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Rick Teverbaugh
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My wife has just retired and I am less than a year away so our gaming time will soon expand. We like games that are strong for 2 players. We also like games with some strategic and/or tactical options bt without being overly complex. We are OK with either cards or dice. Some things we already like are Dominion, Quarriors, Favor of the Pharaoh, Kingdom Builder and Roll Player. We aren't interested in anything collectible or games that create a lot of conflict between the players. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Dejun King
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These are some games in the 2 player categories that my wife and myself enjoy playing together.

Competitive-
Agricola: All creatures big and small
Battle Line
Arboretum
San Juan
Time Line

Cooperative-
Robinson Crusoe
Eldritch / Arkham Horror
Legendary A Marvel Deck Building Game
Mechs vs Minions
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Tobias R.
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7 Wonders Duel
San Juan
Patchwork

Three of my favorite games for playing with my wife.
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A. B. West
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Beech Grove
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San Juan
Jaipur
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Ryan C
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Targi
San Juan
Patchwork
Jaipur
Sobek
Schotten Totten/Battle Line
Kahuna
Trambahn
Hive
7 Wonders Duel
Tally Ho
Akrotiri
Asante
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Brodie
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+1 for Targi
 
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John Burt
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For little 2p games, what Dejun said, plus these:
Valley of the Kings (and sequels)
Oh My Goods!
Akrotiri

Also, based on your examples, I'd suggest that you explore some heavier 2p-friendly multiplayer euros. The complexity will increase, but we've found that as we learn and play more games, our "complexity threshold" has increased, allowing us to play and enjoy even heavier games. Considering that, I'll suggest that you start with these:

Agricola
Viticulture Essential Edition
Roll for the Galaxy
Terraforming Mars
Five Tribes
The Castles of Burgundy

Then, if you like the experience,
Fields of Arle (my favorite and most recommended 2p game)
La Granja

And if you like that, then,
A Feast for Odin
The Gallerist
Ora et Labora
Roads & Boats
Plus: whatever new heavy games Rosenberg, Lacerda, Splotter, etc have published by the time you get to this level!
 
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