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Hello,

I'm looking for a game that is thematically similar to Condottierre. The only reason I'm not simply getting this game is due to the number of players required for a decent game. I typically game with one other person, and sometimes even solo.

So, basically, I'm looking for a Renaissance-themed game of intrigue, politics, and warfare. I would prefer a board game, but card games are ok as well. Oh, and I am pretty serious about the Renaissance theme, since this game isn't really all that thematic when you think about it. I am looking for more of a "simulation" experience...

Thanks!
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Kent Reuber
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The game that comes to mind is Unhappy King Charles!, which is a 2 player card driven game of the English Civil War.

I can't think of a 2 player wargame on the Italian Wars, which is the Condottiere period. There is a 2 player variant Here I Stand: 2-Player Diplomacy Deck which makes a multi-player Renaissance game into a two player game.

Because these are card driven, neither is probably very good solo.
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Eddie B
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Finding politics and intrigue in a 2 player game is going to be pretty tough.

Are you looking for wargames or eurogames?

A two player eurogame set in Renaissance Italy that seems to work for 2 is this new game called Il Vecchio

Thirty Years War: Europe in Agony, 1618-1648 Might be your cup of tea as a 2 player wargame. It's not set in Italy though.

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Check out Warrior Knights, not precisely renascence but Middle Ages but lots of diplomacy, politics and warfare.

Haven't tried Magnifico yet but seems what you're looking for, at least thematically.
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Check out Gwent from Witcher 3! It just had a physical release.
 
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One game I found is All is lost save Honour. This is an operational game of various campaigns of the Italian Wars. I'm not sure how much politics there is here.
 
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