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A game like T2R would be perfect but it only goes up to five players. T&T only 4. Hunters & Gatherers 5. Settlers with 6 will be a drag, and we would like to keep it at 1h of game time or 1.5h at most. Even Pirate's Cove only goes up to 5 players.

The 2 options I have so far are: Bang! but those symbols are not necessarily non-gamer friendly; and Pitchcar Mini that could do it but would be better if we could play it after playing a non-dexterity game.

Please help!
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
How about Diamant? It's more of a filler than what you've mentioned so far, but it plays with 6 and is super-easy to teach/learn.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
The Great Dalmuti comes to mind along with Tsuro and Poison. Guillotine says 5 but we have played it with 6. Bohnanza with the expansion plays up to 7. Take stock, Nuclear war with expansions both can handle 6. Detroit/Cleveland Grand Prix.

At least these are some that come to mind.

Good Luck
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Bohnanza, Citadels, Alhambra, Lifeboats, Snorta, Jungle Speed...
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Try Dragon's Gold. I think it's a good fit. It's a light but cut-thoat negotiation game. Plays best with 6.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
I second Diamant, and I'd also recommend:

TransEuropa
Lifeboats
Royal Turf
Igloo Pop
Funny Friends
Time's Up!

And I also see you have Star Wars Epic Duels. Play that in two teams of three it's quite fun!
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Cavedog_pdx wrote:
I second Diamant


I third Diamant. A really fun game that we use as an 'ice breaker' at our game club, and one which would be really easy and fun for gamers and non-gamers alike.

 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Tichu, Medici, Winner's Circle, Around the World and Scotland Yard are in short time frame you want, not more than 90 mins and usually less.

Carcassonne with the I&C and/or T&B expansions go up to 6 players.

Roborally, Elfenroads, Elfengold are a bit longer, 1.5 to 2 hrs.

Even shorter is For Sale. Pizarro is a bit meatier but plays in less than an hour.

Of all these I would problably suggest Carc+expansions or Around the World in 80 days for a non-gamer group. Good luck!
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
From your collection, your options appear to be:

Citadels - that might run a little long with 6 players, but it could work
Formula De Mini - I've not played it, so I don't know how long it would run, but it seem like it could work.
Once Upon a Time - This can certainly play with 6 players, but I think you really need to know your players to k now if this one will work for them.

There were a number of other nice options posted previously, but of course you'd have to go buy them. If that's a possibility, I'd also suggest Ave Caesar , which has pretty simple rules and plays well with six players.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
The Great Dalmuti is the first game that came to mind. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/929
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
in addition to all of the above:

- saboteur
- top secret spies
- 6 nimmt!
- kabale und hiebe
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always come up when we have 6!

 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Hart an der Grenze, there is some bluffing, laughing and making money. Or Category 5 the card game, I was hesitant to try it but we took it over to a friends and everyone really enjoyed it.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
I second the nomination of:
For Sale
Winner's Circle
Around the World in 80 Days
Saboteur
The Great Dalmuti

I also suggest:
I'm the Boss
Medici
Hoity Toity
Terra
Showmanager / Atlantic Star

Of the above list, Showmanager would be my first recommendation. Sadly, it is out of print.

Of course, once you convert them from non-gamers to gamers, you can play six player Power Grid.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Bohnanza's the one.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
I'll add a third for Winner's Circle, the game is simply fun and can certainly be played with a beer & pretzels attitude.

 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
daw65 wrote:

Citadels - that might run a little long with 6 players, but it could work


Quick note: I would suggest playing to 7 districts rather than 8 with 6 players.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
Bohnanza
Hoity Toity
Winner's Circle

and TransAmerica while you wait for everybody to arrive.
 
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From my limited library & experience with friends' games, I say Bohnanza, Bang!, or Apples to Apples.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
If they are friends who can play a bit of a take-that game, why not play Drakon, as you already have it?

It goes to six, has nice instructions and player aids in the box, would not play too long, and keeps people engaged as you never know what anyone will do to you on any turn.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
All these, and

Tsuro
 
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Winner's Circle.
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
quentin1 wrote:
Hart an der Grenze, there is some bluffing, laughing and making money.


Unfortunately banned in Brazil http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/148959
 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
One more vote for Winner's Circle/Royal Turf.

Also another vote for Apples to Apples.

1/2 vote for Tsuro, because gamers and computer programmers will whomp on non-gamers/non-programmers.

Wits and Wagers is good. Also Liar's Dice and Pit.

 
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Re: Problem! Need a non-gamer game for 6 players
If you want a 6 player game with some meat, check out-

-Atlantic Star
-Havoc (poker variant card game)
-Medici
-Take it to the Limit (a bit on the light side)
 
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