The Wife's List of good games
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In a never ending search for games to play with my wife, I asked her today to list the ones she is most amenable to playing. This short list represents her response. Any suggestions on other games to try greatly appreciated.
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1. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6632] [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
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A fast game, only two rules (to start with anyways) and easy to introduce to other people. Her only downside is that new people to the game can make it very frustrating.

"Look, draw three cards and play four, this isn't rocket science for Bog's sake!"
 
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2. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
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Where else can you push your friend through a laser and then drop them into a pit? Programmed moves make for fun planning, and just enough randomness to make it fun.

The game does take a bit too long to play, though.
 
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Very light, very fun, and best of all, it can be played with only two people. On the down side, it takes much too long to finish.

(we have the basic set with the river tiles, and Inns and Cathedrals. I plan on getting King & Scout and Traders/Builders very soon).
 
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4. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1353]
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Fun! Lively! Exciting! Only one page of rules!

It seems she likes games with extraordinarily short rulebooks. Her only complaint about pit...it's hard to find the minimum four people required to play it.

(we don't have very game friendly neighbors, and with an autistic child...well...you'd have to have one to understand).
 
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5. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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"I really like this game [Tikal]. It has all the elements of a fun game, and it's different enough each time to make me want to play again."

The only down side? The hour and a half investment. Maybe when our kid grows up it will be better...
 
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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Light, short and satisfying. Unfortunately, it gets old quickly.
 
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7. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1485]
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She loves this game for some reason. Makes me think she'd like Through the Desert...too bad it is out of print.
 
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8. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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Rapid play time and similarity to Cathedral make for a solid winner.
 
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