Sep 25, 20181707 views

Interest Check: 2-Player Board Games

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Greetings everyone,
We want to know what 2-player board games all of you are into. They don’t need to be strictly for two people, but the more they’re designated for one-on-one play the better. We’re always looking to stay in tune with the community so let us know what you like, dislike, love, and not. Here are some questions to help inspire your opinions and ideas:
· What is your favorite board game for two people? · Do you prefer dice games, games with cards, tokens, or a mix of everything? · Are there particular game brands or publishers you like?
Your suggestions and feedback are taken into account when we look for products to put on the site so tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any preferences you have in between.
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Patchwork, 13 Days, Fog of Love, Memoir 44
1989: Dawn of Freedom Colonial Twilight: The French Algerian War, 1954-62 Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-? Labyrinth: The Awakening, 2010-? Twilight Struggle Wir sind das Volk!
these are ones i want:  7 wonders duel biblios Bohnanza: The Duel (2016) Dinosaur Island (2017) Patchwork (2014) Splendor: Cities of Splendor (2017) Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium (2017) Terraforming Mars: Venus Next (2017) Vast: The Crystal Caverns (2016) these are ones i rate as 2 player games:  Above and Below (2015) Android: Netrunner (2012) The Fox in the Forest (2017) Mottainai (2015) Race for the Galaxy (2007) Richard III: The Wars of the Roses (2009) Roll for the Galaxy (2014) Splendor (2014) Star Realms (2014) Takenoko (2011) Terraforming Mars (2016) Twilight Struggle (2005)
If I'm going to play a 2 player game, i gravitate towards 2 player only games: Yinch (or any of the GIPF series) Santorini Hive Jarl/The Duke Crokinole Kamisado Hanamikoji Starfighter Rum and Bones 2nd Tide Thunder & Lightning Stronghold 2nd Edition Battleline Raptor
My favorite two player game is Acquire, although modern gamers wouldn’t be interested. So, instead I will say Hero Realms. I like a mixture of components in games best.
7 wonders dual
Star Wars X-Wing miniatures game has always been a favorite, and with the release of 2.0, it’s even better than ever!
If it’s two players then probably co-op and deck builders. Ones that are easy to explain and bring to the table. Two player games are what I target to play with my wife who is not a big gamer. We’ve really enjoyed... Carcassone Lanterns Battle for Hogwarts DB Big Book of Madness Dice City
Santorini is a god-tier two player game, and one of my personal overall favorites.
The two player games that get the most table time with my wife and I are: Jaipur Summoner Wars Carcassone (can have more players, but 2 works well) Eko (can be more players, but 2 works well) Sonar Cribbage Backgammon My personal favorites are: Summoner Wars Star Wars Rebellion War of the Ring 2nd Ed. Command & Colors Series (Ancients, Napoleonics, Battle Cry, Memoir 44, Great War, Abbadon)
MRSalem
Star Wars Rebellion is one of my favorite 2 player only games but I can’t get my wife to play.
Chaffee1921
Understood. My Mrs. is the same. She likes the light games. The heavier stuff is for when a gaming group buddy stops by.
Our current favorites 2P only (or really only should be played with 2p): 7 Wonders Duel Onitama Lost Cities Hero Realms Valley of the Kings Innovation Mottainai Patchwork BattleLore
Games that work very well at 2p Castles of Burgundy Sagrada 878 Vikings Arkham Horror: The Card Game Elder Sign Imperial Settlers Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Hunt for the Ring 7 Wonders Duel Raptor Mr. Jack Samurai Gardener Machi Koro Tiny Epic Quest / Defenders (haven't tried the others yet) Risk: Star Wars Oh my Goods Death Note Sonar Patchwork Onitama Fugitive
Forbidden Island Mr. Jack Patchwork 7 Wonders Duel Carcasonne Cartagena
I prefer games with boards and pieces, or cards.
Jaipur and Fox in the Forest are my wife and I's go to two player games right now. Lost Cities is good too.
Roll for the Galaxy and Dominion are great and some of my favorite two player games. Work great with more as well.
Machi Koro!
Def second Doctor Finn's games mentioned above, they're always great fun.
Other 2-player games include Battleline, Hive, GIPF project games (Yinsh, Tzaar etc)
Should look into chess, backgammon and GO type board games.. My Crisloid Backgammon set is next level x11. https://crisloid.com/
War Chest. Hanamikoji. Fugitive. Blood of an Englishman. Arboretum. Schotten Totten.
Arkham Horror LCG, Marvel Legendary
Jump Drive. Star Realms. Dominion. 7 Wonders Duel. Magic the Gathering. Fox and the Forest.
Carcassonne is definitely my favorite 2 player game, plus it gets even better when 3 or more players play.
Space Hulk!!
Red dragon inn, there is a munchkin starter pack as well which is perfect for 2 player, that being said, this game is more for 4+ people, but can be played with 2
Patchwork is the best one I've played!!
Crystal Clans, 7 Wonders Duel, Targi, Cacao, Jambo, Battle Line....
Arkham Horror: LCG, Hanamikoji, Onitama, Hero Realms, Twilight Struggle
Bora Bora Castles of Burgundy Twilight Struggle Orléans Battle for Souls
Lost Cities Teen Titans Go! Deck Building Game Hive Easter Island (OoP, I think) Bora Bora
jason.a.lees
Lost Cities is a good time.
Blood Rage and Ticket to Ride (it's cutthroat with 2).