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I like wargames. Always have, and always will. However, I don't have time to play the big ones. So what I am looking for are wargames that are easy to learn, play well with 2 players but can scale up to more, and that my wife could possibly like, ie. not hard to learn, not too taxing on the brain, but the complexity for replayabilty must be there. Also, I would need them to take 3 hours or less if possible.
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1. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Memoir '44 looks like it will fit this bill perfectly. I know DoW is demoing it this weekend at Ben Con, and I hoping to catch a game there this weekend.
 
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2. Board Game: Sirocco [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:10262]
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I had this game a long time ago. I remember it being pretty lite, but has potential.
 
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3. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:300]
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Never played this one, but it looks as if it will fit the bill. Comments?
 
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4. Board Game: Wizard Kings [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1750]
Jody Ludwick
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Wizard Kings (2-4 players)

The base game includes Elves & Orcs and 4 geomorphic maps. You can later pick up additional armies and maps for variety. BTW, your girlfriend might like the Vyksin army of Amazons (red).
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1658]
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Two players, the ten year Napoleonic Wars in Europe in under three hours, outstanding components, an exciting, card driven system that handles diplomacy and adds depth to the battles and campaigns. This looks like it will fit your requirements nicely.

Down sides: Rules that come with the game, while attractively presented are not without some room for questions. Downloading the latest living rules solves this minor issue nicely.

Some reviewers have claimed that there is too much luck involved, but really this is a matter of taste.
 
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6. Board Game: Quest for the Dragonlords [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:12218]
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Easy game, with loads of room for tactics and strategy! I love it!
 
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