Games to play with the family after Thanksgiving dinner
Noel Llopis
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Like a lot of other geeks here, in a few weeks I'm going to have Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family, and, other than my wife, none of them play many (any?) board games. So I thought it could be fun to bring a game or two to liven up things up after dinner.

The requirements are:
* It needs to appeal to and be easy to play for non gamers.
* It needs to play 5+ players
* It needs to be relatively quick

I'm starting the list with a couple games from my collection, but I'd love to get people's recommendations. Which games worked well for you? Or which games do you think would work well?

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1. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:218] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Noel Llopis
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It's hard to get more non-gamer than this and still be a great game. I have high hopes that they'll like this one.
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2. Board Game: The Resistance: Avalon [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:98]
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I love this game, but it might be a tad too much for this crowd: having to pick people to go on missions, sabotaging things... I'm not 100% it'll fly well.
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3. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:652]
 
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This is a simple push-your-luck game that plays with a lot of people, and has very simple rules. It's currently in print as Diamant.
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4. Board Game: We Didn't Playtest This At All [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:14490] [Average Rating:5.56 Unranked]
Steve Kennedy

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Though some find it irritating, this fast-playing game is perfect to play in the inbetween down times or when people are too tired. Works well with most age groups.
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5. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:971]
Brandon Kempf
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I think I am only going to bring a couple games along with me to Thanksgiving celebrations this year, this one and Hanabi
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6. Board Game: Word on the Street [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1599]
Phil Hendrickson
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This is great with multiple generations, as Grandma and a teenager come up with very different words for each category. A sure way to produce laughs.
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7. Board Game: Telestrations [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:233]
Brian Jurney
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This game is great for a laugh, plays up to 12 if you have the party edition and doesn't take to much time. It can also entertain many ages! This is my favorite party game.
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8. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:927] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
Phil Hendrickson
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Scratches that "secret role discovery" itch, handles many players, and provides a tangible goal (tunnelling for gold) that is easy to understand. Sometimes The Resistance can seem a bit abstract and pointless.
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9. Board Game: Fauna [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:717] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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Absolute family hit.
Plays with 2-6 in about 45 minutes. Very simple rules.
Great fun if people have at least some interest in animals.
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10. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1179]
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This has been a resounding success for me in many non-gamer situations with the need to accommodate many players.
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11. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:324] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
Byron Campbell
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Thematic and can be picked up by non-gamers. There is a 5-6 player expansion.
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12. Board Game: New World: A Carcassonne Game [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1854]
Byron Campbell
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Also fits the theme of the holiday well, and plays up to 5. I think it is a bit more complex/unforgiving than classic Carcassonne, though.
 
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13. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:611]
Larry Welborn
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Anderson
South Carolina
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We usually get a rousing game of this going in the afternoon. If you don't own a copy, you just need to scrounge up a bunch of 6 sided dice.
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14. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1473]
Larry Welborn
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Another fun game that is fast playing and handles a crowd.
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15. Board Game: Wits & Wagers Family [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1301]
Kristi Lawless
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Rosemount
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This is a fun one, and you can adjust for younger players.
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16. Board Game: Aquaretto [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:973] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Kristi Lawless
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What's cuter than baby animals!
 
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17. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:45]
Ed G.
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Seven courses, seven wonders.
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18. Board Game: Flapjacks & Sasquatches [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6569]
Kristi Lawless
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Another fun one and plays up to 8 people.
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19. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:274]
Kristi Lawless
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A classic
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20. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:838]
Geoff King
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Eight players at my cousin's house last year after Christmas dinner. It went over big. We played four games straight.
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21. Board Game: Clubs [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:2698]
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Great game. Easy to teach and easy to get into. Plays up to 6!

And the Crazy Clubs variant adds some great come-out-of-nowhere play.
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22. Board Game: Get Bit! [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2051]
Kristi Lawless
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Kids love this one
 
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23. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:257]
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Almost a party game.
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24. Board Game: Trick or Treat [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:8058]
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Not just for kids.
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25. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:612]
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or Take 6 (I got mine from dealextreme) or 6 Nimmt or Slide 5, w'ever it's called.

Use it to wake people up if they start dozing during Settlers lol!
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