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Brad R
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I tried filtering the advanced search for 2 player games but thought I would ask the forums for their opinions rather than an algorythm ;-). What are your favorite Kosmos and/or Mayfair 2 player games?

FWIW, I have Rivals for Catan, Patchwork, Jaipur and Asante on the wish list (yes, I know, outside of the Kosmos/Mayfair) discussion.) I have heard that Trambahn is an option but also heard it is broken with runaway leader issues.

TIA for the conversation!
 
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Matthew Peckham
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Have an obligatory recommendation for Lost Cities.

It's light and quick, but extremely fun and quite tense at times.
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Brad R
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Ah, yes, saw that one as a default 2P game. Thanks for the reminder!
 
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Stefano Castelli
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Blue Moon!
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Jens Verwaest
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Patchwork (Really, get it! get it, NOW!)
Targi
Asante
Lost Cities
Agricola for 2 (with 1 expansion for replayability)
Jaipur
Tides of Time

Le Havre: Inland Port (not as good as game above, but not bad either)


These ones I do not have:
Steam Torpedo
Tranbahn (should be fun I think)
Hengist (not so good reception)

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Ryan Johnson
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I second Patchwork. I recently picked it up as a gift for my wife but it has proved a huge hit with everyone that has been willing to give a two player game a shot.
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Kathleen Nugent
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I've been playing Catan Card Game - the Rivals predecessor - for years and love it. The best thing is that it's not a filler; it's a real game that takes about an hour to play. I've had the chance to play Rivals and think it's a perfect update, so that's my first recommendation.

Jaipur bores me. I think you might tire of it quickly. It's definitely a filler.

I've played Le Havre: Inland Port a few times and am not thrilled. It's not one I suggest very often.

Targi is very good. It comes close to the "not filler" category. It easily stands up to repeated plays.

I play Jambo - Asante's predecessor. It's okay. Better than Jaipur, but not as much fun as Targi or Rivals. My friend likes it better than I do, so we play it when she suggests it.
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Gláucio Reis
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I'm not sure why you mention Mayfair, as I believe all of their two-player games are from Kosmos two-player series, but here are my favorites (I really like this series):

1. Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League
2. Rivals for Catan
3. Blue Moon (but you'll want the Blue Moon Legends version)
4. Jambo/Asante
5. Dracula
6. Starship Catan
7. Odin's Ravens
8. Lord of the Rings: The Search
9. Babel
10. Hellas
11. Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
12. Hera and Zeus
13. Dragonheart
14. Caesar & Cleopatra
15. Kahuna
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Todd Gabriel
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Asante

Ubongo: Duel - The american version is OOP but the German version can still be found and it's language independent. German version in stock here. This is my second favorite Ubongo second only to Ubongo 3-D.

Lost Cities

Babel
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James C
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+1s to Lost Cities and ACBAS.

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Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road

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Targi (highly recommended) also Jambo and Lost Cities
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+1 for Targi and Patchwork. Both are excellent 2P games. I also A:ACBAS quite a bit, although I'm at the stage where I probably need to get the extra buildings to keep it interesting.

Jäger und Späher is also good (although certainly not in the league of Targi or Patchwork). Only available in German and needs paste-ups, but they're available in under the game's listing on BGG.
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Seth Brown
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Kahuna.
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One of my favorites I haven't seen mentioned yet is DruidenWalzer.
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I know it's not from Kosmos or Mayfair, but Battle Line is an excellent 2 player game.
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Brad R
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Thanks for the conversation guys. Some of the games I have heard of or seen reviews and some are new. Now to find some videos for reviews with the wife.....and find Patchwork ASAP it seems :-D.
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Many of the kosmos 2-player line are really starting to show their age. However, Lost Cities is deservedly a classic. Of the others I've played, the ones I'd still be interested in are Lord of the Rings the Confrontation, Babel, die Pyramiden des Jaguars, Catan Card Game, and Blue Moon if it weren't for the artwork (it's a really great game mechanically).
 
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