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Mike O'Brien
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I'm pretty sure this has been asked/answered somewhere here in the forums but after quite a bit of searching I was unable to find it... Anyways the BGG and other sites state that Tigris & Euphrates is a 2-4 player game where my game (English version) and the Mayfair site state it as a 3-4 player game. I'm a little confused as to why this is the case. I'm thinking it might be that the original German version, Euphrat & Tigris, is 2-4 and the english version is 3-4 (?). Not really sure though.

Any ideas?

Also, if the english version is in fact 3-4, has anyone tried playing it with 2 players or found a 2 player variation that they liked?

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That's a mistake on Mayfair's part. I have tha mayfair edition. The rule book specifically says it can be played with 2.

Some people find it less interesting with 2, but it is clearly playable.
 
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That makes sense... Thanks for the quick response!

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Ignore what it says on the outside of the Mayfair box, it is 2-4 player.
 
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I enjoy it very much as a 2-player game.
 
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Hey Mike,

I think it plays best with only 2 players, and I have the Mayfair misprinted edition
 
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In my experience, a 2-player Tigris & Euphrates can be either horrible or outstanding, very much depending on the players.

The map itself is a bit on the large side for only two players, so if both are trying to avoid conflict it can be a boring two-player-solitaire. But as long as neither player is afraid of battling it can be just as tense and exciting as a three-four player game!
 
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Thanks for all the responses! I'll definitely have to try it 2 player.

BTW, as much as I visit this site I didnt realize, until my post got moved from the general discussion to here, that there is a forum for each game.... I just looked down the list for T&E and there is a discussion about 2 player T&E... Sorry for the double post! blush
 
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wmshub wrote:
That's a mistake on Mayfair's part. I have tha mayfair edition. The rule book specifically says it can be played with 2.


I have the latest edition from Mayfair from 2004 and the rulebooks (the new full-color booklets) do not say anywhere how many players the game should be played with. The only indication is the box, which states 3-4 players.
 
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dcorban wrote:
wmshub wrote:
That's a mistake on Mayfair's part. I have tha mayfair edition. The rule book specifically says it can be played with 2.


I have the latest edition from Mayfair from 2004 and the rulebooks (the new full-color booklets) do not say anywhere how many players the game should be played with. The only indication is the box, which states 3-4 players.
I stand corrected. I have the same edition, and I was sure I read somewhere that 2 to 4 players could play...but I just checked, I could not find it mentioned anywhere in the rules or the summary booklet.
 
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From reading posts on this site, I knew that quite a few people played this game with only 2 players. This made me assume that there were some optional 2 player rules. I specifically looked through the manuals for any mention of playing with 2 players and was surprised there was none. From the game sessions I have read about, along with my own feelings, I think 2 players is not enough for this game.
 
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