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Top 10 Games: That Need 2-Player Rules

Posted by Eisley on 10th January 2010

If you’ve read my blog, you’ll know I really like  good 2-player games.  They don’t need to be 2-player only, just so long as they play well with 2 as it’s too often a great game plays poorly with just 2 player.  This is often because what one player does, the other player counters or reacts to.  Alhambra is a great example of a game that plays superbly with 2 players (in fact, I think the fewer players the better with Alhambra).

I recently entered the Krakow competition to create rules for a 2-player game and it got me thinking about the other games I would really like to be able to play 2-player.  So, here’re the top ten games in my collection for which I’d like to be able to play a 2-player game…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Games: Very Portable 2-player

Posted by Eisley on 16th December 2009

Taking lots of games away whether on holiday or business trips  can often be a problem due the size and weight of games; yet, many small games don’t deliver enough punch to warrant being carried.  Over the years I have assembled a bag of excellent 2-player games which has been updated as new games have appeared.  I usually have 5  or 6 of the following games fitted neatly into a single cloth bag.

Note that these portable (easy to transport) games aren’t to be confused with travel games (easy to play on-the-move/whilst travelling.  (Check out my Top Games for a Family Christmas too.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 5 Games: For a Family Christmas

Posted by Eisley on 4th December 2009

When Christmas approaches, I start assembling the games I will play with my family when we meet at Christmas.  This year, it’s a varied group of a dozen people including one under 10, two teenagers, seven people in their 40’s and two in their 70’s.  This group like games at parties and even though they don’t usually play board games regularly they are quite open to trying stuff.  I’ve had them playing Carabande and even Ca$h’n’Guns but I’m unlikely to get them playing most simple Eurogames like Ticket To Ride.

This year, I am excited by the amount of fresh, new games I will be taking along.  So, here’re my top 5 games for a family Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »

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