Mike Timonin
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Sometimes, you can only gather two players. Sometimes, you don't want more than two players. But there seems to be very few games (outside of the classics - checkers, chess, go, etc) designed for two person play. Can I get some suggestions for good two player games?
 
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Jambo
Tikal
Carcasonne
Flower Power
Rummy Cubes
Boggle
Balloon Cup
Babel
Mystery Rummy (any version)
Schottentotten
Lost Cities
 
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T. Rosen
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Hi Mike,

I think this recent thread is exactly what you're looking for:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/132551

I'll highlight my contributions to the thread too

1) My favorite two-player games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1145636#1145636

2) A tally of everyone's votes for favorite two-player games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1145722#1145722

meeple
 
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Here are some very popular ones:

Attika
Goa
Guillotine
Hey! That's My Fish!
Ingenious
Lost Cities
Memoir '44
San Juan
St. Petersburg
Tikal

Plus some more ideas:
Go
Fjords
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation


Check out this list:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/17312

You can also do a search - there are lots of past postings about this topic.

Good luck!
 
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Bryan Johnson
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Hi Mike, right now I'm enjoying a more obscure title called MixUp which is strictly for 2 players and it is a more advanced version of Connect Four where one player is playing "colors" and the other is playing "shapes". Other than that, some popular titles with my crowd are Jambo, Caesar & Cleopatra, Lost Cities and Hive. Good luck and have fun.




 
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Brian Sturk
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The 2 player games I'm currently enjoying are:

Lost Cities
Dreamblade (excellent!)
Mystery Rummy Jack the Ripper
Memoir '44

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Phillip Heaton
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Games I'd recommend that are for two players:

Twilight Struggle
Commands & Colors: Ancients
Wilderness War
Bonaparte at Marengo
Travel Blokus
Ace of Aces - Handy Rotary and/or Powerhouse
Carcassonne - The Castle
Dungeon Twister
A House Divided
Bar-Lev
Fjords
Wooden Ships & Iron Men
Victory in the Pacific
Target Arnhem - Across 6 Bridges ($5 from the publisher)
Quebec 1759
Twixt
Sergeants! on the Eastern Front (Cheap)(three more in system)


Note: Most wargames (4286 and counting) are two player, and some 3849 non-wargames are listed as 2 player only.
 
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YINSH
PÜNCT
DVONN
Phoenix
Settlers Card Game

2+:

Puerto Rico
Ticket to Ride
La Città
San Juan
Ra
Caylus
Attila
Carcassonne
 
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Ola Hansson
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Games from the Kosmos two-player series are often recommended.
 
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Mike Timonin
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Thanks everyone, this gives me something to look for when I'm at the game store. Thanks especially for the links to existing threads - I went looking for those, but could not find them.
 
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