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Brian Lyons
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I was getting ready to order King of Tokyo and seen I had a coupon but I needed to buy one more game for it to apply. I mainly play with the wife,"and the kids sometimes" My wife likes some games but I dont think she ran across that game that she said,This is my game! So instead of ordered yet another adventure,zombie type dark theme that I enjoy I thought I would take a stab at maybe a light euro type game to see if that is more her speed.
So if you could recommend something rules light,easy and fun that will play decent for 2+ please let me know. I was thinking stone age or maybe 7 wonders,but im not sure..
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Notre Dame is a wonderful light euro that combines an easy card drafting mechanic with a touch of worker placement. Easy to learn and teach.
 
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Light-ish, Euro-ish, good with two players...

Havana
Carcassonne
Finca
Hanging Gardens

Edit: didn't see you were considering 7 Wonders. It's not great with just two players. (Basically, the variant for two players is dramatically different than any other player count--it's really a different game... and it's just OK.)
 
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I would suggest
ProfitOfDoom wrote:
stone age or maybe 7 wonders

but I am sure.

I prefer Stone Age and haven't played 7 Wonders with only 2 (seems not as good as 3+ players, but I dunno). Either fit your bill just fine.

Fresco and Village also work.

This all depends on how old your kids are, though.
 
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I took the plunge and ordered Stone Age and King Of Tokyo.
Hopefully it will be a hit,if stone age fails would it be safe to say we pretty much wouldnt like any worker placement type euro's?
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No, not safe to say. You probably should try Agricola before saying that.
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ProfitOfDoom wrote:
I took the plunge and ordered Stone Age and King Of Tokyo.
Hopefully it will be a hit,if stone age fails would it be safe to say we pretty much wouldnt like any worker placement type euro's?



Not really. Stone Age is fun, but there are some aspects about it that certain gamers do not like besides the worker placement mechanic. Some don't like the randomness of dice, which most worker placement games do not have. But I like the dice in this game, especially when combined with the tools you can take. One other thing that bothers some is that the final score is very dependent on the cards you buy and the cards remain hidden after you buy them and the points they offer are not tallied until the end. So most of the scoring for Stone Age isnt done until the game's end so it is difficult to get a handle on how well you are doing in relation to other players. However, if you are just playing to have fun, none of that should matter.
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ProfitOfDoom wrote:
I took the plunge and ordered Stone Age and King Of Tokyo.
Hopefully it will be a hit,if stone age fails would it be safe to say we pretty much wouldnt like any worker placement type euro's?



good job! Stone Age is just great! Works really well with 2 players also.
 
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ProfitOfDoom wrote:
,if stone age fails would it be safe to say we pretty much wouldnt like any worker placement type euro's?


No! No!

I enjoy Agricola (like), Luna (like), Carson City (love), Finca (love), Carcassonne (like) and other worker placement games.

I hate Stone Age. We traded it. The game is structured around a simple spreadsheet that a sufficiently competent mathematician can solve in real time, and the randomness of the dice rolls isn't enough to compensate. If you're playing against that mathematician, the game becomes un-fun quickly. If you're that mathematician, the game gets boring quickly.
 
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I will repeat Finca, and add Maori and Masons (older and become harder to find). I have comfortably done each as 2-player, also with kids whose ages begin in the double digits.

 
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ktice wrote:
No, not safe to say. You probably should try Agricola before saying that.


Actually, that is not a good one to try. If you hate Stone Age because of the hidden tiles, you may hate Agricola because of the Occupation cards.
 
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veemonroe wrote:
Carcassonne (like) and other worker placement games.


Which is far more known for its tile placement than worker placement.
 
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If you find yourself back in the market, and if you're ok with games that don't require you to bash each other, consider Africana or Roll to the South Pole.
 
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Care to explain? Tile placement and worker placement are both fundamentally essential to Carcassonne. In fact, I'd say that the first image to come to mind when thinking about the game is probably a meeple

matthean wrote:
veemonroe wrote:
Carcassonne (like) and other worker placement games.


Which is far more known for its tile placement than worker placement.
 
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foxfan wrote:
Care to explain? Tile placement and worker placement are both fundamentally essential to Carcassonne. In fact, I'd say that the first image to come to mind when thinking about the game is probably a meeple

matthean wrote:
veemonroe wrote:
Carcassonne (like) and other worker placement games.


Which is far more known for its tile placement than worker placement.


While you are "placing workers" in Carcassonne, I'd venture to say that it plays more like an area control game than a worker placement. Worker placement games typically have players earning specific benefits based on where they place their workers (resources, turn order, victory points, cards, etc.). Carcassonne only rewards players with victory points for owning the majority of a piece of property (city, road, farm, or cloister). If you define worker placements very generally, I guess you could include Carcassonne. But I wouldn't consider it one.

All that said, Carc is a WONDERFUL Euro-style game that is great for beginners or those looking for a light-ish tile placing classic.
 
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