Asymmetry for two
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Chess is a symmetric game for two.

Also Khet: The Laser Game.

Also Caesar & Cleopatra.

They are games in which both players use the same set of resources/cards/pawns and so on, and usually share the same win conditions.

Yet, there are lots of asymmetric games for two players, and I'd like to list them here.

So, I'm referring to 2 player games in which players:
- have different winning conditions
and/or
- use different set of pawns/cards/rules/mechanics

Please, do not add wargames and collectible games. Also, do not add "multiplayer games which play very good in 2".
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Another old combinatorial game, originally from Asia.
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