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Subject: Light game to play by the poolside that doesn't get picked up by the wind :-) rss

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Xtof Fer
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Hello fellow boardgame fanatics,

I've been a lurker on these boards for quite some time and i decided it was time to ask for a recommendation myself whistle

We're going on holiday soon and i'm looking for a game to play by the poolside, we need a game that is fairly compact, easy to set up and doesn't get picked up by the wind too easily (this is the most important factor actually).

Outside we usually play Uno cool, which is very doable, or citadels, or anything in the light category.

I'm looking into Hive pocket, settlers pocket edition and love letter. Am I on the right track here or can you recommend me something else?

Thank you in advance bgg!!
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I think Hive or Hive pocket are excellent choices. I have Hive pocket, which is nice because it's smaller and has the two expansions (Ladybug & Mosquito). I have no regrets with the smaller game.

Blokus or Blokus Duo could work too, but they're more abstract than strategy
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I think you are going in the right direction with Hive.

Hive is a nice portable and durable game. I've never seen or played the pocket version, but the regular version would work quite well I think.
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All the components are made of wood and wouldn't be blown away-other than the scoresheets, but the board you play on is a small block of wood so it would make a good paperweight.
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Hmmmm.....

Hive and Can't Stop maybe?
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Voila http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/159691/games-to-play-outsi...
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Sounds like you need some dice games, mate! Not all of the highest-rated dice games are super portable, but some certainly are.
 
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+1 for Hive. Qwixx would also work well. I've played both games in windy conditions on a boat with no issues.
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Travel Blokus.

The pieces are held to the storage/player board and to the game board.
 
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Tsuro should work - the tiles should be pretty wind resistant unless it is *really* windy. Carcassonne too, though the footprint may be a little large...
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Check out IceDice or Treehouse - decent light fillers that attract attention. A bonus is that there are hundreds of Looney Pyramids games you can play with these colorful gaming pieces.
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Qwirkle or any other game with tiles is both portable and playable in the wind.
 
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On the 4th of July I played Love letter by the pool and it went really well. Yes, there are cards, but not a lot. If it's not too windy, it really went perfectly, and it was quick and light so you could disengage quickly.
 
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I asked a similar question about a month ago and got some great recommendations for poolside games.

These have been hits with our family and friends:
Qwixx
Love Letter
Hive
Hanabi

Another dice game that was new to me that I really like is Ra: The Dice Game although it has a lot of little wooden cubes so I haven't tried bringing to the pool yet.
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Hive Pocket is really a must!

For a light puzzle-ish dice game that lots of people can play, try Line Dice.

Also, Math Dice for some wonderful Math practice for all ages... you know, the 'Summer-Slide' and all!

Bonus: All of these are waterproof, to boot!
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Give Logan Stones a look. A 2-player whole that is much more than the sum of its parts for me. Easy to teach, very playable with wide variety of ages/interests and nearly indestructible (same material as the Hives). Enjoy the pool.

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Backgammon is the perfect poolside game for two. Easy to set up, challenging, doesn't blow away and is fun.
 
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Packer53 wrote:
Give Logan Stones a look. A 2-player whole that is much more than the sum of its parts for me. Easy to teach, very playable with wide variety of ages/interests and nearly indestructible (same material as the Hives). Enjoy the pool.



Thanks for suggesting this. I had never heard of it and after seeing the designer preview video of how it works, I might just have to get it! We are *huge* fans of Hive (pocket) and would love to have another indestructible travel game like it.
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AttrAction would work.
 
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Hive is a very good game, but personally, I think that For The Win is a slightly better game.
 
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Party games without implementing the scoring rules(if there is any). Just play and see who wins each round

Beyond Balderdash
Cards Against Humanity
Say Anything
Backseat Drawing
 
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Xtof Fer
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Wow thank you guys, I am amazed by the amount of replies i have received!

So it looks like i'm getting Hive most definitely, didn't think of Blokus but I am now so that will probably end up in my shopping basket too and Roll through the ages together with Love letter.

With Hanabi I think there will be too much cards on the table, Qwixx is just not for me I think.

Thanks for all your suggestions! cool
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Don't discount Qwixx unless you try it first. I typically like heavier games myself, but we have played Qwixx easily 100 times since mid May. You can try it for free and then decide. It's is a fantastic outdoor/poolside/beach game. Just go to the forums and print out and laminate your own score sheets (office max will laminate for you)and find the dice yourself. You need 2 white, 1 each of red, blue, yellow and green. The game takes 2 minutes to explain and one game lasts around 15 minutes. We often play 2 or 3 times in a row.


To get scoresheets:

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/87858/qwixx-scoresheet-in-...


To get rules:

http://www.nsv.de/files/u79/SA_Qwixx_RZ_engl.pdf


Oh, the game plays up to 5 people.
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