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Utku Incekas
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Can you give me some good examples for the games in the subject?

I already have several party games (like resistance, cash & guns, coup, etc.) which we have played with our group a lot. I'm currently looking for a different taste.

I'd aprreciate if you can help .

PS: We have already played 7 wonders and cosmic encounter.
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From lightest to heaviest, games which excel at six players:

Revolution! with Anarchy expansion
Jamaica
Elfenland
Antike II
Hyperborea
Battlestar Galactica
Keyflower
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
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Between Two Cities Pretty light but with a very nice scoring mechnism. And like in 7 Wonders, you play simultaniously, so hardly any downtime;
Steampunk Rally clever use of dice, simultanious play, but can be a bit chaotic (and you might want to check the first few rounds if everybody understood the rules correctly);
Shadows over Camelot Nice coop with a traitor.



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Jamaica and Deep Sea Adventure both play up to 6 and are great games.
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Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia is great as a six player game.

Be warned, your first play with 6 will take over 2 hours (going from my previous experience). Once everyone knows how to play it though it does come down to the box figure of 60 minutes.
 
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Games I'd play with 6 (as well as The Resistance):

Bohnanza - I've played with 3-6 and enjoy it at all those player counts.

Citadels (2016 edition) - (released soon) - there are extra characters in the new edition which make the game play faster.

Hare & Tortoise - 2-6p low luck race game.

Indian Chief - modern playing card game with simultaneous play - you need 2 decks of cards, a reference card + pencil & paper to score.

Gemblo - abstract which plays up to 6.

I don't think I've played any other games which work well for 6 (I've not played that many games that support 6 though).

Jamaica - I didn't like it at all, I'd recommend reading this review: Eight-Year-Old Pirates Might Like This Game (But Who Else Will?). I've played it twice once with 6p once with less (4?) and didn't think it had any interesting decisions. It is one of the nicest looking games.
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Race for the Galaxy + Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm + Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium - I'd play this with 6, but it's not a great recommendation as a game to get to play with 6 since learning it with both expansions and 6 players would be hard! I prefer it with fewer players too as I'm terrible at keeping track of what everyone is doing with 6...
 
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Power Grid is fine with 6
How about Caverna: The Cave Farmers?
Lords of Waterdeep with the expansion goes to 6
If you have a little time, Mega Civilization has a MINIMUM player count at 5, and can easily go to 8 (it goes to 18, but it gets more complicated at 9)

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Here are my picks..

Dominant Species - my favorite game ever.. games take 2-3 hours, but the time flies..
Mysterium - Great game, much lighter than Dominant Species, but still a good time..
Captain Sonar - I haven't played this yet, just got it on Friday, but reviews have been great. Its supposed to be best with 8 players, but still very good at 6.
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It has already been mentioned in this thread, but I think it bears repeating.

Bohnanza is a brilliant game at all player counts.

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Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery with expansion or the update Empires: Age of Discovery

Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery with expansion.
 
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Catan with expansion.
Survive: Escape from Atlantis! with expansion.
 
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Another one for Keyflower or, if you are new to it, the slightly more streamlined Key to the City.

+1 for Bohnanza and Jamaica too.

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Senji is actually best at six players. Relatively fast game, with multiple paths to victory.
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I play quite a bit with 6 players...for family games I will bring out:
Mystery of the Abbey with The Pilgrims' Chronicles
Long Shot
Diamonds
King of Tokyo
Tsuro

for my gamer friends I will bring out:
Rex: Final Days of an Empire (will only play with 6)
Arkham Horror
Zombicide: Black Plague

+1 Shadows over Camelot which plays well with everyone

 
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Rodent Hunder is a good choice.
 
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The Scepter of Zavandor if you want an economic + auction eurogame
 
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Show Manager or Atlantic Star
Niagara with The Spirits of Niagara expansion
Around the World in 80 Days
Diamant or Diamant
Liar's Dice
 
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Flash Point: Fire Rescue
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Medici is a once around style auction game that plays great with 6. In most cases it plays in about an hour.
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One that we play with six that is really good but does not get enough love (in my humble opinion) is Around the World in 80 Days. Not sure it is still in print but I always enjoy it when it gets to the table.
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Formula D
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Eldritch Horror (might be a long game with 6. superb game though.)
 
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Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition) is AWESOME, and seats up to 6.

Among the Stars also holds up to 6, if you get the expansions. The only problem would be table space. But most things happen simultaneously (as in 7 Wonders), so it works very well.

Coup is great with 6, though it MUST be with the Coup: Reformation expansion! You need to use the factions to make this game strategic at all. Otherwise it's mostly chance.

+1 for King of Tokyo, if your crew want something light and dice-y. This one is lots of fun.

+1 for Diamonds, though I've never actually played it with 6. It's great with 4, and the box does say it goes up to 6....

An honorable mention, which I LOVE, and which has always gone over well with 6-player groups in my experience, is Dixit. But, I think it's technically classified as a "party game", so....
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