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Peter Loftus
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My wife and I play a lot of Love Letter, because it is easy to carry in a pocket and doesn't take up too much space on the table so we can play in it bars etc. Can anyone out there recommend any similar games that we might enjoy, please? Many thanks in advance.
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BraveRats is another tiny clever Japanese card game, for 2 players specifically.
 
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Hive Pocket is small and fits in your pocket. It doesn't play anything like Love Letter, but it does fit your size requirement, and is a great game.
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Coup: a portable card game with just a few cards (15 I think) that packs a punch; it scales from 2 to 6 players but we like it better with 3+.

Scopa: this old Italian card game is fun for 2 and has a pretty small footprint.

Court of the Medici: if you can find a copy of this (I think it's OOP), it's another fun card game for 2 that doesn't take up much space.

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The games of the http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Kosmos_two-player_series are all pretty small packed!
e.g. Lost cities
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Fairy Tale is a simple drafting card game that's very portable.

Famiglia is supposed to be a good portable deck builder for two.

I also enjoy Guillotine, Unexploded Cow, and Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game, though these may end up taking up a little more table space that you may want.
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The Battle for Hill 218 comes in a tuckbox and has near infinite replayability. I carry it in my jacket at all times, so addictive.

Hive Pocket and Mr Jack Pocket are two other great options

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Archaeology: The Card Game
Masters Gallery
Sobek
Jambo
Great Wall of China
Citadels
Escalation!
Lords of Scotland

You could fit all of these, except maybe Jambo, in a pocket (maybe not a pants pocket, but certainly the inside breast pocket of a jacket). Escalation! is a really quick, simple game and I can't really recommend it for anything other than occasional, extremely light gameplay. But the others are all worth taking a look at.

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Jaipur, Battleline (might take a bit more space)
 
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The Great Heartland Hauling Co. - a whole lot of game in an unexpectedly small box. My wife & I love it with 2.

Council of Verona - new, small, fun

+1 Hive
+1 Coup

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Onirim
Is very small and fun and it comes with it's own expansions!
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+1 Hive, especially pocket. If you play mainly 2 player, and don't have this yet, you need to get it. It has the added bonus of being playable in the pub and completely indestructible. We spilled half a glass of tea on ours and just had to wipe the tiles off. Any card game would have been destroyed.

Hey, That's My Fish! is a great, portable strategy game that plays 2 - 4 players.

Haggis is an excellent trick-taking game that plays really well with 2 players.
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There is a fairly recent thread on this: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1077446/good-strategic-t...

In particular, the reply from Paul Kimmel shows some games can be made to be portable if you don't use the original box.
 
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Elements (can be played with other decks that you may already have lying around, like a Skip-Bo deck)
 
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Coloretto is great. And I love this game for two just as much as for five.
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Parade is very portable, though it might need a little more table space than Love Letter. supports more players too (in case your fellow bar attendees want to join in the fun )
 
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Loot, Guillotine, Fluxx, The Agents, Pretty much any card game really.
 
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I keep Love Letter in a small plastic bag along with my copies of BraveRats and RR, which are also each made up of a mere 16 cards. (But RR is pretty well made obsolete by the somewhat less portable RRR.)

I also just received my Japanese copies of Lost Legacy and Lost Legacy: Hyakunen Senso to Ryu no Miko (which have both Japanese and English text). These are your best bet for something "similar to Love Letter" since these are basically "Super Love Letter" and "Super Love Letter 2". I think AEG is going to do a US release of the first one, and maybe they'll eventually do the second one as well.

+1 to prior recommendations of:
Hey, That's My Fish!
Onirim
Parade
Mr. Jack Pocket (I prefer it over the "full" game)

Some others I recommend:
Knights of Ten
Urbion (follow-up to Onirim)
Chronicle (from the designer of Love Letter, needs 3+ players)
Ascension: Apprentice Edition
Pocket Battles: Elves vs. Orcs

And maybe look into getting a Decktet.
 
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Try the print'n'play version of Elevenses, which is now on kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/896629303/elevenses-the-...

All the fun of Love Letter in a tea-party package!
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If you are willing to do some (light) Print and Play, just have a look at all the games from Good Little Games, they are all made of 18 cards (and some requires a few extra components like eurocubes).

I really love Empire Engine for example

Edit : and for even lighter print and play, Coin Age is the "always carry this game in your pocket" king :-)
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NinjaMike wrote:
Hive Pocket is small and fits in your pocket. It doesn't play anything like Love Letter, but it does fit your size requirement, and is a great game.


Causes me tremendous problems going through customs, for some reason. Have given up trying to take it with us.

Maybe I just look really shifty.
 
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+1 Hanabi

Also:
No Thanks!
Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper
Katzenjammer Blues

And in a slightly larger box:
Blokus Duo (we've even used this on airliners)
Ingenious: Travel Edition
Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series (if you can get a copy at a reasonable price)
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Fjords
Times Square
Dracula

And we've played Catan Card Game on a two-person table at Starbucks at least half a dozen times.
 
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I might suggest Coloretto, Chronicle, and Parade(if you take it out of the new box.)

A nice new surprise for me recently was Council of Verona. It's very small, plays very quickly, but offers you some interesting choices and some fun bluffing if you like that sort of thing.

For a light, portable game Council of Verona is becoming one of my new favorites.
 
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Very small and portable

Zombie Dice / Cthulhu Dice / Martian Dice (2-99 players)

The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow (8-18 players)

Munchkin (3-6 players)

Chronicle (3-6 players, same designer as Love Letter)

Hanabi (2-5 players)


Small boxes

Jaipur (2 players)

Caesar & Cleopatra (2 players)

Kahuna (2 players)

Starship Catan (2 players)

Catan Dice Game (1-4 players)


Personal favorites are marked with a star (). I haven't played Chronicle yet.
 
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