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We're visiting my in-laws (father (FIL) and mother (MIL) as well as sister -in-law (SIL) and her husband and 2 teenaged sibling (14 YO girl and 12 YO son)) in about 2 weeks and we will stay a few days.

I want to bring some games that they will like (especially my sister-in-law). The problem, is that I don't know what they will like to play. My MIL plays cards, but my SIL have recently brought some games to the table, however I don't know what they are. For sure it's nothing like Trivial Pursuit from the comments I've received. I'm thinking of bringing some games (listed bellow) are they good choices? Do you have other suggestions?

I have to assume that the're all non-gamers.
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When I went to see my other sister in law for Easter, I brought this game, ended up playing with my nephew, my son and my wife. However, if we get to play with my nephews, then it's still a good choice!
 
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This is always a good choice with kids and adults alike. This will at least be played with my sons!
 
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This is one of the cooperative games I have, I'm not sure if they'll like it or not, but it is worth a try.
 
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It's still in shrink wrap, I should break it there! Plus, my 2 nephews are into D&D, this will make them look at something different!
 
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I've recently aquired a used copy of this game, my FIL likes sci-fi, I'm not sure if this one is a good idea, otherwise, it may take a while before I play it
 
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This one is for me and my wife, so that we can relax before going to bed. We may retire for the evening earlier to enjoy being away from the kids!
 
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Tikal sounds like a good idea, as it is liked by our family. Let's see if the in-laws likes it as well!
 
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8. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1111]
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We've played only once, maybe this will be the excuse to open it again?
 
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One of my sons likes it, plus it's one of the easy one to break for non-gamers, isn't it?
 
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This game has easier scoring than the original. When I played it with a 12 and 14 year old, they loved it. About a week later the 14 year old said to his parents: "Al I want for my birthday is that game!"

When I introduced it to my older sister, she loved it.

So this game is good for all ages and has a high attach rate.
 
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Have you thought about any of the Mystery Rummies? They seem to play well with non-gamers.
 
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