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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72 29
Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

2
45 26
Carcassonne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Board game

3
40 27
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

4
35 23
Dominion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

5
35 25
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

6
24 15
Cribbage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Robert Meissner added

7
27 18
Lost Cities is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

8
33 25
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Board game

9
26 20
Small World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

10
28 23
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Children's game

11
24 20
Mancala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

12
23 19
Go is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

13
21 17
Rivals for Catan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Rivals for Catan

14
19 15
Master Mind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Master Mind

15
13 9
Memoir '44 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added

16
12 10
Twilight Struggle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
splinx001 added

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

18
14 16
Space Hulk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Science Fiction, Board game

19
11 15
Mad Gab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Mad Gab

20
7 11
Ingenious is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

21
9 14
Abalone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

22
8 13
Blood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Sports

23
8 13
Sentinels of the Multiverse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Sentinels of the Multiverse

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

25
8 14
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game

26
5 11
Gloom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Gloom Card game

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

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

29
4 11
Tantrix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Tile-based game

30
4 11
Chrononauts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Chrononauts

31
4 11
Downfall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Downfall

32
3 11
Agone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Role-playing game

33
3 11
Tablut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Tablut

34
4 13
Bul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Bul

35
4 13
Daldøs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Daldøs

36
4 13
Fluxx 4.0 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Fluxx 4.0

37
4 13
Game of the Generals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Game of the Generals

38
3 12
Senet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Board game

39
2 10
Fanorona is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Fanorona

40
2 10
DVONN is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games

41
2 10
Yetisburg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games
Yetisburg

42
1 9
Obsession is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 2 Player Board Games