Posted Thursday, 20-Aug-2015
Life’s too short not to get some gaming in, even when you only have one opponent.
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.
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.
Another set collection card game, in which you maneuver your cards into place to win political favor and take control of the ancient Mediterranean.
A board game that evokes both the historic details and the tense politics of the Cold War.
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.
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.
A chess-like strategy game in which your insects try to capture the queen of the opposing hive.
Science fiction and sports combine in this miniatures game of brutal football and corrupt corporate sponsorship.
From Games Workshop, the masters of miniatures gaming, comes an Aliens-inspired asymmetrical tactical game of desperate combat in a confined spaceship.
Balance fast deal making and careful set collection in a card game of trade and camels.
A two-player game that takes the core play of Settlers of Catan and creates a version balanced for two players.
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