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Geoff
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We're having a game night tonight as a going away party for a member of our crew. The turnout looks like it'll be huge! The list is up to 13 people, and almost all of those are definite yesses. Game nights usually average about 6 people for us, with the occasional 8- or 9-person nights.

I have no idea how we'll fit that many games in a one bedroom apartment. We're going to have to pull out the card table to up the table count to 3 and hope to find some floor space beyond that. However we manage, though, it should be a good night. My fiancee and I have played a couple games of Arkham Horror recently to get hold of the rules, so hopefully we can get a table of that rolling.

What's the largest number of people you guys have crammed into your homes (or seen crammed into the homes of other hosts)?
 
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# I hope they like jammin' too #

My groups are always tiny but this is something I hope to expand upon in the future. Look forward to hearing how it all goes
 
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I once held a scrabble night for about a dozen people in my old apartment. We were all crammed in one 10x12 room. I had no table, so we played on the floor using 3 folio boards and one deluxe.
 
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Back in my D & D days we had 7 to 8 guys in a small room probably the size of my cubicle (12 by 12 maybe.)
 
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I have a one bedroom apartment as well, and my game night once ballooned to about 10-12 people. I think what I did was:

4-5 player game in dining room table
5-6 player game in coffee table (party games are good for coffee table gaming)
Fired up the Xbox 360 on my bigscreen TV and had some of the guys and gals play some rock band, carcassonne and Scene It!

Everyone was entertained and had a good time.
 
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Well, that wasn't as bad as I thought. We had 11 people here, so we split up into 3 games. After a few filler games while we waited for everybody to show up, we split into a table of 3 (a couple games of Scrabble), a table of 4 (Ticket to Ride: Europe) and a table of 4 (Talisman 4th edition-- the table I planted myself at). Everybody seemed to have elbow room and all enjoyed their games (although Talisman dragged on a bit at the end for some, naturally).

I was a bit sad to skip Arkham Horror, but honestly by the time we got around to starting the game I didn't want to go through the rules explanation required to get rolling on Arkham.

Apples to Apples proved to be an excellent filler game at the beginning, because we could easily deal people in as they showed up, and we were able to keep playing after the game was officially "over" and we were still munching on pizza. We weren't all heavy gamers, either, so it was a great way to break in the newbies.
 
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