settlers x puerto rico / 2 or more players
Chooch Mic
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i need a game that plays well with 2 players that combines the best of settlers and puerto rico.

here is the criteria:
theme
less luck
multiple path to victory
trading or buying
resource management
physical game pieces
1-2 hours

i already own:
settlers and puerto rico (obviously)
carcassonne, jack the ripper, lost cities,
clans(terrible game), jambo, buyword. soon to add TtR Euro.

here is what has made my shortlist, feel free to add


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If you are interested in something on the lighter side, this is a very close match to what you are looking for. It is a bit luck dependant, though.
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This seems to be a good combination of tactics, confrontation, and a little luck (which is what I think of as a combination of puerto Rico and Settlers).
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