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Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:21:42 am »
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My wife and I were crazy for Dominion for about a year mostly because its such a simple to understand and fast paced game. We kept to the first few expansions since she doesn't care for the complexity the later ones add. Do you fellow Dominion players have any recommendations for games around Dominion's complexity level that a non-gamer like my wife might like?
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 11:24:26 am »
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My wife and I enjoy Kingdom Builder a lot.

Citadels is pretty good.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 12:01:48 pm »
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Splendor.  Temporum.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 12:35:27 pm »
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Hanabi is tons of fun. I can also confirm that Citadels and Splendor are good games and easy to learn.

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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 01:47:27 pm »
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I've had a lot of success teaching Splendor and Hanabi to non-gamers. Also Lanterns.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 09:13:36 pm »
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple has always been a hit for me with non-gamers. It's quick to learn, quick to play and usually leaves people wanting more.

If you aren't familar with it, it's a co-op game against a time limit, about rolling dice and strategically moving around to do stuff and escape a cursed temple. The basic game is, I would say, probably simpler to learn and understand than something like Hanabi.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 02:36:50 am »
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If you aren't familar with it

...but what if he is?

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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 08:41:34 am »
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Lost Cities is a simple 2 player game.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 12:15:47 pm »
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Carcassone hasn't been mentioned yet I see.  Favor of the Pharaoh is quite easy.  Century Spice Road when you get bored of Splendor.  Jaipur if you're looking for 2-player specifically.  Patchwork, also just for 2.
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 12:18:02 pm »
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If you like Deck Builders, Star Realms is a fast paced, easy to learn, and cheap to buy option.  Me and my wife love it.  There are also a couple decent expansions if you like it. 
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Re: Recomendations for easy to learn games?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 12:32:07 am »
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Thanks guys! Ill check these out  :)
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