Favorite Small Games

I can’t remember if a post has gone out recently about this, but what are your favorite small games? My criteria is not cost, but literally the size of the box itself. 

I love my large box games, but there’s something really nice having a Lost Cities sized game or even as small as Star Realms. I like these games because typically they are easy to take out and play at a moments notice and have a minimal setup, teaching, play time, but do not lack in strategy and outright fun.

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10 months ago

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I just though of all the small, easy to set up games I have lol. 

10 months ago

Ah bro I want to play all of those so badly haha 

Supporter10 months ago

#hanamikoji is high on my want list. 

10 months ago

Get it! Great 2 player game, especially if you like the feeling of Lost Cities, which if I remember correctly, I think you do

Supporter10 months ago

I think I would love it. It just one of those games that lived in my cart without every making it to checkout. 

10 months ago

There’s always too many of those games...teetering on the edge.. lol

10 months ago

I really like Lost Cities haha 

great....another one to the wishlist... haha 

10 months ago

How does hanamikoji play? I’ve never heard of it

10 months ago

2 playersThere are 7 "geisha" cards in the center over which you're competing for the majority. You're each dealt a small hand of cards, and 4 tokens representing the actions you can take. You will do each action exactly once per round. The actions are:
  1. Place a card facedown to score for one of the center cards
  2. Discard 2 cards facedown
  3. Pick 3 cards from your hand. Your opponent gets to select and play one of them, and you get the other 2.
  4. Pick 4 cards from your hand and put them into 2 sets. Your opponent gets to select and play one set and you get the other.

Each of these cards are played under the corresponding geisha card, and at the end of the round, whoever has the most cards for that geisha has control of that one. If no one has 4 of them (or 11 points), so it again.

It's full of agonizing decisions.

10 months ago

Dang I can tell! I can already imagine that one or two cards you desperately want, floating through your decisions to the end of your turn to then be played... I’ll check this one out for sure.

Supporter10 months ago

The retheme #Jixia Academy is easier to get ahold of. 

10 months ago

Yeah it seems like it. I just think I’d like the older art better.

10 months ago

Fair warning: for a while (not sure about now), it was out of print in the US but they made a re-themed version under the name Jixia Academy, which is the version I have. That might be the easier version to get. It's the exact same game but different art.

10 months ago

Sick that’ll be helpful in the event that I can’t find it haha

10 months ago

It's so good. I have never had to make such difficult decisions in any game. I really really love Hanamikoji. 

10 months ago

Dude I will say you’re really good at selling games haha 

10 months ago

Haha, someone hire this man!

10 months ago

“The Official Game Hype Man”

Supporter10 months ago

#Silver is also really fun 

10 months ago

Dude it is! I’ve only ever played the app

10 months ago

I enjoy:

Fox in the Forest

Tiny Epic Galaxies 

Codenames

Coup

Love Letter

Bang

Sushi Go

10 months ago

That’sa good list! I’ve never looked into Love Letter though. How does it play?

10 months ago

Love Letter plays very quick,  has a decent amount of deduction, and is very portable. I played it mainly during the time after my daughter was born and didn't really have time to play a long game.

10 months ago

When you say deduction, is it like coup or the resistance? Or is there more “gameplay” involved?

10 months ago

It has some similarities to coup in the fact you are trying to figure out the identity of the other players. The deduction is logical not social. The different role cards are used to narrow down the possibilities or protect yourself. 

10 months ago

Gotcha. That sounds interesting. I can only take so much social, so the logical sounds like a good way to mix it up and streamline it

Supporter10 months ago

Do Tiny Epic games count?

10 months ago

Sorry only small games... haha just kidding