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jonathan schleyer
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I am thinking of waiting for the reprint of Lost Valley but curious what people thought of these 2 games.

Looking for great play with 2 players.

Looking for great thematics.

Looking for shorter rather than longer.

Any advice?

Thanks!

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Goldland is designed to be played with 2, plays well with 2, and plays at about 45 minutes with 2 in my experience. Goldland has a neat movement mechanic by which you move farther if your pack is lighter, and you move less if you're weighed down. The items in your pack help you to get other items or cross obstacles. Lots of great wooden bits.
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Lost Valley is only good as a 4-player.
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Christine Biancheria
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Goldland seems like it fits your criteria better. It's a nice game, too.
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Brian Sinclair
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I have played both. Personally I like Lost Valley better as I felt the theme was better implemented. However, it is not designed for 2 players (there may be a variant). I also felt the game pieces and art were much nicer looking in Lost Valley. Goldland seemed more "sterile" to me, I just didn't feel the theme as much in it as Lost Valley. So here is my score:

Theme - Lost Valley
2 player - Goldland
Shorter Time - Goldland
Bits - Lost Valley

I think in the end it comes down to which category is more important for you.
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The new page for Lost Valley (Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896) shows a player range of 2-6. I don't see anything on the Kickstarter page about that, though.

Does anyone know whether this new version will include a two player variant?
 
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I don't see why a variant is needed. I've played it with 2 (the original), and enjoyed it very much. It's one of the best themed Euros I've played. I think it would probably be a problem with 3 players, since 2 would end up on the same side of the river and the third would be on his own and not have to worry so much about claim jumpers.
 
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