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Doron David
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Hello all,

Just like that title says, how does Tokaido play as 2 player game?

Doron
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Court Marley
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My husband and I like it. There is a dummy third player, and the person who is ahead on the track moves him whenever it would normally be the dummy's turn. So, there's an extra bit of decision-making. Do I jump in the lead and be able to control the dummy, or stick to the back and get to move onto more stuff. The dummy definitely adds to the two-player game, so that you're still fighting over spots.
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Doron David
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snowden27 wrote:
My husband and I like it. There is a dummy third player, and the person who is ahead on the track moves him whenever it would normally be the dummy's turn. So, there's an extra bit of decision-making. Do I jump in the lead and be able to control the dummy, or stick to the back and get to move onto more stuff. The dummy definitely adds to the two-player game, so that you're still fighting over spots.


Thank you Court. That is good to know. I'm considering getting the game now.
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Mike Flynn
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I think the game is good at any player count. But, for me, I actually think 2 is the best, since it adds a whole new layer of strategy with the "dummy" player. Excellent with two!
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Two player is less fiddly than other games at two players that use a dummy third player that each player alternately controls. Still better with three or more, but fine at two, as long as you expect the added burden of the dummy third player. Good game.
 
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Ivano Rosa
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imo better with 2 players... ok more players = more fun but more chaos, the winner is just a lucky player. With 2 players the game is very tactical.
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Tomello Visello
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Have you checked the User Suggested # of Players poll in the Information section of the game's main page ? With 90 voters currently it is viewed with low esteem.

 
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I'm not a fan... mostly because of the dummy third player. I dislike any games where the two player version has a dummy third player - it's not really a two player game then, because things are *different* when you go down to two players.

Tokaido is great for 3-5, however.
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Dave S.
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My wife and I enjoy the 2 player version. The dummy player is easy to play, and the game remains nice and relaxing to play.
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Scott Mohnkern
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I like it as a two player game. The dummy player is easy to run.
 
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Doron David
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mohnkern wrote:
I like it as a two player game. The dummy player is easy to run.


I read the rules and the 2 player seem ok with the dummy player. Will give it a shot.

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How did you like it? I just played it for the first time with two players and really liked it. Played two games in row.
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Doron David
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chappymonster wrote:
How did you like it? I just played it for the first time with two players and really liked it. Played two games in row.


Beilive it or not. Have not had the chance to bring it to the table yet crycrycrycry
 
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I played my first game with my girlfriend this past weekend. We used the dummy as the 3rd player according to the rules. I thought it played fine as 2 players. Very relaxing game yet the dummy definitely adds some strategy.

I was curious if it's possible, or if anybody has ever tried, to play a 2-player game without the dummy player? Would that throw the game off-balance somehow? We were wondering that as we were playing. Has anybody tried it?
 
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