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2 Player Board Games

A collection of great 2-player games is an important thing to have in your arsenal when you’re short on willing victims — I mean players — or looking for some friendly competition in a heated duel.

These 2-player board games are flexible for any occasion, including card games, cooperative games, travel games, and challenging head-to-head struggles for victory. So grab your gaming buddy and get playing!


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Luka Kusic

Descent: Legends of the Dark Review

Set in the high fantasy world of Terrinoth, Descent: Legends of the Dark is a quest-driven cooperative adventure game for up to four players.  The

Best Naval Battle Board Games
Daniel Roberts

Best Naval Battle Board Games

Ever since the first humans ventured forth on the water, maritime vehicles have lent themselves to mankind’s warlike tendencies. We know that the Ancient Egyptians

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Luka Kusic

Orléans Review

Medieval Orléans was a developing city and as such provided plenty of opportunities to gain wealth and power. The player will create their economic empire

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Christine Smith

Best Tableau-Building Board Games

When it comes to board games there’s a whole vocabulary of words we don’t usually use in everyday conversations. Tableau-building is no different, so if

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Cheryl Kochenderfer

Best Business Board Games

Do you consider yourself business-savvy? Well, put your money where your mouth is!  Our top picks for the best business board games can help you

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Kendra Bruning

Spiel des Jahres Winners by Year

The Spiel des Jahres is probably the most important prize for board games in the world. Every year, game designers, artists, and publishers eagerly await

Trajan Board Game Review Featured Image
Luka Kusic

Trajan Review

The Roman Empire was the peak of western European civilization even a millennia after its fall. The warfare, trade, culture, and quality of life were

Best Scotland Yard Board Games Featured Image
Christine Smith

Best Scotland Yard Board Games

Grab your magnifying glass and notebook, we’ve got an awesome list of the best Scotland Yard board games!  Join detectives in the upper ranks of

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Kendra Bruning

Top 100 Board Games

There are thousands of board games published every year, so many that it’s hard to keep up! Yet, every year board game reviewers and players

Best ESL Board Games Featured
Elizabeth Pignatelli

Best ESL Board Games

English is not an easy language to learn. With confusing sentences like “Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time

Labyrinth Board Game Featured Image
Jessica Parks

Labyrinth Review

We’re all fans of mazes. Whether it be the giant hedges straight out of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; the endless, chaotic Queen

Nexum Galaxy Board Game Featured Image
Bryan Truong

Nexum Galaxy Review

No luck. No randomness. In space, there are only your opponents and you.  Do you have what it takes to obtain victory? Brief Overview of Nexum

Best STEM Board Games and Activities for Kids Featured Image
Elizabeth Pignatelli

Best STEM Board Games & Activities

There is a growing emphasis on STEM programs in schools these days. And that’s a great thing! Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all incredibly

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Elizabeth Pignatelli

Best Board Games for School Holidays

Cue Alice Cooper, because school’s out for summer! Or winter break. Or even spring break. Whatever the reason for vacation from school may be, it’s

Spiel des Jahres 2018 Winners
Kendra Bruning

Spiel des Jahres Winners 2018

The verdict is in and the 2018 winner of the Spiel de Jahres award is out. Today, we’re looking at the nominations and congratulating the