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David Ausemus
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I love playing games with my family. But my wife and youngest son are care bear player's. I'm drawing a blank on a good family weight Euro. For about $25-35. Anyone have a good idea? I would be grateful.. Thank you
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Are you looking for The Castles of Burgundy?

It's on your must have wishlist. It's a good fun game with little to no aggressive actions. The worst is taking a tile someone else obviously wants. And you can find it for your price range.
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'Bernard Wingrave'
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I don't know what a care bear player is, but Ticket to Ride is a good family Euro and is $38 on Amazon.

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Splendor
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Cacao
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James C
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Not easy to come by, but these two are great because the rules are so streamlined.

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bwingrave wrote:
I don't know what a care bear player is, but Ticket to Ride is a good family Euro and is $38 on Amazon.


Seems like the right answer to me.
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Karuba its from Haba. Decent tile placement game you can easily house rule for younger players
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Kingsburg
Lords of Waterdeep

Not sure of the costs, but worth it if its more.
Euro worker placement game.
Peaceful. (unless someone goes on a spot you want)
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When i hear "Family Euro", I think Lords of Waterdeep.
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Glenn D
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+1 Castles of Burgundy

+1 Concordia

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Carthoris Pyramidos
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Carcassonne is a good family-weight game in that price range.
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These are both at the high end of your price range but look at:
Steam Park - construct an amusement park to attract robot visitors.
New York 1901 - become the most successful builder in turn of the century New York. Simple rules and surprising depth.
 
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+1 Cacao

Simple rules, fun theme (I'm a sucker for the wooden cacao beans!) and interesting decisions.
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Greg Bove
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With my family Ticket to Ride, Catan and Splendor do the job.
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Brent Case
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You might want to check out:

Zooloretto
Ticket to Ride
Niagara
Carcassonne
Machi Koro
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Another vote for Catan. You didn't mention your son's age but adding the Cities and Knights expansion is a must at some point.
 
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Cacao
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Villa Paletti
Sushi Go
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Check out Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King which plays fast, offers great replay ability, is easy to learn (small manual) and introduces mechanics like tile placement, area control, auction/bidding and variable scoring which will make it easier to learn future games.

Also I would agree with others who say Karuba which a lot of people don't know or talk about yet.

Watch some video reviews on these to see if it fits with your family. Or even read the pdf manuals on their BGG page, you'll see how quick you can teach both of these. Good luck and have fun!
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Jimmy Okolica
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I'd need more information. You own Ticket to Ride, Alhambra, Carc, Sushi Go, Splendor, Black Fleet, Small World, Kingsburg, Lords of Waterdeep, and Dominion. Which of these have you played with your family? Which of these did they like? Were you able to tell what about the games they liked? What sorts of things do you personally like in games? Do you like confrontational games? Build your own things games? How long a play time are you looking for? Are you looking for 2 - 3 player games?

Sorry for all the questions, but other than the generic "Ticket to Ride is the best game ever", not sure that I can help.
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Ticket to Ride can be extremely nasty, especially at 3 players.

Cinque Terre and The Great Fire of London 1666 are fantastic family weight Euros with little negative interaction.
 
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+1 for Zooloretto

Family friendly, kids enjoy the theme and surprisingly enough strategy to keep the adults entertained.
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My wife's favorites are splendor,mochi Koro,7 wonders,Kingsburg. My son's favorites are Elder sign, Run,Fight or Die , Dicetown, and 7 Wonders. The whole family love Ticket to Ride, Among the stars, suburbia. The really like building things.
 
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silversage5150 wrote:
The whole family love Ticket to Ride

Airlines Europe

Give Airlines Europe a try. It's also from Ticket to Ride's designer Alan Moon and adds a bit more complexity with the implementation of a stock market.


Alhambra

Well-deserved Spiel des Jahres winner 2003. I still enjoy playing this game to this day.


Pergamon

An overlooked euro family game with some really nice and clever ideas. It also plays really well with just 2 players.


Stone Age or Lords of Waterdeep

The classic gateway worker placement game duel, Stone Age versus Lords of Waterdeep. Here's a brief rundown:


Stone Age
Completely language independent (no text)
Looks fantastic
Easy rules
Intuitive flow
Involves very basic mathematics for younger players (E I rolled 22, each gathered stone costs me 5 -- how many stones do I get ?)


Lords of Waterdeep
Higher replay value (hidden objectives + many different buildings)
More interactive (Intrigie/action cards)
More competition
More strategic depth
Thin theme
Predetermined number of rounds


Takenoko

Very lighthearted and enjoyable game with fantastic components and a low level of competition between players, as goal/points cards are hidden from each other (so players can't mess with each other on purpose). This is pretty much the definition of a family game for me, as younger players will enjoy the nice and colourful components and the adults still have enough of a tactics game going on to keep their minds interested and busy.



►Alhambra, ►Stone Age, ►Lords of Waterdeep and ►Takenoko were featured on Tabletop.


Good luck and have fun !
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Colin
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How about Asara, the land of a thousand towers. It's a worker placement that uses cards as workers and the main purpose of the game is to construct different types of towers.

Another one that you may enjoy, but can be hard to get a hold of is Torres. It is very unique and you are building towers throughout the game as well.

If you like TTR, check out Trekking the National Parks. It's a fabulous game that our family likes better than TTR.

Good luck, I have found that finding good family games that everyone likes to play is a difficult task.
 
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