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Jody Ludwick
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It must be relatively easy to play while watching a football games on TV w/ my husband. I'm seriously considering:

Oceania - a 2-player version of Klaus Teuber's 'Entdecker'. (I like the solitaire variant as well).

Oh, how cute!... caravan
 
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I picked up Oceania this past weekend, and am pleased with it. The solo variant is OK, but I think it's better as a 2-player game, and it's luck-driven enough to be able to be played while watching television.
 
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Have you looked at Phoenix? It doesn't take up much room, it's quick, even if you play a 3-game tournament, and enough depth to be interesting and fun, too.
 
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How about Europa Tour? We have one of those couches where the middle back folds down to a table, and Europa Tour is one of the few games that can be comfortably played in such an arrangement.

Oh look, camels: caravan

...next thing y'know they'll make a Hick Hack bird turd smilie...

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Give Backgammon a try. It works great as a TV game:
1) you can ignore the game when it's not your turn
2) there's no "losing your place". If you get distracted, you can always just glance at the board and know exactly where you are.
3) it takes up relatively little space
4) the doubling cube really can spice things up and give the person whose paying attention to the game a little bit of an advantage.
 
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Babylone
Babylone is a fun, very quick abstract that can certainly be played in that environment. I think Cartagena works well with two players at differing levels of involvement.
 
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Another vote for Phoenix
ugly box, great game.

also, Streetsoccer, Blue Moon, and Einfach Genial are my other current favorites for two.
 
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I can't imagine playing Blue Moon while splitting attention with a football game. But I'm notorious for my inability to multi-task.
 
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Oceania is a perfect "TV" game. Streetsoccer and Phoenix are also good suggestions. Europa Tour (or the 10 Days In...games) is probably good as well, but takes more concentration, at least for me. Other games I would add to the list are SeaSim and Duell.
 
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Jody Ludwick
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Thanks everyone!

I'll look into to Phoenix as well.meeple
 
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I thoroughly enjoy Odin's Ravens. Lost Cities is also easy enough to divert attention span to and from rather easily.

-Darke
 
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