Games Im Interested In For My Girlfriend & I
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I want to get into war games but shes doesn't. I hope she will like economic/trading/city building games. She catches on pretty quick to most things and as long as I'm not to competitive and try not to win at first I think I can make her a gamer.

I just received Jambo and San Juan which we have not played yet. Need lighter games maybe, but I will report back. The list is roughly in the order of what I think we can BOTH enjoy, with her opinion being the most important.

Thank you to everyone that has posted their suggestions. We played our first game of Jambo today and we both really liked it. I won barely, but was really surprised how my girlfriend picked up the strategy of using the different card types. I really like it because i am a Business Marketing major and its a game that utilizes trading and selling. I give it a 8.

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1. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:491] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Michael B
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Awesome game and my girlfriend liked it!
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2. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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Have the game but haven't played it yet with my girlfriend.
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Just ordered this game. i can't wait to play it since my girlfriend really likes Clue.
 
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21. Board Game: Pecking Order [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2579]
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We just got this one.

It seems pretty light, but there is a game there. Plays fast, my wife likes the theme (birds).

Compare this to say a heavier game, Hive, but with a theme not so good with the wife (bugs).
 
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22. Board Game: Havoc: The Hundred Years War [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2139]
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23. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:328]
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This is the game that my wife always wants to play. In fact, it's taken her whole family by storm. We often take the two player travel edition on trips. Plays great with 2 and scales to 4 players well. I'm not usually a fan of abstract games, but I really like this one.
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I think you would find this one fun to play given the ones that you do like.
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