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Old 08-12-2019, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Zakalwe View Post
I love Hive! That's become a serious go to when only two people want to play. And it's easy to carry around. Definitely in the keeper category.

I just learned about the game a few months ago. I play against AI on my Android phone, but I'm trying to get some friends interested in killing some time with it so I can play a live human. I've only managed to beat the "medium" difficulty AI so far.

Drat! I left out Realm. That's one of my favorites, right next to Janggi. The game has some unique concepts (creating pieces depending on the result of your move, for example).

Originally Posted by HMS Irruncible View Post
Our first game was Catan and we binged on it, but my daughter complained that it's no fun once you get behind. I disagree, but to a kid, feeling like you're behind in a 2-hour game is no fun.

Hey, question for you board gamers. What's a good game for 9 year old kids that can go in 30 minutes or so? Maybe a card-type game?

I agree with you about Catan. A friend is seriously into it, but he's the only one I've met so far who is.

For choosing a game, you could always use this flowchart. It's a bit old, but to make a quick decision and get the ball rolling, it's good enough.