Recommend
1 
 Thumb up
 Hide
35 Posts
1 , 2  Next »   | 

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Gaming Related » General Gaming

Subject: what are your "go to" filler games? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
mortego
United States
New Kensington
Pennsylvania
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Mine are:
For Sale
Unnamed Object
Eight-Minute Empire
Coloretto
Ra: The Dice Game
BANG! The Dice Game
and soon to be...
Biblios
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin Fuhrmann
United States
Harrison
Ohio
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Sushi Go!
Bananagrams
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Codenames
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
SoCal
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Amongst the ones I have:
For Sale
Felix Cat In The Sack
Aquadukt
Transamerica

might be pressing it...
Fairy Tale (although this takes as long to teach as to play )
Modern Art: The Card Game / Masters Gallery


Ones I've played but do NOT own:
Piece Of Cake
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Schenck
United States
Dayton
Ohio
flag msg tools
GO BUCKS!
badge
Stop touching me!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I find myself needing 2-player fillers more often than 3+ player fillers. This is mainly because if we have 3 gamers together, we'd probably just rather play a meatier game. With 2, it's usually that we're waiting for the third to arrive (or I'm playing with my wife).


2-player fillers
The Battle for Hill 218
7 Wonders Duel
Kahuna
Jaipur
Cube Quest


3 or more player fillers
King of Tokyo
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin Strickland
United States
The Woodlands
Texas
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
For Sale
No Thanks!
BraveRats (2p)
Battle Line (2p)
The Duke (2p)
Cockroach Poker
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (2p)
Jaipur (2p)
Splendor
Spyfall
Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
Welcome to the Dungeon
Verräter
Tides of Time (2p)

My only real criteria was if it can be explained easily and play in less than 30 minutes. Most of these play in around 10 minutes or less however.

Edit: Labeled 2 player games so people like chris that just want 2 player fillers can have some specific recommendations.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris
United Kingdom
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Bang!(Dice) / King of Tokyo
Skull / KakerLaken Poker
No Thanks!
Spyfall
Coup (+ Reformation)
Love Letter
Hive / Lost Cities (These depend on the opponent)

Just got Kahuna and Matcha within the last 6 weeks. Not played Kahuna yet, but Matcha looks like it could replace Hive and Lost Cities as a 2-player option. The Resistance would be on this list, but sometimes that can run too long to be considered a 'filler', IMO.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Gláucio Reis
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TSCHAK! It's pretty good, an overlooked gem.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls

Ottawa
Ontario
msg tools
Avatar
Welcome to the Dungeon is a nice push your luck game. I like it.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
'Bernard Wingrave'
United States
Wyoming
Ohio
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I don't own all of these, but here's my list:
Mao
Bananagrams
Codenames
Loopin' Louie
Indian Chief
Rory's Story Cubes
The Game
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Daniel Kearns
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
flag msg tools
Silence is golden.
badge
Your sea is so great and my boat is so small.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Piece o' Cake is really good but not sure how available it is now.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Christian Kvam
Norway
Hundeidvik
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
Strike. Cosmic Run For Sale Spyfall
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Helmut Hohberger
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
flag msg tools
badge
Quidquid latine dictum sit altum videtur
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Drako and Star Realms are excellent fillers for me. W1815 fits the bill too.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
John
United Kingdom
Southampton
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
It tends to be 10-15 mins max for a filler for us.

Red7
Bananagrams
Indian Chief
Hey, That's My Fish!

Two player:
Connect Four
Kalah
Backgammon (a single game without doubling cube)

Filler (ish) length games - i.e. around 30 mins:
Race for the Galaxy
The Resistance
Cribbage
Star Realms
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kirk Roberts
United States
Jonesborough (will trade by mail)
TN
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
+1 on No Thanks!
Animal Upon Animal
Click Clack Lumberjack or Bling Bling Gemstone
Any of the "one more roll" dice games: zombie, Dino hunt, trophy buck
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Joe Waller
United States
Peachtree City
Georgia
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Surprised no one has listed Kingdoms yet. Quick, easy to pick up, and scales extremely well for 2-4 players. Easily my favorite filler.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Pete
United States
Northbrook
Illinois
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I don't think King of Tokyo even counts as a filler game in my group, because if it hits the table, it's staying there for hours.

Pete (has never played just one game)
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Luke Jaconetti
United States
Simpsonville
South Carolina
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Coin Age
Dead Fellas
Monopoly Deal Card Game
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Clyde Erwin
United States
California
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Splendor
Race for the Galaxy
Magic: The Gathering
Casino
7 Wonders

...and when waiting forever for your turn to come:

thegameofseti.wikia.com
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Michael Debije
Netherlands
Eindhoven
The Netherlands
flag msg tools
Orleans in filling that bill at the moment.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Sweetgotham
United States
New York
New York
flag msg tools
badge
I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; They cried—‘La Belle Dame sans Merci Hath thee in thrall!’
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


Coming in with some Parade (old school art!) love.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Rosh McDaid
England
Dorking
Surrey
flag msg tools
Avatar
mb
Indigo
Bohnanza
Kobayakawa
Red7
Age of War
Lost Cities
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Andrew Brown
New Zealand
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Love Letter (and varying versions)
Unnamed Object
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Bill Gallagher
United States
Torrance
California
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
It depends on the specific group.

For my 18xx group, Splendor, Roll Through the Ages and Saint Petersburg are common fillers.

If it's just me and one other person, I'll often suggest Lost Cities.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Christian Gienger
Germany
Germany
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Really quick fillers:
Lost Legacy
Qwixx

longer fillers
Port Royal
TransAmerica

2-player fillers
Magic: The Gathering
Onitama

depending on the group
Codenames
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Netherlands
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmb
Roll for It!
Traxx
Quinto

are all ones we pull out regularly as filler games in between others...
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2  Next »   | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.