A particularly compelling 2 player game!
When we are asked to recommend 2 player games here at Xpidemix Store, the first that came to mind is always 7 Wonders Duel. While the original and widely popular 7 Wonders game is really exciting with its full 7 player trading game…Antonie Bauza with the help of Bruno Cathala gathered the essence of the idea and created a tug of war 2 player game vying for civilization supremacy.
Good two player games are usually cooperative where you work together to solve a common problem. While competitive 2 players is like… chess….where you attack me … and i will attack you back, it is rare for a game to be engaging without the need for some 3rd party “politics” injection. A good move within chess that builds up future strategic sequences forces your opponent to check his or her pieces to counter your moves. Planning and Foresight is paramount.
7 Wonders Duel is a tug of war game where you and your opponent try to advance through the Ages, building structures that provides economic advantages for the next age. BUT that is not the only way. You can also advance through Scientific Achievements gaining you abilities which the Economic way doesn’t provide. The selection process for Duel are akin to the moves you make in chess.
Watch out for Military Supremacy. That is another angle your opponent can break you and your economic bank. They may seem to forego economic advantages and if you cannot deny them their further military expansion, it may spell doom for you in the later ages.
We find 7 Wonders Duel a really appealing game , mechanic wise while being aesthetically pleasing! And if you think that is all to the game, there have been 2 expansions up to date to further change up the game strategies!