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Subject: 2 player game to play while working rss

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Doron David
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Hello all,

I work in an open office environment. Between my desk and my colleague we have a rolling file cabinet that has few inches height of space below the desk and about 16"x16" size top surface. I'm looking for a game we can set it up on that 16"x16" surface to play in turns whenever someone has a minute to spare, they will play their turn. preferred a game that is not complicated in rules, and easy to pick up where you left off. Looking for suggestions please.

Thanks,

Doron

 
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Brad N
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Some of the better, quick 2-player abstract games seem like they could be a good fit here. For example...
- Ingenious (Ingenious: Travel Edition if the big one doesn't fit)
- Hey, That's My Fish! (as long is it isn't the deluxe version which is big)
- Patchwork
- Hive
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Kevin D.
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Blokus Duo, Hive, and Longhorn all should work.
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Carthoris Pyramidos
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Hive, Volcano, Chase.

And, of course, Chess.
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John
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You may want something to make it obvious who's turn it is since you might not remember the game state. In Hive for instance you can't tell whether it's black or white's turn so having something you move to indicate who's turn it is might be a good plan.

More abstracts:

Pentago
Connect Four
Mancala (Kalah) Waurie & Oware can also be played on the most common 6x2 board.
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K S
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I think that your criteria call out for an Abstract Strategy game. Plus these are often minimally themed and can appear more "professional" and decorative to wandering non-gamer eyes.
 
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Adam Stonewall
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Lost Cities

Small footprint, and very light game.
 
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Doron David
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Wow - ton of quick replies. Thanks much. There are definitely games listed here that I see will work well. Some I'm familiar with. I'll look into couple of these soon.

Doron
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Mark Smiley
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you might want to consider the abstract game of TAK as well.
 
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Christian Kvam
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Onitama is a good short abstract. If you remember to turn the card used(card in the center) toward the other player its easy to see whos turn it is.
 
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Harv Veerman
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The Rose King ?
 
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Arvid Alfredsson Grahn
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Advanced Squad Leader?

On a serious note, I would think a game where the current state can be gauged by looking at the board would be the most suitable, and the game should preferably have a low level of maintenance between turns/rounds. Having to look at a hand of cards and a tableu in front of you and another in front of your opponent and then a board would make it hard to just do a turn now and then.

With this in mind, I'd recommend something like Hive or Chess. Not my kind of games, but seems suitable for your need.
 
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