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It's your 2 weeks of Annual Training folks...

... and it's 14 days hanging out with some pretty fun folks and a perfect opportunity to learn about your coworkers. If you're lucky enough to have a cool unit, it's a perfect chance to break open some games that can be hard to get to the table.

It's an intresting list...
-Not Too Complex
-Not Too Far Off Topic
-Best Around a Theme
-A Great Caliber of Opponent

Given the opertunity what do you bring to the table?
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1. Board Game: Captain Sonar [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:105]
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It has the benefit of being halfway between a Red Flag and casual leadership exercise. Communication, Team Building, Laughs, Bragging Rights... The ruleset is simple, the SH&SD video makes it easy to sell. Plays in roughly a lunch and the rules printed off as a packet are easy to study or slip into a folder on someone's desk. It's a great choice.

I suggest turn based as the training mode, then letting them move to live play.
 
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2. Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:297]
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Putting this boardstate up on a projector just after work is enough to make most people's heads spin 180 as they are walking down a hall. It has tremendous potential as a team game- with 2-3 players acting as a faction. Immersive theme is a major bonus.
 
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3. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
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Classic Red on Blue exercise. Again, it plays well on small teams and even has a tendency to draw a small crowd while playing casually.
 
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4. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:114] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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Memoir 44' has the unique honor of being grand yet approachable. The ruleset is engaging, can balance a skilled player against an inexperienced player and the Overlord option makes for a fantastic group game.

Command and Colors is a Joy.
 
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5. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Universally accepted. Easy to teach. Impossible to master and the concepts of sacrifice and gains are invaluable experience. E1 to O6 can enjoy!
 
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6. Board Game: 1775: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:266]
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Uwe kicked it out of the park with this title. Engaging, simple to teach and absolutely packed full of narrative. Engaging decisions while allowing everyone to participate.
 
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7. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:800]
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Simple, anyone can play and oddly tied into this zen where you simplly watch how your friends interact. Outstanding choice for a casual lunch.
 
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8. Board Game: UNO [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:16179]
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Simple, approachable and anyone can play. What's not to love?
 
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9. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:75]
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Outstanding teamwork game. Easy to teach, it's not uncommon for me to see a group not traditionally familiar with boardgames going against this beast.

The theme is engaging, stakes are high and it brings out an outstanding team spirit.
 
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10. Board Game: Timeline: American History [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2275] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
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Allways a great choice. As a near educational game it can make for some fascinating "got ya" moments. Takes well to additional mechanisms.
 
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