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John F.
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My wife is Vice President of Development for a non profit organization, Marrakech Inc., that helps individuals with developmental disabilities. They will soon be having a big fund raising event where they put items up for auction to raise money. She is going to put together a game night basket for the auction and asked me what to put in it. She has the board game Marrakech to put in, and I suggested Codenames and maybe Dixit. I was wondering if anyone else has other game or non-game suggestions that would make it an appealing item to bid on? Thanks for any ideas!
 
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That's a wonderful idea. Codenames is an excellent choice. Even a non-gamer would quickly follow how to play. Depending on the type of people attending and your budget, you might swap Dixit for a different game. Dixit's art is lovely and it allows more players, but the game may not be obvious to non-gamers.
Alternatives: Timeline, Sheriff of Nottingham, Splendor, Love Letter, Bring Your Own Book, or Archeology: the New Expeditions.
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John F.
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SpaceAlien wrote:
That's a wonderful idea. Codenames is an excellent choice. Even a non-gamer would quickly follow how to play. Depending on the type of people attending and your budget, you might swap Dixit for a different game. Dixit's art is lovely and it allows more players, but the game may not be obvious to non-gamers.
Alternatives: Timeline, Sheriff of Nottingham, Splendor, Love Letter, Bring Your Own Book, or Archeology: the New Expeditions.


Those are some great suggestions. Thanks!
 
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SpaceAlien wrote:
That's a wonderful idea. Codenames is an excellent choice. Even a non-gamer would quickly follow how to play. Depending on the type of people attending and your budget, you might swap Dixit for a different game. Dixit's art is lovely and it allows more players, but the game may not be obvious to non-gamers.
Alternatives: Timeline, Sheriff of Nottingham, Splendor, Love Letter, Bring Your Own Book, or Archeology: the New Expeditions.


I'd point out here as someone that is the kind of person that goes to these kinds of auctions and bids on things that you have to ask yourself what your target audience is. If you put together a "Game Night" basket for non-gamers, then even though I'm likely to be the guy at the auction that hosts the most game nights, I probably won't bid on it because those games are going to be so commonly deployed already that not only do I already have them, but so do all of the people that I might gift them to.

I'm not saying this still isn't the best idea, but it's just something to think about. If you happen to know that you have some gamers in your audience, you might actually be better off going the opposite route.
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Jesse Shamber
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Perhaps add some 2 player games like Jaipur, Patchwork or Tides of Time
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Liz D
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You could also include a few game-friendly snacks. Maybe some gummi bears, almonds or other nuts (but not greasy salted peanuts), or non-buttered popcorn?
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John F.
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All good suggestions! I was thinking maybe Wits and Wagers might work well.
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