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Good small games for a cruise?

chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake PrincessOregonRegistered User regular
edited February 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Title pretty much says it all- going on a cruise, would like some small game ideas for 2-4 people. Tiny board games, card games, etc.

Thanks!

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Living Proof That Sometimes Friends Are Mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Normally I'd recommend Jenga but that might not be the best idea on a boat.

    Uh, Battleship is pretty fun and relatively compact. 2 people only, though.

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  • cytorakcytorak Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Lost Cities is good for 2 people.
    Ticket to Ride and Carcasonne would be good for 2-4.

  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fluxx

    Kill Dr. Lucky is brilliant, but aperantly difficult to find.

    Voice actor for hire. My time is free if your project is!
  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess OregonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Perhaps I should list what I already know I'm bringing-

    High Score
    Quiddler
    Citadels
    Munchkin
    Kill Dr. Lucky (the Cheapass version, hell's yeah!)

  • Limp mooseLimp moose Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    gang of four
    bang (want to make friends on a cruise ship bring this game invite strangers)
    bohnazna
    apples to apples
    snorta
    pass the pigs
    incan gold

  • GuffreyGuffrey Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    My friends and I recently played Yahtzee Poker, and we all had a really good time. That being said, I went on a cruise for my honeymoon, and I dont think we really had any time to play games. The fact it was our honeymoon aside (:winky:), there should be tons of activies/events going on during the cruise at all hours, and you should totally check them out. But you probably already know this. And if they have a "Battle of the Sexes" game, you must check it out.

  • blakfeldblakfeld Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I second Fluxx with all my heart. Also, Zombies is fun

  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited January 2009
    The travel edition of Settlers of Catan

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  • AwkAwk Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    how do you play yahtzee poker?

  • supabeastsupabeast Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Usually a cruise ship has games in the library to check out (although it won’t be high-end stuff like settlers).

  • GuffreyGuffrey Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Awk wrote: »
    how do you play yahtzee poker?

    You turn over a card with five dice represented on it. For instance, one of the "harder" cards we saw was five 5's. Everyone has money chips, and you bid on the right to try for the card. For our example, you may have three rolls to get all 5's, and if you do you get $1200 (every card has a different roll limit and payout). So your first roll, you roll 2 5's and other numbers. You put the 2 5's on the card, and try again with the three dice. If you end up winning, you take the reward. If you don't, you lose the money you bet, and players start bidding again to play the half completed card.

    Theres a little more betting involved, but I figured that was confusing enough to get started.

  • GuffreyGuffrey Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    And, someone mentioned the room with games. Ours had that, it was a room with some board games, card games, and books. Like it was said, the selection isn't extremely great, but if nothing else it would be a good place to take your games to play.

  • SakebombSakebomb Registered User
    edited January 2009
    There was a game at PAX called "We didnt playtest this" that was pretty popular

  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Scrabble travel (if the others are into that).
    Uno
    Guillotine

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  • ElrosstElrosst Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Mexican train dominos... something like 5 people can play. you can get it at target, walmart....


    The Duke was the single best controller design ever created.
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    There's a card game called Wizard, which can be a blast. You need at least three players, but 3-4 work great.

  • embrikembrik Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Card games w/ normal decks of cards:

    Euchre
    Hearts
    Golf
    Rummy
    Gin

    "Damn you and your Daily Doubles, you brigand!"

    I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?
  • illigillig Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    out of curiosity, why would you go on (and pay for) a cruise just to sit in your tiny cabin and play board games?

  • The Crowing OneThe Crowing One Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    illig wrote: »
    out of curiosity, why would you go on (and pay for) a cruise just to sit in your tiny cabin and play board games?

    I'd kill to play a good round of Settlers in the middle of the ocean with the sun poring down. But that's just me.

    I'd suggest Citadels (which you're already bringing,) Settlers Dice/Settlers Travel, Pandemic (best game of 2008 IMHO,) and maybe Scattegories (if you're into language.)

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    embrik wrote: »
    Card games w/ normal decks of cards:

    Euchre
    Hearts
    Golf
    Rummy
    Gin

    Euchre. Play it. It's a very fun game.

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  • embrikembrik Registered User
    edited January 2009
    kuhlmeye wrote: »
    embrik wrote: »
    Card games w/ normal decks of cards:

    Euchre
    Hearts
    Golf
    Rummy
    Gin

    Euchre. Play it. It's a very fun game.

    Yep, that's why I listed it first. I've had some of the most enjoyable times playing Euchre with friends.

    "Damn you and your Daily Doubles, you brigand!"

    I don't believe it - I'm on my THIRD PS3, and my FIRST XBOX360. What the heck?
  • edited January 2009
    Cribbage is fun and can be played with 2, 3 or 4, depending on who's around.

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  • SoggychickenSoggychicken Registered User
    edited January 2009
    You probably won't have time to play anything you bring. Between all the activities, excursions, food, and drinking, you'lll be sleeping.

  • zhen_roguezhen_rogue Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Settlers of Catan card game is indeed a blast - worth playing if you dig the original.

  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    embrik wrote: »
    Card games w/ normal decks of cards:

    Euchre
    Hearts
    Golf
    Rummy
    Gin

    Coincidentally, the Bang! cards have all the suites and values to make a full deck of cards, so if you bring Bang! then you won't need an additional deck. One of the best parts about Bang is that it's one of the few games that gets better when you add more people. I wouldn't play it with less than 4 people, though.
    It's a quick game, generally too.

    Unfortunately, most of the games I think of that come in smaller boxes are card games.

    Race for the Galaxy is a good small boxed card game.

    I also remember the box for Puerto Rico being small in terms of board game boxes and is a fun game as well. It's a economic/victory point/grow game.

  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess OregonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    illig wrote: »
    out of curiosity, why would you go on (and pay for) a cruise just to sit in your tiny cabin and play board games?


    The idea isn't to sit in our cabin, the idea is to sit in public areas with the other cuople going and have something we can invite people to play. Plus it's an 11 day cruise in Alaska. I'm sure there will be some down time.

    Thanks for all the ideas :)

  • sk524sk524 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    I know of a small Russian card game called Durak that me and my dad used to play. its really fun and can be played with up to 20 people.

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