As much as I love my deep, heavy games, I also love quick games that build up immediate excitement and keep non-gamers engaged. I also find these games to be helpful for when you and your gamer friends are waiting for the last person to arrive and you want to play a quick game. Plus they are usually low-footprint on the table and my shelves which is always a plus.
welcome to is just such a solid and fun game that anyone can pickup. I think it also lends itself to being fast to play since everyone is taking turns at the same time.
this game is SO good. You can easily play this game in 10-15 min if the other person knows how to play.
besides the 5-10 min setup, this game is capped at 10 min and is real-time. The rules are simple and it is very exciting/intense.
I just downloaded the PnP version of this alot a week ago and have played it twice. It was so simple that I taught someone else in about 1 min. Lasts about 10-15 min and I'd also very tense.
So I've only played this once... but it seems like this game has some potential to play quick if everyone knows what's going on. Box says 30 min which is fast, but I think I could see this taking 20 min on a good day.
What is your choice of quick game to play when waiting on someone?