Can you recommend a game?

by Mike
(Rhode Island, USA)

We're planning a party for about 25-44 people, and do not want anyone to have to read anything at the party itself. We did one years ago, and it involved reading complicated info. during dinner. We're planning to do a buffet, and want the evening to be as simple as possible -- and as free flowing as possible. I'd like everyone to have essentially all the info. they will need before they even walk in the door -- I don't want to have to break up the night with people reading new information at the party itself. Do any of the games allow for this? What game would you recommend? Thanks for any input --

My response:

I suggest a game such as The Auction or The Last Gasp. These games are free flowing and completely interactive, and definitely suit a buffet dinner.

In order to avoid having to read anything during the game, you'll have to send out the full characters in advance.

(I'd have another set with you in case people forget them, or if you have a late cancellation and you draft in someone else.)

I don't think either of them have additional information part way through, but my memory of them could be hazy on that point. It's pretty minimal though.

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