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Danut
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Hello

Can you tell what will you choose between Tigris and Euphrates and Imperial for 2 player games?

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I think T&E only works for 2 players if you use a smaller map.
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Imperial is utterly brilliant, but not so hot for two players. That, and people who say T&E isn't great for two are very wrong.
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danutzek wrote:
Hello

Can you tell what will you choose between Tigris and Euphrates and Imperial for 2 player games?

Thank you.


Those are my two favorite games, but I actually never played Imperial with two people. I do have many 2p T&E plays, virtually all of them at BGG.

My opinion about 2-player T&E is that it is not as good as with 3 or 4, because one of the greatest thing about T&E is seeing how your neighbors evolve and carefully chose where to grow and how to trigger the external conflicts. You lose a lot with two players because there's only one person to attack, and so the only strategic option is choosing the point of contact between kingdoms and the order of conflict resolution. I would still play with two players if I had the opportunity, but I guess it would be nice to introduce a resign option, because if one player gets an extremely good outcome in the first conflict, it is very, very hard to come back and the rest of the game will basically be a torture.

As I said, I never played Imperial with two in order to choose what would be the best between both, but I guess it would still be interesting.
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I like T&E best with 3, then 4, then 2. But it's not bad with two. I have no experience of Imperial, so I can't give you that comparison.
 
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I love both games.

I will play a 2-player game of Imperial only to teach the game.

Tigris is better at three or at four (with the big map). It is also good at two, but it is a different game.
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Thank you so much for your opinions. I will take them into consideration.
 
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I would only play 2p T&E with someone who also knows T&E already and loves it. I wouldn't recommend 2p T&E to a new player.

I would never play Imperial 2p.

Instead of either T&E or Imperial, I'd recommend Antike: Duellum which is made for 2p and is by the same author as Imperial.
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I am in the minority, but I love Imperial with two players. It feels like a chess match.
 
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dios_et_dios wrote:
I am in the minority, but I love Imperial with two players. It feels like a chess match.
When I want to play a two player game that feels like a chess match, I play chess.
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