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Good party game suggestions

Post by mr friendly guy » 2019-08-19 09:22am

I occasionally catch up with my uni buddies for some card games over a smidgeon of alcohol. These sessions last a few hours after brunch and its a great way for us to catch up since not all of us live close to each other. I am usually the host, so I am looking for card or board games which might be great for a few hours, over alcohol with minimum of 3 players.

So far we have tried Cards against Humanity (the name says it all), Munchkin (backstabbing fun), and I have recently ordered Eldritch spellwars (make your own funny sounding spell looks like fun when we are slightly intoxicated).

Any other games which people think are worth looking into. I am not looking for games which takes lots of hours to play or ones which will cost a lot of money since we are most probably not going to play that often (real life and all that) so its not worth the cost. I am also looking for games which are usually easy to learn the basics.
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Re: Good party game suggestions

Post by wautd » 2019-08-19 10:39am

A few on the top of my head:

Superfight
Joking hazard
Spyfall
Secret Hitler
Skull (aka Skulls and Roses)
Perudo
Exploding Kittens
Codenames
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Coup
Bang: the Dice Game

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Post by mr friendly guy » 2019-08-19 11:26am

According to YT how to plays, Deception : murder in Hong Kong looks fun to play, although it needs at least four players. I can reliably get 3 players including myself when we do these catch ups, 4 might be tough.

Coup looks like a cheap and fun game with just a small amount of strategy. I might check if the gameshop has this game tomorrow when I go to the mall.
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Post by TheFeniX » 2019-08-19 01:10pm

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Post by Raw Shark » 2019-08-19 06:29pm

I can definitely second Coup.

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Post by Gandalf » 2019-08-19 06:39pm

Yeah, Coup is awesome. But it's best with 5-6 people.
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Post by madd0ct0r » 2019-08-20 12:25am

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Re: Good party game suggestions

Post by mr friendly guy » 2019-08-20 04:54am

The amazing Wil Wheaton plays some nice games. For example Fury of Dracula looks like an awesome game for my group. Up to 5 players, but you can have one person playing Dracula and the other two players controlling two characters each.

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Re: Good party game suggestions

Post by Ace Pace » 2019-08-20 05:51am

Coup is amazing. If people are cooperative, Hanabi is very cheap and a very good coop card game.
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Post by wautd » 2019-08-20 07:36am

mr friendly guy wrote:
2019-08-20 04:54am
The amazing Wil Wheaton plays some nice games. For example Fury of Dracula looks like an awesome game for my group. Up to 5 players, but you can have one person playing Dracula and the other two players controlling two characters each.
Fury of Dracula can hardly be called but a party game though (pretty complex rules and a game can easily take 2 hours), but if your group likes the theme then by all means go for it

Another great party game I can recommend Las Vegas from Ravensburger.
Ace Pace wrote:
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Hanabi is very cheap and a very good coop card game.
I concur. In the same gist of small, quick and portable games, Love Letter can be another contender as well.

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Post by loomer » 2019-08-20 07:41am

Creeks and Crawdads is always a hoot and has an updated ruleset that makes it a little simpler than the 80s version. Basically, it's a very rules light DnD only you play a mutant crawdad and you have to remember to say things like quest objectives, what the shiny key you found is for (and that you've still got it) every so often or you forget them, which is tremendously good fun after a few beers.
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Post by Lonestar » 2019-08-20 09:18am

We're pretty fond of Machi Koro, which is extremely simple to play.
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