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hi thank for help

i want to order for 200$ to save shipping
Need to be a Canadian shop to receive it for Friday

we play most of time 2-3 players
the rules need to be accessible

current top 5:

homesteaders
goa
steam
dominent species
trajan



looking to chose from this list!!
input & suggestion more then welcome:


village
1st and goal
lords of waterdeep
last will
eclips
the manhattan project
snowdonia
few acres of snow
vegas showdon
rolling freigth
attika
libertalia
Wiraqocha
king of tokyo
dixit
Ginkgopolis (import)
The Palace of Carrara (import)
Myrmes

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I'm not familiar with most of the ones on your list, but for 2-3 players I would take Dixit off. If you sometimes have larger groups though, definitely worth getting.
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What website are you ordering from?

I ask because you have listed a few games I would like to own, but none of my normal stops have them in stock.
 
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I can only speak to the few games on the list that I have played but I think Lords of Waterdeep is a definite for you. Plays great with two or three (or more), is very accessible and enjoyable worker placement with a theme that can be embraced or ignored as desired.

I like King of Tokyo and for a change of pace it might be good for your collection. It is just a fun dice rolling fest but I don't think it is fantastic with two.

It looks like our tastes might be similar and Libertalia is next on my list. I haven't played it but I'm hearing great things and it looks like it might offer you some variety.

Best I can do for you.
 
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I just filmed my review for Rolling Frieght, is more tactical than strategic if that's your thing. Also Dixit is always good.

 
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For the games I know:

I was really surprised how much I enjoyed Lords of Waterdeep. It's a very well constructed game. Definitely would place high on your list.

Attika was a big disappointment. I'd be surprised if you could find it, as I think it's out of print. Component boards were thin. I find my 2-player games with my wife not much fun, and I thought more players might make the game more enjoyable, yet most of the forums say 2-players is the best. Not for me and wouldn't recommend it.

Several that I don't own and haven't played, but I am also interested in: Snowdonia, Eclipse, Village, Last Will.

Good Luck deciding. Happy Gaming.
 
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Lords of Waterdeep: Great for 2 or 3 players, rules are accessible. Compared to your "current top 5" it is a lighter game, but not too light. Splendid middle weight worker placement game. I think of it as lighter than Caylus or Agricola, but heavier than Kingsburg or Stone Age. Top notch components, lots of game for the money.

King of Tokyo: Super light, super fun direct conflict dice fest. Core mechanic similar to yahtzee so its acessible to even young children. However, its terrible with only 2 and only okay with 3. So only get it if you will have 4 or more.

Dixit: A must have. An essential party game for any collection. Dead simple rules. Can't play with 2, rubbish with 3. Doesn't matter. Buy. This. Game.
 
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King of Tokyo is lighter but it is great fun with 4+. It plays quickly and makes for some good table talk.

I really like Lords of Waterdeep. Good worker placement where you are trying to complete quests to maximize hidden scoring at the end game. Plays best with 4 in my opinion.

I have played Last Will twice and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are trying to piss away all of you money before everyone else by having extravagant parties, buying/selling property at a loss, and hiring friends at inflated rates. Think Brewster's Millions the board game.

I have played Dixit and I do like it, but it is more of a party game to me that works best with more players.

The rest of your list I would like to play myself.

Good Luck!

 
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With Wiraqocha you might run into the "I want the expansion and it is really expensive" problem. I'm not sure if they are planning to import it in mass to make it cheaper in the USA? I like the game though. I got my base game from boardsandbits when they had it in stock.
 
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I've assumed that CAD200 is about £126, so you could get 3-4 games off your list.

I suggest the following:
King of Tokyo
Lords of Waterdeep
Eclipse
Last Will (if it can be squeezed in).

It gives you a good mix of dice-fest, worker placement, 4X etc. Last Will is a great little game - I think its from Czech Games, who've been turning out some great titles over the last couple of years.
 
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Vegas Showdown is fantastic. It's an auction game mixed with sim-Casino, very accessible even for people who aren't big eurogamers.
 
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The Manhattan Project doesn't get enough love, but it is excellent, and plays well with two (though I would prefer more). The same goes with Eclipse, which is of course highly recommended by just about everyone, and rightfully so. But if you're going for 2-3, eclipse would be a little bit worse for the wear, as it really shines with more than that. Plus, the rules for eclipse are not as easy to stomach right away (though they are intuitive). The great thing about the Manhattan Project is how easy it is to pick up. You're building bombs. How do you do that? Get Uranium or Plutonium. Bomb or spy on other people along the way if you like, but you can just mind your own building and you'll be fine so long as people don't bomb/spy on you. It's usually close in the end after a couple games, which some people might not like - for me, it's cool that people are usually not out of it until the very end. Best of luck deciding! Also, enjoy Trajan! I currently have that on the way and can't wait to try it
 
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I'm just going to throw these games out based on what you like and what you're looking at:

1. Julius Caesar---This is a beautiful 2p block wargame from Columbia. Check out this definitive review: [Roger's Reviews] Alea Iacta Est!

It's an elegant and gorgeous 2p game.



2. I think "A Few Acres of Snow" is one on your list you should look at, but you make also consider 1812: The Invasion of Canada. It plays 2-5.



I hope these suggestions are helpful.
 
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Out of your top 5 I've only played Homesteaders but I love it.

I think we have similar taste so I've geekbuddied you!

I heartily recommend Lords of Waterdeep. We got it out the other night for a game and ended up staying up til 4:30am playing several games of it. It's really great. Nice flowing/elegant worker placement game, not too heavy, it's kind of a gateway game but enjoyable for more experienced gamers too. Production is stellar if that's important to you.

Also consider Castles of Burgundy, Notre Dame and Amyitis.
 
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