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Chung Chit Hang
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i'm going on a summer vacation to Paris soon. Yeah!!

It is going to be a long 10+ hours flight. I'm wondering if there are any games that is good for 2 players to play on board? We all know there are limited space on the plane (2 small bracket table only) as I'm flying economy.

many thanks in advance
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Virre Linwendil Annergård
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There is travel editions of a lot of games, but without previous taste it can be hard. I know people to enjoy Ingenious: Travel Edition in such settings though.
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You might try one of these...

Fairy Tale
Ingenious: Travel Edition
Blokus Duo
Tien Zi Que
Court of the Medici
Haggis
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thanks everyone :>

i do own lots of 2 players games e.g. battleline, lost cities, kahuna etc but i find them unplayable on the plane due to its size. Just thinking if there are games that may work??
 
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Jeff G
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+1 to: Fairy Tale, Haggis & Travel Ingenious

Also

Biblios
Jaipur
Jambo
Triumvirate
Mr. Jack Pocket

Hive should be able to fit on one tray, since I never find the footprint of the hive ever gets too large. And finally, there's also just a normal deck of playing cards and a travel-sized Cribbage board.

Hope this helps!
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My wife and I played Monopoly Deal on a plane, we both needed to use our own trays to fit all our played cards.
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David Gomez
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Roll through the ages & Haggis.

Enjoy
 
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+1 to Biblios... although on a plane... well, if you have the stinky cards everyone will hate you

Our primary travel game is Guillotine. It also fits the Paris theme
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Arkham Horror? (look at me, I'm helping!)




On a serious note, though I don't fly that often, we find ourselves on the ferry to the mainland often enough. It's not exactly the same because you can wander around more and can usually claim more space than provided to you on an airplane. That said, travel blokus is good. Quarto! is good too, but the box is a bit on the bulky side for the plane methinks. Maybe if you take it out of the box it would be alright; just toss the pieces into a bag or something, and the board wouldn't take up that much room in your carry-on. We play crib too, if you're okay with games that use a plain, old deck of cards. Crib can be ultra-portable.

I have Onirim, which would easily fit on your airplane tray, but I've only played it solo, so I can't speak to the 2p co-op variant.

 
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San Juan worked great on my trip to Thailand. It can pack into a very small box. I used an old Magic: The Gathering Ultra-Pro deck box and all the parts fit perfectly.
 
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There are some geeklists on the topic. In the search bar at the top, change the dropdown to "Geeklists", and enter a (single) search word such as plane. Hit Go. Then, on the search results page, check the "Titles only" box, and hit Go. You should end up here:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&object...

Other search terms you could try would be: travel, flight, car, trip, etc.
 
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There are so many considerations...

- how small does it pack?
- how much space does it take up when playing?
- how many small, fiddly pieces are involved?
- are any of the game pieces prone to rolling away should they fall on the floor?

I made a travel version of En Garde that worked well on a plane. Also, +1 for Ingenious: Travel Edition. And you can never go wrong with a plain (plane) deck of cards...

Hope this helps...
 
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Ingenious: Travel Edition
Jambo (but this does have 'fiddly bits'--cardboard tokens which can get easily lost)
Race for the Galaxy--you can use your own trays to make up your tableau, and if you're worried about the cardboard VPs can just tally them on paper instead as you acquire them
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Coloretto would work. With 2 players not a lot of space is needed. The 2-player game is pretty good too.
 
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Big +1 for Hive (with or without expansions) from me. Might want to bring a couple games for that long a flight. Have fun on your trip!
 
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Ted Montague
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+1 for Jaipur. Small box, doesn't take a lot of room to play, very fun.
 
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+1 for Hive. A tip for whatever game you decide to take with you...

Get a piece of grippy non-adhesive shelf liner, which looks something like this:

http://duckbrand.com/Products/shelf-liner/non-adhesive-liner...

...and cut it to airline tray table size, about 16.5" x 9.5". It rolls up into a small, very light package and playing pieces/cards won't slide around.



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+1 Hive
+1 Ingenious: Travel Edition
Blokus Duo
Fairy Tale

Further, quite everything from nestorgames shoud fit.

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If it was me, I would be taking:

Hive
Zombie Dice (with a cloth or something to line the table so the sound didn't drive everyone else crazy)
Jaipur
Slide 5
Martian Fluxx
Archaeology: The Card Game

Have a fun trip!
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