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may-prigent Ffran
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If you had to whittle it down to three, what would be your top three " must buy" suggestions for two player games ?

For us at the moment, it's Mr Jack all the way ! Good to be o. holiday, to have playing time .....
 
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Magic: The Gathering
Dominion
Hive (so I can list a game that is exclusively 2 player and not a card game...)
 
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War of the Ring (Second Edition)
Fields of Arle
Android: Netrunner
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Three is hard, because it depends on who I am playing with, how much time, how much room etc

* With my wife - Twilight Struggle
* With my elder son - BattleLore
* With my younger son (or anyone in the family) - Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small

With gamers - Android: Netrunner or Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends or Star Trek: Fleet Captains
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Race for the Galaxy, Cribbage, Star Realms
(I'd switch the first two for Kalah and Hive Pocket if playing with my children).
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Daniel B-G
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Race for the Galaxy for when you have 30 minutes
The Castles of Burgundy for when you have an hour
Antiquity for when you have 2+

The half hour slot is where I do most of my 2P gaming with my wife, so I'm cheating and doing a top 3 at that length.

Race for the Galaxy is the top dog and has been for some time, but there are 2 new kids on the block that are trying to steal it's crown.
Mottainai the tidied up and streamlined glory to rome spinoff. I like it better than the original (not everyone agrees though).
7 Wonders Duel, retooled and reimplemented to make it a better 2 player experience. 2 plays in and we love it.
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Twilight Struggle
Agricola
Dominion?
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Hive, pocket or otherwise.

Summoner Wars, specifically Summoner Wars: Master Set. A lot of variety in a single box.

BattleCON: Devastation of Indines, or War of Indines, or Fate of Indines.

If you like Mr. Jack Pocket, I'd also highly suggest NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game.
 
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Deus (after about 4 plays a two player game takes 30 minutes)
Castles of burgundy (45-60 minutes)
Roll for the galaxy (about 30 minutes)
Biblios (20 minutes)
Voyages of marco polo (45-60 minutes)


All the times are my 2 player timings after a few plays. These are my favourite light to mediumish games at the moment with 2 players.
 
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BattleLore (Second Edition)
Star Wars: The Card Game
BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Mage Wars Arena
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

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eatem wrote:


Great list. I'll swap out Android Netrunner for Mage Knight though
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A lot of great suggestions. I'll add some other nice games not yet mentioned:

1960: The Making of the President
Letters from Whitechapel
Jaipur
 
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Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Jaipur
Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
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James C
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Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (plus an expansion)
Hive
Lost Cities/Patchwork

+1 to Magic too.
 
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Targi is my #1.

And I agree with many of the others that have been mentioned.
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My favourite two-player games, currently?

One Zero One
Akrotiri
Claustrophobia

Have yet to play BattleLore (Second Edition), so that could steal a spot.
 
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Fjords
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Twilight Struggle
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Agricola
Pax Porfiriana
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Twilight Struggle
Mage Knight (should only be played solo or with 2)
At the Gates of Loyang
Command and Colours style games
 
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In order of complexity/game time...

Hive
Star Realms
Neuroshima Hex!
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They are fab lists. Targi is very cheap on amazon de, am wondering if it's language independent.... Jaipur has been on my must buy list for a long time, too. Sometimes, I impulse buy, and some games get overlooked. I have never heard of fjords. I will check it out. I massacred my daughter at Mr Jack today, TWICE. Am feeling very smug.
 
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gobaith wrote:
They are fab lists. Targi is very cheap on amazon de, am wondering if it's language independent...

It's not. Many of the cards have special effects that are described by text on the card.


Edit: You might be able to find paste-ups in the files section for your language of choice.
 
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I've just remembered that I have Patchwork, and haven't played it properly yet .....
 
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