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Wargames that take 3 hours or less (Please add to the list!)
True Blue Jon
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Vancouver
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I grew up on AH wargames such as Civilization, Diplomacy, and Kingmaker and love them. The problem is finding the time when you have a wife and child. What are the best wargames out there now that can be played in 3 hours or less? Please add to the list!
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76. Board Game: The Last Days of the Grande Armee [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:5089]
Germany
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Both scenarios play in less than three hours (not including the setup time). The campaign takes longer though...
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77. Board Game: 2 de Mayo [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:679]
Alec Clair
France
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This short boardgame play in less than an hour.
The game has an interesting simultaneous movements plotting.
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78. Board Game: Bellicose Fantasy Battles [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
Nik Loveland
United States
Brigham City
Utah
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Very playable in under three hours. Now it's no 30-minute skirmish, but I find most of my games played at the standard 2,000 points get done in around two hours. If you like fantasy unit level combat I would check it out.
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79. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:67]
 
Piero
Italy
Florence
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I can't believe that no one has put this gem of a game on the list yet.

So I'll jump at the chance!

It plays very well under three hours. laugh
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80. Board Game: War at Sea (third edition) [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:4293]
Charles CORDIER
France
MONTIGNY SUR ARMANCON
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It may be a boardgame for elegance and abstraction but I would still rate it wargame for some precise mechanism.
Excellent game, and fast playing.
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81. Board Game: Zero! [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1459]
Charles CORDIER
France
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Card game of dogfight during WW2.
Really fast playing, dogfight can be as short as 30 minutes with only one leader/one wigman for each size. Even some scenario could be played in 3 hours once mastering the rules !
Also, excellent game and easy to introduce ...
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82. Board Game: StarGate [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:8530]
United States
Vista
California
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Great game, plays in about an hour and a half.
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83. Board Game: The American Revolution 1775-1783 [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:7469]
United States
Vista
California
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Fun game. The games I've played were over in less than an hour. Your mileage may vary.
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84. Board Game: Star Fleet Battles [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1208]
United States
Vista
California
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A quick scenario can be done in a few hours.
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85. Board Game: A House Divided [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:619]
United States
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The box says 60 minutes. whistle
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86. Board Game: Bulge 20 [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:4079]
Chris Buhl
United States
Pittsfield
Massachusetts
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This game is way underrated, IMHO. It is a really unique game, lots of fun, lots of replayability and very fast playing. Now that I write this, I wonder why I don't play it more often.
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87. Board Game: Death Ride: Hafid Ridge [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
Robert Stuart
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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A really great game; platoon level game featuring armor and guns in the Western desert. I have found it to be nicely asymmetrical and balanced. Both sides have to use a combination of skill and daring to win.

About 2.5 hours. It does take a while to learn the subtlety of the rules, but once they're learned, the game plays in a short afternoon.
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88. Board Game: Death Ride: Halfaya Pass [Average Rating:8.75 Unranked]
Robert Stuart
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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... and this companion game. It takes a little longer than DR: Hafid Ridge: 3 hours. Like Hafid Ridge, just a fantastic game. A great challenge for the British; they have to skillfully dismantle a prepared defensive position. Unusually, in this game it's the tanks, rather than the infantry, which are cannon fodder (those 88's!).

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89. Board Game: Battles of the Bulge: Celles [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:3960]
Robert Stuart
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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About 2.5 hours. A very nice introductory wargame, as well.

The Germans have their work cut out for them -- they're at the end of their tether and have to reach the Meuse, in the face of a very strong US armored division.
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90. Board Game: Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:1278]
Robert Stuart
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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Tactical game, squad level. This has become my favorite squad level game. Most scenarios can be easily played in under three hours.
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