What games are in the bottom of your purse... or coat pocket?
Jody Ludwick
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Indiana
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I'm looking for really small games that are great entertainment during a short restaurant or office wait. I'm not talking 'Pub Games' which tend to be longer and more involved. The first 3 games on this list currently reside in the bottom of MY purse. Please knock yourselves out and add to the list.
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1. Board Game: Cinq-O [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:10532]
Jody Ludwick
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Cinq-O

The only dice game I like!
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2. Board Game: The Very Clever Pipe Game [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:3198]
Jody Ludwick
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Very Clever Pipe Game

Slick, very slick!
 
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3. Board Game: Q-Turn [Average Rating:5.03 Overall Rank:14776]
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Q-Turn

A recent acquisition that seems better and less chaotic when played with 2.
 
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4. Board Game: Cosmic Wimpout [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4504]
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Fun little push-your-luck game with a lot of house rules.
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5. Board Game: Cosmic Coasters [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14730]
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I haven't tried it, but what could be more appropriate while waiting in a bar or resteraunt?
 
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6. Board Game: Pico 2 [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:6729]
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This one was in my bag for a LONG time.
 
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7. Board Game: Hex Nut [Average Rating:5.99 Unranked]
richard glanzer
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New York City
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Play with your nuts.
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8. Board Game: Pass the Pigs [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15211]
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Melbourne
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Ooh a little higher, now a bit to the left, a little more, a little more, just a bit more. Oooh yes, that's the spot!
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As Gregory mentioned above, Pass the Pigs is good. You can either carry the case with the pencils and score sheets or just take the pictured pigs.
 
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9. Board Game: Canal Grande [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3132]
Scott Russell
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Clarkston
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I carried this in my jacket pocket for a long time. Primarily to read the directions and I thought maybe to play. I have played it (and like it), but only at my dining (gaming) room table. :-) It's self contained (no additional counters needed) and fits in it's orginial box. Others that have received this treatment are Titanic, Lowendynastie and some others from that line. I am going to find a smaller card box for Set and maybe Leonardo since they are favorites of my daughter.
Now that spring is here, the games are only with me when I have a backpack along. (Why aren't men allowed to carry purses? :-) )
 
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10. Board Game: Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1510]
David Foo
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Ace of Aces was always in my coat pocket for years. It was a great way to wait for a movie to start. Only two player unfortunately - and sadly out-of-print.
 
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11. Board Game: The Bottle Imp [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1088]
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The first edition of this well themed trick-taking game comes in a very nice sturdy, plastic box. May still be able to get it at some German stores. At 37 cards, it doesn't take much room and if you get the 2nd edition you can always throw it in a baggie and use a quarter for the bottle.
 
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12. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1299]
Brian
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While I suppose just about any card game would work, this is what I have personally carried around in my pocket on occassion. Loco is quick, cheap, and easy to explain. A bit larger than normal cards though.
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13. Board Game: The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:7999]
David Peterson
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Santa Clarita
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If I had a purse I'd have this in it.....alas it doesn't quite fit in my pocket.
 
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14. Board Game: Cranium Zigity [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:15034]
Greg Pool
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Carmel Valley
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Gettin' zigity wit it!
 
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15. Board Game: Spill and Spell [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:13989]
Steffan O'Sullivan
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Plymouth
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I keep a set of Scribbage dice in a ziplock baggie in my backpack. Nice little game while waiting, though downtime is brutal with more than four players.

I also always carry two pens and some paper - enough to play Jotto, a better game than Scribbage, actually, but is restricted to two players. http://www.panix.com/~sos/bc/jotto.html
 
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16. Board Game: Tower of the Dread Mage [Average Rating:5.23 Unranked]
Rodney Sloan
South Africa
Pretoria
Gauteng
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Solo player game that easily fits in your pocket. I'm going to mark out numbers on my pencil so that I don't need to carry dice.
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17. Board Game: Zombie in my Pocket [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2431]
Rodney Sloan
South Africa
Pretoria
Gauteng
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Free to print and play. Only solo gaming though, but fits into the pocket easily (hence the name :-) )
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