Talk about card and board games.
Here are the games I've been playing recently that I think you should play.No Thanks!
- a super awesome game which takes about 2 minutes to learn and 5-10 minutes to play. It also lends itself to risk-taking, bad decision-making, and playfully being a dick to the other players. Guildhall
- this is a medieval-village themed set-making game. It takes about 10-30 minutes to play (depending on whether or not the players are experienced), and I don't think I've ever played it less than twice in a single sitting. It is vaguely "Dominion
-esque" in that the cards have effects as you play them.The Resistance
- this is one of those "everybody is working together but there are traitors afoot" kind of games. It takes about 20-30 minutes to play - not as annoyingly long as certain board games with the same feature. Another good game for winding up your friends and getting them pissed at you. Downside: you need at least 4 other friends if you want to play it.Are you the traitor?
- very similar to The Resistance, but more like Werewolf, with a fantasy theme. It takes about 10 minutes to play a game. You only need at least 3 other friends for this one.Bohnanza
- a strategic resource management card game in which you trade, cultivate, and harvest beans. Yeah, it's about bean farming. I've never been able to put together a good elevator pitch for this one, but it's really fun for what it is. Oh, wait! It's a Rio Grande game: that's an automatic +1!San Juan
- I've gushed about this one enough. It's like Puerto Rico, but without the achingly long game time.Dominion
- even the bad games I've had with Dominion were pretty good. If you've ever played Magic the Gathering (and enjoyed it), you should check it out.
Honorable mention:DC Comics Deck Building Games
- it's a deck building game where you play a member of the Justice League. I've only played it once, but that one time was really fun.
Nomination for official FKftG card game:Hanabi
- I've never played the game, the only thing I know about it is the name, which I think makes it a shoo-in.