In an effort to destroy my winning percentage in Samurai, I asked Matthew Frederick to play a two player game of Samurai with me. I wanted to get a handle on how this plays two-player. Matthew and I played the game out fairly evenly, however I made a mistake at the end of the game that cost me the win. My impression after playing loads of 3-4 player games is that a two player contest is likely to come down to the end game position. Its tense, but the "screwage" factor is more limited.