The bean duel with two players uses the same rules as the variant for three players with the following changes:
1. Plant or discard offered bean cards
The player may plant or discard the bean cards his opponent left as an offer in step 3 of his turn. This is omitted by the starting player on his first turn.
2. Plant bean cards & discard
After planting one or two cards in his bean fields (as in the normal game), the player may discard one card from anywhere in his hand face up on the discard pile.
3. Draw, plant, and offer beans
The active player draws the three topmost cards from the draw deck and puts them face up on the table so both players can see them. If the topmost card on the discard pile matches any of the cards just drawn, the player adds it to them.
He does the same with the new topmost card from the discard pile until the topmost card on the discard pile does not match any of the drawn cards.
Now the player may plant any of these drawn (from the draw deck or discard pile) cards he wants, selling such beans as he can and wants in the process. He leaves any drawn cards he does not want as an offer to his opponent.
He need not plant any of the drawn cards. The players can earn more gold coins through this extended draw.
4. Draw new bean cards
The active player draws two cards from the draw deck. He draws them one at a time, placing each in turn at the back of his hand.
I have the standard Bohnanza, wondering whether it’s worth a play with my wife. Not likely to get the duel version when I already have the game, but does anyone enjoy the standard game at 2 players? How long does a game take?
There is a variant at the back of the rule book called Bohnanza Duel I believe, my wife and I play that version all the time and it works really well!
There are so many good 2 player games that I wouldn't play Bohnanza at 2. The best parts of Bohnanza for me are stitching together n-way deals, taking everyone's junk around the table and making it work, and intercepting someone else's deal with my own. These situations don't happen with 2
I think technically 3 way trades are illegal. A card that is traded to you isn't eligible to be traded because it's not in your hand or your fields. That said, if everyone is cool with it, absolutely do it.
Definitely worth a try! My wife and I enjoy it very much.
There's a two player variant that some people like, but most agree isn't terrific. You can try it out and see what you think. I tend to keep the game for 3+. The negotiation is what makes the game for me, and that works better with bigger groups.
I love bohnanza and my wife and I play it at 2 semi regularly, there are better 2p games we have, and it’s a game that shines at 3 or more, but sometimes you just need to farm some beans and the 2p game is gonna scratch that itch.
There is a separate game/expansion as well, but never played it. Normal game ain't much at 2 for me
Yes, the 2p version is very good. Bonanza duel is a different name that is also very good. Recommend them both.
Bohnanza is a tabletop card game that you can play with 2 to 6 other people. The aim of the game is to harvest and sell as many beans as you can to earn the most gold coins by the end of the game. The rules and bean types vary slightly depending on the amount of players you have, so you'll never get bored. A typical game of Bohnanza can last up to an hour, so be sure to set aside a good chunk of time for a fun-filled afternoon!
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How many people can play bohnanza?
The original game is for 3–5 players and takes about 1 hour to play, but the Rio Grande edition adds alternative rules to the official rulebook to allow for games for 2–7 players.
Can you play bohnanza with 8 players?
Bohnanza is a tabletop card game that you can play with 2 to 6 other people. The aim of the game is to harvest and sell as many beans as you can to earn the most gold coins by the end of the game.
How many cards do you start with bohnanza?
There are 104 cards showing 8 different kinds of beans. The large number printed on each card tells you how many cards with this kind of bean are in the game. Shuffle all the cards and deal five cards to each player.