Your favorite 2-player games that extend well to more players
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I created this list in hopes of getting a feel for games that are good 2-player games, but are also good games for more than 2. Most of the games on this list comes from a thread I posted in regards to Puerto Rico, so I can't comment on them as I haven't played them.

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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:167] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Board Game: Ticket to Ride
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A fun game that extends quite well.
 
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:88]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
David G.
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Recommended by Jorge Montero.
 
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3. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:165]
Board Game: Goa
David G.
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Moorpark
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4. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:912]
Board Game: Hansa
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5. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:486]
Board Game: Through the Desert
David G.
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Recommended by Jorge Montero.
 
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6. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:278]
Board Game: San Juan
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7. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1150]
Board Game: Carolus Magnus
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Recommended by Jorge Montero.
 
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8. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:412]
Board Game: Ingenious
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9. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1733]
Board Game: Metro
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Recommended by Jorge Montero.
 
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10. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:36]
Board Game: Power Grid
David G.
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11. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:711]
Board Game: Attika
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Plays very well with two. 3 and 4 are also good.
 
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12. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:205]
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I play this with 2 most of the time. Plays well with 3 $ 4 too.
 
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13. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:464]
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I may be one of the few but I actually like playing the 2-player form of Alhambra (the phantom third player). I think the game expands well up to 4 and then degrades rapidly after that.
 
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:136] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Board Game: Memoir '44
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From the looks of this list, it might not be your kind of game, but I've always enjoyed seeing a team rangle over which card to play while trying not to divulge to the other team which cards they actually have. Classic.
 
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15. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:251]
Board Game: Tikal
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16. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:287]
Board Game: Saint Petersburg
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This is a magnifcent two-player game that also happens to work well with three and passably with four.
 
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17. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:175] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Carcassonne
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This works really well with two players, but are also a great game for more then 2 players..
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18. Board Game: Wiz-War [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1758]
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Great with two, also great with four...a real every-man-for-himself game...although quite a bit longer with four.
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19. Board Game: Atlantic Star [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1581]
Board Game: Atlantic Star
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I know many prefer Showmanager to this, but I think the art work is better here and I love ships.

Great game for 2 or more!
 
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20. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:396]
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How can Citadels not make this list?!? It's amazing in both 2- and 3-player matches.
 
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