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Chris Bender
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I'm looking for any light Eurogames that I might have missed. My criteria is that it is a strategy / euro game with a play time of 30-45 minutes, as indicated by the BGG play time stat.

I currently own Dominion, Finca, Guildhall, Manhattan, San Juan, Takenoko, Ticket to Ride, Wasabi, Zooloretto, 7 Wonders, Adel Verpflichtet, Libertalia, Kingdom Builder, and Bohnanza. I have on order Tokaido and Augustus. I have decided to pass on Steam Park due to the real time dice rolling.

EDIT: Also needs to accommodate 4+ players.

Any other games you'd all recommend that fit my criteria?
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I think Pergamon would fit your criteria. Very nice archaeology game.
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I'd have thought it possibly too long, but if Ticket To Ride is welcome in your collection, then Small World definitely should be as well.
 
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Glen More fits the bill, so does Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small.
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Rattus is great, especially when you add in Rattus: Pied Piper.
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Have a look at Revolution!. Currently it's one our groups favourites, and despite the listed playtime as being 1 hour our games normally come in below this time.
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China / Web of Power is perfect if you're okay that it doesn't play with 2 players.
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I have tried to do an adv search for you:
max time=45 ; max weight=3 ; without abstract, war, party, children´s games

http://tinyurl.com/nopf7ak


with how many players do you usually play?

what about Carcassonne? (maybe even go straight to Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers, I like it better)
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Euros that take 30/45 mins is my kind of game. So to add to the other great suggestions over here:

- Louis XIV
- +1 Pergamon
- Santiago de Cuba
- China (min 3 players)
- Medici (minimum 3 players)
- Peloponnes (15 mins per player)
- Railways of the World: The Card Game
- Urbania (about 40-50mins)

If you don't mind stretching the time limit to 50-60mins:
- Thurn and Taxis
- Thebes

Please update us on what you're finally getting yeah.
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China is fantastic 3 to 5

Mykerinos is pretty darn good 2 to 4

Ra plays 2 to 5 ( 2 is decent, 3 to 5 is great)
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Masons, Metropolys, Sultan, Two by Two, and Zen Garden are a few more suggestions.

It might not fit into your definition of light, but Samurai may work as well.
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Bombay is fast pick up and delivery game - good if play with time track variant.
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TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
I'd have thought it possibly too long, but if Ticket To Ride is welcome in your collection, then Small World definitely should be as well.


Small World is most definitely in my collection. It has an 80 minute play time according to BGG, so it does not qualify for this particular list.
 
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freddieyu wrote:


Glen More has a 60 minute play time, which is just a little bit long for this list as I'm looking for 30-45 minute play times (according to the BGG database).

All Creatures is a great suggestion, but I forgot to mention this is for my gaming group, so I'm looking for 4+ player games.
 
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True_Dave wrote:
Have a look at Revolution!. Currently it's one our groups favourites, and despite the listed playtime as being 1 hour our games normally come in below this time.


I have actually played this game a few times and it just doesn't really do it for me. It felt a bit too random and out of control for my tastes.

I do think it's a well designed game and it doesn't surprise me that your group is having fun with it.
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Get an Icehouse set. Martian Chess and Homeworlds are great games with it.

Also Ingenious.
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thedacker wrote:
China / Web of Power is perfect if you're okay that it doesn't play with 2 players.


This is a great suggestion for me. I do enjoy Michael Schacht games, and I'm surprised I forgot about this one.

I failed to mention this initially, but I'm looking for 4+ player games, so the fact that this needs 3+ players is just fine.
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smithlucas wrote:
I have tried to do an adv search for you:
max time=45 ; max weight=3 ; without abstract, war, party, children´s games

http://tinyurl.com/nopf7ak


Thanks for the search!

smithlucas wrote:
with how many players do you usually play?


We're usually groups of 3-5.

smithlucas wrote:
what about Carcassonne? (maybe even go straight to Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers, I like it better)


I used to own this one and sort of played it out, so I got rid of it a few years back. It may be time to reconsider adding it back in. Hunters and
Gatherers is an excellent suggestion.
 
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dtroy_de_rapcore wrote:
Euros that take 30/45 mins is my kind of game. So to add to the other great suggestions over here:

- Louis XIV
- +1 Pergamon
- Santiago de Cuba
- China (min 3 players)
- Medici (minimum 3 players)
- Peloponnes (15 mins per player)
- Railways of the World: The Card Game
- Urbania (about 40-50mins)

If you don't mind stretching the time limit to 50-60mins:
- Thurn and Taxis
- Thebes

Please update us on what you're finally getting yeah.


Urbania and Peloponnes fit my criteria perfectly, so I'll be researching those further. Thanks!
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Deathstroke wrote:
Masons, Metropolys, Sultan, Two by Two, and Zen Garden are a few more suggestions.

It might not fit into your definition of light, but Samurai may work as well.


Samurai definitely fits my criteria. It's probably more of a "medium weight", but light enough for my purposes.

Lots of other interesting suggestions here! I'll definitely be researching these more.
 
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manko wrote:
Bombay is fast pick up and delivery game - good if play with time track variant.


I do like pick up and deliver games.
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Get an Icehouse set. Martian Chess and Homeworlds are great games with it.

Also Ingenious.


Ingenious fits my criteria. Good suggestion!

The others have too short of a play time.
 
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Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone!

I plan on relaxing at home and doing nothing much this weekend, so I'll be researching and reading reviews on these games. I'll come back and post which ones ended up making it onto my wish list.
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Take a look at Fleet. It is a great game that plays in 30 minutes and has numerous different strategy combos to explore, yet game play is not complicated to learn.

The new printing, together with the Arctic Bounty expansion, has just arrived, so there should be copies available. The expansion adds tons of options, so you could play 50 times and not use same combination of cards and licenses. The base game plays up to 4, and the expansion allows up to 6 players.

Really good stuff!
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Some of these have already been repeated, but here are my picks:

Pergamon
Santiago de Cuba
Rattus (+ Pied Piper)
Rattus Cartus
Mars Needs Mechanics
Mare Balticum
Kingdoms
Garden Dice
Metropolys
Yspahan
Forbidden Desert
Masques
Hanabi

Agricola: All Creatures only supports 2, and Glen More I seriously doubt can be finished in 30-45 minutes at higher player counts.
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