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This thread is two recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer gf/wife. It can be two player only or not. The important thing is that it hasto be fun to play with a non gamer girlfriend. It only has to be ONE game(plus expansions if you guys feel it's important).

Note: I added the date to the topic so if anyone has the same question, they can realize that these recommendation are up to this date.
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Re: Can you guys recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer girlfriend/wife?
Battle Line.

...still.
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Sex?
Usually works fine with 2 but can accomodate more players easily if in the right mood. Rules are pretty straightforward but some actions require careful planning. Nice mix of cooperative and competitive (somewhat more competitive than it appears). Playing time between 10 to 240 minutes.
Used to play a lot but it has gotten old lately.
Warmly recommended though.
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Re: Can you guys recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer girlfriend/wife?
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Sex?
Usually works fine with 2 but can accomodate more players easily if in the right mood. Rules are pretty straightforward but some actions require careful planning. Nice mix of cooperative and competitive (somewhat more competitive than it appears). Playing time between 10 to 240 minutes.
Used to play a lot but it has gotten old lately.
Warmly recommended though.


Is "Sex?" the sequel or expansion to "Sex"?
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Re: Can you guys recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer girlfriend/wife?
Nice to have the issue. I only have a wife.

Hungry Hippos.
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Re: Can you guys recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer girlfriend/wife?

GANDON wrote:
Sex?
Usually works fine with 2 but can accomodate more players easily if in the right mood. Rules are pretty straightforward but some actions require careful planning. Nice mix of cooperative and competitive (somewhat more competitive than it appears). Playing time between 10 to 240 minutes.
Used to play a lot but it has gotten old lately.
Warmly recommended though.


I guess you haven't played the expansion yet. Kinky!
Set-up time is usually a little longer, but definitely adds a new twist.
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jcgonzmo wrote:
This thread is two recommend ...


Did anyone catch the secret code here?
He actually wants two recommendations, but probably promised his girl to ask for just one.

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I would recommend Splendor.

Why? Relatively short. Relatively easy to explain. Everyone likes jewels.

But this is the most important thing - wife/GF must win at least every third game. The meta-game is to play so that she wins without knowing you threw the game. You must never reveal the meta-game. OK, maybe after you've been married for 20 years.

Trust me when I say don't let her lose three times in a row.
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GANDON wrote:
competitive than it appears). Playing time between 10 to 240 minutes.


Seek immediate medical attention for gameplay lasting more than 240 minutes.
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Lost Cities

Fun game, easy to learn and plays more like a card game. My mom is not a gamer and it is the only game I have that she asks to play.
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I always recommend Ticket to Ride: Europe.

Ease of rules, great gameplay, scales well from 2-5 players. Europe map and rules are less cut throat than the USA map. If you've traveled Europe it is a great reminder of your travels. Easy to find at almost any store.

It is also the game we played for years before diving into the obsession that it led to.

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Jaipur
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Jaipur


+1 Jaipur
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Re: Can you guys recommend ONLY ONE game that can be played with a non gamer girlfriend/wife?
Here's a few ideas.

Fjords
Onitama
Hive
Tides of Time

Sorry, I know that you were asking for just one, but Had too many ideas.
 
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Seek immediate medical attention for gameplay lasting more than 240 minutes.


Seems kinda short to me.

Battle Line's the best game that's accessible to non-gamers.
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<Ignores instruction to recommend just >

Patchwork would be our number one choice, shortly followed by Jaipur.

Splendor bores us witless.
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and Pandemic.

Both are cooperative and have interesting themes. Competitve play with people who don't really want to play in the first place is rarely a success!
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+1 Splendor
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...and then, we held hands. is a about relationship, can actually make you think about yours, so it goes very well as a time spent with significant other.
 
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I'd recommend Mission Red Planet. Simple rules, fun and not too long.
 
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Takenoko because of the uber-cute Panda
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Why would you ask for recommendations and then limit those people to recommending only one game? Makes no sense. You're literally hobbling your own question. Let 'em recommend more than one (they probably will anyway) - then you do some research on your end and find out what you think might work. By design, you're going to get more than one recommendation if more than one person responds.

I have been plagued by the non-gamer wife. I have tried about 100 games I thought she might like, or were recommended, here is the list of what she actually likes and enjoys. It's more than one because - well, she likes more than one.

Diamonds
Wizard (card Game)
Stone Age (a big surprise, but she loves it even as 2-player)
Arboretum
Tatsu
Biblios
Medici (one of her new faves)
Love Letter
Yardmaster
Ticket To Ride
Splendor
Tides of Time
Port Royal
Patchwork...her all time fave. We even have a game going on our phones at all times. lol
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Forbidden Island
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