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Mark Crane
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My wife suggested I find some games we can play with other couples when we go out, without having to remove our food from the table. These would be smart people, but non-gamers (for now...). She bought me a copy of Fundex's "Swipe" but aside from the cool dice it is entirely luck driven.
 
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Bobby Warren
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We've played Coloretto at restaurants before.

Another one which works well is Pickomino. You can set the tiles up on the table and pass the dice around in the box top.

Apples to Apples is another that we've played while waiting for food, with the winner being the person in the lead when the food shows up.
 
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Matthew Fisk
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Bang! would certainly allow you not to remove the food from the table although it does have player elimination. If you play this with the right people however it is QUITE fun.

Alhambra would require probably having nothing but snack bowls around (ie not full plates of food) but it is very easy to travel with, is quite easy to teach, and also a bit of a "meatier" game all at the same time.
 
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james napoli
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i would second BANG!

It's a fun game. and doesn't really require very much space.
 
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Tim K.
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Great Dalmuti! And Geschenkt (aka No Merci), but it only accommodates 5 players.
 
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John Crawford
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Loco! fits the bill.
 
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Mark Crane
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gte910h wrote:
What an odd place to play games. I'd just order in (we use zifty.com to get food from a bunch of resturants).

I would suggest Travel Settlers of Catan. I can't think of anything else that is both good and fits in that place.

Perhaps "Set"


OOooh, travel catan sounds good.

We have "children." They tend to interrupt gatherings at home. between our two families there are seven kids. That's why we engage in "going out." There are several casual dining establishments in our college town, as well as coffee shops, that would not frown on light game playing.
 
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Steven Heinrich
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I suggest Medici, the new version much nicer look and also Saga (2004) it's a light card game, and at first seems really simple, but as you play you get deeper into the strategy and it gets addictive.laugh
 
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I second Geschenkt and Loco. They're easy to put away when the food comes.
 
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Chris Shaffer
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gte910h wrote:
What an odd place to play games. I'd just order in (we use zifty.com to get food from a bunch of resturants).


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Order-in in Iowa City equals 1 (one) chinese/thai restaurant, 50+ pizza restaurants, and 3 (three) sub shops.

One of the things I miss most about Chicago was the plethora of restaurants that deliver.
 
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