use the following file - https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/98692/85-qwirkle-scoreboa... - print at 50%, spray glue it to some sturdy cardboard and cut it out in a square. Simples!

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EmpressGeek wrote:

The storage bag is also the draw bag and there is literally no setup involved. Just grab tiles and play!

Definitely +1 to Travel Qwirkle!

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Dirk Meijlof
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And +1 for both Travel Carcassonne and Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Great choices.

And I think Honshu would also a good choice. (alright, you lay cards not tiles, but cards are even thinner than tiles ;-))
 
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Riley Doyle
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The King of Frontier is fairly small.
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RenaissanceMom wrote:
If Carcassonne is too large there's always Travel Carcassonne.

Is Travel Carcassonne actually available new? A quick search only brought up silly prices.

Aquarius/Seven Dragons - use cards as tiles.
FlowerFall - cards are dropped onto a table (which is better than it sounds).
Flora is a tiny PnP 2p tile laying game (I think there may be variants for more players).
 
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Dirk Meijlof
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zabdiel wrote:
RenaissanceMom wrote:
If Carcassonne is too large there's always Travel Carcassonne.

Is Travel Carcassonne actually available new? A quick search only brought up silly prices.


In the Netherlands it is. I bought it a couple of months ago for around €12,-. Just had a look on the internet. Looks like the prices are going up indeed. Cheapest is €14,95 at the moment, GBP 12,78/$15,88 (man, has the dollar gone up lately....)
 
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Kingdomino

I would say this is a small box and contains a very good tile laying game.

 
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Naomi Phillips
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There's Kigi. They're cards rather than tiles but you place them together (in a very interesting way) to form trees.
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Deerhound wrote:
There's Kigi. They're cards rather than tiles but you place them together (in a very interesting way) to form trees.


Or Kodama: The Tree Spirits, which is a reimplementation of it!
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