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jonathan schleyer
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Looking for feedback in both categories. 2 OR 3 players. Good theme.

LIGHT:
Aquädukt
Shanghaien
Tomahawk

MEDIUM WEIGHT (1 hour playing time)
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery OR Endeavor?
Il Principe
Jambo
La Città
The Princes of Florence (French version with 2-3 player expansions found on BGG)
Notre Dame
Vikings

Any thoughts?

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T. Nomad
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Jambo is 2P only (not 3) and rarely takes an hour. Good game, but given 2P & medium(ish) weight, I'd rather play San Juan, Mr. Jack, Stone Age, Kupferkessel, or Von Kap bis Kairo.
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whistler
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Notre Dame is a great game that plays well with 2-5 players. You should definitely get it.
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Aquadukt has no hidden information, so is easier to teach, and it has nice components (glass stones, wooden canals). The houses have symbols as well as color, so it's color-blind friendly.

I like Jambo, but as was said, it's strictly 2p. It's a card game that plays like a board game, has nice artwork and decent bits. It has some take-that cards that we ignore (you don't play all of your cards anyway), so you'd have to have matching play styles or an agreement to play take-that or not.

Princes of Florence is a great game, but the auction is blah with 2. It shines with higher numbers. If you want to build a city on a grid with 2 or 3 players, look at Arkadia. If you want an auction, look at Before the Wind or Phoenicia.

I haven't played any others from your list.
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Max Jamelli
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I like Notre Dame and Vikings with both 2 and 3P.

 
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Sue Hemberger

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Shanghaien is also 2p only. Theme is exactly the same as Corsari -- recruiting a ship's crew. Very fun game, but I wouldn't call it thematic.
 
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