If you had 6 hours in a room and 3 willing friends, what game are you playing?

No rules, what are you doing with this golden opportunity?

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11 days ago

#Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, that's a six hour board game right there.

Premium User11 days ago

I got that one with both expansions and it's awesome!  After playing it a few times we could get a game done in about 4 hours give or take.  Great game!

11 days ago

This actually isn't THAT unusual for me... I have a heavy game group that plays things like 18xx, #Food Chain Magnate, etc.

But there's more Ameritrashy stuff I'd like to play that takes a while... Sadly, I just sold my copy of #Warrior Knights without ever playing it. Mmm... Let's go with a nice game of #Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, with painted minis and plenty of beer. :)

10 days ago

100% #Food Chain Magnate long but amazing!

Premium User11 days ago

Having recently had this opportunity for an entire day with my wife and 2 friends, I've already exhausted all my go to answers. Namely #Spirit Island, #Food Chain Magnate, and #Imperium: Legends.

I think next on the docket would be some combination of #Gaia Project, #Root, and #Cavum. The first because it is among my favorites and the second two because I own them both and have yet to play them mostly due to time constraints.

10 days ago

Great choices and as I mentioned #Food Chain Magnate is my #1 for this. I am also really pumped for the new one just announced by Splotter Games #Horseless Carriage, those guys can make some fantastic stuff.

11 days ago

I don't care how much time I have, I don't have the attension span for a 6 hour game, I am playing two games of #Terraforming Mars

Moderator Level 110 days ago

Just one game, and based solely on what I've played and would love to play some more, it'd have to be #Scythe. I haven't played #Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, but I think that would be fun, too, although I don't know if you can play even half the campaign in six hours.

Premium User10 days ago

Hmm, with only 4 players, #Dune is off the table, but that opens it up for other games.

  • If I really am only allowed one game, I'll choose #Inis, and we can probably get 3 games in that time, maybe 4. Of course that assumes that we even want to keep playing that many times.
  • If I'm allowed multiple different games, I'll still start with #Inis, but then we'll play #Dune: Imperium, then finish the session with as many games of #War Chest as needed to fill the time.
  • An honorable mention would be #Concordia - I still have never played above a 3 player count, so I'd love to play that.

10 days ago

Concordia is great with 4 players.  The board and locations really tighten up pretty quick as people expand out.  Makes for a very interesting game. 

Premium User10 days ago

I hope to play it one day soonish! We are moving in a couple of months, so maybe after that we will find some people to play with.

10 days ago

So I actually get this opportunity almost monthly.  This past saturday i had 7 of us and we did the first campaign of #Forgotten Waters which took just under 4 hours.  I would imagine we could get 2 scenarios completed in 6 hours at 4 players. 

I'm also looking forward to getting #War Room to the table and i think the 4 player game of that would take about the 6 hour time limit. 

Could also get probably 2 or 3 plays of #GKR Heavy Hitters to the table as well.

Premium User10 days ago

Wow that is awesome! War Room looks interesting. Does it play well at 4 players?

10 days ago

I haven't gotten my kickstarter copy yet (June 2022 I hope) but they have different scenarios based on player count so I would assume that as long as we did one of the 4 player scenarios it would be great.

Premium User10 days ago

Oh dang, it's listed as a 2019 game. Did they have a 2nd kickstarter run or something?

10 days ago

Yeah they had a 2nd kickstarter this summer.  The 2nd edition is cleaning up a couple of minor things from the 1st version as well as providing a couple additional scenarios.  My Thursday gaming group is very excited about this one.  I think we're going to go out and buy WW2 uniforms for each of our nations for when we play.

Premium User10 days ago

Haha, that sounds fun

Premium User11 days ago

For me: #High Frontier 4 All with modules 0, 1, & 2.  Definitely will eat up that time!

Edit: I was focused on High frontier as I just did a brief review of it but I would also consider #Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea, #Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars, or #Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain.

10 days ago

I had never heard of this one but I just took a look and it does look pretty fun!

Premium User10 days ago

I just did a very cursory "review" of it:

R0land's Rambling Reviews: High Frontier 4 All | Board Game Atlas

Which is probably why I picked it.

Now that I think about it I'd probably also consider #Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea, #Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars, or #Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain.

11 days ago

I have yet to play #Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition, this may be the opportunity.

10 days ago

This would be my choice as well.  Of course my friends and I  have never played before so I'm sure 1/2 the time would be spent in rules review/explainations.

Premium User10 days ago

Definitely a game where you want everyone to read the rules ahead of time.  Then you do a brief overview to make sure there are no glaring misconceptions.  

A 6 hour game with 4 players seems doable with the latest version although for first time players maybe not.  Definitely do not play the long game. :)

11 days ago

#Star Wars: Rebellion, never made it under 5 hours with that one. Or I might might finally attempt #Gloomhaven

11 days ago

But Rebellion is a 2 player game :D

#Star Wars Imperial Assault it is!

 

11 days ago

Haha whoops, didnt even take the four player thing into consideration.