Tholos

The Tholos of Delphi is under construction and the builders are trying to leave as much of their mark on the temple as possible, hoping that the gods will be merciful to them. 2 players, ages 9+Playing time: 15-25 minutesDesigner: David BernalArtwork: Jesús Fuentes Publisher: Perro Loko Gameshttps://www.perrolokogames.com/en/ During their turn players are shipping stonesContinue reading “Tholos”

Botanik

A revolutionary idea will bring salvation for people living in a world ruined by polluted soil and toxic fumes. A prominent scientist is engaging her two best teams to construct her invention that’ll allow her to produce food with the help of machines! 2 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigners: Frank Crittin, Grégoire Largey &Continue reading “Botanik”

Hanamikoji: Geisha’s Road

Geishas are making a journey across the tea houses to show their artistic performances to the guests. During this trip they will get help from you and your opponent, to advance from an apprentice to full Geisha or even evolve to Okaasan and become a teahouse owner. 2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 20-30 minutesDesigners: JerryContinue reading “Hanamikoji: Geisha’s Road”

Hanamikoji

This is one of my favourite 2-player games! It’s elegant, easy to learn and every play feels very tight and tense. The ‘I split, you choose’ mechanism works very well and gives some really tough decisions! 2 players, ages 10+Playing time: 15 minutesDesigner: Kota NakayamaArtwork: Maisherly Chan Publisher: EmperorS4https://en.emperors4.com/ Now live on Kickstarter: In Hanamikoji,Continue reading “Hanamikoji”

Nanga Parbat

As a member of the Sherpa community, you build base camps for explorers on the Nanga Parbat-mountain in the Himalaya, while trapping animals to use for food and clothing. 2 players, ages 14+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: Steve FinnArtwork: Ossi Hiekkala, Julián Tunni Publisher: Dr. Finn’s Gameshttps://www.doctorfinns.com/ Each player starts the game with 15 hikers, 12Continue reading “Nanga Parbat”

300: Earth & Water

Fight for dominance over the eastern Mediterranean in this 2-player game about the Greco-Persian Wars! 2 players, ages 14+Playing time: 40 minutesDesigner: Yasushi NakaguroArtwork: Antonio Stappaerts Publisher: Nuts! Publishinghttps://www.nutspublishing.com/ A game of 300: Earth & Water is played over the course of 5 rounds, unless a player manages to control both Major cities of theirContinue reading “300: Earth & Water”

Tiny Ninjas

You and your opponent play as senseis, using powerful ninjas to battle each other in this 2-player dueling game. 1-2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 10 minutesDesigner: Ryan LeiningerArtists: Yela Gatchalian-David & Paola Tuazon Publisher: 2niverse Gameshttps://www.tinyninjas.ca/ Both players start the game with 5 cards in their hand and 10 health. Each round, players will alternateContinue reading “Tiny Ninjas”

Getaway Driver

An asymmetric 2-player game in which one player, the getaway driver, is trying to make an escape from the city, before getting caught by the other player who takes up the role of the police. 2 players, ages 12+Playing time: 30-45 minutesDesigner: Jeff BeckArtwork: Ryan Goldsberry Publisher: Uproarious Gameshttp://uproarious.net/ You set up the game simplyContinue reading “Getaway Driver”

Schotten Totten 2

One player, the cook, has to try to breach the castle wall, while the other player, the chicken, bravely tries to defend it. 2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 20 minutesDesigner: Reiner KniziaArtist: Jean-Baptiste Reynaud Publisher: IELLOhttps://www.iello.fr/co.uk Schotten Totten 2 comes with very straightforward rules: basically, on your turn you play a card, and draw aContinue reading “Schotten Totten 2”

Caper

Recruit thieves and equip them with gear to commit robberies in Europe’s biggest cities! 2 players (3-4 player variants included), ages 12+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: Unai RubioArtist: Josh Emrich Publisher: Jumbohttps://www.jumbo.eu/en/ A game of Caper is played over the course of 6 rounds, in which players will be alternating between drafting thief cards and gearContinue reading “Caper”