We have a Gamer weekend on the horizon and I would like to get some recommendations.
We are 6 players, playing for fun and laughs as well as for (medium) serious strategic challenges.
The 3,5 days should feature a good mixture of fillers and long, epic boardgames (though no "proper" war-games).
We tend to like weird, crazy games (e.g. Ca$h&Guns/Space Alert/Space Cadets: Dice Duel), epic 4x (Eclipse, TI3). Co-Ops, intrigue and player elimination are ok.
Very abstract Euros like El Grande we do not like.
Fantasy/Dungeon Crawls would be great, too, but I hate Talisman.
6+ player games we enjoyed so far (in order of playing time/complexity):
- Resistance: Avalon
- Ca$h & Guns
- Nuns On The Run
- Rampage (using two games)
- Space Cadets: Dice Duel
- Dungeon Fighter
- Space Alert (6th player as "Game Master")
- Small Worlds
- Twilight Imperium 3
- Dominant Species
- Here I Stand
Unplayed, but on my list so far:
- Warrior Knights
- Colt Express
Any other games we should give a try?
Thanks in advance,
- Last edited Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:28 am (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 8:26 am
- Resistance: Avalon
There's The Resistance + some modules from The Resistance: Hidden Agenda and/or The Resistance: Hostile Intent as an alternative. Hostile Intent is probably better value if you have Avalon as there is very little overlap (I've not any hostile intent modules yet).
FlowerFall might be worth a look for the fun and laughs category, as might Red7 (I've not played either but have looked at reviews and both are on my wishlist)
Haggis (2-3p) - which it's only 3 players it can be useful to have some smaller games for people who have been eliminated or are up earlier or later than everyone else.
Hey, That's My Fish! (2-4p) or Hive Pocket (2p) for the same reason as Haggis.
Good Cop Bad Cop is a good hidden traitor game in the style of resistance or bang but with some unique mechanics.
King of New York should also fit fine into your criteria. It's a fun "take that!" Beat 'em up. Pretty light.
Tales of the Arabian Nights is a very fun group storytelling game that's more about the experience than anything else.
For a meatier thematic game there's Eldritch Horror. It's a co-op but more often than not you're off on your own adventure anyway.
A lighter game which works very well for 6 players would be Citadels:
With 6 or 7 players I also really like 7 Wonders.
It's definitly on the lighter side, too. But it plays pretty quick (simulatious actions) and has many decisions to make in much less than a hour:
Definitly a Euro, but for me it's not a dry game.
My ultimate suggestions for kind of geeky game events would have been Galaxy Trucker - so much fun but even with expansion it's only a 5 player game.
- Last edited Mon Mar 9, 2015 1:44 pm (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:00 am
Pee di Moor
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
And download the app before playing ...
BANG! The Dice Game
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- Posted Fri Mar 6, 2015 1:30 pm
good light games for 6:
Unexploded Cow - silly theme that works, gameplay is simple and different (at least from my gaming knowlage) enough.
Pit - simple, fast, loud, fun
Enemy Chocolatier - more of a game than the others still simple rules and fun theme
The there's always a place for Catch Phrase! and other family games in a group of even numbers
slightly heavyer but still light/pro-casual group:
Catan - a classic choice, I know a euro but at 6 players its about the trading and building interactions
Acquire - a stock holding game that my group enjoyed more than I thought when I first came across it
Betrayal at House on the Hill - a good theme/story driven game works best with 5-6 players
For more heavier games you and others covered all the ones I can think of and experience in.
I recently started checking into different versions of risk because small world was such a hit in my group, you may want to do the same. The top three seem to be: Risk Legacy Risk: Godstorm and Risk 2210 A.D.
My recommendations for Games for 6 based on your group's preferences:
Shadows over Camelot -- Co-op game with a traitor!
Illuminati -- If you can find a copy, weird fun with lots of backstabbing and strategy
Survive! With 6 player expansion -- Escape the island! It's crumbling! There are sharks and dragons everywhere! AAAAAAHHHHHH!
7 Wonders -- great medium strategy game
Bohnanza -- wacky bean farming and trading game that plays well with any number
Any Fluxx Game -- Fun, crazy, and quick, lots of genres based on your group's likes
+1 Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Tons of replay ability - unique game play.
We like Liar's Dice for 6.
If you have dice you can borrow from other games (need 5 per player) and some plastic cups you have yourself a great game.
+1 to One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Game of Thrones (2nd edition)
Dune, if you can get your hands on it (or better: want to make a DIY copy with Ilya's files here on BGG). An alternative would be Rex: Final Days of an Empire, which is easier to get than Dune, but IMO the changes from Dune to Rex were overwhelmingly to the worse, though
If Political games work for your group I highly recommend the (in that genre IMO still unsurpassed) Republic of Rome
Cosmic Encounter, but this would need an expansion to play it with 6 people (or at least some additional counters/markers for the sixth player, poker chips might work)
+1 to Battlestar Galactica
+1 to Eldritch Horror
- Last edited Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:29 am (Total Number of Edits: 4)
- Posted Mon Mar 9, 2015 9:04 am
Sorry, for not responding earlier, but "real life" kept me from the keyboard for some days...
Anyway - thank you all for the great and inspiring recommendations!
Especially Room25, Escape and Libertalia were put on top positions of my buy list!
The weekend went pretty weird, as we started with Warrior Knights (rather "meh", but might be some major rules misunderstanding) and Nuns On The Run (not enthusiasm, but the game really grew on people after the first couple of plays - so we might see it again on weekends to come).
Then we put Eclipse on the table after 1,5 years and kind of got stuck with it - 4 plays in a row and despite some strategic shortcomings on my side, everybody was having a great time.
This wasn't planned and we did not have that kind of focus on one game for years. Here I Stand went home untouched because of this.
Still and because of reasons I cannot really put my finger on and despite the elegance of Eclipse's rules and the awesome usability of the components I still find something lacking... but this is a different topic.
Last game to get played was Colt Express, which I really liked, but for half of the group it did nit really click.
Lack of strategic options and/or lack of the opportunity to be nasty were the main concerns.
I thought it was chaotic, easy fun, but if you are looking for some strategic depth (like in Space Alert, that has a similar pre-planning mechanism) or nastiness (like in Bang! or RoboRally) you might be better served elsewhere.
Thanks again for your input!
- Last edited Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:51 pm (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:51 pm