Help me Choose Games for my Wife
Mike Young
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I have been playing two player games with my wife for a while, and she has recently announced that she very much likes the mechanic of pulling tiles out of a bag. As an added note, she also likes to play purple.

So, the ideal game would be:
- Mechanic features pulling tiles out of a bag.
- Has purple pieces.
- Supports two (or more) players.

I've listed the ones I have already. Can anyone suggest more?
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1. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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Ra is a good choice. She likes it a lot and we play a two player variant. But it doesn't have purple pieces.
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Carcassonne is good, but we don't have purple meeples. Hmm, isn't there a place online where I could buy meeples? Even if they don't have purple, I could paint some.
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Tiles, bag, and cute animals. But no purple pieces.
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I've tried to convince her that Caylus is fun because it has tiles, and even made some purple pieces for her, but to no avail.

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It's fun, it's healthy, it's good exercise. The kids will just love it. And we put a little sand inside to make the experience more pleasant.
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Well, it has purple pieces... but no bag. I looks great (and plays great too).

Good Luck.

-DK
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Purple pieces and a bag to draw from... quite a difficult game.

But Scott just did a video on it:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/251487

And another video is here:

http://bookshelfgames.com/Permlink/Ep006.html

Good Luck!

-DK
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thumbsup Mechanic features pulling tiles out of a bag.
thumbsup Has purple pieces.
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When released, it will have purple pieces and a bag to draw from.
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Medici involves drawing tiles from a bag, which are then placed up for auction. And, as you can see, there are some purple pieces (check the piece in the ziplock on the right side in the image). The only bad news is that the main game is for 3-6. There is a really nice 2 player version, Medici vs Strozzi.
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9 tiles, a lot of tokens and ..... purple pirates.
Fun game, even with two.
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Very fun game, purple and orange tiles.
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I haven't played this but it has bags, two players look good, no purple meeples (purple tiles though).
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This one isn't quite tiles, but you do pull the pieces from a bag. Fun abstract game!
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This is a very fun game that plays for 1-4. (So if you're not around the house at the moment, she can play by herself!) Tile pulling game, and it has purple pieces too!
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Fun game! Purple pieces!
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I am surprised no one has mentioned the purple pieces in TtR: marklin yet! My favourite of the ticket to Ride games. I always play Purple!
 
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Cheese Chasers is a SOLITAIRE OR MULTI-PLAYER, FREE PNP card game that I designed, takes 1-10 minutes to play. Printable on 3 pgs of 8.5" x 11" (that includes the pocketmod rule booklet). It can be played Cooperatively OR Competitively.

The objective is to surround the Cheese Cards while breaking the Mousetraps, and keeping away from the Cats. The catch is that players have to place the next card off of the previously placed card. If you have three unbroken Mousetraps out at anytime the game ENDS, and your score is ZERO! So even in Competitive play, players must Cooperate.

There isn't a bag to pull from, but cards to draw. Zero purple pieces, but the cards are VERY CUTE. My wife loves playing this game, whether solitaire, co-op, or competitive, it's one of the 3 games she'll request to play.

Cool thing is, it all fits in a wallet.

 
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