What 2 games should I get?
Corin A. Friesen
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I can only get 2 games. No more. No less. Which ones should I get?
Oh, the agonizing decisions in life!

I know this is a tough question, but that's why I'm presenting it to you, my fellow BGGs, so you can give your opinion, and maybe take some of the load off me. devil

Post any games you want, even if they are already posted. If I already have some games suggested, who cares?; this list will be useful for others too, I hope.
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Corin A. Friesen
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I've already got this one. I've also got:

-Blokus
-Ingenious
-Torres
-GIPF
-TAMSK
-ZÉRTZ
-DVONN
-YINSH
-PÜNCT, and stuff like that.

I don't have many of the most popular games, such as:

-Puerto Rico
-Tigris & Euphrates
-Caylus
-Settlers of Catan
-Power Grid
-Tikal
-Java
-Mexica
-Attika, and stuff like that.

Please help!
 
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
Adam Skinner
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T&E is a good choice, based on your existing propensity for abstracts. It's thinly themed (though surprisingly well integrated!), and should likely appeal to you.
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3. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
Pete Hornburg
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If you want a Euro, I would absolutely recommend El Grande (Decennial Version). Lets you play up to 5, plus gives you all the expansions.

You'll be playing this for years.
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4. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Sheamus Parkes
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Ya know, you just can't go that wrong with the classics. I'd tell ya to get:

Settlers of Catan
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Puerto Rico

Those really are just some great multipurpose games that should get lots of replayability.
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5. Board Game: TZAAR [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:339] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
Stephen Roney
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Based on his love for the GIPF series, I would think that TZAAR would be a must-have, though he may have to wait a little to get it domestically.
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6. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:565]
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Attika is an excellent choice.
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7. Board Game: Cannon [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:4701]
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As an abstract fan, this is a must.

Check out the ratings, comments, reviews, even try before you buy at Super Duper Games - you will enjoy this elegant game.
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8. Board Game: Treehouse [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:5497]
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The Icehouse Gaming System is another must for an abstracts fan.

Two dozen games listed for one Treehouse set. Another dozen or so for two sets. All the way up to 225 and counting for five sets. Most are abstracts, but also included is everything from party and dexterity games to auction and casino games.

Check out the Icehouse Games Wiki: www.icehousegames.org/wiki.
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9. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
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If you like Carcassonne, then in my opinion, you can`t go wrong with Alhambra.
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10. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:526]
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You might want to give Louis XIV a try. It's good with 2.

Other game possibilities:

Through the Desert
Starship Catan (not deep, but fun)
Napoleon's Triumph (not cheap)
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11. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:205]
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In truth I have yet to play this (though I do own it). But it is an abstract that plays with 2. And most people I know who've played it enjoy it a lot.
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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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Alternative:

Knizia classics. Both scale down to 2 just fine, and are still great with more:

Ra
Through the Desert


 
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13. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1097]
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Have you looked into this one yet?
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14. Board Game: Trax [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:3158]
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Given that you like 2-player pure strategy games, Trax seems another likely candidate.
 
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