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Chris Gallo
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Hey guys I game a lot more with my fiancé and her nephew and sometimes with others in my family. They're not serious gamers so I'm looking for filler card games that would be considered "classic" at this point. Games I'm talking about and currently have are For Sale, No Thanks and Coloretto. What other games are similar and fit the bill? Simple and light so they can be taught and learned quickly. Thanks guys.
 
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George Louie
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If your guests want to play the same classic games, you can play Rummy, Bridge, Spades, Poker, etc.. But if they're playing with you, as a seasoned gamer, my bet is that they're probably curious to see something a little different, but not too different that its hard to understand and learn.

With that in mind, you could try Hanabi. Its simple to play and teach, its interesting and its also a good game for introducing cooperative play and hidden information.

I also recommend Bohnanza, which is similar enough to other classic set collecting card games, but introduces a market and trading as well as the idea that the cards have to stay in your hand in the same order they're dealt.

Similarly, you could try Biblios, which is similar in feel to classic card games, but introduces card drafting and a market.
 
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Chris Gallo
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Yeah by classic I meant card games that most reviewers and such agree everyone should own and have been around for a while. That type of deal. I also own Circus Flochati and we enjoy that as well just to throw that out there.
 
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James C
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Probably too new for you, but Linko! fits very well into the classic card game mode. Good with 3, better with 4 and great with 5 as far as I'm concerned.
 
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MURPHY
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Pinochle, UNO, Phase 10. Sushi Go! if you want a Card game that's more like a Board Game and actually marketed as a "filler".
 
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Richard Sampson
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No Thanks!
 
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Chris Gallo
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SuperGLS wrote:
Probably too new for you, but Linko! fits very well into the classic card game mode. Good with 3, better with 4 and great with 5 as far as I'm concerned.


Was looking into this. Not too hard to pick up and 3-5 really would be the sweet spot as far as players would go with us. Thanks.
 
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Matt Lee
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Friday the 13th is great

If the mobster theme isn't offensive, Family Business might work too
 
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Chris Mcpherson
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6 nimmt!
Set
Love letter
+1 biblios (some compare it to for sale)
Diamonds

Maybe parade
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Matt Close
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+1 for Hanabi, I think you can have the most fun with it.
Also, Love Letter is fun and easy for non-gamers along with Red7.
For two player games, my wife and I like Jaipur and Lost Cities.
If I had to just get one game that is good for multiple players or just two, I'd go with The Game.
 
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Tomello Visello
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mattclose wrote:
For two player games, my wife and I like Jaipur and Lost Cities.

Add Piñata to that set (descendant of Balloon Cup)

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Anthony Borid
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Thanks for your update, much appreciated.
 
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Sam Lam I Am
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+1 to Love Letter, Diamonds, and 6 Nimmt! (or English version Slide 5)

 
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Steve PP
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Maybe try The Dwarf King classic trick taking feel with variable scoring conditions, great fun in our group!

Also
Wildlife Safari
Cockroach Poker
Bohnanza
Chronicle
Parade
Arboretum
Traders of Osaka
Love Letter
Haggis
Chimera
Sushi Go!

These are all favourites and keepers in our collection and are relatively easy to learn and quick to get up to speed playing.
 
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Jeff Johnson
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Some that haven't been mentioned:

Splendor
Coup (2012)
Red7
Morels
Cribbage
Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
High Society
Saboteur
 
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Kevin Keefe
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Pit is always a favorite at my house and the club.
 
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Tom
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+1 for Cribbage.
 
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