Board Game Search

I had a really nice weekend playing board games with the kids this weekend.  In short, we played:

  • Pirateology
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Shadows Over Camelot
  • Betrayal on Hill House (or something like that)

I don’t know what my deal is, but I mess up that last one every time I say it.  House on Betrayal Hill, Battle of Hill House…whatever.  It’s a game.  Fun one!

I tried to play Vampire the Requiem but the instructions read like an IKEA manual, so we gave up.  16, 12, and 10 — and me…no one was in the mood to wait.

I’m looking for other fun games, like Settlers which the kids LOVED, but I’m not sure where to start.  They love “pieces”, but they don’t love LONG and INVOLVED set-up times with respect to reading rules and doling out information. 

By “they”, I mean “me, too”.

So, if anyone has any ideas, gimme a shout.  I’d love to hear ’em.  It’s got to be suitable for 10+ and we’re good for about an hour to an hour and a half before people start sniping at each other.  I’m all ears.

2 thoughts on “Board Game Search

  1. Wow. Okay, a few suggestions:
    – Carcassonne. No set-up time, you create the board as you play. Very fast to learn.
    – Citadels. Great, great card game with minimal set-up time. Role-choices each round and development of the city.
    – Ticket to Ride. Train game, lots of little trains, but set-up of trains is during the game, so you won’t have to worry about long-term set-up.

    I have a little article that is geared towards answering this too here:


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