board/card games The Best 2 Player Board Games  

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Playing board games is one of the most entertaining ways to pass time with family or friends. It's an easy and cheap activity that provides fun for hours on end. Some of the most popular board games are even great for just two players. Not every game is going to be Which board games are your favorites for two players? 

Whether it's you and your son or daughter, you and a friend, or you and an old man in the park, 2 player games can be just as fun as some of the best party games. Think of the hours of fun you've had playing Guess Who, Battleship, and chess. You don't always need 4-6 players to turn a boring afternoon into a fun one with a board game.

Vote up the best board games for two players below, or add your favorite 2 person board games to the list. Then grab a friend (just one) and break out one of these awesome board games for 2 players.
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Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Carcassonne Board game

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Lost Cities is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Dominion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 14 6
Cribbage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Small World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Go is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Draughts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Mancala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Guess Who? Children's game

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Rivals for Catan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Memoir '44 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Space Hulk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Space Hulk Science Fiction, Board game

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Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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Master Mind is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Twilight Struggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Abalone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Blood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Blood Bowl Sports

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Mad Gab is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 4 5
Tantrix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Tantrix Tile-based game

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Gloom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Gloom Card game

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Downfall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 4 6
Ingenious is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Game of the Generals is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Fluxx 4.0 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Rithmomachy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 3 6
Agone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Agone Role-playing game

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Tablut is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Yetisburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Obsession is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Daldøs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Bul is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Bul

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Chrononauts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 3 7
Senet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Senet Board game

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DVONN is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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+ - 2 6
Fanorona is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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Camelot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games