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Gary Lynch
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Hi all, I looking for a game or two to add to my collection that will play well for 4-5 players (if it also plays well for two bonus) for playing with our three kids (2-13 and a 14 ur old. Lords of Waterdeep with exapansion is a hit and all the kids now want Yedo as well. Other games that work for us have been Libertalia, King of New York, Jamaica, and even Eldritch Horror and Dead of Winter. Stone Age and Flash Point have not worked so well.

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7 Wonders
Alhambra
Small World
Airlines Europe
Ticket to Ride
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Gary Lynch
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We have Small World and ticket to ride Europe but 7 Wonders has definately been on our radar lately will look at it more closely especially since we all like Fairy Tale as well.
 
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Michał Suchanek
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Shadows over Camelot might be a fun one to try, especially since you can play it two ways, both as a straight-up co-op and with a possible traitor (which I would strongly recommend).
Also, King of Tokyo could serve you well if you don't mind chucking dice. Lastly, a game which is a bit older, maybe even slightly forgotten, but is a great family game, with easy rules yet very tactically interesting and most of all stunningly looking, and that is the 1998 Spiel des Jahres winner, Elfenland.
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Michael Mench
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Ya up for Star Wars Imperial Assault? You can play with three heroes or four and the overloard on the imperial side. We enjoy it as a family and have similar dislikes as you. We aren't into the long farming type games.

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Duarte Dias
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Sushi Go
Blokus(up to 4)
Chinatown
Cartagena
Saboteur
Splendor up to 4 but works well with 2
 
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mark downie
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I game regularly with my wife and children. We have found the following games are popular:
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
PitchCar
Carcassonne
Zooloretto

After rereading the OP I now realise the children are older. My 13 year old currently loves
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Dungeon Petz
 
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Kent Reuber
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It looks like your family likes thematic games. The games I'm going to mention will probably appeal more to boys than girls: Cosmic Encounter, Mage Knight Board Game.
 
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Jimmydm90 wrote:


All good suggestions.




 
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Most of these accommodate 5 players. Great for families, good replay value, great components and artwork, and fun.


Alien Frontiers + optional Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt to expand to 6p
Thebes
Seasons
Africana


Quite underrated games
Isla Dorada
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects


Have fun!
 
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Janine
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple (plays up to 5), or Escape: Zombie City (plays up to 4) are great options. They are super quick (10-15 minutes), real-time dice rolling games that play great with 2 and even better with more.
 
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James C
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Wings of Glory
 
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Tom Whiffen
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Definitely some good suggestions have already been mentioned.

I find some of the more popular games with 4-5 have been:

7 Wonders
Pandemic
Ticket To Ride
Zombicide
Small World
Power Grid
Smash Up
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Gary Lynch
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We have escape zombie city just hoping for an exspansion to five players... Been think about Caverna and have to check out some others mentioned above...

So far 7 wonders and Caverna are possibles
 
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Kenny khek
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I can suggest...
Tokaido with expansion
Mystery of the Abbey
Puerto Rico
Kolejka
These games are very different from the games that you mentioned.
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Next on my list is Ikusa, and I've just been reading the rules online to get a good idea of what it's about. It's a bit like Risk (I've never played, but the general idea seems similar) with some nice added extras. Particularly suitable if your family is into Japanese history in anyway, and seems like there's a lot of strategic thinking in this one.

3-5 players, and a nice big map to move around on.
 
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Glenn D
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Up to 4 players:

Dungeon Petz

Ninjato

Galaxy Trucker (my kids love this game)


Up to 5 players:

Letters from Whitechapel (another family favorite...one versus all)


Up to 5 players (more with an expansion):

Cosmic Encounter

The great thing is that all of these scale very well for as little as 2 players (except Cosmic Encounter, which starts at 3 players, but plays better with 4-5).



 
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