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Short card/board games for ages 12 and up
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Posted 23 November 2019 - 05:39 PM
Hey all. Im on the look out for short card or board games. Especially for short attention span individuals (eg. Me)
At the moment we love Exploding kittens and some of the fluxx games.
But we're looking for games that appeal to both everyone of the family.
My husband and I are looking for something else to do instead of staring at the tv. But we want games that will entertain us on our own as well as be suitable for a 12 year old.
Posted 23 November 2019 - 06:01 PM
We like Love Letter. Tiny little game and quick rounds but variety in how it turns out.
Posted 23 November 2019 - 06:02 PM
Codenames, the original or there's a pictures version which is even more interesting!
Posted 24 November 2019 - 03:33 AM
My son and I like to play a short game in the morning before school. A couple of our favourites are:
Dungeon Mayhem. Based on D&D but you don't need to know anything to have fun with this.
Cat Lady is a fun cute game - it says 30 mins but we often play in 20 mins
Roll for itis a simple dice game
Zombie Diceis also fun
And the wizard Always wins is fun if you do have 30 min
Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:52 AM
There are a heap of fantastic 2player card games.
We like Jaipur, Lost Cities, Fungi (also called Morels), Biblios.
Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:23 AM
Zombie Dice is great, I can maintain my enthusiasm even of tired and distracted. Love a game with minimal set up.
Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:33 AM
Organ Attack is a ripper.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, is also fun.
Edited by cvbn, 24 November 2019 - 08:35 AM.
Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:34 AM
Telestrations - it’s like the game telephone and Pictionary. I like it because everyone is always doing something!
Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:08 AM
Sequence is about 30min board game - it is not a kids game but kids enjoy it along with us and the grandparents. can play individual or in teams which changes it too.
Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:12 AM
My family like Pandemic - it's a game where you have to co-operate with each other! I don't know about other people's kids but fun family games at our place always end with someone in tears because they are losing!
Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:23 PM
They all take about 20-30 minutes
Probably a bit longer for pandemic and it’s a little more complex and time consuming to learn (but worth it!).
Posted 24 November 2019 - 09:38 PM
I like the sound of this one!
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, is also fun.
Posted 25 November 2019 - 12:54 AM
Trionimos (?) - we don't bother with scoring so not sure how complicated that gets.
We've been playing lots of card games. I really enjoy what is colloquially known as "sh*thead" from my backpacking days. It's generally fast so great for those of us who don't enjoy long winded games.
By myself I play 4 aces/aces up.
Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:36 AM
Raid the pantry
Silent but deadly
Posted 25 November 2019 - 09:07 AM
Definitely Spot It for a short & fast paced card game, a favourite for everybody in my family.
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