My First Multi-Day Convention Approaching: Need Game Recommendations
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I've been re-introduced into boardgaming within the last year by a friend from church. We are planning a trip to a multi-day gaming convention in the near future and I would like to get some recommendations on new games to play and possibly to purchase. Let me give you a little background to best tailor your comments.

First, I'm new to boardgamegeek.com. I'm still learning the interface and how everything works.

Second, I'm willing to try just about anything once. With that said, I would like to steer clear of games that take more than 2.5 hours to complete. I want to get a lot of exposure to new games.

Third, I would like to find new Bait and Gateway games to get my wife more involved with my addiction hobby. She loves Settlers of Catan and Stone Age, but not fond of tile laying games. She enjoys light, happy games.

Here's a partial list of games I've learned to play in the last year. Amun-Re, Ra,
Caylus, Ingenious, Le Havre, Citadels, Glory to Rome, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Carcasonne, Stone Age, Pandemic, Ghost Stories, and Aquadukt. I've enjoyed them all!
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1. Board Game: Bridge Troll [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:3940]
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Light themed, easy to play but with actual choices, and under the hour mark. A gateway game? maybe right after ticket to ride, but not in place of.
 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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I would call it the bigger brother to San Juan. If you like San Juan or Glory to Rome, this might be up your alley.
 
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3. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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I like Le havre more, but this is a good one as well.
 
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4. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:128]
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Fun-filled throughout as you watch your ship get blown to pieces. What more can you want? More? Add the expansion.
 
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5. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:709]
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Light trade route shipping game with some meat.
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6. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:904]
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The short time frame makes this a better choice for an area majority game. Also team play. Best with 3 players, but very nice for 2 or 4.
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7. Board Game: Cloud 9 [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1654]
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A quick fun filler if you get the chance.
 
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