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As title states, looking to add a longer playing game to my collection that is still not too heavy that me and my wife can play together (plus occasionely my son). Am thinking maybe Mansions of Madness or some such but not sure. If you have time look over my collection and ratings for suggestions. Thanks!!!!!!!!
 
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You really need to add The Castles of Burgundy to your collection. It's a favorite in my family. Excellent 2-player game and scales very well to 3-players. It's a hit whenever and where ever I bring it to the table.

Good luck!
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Take a look at Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. The Simple Game can be played in under 2 hours, and if you'd like to go on longer than that you have the Advanced Game and the Full Game as well. You seem to enjoy euros, and this is one of my favourites. Lots of wooden bits, but not nearly as complicated as it looks.
 
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Castles of Burgundy is a game Ive definitely been considering. Was looking more though for a slightly longer game in the 2-3 hr range. Burgundy though is definitely on my shortlist
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yes this may be the ticket. I love Sid Meiers PC games so this may work. My play is somewhat stronger than my wifes. Is there good mechanisms in this game to keep it close and interesting?
 
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sdrewthomson wrote:
Take a look at Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. The Simple Game can be played in under 2 hours, and if you'd like to go on longer than that you have the Advanced Game and the Full Game as well. You seem to enjoy euros, and this is one of my favourites. Lots of wooden bits, but not nearly as complicated as it looks.


Nothing about this game is "light" by any definition of the word.
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How long is "longer"? 2 hours? 4 hours? What do you mean by light (i.e. what games do you like now?)? How old is your son?

Mansions of Madness is quite long - probably over 4 hours for your first game. If you are looking for something attractive with a story behind it that isn't quite so labor intensive, perhaps Last Night on Earth, Arabian Nights, or The Adventurers.
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ok thanks for the response! By long I mean 2-3 hours. My son is 15 so he can handle anything we play. Thanks for the tip on Civilization
 
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I'd +1 for The Castles of Burgundy. We just picked it up at Gen Con and have can't stop playing it. My wife's new favorite!

I'd also suggest you consider Innovation, which was our pick at Origins and became our most played game in June and July.

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Since MoM and Civ was mentioned, Merchants & Marauders could also work. It's thematic like the others. Handles 3 well, and 3 player would still put it around the 3 hour mark. Weight is 3.1 so it's not too brain burning.
 
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Definitely +1 The Castles of Burgundy
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Navegador might interest you. It and Castles of Burgundy are both good games, though perhaps a bit under 2 hours. Maybe Agricola.

You've played San Juan, and you like card games, so maybe Race for the Galaxy (though still not a 2-hour game).

My 2-3 hour games are Splotter games (Roads & Boats), which are OOP and expensive, and probably a bit more than you're looking for. Once you hit the 2-hour mark, a lot of games get a bit heavy. There are some good medium weight games in the 90-min range, though.
 
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Castles of Burgundy is it. Tough to find a light game that lasts over 2 hours. Games that take that long get into the heavy category.
 
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The End of the Triumvirate, it's one of the best 3 player games I've seen.

Also Survive is a lot of fun, I've been playing it for over 20 years.

For 2 players take a look at the Kosmos 2 player line. Caesar & Cleopatra is my favorite.
 
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