Games We've Played at Work
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When I got this new job, I thought it'd be good & fun play games over lunch. I brought some games in and just had 'em in my cube, and if someone picked one up (inevitable, since most are shiny ), I'd say a little about 'em, including that some are playable over lunch if folks want. Some folks were interested, and a coworker Andy was even interested enough to get things movin' - thanks Andy! - and now every Thursday, we play for 1.5-2 hours. Woo-hoo!

The folks at work definitely like em! I was putting "enjoyed" in the description of the games folks liked - but, really, that's all of 'em!
I think everyone who's played has bought one game or another...

As Andy said: "As for enjoyed, you could say that for most games. Though I don't know if 'enjoyed' cuts to the chase when I had to go out and immediately purchase a few. That strikes more as 'addiction'."
Where's my toaster?

So here's what we've played, in approximately chronological order.

I plan to continue to update the list, both so BGGers can get ideas for games for their own lunch hours, and also so my coworkers can see what we've played.
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1. Board Game: R-Eco [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1413]
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Cool little card game, kind of remotely about recycling.

It's got a little depth to it, and it's a little different in some ways, so I was kind of concerned it'd be too serious for folks, but I think people liked both of those aspects, and it went over very well - I think this is going to work out well!

20-30 mins
 
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2. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:898]
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Very nice (shiny) abstract that always goes over well!

20-30 mins

Good game (as long as you can think a little geometrically). Can be nasty or not, and the trigon edition makes it harder to be nasty. Besides, I've found the best way to play is not to be nasty, but to just try to put yourself in the best position.
 
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3. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:672]
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long time ago, 10-14-2008

A favorite quick, simple game of mine.

It's easy to explain - I claim that it has just 4 rules - but has more depth than you'd expect. It's fun watching new folks, because there's a moment when they realize that there's more to the game than they thought, and you can sometimes see it when it happens!

I even bought 2 copies so we can play with more than 4 people.

~20 mins
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4. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:897]
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Simple, quick, light-ish, trains, semi-cooperative, and plays up to 6 people.

A bit lighter & simpler & more co-operative than Ticket to Ride, so eventually people prefer TTR, but it was nice and ... refreshing to bring this one out again.

Good one to bring out every once in a while.

Hmm... just picked up the Vexation expansion - I expect that'll change the game a good bit!
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5. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:683]
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Very silly fun.

Doesn't last long, but it's fun while it does.

Good warm-up.
 
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6. Board Game: River Dragons [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1552]
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Light, a little chaotic, fun, quick, plays up to 6.
 
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7. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:314]
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Played it on a big conference table, even pulled in folks who were just walking by!

Everyone loved it.
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8. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Of course I had to include this one.

I'd kind of burned out on it, so actually hadn't played in months and months, but still found it fun - as did everyone else.

Um... probably about an hour, but could go longer with slower folks.
 
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9. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1453]
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10. Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:389]
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I used this one instead of the original Carcassonne to avoid the farmer rules, which new folks tend to not understand, then be surprised about how many points other people earn from it.
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11. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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A bit long for lunch-time.

Didn't go over as well as I thought it would, but that may have just been me knowing it was a little slow (edit: from people's reactions to the list, yeah, it's just me, they liked it plenty!).

I'll get it on the table again!
 
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12. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:369]
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Fun, and I try to set the tone for it as semi-cooperative, which most folks like.

~45 mins
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13. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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The game does have a reasonable learning curve that is a little too much for some folks.

The folks for whom it wasn't too much (including me) enjoyed it.
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14. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:317]
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Card game that's got more to it than most card games, but is still easy to explain and not too long.

Folks really liked this one - enough that they bought it and play it regularly!
 
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15. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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We had many jokes about confusing the pieces with little candies...

Good game, light strategy, quick, too.

~45 mins
 
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16. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:481]
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Good, basic, simple game with a little depth to it.

The basis for Zooloretto, if I understand correctly.
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17. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1275] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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As usual, simple, fun game - that's very hard to teach.

I usually explain it, get blank stares, then do a practice round, and everyone understands and wonders what was so confusing.
 
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18. Board Game: Nicht die Bohne! [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2533]
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Weird little mind-warp of a game. Simple rules, but the strategy is ... ellusive, and sometimes upside-down!

Still, quick, simple, fun.
 
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19. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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Played one afternoon, late, after work, so we had the time.
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20. Board Game: Boomtown [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1408]
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3/6/2008
 
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21. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3151] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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3/6/2008

As usual, folks really enjoyed it. And I cheated (put 2 cards in the middle while folks weren't looking, had a hand of 9 or so cards). It's a silly fun game, so I don't take it too seriously. And I usually do horribly at it... but did well today. Took Brilliant with Beach Parties.

Also, I waited until the end to tell people the silly superstition thing my friends added: the green cards you earned describe you! Today the cards didn't really match people, but it was funny to look at.
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22. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:613]
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3/6/2008

We included the golden monkeys rules from Incan Gold.

Fun and quick - maybe 10-15 minutes.
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23. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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3/11/2008, 3.5 hours with instructions, 4 new to the game (advanced game, but only through age 1)

We had another long-game session after work on a Tuesday. My first playing, I liked it, but not as much as I'd thought I would. I did think about the game for the next couple of days - good sign!
Everyone liked it, are good with playing again, and expect it'll go faster next time.
 
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24. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:912]
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3/13/2008, 1.5 hrs, inc instructions

I was a little concerned about the little bit of gore in the game (bloodslicks), but it was unfounded as the game went over very well!

Fun, silly game about escaping a dungeon and its guardian monster, whose movement is based on simple rules: every step, he goes towards the closest person he can see in a 90 degree line from him (directly left, ahead or right). If he can't see anyone, he goes straight ahead.
So, at first, players try to predict where the monster is going, so they can avoid the area. Then they try to predict where the monster is going, so they can be somewhere that directs the monster towards other players' pieces!
 
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25. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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3-20-08, 1 hr, inc instructions

Finally got to play this with work folks - good fun!

And we won!
OK, it was the easiest level of difficulty, but still... we won!

The game's very good at stripping down the challenge into simple pieces & rules. For example, the diseases are cubes in 4 different colors. If another cube needs to added to a city that already has 3, an "outbreak" occurs, and that city doesn't get any more, but all its neighbors do! The players have cards with cities on them, which are multi-purpose: they can be used to move to that city, or a player can turn in 5 cards of the same color to cure the disease of that color. (there's obviously a lot more to it)
These simple pieces & rules also help the game stay just a game and not get too serious.

And, even with the simplicity, the game does still invoke the theme well, and provide an intersting, engaging challenge!
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