A few of my favorite two player games
Kevin Michaelis

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The majority of my gaming at the moment is with my wife, so I'm always looking for great two player games. In this geeklist I'll talk about three of my favorites.
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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Dominion at the moment is my favorite game. I recently got into the retail side of the boardgaming hobby and was so excited when I got my first shipment of games, mainly because the new Dominion expansion Seaside was part of it. My wife and I have played over 50 games of Dominion and I'm still not sick of it. The majority of the games have been with just us two, but we have also played many times with friends and have had one or two 6 player games with the Intrigue expansion. So why is it such a good two player game? The game is all about building the best deck of cards. You start out with 10 cards in your deck and throughout the game you add to the deck by buying new cards. With two players there is very little down time between turns so the game goes very quick. Most games are over in around 20 minutes. Another reason it scales to two so well is that the strategy for two is almost exactly the same as the strategy with more players. It all about building your deck, and of course keeping your eye on what everyone else is buying to. Later expansions allow for more player interaction. But with the base game you mainly focus on your deck and your individual stategy. If you don't have Dominion, you should definitely check it out. Almost everyone I've introduced this game to has bought it the next day or within a week or two.
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2. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Pandemic is one of those rare multi player games that I would actually prefer to play with two as opposed to the full compliment of players. My first shipment also included the new expansion, Pandemic: On the Brink and I'm looking forward to breaking that one out as well. Pandemic is a cooperative game where all the players are working to cure four diseases before they take over the world. It's a very timely theme considering the H1N1. So why is this one such a good two player game? This game is very difficult to win on the hardest difficulty level. My wife and I have 20+ games played and we've only won the hardest level a few times. It is a little easier with two players, so that's one of the reasons I like playing with two. What can I say, I like to win. The difficulty of the game is also what makes it great. A good cooperative game is hard to win, but not too hard to where you get discouraged. This game has the perfect balance. This is a game where you can't just play once. When the game kicks your butt, you have to play again to show the game who's boss.
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3. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:629]
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Can't stop is a great filler. There's no setup to the game and it is very easy to explain. People who have never played can get a quick run down of the rules and be playing in minutes. This game really comes down to the luck of the dice, but there's some interesting strategy on when to stop rolling, and what numbers you should take. So why is this one a good two player game? For exactly the same reasons it's a good 3 or 4 player game. You really don't lose anything by playing with fewer players. It's quick, has some light strategy, and is a very lighthearted game where everyone always has a great time. Some of my best gaming moments have come with this game. My brother in law had an amazing string of luck and came from waaaaaaaay behind to win my wife and I. You're never completely out of this game and you never know whose going to win until the end.
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