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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!

 

Best Ancient Civilization Board Games
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Best Ancient Civilization Board Games

Ancient civilizations fill history enthusiasts with a sense of mystery and awe. Our knowledge is often greatly reduced as records have been lost over time.

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5 Games Like Azul

King Manuel I requested his palace in Portugal be adorned in the same Moorish mosaics as Spain’s Alhambra Palace as he deemed it a true

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The Worst Board Games of All Time

Some things just shouldn’t exist. Someone somewhere should have put a stop to it. Fair enough, you can’t help having a bad idea. We all

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5 Games Like Dominion

Dominion is a 500-card deck-building game in which players select 10 of the 25 Kingdom card types to include in any given play, meaning it

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Fields of Arle Review

Arle is a peaceful town in Northeastern Germany, similar in spirit to the Dutch neighbors. In this game of engine building, worker placement, and strategy,

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5 Games Like It Takes Two

It Takes Two was originally a game show on NBC based around trivia, and today as a table game it stands out from the crowd

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5 Games Like Blokus

Blokus is a classic family game, which requires a sharp degree of strategy while shifting around transparent, Tetris-shaped, colored components. The goal of this abstract

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5 Games Like Yahtzee

It’s been around since the 1950s, but that doesn’t prevent it from still being one of the most popular and classic dice games. Yahtzee is

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Best Civilization Board Games

Since humanity first banded together and settled down in one place, our ideas of civilization and how it works have been changing. All corners of

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Best Medieval Board Games

Have you ever imagined what life was like in the medieval world? An era where castles, kings, and Christianity ruled supreme, it is a fascinating

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Anachrony Review

Set some 500 years into the future, Anachrony depicts a post-apocalyptic world and human civilization in its darkest hour. The survivors formed four radical groups

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Best Arabian Board Games

When you think of Arabia does your mind automatically think of camels, seemingly endless dunes, and bustling bazaars? Perhaps you think of intricate palaces full

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Best Franco-Prussian War Board Games

The 19th Century saw the rise of the largest empires to span the European Continent. Beginning in 1804, the French Empire marched across Europe, conquering

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Champions of Midgard Review

The Vikings and Norse mythology are a theme that’s never going to get old — just look at how popular the new God of War

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5 Games Like Battleship

You sunk my battleship! There is no denying Battleship is the epitome of a classic naval warfare game. Most kids grew up playing this game

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5 Games Like Stardew Valley

Looking for a taste of the simple life? Ditch your swanky city apartment and prestigious job and get back to the basics. Stardew Valley: The

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Balderdash Review

Balderdash is a classic board game based on an even older parlor game, Dictionary. While that sentence might have you imagining a dusty room and