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Mark Eason
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Hi Guys

We are going on holiday in May abroad and we would like to take some small travel games that we can play in the room at night when the little one is asleep can you recommend any?

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Stefan Wijns
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While going on a holiday we always take some small-sized games which you can play in a relative short time: for instance Jaipur, Lost Cities, Carcassone and Kingdoms are real nice. They all have no dice (you don't want to wake the little one with rolling dice all night). Enjoy your holiday!
 
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Huw
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Hive Pocket

fits into your criteria
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Bianca G
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+1 for Hive
Rummikub is what we normally take
 
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Heath Bauer
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+1--Jaipur and hive pocket.
Also, don't forget that many games can be compressed into much smaller boxes. We like to bring Augustus in a small box. Other small(ish) games good for 2 are:
Asante, Targi, love letter, Voluspa, spyrium (can compress really well), condottiere, the builders, San juan, Roma...

And don't forget the many games available on tablets and phones!
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Shane Girven
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Sushi Go!
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Néstor Romeral Andrés
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I selfishly suggest nestorgames. The format has been designed to be travel friendly



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+1 Jaipur
+1 Sushi Go!
Lost Cities
Hey, That's My Fish!
Carcassonne
Jambo
Targi
Star Realms
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James C
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I'm on vacation right now and i brought Hive Pocket, Mr. Jack Pocket, Biblios, Patchwork and because space wasn't a concern Suburbia and Glass Road. Just ignore the last two.
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David B
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San Juan (second edition)
 
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Nevin Longardner
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I asked a similar question recently so it's worth searching out my thread, but I also got recommended Hive Pocket and have actually just ordered it myself from Amazon midway through writing this reply. They only had the German version but since apart from the rulebook this game is entirely written language free it matters not. I ignored it originally as I had two other games I wanted but now that I have those I think having a 'trilogy' of light games to take travelling is a nice idea.

The two others I bought were Sushi Go! and Ninja Dice.

I have played Sushi Go! with friends and it went down VERY well. It's a fun little game, easy to learn and teach and plays in about 10-15 minutes. With the right group it can be hilarious.

Ninja Dice I haven't played yet but I already know I'll like it. You roll house dice, and you have Ninja Dice to roll to defeat that house and win treasure, all whilst the other players are also rolling dice and either stealing treasure (by shooting arrows at you) or stopping your turn (by rolling sand timers). It's very simple, but the whole 'where the dice land affects the turn' idea is brilliant. I'm fully aware, though, that rolling dice may not fit your situation.

My main criteria (besides the obvious of fun and theme) was that these games must be pretty much negligible in terms of space and weight. Sushi Go! comes in a nice little tin that will almost fit in a coat pocket. Ninja Dice comes in a nice little zipped up bag that is also a hooded Ninja head. Hive Pockets comes with it's own draw string bag. All of these will tuck into my suitcase taking up very little weight and space, which is perfect.

Anyway, those are my recommendations (if you can find a soft space to roll the dice of Ninja Dice!).
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Splendor and Race for the Galaxy can be very compact. I took both backpacking.
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Shawn
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During our last family trip I took the following for play on the plane and in the hotel with the wife:

Battle Line (small zip lock with cards and pegs)
Smash Up (ditch the box, use paper for score)
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (can be played with just the dice, the score sheets, and a piece of paper for keeping track of your resources if you want to leave the boards/pegs at home)
Mr. Jack Pocket (played this mainly on the plane but very compact)
Carcassonne: South Seas (everything fits in a plano box)


Others I would recommend due to compactness:

Machi Koro (ditch the box)
7 Wonders (ditch the box, photo copies of wonder boards)
Citadels (ziplock of cards and one of little bits)
Sushi Go! (good to go as is unless you fear tin getting dented)
Red7 (fun with 4, haven't tried with 2)
Imperial Settlers (all the bits fit in a plano, bring 2 faction decks, general deck, can use photo copied faction boards and paper for scoring)

Most games can be combined into one box or if you can do away with the boxes and use large gallon sized zip lock bags. With this in mind, you can probably fit some "large" games into your luggage. Also, if space/weight is an issue, photo copies of large/awkward boards or player aids can be substituted without losing very much playability of the game, useful if you really REALLY want to bring a big game you like. This also helps keep large boards from getting damaged.

 
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Mark Eason
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Thanks guy lots to have a look at
 
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Ninja Taisen is a fun little game in a very small package.
 
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Eric Pullen

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+1 Race for the Galaxy
+1 San Juan

Safe travels!
 
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Terence Burnett
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Put everything else in Hey, That's My Fish! box.

Seriously Splendor breaks down small.
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+1 Lost Cities
+1 Mr. Jack Pocket
+1 Hive Pocket
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all pieces fit in medium size ziploc bag
 
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Rog B
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2 player (im assuming), small card games)

-Jaipur
-Biblios
-Morels/Fungi
-Battle line
-Parade
-Haggis
-court of the medici

I'd be tempted to recommend San Juan after playing the app, but I cant seem to find the card game anywhere
You may be luckier.

and abstract:

-Hive pocket
-Hey, thats my fish
-Battle Sheep (with a stack of 16 different coins each you could probably play this on the back of H,tmF hexagon tiles!)

and I know you said quiet, but you could probably roll on a towel
-qwixx
 
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Love letter. A little gem of a game , that fits in my jeans pocket.
 
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