Eric Schevenius
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As the long title suggests, I'm looking for recommendations for intro level heavy games that play well with 2 players. With the caveat that there is little to no resource management, as my primary gaming partner (my wife) is getting burnt out on resource management in games. Thanks all!
 
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This: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Then this: Twilight Struggle
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Will Shaw
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I see you already own The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, so I would recommend its big brother, The Castles of Burgundy.
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Eric Schevenius
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Are they different enough to warrant having both?
 
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Eric Schevenius
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Good suggestions! Thanks!
 
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Jamey Stegmaier (creator of Scythe and Viticulture) just posted a video about what he likes in Twilight Imperium. He likes how there are no resource tokens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kd3U7zRuDk
 
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Geroid wrote:
Jamey Stegmaier (creator of Scythe and Viticulture) just posted a video about what he likes in Twilight Imperium. He likes how there are no resource tokens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kd3U7zRuDk


Well, no tokens- you use cards instead. Plus, you not only have to manage production resources, you also have political resources and command resources. Tons 'o resources!
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willshaw67 wrote:
I see you already own The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, so I would recommend its big brother, The Castles of Burgundy.


Maybe the OP could define "heavy". Castles on its best day is light in my book.
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Pax Renaissance
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Eric Schevenius
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Feel free to use your own definition of heavy. I'm open to trying anything really. Off the top of my hand I would say the heaviest game in my collection is Civilization. That's not to say I couldn't handle something heavier though.
 
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If you think that the board game of Burgundy might be too close to the card game, there are some other Feld's that are on the heavier end that might fit the bill: Bora Bora and Aquasphere.
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+1 for Bora Bora

Also consider:
Dungeon Petz
Trajan
Bruxelles 1893
Pulsar 2849
Signorie
Spirit Island
Reworld
Inhabit the Earth
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Food Chain Magnate

It's definitely heavy. You can try it out for free online, and that's a fun way to play but it's much easier to see what's going on when you have it on the table and you're manually calculating your earnings. We play it as often as we can, and 30+ plays in it's still a fascinating game.
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Tigris & Euphrates

Java: A great tile-placement game where the main restriction is the number of action points you can use during your turn. Currently OOP but a reprint is apparently in the works. The rules are fairly simple and mostly straightforward but the game offers plenty of tough choices.
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+1 Twilight Struggle
+1 Spirit Island
+1 The Castles of Burgundy

Maybe also consider Great Western Trail
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Railways of the World
 
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Runthrough of these:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/24440/troyes/rahdo-runs-...

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/24265/suburbia/rahdo-run...

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This +100

It's a game of outwitting your opponent; getting the right cards and using their pieces and operations to position yourself for a shot at victory, without your opponent realising (or being unable to stop)what you are doing.

Great game!

My only caveat would be that it is tricky to learn, perhaps not an intro heavy game.

The only resource is money!
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I picked up Suburbia over the weekend and in excited to give it a try!
 
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