wonderpug wrote:Any recommendations for something quick to learn, fun for casuals, and good for 6 players? Have some relatives invading for the coming week and it'd be great to have something to bring everyone together and break the ice a bunch.
This group is largely of the Monopoly/Sorry/Clue upbringing, as well as things like Spades/Hearts/Poker.
Current typical gettogether favorite is Rage (Spades on crack with hallucinogens).
Right now, kind of considering buying Dixit
Remus West wrote:Wizard might work. It is a bidding trump game. I think it plays 6. Might max at 5. I'll try to remember to check at home. I love the game. Chaosraven dislikes it. I believe both LordMortis and redrun enjoy it.
Wizard is a good trick taking game similar to Spades with an added level of difficulty.
If you want to pull them away from playing cards as a gateway into other games I might suggest 6 Nimmt:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamee ... nimmt-plus
This allows you to play a parlour trick taking game while divorcing yourself from traditional playing cards. Now you open the idea that card games step outside of playing cards without stepping outside of their comfort zone. Then you can start to look into game like Great Dalmuti or Bang! to play larger party card games in general. Then you can expand them beyond card games.
I own Rage but we haven't played it.