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I would check out oddball Äeronauts for a 2p game that requires no playing surface. Theme could be right up your alley too.
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I would recommend looking thru a few geeklists:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/164769/best-two-player-hus...

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/63652/my-favorite-small-fo...

Hope this helps
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Hive (or Hive Pocket) might work if the surface is flat enough.

Mr. Jack Pocket definitely works (played it on a couch before).

And oddball Äeronauts works everywhere since both players keep their deck in their hands all the time.
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Check out some pass n play ipad games. Agricola is great.
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Here are some games that my GF and I love that I think would fit your criteria.

Android: Netrunner - This is a LCG, so there is the double edged sword of there always being more cards you don't own. However, it is chock full of theme, but a game will generally not take you any more than 30 minutes max. Can easily be played sitting on a bed!

Summoner Wars: Master Set - Another card game, but this one plays out on a battlefield. I'd grab the master set that I linked, as it has plenty of races so that they don't get stale. Requires maybe a BIT more space than Netrunner, but still quit manageable. Again, lots of theme, short and engaging playtime.

Claustrophobia - This is an asymmetrical dungeon crawl, with one side playing as evil demons below London, and the other as a representative of the church and his conscripted violent criminal soldiers. Super quick playtime for a game of this type, oozes theme, and has some really interesting mechanics. Lots of scenarios and customization for re-playability. Only downside, the dungeon tiles are large-ish, so this one might be better for the floor rather than a bed.

Hope this helps!
 
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Two player games to play with one's girlfriend in bed...

Ummmmm....

Aside from the obvious, you mean?

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Jaipur is probably one of my favorite lighter card games with a small footprint. Fairy Tale may also be a good fit, especially given the theme.

And, while you may not be looking for a "normal" card game, I will always have a soft spot for Cribbage.

A lot of the Kosmos two-player series are excellent as well, but tend to be harder (read:expensive) to track down. Jambo, Ingenious: Travel Edition, Odin's Ravens and Hera and Zeus are my favorites, though. And since I've already commited the crime of recommending hard to find stuff, Traders of Osaka is also a favorite of mine, though the theme is admittedly pretty dry (though, just found out that a reprint of this branded "Traders of Osaka" is on the horizon).

Hope this helps and happy gaming!
 
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Diis wrote:
Two player games to play with one's girlfriend in bed...

Ummmmm....

Aside from the obvious, you mean?

Diis


Careful with this game, though. It has a chance of seriously cutting into your gaming time for three years or so and into your gaming budget for eighteen to twenty two years.

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Balth wrote:


You need an impressive bed though if you want to play it there
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Sorry in advance, but I had to suggest.... Dixit. I will avoid mentioning Ticket To Ride or Smallworld.

How about Legacy: Testament of Duc de Crecy? A quick fun dice chucker would be Zombie Dice.
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+1 Jaipur
+1 Hive
+1 Mr. Jack Pocket

Also consider Biblios, Haggis, PAX and even though it's a big step up from those games you should check Race for the Galaxy.
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My girlfriend absolutely loves Pandemic and shes not into boardgames at all. Another one she likes is Battle Line.
 
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+ 1 for Jaipur
+ 1 for Race for the Galaxy

I just picked up Hive Pocket and can't wait to try it.

I have Mr Jack Pocket and we played it all of three times and got bored.

Red7 is pretty cool and you can play it with your roommate too.
 
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Hera and Zeus
 
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... now you're looking for a quickie game?
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I uh...nope, it's just too easy. Not touching this. blush
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+1 Biblios. Takes up barely any space at all.

Edit: darn autocorrect.
 
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Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

great theme, max 20mins, makes you try to outwit each other, variable difficulty
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Kaermo wrote:
Mr. Jack Pocket definitely works (played it on a couch before).

Can vouch for this as we've often played this in bed. thumbsup
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we exactly did THAT with Splendor during a recent trip ;-)
 
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kngdvd wrote:


cant comment on star realms but i feel hanabi would be somewhat difficult to play while sitting in bed, holding the cards so that you can see them but the person sitting directly beside you may be difficult.

if the original poster is not concerned about being able to play in bed than it is a fantastic game, i prefer it with 4P but definitely playable and enjoyable with 2P
 
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If you want to play games in bed a lap tray is probably a good idea.

+1 Hive Pocket - quick strategy game (not much theme though)

Haggis - card game that can be played with a standard deck with 2 players (or a Haggis deck with 3) - no theme, but engaging

Race for the Galaxy - it's excellent and I think it's thematic (some reckon the theme feels pasted on, I disagree), however it's moderately complex and you need a few games to understand it. It's my favourite game but read up about it if you're considering it. There are plenty of good reviews and you can view the rules & cards on line. I could see a VP chip getting lost if you played it in bed!

oddball Äeronauts - I've never played it but it's a card game where you keep all your cards in your hand (so it doesn't need a table) which seems idea for playing in bed.
 
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RenaissanceMom wrote:
Kaermo wrote:
Mr. Jack Pocket definitely works (played it on a couch before).

Can vouch for this as we've often played this in bed. thumbsup


Great things about Mr. Jack Pocket:
-it comes in a small, portable box
-it takes up very little table (or bed) space
-it doesn't take long to play
-it isn't complicated
-it keeps you engaged because you really have to pay attention to what your opponent does
-it has the horror theme you like

Also, someone mentioned Jambo, which is indeed hard to find and out of print, but there is a new version that plays almost exactly like Jambo, called Asante. So if you're interested in trying the Jambo experience, you might want to pick up Asante. This one has an African theme and requires you to use clever card play to gather and sell wares on the market. It can be quite interactive and has some "take that" to it, but if you're okay with that element, it might be a good choice.

Edit to add: I think Splendor could work well, too, though besides for some nice artwork, it doesn't really have much of a theme.
 
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