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1. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
Jon Aquino
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Victoria
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Hmm -- does this work for two? We like meaty games like T&E and Goa, but this one would probably stretch to four hours or more with our group (T&E/Goa takes us three hours apiece).
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Jon Aquino
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Hope it's not too light
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3. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
Jon Aquino
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Victoria
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The person at the boardgame store recommended against this one ... but a lot of people on BGG seem to like it.
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4. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
Jon Aquino
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Victoria
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Definite yes.
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5. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
Jon Aquino
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Very positive review by Shannon Appelcline [http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10268.phtml]. Works very well for two. SdJ.
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6. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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We like Goa, which he also did -- we like meaty games. I seem to recall from some research I did months ago that this one had great player interaction but was a bit unstructured and so could take hours...
 
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7. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:508]
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Looks San Marco-ish, which we already have.
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8. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:518]
Jon Aquino
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Good reviews -- my friend (same one) thinks it looks "meh".
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9. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:678]
Jon Aquino
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Seems to be a hidden gem -- my friend's turned off by the theme though.
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10. Board Game: Hansa [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:709]
Jon Aquino
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New game as of this writing (2004-09-04). Good review by Shannon Appelcline [http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10246.phtml] Hm ... seems a bit too light for my group?
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11. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:797]
Jon Aquino
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Keeps cropping up as a good game for two.
 
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12. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:896]
Jon Aquino
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Good for two. Been on the radar for a while. To be honest, it looks kind of ugly from the pictures.
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13. Board Game: Big City [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:986]
Jon Aquino
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Difficult to get, and expensive. Need to read up on this one.
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14. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1046]
Jon Aquino
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Hmm ... Knizia, works for two, ...
 
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15. Board Game: Daytona 500 [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1333]
Jon Aquino
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I've wanted this for a while.
 
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16. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1635]
Jon Aquino
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This one comes up once in a while as a good game for two. Why only rated 6.67?
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17. Board Game: New England [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1695]
Jon Aquino
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Again, going by what I remember of researching this game several months ago, I seem to recall it being dry and abstract. Despite being Games Magazine's game of the year, it's ranked way down at #180 on the 'Geek. But our little group of 2-3 likes meaty games with lots of decisions, which is why this is still on the radar.
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