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uh Catan and Dominion are punishingly complex for people who haven't played a game other than Monopoly.

There's a lot of "easy" games like Sushi Go that probably fit the bill. My favorite genre is hidden role/social deduction and I love introducing people to it as they are completely taken aback when they realize they have to lie to their friends and family to play the game.
Non-gamers I've tried Dominion on really liked it and picked it up easily. Maybe if you started with expansions it could be difficult...the base game is cake though...buy shit, but also try to get points. Catan, yeah I can see that...if it's a group that is starting to game once in a while though I'd still say it's good.
 

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They can pick up the general rules of Dominion easy but they will almost certainly not pick up how to build a deck effectively and do anything other than come in last place eye moe.
 

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Took a little break from gloomhaven to try Rising Sun, not my favorite game but it is pure miniature porn.
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Ninen

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On one hand, how many times are you going to play and ruin potatoes? On the other, this was demo'd at PAX apparently, in all it's starchy glory.

 
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So I tried out Ticket to Ride: Europe with my parents and my wife, and we had a good time. I've got a copy of Ticket to Ride that was given to me at Christmas, but what else is somewhat similar that I can spring on to some non-board-gaming-friends for a decent evening?
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Carcassonne
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So been playing Gloomhaven....

I think I may have a slight addition issue. I don't even really know why I'm enjoying it as much as I am. In principle its actually a pretty basic game of D&D without a GM and yet....