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Heather Stanley
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We are about to start the dreaded/anticipated home renovation so we're packing up most of our games and just leaving out a few lighter ones (7 Wonders Duel; Patchwork; San Juan; Forbidden Desert) and I thought I would take the opportunity to get a new lighter game.

Right now my top choice is Pandemic: the Cure. Anything else I should consider?

Criteria: plays 2 (or more), Weight <2.5, not too thinky - I'm looking for some dice-chucking goodness that will take our minds off the state of wreckage our house will be in each evening (doesn't literally require dice), plays in <1 hour, ideally within 45 minutes.
 
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I'd say Pandemic the Cure is a perfect choice.
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Jędrzej Jarocki
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Star realms. My ultimate filler
 
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James C
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Best of three match of Can't Stop!
 
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Richie Freeman
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vir3ns wrote:
Star realms. My ultimate filler


+1

Also might be worth looking into Herbaceous.
 
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Takenoko!!!
My husband and I love playing this one.
Looks great; plays great; family weight fun.
 
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Andy
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A few ideas from looking at my collection;
Age of War
Deep Sea Adventure
13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis
 
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Tomas Uhlir
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First Snow
- 2 players
- 45 minutes
- weight: 2
- free P&P (only two A4 to print)
- dice (but without rolling)
- "worker placement", resource management, bluffing
- highly thematic

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Matt Weber
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The First thing I thought was Patchwork.

Making that square come together will (hopefully) be cathartic fun while the house is a chaotic mess. (I'm speaking from experience!)

Good luck and have fun!
 
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Hive Pocket! I have played it several times after dinner in restaurants and fast food joints. It is quick and filling just like fast food
 
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cr0835ab wrote:
I'd say Pandemic the Cure is a perfect choice.

I agree!
 
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Bottom of the 9th

Great game for 2. Lots of cards to come in future expansions so it can only get better.
 
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Chris G
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+1 Patchwork

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Jaipur

These are all phenomenal games at 2 players. Based on your description, Jaipur might be best.
 
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Objective Moscow: The Death of Soviet Communism

Imagine the thrill of moving hundreds of little cardboard bits over a map the size of a ping pong table.



Yeah... Probably not what you're looking for.
 
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Jacob Woehrle
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I think you pretty much nailed your criteria with Pandemic: the Cure.

I also recommend Jaipur, Tides of Time, and Onitama. None have dice though
 
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David Drake
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I recommend Karuba and Kingdomino!
 
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