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john
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I'm traveling to Italy next week from Canada and was hoping that there may be some games that we can play on the plane and was looking for some good recommendations.

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Well, the first game that comes to my mind is Ingenious: Travel Edition, small and quite fun, though this version is only made for two players. Also, try Blokus Duo which is a great game in a travel format. And if you're into Catan, try Catan: Portable Edition.

Hope this helps.
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Would card games like Lost Cities work on a plane?
 
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Lost Worlds

I think now reasonably available! These booklets are also great for standing (or sitting) in line....
 
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fufaso wrote:
Would card games like Lost Cities work on a plane?


Probably takes up a bit too much space. Cribbage and gin rummy are excellent choices for "normal" card games....
 
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Here's a nice Geeklist spotlighting other Geeklists that may be of some help.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/19931

Enjoy!
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Teriyaki Donuts wrote:
Here's a nice Geeklist spotlighting other Geeklists that may be of some help.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/19931

Enjoy!


That's great - thanks!
 
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Oh man! Railroad Tycoon would be great! Just kidding (obviously)

Seriously, what you need to watch out for is turbulence, especially CAT (Clear Air Turbulence). It may be smooth one second then WHAM the turbulence hits. So, keep that in mind.

Not sure if Lost Cities would actually be good because of the possible space... I guess you could modify it somehow.

I thought I remembered a geeklist about this in the past... Ah, here's a thread that might help:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/178896

Hive seems like it would be good as someone else noted. Plays pretty quickly. Maybe LotR: Confrontation (the smaller version)? OH, cribbage would be good!
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For how many players? Two? Any magnetic version of games (chess, checkers, etc. -- isn't the Settlers travel edition also magnetic?) would work well.

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For 2 people. I was looking at Settlers, but have never played it and it says it's for 3 minimum so I was worried about it.
 
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Maksimov wrote:
Samuel L. Jackson is gonna have a fit when he sees this thread.

"There's m*****f*****' games on this m*****f*****' plane!" robot



Why do you steal my jokes? CURSE YOU~!!!
 
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franklincobb wrote:
Maksimov wrote:
Samuel L. Jackson is gonna have a fit when he sees this thread.

"There's m*****f*****' games on this m*****f*****' plane!" robot



Why do you steal my jokes? CURSE YOU~!!!


Sadly, this was also the first thing that came to my mind as well when I saw the thread title.

"We've got to create a barrier between us and the games!"
 
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Do you know how to play Honeymoon Whist? It's just a fun little card game and the friend who taught it to us said that it was designed years ago for honeymooners to take on long train rides. The other thing that strikes as being very portable is Ghoulash
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Pocket Civ was designed to be played on a plane... but it's a solo game so I'm not sure if it works for you.
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fufaso wrote:
I'm traveling to Italy next week from Canada and was hoping that there may be some games that we can play on the plane and was looking for some good recommendations.


FWIW, http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/15568 lists the games I played with Mark Jackson on a flight from San Francisco to Louisville.
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ctalbot wrote:
isn't the Settlers travel edition also magnetic?

Travel Settlers uses pegs not magnets. There are 2 player settler variants but none are worth it, IMO. If you want to play 2 player settlers play the card game but there is no way that is going to work on a plane. It takes more space than standard 6 player settlers.
 
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RattleSnake

Right theme, but wrong mechanic...unless you got a very, very smooth flight.
 
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Finger Ball!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/28522
 
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I've played Blue Moon on planes. Its cramped but works. Skip the board naturally.
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fufaso wrote:
Would card games like Lost Cities work on a plane?


Shenomad and I played it heaps between Seoul and Auckland. Just use one of those holy shit cards the airline gives you "in the event of an emergency" and use it to bridge the gap between two tray tables.

We also played Ingenious: Travel Ed., whose pieces lock-in a little.

Hive is another excellent recommendation.
 
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Just bring a laptop with Civ 4 on it or a PSP with the new God of War or Patapon games on it. You'll be set. Plane trips are tailor made for electronic gaming - board or card gaming, not so much.
 
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How ... heretical.
 
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Treehouse is perfect for the tray tables . . .
 
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