Marshwiggle92

Super fillers

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? 

2 points by Marshwiggle92 - updated 10 days ago | 28 comments | report | subscribe

CaptainPossum Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

Marshwiggle92 Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

CaptainPossum Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

Marshwiggle92 Supporter10 days ago | 2 points[-]

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

philryuh Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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:

Marshwiggle92 Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

BenjaminK 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Ethnos is a great choice.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

theDL 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Maybe #Dominion could fit the bill?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter10 days ago | 1 point[-]

It would. 

theDL 10 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice

theDL 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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.

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

BenjaminK 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Those make sense 

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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. 

theDL 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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. 

theDL 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Interesting. This one is definitely on my wishlist!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

I would like to play it. 

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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!

theDL 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sounds awesome!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Never thought of Concordia in this regard. Interesting. 

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sounds fun 

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

Marshwiggle92 Supporter11 days ago | 1 point[-]

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

nealkfrank 11 days ago | 1 point[-]

Definitely something that I look for in games!

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