My Top 2 Player Board Games

It Takes Two

Ever since the predecessor to the game of checkers was invented some 5000 years ago, pairs of humans have bonded over board games. Judging from what I find, that bonding continues today. The most popular board games in my collection are set up for two players.

While it is always fun to get the whole gang together, sometimes a quiet evening with just the two of you is just right. Most two player games are easy enough to play on the spur of the moment. If your fellow player is your beer drinking trash talking buddy, choose something where the two of you compete. If itʼs a person whom you are trying to woo as a potential romantic interest, perhaps a game involving cooperation might do the trick. Both are available in my list of games for duos.

Playing board games promotes conversation and good times. Donʼt spend another night staring at the television, surfing the web, or engaging in mindless texting. Board games can be fun, enlightening, or both.

Peruse the list below and learn about my favorite two player games. Our summaries and descriptions give you the knowledge you need before deciding what to try next. Enjoy!

Lost Cities

Price: $24.99
  • For 2 players
  • Great strategy game
  • Tons of replay value
Seasons

Price: $49.99$47.28 (5% off)
  • Features: Superior artwork, Tons of different strategies of game play, 3 different difficulty levels in one game
  • Manage your energy between seasons and adapt your game play
  • Mix cards to create unique combinations to give you more chances to win
  • For 2 to 4 players
  • 60 minutes of playtime
Lords of Waterdeep

Price: $49.99$37.23 (26% off)
  • An exciting Euro-style board game set in Waterdeep, the greatest city and jewel of the Forgotten Realms
  • This immersive game casts players as Lords of Waterdeep who hire adventurers to complete quests
  • Game play: 1 hour
  • Perfect for 2 to 5 players
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Price: $31.99$29.99 (6% off)
  • 2 to 6 players
  • 30 minutes playtime
  • No two games are ever the same - and with two rule sets and 3 different difficulty levels there is a challenge to be had for all
Small World

Price: $49.99$32.82 (34% off)
  • High Quality
  • Proprietary design
  • Exceptional performance
  • High quality European components
  • For 2-5 players
  • Takes 45-60 minutes to play
  • Vie for conquest and control
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Price: $39.99$34.99 (13% off)
  • A game of tactical space combat in the Star Wars universe for two players
  • Take control of the most advanced starfighters in the galaxy
  • Contains three detailed, painted miniatures: one X-wing and two TIE fighters
  • Build your squadron selecting from thirteen Ship cards and five Upgrade cards
  • Straightforward quick-play rules will have you battling in mere minutes
Android: Netrunner

Price: $39.95$32.88 (18% off)
  • New life for the classic card game by Richard Garfield
  • High-stakes futuristic gambles and intrigues in a cyberpunk setting
  • Exciting asymmetrical game play pits a corporation player against a runner
  • Four corporations and three runner classes spark imaginative deck designs
  • The Living Card GameTM format promotes regular, organic growth
Hive

Price: $31.99$28.47 (11% off)
  • High Quality
  • Soldier Ants
  • Grasshoppers
  • Made by Gen42 Games - Honoured for excellence by Mensa Select
  • Dr. Toy Product of Excellence award winner
  • International Gamer awards winner
Hanabi

Price: $10.35$10.22 (1% off)
  • For 2-5 players
  • 2013 Spiele des Jahres Game of the Year
  • Takes about 20-30 minutes to play
  • 60 Hanabi cards, 8 Blue Clock Tokens, 4 Black Fuse Tokens
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