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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Battleship 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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Cribbage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Robert Meissner added Cribbage

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

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Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Backgammon Board game

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

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

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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Guess Who? Children's game

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

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Go is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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

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Memoir '44 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added Memoir '44

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Master Mind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Master Mind

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Twilight Struggle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added Twilight Struggle

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Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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Space Hulk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Space Hulk Science Fiction, Board game

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10 14
Mad Gab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Mad Gab

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

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Blood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Blood Bowl Sports

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8 12
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse

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6 11
Ingenious is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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5 10
Gloom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Gloom Card game

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2 7
Camelot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Camelot

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4 10
Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Ghosts

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4 10
Downfall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Downfall

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4 10
Chrononauts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Chrononauts

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4 10
Tantrix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Tantrix Tile-based game

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Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game

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3 10
Rithmomachy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Rithmomachy

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3 10
Agone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Agone Role-playing game

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3 10
Tablut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Tablut

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2 9
DVONN is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

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2 9
Fanorona is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Fanorona

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2 9
Yetisburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Yetisburg

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4 12
Bul is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Bul

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4 12
Fluxx 4.0 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Fluxx 4.0

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4 12
Daldøs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Daldøs

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4 12
Game of the Generals is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Game of the Generals

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Senet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Senet Board game

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