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Debbie Phipps
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I'm looking for some game ideas for Christmas for my family. Games we have that most of my kids will play are: Carcasonne, Settlers of Catan, Around the World in 80 Days, Union Pacific, Elfenland, Ticket to Ride. So looking for more games with this level of complexity and take 45 - 90 minutes to play. Thanks.
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1 Lucky Texan
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more info about the children's ages and if you want something a little 'different', etc. might be helpful.

but, I'll go ahead and suggest Snow Tails or the similar Mush! Mush!: Snow Tails 2 if a child has trouble with simple math, she might partner-up with Dad to race a sled.
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Edwin Burns
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You seem to be a good fit for Spiel des Jahres games. 4/6 games you mentioned are on this list. So in that note here are the last 5 winners but the list goes all the way by to '79

Hanabi
Kingdom Builder
qwirkle
dixit
dominion
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Mark L
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gordy220958 wrote:
We have a brand new game on the market only just launched.

This sort of thing should only be posted in the Press Releases forum.
 
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fewwdragon wrote:
You seem to a good fit for Spiel des Jahres games.

Agreed. There's a list of the winners here (and further down the page, nominated and recommended games too).
 
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Have you considered adding a cooperative game to your collection? Pandemic is great, but if that it a little too much for your family, consider Forbidden Island or Forbidden Desert, both by the same designer.

The titles suggested by others above are also good ideas. There are tons of good game out there. It probably makes sense to look for games that add a different experience from the ones you already have, Which is why you might consider a cooperative game.

Have fun shopping!
 
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John Bradshaw
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Hoity Toity is one you might like to consider. Very easy to learn, good fun, fits the criteria you specify, but sufficiently different from what you already have to make it interesting. I would describe it as Rock, Paper, Scissors on steroids.

Oddly enough, it's also a Spiel des Jahres winner incidentally!
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Jeremy Fridy
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[=Modern Art][/], Railways of the World: The Card Game, Blokus, and whatever you want from an Icehouse Pyramid set.
 
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fewwdragon wrote:
You seem to be a good fit for Spiel des Jahres games. 4/6 games you mentioned are on this list. So in that note here are the last 5 winners but the list goes all the way by to '79

Hanabi
Kingdom Builder
qwirkle
dixit
dominion


+1 Kingdom Builder

Also, check out Takenoko! And, everyone I've ever showed this game to loves it!: King of Tokyo
 
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Debbie Phipps
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Thank you for all your suggestions; I will be looking into them. I used the term kids loosely - they are to me - there are 10 of them between 17 and 33. Some like more complex games, but some won't play anything more difficult than the ones I posted. Thanks again.
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Craig Liken
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Airlines Europe would be worth considering.
 
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You might also want to consider Bruges, or Castles of Burgundy as well. Or, for that matter, any Stefen Feld games. They have a tendency to have great replay-ability.
 
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Dmitrijs Zulenkovs
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And again +1 for Kingdom Builder. Simple and deep enough simultaneously
 
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