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10 Two-Player Games to Try Before You Die

Posted Thursday, 20-Aug-2015

Life’s too short not to get some gaming in, even when you only have one opponent.

Contributed by Andrew Knighton

 

Whether it’s a partner, a housemate or a child, many of us have one person we do most of our gaming with.  Here are some suggestions for great games when it’s just the two of you.

Lost Cities: The Card Game

 

 

Lost Cities: The Card Game
Lost Cities: The Card Game

 

The creation of legendary designer Reiner Knizia, Lost Cities is a simple yet nuanced set collection game themed around exploration, with some imagination-stirring art.

Lost Cities: The Card Game is currently available from $12.99

 

Caesar and Cleopatra

 

Caesar & Cleopatra
Caesar & Cleopatra

 

 

Another set collection card game, in which you maneuver your cards into place to win political favor and take control of the ancient Mediterranean.

Caesar and Cleopatra is currently available from $30.00

 

Twilight Struggle

 

 

Twilight Struggle
Twilight Struggle

 

A board game that evokes both the historic details and the tense politics of the Cold War.

Twilight Struggle is currently available from $52.99

 

Android: Netrunner

 

 

Android Netrunner Card Game
Android Netrunner Card Game

 

Expanding card games are a great way to keep two-player games varied and interesting.  With its cyberpunk theme, regular releases and huge online community, Android: Netrunner is one of the best.

Android: Netrunner is currently available from $19.35

 

Ingenious: Travel Edition

 

 

Ingenious Travel Edition
Ingenious Travel Edition

 

An abstract game of connecting matching symbols and blocking your opponent’s potential moves, the travel edition of Ingenious lets you take two-player gaming wherever you go.

Ingenious: Travel Edition is currently unavailable

 

Hive

 

Hive 2 Player Game
Hive 2 Player Game

 

 

A chess-like strategy game in which your insects try to capture the queen of the opposing hive.

Hive is currently available from $21.51

 

Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports Game

 

 

Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports Game
Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports Game

 

Science fiction and sports combine in this miniatures game of brutal football and corrupt corporate sponsorship.

Dreadball: The Futuristic Sports Game is currently available from $63.63

 

Space Hulk

 

 

Space Hulk 2 Player Game
Space Hulk 2 Player Game

 

From Games Workshop, the masters of miniatures gaming, comes an Aliens-inspired asymmetrical tactical game of desperate combat in a confined spaceship.

Space Hulk is currently available from $40.00

 

Jaipur

 

 

Jaipur
Jaipur

 

Balance fast deal making and careful set collection in a card game of trade and camels.

Jaipur is currently available from $15.99

 

Rivals for Catan

 

 

The Rivals for Catan
The Rivals for Catan

 

A two-player game that takes the core play of Settlers of Catan and creates a version balanced for two players.

Rivals for Catan is currently available from $8.49

 

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