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#1 Drat

Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:03 AM

Just wanting some board/card game suggestions for DH for Christmas.

We love games like pandemic, catan, exploding kittens etc. and i'd love to get hubby something else for Christmas along those lines.

It's taken us almost 2 years to finish season 1 of pandemic! So i'm looking for other short, fun games like exploding kittens or something that doesn't take too long to set up or play. We love Catan but it's just too long to set up and play now we have kids!

#2 Chelara

Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:32 AM

Codenames Duet might fit the bill. Or ticket to ride.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:41 AM


#4 Sed

Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:49 AM

Gloomhaven, carcassonne. Ticket to ride is good too.

#5 Drat

Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:49 AM

View PostChelara, on 07 December 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

Codenames Duet might fit the bill. Or ticket to ride.

We play ticket to ride quite frequently on the ipad lol.

View Postseayork2002, on 07 December 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:


We have risk godstorm and hardly ever play it, it seems to take a while to set up.

#6 MrsT2018

Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

Lords of Waterdeep is fun and not as long.

Other ones we love...

War of Kings

ok this is frustrating as we have an entire cupboard jam packed of games & I cant think of the other ones lol

#7 franklymum

Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Takenoko - the most beautiful board game we own; very layered and challenging and brilliant with kids or adults.

#8 MontyMumma

Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Cards against Humanity or the polite version Apples to Apples
I'm a big fan of the traditional games like Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly if you don't already have those.

#9 MoonPie

Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:03 PM

Sushi Go
Sleeping Queens

If you're in Perth I can recommend a privately owned book/game shop who are ALL over this.

#10 LucyGoose

Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:20 PM

Bananagrams,  like scrabble but faster pace.

#11 just roses

Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:25 PM


Brilliant for adults and kids can pick it up too. Our 11 yo has a knack for it and usually wins.

#12 BeAwesome

Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:14 AM

Forbidden Island and Carcassone get played regularly here, can get through a session in about an hour.

#13 Mollycoddle

Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:29 AM

View PostMontyMumma, on 07 December 2018 - 12:54 PM, said:

Cards against Humanity or the polite version Apples to Apples

Another for Cards Against Humanity. Also Choking Hazard, based on the cartoon Happiness & Cyanide. There's also a meme one, can't remember the name.

#14 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:32 AM

King Domino

#15 Illiterati

Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:13 AM


Edited by Illiterati, 24 March 2019 - 03:17 PM.

#16 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:54 AM

Oops I just started a thread on this not realising there was a current one!

#17 Sarzie

Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:18 AM

Machi Koro is good.

#18 rickon

Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

Unstable Unicorns. “Build a unicorn army, betray your friends, Unicorns are your friends now”
Bought it at target about $30 I think.

#19 Seven of Nine

Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:45 PM

Another vote for Codenames.

Would you consider a video game? Broken Age is good and you can get it on the iPad for $8.

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