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CARL SKUTSCH
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It's wrong that games are made that cannot be properly played with only 2 players. I play games with my wife. I want every game that I play to be playable with her. Rising Sun sounds cool and overhyped so I really want to buy it but it plays 3-6. What?!? I want 2. And don't go saying we should make a kid to play 3. We tried that. It plays some games with us but more often it just sits, eats, grunts, and plays video games. What about Friedrich? That game sounds like such a cool game but it plays 3-4. Not fair. Why not just Freddy the Great vs. Austria and leave everybody else out? Better game right? Two is the way to go. I mean, look, I bought Triumph & Tragedy and it's 3 player! I knew it was 3 player when I bought it but I thought maybe they were kidding. They weren't kidding.

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two of us.)
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No it's not wrong. Some games don't play well with 2, I know this is a hard fact to get over but if you try really hard I'm sure you'll manage.
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The majority of board gamers (which is not equal to the majority of BGG members) play mainly at home with their other half. Its a shame that many games still cater to the game group minorities without including good 2 player options. At least we have King Rahdo and Colonel Marco to guide us.
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All games should be playable with 5-7 players.
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danlicata wrote:
No it's not wrong. Some games don't play well with 2, I know this is a hard fact to get over but if you try really hard I'm sure you'll manage.
Pretty much this.
Some ideas and mechanics just do not work with two players. It's not as if there ae not plenty of two player games out there.
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skutsch wrote:

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two of us.)


    I'm in.
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I'm pretty sure this thread is in jest.

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Is it wrong that games are made that cannot be properly played with only 2 players?
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Why didn't this thread already have a poll?
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I'm waiting for the two-player version of Bang.

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"Reckon we ought to get to shooting each other."
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Sagrilarus wrote:
skutsch wrote:

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two THREE of us.)


    I'm in.


Let's take it a step further and BURN the games that publishers "say" plays for two but it's actually terrible with two players and is clearly meant for high numbers!
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Sagrilarus wrote:
skutsch wrote:

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two of us.)


    I'm in.

That's it, movement closed to new members.
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You're all wrong: all games should be playable with one player.
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Sagrilarus wrote:
skutsch wrote:

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two of us.)


    I'm in.


You ruined it!
 
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I'm waiting for the two-player version of Bang.

"Well, I can see you're the sheriff."
"Yup, and I can see you're not."
"Yup."
"Reckon we ought to get to shooting each other."
"Reckon you're right."


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BANG! The Duel
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Peter S.
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Games, not just boardgames, right? So, no more baseball, football, basketball, hockey?

...does it count as a boycott if I'm just too lazy to play?
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Tag with 2 sucks.
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Geosphere wrote:
Tag with 2 sucks.


It's awesome - it's just called a Chase
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quill65 wrote:
You're all wrong: all games should be playable with one player.


Or zero players. devil
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Geosphere wrote:
Tag with 2 sucks.


I thought tag for two people was called fencing?
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skutsch wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
skutsch wrote:

I say we boycott everything until they agree to make everything 2 player. United we stand! (All two of us.)


    I'm in.

That's it, movement closed to new members.


Just as soon as I get my crew together, you better watch out for the 5-7 of us.
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Davej360 wrote:
quill65 wrote:
You're all wrong: all games should be playable with one player.


you beat me too it.

Eventually all games will have apps to play for the other players. Then the app will replace us. Then we can just watch a computer play amongst itself. So exciting.


Sports games have been able to do this for decades now.

https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2016/madden-predict...
 
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So, it makes sense to me that a ton of games are 2-player-only. But it's never been quite clear to me why 4 also seems to be a "magic number", why not 3 or 5? Aside from "well, customers expect it to be playable by 4". And if a game goes above 4, the next "ceiling" seems to be at 8, there seem to be very, very few games that go above 8 players. Maybe something about even numbers of players lends itself to marketing for couples or something?
 
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These days, I have virtually no desire to play games with just 2 players. I cancel my game sessions if fewer than 3 people will be there.

Pete (plays 2-player games only when people say they're coming and don't)
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try finding some new boardgame friends instead of only going for 2-player games
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Unfortunately, too many of my games are only playable by zero players at the moment. They're sitting there...on the shelf...mocking me.
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