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Heya

Im looking for a few card games to take away camping to occupy our evenings when the kids are asleep

Ideally they would

- not take up a lot of room in the box and minimal table space
- no be too expensive just incase the worse happens
- work for 2 players
- offer good replay-ability
- not come with little components likely to get lost (like say Jambo)
- be readable with a camp light


All,ideas most welcome


Cheers
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Try this list Games on a Narrow Boat, it's a very good geeklist which should help
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Haggis - Excellent 2 player climbing game.
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My wife and I are not camping but we'll be traveling for the month of July.

We're taking SET and Battle Line.

You can leave the red pawns at home and use nine pennies.

Have a great trip.
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I find Love Letter is not very good at all with 2. It really needs 4 to be any good.


Hanabi is an excellent cooperative game that works really well with 2. The theme is about building a fireworks display and you cannot see your own cards. A bulk of the game is about giving/receiving clues to the other player as you build the fireworks display together.


For Sale is a great one. The box says 3 to 6, but there are a couple of two player variants in the forums that are easy to implement and work very well. I have played this game as a 2 player many times and it works.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/313213/simple-2-player-varia...

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/911399/adapting-the-for-soli...

The first variant is very simple to use. The second one involves a "robot" hand and is much more challenging.


Coloretto is a fun set collecting game that has 2 player rules now included.

Biblios is a great game. Amazon still has a copy or 2. But the game has a dice version also that is also really good: Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game.

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- Archaeology: The Card Game
- Biblios
- The Battle for Hill 218
- Magnate
- Jaipur (IDK how convenient this is for camping, playing area could be a problem)

Please let us know what you went with once you've decided yeah.
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Citadels is great with two players. We keep a spare copy in our camping trailer.
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My wife and I have played a lot of two player card games. These two are the best and they meet your additional criteria.

Have fun!
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Its not really a card game but Hive pocket is a great durable two player game that takes up very little room.
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Haggis!

I'm going back packing for a week and we're just bringing a deck of card. Can play Haggis or Crib, so that should be good.
 
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If your going camping in tthe woods etc there is only one game for it, Morels.
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+ 1 for Hanabi and Lost Cities

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Also i get a sense this might not be your cup of tea but in a similar situation I would bring BattleCON: War of Indines and Android: Netrunner (find a smaller box for the latter)
 
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Slap the King.. 2 player memory & deduction game... Messege me with an address if your interested, I'll send you a copy!
 
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Two decks of ordinary playing cards and a book of card game rules.
 
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Thank you all so much for all the great ideas im looking for 2 or tjree and this gives a huge help much appreciated
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