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Gary Page
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Hi all,

My family asked me to bring some games down for us to play at Xmas, but being a Londoner I don't have a car. As they also asked me what I wanted for a gift (or gifts), I thought I might ask them to buy me a game.

As such I'm looking for a gateway type game that can be played with at least 4, but preferably 6 players. If I didn't already have TTR, Carc and Settlers, any of those would have been great. Not looking for a party game. Also needs to be available via online game stores (unless anyone knows a FLGS in Southampton UK).

Any suggestions?

Cheers,
Gary

 
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Adam Brant
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Citadels ?

and as an added bonus, it's in a small box which is perfect for travelling by means other than a car.
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Brad
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My family loves Bohnanza, and it plays 6.
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Dave Wilson
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Bohnanza
Space Beans
Frank's Zoo
That's Life!
Pick Picknic

Those all appear to be available at Shire Games (though Pick Picknic they have as the German edition, Hick Hack im Gackelwack). Other thoughts included TransAmerica, Diamant, For Sale, and others, but those were out of stock.
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Captain Spaulding
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Acquire was recently re-released. I've been playing it with people who've never gotten past monopoly recently and they all really like it. It plays up to six!
 
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David Schneider
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Why....Arkham Horror , of course.
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Dirk Liekens
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I think Transamerica (or Transeurope) would be a good choice.
It's rather hard to find a lot of games that can be played with six in these kind of games.
I think Zanzibar is also nice, but not playable with 6, just like Cartagena.
 
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Mitch Willis
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You might try Elfenland and/or Around the World in 80 Days...
 
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Mike Frantz
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daw65 wrote:
Bohnanza
Space Beans
Frank's Zoo
That's Life!
Pick Picknic

Those all appear to be available at Shire Games (though Pick Picknic they have as the German edition, Hick Hack im Gackelwack). Other thoughts included TransAmerica, Diamant, For Sale, and others, but those were out of stock.


This post nailed it.
 
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Sean T
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If it's still in print, Hoity Toity is a great intro game that plays up to 6. I'll also second Acquire in general, though I'm not a fan of the newest edition.
 
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Susie_Cat
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GazPAge wrote:

My family asked me to bring some games down for us to play at Xmas, but being a Londoner I don't have a car.


No Thanks! is great and small enough to fit in your pocket...

Susie_Cat.

Edit to add: I'd also second the suggestions of Bohnanza and For Sale...
 
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Kent Reuber
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Medici plays quite well with 4 to 6 players. It involves simple "once around" auctions bidding for goods which will be move valuable to some players than others.
 
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Ove Hillep
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I'll stick with Arkham Horror again. Last year we played it and it was great. We made this special Christmas Horror setting: The ancient one was Jesus and Santa Claus roamed on the streets. Killing him resulted in getting presents (one common and one unique item). I also wrote a review about it but it was too short and didn't find it's way through the geekmod and I didn't feel like writing it a second time.

But we have also prepared for Christmas Horror RPG in steampunk setting - 19'th century Estonia. No book has ever covered that. Myhtos monsters wandering in a little town in the middle of woods....

But this is still Boardgame site...sorry for getting carried away...Surely we play Arkham meeple
 
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Nothing says family holiday cheer like Diplomacy.
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Patiently waiting for the zombie apocalypse...
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MScrivner wrote:
Nothing says family holiday cheer like Diplomacy.


laugh

Diplomacy could cure the dreaded "in laws" coming next year anyway...
 
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M Hellyer
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Ticket to Ride: Europe
 
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Galen
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Wasabi!
 
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