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Santiago de Arana
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Hi,
Playing lately Game of life with my girlfriend, game will never be replaced since she grew playing with it. But I'd like to give her a similar feeling with something else.
She is super-happy following it like a proper story and driving around with the car full of kids and complaining about her salary.
I saw the dice tower video of ten games better than game of life. Based on this, I put the Pursuit of happiness and CV under the radar.
What do you think about it? Are these solid options (we play just the two of us most of the time)? Is there something better in your opinion?
At the moment we played a lot (in addition to game of life) to Port Royal, we like how fast it goes, Patchwork, the puzzle feeling and final achieving of creating something.
Thanks
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Eric P
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Tokaido?

It's similar to The Game of Life in that the board path is linear (with a few required stops) and it's all about maximizing the journey.

In this case, you're getting the most out of your trip across feudal Japan - stopping at hot springs, buying souvenirs, eating local delicacies and sketching beautiful vistas.

Biggest downside is that two isn't the best player count for it - the two player rules require a "neutral" token to be used.
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shumyum
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Yes, you should start a family with a girlfriend who likes to play board games.

Hope that helps.

Seriously, Village kind of has that feel.
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Stephen Jacobsen
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shumyum wrote:
Yes, you should start a family with a girlfriend who likes to play board games.


While true, this is a long-game strategy. Gaming will be severely inhibited for the first several years, though after 8+ years or so, you could have more gaming partners.
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Michael Coniff
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SJacobsen159 wrote:
shumyum wrote:
Yes, you should start a family with a girlfriend who likes to play board games.


While true, this is a long-game strategy. Gaming will be severely inhibited for the first several years, though after 8+ years or so, you could have more gaming partners.


Can confirm. On year 1 with a 1 month old.

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In all seriousness though, I was going to recommend Pursuit of Happiness, but I see that it is already on your short list. I've not played it myself, but It's one of those games that I automatically think of when someone mentions LIFE.
 
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CV is really fun :-)
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shumyum wrote:
Yes, you should start a family with a girlfriend who likes to play board games.


Yes, but.... game of life? soblue
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Craig Somerton
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The Pursuit of Happiness is quite a lot of fun.

if you like the puzzliness of Patchwork, you really should try Bärenpark.
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