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Brian J. Hotovec
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I've been getting great feedback for game recommendations so far and am wondering if you can help me decide on my next game.

I'd like something that starts with building a map by laying tiles (ala Carrcassone), then goes into acquiring land and making resources while trying to set yourself up for an attack with your army that you have built. Ideally, there would be points for all three of these phases so a balance between tactics and strategy would come into play. Also, a light rules set and a playtime of an hour or less for two people.

I've gotten great feedback on another thread that helped me understand what sounded like the most fun. Here are a few that come close (based on description alone): Wizard King (no tiles however), Fjords (this sounds very close as it is light, has tiles and a "build" phase, but (correct me if I'm wrong) it sounds like there is little or no real battle portion), Viktory II (this might be the game-how long does it take to play a 2 person game?).

Any more recommendations for a tile map/build resources/conquer all, two person, ~1 hr game?

Thanks!

 
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Jim Cote
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Antike (longer)
Hellas
E&T (kind of)
 
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Dan Mixer
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Viktory II sounds like the perfect game for you, based on your description.

A 2 player game can be very quick or a little drawn out, but well within the time frames you posted.
 
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Brad Miller
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Nexus Ops.

You don't lay tiles to set up the board, though they are randomly arranged.
 
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Tim K.
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Hellas is probably as close as you're going to get in the 'under one hour' category, though there are no points given throughout the game, it's strictly who controls X territories first.
 
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Luke Morris
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In Hellas you build the map, explore, build an army to attack and defend and try to control 10 cities.
A good solid two player game with a decently short play time.
 
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Brian J. Hotovec
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Thanks for the replies! I think Hellas might be quite close to what I want.
 
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Tom "Snicker Daddy" Pancoast
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Nexus Ops is very good. Tempus would perfect, except that it's not for 2.
 
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