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Can't seem to find one in print that fits the bill - Eclipse with 2 people seems to be good or terrible depending on who you ask, and we are really not into 3 hour game sessions (basically impossible with the little one)

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Quantum is one of the best options for 2. People will argue about whether it's 4x or not, but it's a very basic 4x experience that takes about 20 minutes to play. Plus, it's all about rolling dice. It's a great game that I'm surprised hasn't gotten more publicity yet.
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Quantum is one of the best options for 2. People will argue about whether it's 4x or not, but it's a very basic 4x experience that takes about 20 minutes to play. Plus, it's all about rolling dice. It's a great game that I'm surprised hasn't gotten more publicity yet.


Thanks for the suggestions. There a a couple of threads on how most two-player games are blowouts - which isn't much fun for us. Can you comment on this?
 
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JohnnyR wrote:
newkillerstar27 wrote:
Quantum is one of the best options for 2. People will argue about whether it's 4x or not, but it's a very basic 4x experience that takes about 20 minutes to play. Plus, it's all about rolling dice. It's a great game that I'm surprised hasn't gotten more publicity yet.


Thanks for the suggestions. There a a couple of threads on how most two-player games are blowouts - which isn't much fun for us. Can you comment on this?


They aren't always blowouts. It really depends on the map layout you choose and how the dice roll. There are a few cards I would consider removing from the game with 2, such as one that allows you to never suffer dominance losses from your ships being destroyed (Happened in my first 2p game). Yes, 3 and 4 player games are usually more interesting, but my wife and I enjoy this just fine with 2. It's also short enough to where you can easily play multiple games in case you do feel like the dice weren't rolling in your favor.
 
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If you're willing to look at a print-and-play game, Parsec X might fit the bill. 18 cards, 10d6, 15 cubes per player, 30 minutes. Reviews and comments so far all say it captures the essence of a space 4x in a very tiny package.
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Hear me out...how about a dead ccg from 2001?

Firestorm

 
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Ascending Empires.

And Eclipse with 2 can easily be done in 60-90 minutes...for 2 I would recommend the use of the ancient homeworlds plus wormholes to give it additional difficulty...
 
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Ascending Empires.

And Eclipse with 2 can easily be done in 60-90 minutes...for 2 I would recommend the use of the ancient homeworlds plus wormholes to give it additional difficulty...


Is eclipse enjoyable as a two-player only game?
 
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Empires of the Void is a great game, and should work for your needs.
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Empires of the Void is a great game, and should work for your needs.


I want to stress how amazing a game this is, especially with the updated rules (available via the BGG page).

The only reason I didn't suggest it myself is because I haven't played it with 2 before personally.
 
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JohnnyR wrote:
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Ascending Empires.

And Eclipse with 2 can easily be done in 60-90 minutes...for 2 I would recommend the use of the ancient homeworlds plus wormholes to give it additional difficulty...


Is eclipse enjoyable as a two-player only game?


2 Player is definitely not the best way to play it. Your opinion of enjoyable depends on how you feel about a strong potential for zero player interaction between 2 players.
 
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ericbjohnson wrote:

Empires of the Void is a great game, and should work for your needs.


This looks great, but it's basically OOP. =(
 
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There is an auction going on with a copy of Empires of the Void for sale.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/171229/the-auction-tha...?


I love this game. Great fun.
 
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If you're willing to look at a print-and-play game, Parsec X might fit the bill. 18 cards, 10d6, 15 cubes per player, 30 minutes. Reviews and comments so far all say it captures the essence of a space 4x in a very tiny package.


+1 for Parsec X
 
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Probably not best with two, but take a look at Galactic Emperor.
 
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There is an auction going on with a copy of Empires of the Void for sale.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/171229/the-auction-tha...?


I love this game. Great fun.


60+ shipping is more than I'm willing to spend at the moment. I'll keep an eye on it though, thank you!

Is there any chance of a reprint? At this point I've narrowed it down to being between EooV and Eclipse (though I understand they are very different games)
 
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JohnnyR wrote:

60+ shipping is more than I'm willing to spend at the moment. I'll keep an eye on it though, thank you!


Opening bid is $40 and there's no bid on it. $60 is merely the BIN price.
 
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JohnnyR wrote:

60+ shipping is more than I'm willing to spend at the moment. I'll keep an eye on it though, thank you!


Opening bid is $40 and there's no bid on it. $60 is merely the BIN price.


Ah, you're right. I'll keep an eye on it, thank you.
 
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