Help: Advice for geeky card games
Once a month or so I get together with some friends to play Talisman. The game is great but lasts what seems like a very long time (tonight we had 6 people playing). The games sometimes go fast but today's went a bit slow. Because of that you get people who start standing up, sidebar conversations, and just a loss of interest in what is going on. What I'm looking for is a game that would last a shorter amount of time (30-40 mins would be great, an hour wouldn't be so terrible either) that is easy to learn. My wife has never been much of a boardgame geek but did awesome tonight playing! To make life easier I would like to get a good card game going that we can play. I looked at Ascension and Dominion as I've heard good things about them but they say 2-4 players. I need to be able to accommodate 6-7 people tops. We've got a solid group of 5 people but sometimes we get a stray who shows up with beer. How can we say no to the guy with beer?!
Anyways, we've played Munchkin but I've found even that can get kind of long with too many people. I did see a game called Killer Bunnies that looks fun (http://amzn.com/B0002V82O8) but don't have any experience with it.
Any help you guys can give would be awesome. To summarize
1) Card game
2) Accommodate 6-7 people
3) 60 minute games would be tops if possible