Games I am considering taking to Tennessee for the 4th of July
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So, it is Fourth of July weekend again and the wife and I are taking the 6 hour drive down to Knoxville to seem my side of the family. The question of the weekend, other than brat or burger, will be what to play!

Here is a mix of old favorites and new games to try out. Some of the new ones I have played, but not with my family. Others are brand spankin' new.

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1. Board Game: 1775: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:256]
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1 - My wife and family love this game

2 - It is about the Revolutionary War

3 - It will be 4th of July weekend


A no brainer, IMO.
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I try to get this played everytime my brothers and I are all together.

Hoping for games 4-5 this time.
 
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I want to show this to my dad (airplane geek) and my younger brother (Star Wars/game nerd).
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Its so small, why wouldn't I take it.
 
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My younger brother might really like this. I want to get him to try it out.
 
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A recent addition to my packing list.

A new game in my collection and it doesn't take up that much space.
 
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I finally got around to playing this last week. I want to see if the family likes it.
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I think everyone liked this at Thanksgiving...

I think...
 
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Another game to play with my dad. Big airplane nerd.
 
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Another biggish box that I want to take, but I am not sure if I will have room.
 
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This game's big brother (VivaJava) may have been a bit much for everyone when we played it the one time, but I know the dice game will hit the sweet spot for my Yahtzee crazed family.
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See "Wiraqocha"...
 
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Maybe. I have a lot of boxed games already...
 
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Another maybe...
 
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I think my family might like this one.

Not sure though.
 
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16. Board Game: Wiraqocha [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:3120]
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I want to get this one to the table.

Now I just need some willing subjects to test this one.

*Slowly looks over should towards unsuspecting family*
 
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17. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:349]
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This might be the right game to introduce drafting to family. It is fun, easy to explain, and silly. Plus, my family digs sushi!

A secondary goal is to open things up to bring 7 Wonders around at the end of the year.
 
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