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Everett
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Title says it all. The game has to work with two players, but I'm not opposed to a 2-4 player game for instance.


Thanks in advance!
 
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Maybe Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, its like Commands and Colors meets GO, meaning that you have cards that give you powers to use the shape of stone formations that you place a la GO. I think the theme of wizards forming shapes of stones to cast spells is fun and effective as a theme, but I can understand if some folks feel it's pasted on.



 
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Wir sind das Volk! may fit your preferences.
 
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Not sure what you mean by "thematic". Are you looking for any game that is not completely abstract?

Here are a couple to check out:

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (the original version) is for sale in the GeekMarket for under $30.

Antike Duellum is also for sale in the GeekMarket for under $30.
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bwingrave wrote:
Not sure what you mean by "thematic". Are you looking for any game that is not completely abstract?



Pretty much. I want a game with a story, something to pull me in. So no theme pasting or abstract.
 
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Car Wars
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Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers
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A Summoner Wars 2-player set (either this one or this one)
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'Bernard Wingrave'
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Toenail21 wrote:
bwingrave wrote:
Not sure what you mean by "thematic". Are you looking for any game that is not completely abstract?



Pretty much. I want a game with a story, something to pull me in. So no theme pasting or abstract.


OK, how about Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases? There's one on GeekMarket for $30 now.
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Sentinels of the Multiverse
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Firefly: The Game
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
The Grizzled
Lords of Vegas
Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
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Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
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7 Ronin is fantastic.
So is Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
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Toenail21 wrote:
Title says it all. The game has to work with two players, but I'm not opposed to a 2-4 player game for instance.

Tetrarchia is slightly under $30 and holds 1 to 4 players. A cooperative game (with a competitive variant) about 4 Emperors fighting for the survival of the Roman Empire by the end of the III century.
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Manoeuvre can play 2-8 out of the box and has a historic theme. It is ~30 on amazon right now.
 
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Whoshim wrote:
Manoeuvre can play 2-8 out of the box and has a historic theme. It is ~30 on amazon right now.



That looks really awesome!








Thanks for all the suggestions guys and gals!
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