Tod Andrew
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Hi

These two Kosmos games are available, at the same price.

I understand that Targi has a worker placement mechanic, and that in Lost Cities you build a ascending sequence of numbered cards.

I would be playing mainly against casual/non gamers, hence the complexity (or lack there of) is quite important.

Which game would you suggest?

What aspects of the games, that impact their complexity, should I consider?

Thanks in advance,
Tod
 
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Not to immediately derail the thread, but where are you seeing Targi in stock(reasonably priced)?
 
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Hey Tod

I own both games, and enjoy them both!

Honestly you won't go wrong with either.

I would recommend Lost Cities if you want a quicker game, that requires very little table space (you don't really need to use the board), and is really easy to teach.

I would recommend Targi if you want a longer game, a bit more complex, with unique mechanics (especially for non-gamers).

Get both
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Lost Cities is okay. I LOVE Targi!

But Paul is correct when he says that Lost Cities is easier to teach to non-gamers. But everyone to whom I've taught Targi enjoyed it, even the casual gamers who play games only when I visit them.
 
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mibb wrote:
Not to immediately derail the thread, but where are you seeing Targi in stock(reasonably priced)?


Hi

I am in Australian - it is an Australian website Fishpond.com.au.

What we consider reasonably priced (almost $AUD30), you guys in the USA would probably think is over priced!

Thanks for all the quick replies.

Cheers,
Tod
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Lost Cities is easier to teach, but not by much. Targi is also pretty straight forward. Lost Cities is a 15 minute game. Targi is 45 minutes to an hour. The competition in Targi is a bit more direct as you will be intentionally getting in each other's way more. But you won't be destroying or attacking each other in either game.

All that said, Lost Cities is a really good game. But Targi is a great game.
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I've played both, and would choose Targi. It's got more going on than Lost Cities.
 
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Personally I´d preferr Targi.
But Lost Cities is is a good 2-player game too.
And for non-gamers I´d reccomend Lost Cities as it is the simpler game.
 
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Targi all the way.
 
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Lost Cities is both the better game AND better for casual/non gamers.
 
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mibb wrote:
Not to immediately derail the thread, but where are you seeing Targi in stock(reasonably priced)?



here for 19.99

http://www.cardhaus.com/catalog/board_games/targi/244833
 
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Thanks for all the replies.
I have ordered Lost Cities, and will keep Targi in mind as a possible future purchase.
 
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tod_13 wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.
I have ordered Lost Cities, and will keep Targi in mind as a possible future purchase.


Well, this thread just took an unexpected turn!

Enjoy Lost Cities. It's a pretty cool game.
 
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benchilada wrote:
tod_13 wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.
I have ordered Lost Cities, and will keep Targi in mind as a possible future purchase.


Well, this thread just took an unexpected turn!

Enjoy Lost Cities. It's a pretty cool game.


Cheers. It just seems that my casual/non gamers will understand the less complex Lost Cities more easily at this stage.
 
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tod_13 wrote:
benchilada wrote:
tod_13 wrote:
Thanks for all the replies.
I have ordered Lost Cities, and will keep Targi in mind as a possible future purchase.


Well, this thread just took an unexpected turn!

Enjoy Lost Cities. It's a pretty cool game.


Cheers. It just seems that my casual/non gamers will understand the less complex Lost Cities more easily at this stage.


I totally understand! Happy gaming.
 
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Targi is great and better than Lost Cities IMO. Time Well Spent Games has it in stock.
 
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