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evidently, recommendations for a six player game are fine.

but this question about 8 players games was closed instantly

Here's the explanation that was given:

Hola, need to tighten this up some. An 8-player game to solve what problem, or set of conditions? As written, you're looking for everything from Advanced Civilization to Texas Hold'em. A good question shouldn't have an endless number of answers. Including a number of potential answers in your question makes this look more suited to a forum than stackexchange.

Does the 6 player question satisfy these criteria? If it does and I'm doing something wrong please help! My second try got closed as a duplicate of the first, even though I'd tried to improve things. :(

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I think you missed this qualification from the 6 player question:

Many games can be played by 6 players, but suffer from a loss of pace, and long waits between turns. What games have parallel planning phases, or lots of interaction during turns?

Your question needs to be tightened up, I think, otherwise it's "List every 8 player game ever made!" which is not.. useful.

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  • my first question includes that exact text and the second also lists similar qualifications for an acceptable answer. :D – Gordon Gustafson Jan 28 '11 at 1:38
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    @crazy I think your question goes in too many directions, so I edited it for brevity and re-opened. – Jeff Atwood Jan 28 '11 at 2:38
  • my question goes in just as many directions as the 6-player question, unless I'm missing something. Thanks for the reopen! Lets just hope the other diamond mods loosen up a little so I don't have to ask for close explanations on meta. :P – Gordon Gustafson Feb 5 '11 at 2:02

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