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jan klimus
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Hey guys,

I have those games:

Carcassone
Prophecy
Munchkin
Bang
Dorn
Arkham Horror
Citadels
Descent ( 2nd ed )
Warhammer Invasion

What would you reccomend to get next? I like all of those games. My playgroup is mainly my fionce, but sometimes we get togather with friends, drink a nd play bang and citadels. Dorn, Arkham Horror,Prophecy are not played at all. Which game should i buy next? It should be great for two players!
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Travis O'Connor
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Agricola: All Creatures Big Or Small

Great with two, especially with my wife.
 
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I'd suggest Alhambra - would work well for a couple or with another couple. Fun little tile laying game.
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stlkt wrote:
I'd suggest Alhambra - would work well for a couple or with another couple. Fun little tile laying game.


i am too afraid, that it will be too simmillar to carcassone
 
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Lost Cities is great for two and one of the few my wife actually enjoys.
 
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Tomas Figueroa
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D-Day Dice. It's fun and easy to learn. Also, includes solo and it's up to 4 players.
 
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Agricola seems too ordinary for me, i dont know how to explain it :)

D-Day Dice: I dont like that heavy dice rolling :(

Lost Cities doesnt seem to catch me too :(

Would you guys reccomend Thunderstone Advance? Or Lord of the Rings LCG ?
 
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I personally wouldn't recommend Thunderstone, but many would. I found it dull, just goes on with no sense of progression until it ends.

If you want something thematically cool and fantasy fun, nothing comes to mind at the moment (other than Mage Knight, but that game is VERY fiddly). Having said that, I would recommend Homesteaders as a non-gateway game with an excellent auction/engine building mechanic that scales really well from 2-4. This game does similar things to Le Havre and Puerto Rico, only doesn't require you to be super-uber-gamerman to be good at them.

Vinhos is a heavier, though thematic and intuitive, game about producing wine. You need to make sure your wine is aged well, you sell to the right markets, etc, to get the best price. I'd recommend the drive-thru review to watch about it. Also scales well.

Navegador is another very cool game. It's an exploration game and has a really well integrated market mechanic, where you need to watch how the market is doing and try to carve out your own niche (just like real life). It's not a mathy game, despite this. Also simple rules and scales well.

If you want to try a wargame (wait, don't run yet!), look at 1812: The Invasion of Canada. This is a really, really easy game to learn and it plays well 2-5 (more than 2 equals teams!). Don't be put off by the dry looks, it's not Paths of Glory. Don't be put off by the dice, it's not Risk. It's a really well designed wargame that female old farts enjoy (or at least one does).

I'm actually not a fan of the stereotypical dry euro, but those with mechanics that fit the theme get an A+ in my book, and the ones above have caught my eye. Whatever you end up with, enjoy!


 
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TravmacDaddy wrote:
Agricola: All Creatures Big Or Small

Great with two, especially with my wife.


This. I just got the game yesterday and it plays VERY well with 2...mainly because it's ONLY for 2p
If you're looking for something around the same vein maybe you can try Walnut Grove ? Pergamon and Vikings are some other medium weight euros that I recommend.

If you're looking for something for AT, try GOSU, Seasons (when/if it's out) and Summoner Wars. If you want something more miniature- wise I'll suggest Claustrophobia. Another game I'm looking closely at is Heap, but I haven't played the game myself so I can't say much about it.
 
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Moe45673 wrote:
I personally wouldn't recommend Thunderstone, but many would. I found it dull, just goes on with no sense of progression until it ends.

If you want something thematically cool and fantasy fun, nothing comes to mind at the moment (other than Mage Knight, but that game is VERY fiddly). Having said that, I would recommend Homesteaders as a non-gateway game with an excellent auction/engine building mechanic that scales really well from 2-4. This game does similar things to Le Havre and Puerto Rico, only doesn't require you to be super-uber-gamerman to be good at them.

Vinhos is a heavier, though thematic and intuitive, game about producing wine. You need to make sure your wine is aged well, you sell to the right markets, etc, to get the best price. I'd recommend the drive-thru review to watch about it. Also scales well.

Navegador is another very cool game. It's an exploration game and has a really well integrated market mechanic, where you need to watch how the market is doing and try to carve out your own niche (just like real life). It's not a mathy game, despite this. Also simple rules and scales well.

If you want to try a wargame (wait, don't run yet!), look at 1812: The Invasion of Canada. This is a really, really easy game to learn and it plays well 2-5 (more than 2 equals teams!). Don't be put off by the dry looks, it's not Paths of Glory. Don't be put off by the dice, it's not Risk. It's a really well designed wargame that female old farts enjoy (or at least one does).

I'm actually not a fan of the stereotypical dry euro, but those with mechanics that fit the theme get an A+ in my book, and the ones above have caught my eye. Whatever you end up with, enjoy!





I will also put in my highest recommendation for Homesteaders. Even if you don't like auctions, it is still possible to like this game because the auction is very controlled compared to other auction games. Plus the cows actually look like cows.
 
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bendercz wrote:
stlkt wrote:
I'd suggest Alhambra - would work well for a couple or with another couple. Fun little tile laying game.


i am too afraid, that it will be too simmillar to carcassone


It has tiles which you lay on the table. The similarity with Carcassonne ends there. Totally different games with almost nothing in common. Alhambra has a 2 player version which works quite well.


How about Stone Age. Excellent game which also works well as 2 player


Or Dominion
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Thunderstone is a very good deck-building game, and I do think it would work very well for you. Don't know about the advance version, but the basic version is at least very good. Works great with two, and with more players. You can try it for free on Yucata.de.

Summoner Wars is another very good two player game in a Fantasy setting. You might want to buy the Summoner Wars: Master Set to get the mounted board. This one you can try on your iDevice, if you have one.

I have a feeling you prefer games with a theme other than the standard medieval European setting. I have a hard time thinking of games that both play well with two and have a theme that is interesting for you. If you don't mind cooperative games, Ghost Stories is a great game in a Chinese setting with absolutely beautiful artwork. Plays great with 2-4 players. Lords of Waterdeep has a D&D setting, but is apart from that very much a eurogame and is better with more than two players. Great game, but might be too euro for you.

Any theme in particular you would be interested in?
 
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All I know is that there really aren't any great 2 player games that also scale well for a group that plays Bang and Citadel ... so I will recommend a couple of new games for your larger group:

Dice Town
Magical Athlete

Both Fun ... Both best with 5 or so players. You can add more to Dicetown with the expansion (which is excellent anyway).

Have fun!
 
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genesyx wrote:

If you're looking for something for AT, try GOSU, Seasons (when/if it's out) and Summoner Wars.


JFTR: GOSU and Seasons are basically tableau building games. I initially loved GOSU - but found it was very light on interaction. Seasons is (IMO) the more enjoyable of the two.
Summoner Wars is a must have - arguably a classic, very strong design, lot's of variation and replayability.
 
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Dominion was my introduction to gaming 8 months ago (along with Carcassonne) and my girlfriend still loves Dominion above all else. Carcassonne fell by the wayside very quickly.

I would recommend looking at the following as great games which are light enough for non-gamers but have great depth if you wish to explore them more. They all scale very well from 2 player upwards.

Kingdom Builder
Thurn and Taxis
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

For a party game, after-dinner game, group of non-gamers/family game, I would strongly recommend looking at:

Dixit

For just the two of you, the following was a big hit for me and my girlfriend:

Mr. Jack

But our absolute favourite is Agricola. Shame you've discounted it - I can't praise it enough.
 
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Thanks guys for so many reccomenendations, took me loots of time to get through them.

But frankly you game me so many good ideas that i cant decide again :D

Maybe i just have to buy them all and dont look back :)
 
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bendercz wrote:
… Dorn, Arkham Horror,Prophecy are not played at all. Which game should i buy next? It should be great for two players!


These are the 3 great games. Play them! cry
 
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