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David Namaksy
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Here is some of the criteria.

4 to 6 people. (all adult)
Must be easy to learn, less than 5 minutes to teach
Must be able to play outside. (Games with lots of card sets out on the table have a tendency to blow away)
Does not need to be small since this is RV/Trailer camping.

The people I am going to be playing with are more traditional family style gamers. Currently we play Phase 10 or Dominoes (Mexican Train, Texas 42, or Chicken Foot) with them.
I would love to introduce them to some other games, if nothing else for variety.

Thanks David
 
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Dac Copus
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Taking games camping, the biggest obsticles I've seen is wind, and wet tables.

That being said, this should meet your criteria:
6nimit max 20 cards on the table at a time, fun up to 8 players
For Sale 6 players
Loco 6 players

All of the above games are relatively quick games, but lend themselves to multiple plays. Nice for camping.
 
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Chris Kice
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Blokus would be good as it's all plastic, but it only supports 4 max.
 
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Paul DeStefano
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Nekura wrote:
Blokus would be good as it's all plastic, but it only supports 4 max.


To which one would counter: Gemblo.
 
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Myke Madsen
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I'll second the vote for Blokus. That's the game I immediately thought of when I saw the thread title.

I imagine GemBlo would work as well, but I haven't played it or seen it.
 
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Erik Swedlund
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Some GeekLists on the subject:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=viewtagged...
 
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rodney bacigalupo
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Some small quick games like Pickomino, Turn the Tide, Guillotine would fit your style.





 
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FWIW, one copy of Blokus and one of Travel Blokus would (parallel-) play six and still be cheaper than Gemblo. I haven't played Gemblo with 6, but it was good with 3 (which is where Blokus is weakest). All three (both Bloki and Gemblo) are worth owning, so which you buy should probably come down to what configuration(s) you imagine playing the game(s) in post-camping trip.
 
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Ingenious is another option, although it also only plays 4. (But, like Blokus, there's a two-person travel edition. Unlike Blokus, though, the travel edition of Ingenious (aka Einfach Genial) seems to be available only in Europe right now.)

Maybe the way to handle the 4-6 issue is to have a few two-person games that could be played during 4 person games. If you do consider 2-person games, the new bakeline Hive would be good, as would the GIPF stuff, Gobblet, and Ghosts!/Geister.

 
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Liar's Dice
 
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Cosmic Wimpout is a GREAT game for camping and the number you are looking for....
 
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David Namaksy
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Thanks for all the suggestions.
Forgot the to check geeklist first, thanks Erik.

I had already decided on taking (not sure if we will play the following) Pickomino, Guillotine (wind could be issue), 6nimit, Loot(again wind), and Farkle. May also pickup to take Bang!, Bohnanza, and For Sale. If nothing else it gives me an excuse to go out and buy some more games I do not own .

Some of these people tried Blokus at our New Years Eve camp out. While they were intrigued by the board and pieces they really did not get into it.

Again thanks for all the suggestions. David
 
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I will make a few reccomendations that I haven't seen yet:

Lexio - Cool tile climbing game
Can't Stop - Press you luck
Coloretto
 
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Mike
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1000 Blank White Cards, or something similar to it. There aren't very games that don't involve something the wind will blow away. Play it inside, with enough alcohol you will be greatful for the seemingly lack of rules. (Though there are versons that have more rules... Dvorak or something)
 
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Jennifer van Buren
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We're big into camping and also are looking for good camping games. We think that Gloom might work well due to the fact that it's plastic cards and storytelling is something we naturally do when we're in the woods. There was a Geeklist not too long ago about a similar topic.
 
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