Olympic Pentathlon
Paul Pratt
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San Jose
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In honor of the Olympics, I was thinking of have my game group on a Saturday for a day of gaming. But instead of one big muliplayer game, I was thinking of having five, quick, two-player games. Everyone would play everyone else at each game. The Gold goes to the best in each game AND a special award to the best across games; the Best Overall Gamer. Big bragging right will go with this award.
So what I want is 5 games that require Different skills and attributes. A word game, a strategy game, and visual game, etc. Is there such a thing as a two-player auction game? And they have to play quickly enough to get a lot of games in. Chess and Scrabble are probably out.
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I owned and enjoy this. It could easily make the list. There is some Luck in the random starting positions and upside-down downs, so it isn't a purely stratgey game.
 
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This could the Card Game. I could pre-prepare, say, a Red deck and Green deck. Every game is from the same deck. Coin Toss decides if you play Red or Green.
 
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This could be the Strategy Game. There is no luck, no random, and no hidden information.
 
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I own it but Chess with Dice? Too much luck to feel good. And at 60 minutes it is too long, right?
 
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Is there such a thing as a two-player auction game?

Ever think about this game?
As Medici is an auction game and Medici vs Strozzi is the 2-player version of that game, it could match your wishes.
 
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And an other fast dice game for two players.

If it's to fast you can play the 2 vs 2 variant, where every player plays 2 colors and have to reach 5 rows. But if anyone get's 3 rows in any color the game ends. If he have 2 rows in his other color, he wins else his opponent wins.

Give it a try.
 
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