Games for a Long Distance Relationship
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When I first got into board gaming, my fiance was clear across the other side of the planet. I soon discovered BSW, however, and was quickly learning and teaching him games on it. It was much more satisfying than our daily online java games (backgammon, dominoes etc).

Since then, I've found people in a similar boat and have shared with them the joys of board gaming online.

So here's a list of games that work great with 2 that can be played online. Please feel free to comment and add any I haven't listed that fit the bill.

Happy playing online together!
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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One of our first discoveries, and one we played *a lot*. Simple enough to learn how to play from just reading the guide on BSW.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Carcassonne/?nation=en

These expansions also come as an option:
- The River
- Inns & Cathedrals
- Traders & Builders
- The Princess & the Dragon
- King & Scout
 
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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A favorite of mine. Works great with 2, and plays quickly once you're familiar with the interface (though it might take a while).

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Dominion/
 
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3. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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A great option for a fun board game. A favorite when we had an hour. Scales great for 2. And just like the game components, the online version is just beautiful. This is another one we bought after playing online - and now we always go "ooga" when we place our cave meeples.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/StoneAge/



 
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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A great co-op option when you get tired of fighting each other (though there's no guarantee you won't argue while you play this one either).

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Pandemie
 
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5. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:229]
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The "Little Brother" of Puerto Rico

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/SanJuan

 
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6. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:676]
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Or on BSW, Packeis Am Pol.

Dirt simple fun. I prefer it with 3, but it works well with 2. It's so easy to learn and teach online.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Packeis/
 
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7. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:569]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Attika
 
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8. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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Why did we play so much dominoes again?

Online guide doesn't contain all the rules, so this isn't a game you can learn from just reading that.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Caylus/

 
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9. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:230]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/DieSaeulenDerErde/
 
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10. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:232]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/SanktPetersburg

Great for two.
 
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11. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:349]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/ThurnUndTaxis
 
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12. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Funkenschlag/

Much better with more, but still an option for 2 as well.
 
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13. Board Game: Café International [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2088]
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Another one you can learn by just reading the online guide.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/CafeInternational/
 
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14. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:334]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/EinfachGenial
 
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15. Board Game: Tally Ho! [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:2482]
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Or Halali on BSW. Another simple to learn Kosmos.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Halali/
 
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16. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:576]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/6nimmt

Usually played with more, but it works with 2.
 
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17. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:631]
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Classic, simple to learn filler.

As a game, great. But I think all the automation takes away from it. Some people don't mind it, however.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/CantStop/
 
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18. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:218]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/NotreDame
 
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19. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:847]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Cartagena
 
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20. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:919]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/FinstereFlure
 
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21. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:900]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/TransAmerica
 
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22. Board Game: Top Race [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1586]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/TopRace

Works with 2, though best with more.
 
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23. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:140]
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Imperial/

Better with more, but works with 2.
 
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24. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:312]
 
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http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Spiele/Wikinger
 
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25. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1074]
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