Help me buy a new 7+ player game for the Oktoberfest
Brian Christensen
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This sunday seven of us will be driving to Munich to have a fun week of drinking, eating and gaming. Two years ago I introduced Puerto Rico to the group during Oktoberfest, and ever since we've played it to death. I tried introducing some other eurogames, like Powergrid and Samurai, but they really do like PR.
Two years ago there was 5 of us, but this year we'll be 7. I have a gift certificate for the local gameshop. What to buy/bring to the Oktoberfest besides Puerto Rico?
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Brian Christensen
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Already own this with the 7 player expansion. I think it's a blast, but I never tried playing it with more then 5 players. I'll bring this one.
 
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Brian Christensen
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Roborally. Own this one as well. Can't wait to play this when were all drunk. Don't think anyone besides myself knows this game, and Roborally shines with lots of players.
 
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Philip Thomas
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This is the best 7 player gamne I know. Full of player interaction, plotting and intrigue. Make sure the people are prepared for lying and betrayal though.

It is also quite long, so you might want to agree a time limit if time is an issue.

 
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Mark Lockett
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A Current Favourite of mine for many players is Diamant. It's very simple and may be a bit too quick from what you have played before. But something simple for Oktoberfest could be nice as the beer runs freely.

Another bonus for this game is it plays 8 so you could draft in an 8th man or woman that you may just meet during the Fest.
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Alexander Wesselmann
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This one's a lot of fun.
Could get a bit slow with seven, but enough beer should do the job of a round-timer.
 
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Michael @mgouker
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7 players to me means Diplomacy. It is a great social party game that mixes well with the party atmosphere. Players that are eliminated can start other games as they depart.
 
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Rod Fage
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Personally, I have not played this game but from what I have seen of the reviews, it is a good filler type game that scales well for a large number of people.
 
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Matias Raita
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Just did quite a similar list myself, and got a lot of good suggestions. I ended up buying PitchCar, and it's really fun, if you're not looking for something too serious. It's fast, the rules are easy and quick to explaind, and everyone can play it.

If you like, you can look at the list I did
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
 
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Great with 7!
 
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Plays great with 7.
 
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Very fun light game.
 
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james napoli
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I played this for the first time last night, and we all had a good time with it.

The reason i suggest this(and my nod towards Shadows Over Camelot) is that players tend to pay attention to the game even when it's not their turn, and with the ever changing characters/roles...it should keep people interested.
 
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13. Board Game: Word Jam [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:9732]
Justin
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i own this game. glazed over the rules, and it looks like a lot of fun. 5 consanants are given, and given point values of (i think) 1-3 randomly. something like a 1-1-2-3 distribution. the final consanant is banned, which means it can't be used in any words. everybody tries to think of a high-scoring word (scoring points for the listed consanants, and they can't use the banned letter in their word). the words are done in categories too, like films, fictional characters, that sort of thing.

the first person to claim one becomes ali baba. everybody else decides simultaneously if they think it's going to hold up as the best word, or if they should bet against them. if anybody bets against them, they are a member of the fourty thieves and get 20 seconds to think of a better word. if ali baba gets it, he gets bonus points, and his followers get points. if the thieves get it, they get points. i believe it plays 5-12 people.
 
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14. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:592]
Enrico Maria Bisetto
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This is a must! Scale well from 4 to 10 !!!!
 
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(The Artist formerly known as) Arnest R
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I would not take ANY OTHER game at the Oktoberfest, but there is no way this'll work after more than 3 Mass or after 8 pm :-) ...
 
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