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Brent Moroz
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Greetings,

Our gaming group is just starting up and we are looking for input on games we should try. The group is kinda small so depending on the night it could be 3 people or up to 6 people at the max. So far, some of the games we have played and liked are Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne (with all expansion), Betrayal At House On The Hill, Dungeoneer, and Ticket To Ride. Any and all suggestions would be helpful.

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Ray
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Randy just made a geeklist that does a really good job breaking down popularity of games:

Best and worst games, by Market Share http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

Not only does it list the best games that are popular (item 13), but it also lists high rated games or niche games that are also popular. So start at 13 and work back to 1 via the odd numbered entries. Then to get the specific feedback on a game its available under "Personal Comments" in a games rating.
 
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but it also lists high rated games or niche games that are also less popular.
 
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Oliver Dienz
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beginner's games
I started about one year ago a gaming group with people who have never played designer boardgames before. At the beginning, we were just 4 now we are up to 20 on our mailing-list. We are between 22 to 40 years old and pretty much 50:50 male to female. Since several month, we are also ranking the games from 1 to 10 as at BGG. Here is our current ranking:

Acquire (Mike) 8.6
San Juan 8.5
Alhambra (Mike) 8.4
Carolus Magnus 8.3
Samurai (Mike) 8.3
Settler of Catan 8.3
Cartagena (Mercedes) 8.0
Puerto Rico 8.0
Ticket to Ride (Viv+Ty) 8.0
Zoff im Zoo/Frank's zoo 8.0
Apples to Apples (Mike) 7.8
St. Petersburg (George) 7.8
Hick Hack in Gackelwack 7.8
Vinci 7.8
Hansa (Mike) 7.8
Transamerica (Mike) 7.7
Mamma Mia 7.6
Finstere Flure/Dark corridors 7.5
Bang! 7.5
Evo (Viv+Ty) 7.5
Bohnanza/"Bean game" 7.5
6 nimmt/6 takes 7.4
Ausreisser/Breakaway 7.4
Pueblo 7.4
Landlord 7.3
Elfenland (Sara+Ravi) 7.3
High Society (Mike) 7.3
Clans (Mike) 7.3
Carcassonne 7.2
Gambler 7.2
D'Raf/"car race" 7.1
Ogallala (Mercedes) 6.9
Illuminati (Mike) 6.5
Modern Art 6.5
Atta ants 6.5
Lord of the Rings (Mike) 6.4
Da Vinci code 6.4
Land unter 6.4
Medina (Mike) 6.3
Campanile/"Tower game" 6.1
Mexica (Mike) 6.0
Hyano 5.8
Munchkin Fu (Mike) 5.6
Picknick Panik 5.4
Puls 4.7
Falling 4.2
Game of Thrones (Mike) 3.1

(Don't bother with the names in the brackets; they just tell who owns the game.) I hope you find some good suggestions.

Nice dice, Odie
 
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Check out these:

Puerto Rico (or San Juan)
Alhambra
Samurai
Saint Petersburg
Hansa
Bohnanza
Citadels
Modern Art
Pirate's Cove
 
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