0
5

[–] librium 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Carcassonne seems like it would fit right in with your collection. It's a laid back tile laying game that goes pretty quickly. It also works just as well for two players as it does five. There can be a little bit of "take that" with sneaking your meeple into someone else's territory, but unlike Catan there won't be any hurt friendships at the end!

0
2

[–] Theredtzar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd second this. A nice relaxed game that a couple can talk over too.

0
2

[–] southern_boy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's also a bit meatier compared to the other light suggestions... outside of intro game nights I don't play TTR, Settlers, etc but I do find myself occasionally pulling out Carcassonne for a quick romp in the French countryside. :)

0
1

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks!

0
4

[–] Fogreddit 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ticket to Ride is a good one. Like Settlers of Catan you can either be nice or you can ruin someone's night instead.

Your choice!

0
1

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks! Ticket to Ride has been on my short list for ideas.

0
3

[–] Fogreddit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Of course if you like card games and tequila there's always Cards Against Humanity. Best played with more than 2 people.

Tequila optional

0
1

[–] bradbeattie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Eah. I'd recommend against it. If your above list is anything to go off of, TTR's strategy is too far on the light side of things.

0
3

[–] RobotOverlord 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Castles of Burgundy.

I'd say that has similarities to both Puerto Rico and Settlers of Catan. I rate it slightly higher than Puerto Rico in my stable of games now. Its also great with smaller numbers. I've only played 3 player myself so far, but it handles 2-4 and I think 2 would be just as fun as 3.

0
1

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks! I've had other people suggest this game too. It looks interesting.

0
2

[–] TheITGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Twilight Struggle is high ranking but it's very heavy. Meaning few are willing to put in the time to learn the game but those that do love it. I played it once didn't enjoy it, it's one if those game where you'll hate it the frist few plays of it.

Games I enjoy at 2 that scales well to 4 are: Five Tribes- Easy- Worker replacement game? Lots of fun. Scoville- Easy- pepper farmer game very under rated. Splendor- Easy- engine building game Ticket to Ride is a great intro game

Telsa vs Edison is a new game coming out its amazing. Great stock market mechanic.

Keyflower-Medium- a greay game one of my favorites, a lot going on in this game can be overwhelming at first.

Be sure to check out reviews of these games on YouTube don't rely on BGG rating ever play group has it's own flavor.

0
0

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'll definitely have to look at Telsa v. Edison. His studied economics in undergrad and would probably love something like that. Thanks for the suggestions.

0
2

[–] 607695 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

+1 for Castles of Burgundy on the Euro side, plays great with two.

What about a living/expandable card game, like Android: Netrunner? Thematic, card combos, plus bluffing/reading your opponent. Tends to be more of a lifestyle game, but you can get quite a bit of game play from just the core set.

Race for the Galaxy would probably fit in well with someone who likes both Dominion and Puerto Rico. There's a learning curve, but good depth and plays well with 2-4 players.

0
1

[–] EffedInTheMeh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes! Netrunner is the shit!

Loved the classic version and I'm so excited to see FF's commitment to expansions in the reproduction.

0
0

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've had a lot of people suggest Castles of Burgundy so I'm really leaning towards it.

Android: Netrunner sounds really fun. I'm awful at bluffing though so I'm sure he would destroy me every time we played.

0
2

[–] Bu11DawgNC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If you like Battlestar, and don't mind the zombie theme, Dead of Winter is great. Based on your games listed Caverna is probably a good bet too.

0
1

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Dead of Winter looks really good. I'm a big fan of co-op games. I'll be sure to look up Caverna as well. Thanks!

0
1

[–] Alamander 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I got Dead of Winter as a birthday gift last month, and my friends and I love it. Every game we've played of it has taken two or more hours to play though, and we choose the "short" objectives. It's a lot of strategy, but also luck, as you'll be rolling dice and relying on drawing cards.

One thing I noticed that I wasn't thrilled with was that the rulebook didn't cover a lot of the questions that popped up during our games, so we had to house rule a lot or spend time looking for answers online.

Tabletop has an episode where they play it, if you want to check out how it plays first. Here is the episode.

0
2

[–] xiaotianchun 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If you/he like smaller games (Love Letter) and card drafting (7 Wonders) Sushi Go may be right up your alley. Forbidden Island/Desert make for some interesting and inexpensive co-ops along the same lines as Pandemic. San Juan is a role selection card game that emulates a bit of the euro-ness of Puerto Rico in a nice, compact card game that's a lot of fun.

If you both like Dominion, Star Realms is an inexpensive and excellent deck builder for 2 people. At least, it's inexpensive until you spend more money on all the expansions. :)

0
2

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Dominion is his favorite so I'll definitely be checking out Star Realms.

Thanks for the suggestions!

0
1

[–] EffedInTheMeh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Really have to recommend Innovation and its expansions. It's challenging, backstabbing at times, and every game is different.

You basically travel through the different ages, propagating new technologies from fire and the flint spear, to computers and robotics. Each round forces you to push hard into new advances before your opponents, or else you get left behind.

Damn, think I need to go play some Innovation tonight.

0
0

[–] squanch [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That sounds really cool. I'll have to look it up.

load more comments ▼ (7 remaining)