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Cadrick Loh
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Hi, recently I've been looking for games which is 1 v 1 and can be done within 1 hour+

Preferences:
1. Non-euro
2. Can be any themes (prefer fantasy)
3. Prefer more on defeating opponents instead of just competing on the score
(Eg: Not prefer games like Race for the Galaxy)
4. Prefer even I only get the Base set and it can be played for a long time.
5. Play time within 60 minutes++ (Max of 90 minutes)

PS: Please try to suggest other games beside
Android: Netrunner

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birdkingz wrote:
Hi, recently I've been looking for games which is 1 v 1 and can be done within 1 hour+

Preferences:
1. Non-euro
2. Can be any themes (prefer fantasy)
3. Prefer more on defeating opponents instead of just competing on the score
(Eg: Not prefer games like Race for the Galaxy)
4. Prefer even I only get the Base set and it can be played for a long time.
5. Play time within 60 minutes++ (Max of 90 minutes)

PS: Please try to suggest other games beside
Android: Netrunner



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If you're not after euros, you might want to look at something like Claustrophobia?
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Shakier Ismail
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Have a look at Summoner Wars: Master Set, Super awesome tactical card game where positioning is key to victory. Its has a cool fantasy/sci-fi theme. The master set comes with 6 factions with tons of replayability.
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The game I currently play most 1 v 1 is:

Legends and Lies

Great replay value and we LOVE the theme.
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Since you told me not to recommend Netrunner, I won't even though it fits all your categories like a velvet glove.

So, take a look at Fire at Will.
 
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Blue Moon Legends

The reprint includes all the expansions in the box. meeple
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Battlelore 2nd
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I think I know what your looking for. It's Ogre.

You can get the Pocket Edition for 3 dollars. You might as well pick it up alongside whatever else you grab.

Also, Mage Wars Arena is a 2 player my wife and I enjoy together. As pointed out previously, Claustrophobia is also a great 2 player.
 
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Android: Netrunner.

Edit: Epic fail to read the PS! +1 Summoner Wars.
 
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You're looking for Chess or Netrunner
Most abstracts would meet your demands however.

I'll suggest Hex, Arimaa or Catchup.
When you read the rule to hex, remember this: it's a deep game, a VERY deep game even if the rules look like tic tac toe.
 
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Any comments about Krosmaster Arena?
 
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Commands & Colours; Ancients should meet your demands.
Read some reviews. It's awesome.
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Check out Neuroshima Hex!.
 
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Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation. Asymmetric player powers with different win condition. Sauron has to get three characters into the shire or defeat Frodo. The fellowship must get Frodo into Mordor. The mechanics include bluffing and hand management. I think it fits what you are lookong for perfectly.

It is currently in print as Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation and can be found fairly cheap.

Coolstuffinc currently has 2 copies for under 25.
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birdkingz wrote:
Any comments about Krosmaster Arena?


I hate it. I'd rather play Mage Wars Arena.
 
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birdkingz wrote:
Hi, recently I've been looking for games which is 1 v 1 and can be done within 1 hour+

Preferences:
1. Non-euro
2. Can be any themes (prefer fantasy)
3. Prefer more on defeating opponents instead of just competing on the score
(Eg: Not prefer games like Race for the Galaxy)
4. Prefer even I only get the Base set and it can be played for a long time.
5. Play time within 60 minutes++ (Max of 90 minutes)

PS: Please try to suggest other games beside
Android: Netrunner



It sounds like you'll love BattleCON: Devastation of Indines. It's been hard to find for awhile but it just got re-stocked, so you should be able to get one.


From their website:

BattleCON captures the fast-paced head-to-head intensity of a 2D fighting video game and tempers it with the strategic decision-making of a card game. Imagine Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Mortal Kombat, or King of Fighters for your kitchen table! BattleCON brings this vision to life with a gorgeous cast of diverse characters and solid gameplay.

This is a standalone game with everything in the box. There are no packs to collect or rares to chase! Get the whole game right here!

30 Fighters – Each with a unique mechanic that completely changes the game!
10 Arenas – Arenas transform during gameplay to create new scenarios!
4 Bosses – Play 2, 3, or 4 vs. 1 in massive cooperative boss modes!
6 Solo/Cooperative Dungeons
9 Gameplay Modes
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Mage Wars is fantastic but can take long the first few plays. Once you get it though, 90 minutes is completely doable. Enjoy!
 
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If you can find a copy relatively cheaply, I'd go with Space Hulk. If you're into card games, and don't mind print and play, you could make yourself a copy of Aliens: This Time It's War. But my favourite 1v1 game has to be Space Empires: 4X. Amazing game.
 
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Warhammer: Diskwars might work, fantastic two player game with a ton in the base set.
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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How could I forget Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game. You can play casually or competitively (and you can take or leave the squadron-building aspect of it, which way you prefer).

You can try out the game quite affordably with a core set. If it feels like something you two (or more) enjoy, you can get more stuff (like a second core set and a few ships for both sides, that would already give you a lot of plays). Keep watching any sales/discounts.

 
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Summoner Wars: Master Set is what you seek. :)
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lordrahvin wrote:
birdkingz wrote:
Hi, recently I've been looking for games which is 1 v 1 and can be done within 1 hour+

Preferences:
1. Non-euro
2. Can be any themes (prefer fantasy)
3. Prefer more on defeating opponents instead of just competing on the score
(Eg: Not prefer games like Race for the Galaxy)
4. Prefer even I only get the Base set and it can be played for a long time.
5. Play time within 60 minutes++ (Max of 90 minutes)

PS: Please try to suggest other games beside
Android: Netrunner



It sounds like you'll love BattleCON: Devastation of Indines. It's been hard to find for awhile but it just got re-stocked, so you should be able to get one.


From their website:

BattleCON captures the fast-paced head-to-head intensity of a 2D fighting video game and tempers it with the strategic decision-making of a card game. Imagine Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Mortal Kombat, or King of Fighters for your kitchen table! BattleCON brings this vision to life with a gorgeous cast of diverse characters and solid gameplay.

This is a standalone game with everything in the box. There are no packs to collect or rares to chase! Get the whole game right here!

30 Fighters – Each with a unique mechanic that completely changes the game!
10 Arenas – Arenas transform during gameplay to create new scenarios!
4 Bosses – Play 2, 3, or 4 vs. 1 in massive cooperative boss modes!
6 Solo/Cooperative Dungeons
9 Gameplay Modes


I love BattleCON. It's my favorite game period right now.

You can also pre-order the War of Indines: Remastered edition http://level99store.lvl99games.com/BattleCON/war-remastered for slightly cheaper.

Or get the classic edition from the same store for cheaper still.

If you're on the fence about it, download the print-and-play to try it out.

+1 Summoner Wars: Master Set, too.
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I couldn't get BattleCON near my store

I've played Mage Wars before, the only problem is the play time could take very long but I really love that games so much!

Battlelore 2nd edition setup time could easily take up to 5-10mins? That might not be suitable to me.

Left Summoner Wars and Neuroshima Hex. I wonder which one is more suitable to me. Any comparison between these two?
 
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lordrahvin wrote:
birdkingz wrote:
Any comments about Krosmaster Arena?


I hate it. I'd rather play Mage Wars Arena.


Do u mind share with me why u hate it?

For me, Krosmaster looks very similar to many digital tactical games, which make me doubt about it cause I can just play the digital version with fancy animation and stuffs. (I'm a PC/Console gamer too)
 
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