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Theodore Moffett
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Our favorite games are relatively short and pack a punch!

We aren't particular about mechanics or even theme really (we feel if a game is fun, the theme becomes better almost no matter what).

What are games that are short and you have a lot of fun with?

Here are a few of ours:
Karuba
Ra
Istanbul
Isle of Skye
7 Wonders Duel
Splendor

Thanks for your recommendations everyone!
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Brent Case
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Coup. Can be played in less than 30 min. A fun bluffing card game for up to 6 players.
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Dirty Chicken
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Glass Road,enough said.
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Chad Ackerman
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Fairless Hills
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The War Against Giygas!
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Impulse! A great lunchtime 4x space game.

Similarly, Eight-Minute Empire: Legends is a solid area majority "dudes on a map" game with a beautiful fantasy theme.
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Craig Liken
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Notre Dame, Vikings, Thurn and Taxis would be my suggestions.
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'Bernard Wingrave'
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Attika
San Juan
Through the Desert
Codenames
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
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Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
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Othello (not sure if you are looking for abstracts but I have been having a lot of fun with this one lately)
 
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Dirty Chicken
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Sorry just thought of another Tash Kalar
 
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Joshua Jones
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Dominion
The Speicherstadt
Machi Koro with Machi Koro: Harbor
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Anthony Faber
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Abyss. Beautiful, with an offbeat theme and original gameplay.
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Andrés Santiago Pérez-Bergquist
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Mountain View
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Thurn and Taxis and Libertalia are two other mainstays of our one-hour weekly games-at-work group.
 
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mister lee
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Ontario
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Stockpile
Medieval Academy
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mister lee
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And Imhotep
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World's Fair 1893
Biblios
Dead Man's Draw
New Bedford
Tiny Epic Western
The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition)
Camel Up
The Grizzled
Happy Pigs
 
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Kelly Bass
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Venice
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Hoity Toity
Boomtown
Samurai
Gonzaga
 
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Jake Blomquist
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Just doing a quick search of games I've rated with a max play time of 60 minutes, there are a fair number of solid games, probably more than I expected honestly.

My favorite of these is definitely Gold West, but all of

Mottainai
Ginkgopolis
Seasons


also definitely deserve mention.
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Amy Ash
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Race for the Galaxy
Bruges
Tyrants of the Underdark
Oracle of Delphi
Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn
 
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Quantum Jack
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Spyrium does wonders at 45-60 min. delightful euro with really clever play. Worker placement with a spatial element and market forces. plays 2-5 players scaling naturally. has a variety of strategies and approaches that can be victorious if played well.
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