What Couples Have Been Playing - June 2016
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What Couples Have Been Playing
June 2016







Hello everyone and welcome to the monthly "What Couples Have Been Playing" Geeklist. Last month saw a fantastic array of games getting played and some people really enjoyed the task set for the month.

This is very much a geeklist for couples by couples, We can't wait to see what you have been playing. Feel free to post geeklist items, comments on other peoples items and mingle with the community in the comments below.


What you need to do

1/ Play a game as a couple within the month of June.
2/ Post a geeklist entry after you've played.
3/ Let us know how it played.
4/ Provide feedback for others (and give them a thumb).


Previous Geeklists

What Couples Have Been Playing February 2016

What Couples Have Been Playing March 2016

What Couples Have Been Playing - April 2016



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June is the Month of the great Spiel Des Jahres awards and as suggested by Travis Morton (user: knuckles29) we are going to set the task of playing as many SDJ winners as possible. Here you will find a list of all previous winners and nominees, get them off the shelf, give them a play and let us know how good these games play with two.
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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:9]
Travis Morton
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Starting to become a new fad for us. Considering where it is in the overall rankings (#12), with something like 8,000+ ratings, it must be doing something.

For us it is Splendor for 2 with more curves. We even have each won through Science once each, I got a Military victory.

It is just great for parents right after the kids go to bed. We even turn a game around in under the 30min suggested time.

EDIT: 7 plays this month, 15 to date.
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2. Board Game: Mottainai [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:746]
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Amazing depth for such a little game, but it is hard to teach. I put together a teaching outline that I used to teach the game to my wife. It worked pretty well but it still took 2 or 3 games to really put it together.

If you give it a little time it will repay you with some really interesting gameplay. I found myself reading the cards last night, thinking up crazy combos!

Highly recommend if you like a little chaos with your strategy (like most Chudyk games).
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3. Board Game: Morels [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:565]
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I have had this sitting on my shelf for over 2 years now and this last week we finally got it played! A really great game. My wife (who is not a gamer, but will play certain games with me) really loved this one. The theme, the cute art, and most of all, the great gameplay had her asking for it several times throughout the weekend. The game moves fast, but can be a little fiddly. Overall a wonderful little game - perfect for couples.
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4. Board Game: Targi [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:144]
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I have been eyeing this game up for some time now and when I received an email ad for a price reduction on German Amazon I could no longer resist.

I much prefer the box art on the German version too!

Anyway, since it arrived I've been dying to get a game played. Today was that day.

It tripped along nicely though there was some downtime in translating the German here and there (I have a smattering which helped a tiny bit) but wow, what fun. Some interesting choices in pursuing your aims or blocking your opponent. The ever changing board is fun as is the tableau timing.

Anyway, as it was our first game of course the laws of the universe dictate that she has to win.....and she did, By one point. 33-32

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We really enjoyed our first play of what seems to be a wonderful two player game.
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5. Board Game: Centauri Saga [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:4642]
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Earlier this week this arrived at our doorstep, it was a kickstarter i backed. Once unboxed, the bits looked great.


Finally today we had some time to play our first game.
Rulebook in hand we started with Fixing the Jump gate.
I had a pretty good grasp of the rules, but during playing had to look up the occasional thing. The rulebook didn't make this easy, some information is hard to find.
We did have a blast while playing, once we started to get the hang of it we picked up our pace and had tons of fun blasting raiders and getting our gate fixed.
It was incredibly tense, the start is very easy, and you feel in control, this changed drastically once the first boss turned up. Events began to come and things escalated fast. We managed to kill our first boss, but not before the second already had joined the party.
Very tense and dramatically my gf managed to fix the jump gate in turn 9, and at the very end of turn 10 we build our Starbase and fight the last boss.
We defeated it just in the last seconds of the game, how incredibly dramatic.

Wow what a fun game, it really was a great experience.
Our game did come close to 2.5 hours cause of the rules questions that popped up.
Next game we'll definitely be alot faster.

thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup Very fun! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
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6. Board Game: Roll For It! [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2561]
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It is more enjoyable to me than Roll For It!. Mostly because that game is very boring with 2. This adds powers and you have an extra choices to make each turn.

Roll-For-It / Cosmic Encounter MASH-UP!
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7. Board Game: Walnut Grove [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:895]
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Still a cool, tightly designed and quick worker placement game, that plays well solo or at any 2-4 count. My wife won a tiebreaker with more goods at the end. She reminded me of that wicked girl from Little House On The Prairie (Nells? Nellie?), smiling smugly at my failure.
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8. Board Game: The Voyages of Marco Polo [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:36]
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Our first play of this game that was so popular last year. The rules are well written and pretty straightforward. But boy, this is one of those games where you have so many options, so many things you want to do, and only a limited amount of time (5 turns to be exact) and limited resources. The twist of the dice makes this really interesting: you assign dice to perform an action (like The Castles of Burgundy), but the number of pips on the dice determine how strong your action is, and in case you need multiple dice to trigger the action, lowest number counts.
I also like how every player has a different character with a special ability that changes some of the rules (for instance you can choose the number of pips on every dice, no need to roll them, or a character gives you extra income at the beginning of each turn).
I can say it plays well with two. We will be playing it with 4 later this week.
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9. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:337]
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First time we've pulled this out in months.

thumbsup Fun, if disconnected, theme.
thumbsup Works with 2.
thumbsup Colorful and solid production.

thumbsdown Fiddly.
thumbsdown Game handcuffs you. Few choices mixed with lots of appeasing the game's restrictions and barriers.
thumbsdown Anticlimactic end game scoring.
thumbsdown Certain strategic paths (subs) less viable with 2

I wanted to like this game. I love Trajan and enjoy CoB. But this, while the most thematically interesting of his games, is dry and extremely restrictive to the point of annoyance (for me). It's not on the trade pile yet but it is hanging on by a thread. Eight plays have yet to really open this one up
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10. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:13]
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I won't repeat last month's points but we've played this twice this month and will likely double that by the end of the month. This time it was heavy on ruby mines with the Treasure Chamber, Stone Storage, Peaceful Cave, and Prayer Chamber. A decent, if unremarkable, score of 77.
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11. Board Game: Arkadia [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:705]
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Nominated for the Spiel des Jahres in 2007

I picked this up on a whim at a recent maths trade and my wife and I took it for a spin this month. Wow! We were really pleasantly surprised. Thematically, players are architects who are commissioned by 4 wealthy families to contribute to the construction of the castle and other buildings in Arkadia in order to earn seals of approval which can be converted into gold.

To me it's a great family-weight old school Euro. But there's a really nice amount of depth and thinkiness to it as you're trying to construct buildings (ie. lay tiles), control areas (by deploying workers and constructing buildings), manipulate the scoring system and decide the most opportune time to score. Rudiger Dorn is quickly becoming one of my favourite designers.

thumbsup Simple rules, deep gameplay
thumbsup Awesome components
thumbsup Great depth-to-playtime ratio
thumbsup Area control/influence works really well with 2P
thumbsup Theme is well-integrated
thumbsup Interesting and engaging spacial element with tile placement

thumbsdown Would probably work even better with more than 2P, but this may add to time between turns and contribute to AP
thumbsdown Possibly OOP/hard to find?
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12. Board Game: The Rivals for Catan [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:624]
Travis Morton
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Reimpliments the 1997 Spiel Recommend Catan Card Game

We just plaeyd the Era of Sages theme set. After playing 7 Wonders: Duel this felt long-in-the-tooth. It was not that is wasn't enjoyable. It just took a while to get competitive.

I like the diversity in Theme Sets. I like the overall mechanics. But being dependent on a die roll, and only getting 1 resource in the early turns, hurts the staying power.

I will play another Theme again this month as I am working on a blog piece. But, it has been almost 2 years since we really played this. Unfortunately, all my prior plays were before I had a smart device with the BGG app.
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13. Board Game: Targi [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:144]
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Finally got this back to the table after months of not being played. This game and the one I post after this, are both great games. The worst thing about BGs is that we are all chasing after the hotness etc etc and so many awesome games sit idle and not player I really need to play my games more as most of the time I spend more time here on BGG instead of playing.

Targi is a great, tight, fast 2 player game with some strategy thrown in, it really is deserving of the praise it rarely gets. There is also an expansion coming sometime this year.
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14. Board Game: Morels [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:565]
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Another game that has fallen by the wayside. A very nice set collection game with great art, a welcoming theme and just enough bit to make it interesting. Our one quibble is the row of cards for the forest but we will now play with the official appendix on the circular forest.
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15. Board Game: Morels [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:565]
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Got another game of this in on Monday evening with the new way of laying out the forest according to the appendix I found from Mr Povis. Have to say it is a much better way to layout the forest it is not as frustrating as the original, slide every card to the left way. Will not make the change mentioned in the appendix with regards to the Destroying Angel cards. I won 42 - 39
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16. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Played with my wife on Monday night, our first play since we got Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals.

I liked the expansion, it added some unique opportunities to score some big points, especially pulling a couple of cathedrals early in the game. I don't remember the exact finishing score, but I believe it was around 125 to 110.
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17. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:449]
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Just recieved this Monday via a math trade and immediately played a two player game... Very impressed and surprised as I normally don't care for lighter fare but this hits a sweet spot. Immediately went out and got Nomads exspansion and played a three player game with my 15 yr old daughter also playing.

This is definitely a keeper.
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18. Board Game: Times Square [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2474]
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Times Square is a Reiner Knizia game about two competing nightclub owners that are attempting to get one of two celebrities to enter their nightclub. The board is 17 spaces wide and the players use cards from their hand to move one of the characters (or sets of characters in a few specific cases) to draw one of the two key characters into your nightclub. It's a direct tug of war for the two key characters (Saucy Sue and Champagne Charlie), but since the other four characters (Sue's Bodyguards, Dancing Deb and Handsome Hal) also influence those characters, it appears to have some layers and options.

It was our first game and the tactics are still unclear. My wife was still wrapping her head around the various characters and options so I won pretty handily. However, she enjoyed it and I expect it will enter our list of games of less than 30 minutes that get regular play alongside Jaipur and Battle Line.
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19. Board Game: Agricola (revised edition) [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:194]
Matthew Cordeiro
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Finally got around to picking up Agricola after thinking about it for years. My wife and I played two games, both the beginner variant without the cards. In the first game, we didn't really know what we were doing, just putting guys on the board and seeing how it played out. I won the first game 32-21. We had a better idea what we were doing the second time around, and it showed in our scores. I won that one 48-32. I want to use the cards for the next game, but my wife wants one more simple game first.
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20. Board Game: ...and then, we held hands. [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2296]
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We lost just on the last card. Really enjoy this, we still talk about the game at some points but generally try not to.
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21. Board Game: Animals on Board [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1503]
Garry Lloyd
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Jan and I tried this for the first time the other day. Very easy to learn and pretty quick to play. Not sure if it might be better with three or four but it's definitely a good game with two. I made a mistake and didn't spot a pair of animals I needed to forfeit so Jan won. Wouldn't have been surprised if this had been nominated for Spiel des Jahres but it certainly deserved its recommendation.
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22. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:107]
Mike Rundquist
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My wife jumped out to a early lead sailing the high seas, but I had a few strong market turns and better end game scoring from visits to the Inn.

Excellent game with a wealth of options to explore in game. Plays quite well with 2 and our game time was about 60 minutes. There is a bit of set up and take down, especially with the expansions, but I am pretty quick on that front

This was our 11th play of Village, since acquiring it a year ago this month.
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23. Board Game: Keltis: Das Würfelspiel [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3181]
Tom C.
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My wife wanted to use my new custom dice tray I got at Geekway, so this was the first dice game we played with it. Fast, cool little roller with a race element and victory points. I lost badly, and suddenly liked my tray a little less.
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24. Board Game: Zooloretto: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1836]
Tom C.
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Next up was another super quick version of Zooloretto, dice style. I'm an excellent manager of animals, it seems, and won this by a few points. I liked my dice tray again.
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25. Board Game: Qwixx [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:683]
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We both really like this game, and it was another very fast game, with my wife locking out a color very quickly. She was ahead then, so I tried to buy time and catch up. I ran out of it after one of my rolls locked out the second color, ending the game. I lost. I grew tired of my dice tray again.
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