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Myron Gaines
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My board game group consists of 3 couples and we've been struggling to find games that all of us can play at the same time. Looking for games that can work with 6, preferably without the need to add expansions or extras out of the box.

We're quite open to any type of board games so suggest away! Thx!
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Here, try this.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&ob...
 
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If you're up for a three hour game, Power Grid, Railways of the World, and Navegador are all AMAZING.
 
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mokflurry wrote:
My board game group consists of 3 couples and we've been struggling to find games that all of us can play at the same time. Looking for games that can work with 6, preferably without the need to add expansions or extras out of the box.

We're quite open to any type of board games so suggest away! Thx!


Depending upon what type of games you are looking for, Citadels plays well with six. It can be pretty cutthroat though.

A very light but fun game that plays up to eight is Long Shot. Horse racing betting game, plays kind of quick.

Alhambra can do six out if the box, but can be a bit dullish I find at that number without a couple of expansions.

Also you could consider Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game which has a ton of replay value if you like that sort of game. Not for every group, but it is a great game.
 
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Kings of Air and Steam
Shadows over Camelot
Jamaica
RoboRally
Formula D
Eclipse

Short and fun
Tsuro
For Sale
Parade

Party games
Wits & Wagers
Dixit
Say Anything

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Well, the problem with a lot of games that take 5-6 players is that while you CAN play it with that number, IMO there's significant downtime issues with many of them.

I like all of the following games, but there's a bit of downtime while you wait for your turn.

Alhambra
Power Grid
Eclipse
King of Tokyo
Bang.

Some games support six players AND feature minimal downtime for various reasons - maybe everyone is involved in every turn, maybe turns are really short...

Dixit
The Resistance
7 wonders
Roborally
Cards Against Humanity
Coup
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With the exception of the board game geeks, the hardcore and simply the enthusiastic lovers of life, downtime is a killer for a 6 player group. It gets further amplified when people are checking their smartphones or just disengaged. Player elimination games are also etchy depending on your group.

For friends you know well...
Say Anything
The Resistance
Cash n Guns

For friends you're still getting to know...
Dixit Journey
Wits and Wagers

For those that snort when they laugh...
Rollick

For those that scream loud...
Escape: Curse of the Temple

Some others I'd sorta recommend if it weren't for the player elimination aspect...
King of Tokyo (with house rules for resurrection)
Get Bit (Deluxe)
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Lifeboats

You might go from 3 couples to 6 singles by the end of the night though. ;-)
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For lighter things:
The Resistance
The Resistance: Avalon
Lifeboat
Lifeboats
Cosmic Encounter (need 1 expansion to play with 6)
Mob Ties: The Board Game
Panic on Wall Street!
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You can have a look at Elfenland.
 
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+1 Citadels

Further I´d suggest Power Grid.
 
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1st or 2nd edition Talisman (if you can get hold of a copy)
 
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Keyflower works with up to 6 out of the box.

There are also some more epic games, like Eclipse.

For a more simple game, Wizard is a classic.

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We play Blood Bowl Team manager with 6, which works quite well

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losfp wrote:

I like all of the following games, but there's a bit of downtime while you wait for your turn.

King of Tokyo
Bang.


Both of these are quite quick games, so downtime shouldnt be too much of an issue. And you're involved as well, so you have to pay *some* attention to whats going on.
 
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If you want something really quick and easy to teach then Rise of Augustus fits the bill.

7 Wonders and King of Tokyo are other light and fast games which play well with 6. Another option is to try the 6P variant for Airlines Europe. If something with a traitor element is acceptable, then The Resistance: Avalon is perfect.

Note that I've just recommended quick light games and not heavyweight gamer's games like Eclipse.



 
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+1 Medici. Easy to learn, tough to master, little downtime, plays quickly. Great for a talkative group, since talking others into buying the stuff you don't want is half the fun.

The Team Asia variant of Ticket to Ride has worked great for our group when we have 3 couples. The limited communication rules makes it an interesting challenge to work as a team. Little downtime, IMO, once everyone knows the game.
 
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