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Hive and Roll Through the Ages travel well. If there is card space then Battle Line, Citadels, Lost Cities, maybe even Campaign Manager.
 
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Hopefully you will have some room on a Canadian flight - and hopefully it's not on a US base carrier. No room there to sneeze.

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+1 Hive

These should work - and they are great games.

Happy trails.
 
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Any game on the computer should work, try Catan even.
 
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Having just flown across the Atlantic twice, I'll add another vote for Hive. Mr. Jack Pocket also works, as does Haggis.
 
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I brought Pandemic and The Resistance to the airport today, but I'm not sure they are going to get much play time in air.
 
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AnyMouse wrote:
I brought Pandemic and The Resistance to the airport today, but I'm not sure they are going to get much play time in air.


The Resistance will if you can find everyone around you who wants to play.
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Impossible task? Games for long plane travels.
Games On A Plane - Our recent anniversary trip to Hawaii
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+1 Hive
+1 Roll Through the Ages

Onirim, Monopoly Deal, Tic-Attack-Toe, Haggis, Pieces of Eight!!!
 
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+1 Hive
+1 Roll Through the Ages

Ingenious: Travel Edition
Vom Kap bis Kairo

and quite everything from nestorgames.

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I work for the airlines and travel all the time for my work. My wife and I also travel a lot. Here are the games I've loved taking on our trips:

Battle Line - hands down the best bang for its size. Remove the cards and pawns from the box and put them in a small ziploc baggie. It fits nicely on two tray tables. Our number one for in-flight games, in-hotel room games, or just plain sitting around.
Onirim - I haven't played this one co-op yet. I've only played solo. But it fits nicely on the tray table. I take it with me on 14-hour flights to China and I can pass a few good hours with it.
Parade - Not as good as Battle Line, but a close second. It just fits on two tray tables--sometimes that parade of cards gets pretty long.
Biblios - Fits nicely on two tray tables. I suppose it would fit fine on one, but since you're playing with two players, we use both. It's bidding and end-score manipulation is pretty cool. We will play it over and over and over.
The Speicherstadt - What's nice about the Speicherstadt is you can play it fine without the board (you just have to keep track of a minimal amount of points given during game play as a result of fires). When you eliminate the board, it's another ziploc-baggie jem! We went on a cruise two weekends ago and we played this every night.It's brilliant for travel.
Aton- For such a small box, this game packs another big punch of strategy. Area control, area majority, and hand management in an elegant, fast-playing abstract. A must for small box games.Perhaps a bit too big for tray tables, but good for all other traveling purposes.
En Garde (Travel Edition) - The name says it all. Fair warning, the TSA may consider the metal figurines holding pointed swords to be weapons! We left ours at home and used cubes to replace them.
Summoner Wars - Another one that doesn't work on the plane since the board/large piece of paper is too large. But it packs into a small box and is a lot of fun once you reach your destination!
Triumvirate - A trick-taking game for two that works, with a very small footprint; one tray table easily.

Here's a shortlist of other games I've taken with me on vacation:

For Sale
Jungle Speed
Glory to Rome
The Resistance
Tichu


I hope this helps.

Good luck and have fun!
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I have taken Canal Grande and Pickomino - there is also a really tiny version of Pickomino in a small round box, which is even better for travel.

 
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No travel game has been designed specifically for flights yet that I know of. I have played (+1) Cold War: KGB vs CIA on a plane and it works. Technically this game plays quickly as it is usually used as a 'filler' game.

For something longer I'll make my customary speech about such things here: Even Catan: Portable Edition has fiddly bits and is still not quite condusive to playing in a plane or car for that matter. I suggest laminating a copy of the board of your favorite game and use dry erase markers on it to replace the bits and voila!...your own custom travel game.
 
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If you have a computer and/or ipad your game list is quite large. Even if you limit it to boardgames on computer/ipad.

Many games have travel versions. Other games its possible to make your own travel versions. Recently I saw someone with what I think was homemade diplomacy game, they had a metal tray with one of the paper map sheets in it, and little blocks with magents on it. That was so he could go around to the differant countries and negotiate with them and hold up that map
 
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Yargo wrote:
If you have a computer and/or ipad your game list is quite large. Even if you limit it to boardgames on computer/ipad.
True. The iPad makes Carcassonne one of the best travel games. If only Ticket to Ride would have pass-n-play, it too would be an excellent choice!
 
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Don't you think other passengers will get a little upset if you are rolling dice loudly?...
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aldaryn wrote:
Don't you think other passengers will get a little upset if you are rolling dice loudly?...


This is exactly the issue that keeps me from running out to buy Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age.
 
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+1 for Hive.

One tip for playing on those slippery tray tables.
Buy some of that non-slip grip shelving (the one that has holes) and cut it into tray table size. I've found 16" x 9" works well. It weighs nothing, rolls up into a small package, and prevents game pieces from slipping and sliding.

Re: Noisy dice rolling.
If you have a smart phone, there are dice rolling apps available. MotionX for the iPhone/iPod Touch is a good one.
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cmarques1982 wrote:
I do have a computer. Can we play boardgames on it? I know we can play them online but is there an offline version?

Depends on the board game. There's offline vassel modules for many many games. And some games you can download other offline versions.
 
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cmarques1982 wrote:
Yargo wrote:
cmarques1982 wrote:
I do have a computer. Can we play boardgames on it? I know we can play them online but is there an offline version?

Depends on the board game. There's offline vassel modules for many many games. And some games you can download other offline versions.


How can I find those offline versions?

Seems like that would make a great geeklist. "Board Games that can be downloaded to a computer and played offline (other than Vassel)" or something like that.

I found these, none of which limit it to downloadable/offline games:
Computer Versions of Board Games
iPhone Board Games
Sebastian Sohn's SoftBoard Games: Free, Commercial, and Abandoned Computer Version of Board, Card and Role-Playing Games with Computer AI (Artificial Intelligence) Opponents with Screen Shots
Board games that have been adapted as commercial computer games
Games that have Open-Source/Free Computer Versions
Wanted: Computer versions of board games (preferably free). Mac OS X compatible, please. Thanks.
Games I can play vs the computer
Freely Downloadable Computer Versions of Multi-Player Games with Competent AI Opponents
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Our go-tos are Fairy Tale and Cribbage.
 
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