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Rob Frederick
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Going to Mexico for a week. There will be four of us going. Looking for a compact game (easy to travel with). Something that will take an hour or two to play, that has some strategy to it. Something not to hard to teach and a game that has replayability for the week.cool Any thoughts, or Ideas would be greatly appreciated
 
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thumbsup Innovation

Small box...great as 2P, 3P or 4P...even 2 vs 2 team game play.

Good luck!
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Lighter: Citadels
Heavier: Race for the Galaxy
 
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Shawn George
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godunow wrote:
Lighter: Citadels
Heavier: Race for the Galaxy


Citadels, San Juan, Race for the Galaxy, and 7 Wonders are all games that play great with 4, have tons of replayability, and can be extremely portable. Citadels and San Juan already have small boxes, 7 Wonders and Race For The Galaxy come in unnecessarily large boxes which could be ditched in exchange for something smaller.
 
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Innovation is a good recommendation. Seconded.

The perfect board game for traveling is The Speicherstadt. The board is unnecessary because it's just a place holder for the cards (there is very minimal VPs scored in-game). So once you learn it, you can ditch the board. The money tokens are unnecessarily large. Replace them with pennies, or even your money tokens from For Sale. After you've done this, you've got a very good, very interesting, very compact board game in a large ziploc baggie.

Enjoy.
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Steven Metzger
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You've got so many options at 4-player...

All the above suggestions are good (although I don't enjoy Citadels that much), plus the following:

Meuterer (depends on your group, but is a great 4p replacement - hard to find, though)
Glory to Rome (hard to get the new version shipped...)
Carcassonne (probably want to find smallish case)
Tichu (needs no disclaimer)
 
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Jeremy Fridy
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Travel Catan, 7 Wonders, Elder Sign.
 
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And there is always Blokus. Yeah, the box is a bit large, but the game itself takes up very little space when you are playing. Can be taught in 60 seconds but has a decent amount of depth.

Thurn and Taxis is another one that I think would travel well. Its in a normal size boardgame box, but again, it does not take up a lot of room when playing. Pretty easy to learn and teach and scales very well from 2 to 4 players. Takes about an hour to play a 4 player game and has some very subtle strategy that you will soon discover.

And if you just want to have some downright fun, give King of Tokyo a look.
 
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Add Bohnanza to your list. It easily meets all your criteria.
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Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age with the Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age expansion (just an advanced replacement score sheet)

Although the score sheets fit in the box, I recommend laminating a set of 4 two-sided score sheets (Bronze Age on one side, Late Bronze Age on the other) and using wipe-off markers.

Especially with the Late Bronze Age score sheet, there are several different paths to victory. There's plenty to explore over a week.

For card games, I highly recommend Where's Bob's Hat? (60 cards), Wizard (60 cards), and Tichu (56 cards). They're all trick-taking games. Tichu is more advanced and it's a climbing game so the tricks are asymmetric.
 
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Try Coloretto and No Thanks for good travel games in addition to many of the great suggestions already given.
 
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I've fallen in love with Lords of Scotland lately. Just picked it up in a local sale and have been wildly surprised what Richard James was able to do with just 100 cards. It plays up to 5, I think and it literally fits in your pocket. It's a must have.

+1 Caylus Magna Carta. Love that game to death.

My other suggestion would be Glen More. It can be a little wonky to learn at first but once you get it there's a whole multitude of strategy to explore there. It's an amazing little euro you can snag for pretty cheap.
 
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There's a mini version of Hey, That's My Fish!.

Timeline and Fluxx are really easy to teach and may be nice little fillers, depending on the complexity you are looking for.
 
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Red november??? That board is TEENY!!!
 
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+d10-1 to Tichu
+d10-1 to Citadels
Big +d10-1 to Innovation (especially if you like to play team games. With 4, the team variant is a must. Love this game)
+d10-1 to Glory to Rome (like Innovation but more strategic in a brainburny kind of way, and plays better with more people without requiring teams. 4 is a great number. With 2, I'd rather play Innovation)
+d10-1 to King of Tokyo, though I find that game to be good as a way to pass time rather than a reason to get a gaming group together (though this game usually gets more than one play in one sitting, happily)

never played Lords of Scotland, Speicherstadt, San Juan, or Bohnanza but from what I've researched of those games, they're worth looking into based off your criteria
 
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+1 Meuterer (3-4)
+1 Bohnanza (3-7)
+1 San Juan (2-4)
+1 Wizard (3-6)

Don't know Tichu and Citadels too well but they should be good for this too. 7 Wonders depends on whether you'll have enough space to play it.
 
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