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Dean Hunt
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Hi all,

My gaming group is a huge fan of dominion... generally we play as 2 or 3 player games...

They are not as "geeky' as me, so I tend to go for more gateway type games, and generally try and avoid anything with sci-fi themes etc...

My closest gaming friends are huge football fans (American)... so that lead me to consider Blood Bowl Team Manager... the card game... on the other hand, I keep hearing great things about summoner wars.

While Summoner wars is likely/arguably a better game... it is limited to two players, and doesn't have the football theme.

Any thoughts on which of the two I should get?
 
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Summoner Wars is by far the superior game.
 
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Have you asked them which game they're more interested in?
 
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Summoner Wars is a much better game, but it's best played with 2 players (you CAN play it with 4 but it seems tacked on, and you'd have to make your own rules to play with 3.)

With that said, Blood Bowl Team Manager is really a card game, where Summoner Wars is deeper, having a resource management system and spatial tactics.

Both have dice/cards/luck, and I enjoy both, but for two I would take Summoner Wars every time.

For a fun combination of these two games, have a look at Battleball.
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i own both...both scratch a different itch...unfortunately for me i cant pick one or the other (obv since i own both 8) .) but i honestly feel like you cant go wrong with either since they are both very easy to learn and easy to teach. id tell them what each is and let them decide which to pick up first tho. but ill say it again...both games are great and worth the money.
 
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I really like BB team manager and our whole group did as well. Fun game to play. Our gaming is a social event so 2 player games just arent our thing.

I think it boils down to how many people you are regularly playing with. If its just 2 then summoner wars is great. If you have 3-4 people regularly then I would say team manager is the better choice. ( team manager plays fine with 2 as well )
 
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Summoner Wars is a great game with 2p. It is still a great game with 4 but it can last 2-3 times as long.
 
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Military Muskrat wrote:
Summoner Wars is a great game with 2p. It is still a great game with 4 but it can last 2-3 times as long.


i was gonna write the same thing lol def takes a bit longer but can be quite a bit more fun
 
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Daniel Barrett
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Summoner Wars thumbsup

Note:
I found Dominion kind of dry.
I haven't played Blood Bowl Team Manager
 
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+1 Summoner Wars!

 
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I haven't played Summoner Wars, but I can whole-heartedly recommend Team Manager!
 
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Love Blood Bowl Team Manager. As others mentioned, I think your decision will be more based on if you need a game for more then 2 players. Probably both good games (never played Summoner Wars)... but I will confirm that BB:TM is a great pick.
 
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