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As the title says, I am looking for games that play well with 2 players but have the option of being played with more than 2 players as well.
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Scott Nelson
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What kind of game are we talking about. Almost all games play with 2 and more players except abstracts e.g. chess, checkers, Go, etc.

I'll start the list:
Cockroach Poker
 
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While it may be true that most games can support two or more players, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are equally good with two players or five players for example.
I'm looking for something that is medium weight, not too light, but nothing with instructions the size of a novel either.
 
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Paul Mazumdar
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Drunter & drüber will play with up to four but with two it changes from a light frothy game to a very thinky one.

English name: Wacky Wacky West

 
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Gregg Saruwatari
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My wife consistently pulls out Race for the Galaxy when we go to the cafe; but we also play it 3,4 and 6 player often.
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Alhambra
Bora Bora
Elder Sign
Carcassonne
Castle Panic
Coal Baron
Concept
Core Worlds
Defenders of the Realm
Glen More
Dominion
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Forbidden Desert
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Forbidden Island
Legends of Andor
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Le Havre
Lords of Waterdeep
Mice and Mystics
Pandemic
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set
Pergamon
Police Precinct
Puerto Rico
Race for the Galaxy
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Rococo
San Juan
Seasons
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
Splendor
Star Realms
Stone Age
Suburbia
Takenoko
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Terror in Meeple City
The Castles of Burgundy
The Manhattan Project
Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin
Ticket to Ride
Trajan
Timeline
Valley of the Kings
Yedo
Zombie Dice


Pretty vague request, so there you go, knock yourself out.

Check ►Rahdo Runs Through... Games!, he is very focused on 2-player compatibility.
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Games that Are Worth Purchasing Solely for Playing Two-Player, but Are Capable of Supporting More Players.
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Aaron Yoder
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Kyur wrote:


You missed Istanbul, which is a blast.
 
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Jesse Bouvier
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Also, Keyflower is frequently cited as an excellent game for its scalability (from 2-6).
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A way to find these games on your own would be to just do an advanced search and for number of players use "2" to "3" with "Normal" and then look at the individual games and anything with "Best with 2" would be right in your wheel house.

Then you can add in any other criteria you are looking for to further narrow it down because you're going to get a lot of results with that search.
 
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Medium weight, not too light, but nothing with instructions the size of a novel either. All scale well with 2p.

Hacienda

Finca

Carcassonne

Yspahan

Fresco

Portobello Market

Dos Rios
 
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Thurn and Taxis
Saint Petersbug
Acquire
K2
If Wishes were Fishes
Samurai
Traders of Carthage
 
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Todd Gabriel
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Carcassonne With an expansion or two.

Impulse

Dominion - Though there are likely other deck building games that fit the bill as well.

Perhaps Innovation

 
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James C
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And some others:

Glass Road
Through the Desert
 
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