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QotD: Two-Person Games

Question: What are your favorite two-person board and/or card games?

My Answer: Carey and I are looking for some suggestions. We own Trivial Pursuit and… uhhh… a deck of cards. And Trivial Pursuit.

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10 Responses to "QotD: Two-Person Games"

  1. Scrabble, Jenga, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Battleship (made for only 2 people!), Outburst, Life, Sorry, Taboo and Scategories! Those are all good ones.

  2. If you guys are movie buffs, give SceneIt a try.

  3. There's a bunch of "euro" games for two people as well. As I've yet to try them I don't know any by name. Most are a bit more expensive than US games so I'm afraid to purchase on name or simple description alone. But the wife and I are in a similar situation, wanting 2 player games besides World of Warcraft (which we play way too much).

  4. rummukub is fun... and i like UNO. there are, of course, many great card games as well. 🙂

  5. Classics -- Go, Chess, Checkers, Othello, Backgammon, Twister.
    New Games -- Boggle, Robo Rally, Acquire, Diplomacy, Settlers of Catan.

    My recommendation would be to check out the major game maker's sites. Hasbro is the near monopoly game manufacturer/developer. Check out it's subsidiaries (Wizards of the Coast, Avalon Hill, Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, etc) webpages and look through their catologs of games.

    Here's a site for board games. You can tell it to run a search for just two players.

  6. We like Lost Cities. It is a two player card game, where you try to complete one or more of five expeditions.

  7. sorry about the fact that this game isn't truly 2player, but if you could get a lot of people together (5+), it's A TON OF FUN:

    apples to apples


  8. Set is a good card game.

    Works well after a glass of beer turns down your left brain. 🙂

  9. Monopoly is great, but I find Uno is a lot more fun...with Uno, it tends to get more personal, haha.

    Emily posted some nice choices.

  10. Settlers of Catan is superb. One of the most elegant games I have seen in a long time. It is about 6 years since it was released. Simple to learn and has expansion packs that make it more complex and challenging. Games take about 60-120 minutes. The board changes each time you play it so every game is different.

    If you have the cash go for the 3D collectors edition:

    Carcassonne is also a pretty good 2 player game.

    Both games can be played 2-6 player.