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Ash Night
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Husband and I just played Isle of Skye. What are some other games similar to it, but heavier and also good for two players?

We really like the streamlined nature of the price setting mechanic. So much juiciness in such a slick game play mechanic. And tile laying is fun!

Thanks!
 
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Price setting and tile laying sounds like Castles of Mad King Ludwig to me
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Ah_Pook wrote:
Price setting and tile laying sounds like Castles of Mad King Ludwig to me


I much prefer the price setting in Isle of Skye over Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In Ludwig, much of the value of the tiles is determined by hidden goals, so much of the valuation is not much more than a crapshoot. Plus I find some of the graphic design choices in Ludwig to be frustrating.

If you can find a copy of Peloponnes, it is a good game that combines tile laying with an auction and plays good with 2.
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Key Harvest is where the auctions of IoS was introduced.
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ashnight wrote:
Husband and I just played Isle of Skye. What are some other games similar to it, but heavier and also good for two players?

We really like the streamlined nature of the price setting mechanic. So much juiciness in such a slick game play mechanic. And tile laying is fun!

Thanks!


This may not fit but I think it's quite an interesting decision making game and it deals with laying down things infront of you but sometimes the decision are agonizing and that is the game Arboretum. I don't know if this game would work but perhaps Neuland if you play with the first edition rules.
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ashnight wrote:
Husband and I just played Isle of Skye. What are some other games similar to it, but heavier and also good for two players?

We really like the streamlined nature of the price setting mechanic. So much juiciness in such a slick game play mechanic. And tile laying is fun!

Thanks!


Another possibility might be Keyflower. Of course, if you like auctions and putting down tiles, you can always get into rail games.
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Try Akrotiri, which, while still a tile laying and goals game, has pick up and deliver instead of auctions.
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Hi

The wife and I like medium to heavy games that work well with 2. We like Castles of Mad King Ludwig, and we are also big fans of Ulm, Five Tribes, Panamax, Orléans, The Castles of Burgundy and Istanbul
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+1 for Akrotiri. Surprisingly thoughtful game tile laying game that evolves some quite complex maps with an interesting market price system. Only plays two player.
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Card City XXL is probably what you are after - it was a recent kickstarter that will hit retail later this year. Card City (the original) is available and probably a bit heavier than IoS but Card City XXL has lots of extra elements and options for more advanced play and is probably worth waiting for. I have only played the original.

 
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