Two Player Games (roughly over an hour) I'd like to play "Soon"
Arden Nelson Jr.
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I have a great opportunity to get some two player games played occassionally. I want to use this list to make somewhat of an order of the top 5 we'd like to get to the table. I'll reorder this as I hear more.
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1. Board Game: The Drive On Metz (second edition) [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:5798]
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Very easy and playable in less than an hour. Does a good job at introducing typical wargaming concepts (ZOCs, retreats, etc.).

EDIT: When to play = FIRST. We can easiliy play this in the same session as Combat Commander.
 
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2. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:102]
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When to play? = FIRST

I'm not sure how interested you are in this one? I could always play it at a meetup sometime. I think there are a few different people who might be willing to teach this one to me sometime. This one is pretty high on my list but I could be talked into other things first.

EDIT: This can easily be played the same night as Drive on Metz
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3. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
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When to play? = SECOND

This one is probably #1 on my list right now partially because of the recent election. I like the looks of this one from a game play and theme stand point. Also, if I play this I don't think it would be that difficult to pick up Twilight Struggle later.
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4. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:4]
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When to play = THIRD EDIT: Do you agree with third or perhaps a little later?

This is one I've been wanting to learn for quite some time. It looks wonderful. I have a feeling that this is one of those "there is a story to tell after the game" kind of games.

EDIT: Is this one too similar to 1960 that we should play something else in between or would it be good to compare and contrast by playing them close the same time?

2nd EDIT: This was the FIRST played.
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5. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:382]
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See above.

EDIT: I now played this at BGG.con 2008. I feel that I could handle explaing the rules.

EDIT: When to play = FOURTH. Agreed. Let's make this number 4!
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6. Board Game: FAB: The Bulge [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1467]
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This one might be a bit much for me to try at first. I do want to try it at some point. Perhaps a non-block game would be better to start with at first?
 
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7. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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This was one I remember being mentioned because WW1 is a current interest. I would like to play this at some point. I may need to work my way up to something like this. My personal thoughts are play this second or third. I might need to try something that has similar mechanics first. Is there a shorter version of these rules that we could play before trying the full game?
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8. Board Game: Afrika (second edition) [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:1934]
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They say that 'Afrika' is the best SCS game to start learing this system. I read the rules and they really are not that intimidating. As always, I just need someone to teach me the rules as I am far better learning a new game by having someone teaching me.
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9. Board Game: EastFront [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:1340]
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Probably my all-time favorite wargame. You can play a scenario (6 months) in 3 to 4 hours. However, the learning curve might be a little bit steep in the beginning, but this game should definitely be on this list.
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10. Board Game: Red Dragon Rising: The Coming War With China [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:4586]
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11. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:1035]
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Have not played since I got it (6 years ago???). This is definitely a must play, with very high ratings. Certainly not one of our first plays, but it belongs to this list.
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12. Board Game: Totensonntag [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:3566]
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I just traded for this one recently. I have not played it so far, but I have reads tons of good stuff about it. I need Officer Mike to teach me the rules.
 
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13. Board Game: Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1015]
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14. Board Game: War of 1812 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2015]
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15. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:300]
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Status = KICKED OFF

This is one that I might be able to teach my brother at some point and would like to learn it better first. I also like the theme. I like the way it plays so differently for each side.

EDIT: I do want to play this one at some point. In order to keep the list for next year managable something has to go. I'm more interested in trying WWII games earlier. Eventually, I'll want to play something like this for more vareity.
 
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16. Board Game: Quebec 1759 [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2020]
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EDIT: KICK OFF. I'd rather see some of the other games on this list get played first.
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17. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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Status = KICKED OFF ........ (for now)

I would like to get this one played but for now this one isn't as likely in 2009. Others need to hit the table first. I'd be willing to relook at this one towards the end of 2009.
 
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18. Board Game: Aton [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:832]
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Status = KICKED OFF

This one might happen naturally at the end of a session or even at a meetup. I don't think it has to be planned for as it will come someday.
 
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