(Closed) Best board games for only 2 players?

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Post # 3
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We like Sequence and Blokus.  We also like Parcheesi and Monopoly but of course those are better with more than 2.

If you like Scrabble, Scrabble Slam is fun too.


Post # 4
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Backgammon and mastermind work best for 2 and are our favourites.

Post # 5
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Do you guys like playing cards? Or are you strictly board gamers?

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Othello is a great 2 player game.  My students, hubby, and I LOVE it!  Definitely a game of strategy. 

Post # 8
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband and I play “Life” all the time!  It works with 2 players and (while not exactly the most challenging game) it is fun!  It actually gets pretty cute…my husband has a knack for landing on all the “you had twins!” spots, and he’ll run out of room in his “car” gamepiece for all the little people pegs…ad he’ll start piling his kids into my car!  And when I landed on the “you got married” spot one time, he put a little blue peg into the drivers side and moved my pink peg over.  I asked why and he said “I am a better driver, you know this!!”  lol It gets some fun bantering going back and forth. 🙂

Oh…as a funny bonus, you can get the anniversary ediiton.  There are special tokens you can win that say things like “make a household rule for the day”, “plan your next big adventure”, etc.   Those always turn into slightly naughty fun!!

Post # 9
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Stratego is a favorite of mine.

Post # 10
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We like to play Connect 4 and Battleship (oh hi, 80s kids, how are ya?  Haha).

We also play each other heads up in poker sometimes. 🙂

Post # 11
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We play Uno and Jenga alot.

Post # 12
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mastermind!!  It’s an older game, but still available.  It’s made for only 2 to play!!

Post # 13
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Game of Life is AWESOME. I totally second that suggestion. 🙂

Post # 14
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you don’t mind unconventional board games…

Lost Cities is a fun card/board game for two players. Settlers of Catan is great for a group and can easily be adapted for two players with a quick Google search. 

Also – Small World is general fun and fantasy and has a two-player board, and is great for grops up to 5. 

Post # 15
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I will second Settlers of Catan, also Carcassonne is great for two players. I’ve heard Ticket to Ride is good but we haven’t bought it yet. We have a Harry Potter lego game that is fun, also was fun to put it together. Munchkin and Munchkin Quest can be fun for two players (but is better for a group). I know you don’t need group game suggestions but Betrayal at House on the Hill is an AMAZING game if you are into board games.

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