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Stefan D
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My wife and I received Pillars of the Earth for Christmas from relatives as we like games and this looked good to them on a guess.

We actually quite enjoyed it and we are looking for some more worker placement where turn order is. important and you can block people/get there first. tableu builder type thing

Nothing too heavy, midweight at max.

We have had castles of burgandy before and thought it was ok, the components were just a bit fiddly.

well done art is nice and not super expensive.
Belfort looks right up the ally (i think) but is hard to get hold of for reasonable prices.

playing well with 2 is a bonus!
 
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Chris Stanton
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Pick up Snowdonia & you can do some solo games as well.
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George S
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I think Stone Age fits your criteria.

Personally, Russian Railroads is one of the best worker placement, although it's a bit heavier.
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Kevin Garnica
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For what you're asking, I highly recommend:

Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
Raiders of the North Sea
Viticulture: Essential Edition
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Virginia M.P.
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Lords of Waterdeep, with or without its expansion
Stone Age
Raiders of the North Sea
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Andy D
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+1 Stone Age
+1 Lords of Waterdeep
+1 Viticulture Essential Edition
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Damon Hoffman
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Some of the games I would recommend for you are:

Stone Age
Targi
Steam Time
Prêt-à-Porter
Viticulture
Lords of Waterdeep
Yedo
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
Lorenzo il Magnifico
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Marius Möller
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Fresco seems to be a fit for you. I have not played it with 2 but really enjoy the 4 player game. Player order is really interesting in this one and I consider it good looking as well.
It's medium weight and up to players how much they want to thinkn about each decision.
 
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Rune Ørum
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Raiders of the North Sea perhaps?
 
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Robert Henley
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+1 Stone Age.

For something lighter, Mint Works.

Consider also dice placement games, such as Alien Frontiers. They have the same "get to the resource first / block the other player" aspect of straight worker placement games, but with the added challenge (and randomness) of optimizing the dice values you rolled.
 
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Ken Kmak
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+1 for Stone Age and Russian Railroads. I also recommend Coal Baron.
 
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James C
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Is Agricola (Revised Edition) too heavy? It's weighted just a bit over 3.3. The Revised Edition is easier, in my mind, because it's clear exactly what spaces to play with (boards are specific to the player count), it's clear to see when the harvests are coming (because of the way the board is shaped), and because there's not 917593 cards there's not as much to learn.

Still, it could be too heavy. I definitely recommend Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, but I'd wait until the rumored new version comes out that includes the expansions, as the current game and expansions are hard to find/expensive.

Turn order definitely matters in these.
 
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Annemarie Post
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Montana is a worker-placement racing game where your workers gather resources that you use to place your villages on a map. First to place all villages is the winner.

It's quite light, but there is a nice spatial puzzle in where to place your villages so that you benefit, but your opponent doesn't.

+1 for Stone Age
+1 for Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small. This is a really nice worker placement game for 2 players only.
 
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Shawn Harriman
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Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

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Village not a worker placement but very similar
 
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Jeff Haynes
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Lancaster or Fresco could work
 
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Sophie Mueller
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If you like worker placement and blocking, try Glüx!
 
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Tobias
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Dostradamas wrote:
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

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Village not a worker placement but very similar


+1 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and Viticulture Essential Edition, and for 2 players Targi

I have always considered Village to be a worker placement game. What makes it only similar to worker placement?

Edit: ah, I just found a couple of debates on whether it is a worker placement or not. I don't want to start a new debate here
 
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