Quoted from Palmer:
What player counts have you been playing with with Horrified? I have played it solo a few times so I can teach my group. Pretty easy game to teach. I imagine the more players, the harder it gets since monsters activate between player turns.
I have played it solo twice, and once with three. Three was definitely harder, but the "beginner" combo of Dracula and Creature were still pretty easy. I think moving up to three villains will definitely be a challenge with 3+ players.
Quoted from Groo:
You should check out the Azul Stained glass version as well. We almost prefer that to the original. Wingspan is one of the best games we own, just takes a bit to understand the board a bit. Century Spice Road is pretty good too. Still waiting for Horrified to show up in stores so I can grab that.
That Azul looks great, and the new one coming soon looks awesome too. Just too many games, not enough time and money. Sounds like pinball, LOL.
Amazon has Horrified for $35 and it will be there tomorrow.
Back to Schwarz's two player suggestion question:
If either of you are Harry Potter fans, Hogwarts Battle is awesome. I have only played it with 3, but 2 should work fine. It is a super thematic cooperative deck builder. You play through a book at a time, with each adding mechanics and new cards. The first book is basically a tutorial, with each building to book seven which is the "full" game. We only went through two so far, but are definitely looking forward to more. I hear it gets pretty tough as you go, especially with more players. I would think two players wouldn't have too much trouble. There is also an expansion which I hear really ratchets up the difficulty. This one is definitely one of our family favorites.
Dragon Castle is another great one we have been enjoying. It is like Mahjong, but you use the tiles you take to build your own castle. Beautiful game and makes for a nice, relaxing time. There are different set-up boards/configurations for different player numbers, and played great with 2.
Amazon had Blokus Duo for $5 the other day. Not sure if it went back up or not. Fun simple abstract game. We already owned the original, and it sort of works for two players, but Duo works way better.
Have you checked out any of the Love Letter games? We have the Batman version and my daughter and I play it a ton. I have heard mixed reviews about how well it works with two, but for us it works great. Very simple game, but very fun and addicting.
Potion Explosion is a ton of fun, but not sure how it plays with two. Should be fine.