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I'm a happy man. I've got a nice cafeteria in our new building at work and I have people that want to play games! A few of these people are gamers, some are new to the hobby and some walk by with piqued curiosity.

Here's what we've played so far. Feel free to add suggestions for us. Ideally a game should play up to 6, but 5 is not a deal breaker as that's our usual number.
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1. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:481]
Steve Oksienik - Cardboard Insanity

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Okay, only playable by 5 but that's usually okay. We can play two games in 30 minutes if we hurry.
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2. Board Game: Mars Attacks: The Dice Game [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:5156]
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Perfectly fits the criteria.
 
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3. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:847]
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This *should* work. We haven't tried it yet.
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4. Board Game: Zombie Dice [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:1711]
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A perfect filler when you've played a 20 minute game and have 10 more minutes.
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5. Board Game: Smash Up [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:632] [Average Rating:6.84 Unranked]
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I think you can play 5 with the expansions, but it might run a bit too long. Our first play with 4 took close to an hour.
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6. Board Game: BANG! The Dice Game [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:462]
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I just ordered this. Should be perfect. I think these folks will like hidden role games.
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7. Board Game: Cockroach Poker [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1212]
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Also bought this. I think bluffing will work amazingly well with these folks.
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8. Board Game: Pandemic: Contagion [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1577]
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I love this as a two-player game. Hoping it works better with more and plays just as quick.
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9. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:260]
Christina Ng
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说了又不听,听了又不懂,不懂又不问,问了又不做,做了又做错,错了又不认,认了又不改,改了又不服,不服又不说,那你要我怎麽办?
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For 3-6 players.
Playtime: Approximately 20 min

A fun game involving bidding and understanding your opponents.
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10. Board Game: Eggs and Empires [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2005]
François + Daphné
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This is a 2- to 6-player game. You probably can do three rounds in half an hour. It has a small footprint.
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11. Board Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:87] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
Greg Udvari
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Description: Space-themed deckbuilder.
Players: two
Play time: 20 mins
A current favourite with me at the moment.
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12. Board Game: Slide 5 [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2090]
Ian Klinck
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Toronto
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Or 6 nimmt! (essentially the same game).
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13. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:859] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
Ian Klinck
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14. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:42]
Ian Klinck
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Can be played in 30 minutes, if people know the game, and aren't too AP-prone.
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15. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1306]
Kendahl Johnson
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Pretty fun little game. You could probably play 2-3 times in 30 minutes. I highly recommend this...one of my favorite fillers.
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16. Board Game: Palastgeflüster [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1222]
Kendahl Johnson
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Very underrated card game.
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17. Board Game: Tiny Epic Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:970]
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This one can get played in under 30 minutes. Plays up to 5 and is quite enjoyable.
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18. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:341]
Ed Lovell
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Tracy
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Light filler game. Only plays to 5, but is a fun card drafting game that plays quickly. Once everyone knows the game, you could probably even get 2 games done in 30 minutes.
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19. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:177]
Ed Lovell
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Can play up to 10. Hidden role game. The first time through as people learn it may take more than 30 min. But you can easily play this in under 30 minutes. Again, once people know the game, you could probably even get 2 games in during that time.

If your group doesn't like the sci-fi theme, there is the Resistance: Avalon which is the same game with a different theme. Some people like it better.
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20. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:376]
Ed Lovell
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Plays up to 10. Hidden role game. Very fun and very quick. About 10 min per game. The more people playing though, the longer it will take.
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21. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:621]
Pauly Paul
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This is one of those rare games where I feel more people work better. And because turns are simultaneous the increased player count doesn't add significantly to the game time. Also light and the push your luck element has those fist pumping moments when you take a risk and it pays off.
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22. Board Game: Cheaty Mages! [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2130]
Pauly Paul
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I like this one. Player count goes to 6. Game lasts 3 rounds and the bluffing/betting is fun. Apparently there will be a new edition coming out at some point? I'm curious but like the version I have (although more fighters would be welcome).
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23. Board Game: Pairs [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2014]
Pauly Paul
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Small deck for quick light gameplay. Up to 8 players. The base game might be a little light for long term play (perhaps has a warm up) however there is a companion book in the file section that offers a bunch of games you can play with the deck.
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24. Board Game: Harbour [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1243]
Steven Wilson
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Ada
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This game has been a lot of fun. It is simple to pick up and can play pretty quickly. The game is nice and compact.
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25. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Steven Wilson
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This is obviously older but still a good pick up game for 5 people. The Ipad app has worked well when I play at work with 1 other person. Less table space required.
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