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Freddy Shoffstall
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Holt
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Games for a family of 6. Games that are between 20-45 minutes long and not supper complex. Feel free to add ideas!
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1. Board Game: Diamonds [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:657]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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This game is great for those who like card games. My family grew up playing euchre, canasta and Shang hai. This gets to the table rarely, but we always enjoy robbing dad.
 
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2. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:261]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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This is one of my personal favorites. Quick and filled with decisions when considering what others are going to play when going for the checks. We typically play three rounds and whoever has the most money at the end wins.
 
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3. Board Game: Rage [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2674]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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We probably won't play this one much because of the "take that" element can have a pretty big effect. Nonetheless, this was a transition game for us into games that don't use a standard deck of cards.
 
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4. Board Game: Take it Easy! [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1377]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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Unless trying to make my dad lose, we enjoy games where player interaction is at a minimal. I would like to buy this game someday. Plus my mom likes bingo.
 
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5. Board Game: Linko! [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:703]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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I enjoy this game the most out of my family. I don't mind the player interaction but it has frustrated some in my family. Unfortunately, this probably won't hit the table as much as I would like.
 
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6. Board Game: Rolling America [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2270]
Freddy Shoffstall
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Holt
Michigan
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Another game I wish I had. I think the family would like it.
 
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7. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
Michigan
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This will be a Christmas game this year. It's simple, quick to play, and with many variants to try out.
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8. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:773]
Freddy Shoffstall
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Michigan
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9. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:852] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
Freddy Shoffstall
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10. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:174]
Freddy Shoffstall
United States
Holt
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11. Board Game: Medici: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2074]
Kent Reuber
United States
San Mateo
California
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Our group likes the Medici board game, which takes about an hour, also plays up to six players. There is a card game version which is supposed to play in about 30 minutes. We have it but haven't tried it yet.
 
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12. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:41]
RJ Garrison
United States
Cincinnati
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My most taught game, and my wife and I's favorite!
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13. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:573]
Lars Fre
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Bielefeld
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14. Board Game: Build Up [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:7657]
Ray
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15. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
Steve K
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This plays well with 6, in about 30-45 minutes.
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16. Board Game: Isla Dorada [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1205]
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after learning it, the time might be under 45 mins.
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17. Board Game: Codenames: Pictures [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:202] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
1 Lucky Texan
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this one may work better than the one with words if you have very young children playing
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18. Board Game: Word on the Street [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1457]
1 Lucky Texan
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Arlington
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there's also a 'junior' version of this game, doesn't really require 'perfect' spelling skills - word recall and knowledge of consonants helps.
 
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19. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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nice social game
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