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Aric D
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My wife and I are starting to plan a trip overseas where we will be stuck on a plane for a full day of travel. What are some good travel games for those long flights?
 
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James Fehr
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Besides Travel Scrabble, the game I've played most on planes is: Ingenious: Travel Edition. It's a great 2-player 30-minute version of the game that offers some strategic gameplay in a small package.



Mr. Jack Pocket would also be a decent option.
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We always take Five Crowns with us on plane. I would also recommend Cribbage.
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Blokus Duo is an excellent travelling game.
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Few games work well on a tray table in cramped conditions. As such, I've kind of had it with these motherfucking games on this motherfucking plane.
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TAIJI and most other games from nestorgames too.


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That's what I was going to call this thread but didn't want to offend people or break forum rules that I haven't read.
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Two games you already own = the regular card deck games of Gin Rummy and German Whist. Both have small footprints.

Among commercial card games, I think Biblios has a small enough footprint that it could be played on an airplane tray. Mamma Mia! too (it's better with three or more players but we still enjoy it with two).

Hive will be available in a "pocket" form (i.e. Hive Pocket) starting in mid-March. That'd probably fit on a tray. Great game, too.
 
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I have had it with these monkey fighting games on this Monday to Friday plane!!
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Am I the only one who thought for a moment that this was some kind of sequel to Snakes on a Plane? :D

Edit: Ok, might I offer some advice- if you have an iOS device (particularly an ipad) you can bring some larger games you wouldn't normally be able to play on a plane.

Games that come to mind are Acension:Chronicles of the Godslayer, Elder Sign:Omens, Carcassone, Puerto Rico, Catan, Small World, Blokus, Ticket to Ride, and Ghost Stories.. All are excellent versions of the original board game and lend themselves nicely to the iPad. So it saves on space, as well as comes with the added bonus of being able to have travel apps on hand as well.

Hope this helps!
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On our last plane ride, we played Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper.
 
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I think card games are a good idea.
I´d suggest Zauberschwert & Drachenei and Fairy Tale.

Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age fits on the small tables too.
But rolling the dice might offend some of the other passangers.

 
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I´ve have played Jaipur, Parade, Famiglia with sucess. You have to be careful as you have the minimum space to play (two small trays). But I would think card games like the ones we mention are the best option or the travel editions of games like ingenious and blokus.

I just bought a decktet also which plan on playing on our plane trip to our honeymoon on June! (You can play many games with the decktet). Also just bought fzzzzt, lords of scotland, r-eco which I think will also work.

If it is really a long trip I would suggest several card games(filler tipe like the ones a mention). If you only want to take one game take a regular deck of cards or a decktet as they provide more games.
 
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-1 to Mr Jack Pocket, at least for my experience in European inland flights (though maybe in overseas planes bigger trays are to be expected). I thought myself that the game would be small enough but it was not...
 
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Yeah it will be about as long a trip as you can get. We live in Kansas and are wanting to go to Australia sooooo... 17+ hours on a plane?
 
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adraven wrote:
Yeah it will be about as long a trip as you can get. We live in Kansas and are wanting to go to Australia sooooo... 17+ hours on a plane?


Its moments like this that I wonder, we can make bigger planes, but not faster ones? I don't know about anyone else, but I'd pay a little more to get there in less time.
 
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Fxguy1 wrote:
adraven wrote:
Yeah it will be about as long a trip as you can get. We live in Kansas and are wanting to go to Australia sooooo... 17+ hours on a plane?


Its moments like this that I wonder, we can make bigger planes, but not faster ones? I don't know about anyone else, but I'd pay a little more to get there in less time.


I refer you to a former aeroplane called Concorde.

Basically, going faster is a lot more expensive, not a little more. There's a reason airliners are subsonic, that avoids one whole set of problems, and there's not much headroom left there. And then if you do increase speed the fuel consumption goes up seriously, and that's a major cost (even if we ignore other issues). And a fast and quiet plane is tricky too.
 
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Fxguy1 wrote:

Its moments like this that I wonder, we can make bigger planes, but not faster ones? I don't know about anyone else, but I'd pay a little more to get there in less time.


When is that teleport technology gonna be viable? That is what I wanna know.
 
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Dearlove wrote:

I refer you to a former aeroplane called Concorde.


Hmm, it's about time for the hypersonic transport proposal to surface again, isn't it?
London-Sydney in 5 hours ... plus the same again in airport queues.

 
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