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John Rudolph
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Just wondering if this game is worth a purchase if going to play it mostly 2 player. After reading reviews it seems like it would be a fun game, but not quite sure how it holds up as a 2 player only game. Any inputs are appreciated.
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Jason J
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Shut Up and Sit Down did a live stream on Twitch with 2 players and they seemed to have a lot of fun.
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Renaud Verlaque
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Played it with my girlfriend including expansion and had fun, both with two teams each and just one team.
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Ryan Keane
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I find only 4 riders (2 per player and no bots) is a very pale version of what the game can be. But if you add at least 2 bots to fill up the track, preferably 4 (or more), then I think it's amazing, and almost as good 2p+bots as with 3p or 4p. Thus, I would suggest getting the Peloton expansion (and/or using the various fan-made bots).

Because of the easy-to-run bots I think it's probably the best sports racing game available for 2 players. (Rallyman is very good though too, for a more multiplayer-solitaire 2-player racing game).
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Francois-Xavier
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The peloton expansion adds the bots as they have a special deck of cards, and I confirm it is very good with two players and two bot teams.
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Mal Hobbs
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Agree with previous posters. In 2P operating one bot each takes minimum time and effort.
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Hidde Warendorff
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I kind of agree? Kind of...

I think you can safely say that it becomes a different game when you add bots. Really with a bot-game what you want to do is manage your bots and put them to maximum use. Guess where they end up, and look to use that slipstream to its full potential. Fail to do so and you'll end up with a ton of exhaustion, and you will almost certainly lose the game.

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In my opinion a 2 player game is best played with just the 2 players, 2 rideres each and no bots. The game suddenly becomes a lot more tense, because AT LEAST 1 of your riders will take that exhaustion, but will it be you? In this case it becomes a lot of bluffing and double bluffiing which is awesome. Also the chance you get an early breakaway going increases a lot, because then your opponent will take exhaustion too! Much more tactical.

Both options are great. But I definitely suggest you try both.
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Peter Hazlewood
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I don't think it's great with 2p, honestly. I'm keeping it in the collection because it's fantastic with 3 or 4 but I would always choose to play something else with 2. Not enough interaction which makes it less fun. I can see the merits of playing with two teams but I still don't think that would do enough for me.
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Andrew Jones
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I don't find that it plays well 2 player unless you use at least one bot (if not two).
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Chris Merritt
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MrPerfect1 wrote:
Shut Up and Sit Down did a live stream on Twitch with 2 players and they seemed to have a lot of fun.
Actually, they had three players for this (Quinns, Matt, and Paul).
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R Gregory
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Some of my favorite games, Carcassone and Agricola have come up with some brilliant two player versions. I think the door is open for a cool two player version of this one, perhaps 3-4 man teams would do it? I'm sure the creator is playing with this all the time.

Until then, the bots really help, but I like it better at 3+. My wife and I play more than the family and I so a good two player game is gold.
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Miguel [working on TENNISmind]
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I think the designer said that both adding one or two bots or each player handling two teams work very well.
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I use to play with my wife and 2 bots (1 peloton + 1 muscle team), and we have a great time.
It is really good, honestly.

PS: Adding the weather expansion ("Meteo") makes the game experience amazing. Think about getting it also.

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Luke Tau
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2 player is very good. Get the expansion and use bots. We’ve recently gone from 2 bot teams to 4 and it’s so simple and fun.
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