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E. z.
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Hi,
I'm looking for a game with beautiful artwork, that works fine as a 2-player game. It can be only for 2, or for 2-?, if only it scales well.

What I understood by "beautiful"? Anything made by Menzel is by no means beautiful (for me), unfortunately most of these games do not really scale for 2. I also love the look of "Lewis and Clark" (I have it, and it scales well, I know), "In the name of Odin" (does not scale at all ), "Pillars of the Earth" (better with more), "Blue Moon Legends", but also some "different" artworks like "Troyes" are welcome.

We prefer board games to card games.
Any ideas?
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Edward Kowynia
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Bedford
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Lost Cities? A card game for two people. Decent enough game but I must say, the artwork on the cards is nice.
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Larry Nyquist
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My wife and I love 7 Wonders Duel. It's beautiful and is both a card and board game. She's not into board games but she will play this one. Splendor is another one.
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Will S
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Tsuro is very pretty and works well with 2-8.
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Alistair Stafford
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Go then. There are other worlds than these.
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What about Jambo? A two player game illustrated by Menzel.
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Mindy Basi
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Urbana
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I like the art in Agility.

Dr. Finn makes lots of two player games that have interesting art that are also good games.

Maybe look at something like Dreamwell, or Lotus.
 
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tom tom
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Springfield
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Above and Below is beautiful. Village and Kingsburg are pretty. Champions of Midgard has cool viking art.
 
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Julien K
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Kyoto
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Elysium's art is amazing.
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walloftruth
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Adrian
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Seasons has stunningly beautiful artwork and plays best at 2. My wife's favorite game.
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Bern Harkins
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Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia is a stunning game, with bits that are very satisfying to handle. It plays quite well with two.
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Conan McNamara
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Durham
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Arboretum
Quoridor
2 de Mayo
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
Omen: A Reign of War and Hemloch
 
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Jay White
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Patchwork is a great 2-player game but would be a stretch for "beautiful" in the artwork department.
 
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Erik G
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Bruxelles 1893? Or Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, although i don't know how well that one plays with 2.

Or maybe one of the games of Vital Lacerda (Kanban: Automotive Revolution, The Gallerist)?

 
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Dee Abel
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Dragonheart. Art by Menzel, and just as pretty as Pillars of the Earth.

Other particularly pretty games that are either two player only or play well with two players: Odin's Ravens, Thunder and Lightning, Fungi, Traders of Osaka, Blue Moon, Helionox, Tides of Time and Tides of Madness, and Bottom of the Ninth.

Pillars of the Earth Builder's Duel has art by Menzel, but I don't think it's particularly pretty.

 
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Paolo Arlotta
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The art in Bruti is quite impressive. The cards have been designed by Gipi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gipi).
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Cedar Rapids
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You might want to try 7 Wonders Duel.
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Karlyn Singh
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I'll recommend Morels since no one else has yet. And Shakespeare since you say you prefer board games over card games.
 
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Guillaume
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Rococo is a beautiful game with art from Michael Menzel. It works well with 2p, and works up to 5p.

Bruges is Feld game with art by Menzel. Really enjoy this one for 2p.

I also really enjoy how Russian Railroads looks on the table.
 
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Amy Ash
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I like the art in these games (and I think they work well with two):

Scythe
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Sean L.
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Bought this for my wife for Christmas and it is a beautiful and fun game:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/200147/kanagawa

Also loved this one:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192074/odins-ravens-...

This one is personal taste, but a very good 2 player only game
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/54043/jaipur



Depending upon your ideas of beauty here are a few other great 2 player games:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1932925/7-ronin
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112373/braverats
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/105/colossal-arena



And this is 3 or more, but I would be remiss not to include it for the amazing artwork, also many expansions

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39856/dixit
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Amy Ash
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I forgot to mention Tash-Kalar.
 
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Kelly Marie
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Second Above and Below, and can personally recommend for two players. Hubby & I have only played it just the two of us and it works great.
 
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Charles Bame
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Tokaido
Discoveries
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
 
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Terence Aries
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I second Kanagawa

Gorgeous and plays well at either 2, 3 or the maximum of 4 players.
 
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Andrew
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Discoveries, perhaps? Haven't played it with 2 yet, because I wanted to try it at three first and having done that, I feel like it would still work well with 2. The BGG community seems to agree based on their poll on the game page, too.
 
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