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I enjoy playing games. But many of my favorite games (like Balderdash) require a whole group of people to be able to play. My husband and I recently came across Pentago at a comic book store. We have had so much fun playing it together (and with our older son) that it inspired me to go searching for more games that are fun with just two players.
Below are Amazon affiliate links to some of my favorites as well as some that look like they’d be a lot of fun!
Two Player Games
A whimsical card game of logic and chance.
Feels like a combo of Connect 4 and Chess. Simple, yet strategic.
The feel and fun of Monopoly in a condensed version.
A fast moving card game that only gets more fun with practice.
A traditional Italian card game that seems complex at first but is fun once you get the hang of it.
This game has a solitaire feel to it with some twists to make it more engaging.
Get rid of all of your cards, but there is also a twist at the end.
A combo of board and card game with a lot of strategy involved.
An old classic that feels like a more sophisticated version of Uno.
A matching game that allows you to take risks for more points.
A Rummy style card game with some added twists.
A fun, mindless dice game with various different ways to play.
Each round you have to try for a different combo of cards, which keeps it entertaining.
The card game version of this old classic computer game.
It is essentially a card version of golf where you try to get the lowest score.