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Mike G
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I'm looking for a worker placement game that works well with 2/3 players. I have Dungeon Lords and really really enjoy it but the "dummy player rule" for 2/3 players really take away from the game play.

ANY THEME IS WELCOME

 
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Mikeg86 wrote:
I'm looking for a worker placement game that works well with 2/3 players. I have Dungeon Lords and really really enjoy it but the "dummy player rule" for 2/3 players really take away from the game play.

ANY THEME IS WELCOME



The list is just too big, you wont go wrong with any games listed here

http://www.dicetower.com/top_ten_lists/current-top-ten-list-...
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My wife and I enjoy playing Yedo as a two player game, and I've heard it works even better with three or four.

Only other one I can recommend is Agricola. Works great with any amount of players.
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Mikeg86 wrote:
I'm looking for a worker placement game that works well with 2/3 players. I have Dungeon Lords and really really enjoy it but the "dummy player rule" for 2/3 players really take away from the game play.

ANY THEME IS WELCOME



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+1 Yedo

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Le Havre

Dungeon Petz

The Pillars of the Earth

Alien Frontiers

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
 
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Targi is a good game and for 2 (only).
This is not the typical but also kind of worker placement mechanism.
 
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Dungeon Petz would seem to be a good recommendation if you like Dungeon Lords. Spaces are blocked, but there's no dummy player. Likewise Stone Age might be a decent fit as there are a couple of extra guidelines for the 2P version rather than a dummy player and the 3P plays very well.

Also worth considering Prêt-à-Porter which works well for my partner and me, a great economic game, plays very cleanly with 2 and 3.

And, of course, another +1 for Agricola.
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Worker placement games which are excellent with just 2 players, without any dummy rules (and more or less as heavy as Dungeon Lords):

Florenza - heavy eurogame
Keyflower - excellent with 2, excellent with 6
Antiquity - huge, huge game... worker placement is one of several major aspects
Agricola (already mentioned)
Shipyard - the worker placement takes place on a unique action track system
 
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Totally Agricola. Works great with anywhere from 1 to 5 players. Also Le Havre but it's pretty hard to find until it gets reprinted, and it becomes kind of chaotic with more players.
 
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awesomenix wrote:
The list is just too big, you wont go wrong with any games listed here

http://www.dicetower.com/top_ten_lists/current-top-ten-list-...


Always nice to see how wrong Tom is. whistle

Depending on what you are looking for, Agricola, Lords of Waterdeep, and Keyflower although it is a pseudo WP game would be my picks.

EDIT: For two players, I would rank LoW last.
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+1 Agricola. Every worker placement fan should at least try it. Or own it and the few that aren't impressed can sell it
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Mike G
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Thank you everyone. This is a nice start to try and find one.
 
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