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Barbara Leandri
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Anyone know how this scales with just two?
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Barry Miller
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I'll throw an answer out there, though I haven't played a 2-player game yet...

YES, the game scales well! I envision playing most of my future games as 2-player and wouldn't have bought it if it wasn`t designed as a good 2-player game.

Also, keep in mind that the game's core components are designed for a 2-player game and that to accommodate 3-5 players, additional boards and components are added to the table.

I expect others who've actually played 2-player will confirm that this is a good 2-player game.

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Michael Tyree
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I've played twice as 2 player, it does scale pretty well. There is a little more freedom as there is slightly less blocking, but you're still limited in your choices so you have to be strategic. I know the scores were very close, so no blow outs, but that has been my experience with higher counts as well.
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I've played it twice with 2, once with 3, and once with 4. I'd say that it felt similar, as far as blocking spaces and doing what others would like to do (such as Local Partnerships), with each player count, because of the additional market spaces.

This game is a home run.
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Jonathan Warren
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I have played almost exclusively 2-player and all have been very good, thoroughly enjoyable games. I am VERY pleased that I backed this and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it as a 2-player game.
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I've also only played this as a 2p game and love it. I'd like to try with more sometime to be able to use the collaborative spaces but oh well. Love it with 2.
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Nat Levan
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I think it scales perfectly. The only real change is that you only use the actions from the basic board. But since the extra action spaces for more players are simply variations on the actions available for 2, so you never feel like there's a part of the game you don't get to play (I'm lookin' at you, Agricola).
Strategically, you have a little more flexibility in ta 2-player game because you can avoid competing for recipes and some workers. But otherwise, it plays pretty much the same.
Absolutely worth getting even if you only play with 2.
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Elizabeth Nugent

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Sivilized wrote:
The only real change is that you only use the actions from the basic board. But since the extra action spaces for more players are simply variations on the actions available for 2, so you never feel like there's a part of the game you don't get to play (I'm lookin' at you, Agricola).


I mostly agree with this, except that I do miss the collaboration actions when I play 2-player. It's a very good game 2-player, but I think it's a hair better at 3 or 4.
 
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True, I forgot the collaboration, I guess because it's a fairly small part. Does add some consideration for turn order and ingredient use. I like the simplicity without it just as much. But I'm biased as a big fan of the game in any form.
 
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