Two player games in my collection I want to play
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List of two-player games I own which I want to play more of (or, if I haven't played them, I want to).

Let me know if you would like to play any of these games. Face to face possibilities include Epsom Games Club, on Thursdays in Epsom or Saturdays (once a month) in Ewell, Surrey, UK.

I play a lot of VASSAL PBEM. Scheduling a live/Skype VASSAL session is also possible, although childcare can sometimes make that difficult. Send me a geek mail if you'd like to play any of these games.

I use a Mac, so I focus on VASSAL rather than some of the other software that's harder to get working on a Mac.
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1. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:208] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Squad-level WW2 tactical.

Played? Played quite a few scenarios now (thought I haven't tried desert yet).
Playing time? Most scenarios vary from about four hours upwards, once you have the basic rules.
Online VASL works really well both live/Skype and by email.

Favourite game that I always want to play. Quite an investment for a new player to learn the rules, it's best to start with the simpler ruleset in the ASL Starter Kits.
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2. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:135]
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Strategic second Punic war, CDG.

Played? I've played a few times and know the rules well.
Playing time? Can be done in three-fours hours but has the potential to stretch out longer if you don't know it.
Online? A good VASSAL module that works well live/Skype; if playing by email it is well worth teaming VASSAL up with ACTS to handle the dice and cards, the combats would seem interminable by email-VASSAL alone. ACTS alone also wouldn't be great, as the mini-map requires you to know the game exceptionally well and also seems buggy.

A fantastic game, one of my favourites..
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3. Board Game: Richard III: The Wars of the Roses [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1215]
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Block game covering the War of the Roses.

Played? Once.
Playing time? 3 hours?
Online? I think there's a VASSAL module.
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4. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:142]
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The war of 1600 that unified Japan. Block game of sorts.

Played? No.
Playing time? 3 hours.
Online There's a VASSAL module.

 
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5. Board Game: Lost Battles [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:3088] [Average Rating:7.94 Unranked]
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Grand tactical ancients. Supposed to be as faithful to the sources as possible.

Played? Played a couple of times, would need to refresh the rules.
Playing time? A scenario takes a couple of hours.
Online? You can get a VASSAL module if you join the Yahoo! group. It's not very beautiful, but I'm assuming it's functional.

Really interesting system, I like it a lot. It does have a little bit of a learning curve in that there are lots of different rules and exceptions that can catch you out, but with the player aids on the Geek it's pretty straight forward.
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6. Board Game: Boudicca: The Warrior Queen [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:5473]
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Hex-and-counter treatment of Boudicca's revolt in Ancient Rome.

Played? No, would need to learn the rules.
Playing time? Not sure to be honest.
Online? Don't think that's possible.
 
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7. Board Game: Washington's War [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:428]
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American revolutionary war CDG.

Played? I've played 4 times and know the rules pretty well.
Playing time? Under three hours even for a first play.
Online? A really excellent VASSAL module that works well PBEM and I'm sure would work well live/Skype.

A CDG with the advantage of being simple and quick to play, it's nevertheless got plenty to think about, it's thematic, and tells a good story.
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8. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:715]
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Caesar vs Pompey, ancients block war game.

Played? Five times
Playing time? 2-3 hours
Online? VASSAl module

Great game.
 
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9. Board Game: Polis: Fight for the Hegemony [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:511]
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The Peloponnesian war- a civ-lite Euro with fighting!

Played? Once
Playing time? Two hours.
Online? Board Game Arena works live or turn-based.

Very different from most wargames, with economy and politics as important as battles.
 
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10. Board Game: Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1866]
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Block game of the Peloponnesian war

Played? Yes, four times.
Playing time? 2, 4, or 6 hours depending on the campaign, probably more if it's your first play.
Online? The VASSAL module works well live/Skype or by email.

This is my first block game, and I like it a lot. Very thematic, lots of subtle strategies to try.
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11. Board Game: What Price Glory? [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:5779]
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WW1 western front, corps-sized units, area/impulse & card-driven.

Played? No.
Playing time? Four hours.
Online? There's a VASSAL module.

Looks interesting: would be nice to play while we are commemorating WW1.

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12. Board Game: War of the Ring (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.40 Overall Rank:12]
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Strategic War of the Ring (i.e. Tolkien fantasy) game, similar to CDGs.

Played? Played a few times.
Playing time? Four hours plus setup is pushing it but can be done.
Online? To be honest, as I've spent so long painting the miniatures, I'd rather play this one FTF!

I have painted all the miniatures! I have the second editions cards and have printed out the rules so I would prefer to play that edition, as I think it's improved.
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Some more two-player games which I own which I'd be very happy to play if someone else suggests it, but not quite as keen to play them as the other games on this list:

Assault on Hoth (Played once)
1960: The Making of the President (Played a few times)
Objective: Kiev (Not played)
Savage Streets (Played twice)
Iwo Jima: Rage against the Marines (Played once)
ASL Starter Kit (Played a few times and know the rules well).
Twilight Struggle (Played a few times)
Sails of Glory (Played a couple of times)
Battle for Moscow (Played twice)
Field of Glory: The Card Games (Played a few times)
Battle line (Played a few times)
Hive (Played lots, but still no good at it)
1775 Rebellion (Played a couple of times)
Pack of Heroes (Played a few times)
Medieval Battle (Not played)
Raphia (Not played)
Roman Civil War (Not played)
 
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