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Gary Lynch
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I play mostly two player with my partner.... If we like MP as a two player experience what would be some other games of similar complexity / weight that we might like?
 
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NSYakfisher wrote:
I play mostly two player with my partner.... If we like MP as a two player experience what would be some other games of similar complexity / weight that we might like?


What are some other games you like, in general?
 
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For my wife and I... We are really liking Castles of Burgundy, Dice MasterS, and Paperback right now.
 
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- Viticulture

- Stone Age

- Fresco

To name a few. :-)
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If you like dice placement and Feld, and played 4p, I would suggest Bora Bora. That said, if you're looking for something with dice placement/usage that plays great with 2p, I'd recommend Troyes wholeheartedly. If you just want a Feld game with dice that plays well 2p, there's this little game called Macao that I've heard is pretty good. ninja
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Khonnor wrote:
- Viticulture

- Stone Age

- Fresco

To name a few. :-)


I agree with these altho I'm not a fan of Fresco. Also...

- Alien Frontier
- Kingsburg

To name a few more (if you don't mind very light space or fantasy themes. :-)
 
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senorcoo wrote:
... If you just want a Feld game with dice that plays well 2p, there's this little game called Macao that I've heard is pretty good...


I don't know... there is a little too much (cough) randomness there (cough), right???



No really, Macao rocks!
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Yes, would be helpful to know what other games you like.

Area Control or Games with a Map:
Deus
Concordia
Olympos
Hansa Teutonica
Five Tribes
Notre Dame

Some other medium/light games that work for 2 players:
Elysium
Orleans
Istanbul
Roll for the Galaxy
Imperial Settlers
Viticulture/ Tuscany - I second this game
La Granja
Staufer Dynasty
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NSYakfisher wrote:
I play mostly two player with my partner.... If we like MP as a two player experience what would be some other games of similar complexity / weight that we might like?



Bora Bora and Troyes just like Jack said. Troyes in particular, has the best use of Dice of any Euro ever, imho.
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Gary Lynch
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Games we like..

Castles of Burgundy
Dice Masters
Terra Mystica
Lords of Waterdeep
Great Heartlands Hauling
La Isla
And my favorites the Mr Jack Series

Really looking for what others who like Marco Polo for two... Enjoy as well with two just for increased ideas to look at.
 
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NSYakfisher wrote:
I play mostly two player with my partner.... If we like MP as a two player experience what would be some other games of similar complexity / weight that we might like?
Here is a geeklist you should check out. Rahdo does most of his run through videos from a 2 player perspective, and enjoys Euro games.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/140177/rahdo-runs-thr...

Also check out his profile or guild for other useful links for the 2 player experience.

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CLICK THIS BEAGLE if you're looking for in-depth gameplay video run-throughs! :)
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Have you had a look at The Manhatten Project? I mainly play 2P with my son and we both really like that one as well as MP and LOW.

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I recommend:
- La Granja
- Deus
- Orleans
- Lewis and Clark
- Roll for the Galaxy
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The most amazing ones are

Fields of Arle
Goa
Caylus

La Granja is also very good
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Brigitte - I will have to kindly disagree with you on Goa (which is meh) and Caylus (which is god-awful).
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spades8 wrote:
Yes, would be helpful to know what other games you like.

Area Control - Map based games:
Deus
Concordia
Olympos
Hansa Teutonica
Five Tribes
Notre Dame

Some other medium/light games that work for 2 players:
Elysium
Orleans
Istanbul
Roll for the Galaxy
Imperial Settlers
Viticulture/ Tuscany - I second this game
La Granja
Staufer Dynasty


Not trying to be annoying but do you really think Concordia is area control?
 
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philtrees wrote:

Not trying to be annoying but do you really think Concordia is area control?


I should've written "Area Control/ Games with a Map".

Not that it matters that a suggested game has a map or not. But did group some games that have a similar level of depth (medium/light) as Voyages of Marco Polo and that is visually similar due to a map whether it's area control or not.

I've edited my post. Thanks
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spades8 wrote:
philtrees wrote:

Not trying to be annoying but do you really think Concordia is area control?


I should've written "Area Control/ Games with a Map".

I'll try to edit my post. Thanks


All good. You seem too savvy to think Concordia is area control. I would actually suggest that the core mechanic in that game is hand management/building
 
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Definitely

Stone Age
Kingsburg


both a little lighter then Marco Polo

Bora Bora

More complicated

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I highly recommend Russian Railroads to you. It is another worker placement/maximization game. The games are both unique enough to own them both and they are both heavy with multiple strategies. Russian Railroads sounds like a train game, but it is not. It is more of a point salad game and optimization challenge much like Marco Polo. I would actually say that Russian Railroads may be just a slight bit less luck based as the game/board and options are really laid out for you at the beginning. Though I completely understand that there is dice mitigation in Marco Polo and I see the benefits in having the dice because they provide a varied experience every game, for the person wanting just a tad less luck, Russian Railroads may be your ticket. Similar weight and I really think you'll like it if you like Marco Polo. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this guy!

P.S. Secondary options: Bruges, 5 Tribes, and Targi. All great.
If you want to go a slight step even heavier, Tzolkin or Terra Mystica.
 
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