Super fillers

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I love super fillers. I characterize these as games that you can play in under 45 minutes but have a lot of quality deep decision space.

I don't really care if there is a learning curve or not. 

An example for me would be #Race for the Galaxy. Once you learn it, and there is a learning curve, you can easily whip out a game in inner 45 minutes. If you are playing two player you can play two games in 45 minutes. But there are a lot of bigger longer games that don't offer as much good decision space. 

What are your recommendations? 

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Supporter15 months ago

You could maybe put #World's Fair 1893 into this category.

Supporter15 months ago

Never really looked into this one. I didn't know it was that quick. 

Supporter15 months ago

The box says 40 min. It has been a little while since I’ve played but I think that is about right. 

Supporter15 months ago

Wow, I always assumed it was a 90 minute game.

Owner15 months ago

I filtered the "all games" page for 60 min max and picked out some that seemed great for this category (assuming the estimated gameplay time is pretty close). I also referenced BGG to see they're at least above 2.0 in complexity. Lastly, I tried to consider low setup time, but know that I haven't played half of them:

15 months ago

Ethnos is a great choice.

Supporter15 months ago

And, it's at a historical low for $24.

Supporter15 months ago

Of these #Res Arcana and #7 Wonders Duel interest me most. 

Premium User15 months ago

Maybe #Dominion could fit the bill?

Supporter15 months ago

It would. 

Premium User15 months ago

Nice

Premium User15 months ago

oo I like this topic. It's probably true for a lot of quality abstract strategy games, but my favorite of these is #Santorini. It also gets the benefit of not having much of a learning curve. It's a fantastic strategy game where every game feels different, and yet you can play very quickly. I'm not sure this quite fits into what you're looking for, but I feel like it technically satisfies the conditions haha.

Supporter15 months ago

You are right. Definitely fits and definitely not exactly what I'm looking for. But, thanks. 

15 months ago

A lot of the Tiny Epic games are this to me, such as #Tiny Epic Galaxies

Others are games like #Flip Ships, #Dokmus, #Bushido, and roll and writes like #Twice As Clever and #Brikks

Supporter15 months ago

Those make sense 

15 months ago

I think of games that you don't necessarily plan a game night around, but will get your brain going. I think #Concordia could be played in an hour with the right group/player count, #Dragon Castle is also a fun little thinky puzzle game, probably done in 45 minutes. More depth than a standard filler like Azul but not gonna take all night. 

Premium User15 months ago

Can you really plan Concordia that quickly? BGA has it at 90-120 minutes and BGG has it at 100.

15 months ago

It really does depend on the players. I personally tend to not take toooo long of turns. I try and plan out my options while others are playing then execute my plan when it comes to me. 

Premium User15 months ago

Interesting. This one is definitely on my wishlist!

Supporter15 months ago

I would like to play it. 

15 months ago

It is very sleek design wise. Very simple rules wise, but deep decision space. You play a card, do a thing. But you can buy new cards to do more things, it is bland theme wise but it is great game play wise!

Premium User15 months ago

Sounds awesome!

Supporter15 months ago

Never thought of Concordia in this regard. Interesting. 

15 months ago

I think at 2-3 players, with enough experience you could really jam through the game. The deck is smaller and the board is more open!

Supporter15 months ago

Sounds fun 

15 months ago

Ya man, I like games that allow for quick turns and decisions. 

Supporter15 months ago

Quick turns are so so important. And, they make a game feel so so much faster. 

15 months ago

Definitely something that I look for in games!

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