If you had a smal game cart with limited space what games would you sell
Ivan Ng
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Hey guys I am contemplating renting a small cart(roughly the size of a hot dog cart) in a shopping mall where there is lots of foot traffic to sell boardgames/cardgames generally to people who are not gamers and think that boardgames/card games consist only of Monopoly,Risk, and Uno.
So the main criteria of selection of games would be:
1.Relatively affordable.I'm trying to get non-gamers to part with their cash and purchase something that won't be such a big hit on their pockets.
2.Doesn't take up too much space.Because it is a cart, space would be limited and only a small selection of games can be displayed.
3.Easy to learn and can be taught in less then 10 minutes.I am trying to get people to stop and give me a little of their time so I can tell them about a game and if possible do a small demonstration.If the rules are too long they will lose interest and walk away.
4.Obviously they have to be fun games that appeal to non gamers and not be too difficult.So please help me by including games that you have played with non gamers which they liked and asked you where they could get it.
5.Last but not least I probably need to provide a good mix of games that appeal to families,teenagers, and young working adults.
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1. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
Ivan Ng
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this is on the top of my list as it fits all of the criteria I have listed above and I'm confident that I could convince people to buy this game.
 
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2. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Not a personal favourite of mine, but included because it seems to have a large appeal to numerous groups of people.
 
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Brett Porter
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You can set this up while teaching how to play. I think this is very easy to teach in 2-5 minutes.
 
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4. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1017]
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Bang! fits the bill -- small, cheap, easy to learn and appeals to families and teens.
 
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5. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:894]
Frank Burbach
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TransAmerica is small enough, plays up to 6, and is always a hit with casual gamers.
 
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6. Board Game: Coda [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:2885]
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Coda is another that fits your specs, I think. Inexpensive, small footprint, easy to teach, wide appeal, attractive, yet not what everyone expects in a game.
 
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7. Board Game: Dancing Dice [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:7635]
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One more suggestion -- Dancing Dice. The box is slightly bigger, but not huge. Still, it's not too expensive, easy to pick up for new people, looks good on the table, and has broad appeal.
 
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8. Board Game: Scene It? Movie [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:13247] [Average Rating:5.52 Unranked]
Brett Myers
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My FLGS sold a ton of these over the holidays. This game probably ranks as the hottest mass market game available right now. Stock these in order to draw attention to yourself. They should be good sellers, and you may be able to turn folks on to the other stuff.
 
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9. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:519]
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Definitely Blokus. It's so quick to teach, and the bright bits will attract people who want to see shiny things. I am positive that demoing this game will work. My wife bought it based on a demo, and it's a permanent fixture in our local game store because they sell so many copies based on demos.
 
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10. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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The Kosmos games would be another good choice-since your clientele might include many married couples, and the Kosmos games are great values with top-shelf production at reasonable prices.
 
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11. Board Game: The Very Clever Pipe Game [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:3195]
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Very small, cheap, quick to teach. Not as flashy as most other games, but easy to play, and doesn't take up much time at all.
 
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12. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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A little more expensive and takes up more space, but this is the best gateway game available, and it's eye-catching, as well.
 
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13. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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Any LOTR themed games you could offer would be ideal.
 
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14. Board Game: Tantrix [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2163]
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Visually appealing - non-gamers can play it as a 'puzzle', and doesn't take up much shelf space.
 
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15. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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Small, light game that's usually well-received by a wide-range of people.
 
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16. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:205]
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I think Hive would fit your criteria. Especially since you don't need a whole lot of room to demo it.
 
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17. Board Game: Pylos [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2504]
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Attracts the eye, easy to explain and plays very quickly. A local game chain always has it on display in their shops, and people always are messing around with it.
 
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18. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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i know its a little big , but it fits all the other criteria , especially the easy to learn bit , and since hasbro has only seriously marketed it toward non-gamers and is doing really well , i think it would be a must .
 
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19. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Pretty darn obvious...
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20. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6632] [Average Rating:5.69 Unranked]
Greg Hacker
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I know this game is much reviled on this site, but it is small, inexpensive, appeals to a wide ranger of casual and non-gamers, is easily demonstrated, and is funny.
 
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21. Board Game: Too Many Cooks [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2539]
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This is a neat trick-taking game. I have had consistent success in introducing this to gamers and non-gamers alike.
 
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22. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:752]
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Another game that's reasonably small and appeals to non-gamers and gamers alike.
 
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23. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4474] [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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Not such a 'good' game as some of the others on this list but its quite small, has a cool theme thats different to the others on this list and is easy to learn and play.
 
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24. Board Game: Blokus 3D [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:881] [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked]
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The box is a little bigger than some of these, but the rules for this take just two minutes to teach.
 
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25. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:482]
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Small, Cheap, Very easy, and fun. This was actually recommended to me by an independent vendor. Every person I have played it with has loved it.
 
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