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Ok, guys, here are the criteria.

I'm looking for a couple multiplayer (4+) games for a group of kids age 6-10. It doesn't need to be for all the kids (6-8 is fine, 9-10 is fine). It cannot be too language dependent (not Bang!). It should be reasonably portable (not Heroscape). It should be inexpensive (not Pitchcar). And "portable" means on a backpack & the saddle bags of a bicycle.

What I have so far:
Carcassonne
Forbidden Island
Fluxx 4.0
Summoner Wars Master Set
Reiner Knizia's Amazing Flea Circus
Sorry! Sliders
Eat Poop You Cat (yes, for these purposes, it is a game)

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 
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Will the 6-10 year olds also be traveling via saddle bags?
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polychrotid wrote:
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Will the 6-10 year olds also be traveling via saddle bags?


Heh.

Maybe the 6 year olds, if they're small. Everyone else has to run alongside, in the street.

Thanks, these are all great looking so far.
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No fair! They're using brains against us! We removed our brains to make room for guns and explosives!
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Fruit Spy

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Bohnanza if you use the tuckboxes on the game page.

Tuckboxes here:Bohnanza Tuckboxes.pdf
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Loot, Bohnanza, Poo the card game, and Guillotine. These are all pretty easy card games.
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Loot
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A board game with very simple rules for up to 6 players. Maybe the box is too big.
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Thanks again, all. These are great.
 
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Archaeology is a portable family friendly card game.
Saboteur 2 (expansion-only editions) isn't too bad for a card game as well. It's basically a tile placement game.
Alhambra: Big Box is good value for a family game with a lot of expansions. The box itself is large, but I am sure there is a way to fit a bag of tiles into a much more portable case for a trip. It's cheaper and more portable to get the base edition, but if you end up liking it and want the expansions you'll probably be kicking yourself for not getting the big box for the family to enjoy.

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Zeus on the Loose
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Survive: Escape From Atlantis! - Best thing that ever happened to the kids in my family. What kid doesn't want to send a Sea Serpent across the board to gobble up a boat full of frantic meeples paddling to the safety island?

Also, it expands to a 6-player game with the new expansion.

Get it.
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+1 for Survive and also Star Wars Epic Duels, Castle Panic, UNO, Most flavors of Fluxx, Gift Trap, and Zooloretto have worked well for me.
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Bridge Troll comes to mind, especially if kids want to play Trolls choose to fleece or eat passer-bys.
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