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Anna Weaver
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Hi!

I'm looking for a game that I can split with my boyfriend. The only games that I can think of that have a separate board for each player are Battleship and Guess Who but those are rather boring. We may eventually move on to classic long distance games like chess, but that requires each of us to have our own complete board - not the romantic feel I'm going for right now. I'm not interested in online games.

Any suggestions?
 
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maf man
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over the phone? webcam? play in one active session or over a long period of time sharing your move via text or whatever?
edit add: oh and any opinions on type of game? are you guys really competitive? want something complex or more relaxing?

some that work well:
Smash Up- you can actually get away with buying different sets if you use a webcam or read the cards out well enough. Though probably easier if you both have the same stuff as you can just quickly set up your own set as whatever they call out playing.
Hive - easy to set up a turn by turn talk via texting pictures
if your loose with the structure of the card count, deck builders work well too like Dominion
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Karuba is the first game that came to my mind.

edit: also any Roll and Write games that use standard dice would work, too.

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Jerry Martin
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I think you might want to delve into finding some games that you like than see what ones will work over long distance.

Personally, the Skype/Facetime route is the best way to go.
 
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David Wilcox
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Have you looked into any of the online board gaming sites? Here are the four that I am most familiar with. Combined with any voice or video chatting it is almost like being together.

http://www.brettspielwelt.de/

http://www.yucata.de/en

http://www.boiteajeux.net/index.php?p=regles

https://en.boardgamearena.com/#!gamelist
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If you're not interested in two copies of the game, that definitely limits your options. Playing via webcam might work, and in that case, you could play just about any game that doesn't have hidden player info (like a hand of cards).
 
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How about a Roll & Write game? For instance, you could both play La Granja: No Siesta or Rolling Japan and fill your own scoring sheet.

You could also try Machi Koro by splitting up the buildings available in the common market.
 
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The recently released NMBR 9 could work for you.

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Geoffrey Burrell
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My dad played a game of long distance [=chess][/] via US mail during the Korean War with one of my aunts.
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Another idea would be a pnp like Good Little Martian. Basically, one player is supposed to be on Earth trying to get a space shuttle to Mars while the other is on Mars trying to survive until the shuttle arrives. It is not a multiplayer solitaire as one player's action can impact the other.
 
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Veero wrote:


edit: also any Roll and Write games that use standard dice would work, too.

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Roll and Write games would definitely be ideal for your situation.

Scattergories - you would only need one copy if you two split the components up.
Yahtzee - you can print score sheets online or buy them and it's simple enough to get 5 dice for each of you.
30 Rails - This is nice because it wouldn't require any shipping, each of you would just print a sheet off and as long as at least one of you has two dice you're all set.

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Zach Pasqualetto
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Check out online game arenas like Tabletopia or Tabletop Simulator
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Another vote for Tabletop simulator. You can then play thousands of games with your boyfriend or anyone remotely.

Usually go on sale for $10. Happy gaming meeple
 
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Any of the thousands of games accessible through Vassal
 
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