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Peter Brahan
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My family is traveling (by air) with a friend and his family in two months. We'll be in FL for a week and in adjacent condos. I know I can get him to play at least one game with my wife and I, who love to play games. However, I probably only have one shot to make a good impression on the games that I play. I need some help.

Here's a good description of them:
-He loves cars and movies
-His 16 year old son will play games (he will be easy), and loves movies
-His wife will go along with anything I bring

The game(s) with him has to be:
-small enough to fit easily in my checked luggage
-Fairly short...anything over 30 minutes might be pushing it
-thematic would be great
-easy to teach
-4 player at least, but I have three gamer kids as well that love to play

I'd like Spyfall, but I don't think I can get it before we head out in late April.

Now, I'd also like recommendations for games with his son, who loves chess, has seen my game collection and had his jaw fall to the floor. For him, 60 minutes would be fine. It has to be thematic.

I'd buy up to four games to bring with us...any suggestions would be great!

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...Now, I'd also like recommendations for games with his son, who loves chess, has seen my game collection and had his jaw fall to the floor. For him, 60 minutes would be fine. It has to be thematic.

I would recommend "The Duke". Only 2 player. It is easy to pack and it is thematic and strategic.
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You may be able to try something like Escape: The Curse of the Temple.

It is very simple to explain and play, but offers a lot of fun and since it only takes 10 minutes to play, it could get them very excited about games.

It actually has a surprising bit of replay-ability too, because it includes a few expansions in the box.
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King of New York

using the monster movie angle?
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Mystery Rummy Jack the Ripper
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Peter Brahan
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STOCKBROT wrote:
King of Tokyo
King of New York

using the monster movie angle?


I had King of New York in my car last time I went to his house. That would be my choice if it was easy to take on a plane with us.
 
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Age of War

Roll for the Galaxy

I would start with Roll for the Galaxy with the son. Who knows, maybe it will draw in your friend. Another thing with Roll is that it has that tiny step in understanding that will make people get a sense of accomplishment.(in this case wrapping ones head around the dice and their use)

It comes in a big'ish box, but apart from the cups(which you really do not need) it repacks easily.

Age of War is tiny, easy and fun.
 
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