Avignon: A Clash of Popes
Avignon: A Clash of Popes was designed by John du Bois, is for 2-players and takes about 20 minutes to play.
Avignon: A Clash of Popes is a quick influence manipulation card game in which the two players are rival candidates for Pope in the 14th century. Players gain influence by petitioning members of the medieval Church, such as Cardinals, Nobles, and Knights, and using the characters' unique powers to pull the character cards over to their side of the table (their congregation), or force an opponent to push cards towards them. The first player to get three characters into their congregation wins.
Listen to designer John du Bois discuss Avignon on the Happy Mitten Games Podcast, episode 71: Board games, Business & John du Bois
BGG Page: Avignon on Board Game Geek
Avignon Standalone Expansion: Avignon:Pilgrimage
"A great, little 2 player push and pull control game! For $8 you’re practically stealing the game from them."
"Avignon delivers what it promises. It’s a serious game in a very small package that can hit the table in a matter of seconds just about anywhere you are. "