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james napoli
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Game night tonight has dwindled to just two players, is this going to be worthwhile to play with just 2?

Thanks for any recommendations.

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I have had about equal amounts of fun with 2, 3, and 4 players. Heck, now that I think about it, there's really nothing stopping it from being a solitaire game, shooting for a high score.
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Personally I've enjoyed 4 player sessions of Kingdom Builder more than 2 player ones. It's not a bad way to spend half an hour or so with two, but with less crowded board it becomes more about exploring the different options and how they interact, and less about competing with the opponent.

So, I'd say that if Kingdom Builder is new to you, 2-player games will be more rewarding than if you are already very familiar with it. That, along with the available options and time would determine whether I'd choose it over some other 2-player game.
 
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darlok wrote:
Game night tonight has dwindled to just two players, is this going to be worthwhile to play with just 2?

Thanks for any recommendations.

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Looking at your profile - if I were you, I'd play one quick game of Kingdom Builder, and then break out 1960.
 
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Totally worth it IMO. As far as games that play 3+ players it scales very well for 2. To me the feel of the game is not that different.
 
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It's a very quick game with two. So in many respects it is a slightly different game. It's much more about finding the best locations and managing your houses as opposed to a four player game where you're looking to maximize your house plays every turn.

I found that in a two player game there were times that I chose not to use the benefits of location tiles because of how quickly the game went without me being able to achieve my objectives for the game.

Both 2 and 4 player games are fun though...just different.
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This game scales very well with 2, 3, 4, or even 5 players. I was actually surprised by this. Some other abstractish games that I enjoy like Torres really doesn't scale well with 2, but Kingdom Builder is just as good.

The 2 player game feels a bit more like a race than with other players. There's plenty of space to do everything on the board, so you're really going to need to maximize every single turn in order to win. I think there's less room for error in the 2 player game, and I really like the way that feels. One of the great things about the 2 player game is you'll be done in 30 minutes, so it lends itself well to playing a best of 3 or 5 game match in which you change boards and kingdom builder cards.

I feel like the 3 or 4 player version represents a more strategic option. It plays slightly slower, and you're going to have to figure out how you want to proceed in light of the other 2 or 3 players.

5 players is intense. It's not official in the game that you get, but Donald X says there no reason not to, and you get a 5th set for 5 players in the Nomads expansion. Playing with 5 is very crowded, but still a blast. You really need to figure out where you can play in a 5 player game, and I think this is one of the best ways to play.
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