Games for a nomad with very little free time
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Okay, this list is intended to solve a very personal problem I have when purchasing games and building my collection. Because of my work I move between different cities and countries about once a year and I have to pack up all of my things and take them with me. This situation affects my gaming in three ways:

-I can't buy very many of the really big box games since they would cost a fortune to transport between countries (I usually take all my luggage on the plane).

-Since I am constantly moving I will also be hanging out with completely different people, usually non-gamers, meaning it becomes hard to get people to play some of the more complicated games.

-Because of a rather heavy work load I can't invest the time needed to play longer games.

With this in mind, the rules for the list are the following:
-Only games with about an hour and a half or less playtime.
-Only games that have small boxes or can easily be transported without their box.
-Games should be non-gamer friendly (not necessarily "gateway" but not too complex either).
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1. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:216]
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Probably the most portable game I've ever seen.
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2. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:776]
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This game becomes very travel-friendly if you simply take the tiles and the pawns and leave the board.
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3. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:181]
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Great social interaction/deduction in a small, light box.
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4. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:595]
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Easily transportable without the box thanks to the modular board, easy to explain and very engaging.
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5. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:197] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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The Asmodee family edition can easily be transported without the box.
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6. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:106]
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The best 2 player game I've played and a very small box.
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7. Board Game: Travel Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:2155]
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The normal Carcassonne is already quite portable but this one can be carried in the little scoring bag!
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8. Board Game: Archaeology: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1134]
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Great trading game that doesn't take up much space.
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9. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:184]
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I haven't actually played this one but it looks like fun and it is very small.
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10. Board Game: Gloom [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1456] [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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More cards! Fairly easy to introduce to non-gamers and so much fun with the right crowd.
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11. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1014]
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..and more cards! A fun and easy filler which I've found works really well in Paris
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12. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:297]
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Another Knizia game that I haven't played. The board for this game can easily be left out, making an already small game even smaller.
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13. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:204]
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There is a "pocket" version of this but even the normal game takes up very little space.
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14. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:323]
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The newer version is in a smaller box. This one would work well simply because it's complex...but not TOO complex. Another nice aspect is the whole psychological intrigue piece.
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15. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:468]
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A non-card game, yes! This one would require a bit of conversion in order to be portable but since it doesn't have a board you could get the counters and dice to fit into a smaller bag and then have a tuck box for the cards.
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16. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:487]
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I was trying my hardest to find some other game before adding more card games but it seems that inevitably a lot of the more portable ones are card games.
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17. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:374]
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More cards but this one is a classic! I haven't tried it myself but I will have to get it based on reputation and the low price.
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18. Board Game: Pocket Rockets [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2985]
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A (very) small filler game but a lot of fun!
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19. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:228]
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This one could be cut down to size to be made more portable. There is no real need for the board and I think you could fit the entire thing into a Resistance size box without too much trouble. For even more portability you could even replace the score/health wheels with smaller versions or jut remove them and keep scores on paper.
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20. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:396]
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I have seen different versions of this and it seems like some of them are more portable than others. The game comes with a bag where you can put all the tiles and counters and then you just need to store the boards separately.
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21. Board Game: Martian Dice [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1858]
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Can't get more portable than this, and it's fun too!
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22. Board Game: Ninja Versus Ninja [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3721]
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Another quick, easy to learn, fun game. Those little Ninjas are so darn cute too.
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23. Board Game: King's Breakfast [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2643]
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24. Board Game: Jericho [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4024]
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25. Board Game: Trophy Buck [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:8816]
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