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What is the best easy-to-teach game for eight players?

 
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What kind of game?

Party: Time's Up, Wits and Wagers
Card: Citadels, Bang!

Do an advanced search, specify 8 players and light weight.
 
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6 Nimmt!
 
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Bausack Sac Noir Edition works great with 8. Use a 30 second timer though.
 
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Puerto Rico. Requires two copies of the game, and two tables.

(In all seriousness, Diamant's fun if light, and some friends of mine swear by Saboteur, though it doesn't do that much for me.)
 
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I'll second 6 nimmt as a great card game for up to 10 players (although I have the Category 5 edition). I would also add in Pitchcar as it is really easy to teach.
 
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I don't know about the best. But Tsuro, is incredibly easy to teach. (as long as 1 person understands the dragon tile) It plays up to 8. It is quick, simple, and so long as people aren't excesively nice, very fun. Well I guess very fun is too strong. It is fun for people who like a little chaos and confrontation. and don't mind losing with the knowledge that a new game is less than 6 minutes away.
 
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Motorchamp is pretty easy to teach and lots of fun for 8 (although mostly a dice fest, it has some of the strategy of backgammon). Turfmaster is just slightly more complex, still easy and great for 8.

I second Diamant as a quick light "press your luck" sort of game.
6 nimmt can be very enjoyable as a quick light card game.

Moods (solo play) and Wise & Otherwise (4 teams of 2) I can recommend in the party category.

Carabande w/ the Action Set I have tried with 8 and had a blast. This is a disc flicking "dexterity" game, and is very fast moving.

Sac Noir I own and while it is fun, I think with more than 4-5 it seems to take too long for your turn to come around again. mrbass which variant do you play with that many people?
 
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The only game I have that is enjoyable with 8 is also easy to teach: Diamant
 
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facesnorth wrote:

Bid to take or Bid not to take. Give everyone 10 poker chips or whatever. Starting bid can bid 0 for both types of auctions. 'Bid to take' highest bid pays. 'Bid not to take' everyone must up it by at least one to avoid taking piece. Play with a 30 second timer to force someone to choose a piece quickly to keep the game moving. Your right it can go long without a timer for sure.
 
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mrbass wrote:
Bid to take or Bid not to take. Give everyone 10 poker chips or whatever. Starting bid can bid 0 for both types of auctions. 'Bid to take' highest bid pays. 'Bid not to take' everyone must up it by at least one to avoid taking piece. Play with a 30 second timer to force someone to choose a piece quickly to keep the game moving. Your right it can go long without a timer for sure.
Time to dial down on the meds, mrbass.
 
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although 8 players are not really much for that game, we REALLY enjoyed werewolf with that number. can be played with a standard card deck.
 
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Jungle Speed would be my pick if you have a big round table or can sit close together on the floor.
 
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wmshub wrote:
The only game I have that is enjoyable with 8 is also easy to teach: Diamant


Oooh! I second that! Diamant!
 
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Apples to Apples comes to mind
 
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The best in my experience would be Turfmaster.
 
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Nothing is easier to teach than Pitchcar...
 
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We played RoboRally with 8 and it was great!
Mayhem!

Be sure to pick a relatively short scenario, though.
 
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I'll second all those that said Diamant, Citadels, 6 Nimmt and Saboteur. If I needed to pick a couple of those I would choose Diamant and Saboteur.

I see that you are playing in Japan. If your players are not up on United States based trivia, you might want to skip Wits and Wages. Some of the question are U.S. based. You can see some of the questions here http://tinylink.com/?OT8A0ftpc2 to see if you think it would be a problem for your group. Truely, knowing the answer is the smaller of the two parts of this game so it may still work well for you.



For a eight player game that people 'get' quickly I use Himmelsstürmer. It is also call The Great Balloon Race. The rules say it is for up to six players but I use all eight of the cards quite often and I see no ill effects to having eight players in the game. It has cool balloon bits and people like the old school look of the game. I urge you to try this game and I would like to shout out to Stven Carlberg who first showed me this game.

You can easily find this game for very little money on German eBay. Search for Himmelsstürmer , Poursuite en Ballon , Balloon Fiesta , La Fabuleuse Course en Ballons and, The Great Balloon Race. Make sure you check the box for a worldwide search in the location area of the advance search options.

Here is a tiny link for the Himmelsstürmer eBay worldwide search:
http://tinylink.com/?zWsc7JYcvm

 
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I have 6 Nimmt!, Sabatour, and Citadels. Those are all great. So far, it seems as if Pitchcar might be a good way to go, but I'm a little worried about the price. Is flicking little wooden cars that much fun?

 
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So far, it seems as if Pitchcar might be a good way to go, but I'm a little worried about the price. Is flicking little wooden cars that much fun?

It has several advantages:
- Everyone can play (I've been beaten by 5 yo), no rules to teach.
- It plays as good for 2 to 8.
- You can play the number of laps you want (depending on the time you have).
- There are many different circuits.

BUT: you need a big (and FLAT!) table... Last summer holidays we played it a lot!
 
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I think Time's Up is easily the best game for eight players and it's pretty easy to learn. In every game I've ever played, I've had at least three moments in which I laughed till I cried. However, some familiarity with the celebrities is good and the ones provided are somewhat U.S.-centric. If this is a problem, though, you can always have everyone write down some famous people prior to each game (which is how the original game, Celebrities, is played).

As others have said, Diamant is a good filler that plays fine with eight.

Pow Wow is a bluffing game that plays up to eight. I have played and loved its predecessor, Coyote, with seven (even though it only has components for six), so I'm sure Pow Wow works with eight. I understand that the card mix is better in Coyote, but I'm sure Pow Wow is easier to find. I would still recommend it if you enjoy bluffing games like Liar's Dice.

Finally, How Much for the Camel? is a clever light Cheapass-style game that was expressly designed to handle 7-9 players. It's a nice little auction game that works very well with eight.
 
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Ricochet Robot is on my watch list. It is a puzzle-like game that supports 2-20 players.
 
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(leaving out the innumerable party games that can take as many people as you can handle)

I'll second Tsuro- elegant, fun, very simple to learn, and perhaps even *ptimal with the maximum number of eight. Formula De can also take eight (up to ten, in fact), and the base rules are quite simple.

I'm actually going to have to urge you to specifically avoid Citadels with eight- my experience is with more than five the game tends to drag on to unreasonable lengths.
 
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