Welcome To 2-Player Game Month!

Abstract month got pushed back a bit, and you’ll still see some remnants from that into February (like this afternoon’s podcast!), but starting with yesterday’s review of Fry Thief, the rest of February will focus (mostly) on small 2-player games. Honestly, I could do two or three months on this genre as there are so many games (and so many great ones!) out there for two players.

I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of comparisons we can make between the 2-player abstracts we’ve played and discussed in January and the more modern designs we’ll be playing this month. Obviously there will be a number of similarities, as the 2 player count changes any game the most significantly. But is there something about the abstract game feeling that is lost when you move to, say, a 2 player card game? Is anything gained?

Some of the games I’ll be playing/talking about/reviewing: Innovation, Hanamikoji, Fog of Love, Lost Cities, Jaipur, Targi. Hopefully more!

I’m sticking with smaller games that are either 2 player exclusive or absolutely best at 2 players (like Innovation), if only to limit the scope a bit.

Do you have any favorites I haven’t mentioned? What might I consider if we revisit this topic later in the year?

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