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Greg
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So, say you're sitting on a plane next to your friend. It's a long flight and yet, foolishly, you brought no games with you. No cards, no dice, nothing. You could probably get your hands on some scrap paper and a pencil. Maybe some coins. You only have things you might normally carry with you or that you can potentially scrounge up. What's your favorite game in this type of scenario?
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Ben Parker
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I Spy. No components needed.
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If you were willing to draw out your own map you could probably create a very simple version of something like Letters From Whitechapel (or similar). If I remember the game correctly a very basic version would be a few counters (coins, bottle top, plenty of stuff you could use for this) and then the map. I've only played once a long time ago though so I'm probably forgetting something.

You could tear up pieces of paper into the correct shape to make Hive. Would be a bit of effort to get the pieces correct but it wouldn't be too difficult.
 
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Try the Indonesian Finger Game.
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For more than 2 players with some paper and a pencil, you could make up a set of one night werewolf (or regular werewolf/mafia).

If you had grid paper, or patience to draw a grid, you could play a number of abstracts.

When I was younger, I used to just enjoy playing 'Boxes'.

Racetrack is a fun game with grid paper.

You have a couple of coins and a flat surface, you can play something like shuffleboard, billiards, air hockey.

With just your hands, chopsticks, or spellbinder which seems interesting.

Then there's a number of other parlour games, like charades
 
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dezza wrote:
If you had grid paper, or patience to draw a grid, you could play a number of abstracts.

When I was younger, I used to just enjoy playing 'Boxes'.

Racetrack is a fun game with grid paper.
Let's add Word Squares, also a good game around the after-dinner table or fireplace.

 
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Coin Age ought to qualify.


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Fight! with just coins.
Chomp! with any group of objects.

Too many to list with pen and paper.
 
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I would normally have my phone with me on a plane, so pass-and-play Star Realms or Ticket To Ride.

But I think that's against the point of the question. Battleship is very doable with pencil and paper.

If you can get more people involved, Eat Poop You Cat.
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