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this afternoon i will pick a cople of game

My favorite game lately.....RRR, concordia,madeira, bruxelle 1893, Coal baron,snowdonia
75% of the time we play 2-3 player
we like workerplacement first but we are open to other game
we like game who play under 2:30hrs


those are game im interested in:

dungeon petz
navegador
CO2
seeland
robinson crusoe
ora labora
spyrium
dragon river
exodus proximus
marchant of venus


any suggestion...
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Of those I'd go with Seeland. Especially based on your likes.
If they don't have that, get spyrium or Keyflower.

dungeon petz - cute but complicated in that very Vlaada way
navegador - Fun but disappointing endgame
CO2 - Complicated and not enough intensive to work with other players
robinson crusoe - amazing game, but best with 4 imo
ora labora - Glass Road is better imo
exodus proximus - Long punchy dice-rolling space battles game, far from the games you list as likes
marchant of venus - Very long very random pickup and deliver game. Shows its age in its design.
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Seeland is easy to find and at good prices. Nice runthrough by Rahdo.
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+1 Navegador - It plays great at all play counts.

Also, my wife and I have had a great time with Spyrium lately. We even like it quite a bit with only 2.

It seems you like worker placement. For a complex worker-placement game with an auction twist, Dungeon Pets should hit the sweet spot.

Good luck!
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Based on the thoughts and knowledge I have of all of that I'd jump at Dungeon Petz, and after that, Spyrium.
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Of the games you listed I have only played 2 those being Ora et Labora and Robinsion Crusoe. I almost exclusively play only 2 player and both are great games 2 player IMO. These are 2 of my highest rated games I own. Beyond that the games that I most want from the remainder of you list are 1) Navegador 2) Dungeon Petz. I haven't given any consideration to the rest of the games you list.
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I have never met a person that regreted buying two games on your list.

Robinson Crusoe
Dungeon petz

I am sure many of you now are answering: "you should go out more"

I'd go with Crusoe.

Great worker placement, euro with great theme, great replayability and plays extremely well with two.

And please no g.g. have plenty of it, one thumb is more than enough.

Happy gaming.
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+1 Robinson Crusoe plays best with 3 players and works really well with two players. Besides that, I am amazed by how thematic and immersive it is. You really feel like a lone group of survivors stranded on an island that tries to beat you down.

Helvetia is an interesting worker-placement game, where you have to merry other people's meeples, so you can work in their town.
 
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I've played Robinson Crusoe with 1-4 and it's awesome with every number. I love the game so much. It's so immersive and just a great experience.

Spyrium is also super fun (and pretty cheap!) but I don't really like it all that much with 2. I mean, it's alright but it's much better with more people.
 
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Of the ones on your list, I would probably go for Robinson Crusoe and Merchant of Venus. I like the possibility of playing solitaire as well.
 
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Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
 
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+1 Navegador & Robinson. A few other suggestions, if you'd like...

meeple Castles of Burgundy
meeple Castaways (Robinson-lite; lots of fun and variety, like the choose of your adventure books!)
meeple Tinner's Trail (great Wallace, since you like Automobile)
meeple Tweeeet (quick 20-30 min filler w/gorgeous design/bits)
meeple Bruges
meeple Compounded (atom placement!)
meeple Discworld: Ankh Morkpork (another Wallace & since you like RRR, this has a high "take that" component but it's fun in the right spirit)
 
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Ora et Labora! Uwe is a genius! Can't go wrong!!!
 
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Robinson Crusoe, definitely. This is the only game I know of that EVERYONE likes, has a somewhat prestigious "literary" theme, and is an excellent solo game.


edit: I'm the 8th person to recommend this.
 
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If you can find a copy of Ora et Labora you should grab it. Seems to be hard to get right now. Anyone have news of a reprint?
 
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lordrahvin wrote:
edit: I'm the 8th person to recommend this.

Robinson Crusoe is lots of fun. I've played it at 1-3 players so far and felt all of those numbers worked well. Make me the ninth. I'm trusting your counting abilities.
 
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I first didn't want to reply this thread, because Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island is the only entry from your list I actually played (and own).

Still, I can echo the praise for it. It's an excellent game if you are looking for a heavy-themed, challenging cooperative game which works great with 1-4 players. The production quality is also very good and there is a lot of variety inside the game's box which will keep you busy for weeks and months.

The only obstacle could be learning the game's rules. If you are familiar with mid-heavy weight games, this should be no problem to you at all and once you know the rules, they are actually rather easy to teach.

I would also like to point you in the direction of Grumsh's two-part video tutorial/review which was tremendously helpful to me: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/34582/robinson-crusoe-adventu...
 
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