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East Amherst, NY
Post #: 227
A little while back there was a small filler discussion. Because I am bored (erasing backup tapes) I thought I would post my thoughts on fillers.

To me a filler is just that -- something that fills time. The game could be light or heavy (tho by nature I think most fillers are light). Most importantly it has to be short. At the MOST 30 minutes. Some examples of games in my collection that I consider fillers:

Short Fillers
For Sale 15 minutes 3-6 players
IceTowers 5 minutes 3-? players
Zendo would also qualify here as 1 round of Zendo rarely lasts longer than 10 minutes

Medium Fillers
Guillotine 20 minutes 2-5 players
Hex Hex 20 minutes 3-6 players (This is assuming you limit it to 1 round of play)

Long Fillers
Too Many Cooks 30 minutes 2-5 players (this one might be pushing it with more than 3 people)

What fillers do you have in your collection?
Buffalo, NY
Post #: 149
LOL You are bored aren't you!

I didn't know there was more than one round of Hex,Hex since everytime I have been in a group to play it, we do 1 or two hands and we stop. I know playing Isaac may have had something to do with that or did Isaac win in two hands.
It was over so fast I was still trying to figure out how to play.

I will have to check out my bits and see what would be a filler of 30 minutes and less.

I'll let you know.
Buffalo, NY
Post #: 150
Okay, I wasn't quite as thorough, but you get the idea.

10 minute-
Rat A Tat Cat

15 minutes -
Circus Flohcati

20 minutes-
Great Dahlmuti

30 minutes-
Message to the Czar
Uno (Harry Potter)
Abra Ca Dabra
Apples to Apples
Build Puzzle Town
Dawn Under

There may be more the shadows.....shock
A former member
Post #: 97
Raj comes to mind, the one that Ruth you and I played while we were waiting for the other group to finish something. A round is like 2 minutes, and you can play several. Truly a filler.

Bluff (Liar's Dice or whatever) is good as a filler, too. But only with like 4 or less. Otherwise it gets long.

I think of High Society as a filler, but I suppose you could argue it's a full blown game.

And of course, there's Pico 2. What a neat little game.
East Amherst, NY
Post #: 228
Scott, you have piqued my interest, what is Pico 2???
Buffalo, NY
Post #: 151
I'll second that....
A former member
Post #: 98
It's a cool little bluffing overthinking and outsmarting yourself card game for 2. It's something of a glorified rock-paper-scissors, but its fun and different. A friend and I played this for about an hour one night at happy hour and actually drew a couple of onlookers. I felt like I was on ESPN8 (The Ocho). Here's a link.
Group Organizer
Buffalo, NY
Post #: 193
I felt like I was on ESPN8 (The Ocho). Here's a link.

If it's almost a sport it's on the Ocho. biggrin
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