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The more attractive games for family or unfrequent players are those with the following ingredients:
- managing goods,
- fun relationship mecanism.
So the games i usually end up playing are Settlers of Catan or Bohnanza, known best sellers, well accepted in any kind of group.
But i have to confess, that the game i had more fun playing ever is Diplomacy.
The problem is to find 5 to 7 players willing to dispute power in a agressive way, and to know all the players will still be friends in the end.
The ingredients are:
- capacity to convince others,
- fight for survival,
- seach for pure power.
These ingredients make the game very intense... more intense than any other, i believe.
This truly is one of the best games of all time...not only is there no rolling of the dice there is also backstabbing, teaming up with other players and alliances broken and kept. This is a game which when played with six or seven people takes at least half a game...so get a group of friends together and play it for yourself!
Diplomacy represents purist strategy gaming at its finest. It provides sufficient scope to capture the imaginations of its players; conquer Europe on the eve of The Great War. Yet unlike other 'conquer the world' style games such as Axis and Allies, it has no reliance on such things as turn order, or the arbitrary rolling of dice. And while the game involves more than a bit of strategy and tactical skill, it is named diplomacy for a reason. The real joy of the game, the area in which it excels above all other games of its genre, is the human interaction which punctuates every nail-biting turn. Diplomacy, if you've any sort of interest in strategy gaming, is a must-play.