Which game would you recommend for a purchase for two players and why? Playing well with four is an added bonus but not necessary.
These are all fantastic with 2.
Goa is the only game I know with a heavy auction mechanism that works as well with 2 as it does at higher player counts. I adore this game. However, for my house, 2 player means games I will play it a lot and I think both Macao and Bora Bora offer more replay value than Goa.
I am just starting to explore Bora Bora and after 4 plays I like it more each time I play it and cannot wait to play it again. Macao
is a game I have played a lot and am always happy to play again.
Verdict: Toss up between Macao and Bora Bora. Note that I rate Goa higher than both of these games.