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Hi people,
rondel is one of the mechanics I'm missing in my collection.
I would like to add a game of this kind, and I'm looking for the one that's better when 2 people are playing.

I know out there are Trajan, Theseus Dark Orbit and Navegador? - but I don't know how these perform with 2.

What are your suggestions?
 
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Re: Best Mancala game for 2 players
Have you tried, um...Mancala? It plays 2 players very well.
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Re: Best Mancala game for 2 players
Wendy: Im Galopp

a mancala derivative
 
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Re: Best Mancala game for 2 players
It took me five minutes to remember the word rondel after reading this
 
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Jacovis wrote:
It took me five minutes to remember the word rondel after reading this

totally true, edited the OP ! my mistake!
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Antike Duellum, strictly for 2.
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Trajan is more mandala than rondel. Navigador plays well with two and is a good representation of the rondel mechanic, perhaps Mac Gerts' best of that type.
 
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Trajan works amazingly at 2, it is however not a Rondel game.

Theseus is also an excellent 2P experience, but still not a Rondel game

Navegador is a Rondel game, but I'm not 100% sold on it as a 2P experience. I've found it has some runaway leader problems in the market action (the person in front can afford to go less often and will usually get a bigger yield when they do and there is the trailing player will need to spend time countering this imbalance, rather than actually winning the game).

Antike Duellum I haven't played but as stated above it is designed for 2. The game is very aggressive though. Be warned.
 
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How about

- Finca
- Santiago De Cuba

Both use the rondel action selection mechanism and in my opinion work best as 2 player games. Finca plays a bit differently than some others but is very interesting strategically with 2, somewhat random with more.
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Then I think I'm totally messed with the concepts here, I thought Theseus and Trajan were rondel!

I will check those titles you are talking about.
 
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Shipyard works really well 2-player.
 
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Antike Duellum +1
 
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Theseus is not manacala either - saying that would oversimplify the game and mechanics. There's a great review of Theseus on BGG that outlines this and speaks to the 2 player aspect of the game (of which I would argue it's a 2-player game).

Theseus Review

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+1 for Finca.
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Macao uses rondel. Not sure if plays well with 2 i only play with 3 players.But i guess it will play fine with 2 also.

 
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Mac Gerdts is known for designing many good rondel games. I have recently got his Hamburgum and I liked it with 2p, I´ve not much experience yet though and the bgg poll says something different as well...
 
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goldengamer wrote:
How about

- Finca
- Santiago De Cuba

Both use the rondel action selection mechanism and in my opinion work best as 2 player games. Finca plays a bit differently than some others but is very interesting strategically with 2, somewhat random with more.
Adverb wrote:
+1 for Finca.

I agree 100% witht the Finca recommendation if you are looking for a lighter game.
It is definitely a game at 2p that you can play cutthroat or as a very laid back experience. Personally it is one of my favorite chill out games.

The only problem with this recommendation is that it is oop.
You can check the BGG marketplace to see if you can get a copy at a reasonable price. In my opinion it is definitely worth it.

Cheers,
Will
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wolverine1977 wrote:
Macao uses rondel. Not sure if plays well with 2 i only play with 3 players.But i guess it will play fine with 2 also.



Macao is not actually a rondel.
 
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+1 Finca
 
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