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Me and my buddies enjoy A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition). We rarely have more than 3 player games though, and GoT suffers from some balance issues depending on the number of players. Bluffing/deception games usually improve with more players, but I'm curious if there is anything decent out there that can be played with 3 or maybe even 2 players.

I'm kind of intrigued by Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game... But my friends and I are uninitiated to the series, original or the remake, so the theme is a bit of a turn off.

Any suggestions, BGG?
 
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For 3 -- Diplomacy: Hundred Variant -- but I don't know where you would go about finding it now.
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Bpiehler wrote:
Me and my buddies enjoy A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition). We rarely have more than 3 player games though, and GoT suffers from some balance issues depending on the number of players. Bluffing/deception games usually improve with more players, but I'm curious if there is anything decent out there that can be played with 3 or maybe even 2 players.

I'm kind of intrigued by Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game... But my friends and I are uninitiated to the series, original or the remake, so the theme is a bit of a turn off.

Any suggestions, BGG?


Super lightweight, but you may want to check out Skull
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I'm planning to play Coup with 3 pretty soon
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Just watch the series. It's available on Hulu, Netflix (streaming), and Amazon (free with Prime). I'm usually not a sci-fi fan, but a friend convinced me to watch it. It now ranks up there as one of my all time favorites.
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utcarver wrote:
Just watch the series. It's available on Hulu, Netflix (streaming), and Amazon (free with Prime). I'm usually not a sci-fi fan, but a friend convinced me to watch it. It now ranks up there as one of my all time favorites.


Sold. Watching 1st episode now!

Edit: both are available on streaming! Which is better? 78" or 04"?
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i dont know any big box bluffing / deduction games

but i know a very lovely small box bluffing / deduction game
- Cockroach Poker !!!

cant go wrong with this one. extremely awesome in a short quick fun time.
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Bpiehler wrote:
utcarver wrote:
Just watch the series. It's available on Hulu, Netflix (streaming), and Amazon (free with Prime). I'm usually not a sci-fi fan, but a friend convinced me to watch it. It now ranks up there as one of my all time favorites.


Sold. Watching 1st episode now!

Edit: both are available on streaming! Which is better? 78" or 04"?


That's all it took for me and I was hooked. What followed was long viewing sessions where I would knock out five or six episodes in a sitting.
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The recent series. 2004.
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Bpiehler wrote:
utcarver wrote:
Just watch the series. It's available on Hulu, Netflix (streaming), and Amazon (free with Prime). I'm usually not a sci-fi fan, but a friend convinced me to watch it. It now ranks up there as one of my all time favorites.


Sold. Watching 1st episode now!

It's a fantastic show. The board game is also one of the best ever at marrying theme and mechanics. It's better with more players than three, but you'll want to own it after getting into the show.

I'd also recommmend Colossal Arena. It's cheap, easy to learn and combines bidding and bluffing in an elegant, light game that's good as a filler. I mention it because the sweet spot is three players.

Edit: Watch the 2004 Galactica. It's not only because the 2004 series informs the board game; the question of which season to watch is not even worth a serious discussion.
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hiimjosh wrote:
I'm planning to play Coup with 3 pretty soon


I'd like to hear more about this. Let me know how it goes. I played it at the con with six and enjoyed it immensely.
 
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I just love programs which create an immersive world to lose yourself in, ficticious or otherwise. I'm 15 minutes in and I can tell this is one of them.
 
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I'm a big fan of Citadels for bluffing. With two or 3, it's less of a party game and more of a gamers game (though still not overly heavy).

This is a great review: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/836898/it-is-double-pleasure...
 
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Bpiehler wrote:
utcarver wrote:
Just watch the series. It's available on Hulu, Netflix (streaming), and Amazon (free with Prime). I'm usually not a sci-fi fan, but a friend convinced me to watch it. It now ranks up there as one of my all time favorites.


Sold. Watching 1st episode now!

Edit: both are available on streaming! Which is better? 78" or 04"?


Watch 2004. That's a real show which is mainly an allegory. The 1978 version is sci-fi camp.
 
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labrhat22 wrote:
hiimjosh wrote:
I'm planning to play Coup with 3 pretty soon


I'd like to hear more about this. Let me know how it goes. I played it at the con with six and enjoyed it immensely.



I played Coup with 3 at BGG.CON a number of times. Works well with 3.
 
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Seconding (or thirding?) Citadels. It plays surprisingly well with 3 people.

I love Battlestar Galactica but I don't think I've ever played it with three people. It seems like it might work better than some though?
 
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Bpiehler wrote:
I'm curious if there is anything decent out there that can be played with 3 or maybe even 2 players.

Any suggestions, BGG?


For a 2 player bluffing game I'd look no further than Android: Netrunner. Lots of opportunities for mind games against your opponent.
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Battlestar Galactica (the series and the game) really is that good. In fact, I just finished writing a review of the game. Even if you're unfamiliar with the series, I'd say it's a must-play.

For a differently-themed option, how about Nostra City? I have it but haven't played it yet, so I can't speak to how well it plays, but I know it's got the traitor thing going on.
 
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Check out The Thing. It's a PnP game based on the 1970's movie wth the same title. It's for 2-4 players whr one player will play as the thing. 12 crew members will be played in the game (regardless of how many is playing), and each other player will control one character. Each side has their own objective.

Another that is similar in theme is Panic Station.

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BSG can be played with 3, but it's really not that fun/exciting. 5-6 for BSG is optimal in my opinion.
 
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xpiredsodapop wrote:
BSG can be played with 3, but it's really not that fun/exciting. 5-6 for BSG is optimal in my opinion.


Agreed.

Take a look at these:

Innovation
Evo (second edition)
Mission: Red Planet
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Pandemic
BattleCON: War of Indines
 
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+1 Beowulf - The Legend

For a small fast card game: Palastgefluster
 
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