Me and a buddy need a good 2 player game....no abstract junk
scott ramage
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We battle constantly on 2 player, mostly we like territorial games where we can punch each other in the nose, or rob cash from each other. Puerto Rico is a good one for us, Titan one of the best, and Wallenstein isn't bad but not vicious enough. Help our conflict become more violent and competitive in the 2 player world !!!
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1. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:790]
scott ramage
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Georgia
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Nasty scrap between 2. No quarter given, none expected. Start at opposite towers. No limit to legions, if you run out of one color you can have another. This and Puerto Rico are best so far.
 
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
scott ramage
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This image most depicts our play. We experiment with this purely mathematical contest, but my brain doesn't function at all times like I would like it too. Too much partying in college..... Pretty much equals. We have successfully won some newocomers as well, and we even take it easy on them. IMO this is one of the best games I have played. Period. DONT play with the expansion counters with 2 player however, kinda blows it out and makes it a race for doubloons to build. I love the fast moving nature of this game !!!
 
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3. Board Game: Kingmaker [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1702]
scott ramage
United States
Clarkesville
Georgia
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Not bad but too dependent on luck. If you have played it you know what I mean.
 
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4. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:342]
scott ramage
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Clarkesville
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Nice game, we look forward to more players. Still not enough territory oriented scraps to make it a TEN, but its fun. Can be too short at times....WE WANT MORE THAN THIS !!!
 
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5. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
scott ramage
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Wimpy opponent loves this one cause I'm not good at it. It seems in my mind that its a matter of staying on board with cities. Its fun though don't get me wrong ! WANT MORE than this !!
 
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6. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
scott ramage
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Georgia
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We got this one and were sadly dissapointed. Very weak scraps, and too abstract. Give Us More !!!!
 
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7. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
Tony M
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Chicago
Illinois
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Hard to go wrong with this if you're looking for a 2P territorial slugfest.
 
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8. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1736]
Martin Ahlström
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Duel of Ages is my favourite, 2 player clash.
Use a small playingarea and lots of characters and get ready for some action.
 
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9. Board Game: World in War: Combined Arms 1939-1945 [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:5992]
Karl Benisch
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Stockholm
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Works perfectly with 2-4 players.
 
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10. Board Game: History of War [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:11303] [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
Karl Benisch
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CCG are often made for two players but this one have the advantage that you don't have to "collect" the cards since they are sold in complete decks. You play it with the original decks or by four copies of each and mix them to a more personal variant that suits your type of strategy.
 
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11. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:982]
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Seal Beach
California
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I guess most of the two player hex games would be apropos but this one seems themed for knuckle draggin' pleasures... cheap too.
 
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12. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Matt Davis
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New Concord
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Another suggestion to go with ogre. Pretty good bits, plus the board and army customization makes for great replayability, even with the same players. Expansions are always a possibility as well.
 
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13. Board Game: Hellas [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2276]
Michael Foster
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Mount Laurel
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Not sure it completely fits the bill, but I figured I'd add it.
 
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14. Board Game: Russian Roulette [Average Rating:2.15 Unranked]
Mark Blanco
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Charlotte
North Carolina
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Greatest 2 player game ever. Gun pictured is only for learning the game. Real gun needed for full effect.
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15. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:786] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
Paul Boos
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Falls Church
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Definitely get this one... Nothing like waxing the enemy in a dogfight...
 
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16. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:491] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Ryan Johnson
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Independence
Missouri
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This one can be cut throat. Just stock up on utilities and steal all your opponent's goods.
 
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17. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:299]
Lawrence Lopez
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Albuquerque
New Mexico
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Played this for the first time last week... it's a great 2-player game!
 
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18. Board Game: Kahuna [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:913]
Mickel Knight
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Flower Mound
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Kahuna can be cut throat. I prefer playing with the German rules. I feel they make for a more dynamic game. I believe the German rules are listed as a variant on the Rio Grande version.
 
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19. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
David K
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I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet. A great two player light wargame. Plenty of smacking each other around.
 
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20. Board Game: Wizard Kings [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1748]
William Hostman
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Alsea
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Similar to Hammer of the Scots (above), this is a bit more fantastic, and has some different needed strategies. Excellent for 2 player. Doable for 3.... with an expansion or two. Buy expansions... they're worth it for the varied play. you really want at least one extra map set and two extra armies, to provide some fun flexibility.
 
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21. Board Game: Catan Card Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:736]
William Hostman
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This is a rather nasty bit of head to head scrumming over resources, with lots of chances to be brutal. (hence, why my wife hates it, and I don't get to play it...)

Also, it requires about 12 square feet of playing surface.

This game can ruin friendships and make you crazy. And one missed opportunity or mistake can be the difference between winning and losing.
 
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22. Board Game: Starship Catan [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:810]
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This is a much more balanced 2 player game. It is somewhat forgiving, and it plays well. Requires about 6 square feet of playing surface.

Play is smooth, and most of the competition is against shared elements. Remembering what is where is key to success. While you never actually go head to head PVP, you are competing in the same arenas. Usually a close race with the people I play it with.

This one could use a 3-4 player expansion...
 
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23. Board Game: Strange Synergy [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:8825]
Richard Glassco
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Alexandria
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The game is all about finding ways to injure your opponent's heroes.
 
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