Jordan RC
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I'll be going on a road trip for a couple of weeks soon and and hoping to kill two birds with one stone: add a new game to my collection and get a game that travels well. I also want it to be a heavy enough and interesting enough game that I can play it with my group at home and not have it feel like a travel game.

I guess what I'm looking for is a good game in a small box without a ton of pieces to lose. Games that come to mind (that are owned by me or my group) that I might consider in this category would be Innovation, Citadels, Cutthroat Caverns, Race for the Galaxy (bit on the bigger side but doable).

Looking for games that play 3-4 people, more is a plus but not necessary. Will also consider 2 player games but prefer more, as I'm traveling as a group of 3.

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Saboteur is the way to go. One of my favorite games. Traitor mechanic, card laying, player interactions. Comes in a tiny box.

Citadels and Race are good choices, Collosal Arena is another good one about the same size. I think original copies of Bang are small as well.
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Don't forget that for card games like Race you can put them in a smaller box or a couple of card decks.
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Iliad is a good card/war game that scales well up to 6.
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Oldie but goodie is Tutankhamen Packs very small, & is completely scalable from 2-6.
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I personally don't like Saboteur.

Iliad is a great game though, you'll need to play a few rounds to 'get' it. Great game, superb art.

Palastgefluster (Dark Whisperings) is a great 3 - 5 player game. A really nice 'take that!" card game. Affordable. Fun!



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Caylus Magna Carta, great with 2, 3, or 4. My top recommendation.

Consider looking into some new-to-you traditional card games. Pitch, Schnapsen, Ulti... Here's a good geeklist with many interesting sounding games:Traditional Card Games that Should be Played More.
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Take a look at Fzzzt! and Ark
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Definitely Caylus Magna Carta.
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Carccassonne can all go in the drawbag and would travel ok. I've made a travel version of Dixit - all the cards in a cutdown box with the rabbeeples and a strip paper/card board. I like The Resistance more as a traitor mechanic than saboteur - but if you had sab 1 and 2 you have got a nice potential for different player numbers. Hive always comes up in terms of travel games, which is prob a reasonable call for two players. I quite like Keltis das kartenspeil as a travel game too, playes 2-4 nicely in an easy to teach game thats got a little bit too enjoy. If you pack 7 wonders into the leaders box you've got another flexible option game, but its sort of getting a little larger/heavier for backpacking.
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If you can find it, get Traders of Carthage. Just do it, you'll thank me later.

Other games that come to mind would be Condottiere, Chronicle, Biblios, and Rattus.
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Condottiere (big game in a small box)
Hellas (2p)
Red November (co-op; even the new, larger edition is still pretty compact)
The Dwarf King (newer trick-taking game from Bruno Faidutti)
Pocket Battles: Celts vs. Romans (2p; compact, easy, but fun to create your units before battling)
Camelot Legends (card game)
Citadels (exactly what you're looking for)
Haggis (2-3 players)
The Battle for Hill 218 (2p card game)
Space Station Assault (2p card game)
Carcassonne: The Castle (smaller, 2p-only version; a good take on Carcassonne)
Chronicle (3-6 players; a twist on trick taking)
Omen: A Reign of War (2-4 player; card drafting; plays in much less than an hour)

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Whups, sorry, I forgot Citadels is mentioned in the OP blush

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Jordan RC
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Thanks for the advice guys. I picked up Condottiere from a local game shop (along with 7 Wonders Leaders, haha).
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