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I've tried to get my girlfriend into playing Dominion, but she doesn't like the 'group solitaire' feel of the game. So now the box is gathering dust on my shelf.

So I'm looking for a card game with a high level of player interaction.
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If you're looking for 2 player my wife and I really enjoy Battle Line and are looking forward to trying out Jaipur. Both feature mechanics where the choices you make with your cards directly effect the decisions your opponent should be making with theirs but feel somewhat unconfrontational making them appealing for couples play.

If you need it to scale a bit perhaps San Juan would be worthwhile as the action selection certainly has a direct effect on your opponents.

Good luck in your search!
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I second Jaipur!
As far as card games go, what about Njet? (unless you're not looking for trick taking games)
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Court of the Medici is a great 2P card game that is all about interaction between the players. One of my 10's.
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Any reason to limit yourself to a card game?

There are plenty of great two player card driven games our there:

Twilight Struggle
Campaign Manager 2008
1960: The Making of the President
Washington's War

If you have more than two players then take a look at these card games:

Bohnanza
Poo: The Card Game
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Summoner Wars
Plays like a tactics game but with cards. Great game!

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Court of the Medici is very good and plays like a classic game but it felt a little dry. Still an excellent game especially for the price.
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Summoner Wars might be worth looking into. It's fun, inexpensive and easy to learn.
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This is why I bypassed Dominion and bought Intrigue when I went to introduce the game to my wife. I find that Intrigue has way more interaction than Dominion. It is one of my wife's favs.

Are you looking for a 2ply card game as one or two of the suggestions so far aren't all that great with 2plys.

Blue Moon is pretty good. If you get it definitely make sure you learn the rules back to front before teaching it though.

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I've tried to get my girlfriend into playing Dominion, but she doesn't like the 'group solitaire' feel of the game. So now the box is gathering dust on my shelf.

So I'm looking for a card game with a high level of player interaction.
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You might also consider Glory to Rome or Innovation.
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The Battle for Hill 218 has a good level of interaction.

Genji is a game I enjoy with my significant other. She likes the romantic theme and competitive play.

Chaos Isle: Zombi Deck is a fast game with a fun theme.

Seppuku is a very interactive card game with really beautiful artwork. It is an independtly created game and can be purchased from The Game Crafters, here's the URL if you are interested;
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/seppuku

There are also three expansions. My family really enjoys this game, especially with the expansions.
 
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GoSu or A Game of Thrones: The Card Gamemight work for you. Both allow for a lot of direct player interaction/confrontation.

I enjoy both with multiple players, and don't like them 1-1, but many people prefer them as 1-1 games.
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Warhammer: Invasion - would be my TOP suggestion for you and it's extremely high rating here should further support my suggestion for you guys.

If not that, then maybe Race for the Galaxy with the expansions.
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Also Chaos Isle: Rise of The Creator is great and if you want direct conflict, try TactDecks
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I just recomended Havana in another thread but I just can't praise this game enough.
Cold War: CIA vs KGB and Traders of Osaka are two games that also see alot of action at our table.
 
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wytefang wrote:
If not that, then maybe Race for the Galaxy with the expansions.


If she didn't like the "group solitaire" feel of Dominion, Race isn't the answer.
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Die Fugger kind of dry until you get into the theme, and then it stays dry.

Ebbe & Flut One of most mechanical/puzzle-like card games.

Vom Kap bis Kairo One of the best Adlung games.

Food Fight! On a lighter end of games - a lot of interaction, but light - self-promotional, but still fits the thread.

Jambo On a deeper end of the spectrum is Jambo which has a bunch of cars that affect the opponent.

As mentioned before Glory to Rome, but I found it was kind of solitaire. Roma - traded off for some reason, so I guess it didn't work out for my play group compared to others. Just played Organic soup, and it wasn't as deep as I thought it would be. Innovation seems like a good one to try if you can find it.

 
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As mentioned before Glory to Rome, but I found it was kind of solitaire.


I feel that we're not playing the same game. To me, GtR is about watching what's in the pool, what will be in the pool, what clients your opponent has, what buildings they have, and selecting your lead to maximize your gain while minimizing your opponents' gains. That's aside from the direct confrontation of playing a legionary to take your opponent's cards (as well as their clients if you've built the Coliseum ...)
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ropearoni4 wrote:
As mentioned before Glory to Rome, but I found it was kind of solitaire.


I feel that we're not playing the same game. To me, GtR is about watching what's in the pool, what will be in the pool, what clients your opponent has, what buildings they have, and selecting your lead to maximize your gain while minimizing your opponents' gains. That's aside from the direct confrontation of playing a legionary to take your opponent's cards (as well as their clients if you've built the Coliseum ...)


You have all of that as well in Dominion. What cards are available? What are people buying? What have they already played?

Having to pay attention to what your opponent is doing doesn't lessen the solitary feel to game. There are direct attack cards in Dominion as well, but I still feel the solitaire aspect of it myself. Fortunately for me its not a problem.
 
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A really good interactive card game is Corunea. It is out of print but easy and inexpensive to acquire the cards from Europe. Amazing artwork adds to the theme. There is a good session report that will give you a good sense of the game if you want to check it out; Corunea session report

If the game proves interesting you can purchase the cards cheaply from LudikBazar in France;

http://www.ludikbazar.com/advanced_search_result.php?inc_sub...
 
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superblinky wrote:
I've tried to get my girlfriend into playing Dominion, but she doesn't like the 'group solitaire' feel of the game. So now the box is gathering dust on my shelf.

So I'm looking for a card game with a high level of player interaction.


Hi,

My gf and I just played Dominion, we've only played it a few times I think we just find it......hmmm, well 'boring' in a word. Like you say there's not alot of player interaction.

Have you looked at Citadels ? We might give that a try.

 
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It has already been mentioned twice, but I would highly recomend Jaipur! It is a great little game.
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I'll step up and say it; Magic the Gathering. Depending on what decks you build / buy, you can control the complexity. It's crazy-expandable if you want and it's fat-packed with interraction. Most importantly, you DON'T have to collect it. Just buy a pre-built deck or two, or buy one of those "big box of commons / uncommons" deals at a convention for pennies a card. Lots of fun to be had if you don't get caught up in the collectible aspect of it.

Happy gaming,

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