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Subject: Which is best for 2 players? rss

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Pandemic, forbidden island, forbidden desert. Of these three which would you say is best for 2 players? I will probably eventually buy copies of each of these but right now I only have money for one. So I would like to buy the one that is best for 2 players first. Theme, weight, and game length are not an issue. Thanks for your opinion!
 
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I haven't played Pandemic with only two players, but in general the Forbidden Location games have always been more highly enjoyed among my group. I would recommend them instead of Pandemic, especially for the first one you get on the list.

As for which Forbidden Location to get... They are both fantastic games. Each is different in its own way. If you haven't played any coop games before, Forbidden Island is probably easier to get into. I think Forbidden Desert is a little less structured: it's harder to understand what it is you're trying to achieve. Ultimately, I like both games equally, although most people say Forbidden Desert is better. But I really think Forbidden Island is the best of the three to bring to the table for the first time.

Personally, though, when playing with just two players I like Forbidden Dessert better than Forbidden Island. There's a bit more unpredictability and it's a bit more rewarding.
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thanks!
 
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Kevin Munoz
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My SO and I started with Pandemic (and the expansions) and just got Forbidden Island. Pandemic is more complex; Forbidden Island is a quick game. Since they were created by the same designer (Matt Leacock) they have similar game mechanics. I'd say Forbidden Island is a quick/younger-player "version" of Pandemic. Haven't played Forbidden Desert yet.
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Larry Welborn
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So which one did you buy?
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Pandemic. My wife decided the theme interested her more. She really likes it so I am glad we got it. But I still want to get the others .
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