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Steve Kirkby
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Hi all

What games can you recommend for a lunchtime ie with 45mins to spare?

Cheers, Steve
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Alex
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Here are some GeekLists that ought to have plenty of recommendations for you.
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Steve Kirkby
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Genius! Thanks very much. My forum search obviously didn't cover the geeklists
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I'm assuming you have an hour lunch break, decent amount of desk/table space, and can eat while playing for those longer-ish games.....

EDIT: added

my brief list includes:
Ingenius
Blokus
Blokus Trigon
Aquadukt
Quintillions
Quadrago
Quoridor
Khet: The Laser Game
Medicci Vs Strozzi
China
Hansa
Ticket To Ride: Card Game


longer:
Ra
Carcassonne
Samurai (beware the AP)
Citadels (if over 3p. Else, play to 7 or 6 cards)
Race For The Galaxy
San Juan

OK if preset (e.g. cards/tiles that need to be seperated/fished out are done before hand):
Zooloretto
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The above are good recs. here's two more that I haven't played but from my research can be done in 45 minutes or less:

> Around the World in 80 Days
> 10 Days series . . . Asia, Africa, Europe, etc.
> Ticket to Ride - have game end with first person to 50 to 70 pts [adjust as you like] instead of to 100 or first person to place all trains.

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My boyfriend and I played Babel during our lunch break recently. It took about 45 minutes and was super fun. That game is quickly moving up on my favorites list. :)

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/986
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We play Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde during our lunchbreak. Blue Moon works too but is a little longer.
 
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We've got a group of 4 that regularly play Magic: the Gathering at lunch. Possibly not the kind of game you're looking for, but if that's what you're into it makes a good choice.
 
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We like Giza and Risk Express and Alhambra for quick lunch games (you can 1 game of Alhambra or several of the other two)
 
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Wildlife Safari
 
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I like Hive. It is easy to transport and teach. It is also quick to set up, play, and clean up. Oh, and its fun too!laugh
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also checkout The Battle for Hill 218

plays really quick and doesnt take up much space.
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Well, I'm not going to go over all 33 of those other lists to see if these are mentioned, but here are my two cents worth of recommendations:

Coloretto
No Thanks!: If you've got four or five players
Fairy Tale: If you've got three or more players
Girl Genius: The Works: If you've got two players
Family Business
Kung Fu Fighting
Munchkin: and/or any of it's assorted spin-offs or expansions
Tichu
Wizard
Lost Cities: Again, if you've only got two players.

Most of these are also small enough to fit in your lunchbox and cheap enough that you can regularly switch them around to keep things fresh. Most are also easy enough to teach and learn that you might be able to draw in other players who just happen to be eating in the same area, thus enticing them to join the fun side of the Force and making new regular opponents to play against.
 
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ion765 wrote:
I like Hive. It is easy to transport and teach. It is also quick to set up, play, and clean up. Oh, and its fun too!laugh


I second Hive.

Another good 2-player game is Settlers of Catan Card Game. If it plays a little long for you, reduce the number of VPs needed to win.
 
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Some nice suggestions. Here is my

We have been playing Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers a good bit recently. It is less expanded than the original and thus can be reliably played within a lunch time.

Another recent hit was Tsuro which is a 15 minute game mostly, so can be played several times. It also has the advantage that it plays well for a bigger group - up to 8.

Something like Frank's Zoo is generally a good time. And don't forget old standbys like Hearts and Spades. The latter game was the one that got several of my coworkers interested in a lunch game in the first place.
 
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baditude wrote:
also checkout The Battle for Hill 218

plays really quick and doesnt take up much space.


Thanks for passing on that title! Somehow I missed this one when it came out. I'll have to pick up a copy of Battle for Hill 218.
 
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