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Luke Denby
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Going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving this year. I'm looking to bring a game or two to play that works well for at least 7 players.

I'm already planning on bringing Dixit but I'd enjoy bringing something a little meatier too (Twilight Imperium already got vetoed by the misses)

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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7 Wonders? [/obvious]
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7 Wonders?
Formula D?
Arkham Horror?
duel of ages?

Not necessarily meatier, but I think they're fun.
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Bohnanza
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Another party game - Wits & Wagers
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loon wrote:


How does Bang! compare to Ca$h 'n Gun$?

Wits & Wagers has had success in the past but it's a little too party gamey for what I'm looking for.

jossar wrote:
7 Wonders? [/obvious]

7 Wonders has been on my radar for awhile but for some reason I've never been that drawn to it. Seems like a good skill level though and it does play 7 people...
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Zombicide.

Now, I know that officially Zombicide is a 1-6 player game, and most of the scenarios are easy-to-medium or medium-to-hard with the full complement of 6-players, however, I was in the position just recently where I realised I might have 7 other people turn up to play Zombicide this weekend (though, in the end, it looks likely that only 5 will turn up) and so faced this question myself, but as I thought about it, I realised that actually, given how flexible the game is, there really is no reason why one couldn't (assuming one had enough survivor minis (which, being a Kicstarter, I do)) play with more than 6 - either one adds another a spawn point, or two, and/or one removes the 'easy' cards from the spawn deck (or us kickstarters could choose to play Romero style).
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How about VivaJava: The Coffee Game?
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Telestrations
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+1 7 Wonders. It can even go up to 8 with the 7 Wonders: Cities expansion, but I would think team play is best at this number.
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lukedenby wrote:
Going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving this year. I'm looking to bring a game or two to play that works well for at least 7 players.

I'm already planning on bringing Dixit but I'd enjoy bringing something a little meatier too (Twilight Imperium already got vetoed by the misses)

Any thoughts or suggestions?


I've had success with Telestrations and Long Shot
the past two years. This year, I'll be adding Wits & Wagers
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+1 Bohnanza Gamers and non-gamers in my family love this. Takes longer with 7 players but is very fun with every number we have tried.
+1 7 Wonders
6 nimmt! (6 Nimmt!)

Also consider having 2 games going at the same time. When we have a large group, we have started 2 groups at tables next to each other, sometimes playing the same game if possible. That can be fun too, and it cuts down on waiting between turns.
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lukedenby wrote:
Going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving this year. I'm looking to bring a game or two to play that works well for at least 7 players.


If you find gatherings with in-laws tedious, my recommendation is to bring Diplomacy. devil
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Obviously, I vote +1 for 7 Wonders (and Bohnanza)...

But I have another, a bit more unorthodox, proposal: Quarriors! in teams by 2.

We have tried it several times, and it's a blast. Check out this thread: Unexpected conclusion regarding several 8-player sessions
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I'm a big fan of Resistance or Resistance Avalon. They are easy to learn and very deep games. 5-10 players.

7 Wonders and Apples to Apples are my other 6+player games.
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Citadels + dark city expansion
Saboteur or Saboteur 2

(in both cases the base game handles 7. with the expansion can handle more.)
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I have to say VivaJava: The Coffee Game might just fit what you need. Works great with eight. You interact fully with one another. You partner with others based on where you place your worker.
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Struggle of Empires is the best meaty game for 7 available--although I'm aware it may be too meaty.
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After digging through some reviews and also taking into account games I already have I've decided to go with the obvious choice 7 Wonders

Thanks for all the suggestions, I have a few more games on my buy queue now...
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kentreuber wrote:
lukedenby wrote:
Going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving this year. I'm looking to bring a game or two to play that works well for at least 7 players.


If you find gatherings with in-laws tedious, my recommendation is to bring Diplomacy. devil


Aaahhh! Beat me to it ... shake
 
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I'm in the same situation, I'll be gaming with a larger group of my non-gamer family.

7 Wonders, as everybody else said, is a fine choice, even if I don't really like it with more than 5 people. The Resistance also should go over well.

I'll be bringing Bang!, Bohnanza, and Cosmic Encounter, the last one obviously with expansions. All of these have a bit of meat to them while also staying approachable to non-gamers.

It also might be a good idea to bring a few 4 or 5 player games, just in case people back out or just don't feel up to learning your games once the tryptophan sets in. I'll probably bring Ra and Agricola in case that happens to me.

Enjoy!
 
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Yet another vote for The Resistance This is particularly true since it's your in-laws were talking about. Accusing my mother-in-law falsely of being a spy would just be wonderful.
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+1 for The Resistance (up to 10) or Resistance Avalon depending on your thematic preferences. I've never seen this game not being a hit.
+1 for 6 nimmt! (6 Nimmt!) (up to 10)

The Great Dalmuti (up to 8) for a light shedding/climbing game
The Castle of the Devil (up to 10) for a symmetric (unlike Resistance everyone starts knowing only their own loyalty) game of secret societies.
 
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+ 1 for The Resistance

Also give Saboteur a look.
 
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There's a great Geeklist
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/141509/how-many-player...

titled "How many players? Play this...."

I would suggest:
- +1 7 Wonders (piling on)
- Diamante/Incan Gold - great push your luck game for up to 8.. less meaty though.
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- Citadels
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