Need recommendations - Fast games (30-45 minutes), little downtime, tons of player interaction. We want "fun" more than strategy. Any suggestions?
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We've got a new game group going on where we get between 3 and 7 players. We're looking for some fast-moving games that offer tons of fun. They don't need to have lots of strategy but they need to be big on fun. One of the biggest factors is low downtime and lots of player interaction.

I've got a lot of games, and some of them are a good fit. Take a look at my collection and offer up some alternatives: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/stormseeker75?o...
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1. Board Game: Sneaks & Snitches [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2811]
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Some games that have worked well for us so far:

Sneaks & Snitches
Hey! That's my Fish
Quarriors
Ra Dice
Food Fight
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2. Board Game: Water Lily [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3361]
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This is another fun title that can be played as a race, or more strategically--depending on what the other players do. I also believe that it fits your criteria.
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:332]
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Citadels fits your requirements well. Can be a little long at the upper end of players.
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4. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:200] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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A must try for any group. In order to shorten/control the length, you can play to a certain # of points or until everyone gets a certain number of turns as storyteller.
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5. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:708] [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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Taught a friend to play last night in about eight minutes and played six or seven games in two hours. It was a success with my wife, who has little use for strategy, but loves shaking bags of dice and talking smack.

The game only plays up to 4 players and there isn't tons (the amount varies based on the cards in play) of player interaction, but the turns are short, there is little downtime, and fidgeting with colorful dice seems to thrill even the not-really-gamers I know.

Edit:Added the word "even" to the final sentence. The serious gamers I know like it too.
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Fast, lots of lying, plays seven or more easily. I think you would like the game.
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7. Board Game: Dragon's Gold [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1582]
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Simple concept, simple rules, lots of yelling.

Play with 4-6
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8. Board Game: Nuns on the Run [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1345]
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I've not played this, though I very much want to, so I can't speak for the downtime, but it supports 7 and has a low playtime, probably worth a look into as supporting 7 is rare.
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9. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1340]
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Fits your request.
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Steve, I realize you have owned this game previously, but my wife and I really enjoy it. I think it would be great with 2-4. Maybe time for a re-visit?
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I just played three games of this last night and I think it would be a great fit. You are often being attacked or attacking and each turn is just a series of three die rolls so it has pretty low downtime. There are cool bonus cards, some of which seriously mess with the other players. I was knocked out early in one game and a little bit later in another, but even still, it was a really fun time.
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I really enjoy this game a lot. The more players the better
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Just silly good fun with little down time.
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There is a lot of debate on if this game is or is not "fun". Seems that people either think it is 100% or 0% and nothing in-between.

But it does match the criteria of "don't need to have lots of strategy"
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15. Board Game: I'm the Boss! [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:964]
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You want low down time, fast play, and fun.

We have a blast with this.
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16. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1388]
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Zero downtime, all player interaction. Not a strategy game
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17. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:879] [Average Rating:6.61 Unranked]
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This game handles up to 10, runs in 30 minutes, and is all about trust, betrayal and screwage.
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18. Board Game: Montego Bay [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3602]
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Steve

Just played this last night. A light but fun game for 2 to 4 players. Takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Worth a look I think.
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Another Queen game that should fit the bill. An updated version of Metro with much nicer pieces.
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20. Board Game: Manila [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:638]
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Might be a bit long.
Can be a problem if some try to over think this enjoyable game.
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21. Board Game: Ave Caesar [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1112]
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A fun, simple, quick racing game - but it is essential that it is played with the original "nasty" rules - if you cannot move then you must discard a card from your hand completely, not just return it to your draw pile. This makes hand management important and blocking/screwage very effective as having to discard a few high cards means that you cannot complete the race at all. With the new watered down rules, it is mostly just a random roll and move game.
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22. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:299]
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- Plays 4
- Almost no downtime
- Less than 30 minutes.

May fall short on the interaction part depending on what your definition is. You are constantly interacting socially, maybe not mechanically? Great game anyway.
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23. Board Game: Rattus [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:806]
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Your requirements describe Rattus perfectly.
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24. Board Game: Monty Python Fluxx [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2667]
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Goofy and a lot of fun. Works with any number of players that you outlined.
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25. Board Game: Witch's Brew [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:705]
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This should work - plenty of interaction and lots of fun.
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