Played my first game with the new 2-player mode last week and really enjoyed it - great way to get the brain hot and bothered!
Question 1 is about the set-up: I'd assumed you'd just use the same cards you would for a regular 4-player game, but the rules say to set aside the '4+' cards. Is that correct? I left them in as I wasn't sure, but want to play as you intended next time.
So you have all the 3+ cards, but 6 guilds (as you would for a 4-player game) or only 4 guilds?
Question 2: when the rulebook says that one of the city states is wonders X and Y/Z does that mean you have to use wonder X, but can choose one of the others, or use all three?
Question 3: I guess there are too few leaders to align them to city states (like you do with Empires)? Or you may end up with two states from the same empire. Although I guess there's nothing to stop you playing a 3-player Empires game with 2 players...?
Thanks for the good questions. I'm hoping to do a rulebook revision sometime soon, and I'll be sure to clarify the points here.
1. For a City-States Game, you will want all of the cards from a 4 player game, including 6 guilds, and, if you use Cities, 4 Cities cards. That is what I meant by the "4+" cards.
2. When you see an X and Y/Z format, it means you must use X, and you have your choice between Y and Z.
3. If you want to keep the theme down to the Leaders level, then you are welcome to use the City-States rules with Empires sets. Each player gets an Empire and plays two boards.
City-State combinations can always be played in a team game too.