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Hi everyone, as title, I'm looking for mid-weight game(s) that work with two but scales up well

More than happy to look at different types of games but I'm generally not a fan of social/deduction games and those that are too random or chaotic (generally applies to high player count games...)

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are the games I've played and rated in the past - not a long read: only 30-40!

Any and all recommendations appreciated. Thanks! meeple
 
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Craig Naccari
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You seem to like worker placement. Dungeon Petz has a great system for scaling between 2 and 4. My wife and I love it
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Mark Beyak
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blue_rain wrote:
Hi everyone, as title, I'm looking for mid-weight game(s) that work with two but scales up well


Scales up to what number?

I think Istanbul scales well, (up to 5), and seems to be up your alley.

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Imperial Settlers

The Barbarians had a Warcraft II feel.
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Take a look at Glass Road.
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How about:

The Voyages of Marco Polo - dice placement, asymmetric player powers, variable board setup hidden objectives
La Granja - multi use cards, Feldlike,
Concordia - cards as a rondel, resources conversion an expansion game.
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Many of my favorites fall in this category:
Innovation
Race for the Galaxy
Arkadia
Reef Encounter
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Pip Count 167 wrote:
Many of my favorites fall in this category:
Innovation
Race for the Galaxy
Arkadia
Reef Encounter


+1 for all of the above. Also recommend:

Ginkgopolis
Luna
Core Worlds
Tikal
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Keyflower
Roll for the Galaxy
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Alien Frontiers

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There are already a ton of great suggestions here. +1 for Keyflower especially. I also love Bruges 2 player.

You might also check out this video by Ryan Metzler of the Dice Tower:

http://www.dicetower.com/game-video/top-ten-multiplayer-game...
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+1 Dungeon Petz
+1 Istanbul
Check out Keyflower. Agricola and Keyflower are my top WP games.
If you like engine building then Imperial settlers is also a good choice. Deus isgood option too.
Raiders of the North Sea is coming soon. It should scale really well. Can't wait to get it myself.
Maybe you should give Suburbia another try?
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+1 for Race for the Galaxy - excellent with 2-4 players. The only potential problem* is that it's not a good game to play with people who only play it occasionally as they'll probably feel a bit lost and almost certainly lose much of the time. It can be expanded to play 5 players (with any of TGS, AA, or XI) or 6 players with TGS + RvI. (Note that AA & XI can't be combined with each other or any other expansions)

* Well assuming that you and the people you want to play with actually like the game!
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Beyak wrote:


Scales up to what number?



Preferably to at least 4

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Lots of games that sound great - will look into them!
 
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+1 Glass Road, Race for the Galaxy, Finca, and Keyflower

It's usually just my wife & I playing, with occasional game nights with groups of 3-5. These are some of our favorite games and all play great at two and scale up well (Finca gets a little more chaotic at 4 but is still great).

I'd also recommend Puerto Rico. It's my favorite game, and plays very smoothly with the official 2 player variant. Scales up to 5 very well with little downtime. Highly recommended.

Also consider Troyes if you can find it (currently OOP). A fantastic game that I view as a little beefier version of Castles of Burgundy (which is another great game at two, haven't played with more). There's dice placement, worker placement, and significant player interaction with dealing with the events (marauders, etc.) and buying other players' dice. Such a great game with so many things to consider. If you're lucky enough to find a copy at a decent price, I highly recommend picking it up. Maybe a little bit heavier than mid-weight, but not overly so.
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YellowJack wrote:
+1 Glass Road, Race for the Galaxy, Finca, and Keyflower

It's usually just my wife & I playing, with occasional game nights with groups of 3-5. These are some of our favorite games and all play great at two and scale up well (Finca gets a little more chaotic at 4 but is still great).

I'd also recommend Puerto Rico. It's my favorite game, and plays very smoothly with the official 2 player variant. Scales up to 5 very well with little downtime. Highly recommended.

Also consider Troyes if you can find it (currently OOP). A fantastic game that I view as a little beefier version of Castles of Burgundy (which is another great game at two, haven't played with more). There's dice placement, worker placement, and significant player interaction with dealing with the events (marauders, etc.) and buying other players' dice. Such a great game with so many things to consider. If you're lucky enough to find a copy at a decent price, I highly recommend picking it up. Maybe a little bit heavier than mid-weight, but not overly so.


Sorry for the late response and thank you!
Many many great options here - will try to watch some playthroughs to get a feel of the games!
 
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