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I'm after some suggestions for 5 player filler games please. Playing a descent campaign and some nights we finish too early for the next map but with enough time for a filler or two.

Getting a bit bored playing Fluxx and Quirkle! Same goes for King of Tokyo / New York and the dice rolling in those can be a bit noisy. Already got Timeline(s) and Bohnanza as well.

We seem to be quite fussy when it comes to filler games come to think of it! Please list your suggestions of what you enjoy and others you've got your eye on to check out.
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My group has recently got Revolution. It needs an expansion for 5 player, but fills 30 minutes nicely.
Other games for short fillers include Groo The Card Game ( out of print and seems to be quite expensive on the bay), Falling The Card Game, and Love Letters ( officially 4 player, but seems to play OK with 5).
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+Jamie Darlow you seen this? Fancy giving it a go?

http://i.imgur.com/N1ihG9A.webm
The Internet's visual storytelling community. Explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer.
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I thought that was me!
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2014 Holiday Giveaway

I am pretty stoked to announce my 2014 Holiday Givaway and this year I have taken things up a few notches. Instead of just a few prizes from a  few partners/sponsors, am giving away 28 prizes this month totally over $4000. Essentially every week you have the chance to win a +Sony a6000 or a +Wacom Intuos Pro tablet or a +Formatt-Hitech  Landscape Photography Filter kit...and much more.

No barriers for entry. This is a global contest. For more info on how to win and what the rules are, click on the link below! Enjoy!

#CBholidaygiveaway
Join landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer Colby Brown as he gives away 4 Sony a6000's, Wacom Intuos Tablets, onOne Software Suites and more each week
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Thought I'd reshare this over here as well. I'm not as a big of fan of Smallworld as others but this sure does look nice! Especially that little Dragon. The mountains and fortresses look like they may be a little fiddly, looking forward to seeing more of this edition.
 
Picture of the upcoming designer / deluxe edition of  #SmallWorld . Looks great! pic via +The Dice Tower 
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I'm just trying to imagine how big the box must be to hold all that stuff.  But very pretty.  If any of my friends actually liked playing Small World I'd be tempted to upgrade my copy.
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If you have just over half an hour to spare then SU&SD have released their   #gencon2014  special! Coverage of the event quite unlike any other I've watched.
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I loved the bit about Pandemic Legacy needing a tiny ziplock bag for the tears of the players.
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Yeah, it's finally happening! I love watching Tom's every year, I'm going to enjoy seeing how Sam and Zee differ.
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marking to watch later.
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So I've got some Star Wars Armada in stock now it has hit UK shores.

Question is, do I break out my airbrush and give them a new colour scheme? Anyone else planning on getting it and repainting theirs, or has anyone already repainted their X-Wing minis?
 
Star Wars Armada has finally flown it's way onto the webshop!

Fight out epic scale Star Wars battles using capital ships from both the Imperial and Empire. Finally Star Destroyers are here for your #tabletop  gaming enjoyment!

https://explosive6.com/product/star-wars-armada/
Star Wars Armada sees two players take Star Destroyers and other Capital ships to the table in an epic scale space conflict.
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I haven't repainted any of my Star Wars minis. I doubt I will with Armada when I pick it up. I am REALLY looking forward to playing with a Star Destroyer!
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The Netrunner UK national tickets went on sale earlier and all 121 tickets sold out within 3 hours. The game is certainly getting more and more popular. I managed to grab a ticket, anyone else playing?

It's at the UK Games Expo so also shout if you're going to that but not playing Netrunner and perhaps we can get a game of something at some other time over the weekend.
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No Netrunner for me, but I will be seeing if tickets are still available.
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As I studied German at secondary school I found this quite amusing!
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Hi everyone, I feel I've been around and contributed enough now to share this and It's taken me way longer to reach this point than I anticipated. After my redundancy from the poker industry I decided to start my own business and I've joined the ranks of being an online game retailer here in the UK. (Unfortunately opening a B&M shop proved to be financially unviable to start with.)

There is more competition now than when I first started working on it and I've been trading a few months already and I've reached a point where I'm going to start generating more content. If the weather holds up then Monday I'm planning on building a gaming table and if things go to planned I'm going to make a video series on the process. 

When the table is done I've also been toying with the idea of running online game sessions either via Hangouts On Air or YouTube Live, so let me know if this interests anyone! I'll also use my photography background to take some better product images which I'll share on here.

I welcome all the support you're willing to throw my way, be that circling my page, +1s to any future content and hopefully any UK members who buy online consider giving me their custom (support local stores if you have one). Please contact me for a discount on your first order!

website: http://explosive6.com/
google+: +ExplosiveVI 
https://twitter.com/ExplosiveVI
https://www.facebook.com/ExplosiveVI

Wish me luck!
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I don't live in the UK, but I wish you the best of luck Mr. Bowers. Also, I really dig your logo.
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With the Premier League kicking off today and games club last night I've not yet had a chance to watch this weeks SU&SD video. The guys are playing Archipelago: War and Peace so I'm looking forward to sitting down and watching it.
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It is just the first game, glory glory man utd! ;)
(And now I watch the su&sd clip)
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Hangouts on Air (HOA) Help  - 
 
Hi, I've experiencing problems with using any of my google+ pages with the Hangouts Q&A app. If I view a hangout on air that's using it then the questions all show up fine as expected. 

However if I view the same hangout on air using the Q&A app when I'm logged in as my google+ page then the Q&A section says there is a problem contacting the server. None of the questions that anyone asks and have been answered show up and I'm unable to use it.

I've tried searching for more information on using pages with the Q&A app but not found anything at all related to it. Does anyone know if the Q&A app is meant to work when logged in as a page and viewing someone else's Hangout On Air?
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+Jon Bowers I believe you should be able to watch any Q&A enabled HOA as a page or a profile without a problem... can you please report the details to Google that you've run into via the "send feedback" area on the left side dropdown? I'd suggest reporting it to them when you are signed in as the Page account.
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