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Don Weed
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Are there any games out there that would be appropriate for a lawyer (my daughter-in-law specializes in real estate law). I was considering For Sale because of the real estate aspect. Is there anything better?
 
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ASL, she can stay up nights reviewing the rules, making notes in the margins. She'll love it, trust me.
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CrankyPants wrote:
ASL, she can stay up nights reviewing the rules, making notes in the margins. She'll love it, trust me.


LAWYER not masochist!
 
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Monopoly.
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She might be interested in Mao or Nomic. Mao involves making up rules, not telling people except when they break them, and forcing them to deduce them. Nomic is a game all about setting up rules and laws.

Zendo might be a good fit as well.
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Get her something completely, as-far-away-as-you-can-imagine different than anything she might see at work. That would be my advice.

Sharing her profession, I prefer these types of games
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How about Suburbia? Awesome city building game that is pretty thematic.
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FightOnGoBlue wrote:
Get her something completely, as-far-away-as-you-can-imagine different than anything she might see at work. That would be my advice.

Sharing her profession, I prefer these types of games


I played Agricola with three relatives in law-related jobs and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Just get her a good game, not necessarily a 'law-related' game.

As quoted, people often want fun not related to their daily routine.
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Point Of Law

Legal Decision, by Gotti games (yeah, I think it's put
out by a relative of the mob family), has a really intriguing
concept - but it's a fatally broken game, which would require a
lot of effort to really make it work. With only one case,
you'd acquire too much information about the case in playing
around with it to try.
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My dad's a real estate lawyer. He likes poker, cribbage, chess . . .

Pretty sure he just likes doing things in his downtime that DON'T involve his highly demanding job, though . . .

Lawyers can kinda come from any walk of study. Not sure that's much to go on for game recommendations!
 
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Geez. I'm a lawyer. How about Terra Mystica, Keyflower, Snowdonia, Archipelago, or some other hot new game. Why force a lawyer themed game down her throat.

(Although, I'm the Boss! might have a certain appeal to the deal making attorney.)
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I think it's great that you're putting so much thought into a game for your daughter and I'm sure she'll appreciate whatever you pick. I wouldn't worry too much about shoving any game down her throat. Just pick something you think she might like whatever the theme.
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I'm a lawyer but I don't find that my profession informs my game preferences directly. My favourite games do tend to be ones with a lot of depth (and concomitantly complex rules) so perhaps the mindset that leads one to the profession maps to the hobby.

Here are some of the games that really do it for me:

Brass
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Battlestar Galactica
Taluva
A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Steam
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Waylander1 wrote:
Geez. I'm a lawyer. How about Terra Mystica, Keyflower, Snowdonia, Archipelago, or some other hot new game. Why force a lawyer themed game down her throat.

(Although, I'm the Boss! might have a certain appeal to the deal making attorney.)


A Trojan and a lawyer? Excellent. Fight on
 
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My suggestion would be to pick a new CCG (if there still is such a thing). Why? Because of all the card and rule interactions that can be argued about. I'm actually pretty serious about this one. Back when I played my favorite CCG I really liked figuring out solutions to the community's rules problems...

Failing that a rules-heavy thematic game is the next best thing. I've also thought of Battlestar Galactica, but only if she can reliably get 5 or 6 people together for it.

From my perception of a lawyer's job I'd expect them to have a disposition for learning things and deduction. The former would point the more complex games (as Amuk suggested himself). Deduction could be found in Battlestar Galactica as well. Other suggestions could be BSG-light aka "The Resistance" or Hanabi.
 
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As a lawyer who also games with other lawyers, we try to get games that are unrelated to work. For me and my gaming group, gaming provides an escape from our jobs. On the other hand, we have yet to come across a good, law-related game .

That being said, my gaming group prefers games on the medium/heavy side. Games like Arkham Horror, Twilight Struggle, Puerto Rico, and Hawaiiare in our usual rotation.

If your daughter-in-law is just new to board games, I've introduced the following games to non-gaming lawyers with success:

Fluxx
Ticket to Ride
Revolution!
Puerto Rico

Bottom line, lawyers tend to have similar tastes in board games as anyone else. If she's fairly new to boardgames, then I would suggest any of the tried and true gateway games.
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