Sep 25, 20184446 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.
Thanks!

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Two-player games that my wife and I enjoy playing: Patchwork Azul Santorini Fugitive Queendomino Splendor Set Blueprints Sagrada Games my wife refuses to play again (but I still like them and have them in my collection): Fog of Love TIME Stories Robinson Crusoe Our "go-to" (which I guess could be considered our favorite) is Patchwork by Mayfair Games My wife will play board games but is not really into the hobby, so she prefers dice-based games. I like all sorts, but I prefer games that mitigate random-ness (any game that lets me consider "what should I do" versus "what can I do"). Personally, my favorite publishers are Red Raven Games, Stonemaier Games, and Fower Games, but they don't necessarily cater to two-player games.
Star Realms 7 Wonders Duel Fox in the Forest KeyForge
7 Wonders: Duel Azul Santorini
Claustrophobia is a lot of fun.
Mannnnn, I would love to see a sweet deal on DC deck building games. Personally, I prefere them to marvel' legendary. They're already pretty cheap but to get them even cheaper would be amazing... throw in a play mat in the deal and I would be in!
Raptor, Hero Realms, and Mr. Jack are some of my favorite light-weight 2-player games. Fresco has nice mechanism for tightening up the game for 2 player variant for a medium-weight option. Targi is a perfect choice as a 2 player only medium-weight game. For heavier options that also play well at higher player counts, Dinosaur Island and Clans of Caledonia.
Carcassonne
bhim001
Love Carcasonne.
Castle Panic (Most favorite!) Wrath of Ashardalon I am usually playing 2 player games with my spouse or other people I actually like, so cooperative and replayable are absolutely critical.
Patchworks Azul Through the Ages
Skull hollow
The Making of a President
Battle of Five Armies Subbuteo Dead Mans Draw
7 Wonders: Duel and Onitama are excellent, as is Santorini.
Have heard great things about Santorini.
LuciusGinsberg
Santorini is one of my favourite games, its super easy to teach, and the "advanced" rules give the game an incredible amount of variations. Pair it with the Golden Fleece expansion, and you´re set for a huge humber of replays.
I love Belfort with 2.. Also Flash Point Fire Rescue.. and I play mostly 2p games so thumbs up for those in general!
Another vote here for Fantasy Flight Games. I love their coop LCG like Lord of the Rings and Arkham Horror (but I have pretty much everything so far, so drops would be more interesting if they were of new content, and not old one). Their other games like Descent, Imperial Assault... are super fun also with 2 players.
Love anything from Fantasy Flight, esp LotR and Arkham properties.
I’ve been wanting to get into more of the living card games to play with my wife. We also like the ticket to ride games and most roll and write games.
One Deck Dungeon Tiny Epic Galaxies Pandemic Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards Dead Winter
War of the Ring Pandemic (all) 7 Wonders Duel Arkham Horror Aeon's End (all)
Arkham Horror LCG. Me and girlfriend solving mysteries of Lovecraft.
Agricola
The Legend of Drizzt Board Game Zombie Dice Tides of Madness Pandemic Forbidden Island Cribbage
Ya'll need Qwirkle in your life. Legit addicted to it right now. Would love to get it on the site, but either way, go get it. There's a travel version as well with smaller pieces.
Lost cities
curseyoukhan
Play this all the time with the wife. It. is. great.
curseyoukhan
seconded!
Thunder and Lightning
Catan: Rivals
Castles of Burgundy Dominion 7 Wonders Duel
RAPTOR!! So much fun. Onitama Hive Pocket New obsession: Pandemic (though not specifically 2-player) Really want to try Agricola All creature big and small
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Patchwork Jaipur Azul Sagrada Splendor Villainous Carcassone Ticket to Ride Railroad Ink Lost Cities
dexter686
I woukd go in on a red + blue Railroad Ink drop.