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Subject: Games for a wedding reception / afternoon rss

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Hi all.

I did a quick search and couldn't find a recent one. So here goes.

Getting married in October next year, lovely big barn, lots of spaces but light is so so.

Most of my friends are gamers and would like a few little games to keep the guests entertained especially if the weather isn't great.

Also there may be 9 children from tiny to young teens.

I was thinking and already own or have just purchased.

Tsuro.
Codenames
Happy Salmon
Rhino Hero
Jenga (giant lawn version)
Molkky
Love letter
Bandu
Wits and Wager
cockroach poker
Skull
I think there is more I had in mind but can't seem to remember them.

What else do I own or can get not too expensively to either have set up with a helpful teacher or leave on the table with a crib sheet. Some either to entertain the nerds but ideally to include and mix the groups.
It would be good to get visual games which people can enjoy and watch and not exclude or tie people up in them as we still want people to socialise.

I am not sure if I have the space or teachers for the larger games like two rooms but open to suggestions.



 
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Ian Bennetts
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Wits and Wagers can work really well as a team game. Each table (assuming you have between 3 and 7 tables at your reception) nominates a team leader to place the bets but between them decide the answer.

Probably the best way to break the ice between the different generations that end up attending a wedding.
 
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kabhilan
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King of Tokyo/New York for the kids - usually about $25

Spyfall, Coup, and Alhambra for the adults? Relatively easy to teach games.

Good luck!

 
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king of Tokyo and pitchcar are the other two.
Coup I have.

Spyfall is on my list too.

Interesting idea on making the game a formal event rather than a side activity...

We may not be having formal tables self service style food so official table games may not work.. however we could do something similar. Team Wits does sound good...

A full size everyone in game could be very cool... I will think on this some more...
 
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Mark Jackson
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One Night Ultimate Werewolf worked well for us in this context. Also some copies of Love Letter would be good and thematically appropriate
 
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You have my #1 choice, which is Love Letter. Perfect, perfect, perfect game for the occasion! I don't see it in your collection, but Sushi Go! would be a nice addition, and can be acquired at a low price.
 
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Played sushi go, it at the last public meeting this week, I may well add it is another nice gateway game. One night werewolf is good too.

I am also thinking about wedding photos, happy salmon is a game I probably wouldn't play much but could make for funny photos, particularly if we put it under a balcony...

Also planning on making a life size version of Tsuro, using carpet tiles and the players are the pieces.... should make for some interesting photos... Particularly when you have to share a 1/2m carpet tile.... (It would need an umpire to hand the players their next card / tile and we may lower the hand limit to two to make life easier but it should work...

Will probably set aside two areas for games and leave the games about and have my guys on hand to help get people started.

Need to think more on formal or larger group games... Wits could definitely work, not sure on the rest... 100 guests maybe 12 proper games and 15 or some who have dabbles..
 
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Charles Boyung
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Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, things like that are good for a wedding table and pretty cheap to pick up multiple copies at thrift stores. They work well because you can just pick them up and go with the whole group, and you don't need to leave a big box on the table - just the cards.
 
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pete maccaroni

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You have great ones on there already. My wife and I got married about three weeks ago, we had a room for board games and we included:
Sushi Go
Love Letter
Citadels
King of Tokyo
Code Names
Exploding Kittens


Good luck to you! It was a big hit at our wedding.

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