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I am looking for a game for a gift that plays well with 2. It shouldn't be more than $35 USD or about $50 CDN.
EDIT: Changed the USD suggested limit to $35 from $40 to reflect the difference in prices better. I will be purchasing in Canada.

The themes that are of interest to the recipient are in roughly this order where vampires are number 1.
* Vampires
* Classic horror
* Adventure Time
* Lovecraft
* Fantasy settings in the RPG vein such as DND
* Star Trek
* Science fiction in general

Games this person has played and enjoyed include: Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Last Night on Earth, Star Realms, Splendour, Battlelore Munchkin Bites and Star Trek Fleet Captains.

My first choices if budget was not an issue would have been Fury of Dracula (third edition), Star Trek: Frontiers and Star Wars: Rebellion. If 2 player gaming wasn't a factor then I would be considering One Night Ultimate Vampire or Munchkin Adventure Time
 
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Re: Thematic game that plays well with 2, under $40 USD
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle ?
 
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Re: Thematic game that plays well with 2, under $40 USD
Can you not get Fury for under $40 in Canada? It's fairly cheap here.
 
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Unfortunately Fury of Dracula is about $63 CDN
 
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Star Trek Panic
 
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Me and my mum really like Galaxy Trucker
 
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Re: Thematic game that plays well with 2, under $40 USD
Elder Sign?
 
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Perhaps Letters from Whitechapel?
 
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Re: Thematic game that plays well with 2, under $40 USD
Under $50 Cdn is a bit of a challenge with the Canadian dollar.

* Run, Fight or Die might fit the bill - vampire theme that plays well with two.
* Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game - a card game but fantasy theme and meant for two.
* Ghost Stories or Dead of Winter might fit (kind of) and are near your budget.

Alternatively, an expansion for Elder Sign or Arkham Horror could be an option.

If you can drive across the border or get cheap shipping from the US your options open up a bit.
 
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Nightfall: I will confess I have never played or even seen the game in person. However, I think the theme hits the spot. It is a deckuilder. It runs a little over $20 on amazon. And now you know what I know.
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Adventure Time Love Letter: $10 on Amazon. Of course, they would need to like Love Letter and think it is a good game for two people. Personally, I am in the former group but not the latter.
 
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Dead of Winter
Eldritch Horror
Legendary Encounters
Dungeon Petz
Space Alert
Mysterium
Ghost Stories
Dune
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Firefly
Legends of Andor

I haven't played any of these, but they match your criteria.
 
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Re: Thematic game that plays well with 2, under $40 USD
TheGodsMustBeCrazy wrote:
Dead of Winter
Eldritch Horror
Legendary Encounters
Dungeon Petz
Space Alert
Mysterium
Ghost Stories
Dune
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Firefly
Legends of Andor

I haven't played any of these, but they match your criteria.


I am pretty sure most of those are over $50 in Canada. Sentinels of the Multiverse might not be but I don't think the Super Hero theme is quite Sci Fi enough.
 
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Adventure Time Love Letter: $10 on Amazon. Of course, they would need to like Love Letter and think it is a good game for two people. Personally, I am in the former group but not the latter.


This is a good suggestion. I did consider it as well but I agree that it plays so so with 2 players. It's much better with 3 or 4.
 
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Interesting suggestion. I think the age and collectable factors would rule it out even though I could probably find a starter kit within my budget.
 
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Thanks, this might be a very practical option because it's $40 and it gets higher reviews than I would have thought.
 
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lolas wrote:
TheGodsMustBeCrazy wrote:
Dead of Winter
Eldritch Horror
Legendary Encounters
Dungeon Petz
Space Alert
Mysterium
Ghost Stories
Dune
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Firefly
Legends of Andor

I haven't played any of these, but they match your criteria.


I am pretty sure most of those are over $50 in Canada. Sentinels of the Multiverse might not be but I don't think the Super Hero theme is quite Sci Fi enough.


I went by the Amazon prices. They were all $40 or less.
 
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overhaul wrote:

Nightfall: I will confess I have never played or even seen the game in person. However, I think the theme hits the spot. It is a deckuilder. It runs a little over $20 on amazon. And now you know what I know.


Nightfall is a solid choice if they like deck building, and they don't mind a game that requires them to attack other players every turn possible. The attacking seems to be a turn off for some people.
 
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Elder Sign


The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
 
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How important is it that the game be new?

There is a copy of Fury of Dracula (third edition)in the GeekMarket for 39 dollars from a seller in Canada. It's been played twice.
 
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TheGodsMustBeCrazy wrote:
lolas wrote:
TheGodsMustBeCrazy wrote:
Dead of Winter
Eldritch Horror
Legendary Encounters
Dungeon Petz
Space Alert
Mysterium
Ghost Stories
Dune
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Firefly
Legends of Andor

I haven't played any of these, but they match your criteria.


I am pretty sure most of those are over $50 in Canada. Sentinels of the Multiverse might not be but I don't think the Super Hero theme is quite Sci Fi enough.


I went by the Amazon prices. They were all $40 or less.


I should have clarified that I will buy this in Canada. I came up with $40 USD as a guideline because last time I asked for recommendations with only a budget in CDN a lot of people didn't notice my currency. Apparently I didn't use a low enough exchange rate. So Space Alert, for example, is $63 CDN on amazon.ca
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overhaul wrote:

Nightfall: I will confess I have never played or even seen the game in person. However, I think the theme hits the spot. It is a deckuilder. It runs a little over $20 on amazon. And now you know what I know.


Nightfall is a solid choice if they like deck building, and they don't mind a game that requires them to attack other players every turn possible. The attacking seems to be a turn off for some people.


@overhaul Thanks for the initial suggestion and @mrouser for another vote. I had not thought of this.

Yes. This might be a good option. Especially since the recipient has enjoyed a few games of Star Realms.
 
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Sadly $70 CDN. I am sticking to my budget since it is one of those situations where you don't want to give too big of a gift. Looks like I will need to edit the USD limit I suggested.
 
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Me and my mum really like Galaxy Trucker


Thanks. This is a good idea as well. It is really close to being in my budget ($52 CDN), Sci-fi and is very highly rated.
 
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