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sechzger
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Hi,
my girlfriend and I are looking for a new 2 player game.

What it should fulfill for her:
- Approx. 30 min
- Good looking
- not too complex, depth is ok (We play 7 Wonders Duel and Azul a lot)

Puerto Rico, Agricola is too Complex and too long.

We already have: Jaipur, Kingdomino, Azul, 7 Wonders, Hanabi, Patchwork (thanks for those who reminded me of this one).

Thx for any help
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Nami Hall
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I would recommend Star Realms. I play with my husband and we really enjoy it!
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Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
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Gunfighter is currently only available in print & play (via sign-up), but it might be worth checking out for you and your girlfriend:

thumbsup Approx. 30 min
thumbsup Good looking
thumbsup Not too complex
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If you do not mind war themes: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Spirits of the Wild
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The Fox in the Forest
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Peter G
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+1 to Star Realms
+1 to Patchwork
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https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158600/hanamikoji

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/119890/agricola-all-crea... This is a two player only light version of Agricola.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194655/santorini

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/75789/mai-star

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If you're in to print and play...

Gunfighter is awesome.
Overlords is very entertaining.
Banquet is light but challenging.

All very easy to print, throw into card sleeves and go... And the designers are super nice and super helpful.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/248154/gunfighter

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/151334/overlords-card-ga...

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/247625/banquet
 
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Scott Almes designs the "Tiny Epic" stuff and Harbour.
They are all 30-45min
They are all simple, but have great depth.
They are all cheap relative to other games of their quality and depth.
They all look amazing.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163967/tiny-epic-galaxie...

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155969/harbour
 
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Villages of Valeria is beautiful, simple, and has depth. 30-40 minutes.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/180040/villages-valeria
 
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Lanterns works with two, is beautiful, is simple, and has depth...Think Carcassone and Jaipur... They share some similar mechanics.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/160851/lanterns-harvest-...
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Sagrada
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Hero Realms/Star Realms
Clank! In! Space!
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Karuba is good looking, short, and challenging.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183251/karuba
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Fantasy Realms is a good short game. My wife and I only play the 2 person variant (which we think is better).

+1 for any of the Tiny Epic games. We like Galaxies and Defenders 2nd edition.

Sellswords and/or Sellswords: Olympus is a light drafting, card placement game.

Santorini is a cute game that has variability and depth due to the power cards.

And if you want something a little more heavy Akrotiri is a good mixture of deduction, pick up and deliver, and Carcassonne.
 
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2 of my favorites are Jambo and Starship Catan.
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Your 30-minute or less criterion is tough to meet, but if your willing to play 30-60 minutes, here's a list of games for 2-players -- several of which have already been recommended on this threat -- from which you might find what you're looking for.

You and me . . . and coffee make three
 
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+1 Hanamikoji
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sechzger
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Thank you very much for all those great suggestions.
 
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(two player only game)Caverna: Cave vs Cave

Splendor with the Cities expansions Splendor: Cities of Splendor
Photosynthesis
Caper new 2018 game with a cool vibe
+1 on the tiny epic games

We have most of the games you listed and the ones above are the ones my husband and I also enjoy playing two player. Hope you find some that you enjoy!

 
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recallme wrote:
Hi,
my girlfriend and I are looking for a new 2 player game.

What it should fulfill for her:
- Approx. 30 min
- Good looking
- not too complex, depth is ok (We play 7 Wonders Duel and Azul a lot)

Puerto Rico, Agricola is too Complex and too long.

We already have: Jaipur, Kingdomino, Azul, 7 Wonders, Hanabi, Patchwork (thanks for those who reminded me of this one).

Thx for any help
recallme


My wife and I played the two player version of Citadels an unhealthy amount when we were first married. We liked it a lot and it was fast. But it's honestly been more than 12 years so maybe I'm just remembering it with an unfair amount of nostalgia.
 
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Race for the Galaxy
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