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Mr. Blue
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So, my wife and I are heading out for a European adventure in a few days, and I'm looking to bring a few games along to play while we travel. Something fun and even a little meaty that we can play on our little fold-down trays on the plane would be ideal. No electronics, though. I know that there's a lot of great stuff for iOS, but that would require a device with iOS...

So, any recommendations for Games on a Plane?
 
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Race for the Galaxy wouldn't be bad with your tableaus going on the trays in front of you
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Not terribly meaty, but good at staying put would be Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age.
More meaty and semi-stable on a plane would be Ingenious: Travel Edition.
Even more meaty, longer lasting, and playable with paper, pencil and a small deck of cards is Pocket Civ. I think it was actually designed to play on plane. It supports 1 or 2 players.
Pocket Battles might be playable on a plane.

I'm pretty sure there are a few GL about games on plane. You may want to search them out.
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I've found that dice games don't work well on a plane. Not only is it too easy for the dice to roll off the tray tables, it's also incredibly annoying to your neighbors.

card games work well. Such as these:

Parade
Battle Line
Morels
En Garde! (Travel Edition)
Biblios
Balloon Cup
Haggis
Triumvirate
Super Showdown

I have played every one of these on a plane (Super Showdown the exception). They all work well on two tray tables.

Here are some games that are great to bring on trips, but don't work well on tray tables:

Summoner Wars
Hive
Citadels
Innovation
Aton
2 de Mayo
The Speicherstadt - Ditch the unnecessary board and pack it all in a ziplock.

Of the top list, I find Battle Line most enjoyable and meatiest. Of the lower list, I enjoy Innovation.

Hope this helps!
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If you already have a copy of the game, the Travel Twilight Struggle boards can be printed on two letter-size pieces of paper. It's abstracted a lot, but actually very clean and functional.
 
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15 or any of the other games in this series.
 
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logopolys wrote:
If you already have a copy of the game, the Travel Twilight Struggle boards can be printed on two letter-size pieces of paper. It's abstracted a lot, but actually very clean and functional.


Unfortunately, I just let my copy of TS go -- my wife didn't like it. cry
 
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