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Mark Hensel
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My wife and I are currently playing alot of Twilight Struggle, Agricola and some Claustrophobia. We are looking for good 2 player games. I am, by nature, a military gamer while she loves Agricola. We will do either.

Also, my wife is a huge SimCity fan. Any recommendations on a game of that sort that we could try?

Thanks
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David F
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Big City - simple city-planning game
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization - about 3 hours for 2 players. Best civ game out there, but a lot of it is abstracted through cards. Still, don't think it's a problem if you're playing Twilight Struggle and Agricola (both are card-heavy) with your wife.
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Get in on the GMT P500 for Urban Sprawl.

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At the Gates of Loyang
La Città
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For you Memoir '44
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Memoir for something on the lighter side. Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel for more of a medium weight wargame. If both of you were ok in learning the rules for TS, then Conflict of Heroes should be fine.
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Mr. Jack / Mr. Jack in New York
The Battle for Hill 218
Court of the Medici
Stone Age
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game
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Jesse Wieman
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Dungeon Twister 2 Prison is a great 2-player game.
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Emmanuel Aquin
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And don't forget Roma! An easy to pick-up 2-player game that my girlfriend enjoys quite a lot!
 
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Good city building games that I've played that scale well for 2 players include

Big City
Manhattan
La Città
Attika
Carcassonne
Carcassonne: The City
Alhambra
Capitol
Blue Moon City
London (first edition)

I'd recommend one of Richard Borgs Battle Cry family of wargames if your primary opponent is going to be your wife.These include

Battle Cry
BattleLore
Memoir '44
Commands & Colors: Ancients
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Mark Hensel
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Wow. I am a big fan of this community. So many great responses. Thank you all. I should say that I do play Memoir (last night actually). It is a little on the light side for my taste. Most of my military gaming will be with friends as it isn't really my wife's thing.

I look forward to trying some of these games out. Now, where did I put that board game lending library LOL.

I am not sure about the card games. We both like a board of some kind. We're both pretty visual.

Like I said, we are just getting into the games alot and really appreciate all the recommendations.

Thanks and keep em comin!!!
 
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Key Harvest
 
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Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, Traders of Osaka, Innovation, Race for the Galaxy (including expansions).

That's the usual games my wife and I play.
 
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Try Pandemic, it fits your description a little bit. And if you like it, then play Splut! as my reward
 
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