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Jorge Alvarez
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Hello! I'm looking for a game that could substitute poker for a light game night with the guys, couple of beers, etc.

I'm thinking about Liar's Dice or maybe Three-Dragon Ante. Maybe some of those push-your-luck dice games might work as well.

What would you suggest?
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If it's push-your-luck dice games you're looking for, look no further than Can't Stop.
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robigo wrote:
If it's push-your-luck dice games you're looking for, look no further than Can't Stop.

+1. great game. But you can also play Can't Stop here: http://es.boardgamearena.com/#!welcome (this is the spanish version but you can also play in various other languages.)
 
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I would think pokerplayers will like Lascaux.
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Don't pokeher.
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Citadels maybe?

Hopefully whatever you find works out - most of the people I know who are poker players aren't willing to try anything that doesn't involve risking money, sadly.
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Liar's Dice!!!

It's super easy to learn, and it is easy for poker player to wrap their head around. (as it has bluffing elements)

It's also one of the most fun games we play.

p.s. although I don't recommend/like gambling, you could have a buy in to each game, with the winner taking the pot.
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How about Shadow Hunters?
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Three-Dragon Ante is a good call, it should work nicely.
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Just to clarify, it's not that we're big poker players or anything, that's precisely why I'm looking for alternatives. I do like the betting aspect tho (with chips and stuff).
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Want to keep the gambling aspect of the evening? Try Long Shot a horse racing game with some fun betting/screwage.
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Dice Town might be worth checking out.
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I think the gameplay in Citadels requires some of those same poker skills and has a similar flow to it.
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+1 for Longshot

A couple other horse race/ betting games may be "Winner's Circle" or "Win, Place and Show".

Another game that gamblers may like could be "Vegas Showdown"

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lordrahvin wrote:

I think the gameplay in Citadels requires some of those same poker skills and has a similar flow to it.


+1 Citadels
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Some say there's a heavy bluffing element in Taj Mahal and that poker players would enjoy it. I can't really comment as I've never played Taj Mahal and virtually never play Poker.
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This is not super duper light per se but has some elements that are poker-esk and rules that are quite simple to learn: Modern Art
 
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godunow wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:

I think the gameplay in Citadels requires some of those same poker skills and has a similar flow to it.


+1 Citadels


I've always referred to Citadels as a good party game (to the disagreement of only one man - a certain Mr Crapuchettes), and I see no reason to change my mind. Definitely one to play a couple of times over some beers.
 
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joeMLF wrote:


Another game that gamblers may like could be "Vegas Showdown"



In the same vein, while I haven't played it myself, I've heard nothing but rave reviews regarding Lords of Vegas.
 
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ousgg wrote:
godunow wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:

I think the gameplay in Citadels requires some of those same poker skills and has a similar flow to it.


+1 Citadels


I've always referred to Citadels as a good party game (to the disagreement of only one man - a certain Mr Crapuchettes), and I see no reason to change my mind. Definitely one to play a couple of times over some beers.


I would say that it is flexible enough to be played as a light party game or a more intense strategy game. At our table it plays out in a more serious way but I could easily filling a lighter role.
 
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Redward wrote:
ousgg wrote:
godunow wrote:
lordrahvin wrote:

I think the gameplay in Citadels requires some of those same poker skills and has a similar flow to it.


+1 Citadels


I've always referred to Citadels as a good party game (to the disagreement of only one man - a certain Mr Crapuchettes), and I see no reason to change my mind. Definitely one to play a couple of times over some beers.


I would say that it is flexible enough to be played as a light party game or a more intense strategy game. At our table it plays out in a more serious way but I could easily filling a lighter role.


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But seriously, I have Citadels and love it. It hasn't seen much play yet, because I mostly play games with my girlfriend, but it hadn't occurred to me in a situation like this. I guess if people are familiar with the roles and don't take it too seriously it could work for this. Thanks for the suggestion!
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joeMLF wrote:
Longshot


Yeah, I was thinking about getting this one as well.
 
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The Resistance

Seems absolutely perfect to me as a poker player myself (not playing much recently though). If you play with the same guys in poker a lot you will see similarities in meta-game aspects that should translate really really well with poker players. It is a small informed group that must lie to survive vs a larger uninformed group that must try and figure out who the spies are to win!

It plays from 5-10 people. It's only 19.99 msrp and is simple to pick up and get going.
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