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Tom
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I have a game group every wednesday and sometimes the people who like to play simple or quick going games leaving after 1-2 hours (because getting up early (normal time but you know.... whistle ). and i can bring out the medium to heavy stuff.

But if not, i am stuck with games that i have maybe have or not and i am unsure what to bring to the table (because i dont like to play 3 weeks in a row only the same games).


Ok here is what they like:

King of Tokyo
Carcassone
Teamwork
Dominion / Mystic Vale
Codenames
A draw and guess game
Nobodys Perfect
Bluff
Ticket to ride
Settlers of Catan

What they dont like:
4 (out of 8) persons dont like very complex game, but are the people that mostly attend the evening
Cottage Garden
One night Werewolf / The Resistance (they dont understand the game and well didnt wanted to continue it for another round or so)


Normally i am happy to bring out new games and experimental ones, but here i am clueless right now... .

Also i feel somehow empty right now and doesnt have the fresh feeling like "yeaaah tomorrow will be awesome, we will play XYZ or i dont know, i want a surprise..." that i always had when i got the chance to play a special game or a new one.

I recently purchased Mysterium, Five Tribes and Time Stories and hope i can deliver the mighty blow of joy for more new fresh games!

Dont get me wrong, old games are really good and thats why they are even now played, but if i can play Dixit / CLuedo, then why not replace them with Mysterium (and even use a Dixit Set for it)?


PLease help me with some suggestion what could i make better or bring on the table!

Thanks!

BR, Tom
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Robert Wolkey
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Sounds like my group. I had to put Settlers, Citadels, and Puerto Rico on my banned list, because that's all they wanted to play over and over and over.

So you might want to try Citadels and PR. Also, Lords of Waterdeep, 7 Wonders and Stone Age have been a big hit. I use Champions of Midgard when I grow tired of Waterdeep and Among the Stars in place of 7 Wonders. We've played Vitaculture Essential twice in a row and they want to play it again.

Viva Java is really fun, but you need 8 players.
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Charles Dionne
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I think Mysterium would definitely be a big hit for your group, definitely try it out.

Around that weight, we've had lots of success with Splendor and Camel Up!
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John
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Of those games I've played

King of Tokyo New York, Carcassone, Dominion, Ticket to ride (Europe), Settlers of Catan, The Resistance

(TTR and KoNY I've only played once)

Suggestions:

Bohnanza - 2-7p - because it has trading like Catan.
Citadels (2016 edition) - 2-8p - faster and more variety than the current edition (probably best with 4-6p)
Clubs - 2-6p easy to learn climbing game
Star Realms/Star Realms: Colony Wars 2-6p (2 sets for 3-4p, 3 sets for 5-6p - you need the extra sets for extra starter cards) - for a different deckbuilder.
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chris schott
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Would your group be open to any card games?

Wizard uses a traditional deck with eight additional cards, four Jesters and four Wizards. It accommodates six players.

For Sale is a short card game that also handles six players.
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Loony Quest
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Cosmic Encounter
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Karen Goetz
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We have got only one person like this in our group...
She likes:
Black Dog
Between two cities
7 Wonders
The Game
Exploding Kitten
Halt mal kurz (great hit with everyone by now)
Stadt Land Anders
Wazabi

Hope that helps!

Karen
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Tom
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Thanks for the recommendations. I will try out some of these.

I also think they would like worker placement games that are not so complex.

Belfort was in my mind (not complex but still competitive)

Yeah Lords of Waterdeep is deep in my shelf and never saw the daylight .



 
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Dan
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So many good games to choose from!

For games that take less than 2 hours and not too heavy:
Castles of Mad King Ludwig max 4
Acquire max 6
7 Wonders max 7
Steampunk Rally max 8
El Grande max 5
Incan Gold max 8

I have purposely thrown in a number that can go up to 7 or 8 players and still awesome at that high player count.
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Dave VanAtta
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I suggest looking into:
Jamaica
Lords of Vegas
Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)
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Oliver Dienz
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Tsuro
Takenoko
Sheriff of Nottingham (if they are into bluffing)
Pandemic (for a cooperative game)


I also suggest to look into card games to ease the strain on your wallet:
Bohnanza
Land unter
Coloretto
Mamma Mia
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