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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75 31
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
46 27
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Board game

3
44 28
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

4
36 24
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

5
37 25
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

6
35 25
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Board game

7
25 16
Cribbage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Robert Meissner added

8
28 19
Lost Cities is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

9
26 20
Go is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

10
30 25
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Children's game

11
26 21
Small World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

12
25 20
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

13
22 17
Rivals for Catan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Rivals for Catan

14
20 16
Master Mind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Master Mind

15
15 11
Twilight Struggle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added

16
14 10
Memoir '44 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added

17
16 17
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Cross and circle game, Board game

18
0 0
YINSH is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Eric W. Kuhn added YINSH

19
0 0
The Duke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Eric W. Kuhn added The Duke

20
14 17
Space Hulk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Science Fiction, Board game

21
11 16
Mad Gab is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Mad Gab

22
9 14
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game

23
7 12
Ingenious is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

24
9 15
Abalone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

25
8 14
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse