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Subject: What's Your Collection Balance (No of Players)? rss

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Tomas Lundin
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In my so far small collection of games it seems that just about half of the games I own are pure two player. I try to aim for it since I mostly play games with my brother or father-in-law and only occasionally with more people.

Apart from pure two-player games, I guess a 2-4 player, well-scaling kind of game would be the ultimate choice. Much like, T&E or Samurai or such.

So, rougly how big part of your collections out there are two player games only? What are your thoughts on that?
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sean johnson
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I have 18 games that are two players only, and if expansions are not counted I have about 70 games which means a little over a fourth of my games are two player only games. Since most of the games I play are with my wife, we intentionally seek out 2 player games. With the exception of the odd party game, we only consider getting games if they can be played with 2 players.
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I would guess I have similar number to Sean and for similar reasons. I find a lot of 2 -4 or more person games can be great games and very tactical with 2 people, and are more of a luck game with more people. Carcassonne for example, wonderful game, I feel best played with 2 people, but I still really enjoy it with 3 or 4, 5 gets into a lot of down time.
 
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Jesse Dean
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Two Player Only: 5
Three Player Only: 1
One to Five Players: 2
One to Six Players: 1
Two to Four: 8
Two to Five: 3
Two to Six: 5
Three to Four: 5
Three to Five: 8
Three to Six: 3
Many: 1

I think I missed one somewhere, but I have not gone back to check. Also some of these player counts are technical only. I would never play with some of them.
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Two Player Only: 15
One to Five Players: 3
Two to Three: 2
Two to Four: 6
Two to Five: 10
Two to Six: 5
Two to Seven: 1
Three to Four: 2
Three to Five: 1
Many: 1

I think that does it. I was surprised by the number of two-player only games. There are a couple of expansions in there, though, and two games I'd be happy to part with.
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1-2 goo
1-3 goo
1-4 googoogoo
1-5 googoogoo

2 googoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
2-3 goo
2-4 googoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
2-5 googoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
2-6 googoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
2-7 googoogoo
2-8 goo
2-9
2-10 googoogoo
2-24 goo

3-4 googoogoogoogoogoo
3-5 googoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoogoo
3-6 googoo

4 goo
4-12 goo
8-18 goo


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Steve Bauer
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I was suppressed at how many were 2-4 I own. It was the most common by far.
My average range worked out to 2.17 to 5.73

12.5% are two player only, goes to 13.2% if you include 1-2 player games.




1P: 3
2P: 38
3P: 1
4P: 1
1-2: 2
1-4: 6
1-5: 4
1-6: 2
1-8: 1
2-3: 1
2-4: 80
2-5: 35
2-6: 40
2-7: 6
2-8: 12
2-10: 8
2-12: 2
2+: 3
3-4: 7
3-5: 15
3-6: 7
3-7: 4
3-8: 7
3-10: 2
3-12: 1
3+: 3
4-6: 1
4-10: 4
4-12: 1
4+: 4

Marbles doesn't say how many players it will support.
 
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Nathan Rutz
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13% of my games are 2 player only.
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