Looking for light, quick games
Andy Hunsucker
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My group has plenty of heavier games, both on setup and gameplay, and we're looking for more games with quick play and light setup. The games don't necessarily have to have fast play times, just the turns move more quickly than a game like Puerto Rico, or Power Grid.

We've also got plenty of card games like Bang! and Chrononauts, but we're looking for something in between. Citadels is about the right weight, but it can play a little slow, depending on the players. Looking for something that moves a little faster.

Also, the more interaction the better, and it has to play with at least 3 players. Our group really seems to do well with heavily themed games.

I'm hoping for some suggestions.
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Andy Hunsucker
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This was my first suggestion. I've been interested in this for awhile, but the price has made me hold off for a bit.
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I thought this might also be good. I've heard good things about it, and it seems to have a lot of interaction.
 
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3. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:845]
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Although the theme may be a bit wonky, Cartagena seems to fit your light, quick qualifications. It even plays well with 2.
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The Running of the Bulls! My game group likes this for a good, fast, tense game of risk and racing...you have several pieces representing runners...you turn over cards representing movement, but when the bull charges, you get or lose points based on how close you are to it.
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Samura is also quick to set up and doesn't take a long time. It's a great game for 2-4 players with interesting winning conditions.
 
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This game clocks in under an hour easily, and has a variant if you feel the luuck of the end is too much. Non-gamers can handle the strategy of this one too.
 
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This one doesn't require much set-up and plays pretty quickly.
 
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You can't go wrong with this one... fast, fun, handles up to 8.
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Try this one... It;s a card game which involves auctioning for various items. It's Knizia, so there are clever scoring conditions (if you have the least money, you lose no matter how much stuff you;ve aquired). It's very fast (20-30 minutes), but still has lots of interaction, tough decisions and fun.

Plus, it;s cheap!
 
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Here's a game with NO SET UP.

Anybody 8 to 88 can learn in 20 minutes.

Plays light and yet with a certain strategic tensity that even a die hard gamer like me can appreciate and enjoy.

 
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I know this is a card game, ut this is a quick game(10-15 minutes) with a good deal of interaction and theme. This is definitely our group's favorite filler at the moment.
 
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Fun Fast and furious. Plus you get to go ooowaaaaaa alot and make hong kong cimina faces.
 
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Either draw cards or play cards, not both. Turns move very fast in this game.
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I thought that this would be relatively dry and heavy, but then I took it in trade on a lark and found that instead it is relatively light and fun. Short, fast playing, easy rules, attractive components and just a bit of luck. Very good game.
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This one should fit the bill. Plays quickly with 3-6.
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16. Board Game: Starfarers of Catan [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:847]
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This game does require some time to set up but the turns move pretty fast. Since you mentioned your group likes themed games this one fits into that arena. The componets are fun and fit the theme well. Overall I have found it to be a light game that is fun to play.
 
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17. Board Game: Plunder [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3907]
 
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This is a fun game that is quick to set up. Again since you indicated your group likes theme games, this one fits the bill. The turns generally go quick once everyone knows the rules. Even when it is not a players turn they must be on the lookout for other players attacking them or not paying their crew.
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