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  1. Does summoner wars have expansions? Are they needed to fully enjoy the game?
    I'd have added:
    Lost cities
    Star Realms
    Shotten Totten,
    Epic the card game

  2. If you have not played those yet:
    Star / Hero Realms
    Santorini
    Innovation
    Shards of Infinity

  3. Splendor Duel is my fave. 2 player game at the moment.

  4. what you think about Brass: Birmingham? 1vs1..

  5. These suggestions seem worth checking out. We only played 7 wonders: Duel. I will probably keep coming back to this top, because we often play 1 vs 1 🙂🙂

  6. Radlands, Android Netrunner/ Pagan, Jaipur, Super Fantasy Brawl

    Magic is Number 0 because its magic ^^

  7. I highly recommend Yugioh Speed Duel. You buy a box for 20ish dollars and it comes with 8 pre constructed decks, all with unique playstyles and skill cards, along with extra cards that you can swap in and out. The instructions are super simple, and play time is very quick.

    I had multiple friends who have never played Yugioh, but now we get together every week to play. Plus when me and my partner are looking to get a quick game in, our go to is always Yugioh Speed Duel. It's a ton of fun and a great introductory step into a fantastic TCG.

  8. Those on your list I love are Undaunted, 7 Wonders Duel, and Rebellion. I have been intrigued with Summoner Wars but if you give it such a high recommendation I’ll just have to try it.

    One I think you guys would love is Blitzkrieg! It is a game where you draw tiles from a bag and place them in different theaters of war in WW2. Your goal is to have more points, which mostly comes down to winning in more of the theaters of war. Each tile has abilities and each space has abilities to get points, extra strength, or add other tiles to your bag to hopefully draw later. Super cool one that only takes 20 minutes and makes you really want to play over and over.

  9. War of the Ring is fun. I would like to try SW Rebellion.

  10. Why is unmatched not on this list??!! Its SO good!

  11. Pensei que iria ver Radlands aqui, é um jogo incrível também.

  12. Ascension Tactics would be up there for me. Then we have Targi, "Air, Land, & Sea", Radlands, Shards of Infinity, Caesar!: Seize Rome in 20 Minutes! (or Blitzkrieg) and probably more I'm forgetting.

  13. Unmatched should 100% be on this list. MtG and Chess should be as well! Even War Chest could easily be on this list for those not particularly interested in mastering chess but liking the dueling tactical aspect.

  14. Splendor duel should be on this list as well

  15. Mr. Jack is a good quick 2 player game but not top 10

  16. I think Klask is the most obvious game missing from this list

  17. I was waiting for Unmatched throughout the video 🙁

  18. I like canopy, splendor duel, dice throne, beer and bread, and caper Europe. Thanks for the video.

  19. Have you guys tried Funkoverse and what are your thoughts? I know that it seems like a gimmick game as its a 'funko' product, but the mechanics are actually quite fun.

  20. You need to try out Hanamikoji. It'll make the list somewhere because of its quick playtime (similar to Hive and Watergate, but it's portable like Hive). There are other cut-choose and hidden info games in this vein (Monsters and the Things that Destroy them, Tussie Mussie, Circle the Wagons, …) but II feel Hanamikoji captures the essence of all of them in the most accessible format.

    Star Wars Rebellion should be added next to War of the Ring (same game, different theme depending on theme).

    Given Twilight Struggle and Watergate is on there, I'd imagine Resist might make a future version of this list.

    Unmatched/Star Wars Epic Battles is not a pure 1-1, but it should be considered as such. It doesn't play nearly as well in the other formats (IMO). If you haven't played it, it's worth a shot (there was also Funkoverse which came out at the same time, but it fell off).

    For those who think Chess should make a list like this, some others to consider (but I don't think would make your list) are: Onitama, Tao Long, Battle Chest, and Shobu.

  21. I felt undaunted Britain was a horrible game for my taste but I can see why people might like it.
    Some older 2 player games I enjoy are :
    ▫️Jaipur
    ▫️ Targi
    ▫️Neuroshima Hex
    ▫️Lost Cities

  22. No Sniper Elite? No Unmatched? Air, land and sea? Oh, no! 🙂

  23. Summoner wars is my favorite as well. But we play a lot more Lost Cities. So easy to start and very quick with great decision making.

  24. santorini, not specifically 2p but by far best played with 2

  25. Solid list. I miss Targi, Hanamikoji and Jaipur

  26. Warhammer Underworlds is not on this list
    so the entire list is wrong.

  27. Putting keyforge instead of Netrunner is a crime 😭

  28. My favorite 2 not to make the list are probably rad lands and unmatched

  29. What you should try – scratch that, what you MUST try is TWISTED FABLES (preferably Deluxe edition). Similar to Undaunted, it is mainly a deckbuilder but you move your character's miniature with the cardplay. Hard decisions to be made, tactics vs. strategy, great asymmetric characters. I normally don't like 1v1 (except Mindbug), but this one is awesome.

  30. Good list guys! I am also thinking Sekigahara: Unification of Japan could be on this list. I even like playing Dune Imperium with just 2 people and the despoiler AI is fine

  31. Amoo Boardgame Chi - عموبوردگیم چی says:

    tnx for really nice videos.
    how about code names the Duet game?

  32. Fave 2-player games not on this list: Lost Cities and Targi. Loooove Targi.

  33. Another great vid! And I think you guys should check out Summit. Just a great co-op, team, or everyone vs game. Really unique.

  34. Crystal Clans!!! It’s by the same publisher as Summoner Wars.

  35. Check out Caper: Europe! One of my favorite two-player only games

  36. Surprised to not see Unmatched on this list! Still a great selection though!

  37. I would have Unmatched, Dice Thrones and Radlands on the list for sure.

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