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nicklas berthelsen
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Hi all.
Well now its summer time soon.
I would love to know what kinda games you people like to have with you on vacation.
If you are going with friends or wife.
Or both.
Also a game to kill time during transfer in airplane.

Kind regards :-)
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Dianne N.
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Star Realms - cheap, portable, and perfect for travel!
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Bill Cook
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Scrabble (iphone)
Deck of standard cards

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Hive Pocket
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With Friends:
Codenames: Great party game (4 or more players) and comes in a small box. Perfect for traveling with a group!

The Resistance: My favorite when is comes to the "Mafia/Werewolf" style games and comes in a small box as well.

With Wife:
Jaipur: Quick, easy, and strategic trading game for 2-players only. One of my favorites.

Star Realms: As long as she can get into the space theme, a great small deck-building game.

Both:
Carcassonne: This game is a little bigger, but great with two-four players. Take the components out and put it in a bag if size is that big of an issue.
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Martin Larouche
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Hive is pretty hard to beat.

Then the Zman/Filosofia card games, like Parade, Arboretum and Archaeology the new expedition.

Also Biblios and Roll through the age: the bronze age.

Kanagawa is also good, thpugh it's at the limit of portability.
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James C
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Cro1 wrote:
Hive Pocket


This is the right answer. But if you hate Hive for some reason I'd choose Lost Cities (don't need the board), Schotten Totten or Elements for two player. Maybe Linko!, High Society, Coloretto or Money! for 3-5 players.
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Matthew Dickey
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Cro1 wrote:
Hive Pocket


+1

I already had a standard-size copy of Hive, and bought the pocket version specifically for its portability. Although it didn't hurt that you can buy Hive Pocket, which includes the ladybug and mosquito tiles for about the same price as those expansions for the full-size game.
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I traveled with Red7 recently; highly recommended!
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There's too many. I like:

Mint Works
Hanabi
Sushi Go Party!

And instead of a "deck of cards", I'd go with the "Decktet", or a full-sized "Badger Deck"...more options that way.
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nicklas berthelsen
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thanks for all great ones.
keep em comming if you like
 
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No Thanks! has been a consistent hit at my gatherings.


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Gabriel Cohn
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Travel is the one time I like to have games on the iPad. Suddenly Agricola and Eclipse are both very portable...
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Brendan Martin
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Mint Works and Tiny Epic Galaxies are 2 of our favorites.
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An iPad. Small enough to fit in a bag, easy to play in a plane or cramped car, no pieces to lose, pieces can't shift in turbulence/rough seas/bumpy roads, more durable than cardboard so it is less likely to get damaged, you can have access to a huge library, and you can play play against the ai if nobody else wants to play with you.
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Geoffrey Burrell
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I travel with Red7.
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Jędrzej Jarocki
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PerpetualFX wrote:
Star Realms - cheap, portable, and perfect for travel!


Star Realms ++++++++++++++
 
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I usually carry Love Letter Premium and Coup: Reformation for inside games. I also have a fan deck of each so we can play anywhere.
 
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Mint Works

Fairy Tale

Ascension: Apprentice Edition
 
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my Onitama
with custom box and custom pieces.
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For small boxes/tins, we like Port Royal which works for two or more players. Also Saboteur (compilation editions) and for two players, Schotten Totten

For fun, we like GUBS: A Game of Wit and Luck, Beasty Bar and Dead Man's Draw.

Kodama: The Tree Spirits is in a small box if you like that kind of game but not everyone likes it.

Edit - Oh and Hey, That's My Fish! is in a small box but we just find it far too fiddly!

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One advantage of a pack of standard cards is that they are easy and inexpensive to replace in case of loss and damage. Travel can be unpredictable.
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I used to bring with me Pocket Magnetic Scrabble everywhere with me, but then I started to get paranoid about losing tiles. It's also very hard to find -- I believe it's only available in the U.K.



Instead, I bring a deck of letter cards. The one I have, Palabra is at least 30 years old.



I stick to the classics: Backgammon, Chess, and/or Reversi. At least with the last two choices, I could play a lot of different games with the same components.

And, obviously, a deck (or two) of miniature cards.
 
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A bigger bag to pack the heavy games that I would rather play. devil
 
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The US version of Pocket Scrabble was made in th seventies.



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