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Scott Allen
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Oh, and we are leaving Saturday morning (in 22 hours).

Here's my wishlist:

1) A good game that can play with casual gamers (Code Names, Dominion, Werewolf, etc.) and non-gamers alike that would be fun for the non-gamers (so, lighter than 7 Wonders)

2) Can handle variable player count, ideally from 3 to 8 or 10

3) Probably best if it is a traditional playing card game


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Pirate 21 did really well with my parents and grandparents, but it caps out at 6. It's Blackjack where each card also has a special ability

Love Letter Premium (or any Love Letter, really). Premium goes up to 8 players and is a play one, draw one game. All of the rules are on the cards, and it's always been a hit

Good Cop Bad Cop and the Good Cop Bad Cop: Undercover expansion would probably be easy to teach/play and be enjoyable for most people. Sort of, but not really, a social deduction game. Rounds go pretty fast. It caps at 8

Saboteur (and I highly recommend Saboteur 2 (expansion-only editions) once you play a few times). Great game that supports a large group, if needed. Play a card, draw a card, figure out who you trust to help you accomplish your goal

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Celestia is really easy to pick up, but also caps out at 6. It's a push-your-luck game that is mostly cards.

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong can handle up to 10 or 12 and is super simple to teach/play

Tsuro goes up to 8 and is just a play one tile, draw one tile game. I've introduced people to gaming through this game
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Windopaene wrote:

I know of this one as Incan Gold just in case it's hard to find

Dungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard is also a fun family game
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You can never go wrong with Sushi Go! or Sushi Go Party!
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Thanks all. I didn't realize Tsuro went up to 8 players. And, my small FLGS probably has it in stock.

I'll look into the others as well.

Thanks.
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6 nimmt! plays 4-10, not sure how easy it is to get everywhere, but it's at my FLGS so must be around

Bohnanza plays 3-7, a little different play depending on player count, I have liked it at all counts (even 2-player variant in rule book)

Dixit it can be difficult to come up with clues at first, but it is always fun with all ages and some sets have the comonents to play with up to 8 or 12

Las Vegas with Las Vegas Boulevard dice and gambling up to 7 players

Sushi Go Party! card drafting/set collecting up to 8 players, much easier than 7 Wonders

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Diamonds Trick taking card game with a twist. Plays up to 6.

+1 Las Vegas Fun, quick dice game. Target edition can be bought on the cheap. Plays up to 5.

Roll For It! Another fun, quick dice game. Either Red or Purple Edition. Combine both to play up to 8.

+1 Sushi Go Party!

Dead Man's Draw Fast press your luck card game. Plays up to 4.
 
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Already so many great suggestions! I do a lot of gaming with non-gamer family and have had success with:

Card games: 6 nimmt! and Diamonds

Board games: Celestia, Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, Marrakech

Party games: Anomia, Dixit, Telestrations, Monikers
 
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Your best bet is. Tumblin-Dice always have a good time playing during the holidays.
 
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Thanks all. Remember, if I don't already own the game or if it isn't it stock at my small town FLGS, it won;t work for tomorrow.

I suppose there is always Carcassonne.

Is The Lost Expedition good co-op? I've only played it solo. Think it would be easy enough to teach?
 
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James C
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Two copies of NMBR 9?
 
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Not a traditional card game, but Rise of Augustus is basically Bingo.

+1 for Las Vegas. It’s just called Vegas Dice Game in Target and the box is shaped like a black die with off white pips. Great game for family.
 
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When you are looking for games that can accommodate 10 players, that pretty much limits you to party games. Many party games don't scale down to lower player counts well.


+1 Sushi Go Party!
+1 Bohnanza

Both of those accommodate 3-7 players.

Not a card game, but one of my favorite party games Camel Up

 
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+ Dixit (max 6... but some can makes teams)
+ Incan Gold
+ Codenames
 
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