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I have been contemplating buying either Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar or Village. I play games mainly with my wife and wonder which would be the better 2 player game. Any comments would be appreciated.
 
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I may not be as qualified as some others to answer this (having played each game exactly once), but I think The Village would be a better game for 2. The magic of Tzol'kin appears to vaporize when played with 2, as options are too easily available and the game does not feel very tense. The Village was more interesting (to me at least) as a 2-player. If I were playing with 3 or 4, I would pick Tzol'kin, because the need to plan your actions in advance would be critical to your success. The Village would be a lot of fun with 3 or 4, but it does not have quite as many options and paths to victory as Tzol'kin.
 
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Thanks Brian. Is Village even worth getting as a 2 player game or would it be a big waste of money? My wife and I like playing Castles of Burgundy as a 2 player game and want something else we might enjoy. Village looked interesting from what I could see.
 
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I love tzolkin as a two player, you have to fill the spots on the wheel where the phantom other two players block random spaces on all the wheels!
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boltspedman wrote:
I love tzolkin as a two player, you have to fill the spots on the wheel where the phantom other two players block random spaces on all the wheels!


I agree. My wife and I love The Castles of Burgundy as a 2-player game and feel the same way about Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar. The blocked spaces on the wheels are different each game and it works well. I would recommend you pick up Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar. We also have Village and although a good game, it doesn't make it to the table near as much (especially for 2-players).

Good luck!
 
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I'm not too keen on Tzolk'in, but I haven't gotten Village to the table yet. Are you open to other suggestions? How about Glen More? My wife and I enjoy it as a two-player game -- and it scales up to five. It's roughly in the same weight class as Castles.
 
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I have Village and Tzolk'in, but haven't yet plaed Tzolk'in. However, I have played Village 2, 3, and 4 players and liked it with every player count.
 
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