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I recently found out a co-worker plays Killer Bunnies a lot and loves the game. He is unaware of the wider world of gaming though and I wanted to get some recommendations.

What games are similar to Killer Bunnies in some way that he might like?
 
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Have you tried Munchkin? x
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DrFace wrote:
What games are similar to Killer Bunnies in some way that he might like?


Hit yourself in the face with a hammer?

kidding, sort of

How about: Bohnanza
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Dominion has cards with special abilities. Is this something that KB has?
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Gunship: First Strike! has some similiar elements. You play "Hit!", "Ionized!", and "Scragged!" cards from your hands in much the same way you play weapon cards in Killer Bunnies. And taking damage to your systems or weapons is almost as bad as losing a bunny. (It's a bit better for the attacked player since you can go back for repairs, but it has the same emotional satisfaction as your opponent tears your ship to pieces.)

It has a lot of randomness, and a really thematic visual component. There's dice rolls. But there's also cool stuff like being able to customize your ships prior to each game and such.

I think your friend will like it as a "step up" from Killer Bunnies. It's at that level where it might be an ideal compromise between a gamer's game and a casual luck-fest.
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If its more of the theme your opponent loves, you can capture a lot of that same "violent cuteness" with much more tactical gameplay by participating in the secret animal wars in Nature of the Beast: Prairie vs. Polar.
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Killer Bunnies and the Ultimate Odyssey?

Kidding, but part of me thinks this might just be a lost cause.

Maybe try a (relatively) deep strategic game like King of Tokyo or Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre for starters and then ease into Nexus Ops or Lords of Waterdeep once you've earned his trust.

You can't go from Cheetos to carrot sticks in one step.
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Woo! Thanks for the replies. I do think Lords of Waterdeep might work along with King of Tokyo and Bohnanza.
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Your friend likes random quirky fun that is pretty swingy. It doesn't have to be a card game like the others have suggested. My suggestion is that you have him play last night on earth.
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And you've tried Busen Memo?

Your friend may like some of the SlugFest games.

The Red Dragon Inn 3 or High Noon Saloon are fun and your friend might like it.

As more of a step up your friend might like Citadels. Just don't play it with more than 5 people. Super easy to learn, and fun to play.

If your friend likes group experiences, check out The Resistance or Ca$h 'n Gun$.

Of course, there is always Agricola.

Good luck and have fun.

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Shmaybe Summoner Wars?
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Here's one which might be a good stepping stone to other types of games down the road...

Innovation
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How about Nuclear War or one of its expansions? I believe either Nuclear Proliferation or Nuclear Escalation can be played without the base game.

It uses the same bizarre mechanic of queuing your cards for play, but instead of bunnies, you're shooting nuclear missiles at opponents. It's not a serious game by any means, and has enough flaws that it doesn't get pulled off the game shelf very often, but definitely quirky and irreverent.

And this suggestion is based on only having played Killer Bunnies once over 5 years ago. Other than the card mechanic, I don't remember much about the game except that I didn't like it, mostly due to the end game.
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I recommend the Dungeon Command series. It is similar to Summoner Wars but much more presentable. He can muster creatures into battle, most of which die easily, and pound on your guys with said creatures. The game can be played in an hour-90 minutes depending on how much time is spent reading the cards.

Not really humorous like Killer Bunnies, but there are many funny, memorable ways that your little creatures die.
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DigitalMan wrote:
Here's one which might be a good stepping stone to other types of games down the road...

Innovation


This is little like going from sniffing paint cans to shooting heroin. Once you've got your friend addicted to Innovation, you'll never be playing anything else!
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BANG!, High Noon Saloon, and Cosmic Encounter are fun and include a take-that mentality similar to Killer Bunnies.
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LarryKruger wrote:
BANG!, High Noon Saloon, and Cosmic Encounter are fun and include a take-that mentality similar to Killer Bunnies.


Oh, yeah! Bang! would be great too.
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How about Love Letter? It's easy to teach and you have a lot of take-that action. Seems like a good stepping stone to more complex games.
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Why try to change them? If someone is having fun with something I don't understand why you'd want to take that away from them. They may like that type of game simply because they like that type of game. Trying to change what they like almost seems selfish or self serving.
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How about RoboRally? It has a similar mechanic of playing your cards in advance, plus it's a little quirky and has a good amount of interaction.
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Synnical77 wrote:
Why try to change them? If someone is having fun with something I don't understand why you'd want to take that away from them. They may like that type of game simply because they like that type of game. Trying to change what they like almost seems selfish or self serving.


I was about to say something similar. First and foremost ASK if he wants to play something different. After that, then expose him to some easy games that you too enjoy. Really, that's the biggest key. If you don't enjoy the game you're trying to introduce him to even a little how can you possibly expect him to enjoy it.
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Synnical77 wrote:
Why try to change them? If someone is having fun with something I don't understand why you'd want to take that away from them. They may like that type of game simply because they like that type of game. Trying to change what they like almost seems selfish or self serving.


I never said I wanted him to stop playing it, I just said its the only game he plays and I want to introduce him to more.
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Most people don't look for new games because it doesn't ocurr to them to look. I can't tell you how many times I walked by hobby games in a game store without 'seeing' them becuase I had not yet been exposed to modern board games by new friends in my area.

As long as you do it respectfully, no harm will come of it. If he doesn't like the new games, he can continue with his Killer Bunnies marathon.
 
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Wiz-War (eighth edition) is humorous and has lots of interaction. It is easy to play when you are, shall we say, impaired. . .
 
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That was me and my daughter. Had all the KB expansions, still do but sold a couple things. We got into other games last year and Munchkin, dominion, Fluxx are nice.
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