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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Cottage Gaming

Karen and I are going to her cottage in two weekends with some friends, and they have asked if we (I!) will bring some games along. Due to the logistics of the trip, there won't be a lot of space, so things have to be efficient.

Also, most of these people are not Spielfrieks, so games have to be accessible.

One thing to remember is that many games can be packed into much smaller spaces than their boxes. I once packed all the components for 4 player Settlers into a small drawstring bag.
Card games are intrinsically good as they are small, easy to transport and many people find them easy to play. The Rage deck that I picked up can play the following games:

Rage: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/568
David and Goliath: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/44
Sticheln  http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/354

Then, of course there is 6 Nimmt  http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/432

There is Bruno's Citadels: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/478
And Reiner's Modern Art, which is a very fast playing game that I think would go over very well: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/118

So, I will take In Pursuit http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2897 (because there was a request for Trivial Pursuit), a few decks of cards, and I can pack Settlers for 5-6 into a very small package. Modern Art would be a very good choice as well, as it is essentially a card game where you are auctioning paintings to the other players. Citadels is fun, and can also be packed in a very small space.


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