Coming to America. What to buy?
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Living in Australia as I do, I am used to paying through the nose for any new games ...except when I visit my wife's family in Minnesota. I would love some advice in a few areas.
1. What US online stores do you recommend?
2. What twin cities FLGS are must visits?
3. What games can you convince me I want / don't want?

I far prefer shorter games (1.5h or less), simpler games (the rules, not the strategies) and strong theme / art does appeal to me.

My top games include Pandemic, El Grande, Citadels, Apples to Apples, Age of Empires III, RoboRally, Tikal.
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I have a 5 year old son and 6 year old daughter. I hear this is a good family game. I could be persuaded either way
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I stupidly sold this great game. Now I want to get it again.
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I don't really love this but I think it was a pretty good gateway game, especially from party game crowds.
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This seems like a very good game for its scalability and maybe my kids could play it???
 
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I have never played this but I am thinking that I would like it. Shill it to me fanboy.
 
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I played the card game version and liked it a lot. Is it a good option for kids? cards or plastic penguins?
 
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i played the german version. I thought it would be playable by kids. Am I right? Is the english version pretty good? any different?
 
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This is a very good fast game. I have held off cos so many others in my group have it. Has anyone tried this with their kids?
 
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I have only played it once but it appealed to me. I may be able to get my wife to try it too. Any success from geeks with their non-gamer SO's?
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