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yschiew
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Just got a few friends into eurogaming and one buddy bought Power Grid. He's looking for a new game to get soon but does not want it to be too light or too heavy. Gamelength, somewhere between the 2 hour mark for up to 5-6 players. What do you guys recommend?

they've tried games like :

Acquire
Caylus
Puerto Rico
Railroad Tycoon
Princes of Florence
Ra
Settlers of Catan
Traders of Genoa
Traumfabrik
Wallenstein

I'm thinking of

El Grande
Goa
Taj Mahal

what do you say?



 
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KANDANG wrote:

El Grande
Goa
Taj Mahal

All three seem like good choices.

Also consider:
Amun-Re
Tigris & Euphrates
Louis XIV

Also these, if they're not too light for you:
Through the Desert
St. Petersburg
Samurai
 
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T. Rosen
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I second the recommendation of Amun-Re. It's a great game that plays with up to 5 people, and fits perfectly in that not-too-light and not-too-heavy category. It also has a nice mix of different mechanisms in the various phases, sort of like in Power Grid. Enjoy!
 
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Gary James
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I'd suggest you have a look at Antike http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/19600. Plays with up to six, and has the same tense end game that some people like in Powergrid. It will play out in about 2 hours with six players in my experience once you have the hang of it. Antike has produced the best buzz in my circle of gamers for quite some time.
 
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Marc P
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Gloomhaven is a great niche game
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Check out Das Zepter von Zavandor. It reminds me of Power Grid in many ways, but the economics works differently and the auctions are more high-stakes.
 
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