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Daniel Harris
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I was planning out an upcoming game night. Most of the games we play realistically take about 2 to 3 hours. I wanted to bring a few games that take an hour or less, just in case we have that window of time remaining.
I'm really having trouble coming up with any without moving into "filler" territory! Does anyone have solid recommendations for games with playtime of an hour or less? Or are we better off finding some solid filler and playing multiple times?
 
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Jimmy Smith
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How many players?
 
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Probably 3 to 6 realistically. Definitely more than two.
 
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deehizzle wrote:
I'm really having trouble coming up with any without moving into "filler" territory!

Seems likely that you define filler much differently than I do. Otherwise I might point you to a high proportion of my declared collection.
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Yeah I guess "filler" is a pretty subjective term. Maybe I'm using it incorrectly.

I consider filler one of those light 10 minute games that you play multiple times (ie. Love Letter).
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Jimmy Smith
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Here's a few suggestions

Beowulf: The Legend
Cave Troll
"Citadels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Elfenroads
Ethnos
Hare & Tortoise
Nefarious
Otys
P.I.
Potion Explosion
Rise of Augustus
Shadow Hunters
Thief's Market
Yspahan
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Chicago Express can be played in under and hour.
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Capital Lux (goes to 4)
Nevermore (goes to 6)
Bohnanza (goes to 7)
Not Alone (goes to 7)
Tokaido (goes to 5)
San Juan (second edition) (goes to 4)
Flash Point: Fire Rescue (goes to 6)

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Anything Pandemic should play in about an hour if your players are good about staying on the board and not chatting/losing the thread between their turns.
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Parade
Shadow Hunters
Twister
+1 for Capital Lux
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
The Quest for El Dorado
 
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jmsmith2434 wrote:


Like this game but it can easily go past an hour with 4+ players.
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Eight-Minute Empire
Eight-Minute Empire: Legends
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Wow! Thanks for all of the suggestions guys! There are some awesome looking games on your lists I've either totally forgotten about or I've never heard of!

And did someone really suggest Twister? laugh AWESOME!!!
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deehizzle wrote:
Wow! Thanks for all of the suggestions guys! There are some awesome looking games on your lists I've either totally forgotten about or I've never heard of!

And did someone really suggest Twister? laugh AWESOME!!!

If that game goes beyond 60 minutes, something has either gone horribly wrong...or horribly right
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The Voyages of Marco Polo
 
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GeoffreyB wrote:


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My top games that fit this criteria:

Isle of Skye
Istanbul
Bohnanza
Resistance/Avalon
Modern Art
Dominion
7 Wonders
Broom Service
New York Slice

Some of those might go just a little over an hour at higher player counts and/or with new players learning the rules. Or if your group is a little slower. (Mine is generally about what it says on the box once everyone knows the rules)
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Some of these only play for but if you're willing to split into groups if you have 5 or 6, will still work

Agricola: Family Edition
Factory Fun
Finca
Glass Road
Gold West
Kingdom Builder
Loot Island
Medici (plays 6 well)
Mini Rails
Parade
Sagrada


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Most of my collection plays under an hour. I generally consider "filler" to be more 15-30 min while we wait for people to arrive but at the same time, those are often the ones we want to play multiple times because they are so quick. Anyways - here's our list that we regularly go through because we like shorter than 1 hour games.

Azul (4p)
Potion Explosion (4p)
Sagrada (4p)
Splendor (4p)
Rise of Augustus (6p)
Camel Up (8p)
7 Wonders (7p)
King of Tokyo (6p)
Anomia (6p)
Between Two Cities (7p)
Codenames (8p)
Dixit (6p)
Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers (5p)
For Sale (6p)
Go Nuts for Donuts (6p)
Tsuro of the Seas (8p)
Lanterns (4p)
Kingdomino (4p)
Nevermore (6p)
New York Slice (6p)
Welcome to the Dungeon (4p)
Tokaido (5p)
Santorini (4p)

(Coop)
The Game (5p)
Hanabi (5p)
Magic Maze (8p)
Beyond Baker Street (4p)
5-Minute Dungeon (5p)
Bandido (4p)
Castle Panic (6p)
Flashpoint (6p)
Forbidden Desert (5p)
Forbidden Island (4p)
The Grizzled (5p)
Shipwreck Arcana (5p)
Spaceteam (6p)

Any Pandemic, Unlock, or Exit game...
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INCLUDING TEACHING TIME (so once they know it, the games will go even quicker)

7 Wonders - +1 expansion later on
Race For The Galaxy - The Gathering Storm or Alien Artifacts exp. later on
Dominion - 1 or 2 expansions later in the earlier end of release order (so, prior to Dark Ages) later on when they can play the base game without much teaching

Quo Vadis
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Player count 3-5
China, 25-45 min
Medici, 25-45 min
7 Wonders, 35-55 min
 
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Wow! Thank you guys so much! I’ve got plenty to look into!

I really appreciate you guys and the board game community!
 
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See this geeklist. It has 147 suggested games on it:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/219910/45-minute-favorite...
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Thanks Kathleen! I knew one had to exist, my searches were just coming up with nothing!
 
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