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Paul Dawson
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A slight issue has developed at my Wednesday night session we have too many players!! I got the group to 6 which worked well but now we have 7 and most of my games stop at 6.

6 Nimmit, Perudo and the world cup game , the great dalmuti have managed ok but we need more games. Any ideas please!! I am tempted to just add bits to games to make them work e.g. railroad tycoon , carc,





 
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If you have 7 people, personally I would split into a group of 3 and a group of 4, but I just prefer playing 3-5 player games than 6-7 player games, at least of the games I know about so far. The only 7-player game I know that's good is Diplomacy, and that's probably too long for what you want. The only other games I know that accomodate up to 7-players are much better with fewer players in my opinion (Citadels, Bohnanza, RoboRally). Good luck finding what you're looking for
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Citadels and Shadows Over Camelot will both support 7. Although yes I would agree that splitting up the group is probably the better thought process. Eventually this happens to all groups! Still I don't usually care for most games in the 3 player format so I'd suggest getting some really good 2 player games and split the group 5 and 2. When you pick up the 8th player you can go 4 and 4.
 
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Diplomacy!


Ok that's the standard joke answer.
 
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I would suggest RoboRally and/or Twilight Imperium with the Shattered Empire expansion.
 
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Bang! works for 7. I try not to play it with less than 6 anyways. Also, Formula De would work well with 7, although there may be a bit of downtime between turns. It would definitely become more socializing than gaming. And continuing the racing theme, Pitchcar (Carabande) will also work with 7.
 
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The other thing to mention is that games that can support that many players tend to be the lighter games:
6 nimmt! (already mentioned) up to 10
Saboteur (already mentioned) up to 10
Tanz der Hornochsen: up to 8
Strand-cup: up to 8
Bang!: up to 7, 8 with Dodge City expansion
Pit: up to 8
PitchCar (Mini or otherwise): up to 8

etc.

If you're looking for Railroad Tycoon-like games to play that many people, you're not going to find it. Maybe Citadels (7), Fearsome Floors (7) or multiple copies of Fische Fluppen Frikadellen (15 with three copies of the game) are the closest you'll get.

edit: OK, or maybe the appropriately expanded Twilight Imperium, as suggested before.
 
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Struggle of Empires
 
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Turfmaster, Breaking Away, Motorchamp, Formula De, Finstere Flure, Autoscooter
 
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I'd second both Diamant and Struggle of Empires, but I don't know if either is the right fit for your group. Diamant (available at playme.de) is a filler, and Struggle of Empires will be the one game that you spend most of the evening playing. Carabande falls into the same catagory as Diamant, you'll be wanted to play something a little more stimulating.

How about drawing straws and sending one of the folks out each night to pick up a pizza from a place that's a goodly distance away? Either that or the seventh can be the one who observes and takes all the notes for the session report?
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My group has also reached the "too-many-for-one-game-and-not-always-enough-for-two-games" stage of its growth. We really hope to get it to a comfortable 4 and 4 stage. It kind of depends on what kind of gamers you have. If people are wanting to play the middle-weight games than by all means I would suggest breaking up into 3 and 4. The supply of games to meet the needs of 3 or 4 is vast compared to the supply available that are designed to meet the needs of 7. A 7 player game of Bohnanza can be a hoot every once in a while and it's great to get everybody involved in one game, but if your group's members are regular attendees who want something deeper, don't be afraid to split up and play two games at once.
 
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Arkham Horror..........
 
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There are a few good games. I like Diamant, Bang, Saboteur, Shadows Over Camelot, and Richochet Robots.

Most of the time I'd prefer splitting the group as soon as we reach six players.
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Civilization over 2-3 sessions.
 
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in addition to the oft-mentions of:
Roborally
Turfmaster
Formula De

i'd also recommend Frank's Zoo, which is a good card game that works with 7.
 
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I also recommend Shadows over Camelot and Diamant like the above. Our group usually ends up splitting at the beginning and playing two different games and then later comes together for something that can handle more (often times after some have had to leave).
 
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Lots of great suggestions here. My personal favorites if you want something besides card games:

* Shadows over Camelot -- Great game & great bits!
* Junta -- Lots of fun with seven players (not as good with fewer)
* Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) w/ expansion -- Great game, but long. And expensive.

While TI3 is near the top of my list, I'd recommend getting both SOC and Junta.

Good luck!
 
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Pitchcar.
 
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I'll second (or third or fourth) the Diplomacy recommendation. After you play that you won't have to worry about seven people showing up ever again. devil

Of course, you may not have anyone show up ever again...
 
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I agree with splitting the tables, but also

Duel of Ages plays 2-18

and is a good game too =)
 
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rri1 wrote:
Diplomacy!


Ok that's the standard joke answer.


The perfect game is not a joke!
 
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Monopoly will handle up to 8 people!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.....
 
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Though it would take a couple of sets or a set and two boosters, Wings of War is an interesting--if short--idea for a large group. Famous Aces and Watch Your Back! accommodate four players each, Burning Drachens another two, and each booster can (I think) handle two more.
 
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quozl wrote:
rri1 wrote:
Diplomacy!


Ok that's the standard joke answer.


The perfect game is not a joke!

True. If he had said Puerto Rico, it would not have been nearly as funny. laugh
 
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