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gaming group consists of me (39 yr old bloke) 30 yr old women, 11 yr old girl and sometimes 9 and 7 year old boys.

for people who have played both games which game out of these two should be next on my list?

Thanks (feel free to vote on what you think is just the better game for replayability)
 
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James Cheevers
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Without knowledge of their gaming ability. I'd suggest Alhambra.

Keythedral is a good game but it's on the 'heavier' side of things.

James
 
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gaming group consists of me (39 yr old bloke) 30 yr old women, 11 yr old girl and sometimes 9 and 7 year old boys.

for people who have played both games which game out of these two should be next on my list?

Thanks (feel free to vote on what you think is just the better game for replayability)


How many 30 yr old women ?



I only ask as Alhambra can tend to have too many players once you get beyond 4.

If your response is "It's normally just the three of us", then I'd go with Keythedral.

Keythedral is a touch "heavier", but not really in a rules sense, more in a "strategy & screwage" sense. The two boys will understand how to play, but could make some mistakes that will make it tough for them to win.

However, there's a lot more luck in Alhambra, especially with 5 players (but that comes with a lot of downtime).


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Hehe, just the one 30 year old woman.
gaming ability of most of the group (bar one of the boys) is very good. they have play games that were aimed at older people.

its mainly just the 3 of us but i do like games that i can involve the lads in as well
 
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Simple. Get both.
 
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James is correct. Alhambra is a good beginners game that will blend itself well with your family. It has easy rules, teaches light strategy, and interesting enough to grab anyone's attention for the hour (even guests.) There's nothing like trying to teach someone a game they already despise after one look (not saying Keythedral is a ugly game.) Keythedral can be a game you pick up later if your family holds interest in gaming. Also, leave Keythedral out for when your family gets tired of Alhambra. laugh


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Without knowledge of their gaming ability. I'd suggest Alhambra.

Keythedral is a good game but it's on the 'heavier' side of things.

James
 
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I think either would work fine, but it depends how much of a gaming family you have.

I think Alhambra is more of a "gateway game" / Family Game.

If you guys have been gaming for a while then don't be afraid of Keythedral.

Not sure I helped at all
Best of luck

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they do like their games (okay so i do press gang abit) but the main problem I have had with games is when they have gone on for too long. attention span can be a problem with the lads.

i take all suggestions seriously, thanks
 
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I agree with the majority of comments here, both are good games though I prefer Keythedral. Alhambra is lighter and costs less than Keythedral, both are good with just 3-4 players, no more.
 
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I wouldn't worry about the heaviness of Keythedral. It isn't that complex.

But some groups don't like the overt nastiness of the game. Your actions will pretty much all have a component of hurting another player in addition to the usual furtherance of your own position. Alhambra is not like that.

I don't mind this and in fact don't expect to ever play Alhambra again and think Keythedral is a fine fine game. But some might.
 
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Keythedral is the far better game. The rules are kinda chunky, but once you are through them, its the better, more fun game.
 
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Dont tell anyone but the nastiness factor has just pulled me back in after i was veering away from Keythedral angry
 
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Keythedral, alhambra simply doesnt play well with too many players.

keythedral is one of my groups favorite games...
 
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If you'll usually be playing with five, then Keythedral. If you'll usually be playing with three, then Alhambra.
 
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