Ranked non-card games for 2 AND more players
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Because my wife and I are both avid board game players and we know several couples and single friends who are as well, we wanted a list of games that can be played by just the two of us if we want but also can be played by more than just the two of us if we are having some of our friends over. Also, neither of us really like games where the mechanics are primarily card driven. Therefore, this list strives to reflect these preferences. The following are the explicit rules for posting to this list. Thanks and I hope you enjoy!

This list shows games in ranked order that can be played with only two (2) players without significant adjustments but MUST also be able to be played with at least three (3) players. Also, though the game may involve the use of cards, if the game uses "campaign/battle card driven", "hand management", and/or "card drafting" as major mechanics, it should NOT be included in this list. Also, games that are in the official "Card Game" category should NOT be included either.
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1. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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2. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:28]
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3. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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4. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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5. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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6. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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8. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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9. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:133]
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10. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:140]
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11. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:164]
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13. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:172]
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14. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
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15. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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16. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:219]
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18. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:231]
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19. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Most of the HeroScape scenarios I have played were 3p, found online, but the game was originally designed for 2p. It's a fun game if you don't take it too seriously.
 
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20. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:271]
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21. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:329]
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22. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
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23. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:333]
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24. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:337]
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25. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:375]
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