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Kevin Garnica
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My friend wants to give his girlfriend a game for Christmas. Since it's mostly the two of them playing he asked for some suggestions (since I'm responsible for bringing them to the dark side in the first place devil)

He says they like playing Rivals of Catan, so he's looking for something that has a bit of "take that" element, or being able to "mess with each other" as he put it.

I'm just drawing a blank as far as 2P games that are similar. Assuming budget is not an option, what to you guys think? Keep the games on the not-TOO-complex side...

Thanks in advance!
 
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Finca is excellent at 2, and does provide some ways to mess with your opponent on the rondel.

Hive is a nice head-to-head abstract.

Omen: A Reign of War is excellent.

Battle Line

Dominion can be with the right set of cards.
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John Clark
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Stone Age (a lot of scope for messing with your opponents)
Dominion
Citadels (IMO works great with 2!)
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Roma
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Glory to Rome
Innovation (a lot of text on cards may be offputting)
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If they like Rivals for Catan, they might also enjoy the more recent and different Catan card game Struggle for Catan (which I recently learned and enjoyed). It's for 2-4 (I only played it with 4 so cannot vouch for it being good 2-player, but it seems like it should be.)
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johnclark wrote:

Citadels (IMO works great with 2!)


Citadels is probably the worst with two...
 
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George Leach
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Citadels is best with 2, good with 3 and ok with 4. It would be a good suggestion. Cheap and small too.
 
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Aton as a medium weight area control tug of war for two players. I like it quite a bit but its too confrontational for my GF.
 
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You're not going to be getting it tomorrow but Magnate is a magnificent card game that will invariably come up whenever someone asks about it.

And honestly, I'm not trying to beat ken to the punch toes twice in the same day, but Eminent Domain should be on the list too. whistle
 
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