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Mario Abad
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I am planning to increase my collection with funnier, faster-paced 2 player games to play with my partner. Is this game good for 2 players?

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Ken Thibodeau
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Not really...
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Thomas Staudt
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I think it's OK with 2, but it really shines with more.

The tension just isn't that great if you can win in some categories with a single die. You almost never use the Doc Badluck option (for not winning in any category).
Sometimes you have the best Poker Hand with a pair, while with 5 players you may fail with four-of-a-kind.
 
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Doobermite
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I think it's great with 2 players. We always have a great time with it, and it becomes a back and forth battle for the Sheriff.

Highly recommended for 2!
 
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Mikkel Øberg
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I bought this used at my FLGS, with the expansion, and find it to be an excellent game for two. I find it drags with 4+ players, and while three is more push-your-luck than two, I prefer the intensity of the two-player game. Especially with the expansion, which creates more valid options for the player who is currently behind.
 
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Michael J
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I enjoy the game 2P. There are some additional tactical options for two. For example, you have the chance to try to win more things, and only one player to beat, so you might take more chances. Being Sheriff is huge in those situations. My daughter and I have great fun with this even when playing two player. The fun of rolling dice exists with two, three, or six, so you still get the best parts this game has to offer. It's less frustrating because you rarely get shut out of everything. And the pace is much faster, almost like a game of Yahtzee. If you play with two, however, I'd reduce the number of properties and gold to shorten the game. Also, if playing with the expansion, I would not offer second-place consolations in spots; just let the winner choose which action to take. There is definitely less tension with two, but it's still an enjoyable game for me.
 
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Mario Abad
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Well ,thank you all! A nice variety of answers. I understand that I might need to buy the expansion to make it funnier...Gosh!
 
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Andy Andersen
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Love it with 2. Get the expansion
 
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Mikkel Øberg
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Orangemoose wrote:
Love it with 2. Get the expansion

Definitely obtain the expansion, it improves the game significantly, even more in relation to two-player games.
 
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Matt Thiel
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My wife and I really enjoyed our first few plays of Dice Town with 2 players. We began to notice that our games came down to who would roll more queens in the last half of the game. We would collect cards through rolling Jacks and having the highest poker hand in the first half of the game and then we'd steal each other's cards the rest of the way. This seemed to be the best way to win the game hands down. At that point, it lost most of its fun factor. We are currently toying with some different variants to solve that issue.
 
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LSD
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I am looking for a good 2 player game for me and my girlfriend and wonder if Dice Town can fill the void. I want something that is easy to learn but offers lots of strategy and replay value . We both love dice but don't know poker. What does the expansion offer for the 2 player experience? I've heard the game can run long foe what it is, does the expansion help with this?
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