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Anthony Jelsomeno
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Hello, i am new here. My family and i recently started getting more into board games now that my son (9yo) has been more interested.

As of now our favorite games are, and in no specific order;

Scrabble
Uno
Yahtzee
Sorry
Trouble
Monopoly
Chess

We are looking to expand our collection beyond what we already have.. the other games we own currently are;

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Battleship
Candyland
Checkers
Clue
Connect four
Guess who
High school musical 2
Hungry hungry hippos
The logo game
Mouse trap
Operation
Quizzard
Robit explorers
Scene it jr


If anyone has any suggestions that would be greatly appreciated.

More info:
Normally 3-4 players or 2 at night
Game length preference: about 2 or less hours
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Aaron F
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Ticket to Ride seems like a great next step. This game is also available in stores like Target. I have found this game is easy for non-hobby board game players to play. It also hits your player count and your time requirement.

I am sure you will get dozens of other great suggestions.
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Goeshi
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I'd say any/all of these are a good place to start -https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Board_Game_Gift_Guide_20...
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Dejun King
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Ice Cool is a good penguin themed family style game that is very dexterity oriented. I have seen kids and adults all having a lot of fun with it. Might be worth a look?
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Rebecca Jensen
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Carcassonne is a great place to start. Laying tiles down to create a world is pretty satisfying. I view it as one of the "relaxing" games in my collection.
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Brent Case
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You might want to look at any of the Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) winning games, as well as the games on their recommended list.

For example:

Niagara
Ticket to Ride
Carcassonne
Camel Up
Colt Express

and several others.
 
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Kevin Garnica
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First step: toss out all of your collection. Start over.

Next step, get these games:

Carcassonne
Ticket to Ride
Coloretto
Forbidden Island/Forbidden Desert
Onitama
Catan Junior
Sushi Go Party!
Cartagena

You're welcome.
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Macady Smith
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Ticket to Ride is an excellent game but it can also get a little long for kids. Takenoko is what I reccomend. It can take just as long but is much more enjoyable. For one the theme keeps the kids interested and it has BEAUTIFUL art. Second, the game has alot more options then ticket to ride. You can grow a bamboo, eat the bamboo, etc. While ticket to ride consists of taking a card or placing a train.
Both are great games and whatever you choose will definitely be a success.
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Bart R.
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My suggestions:
Animals on Board
Best Treehouse Ever
Qwixx
Karuba
 
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Anthony Jelsomeno
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Thank you all for your suggestions they looked like alot of good games and after talking about it and looking them all up we have decided to get:

Carcassonne
Ticket to Ride
Pandemic

Sincerely thank you all for your time and suggestions.
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Sarah
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It's hard at first as you don't know what suits your family such as level of interaction (do you prefer to be outright mean/kill each other, never ever harm each other, or just sometimes lol), level of complexity, type of game mechanisms, theme etc etc etc and you can waste a whole lot of money on games that don't work and then sit there on the shelf gathering dust. So if you have the opportunity to test games out such as at a local games store or groups you can join, all the better.

Failing that, the video play throughs on the game listings on here are a great help in working out whether you will enjoy the game. And maybe start with just one or two cheap ones or try buying second hand from on here or ebay etc until you have a clearer understanding of your preferences.

For example, I brought ticket to ride and co-ops highly recommended on here and they all flopped with everyone in my family. We need more interaction and variation and like to compete too much to play co-op.

Games that seem to work well with most people I've played with regardless of their preferences are:

King of Tokyo
Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
Camel Up
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale
Diamant/Diamant
Jamaica
Loony Quest
Telestrations

Some of our family favourites are:
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet
The Downfall of Pompeii
Colt Express
Steam Park
Room 25 with expansion
Ca$h 'n Gun$
Mission: Red Planet

and some good little card games you can pick up quite cheap (here anyway) are:
Port Royal
Sushi Go!
Cockroach Poker
Dead Man's Draw

And some fun word games as an alternative to scrabble are:
Bananagrams
Word on the Street
Paperback
Stinker

There are so many better games than the traditional commercial types - you're in for a treat

 
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Jack Dowden
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It might help to understand what you like about your favorite games as this list is pretty eclectic:

Karrade wrote:
As of now our favorite games are, and in no specific order;

Scrabble
Uno
Yahtzee
Sorry
Trouble
Monopoly
Chess

More info:
Normally 3-4 players or 2 at night
Game length preference: about 2 or less hours


You have random games:

Sorry
Trouble
Monopoly

Slightly (maybe) more strategic games:

Yahtzee
Uno

Highly strategic games:

Scrabble
Chess

From the above I can guess that theme is unimportant to you.

If you haven't tried King of Tokyo you might like it. Very Yahtzee like but more fun and with a light theme.

I'd echo Ticket to Ride - decent gateway game and very light.

Fluxx is a terrible game, but if you like Uno you might like it (no accounting for taste).

As far as abstract games closer to Chess...you might try TZAAR (or any GIPF Project game).


Good luck
 
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