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TJ H
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I am looking for decent 30 minute filler game.

I already have 7 Wonders / KoT / Avalon / Love Letter / Coup / ONUW.

I found following games which meet my criteria.

No Thanks
For Sale
Bang ! Dice Game
Space Cadets : Dice Duel
Hanabi
Las Vegas
Biblios
Augustus
Splendor
Mascarade
Blood Bound

What would be the good choice among them? and why?
 
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I have only played Hanabi but I would recommend it to anyone. Really simple coop game but has some really tough decisions to make. I've had it just over a month and have nearly logged 50 plays! for the price you really can't go wrong.
 
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Fernando Berdichevsky
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Bang! the dice game is great... dont bother getting the card game once you put your hands on this one...

Biblios is excelent... there are two very different mechanics throughout the game that may appeal diverse audience... I found it best with 3players.

Also for bigger groups... take a look at the Resistance (or Avalon:TR) or you may try the new Maskarade

 
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Brendan Lapsley
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Have you looked into Dungeon Roll?
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Lucas Smith
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idk if that meets your definition for a filler, but technically Dominion´s duration is aestimated at 30min. At least once you have some experience, 30min are well doable. (at least for us)

Personally, I´d only get Hanabi if memory mechanics are your thing.
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Steph Hodge
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I was going to recommend Splendor. That's being loved by all so far. If you like dice I would recommend Las Vegas or roll through the ages.

start with splendor
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Clinton Sattler
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Looking at your list, I think that Biblios and For Sale are somewhat redundant. If you are looking to play with more than 4 or younger players, I would suggest For Sale. If you are looking for a little more depth and want to play it 2 player, Biblios is the way to go. The ability to manipulate the scoring dice adds that one layer that I felt was missing with For Sale.

I have Las Vegas and would recommend it for a large group of non gamers. Great with kids as well, especially when you are chucking a handful of dice. This is almost a party game, with players cheering and groaning on those final dice rolls.

I also own Hanabi, and it would be my game of choice from your list since it plays like nothing else in the collection. The mix of cooperation and social deduction makes it so unique. It works with two players, but at that count, I think Biblios offers the superior play.

My vote is
Hanabi
then Biblios
then Las Vegas
then For Sale

I haven't played the others

 
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Karen Knoblaugh
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Of your list, I have only played Biblios and Augustus and would recommend both. Additionally, you might want to consider SOS Titanic and The Downfall of Pompeii.
 
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Theresa Porter

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A couple press your luck game suggestions

Roll for it
Incan Gold

A couple card games that have a little player conflict

Saboteur
Guillotine

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Philipp Ottensamer
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Oh god, Bang the Dice Game is so good, it's unreal.
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David B
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For Sale is fantastic if you have at least 3. There is a 2 player variant in the forums, though, that works pretty well. There is even a solo variant. One of the classic fillers IMO.


Oh, and -1 for Dungeon Roll.
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Manuel Navarro
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Yesterday I played Augustus for the first time (5 players), and I love it, it's rules-easy and plays pretty quick, excellent with non-gamers in my opinion.
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TJ H
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I can't buy all of them but all above comments say "I played X,Y,Z among those games and they are all so great".

It's sad that there are so many great games but I have limited budget for them
 
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Mike Horn
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Sushi-Go and San Juan. Both are less than $20. Sushi-Go has a similar mechanic to 7 Wonders and plays 5, and San Juan is a card version of Puerto Rico, and plays 4.
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J M
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Where would anyone buy those for those prices?

Splendor is a safe bet for filler. I'll also second nominations for Hanabi. I also like Council of Verona which is under $15.
 
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Denise Lockard
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Bang: The Dice Game and Augustus. Both have *zero* downtime since everyone plays simultaneously. Super fun - with the right people, of course whistle
 
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David B
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Mingler1 wrote:
Sushi-Go and San Juan. Both are less than $20. Sushi-Go has a similar mechanic to 7 Wonders and plays 5, and San Juan is a card version of Puerto Rico, and plays 4.


Neither of these are in print right now and are both quite expensive if you can find them. Sushi Go is being reprinted and should be available in a month or two.
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George C.
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+1 for Bang: The Dice game. It has a theme most people are familiar with, has overall good components and art, and is easy to set up and put away.

Oh, and it's fun too
 
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Jin Juku
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I have yet to introduce No Thanks! to a group and not have to play it another 5 times. And still get that done within 45 minutes.

Hey, That's My Fish! wasn't on your list, but it's an excellent game that, IIRC, plays within 30 minutes. This is another one that goes over surprisingly well. People look at me funny when they see it's about penguins, but then, after playing it, ask me where they can buy it.
 
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