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I've played Wits and Wagers with a room full of people and it's worked pretty well except for the getting up and betting part. I'm ideally looking for some sort of game that people can do while seated that plays teams. Any suggestions?
 
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Well the obvious answer is:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2989/werewolf-...

But, I think you are looking for more of a 'traditional' party game?

Does pass papers around cause you grief? What about a score board that could be managed by one person?

Sending one or two people to the front at a time?

Room full more then 12?
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Two Rooms and a Boom, but you actually need two rooms for that whistle
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Guantanamo wrote:
Well the obvious answer is:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2989/werewolf-...

But, I think you are looking for more of a 'traditional' party game?

Does pass papers around cause you grief? What about a score board that could be managed by one person?

Sending one or two people to the front at a time?

Room full more then 12?


Passing papers/answers shouldn't be difficult. I can use mini whiteboards as well for that sort of thing. Scoring isn't hard, can have a big poster flip board (this is in an office-like environment). A pair of people would be better. For wits and wagers we had 7 people coming to the front at once and it was a bit of a mess.

Yes, closer to 20-25.

 
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I think most party games start to break when you get into the teen's and above. I'll sub to see ideas as I am coming up blank.
While I never thought it possible, a Captain Sonar tournament, with six teams of four would be an awesome thing to see in action.
 
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You could play Balderdash with a fairly large group but I definitely see it breaking down if it gets too large.

Any of the trivia games can be setup for large groups by making people into teams. This might also for for drawing games like Pictionary.
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mls5stokes wrote:
I think most party games start to break when you get into the teen's and above. I'll sub to see ideas as I am coming up blank.
While I never thought it possible, a Captain Sonar tournament, with six teams of four would be an awesome thing to see in action.


Haha, while that definitely does sound fun I'm also constrained a bit by like a 30 minute timeframe.

What I'm doing is having a game or activity during a meeting in order to reward a small prize to the winning team. This is at work with a mixed group of ages and such. Wits and Wagers worked out really well when I did it, it was just a bit cumbersome in practice. Particularly the Wagering part when I had 7 people come up and crowd around to place bets, then have to come back up to get their winnings or bet chips. That whole process seemed like it added 5 minutes a question to the activity.

Balderdash is a good suggestion. I can do 6 teams with that, and it doesn't require too much rejiggering with the rules.

Scatergories also comes to mind. That is something any group of people could be able to handle.
 
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Tzer wrote:
Two Rooms and a Boom, but you actually need two rooms for that whistle


Or two sections of room where the "rooms" can't hear each other.

Also, don't try playing this in an airport.
 
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Telestrations has an edition that supports up to 12 players, and you only need be within reach of the people to your immediate left and right (it's a "pass-the-books-around-the-circle" setup.)
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Ricochet Robots can cater for large numbers, as long as everyone can see the table. In fact, with more players it tends to get more competitive and there's more pressure on the announcing player to remember their route.
 
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Other than Wits & Wagers, I can't think of much that does teams well.

Things ... can work fairly well if you have a large whiteboard/chalkboard. However, as with most free response social/party games, know the people you are going to be playing with before you play.
 
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