Games for hostels
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These is a list for games appropriate to the environment of a European hostel, over coffee on a cloudy Saturday morning.
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1. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Obviously, this game belongs at the top of the list.
 
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2. Board Game: Schafkopf [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:2939]
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A classic German trick-taking game.
 
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3. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
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A simple, easy-to-explain Knizia favorite.
 
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
 
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Complex, but a game responsible for the turning of many former non-gamers.
 
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5. Board Game: Ambition [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
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The "German style" game for French-suited cards, invented by an American in Hungary.
 
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6. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
 
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Of Asian origin, but seemingly taking hold everywhere.
 
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7. Board Game: Skat [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1482]
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Another German favorite.
 
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8. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1088]
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We bring our travel case with us.
 
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9. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:612]
 
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Diamant would be an excellent choice.

• Great adventure theme
• Quick play
• Easy to teach as new players join in
• Accommodates up to eight players
• Great fun in the pub

You can easily pare down the game to its essentials for travel. Substitute coins for jewels and bar coasters for the chests.
 
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10. Board Game: Sticheln [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:808]
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Sticheln! With a few tokens and/or some card removal, you can play the game itself, Lost Cities, Loco, Rage, Schotten Totten, Hattrick, David & Goliath, Seven Seals, Last Card and Raj (Raj with require you to mock up 15 specific tokens, but that's easy enough with som cardboard and a marker...)
 
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