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10 board game ideas for 2 players

When choosing a board game to play, there are many factors. Do I fancy a strategy game, am i in the mood for a deck building game, but one of the most important is how many people does it play.

When playing a board game it is sometimes hard to find a game that can accommodate the number of players you have, and this also applies if there is just 2 people, so here is a list of the 10 board games that can be played by 2 people. This is also not a top 10 list, but a list of 10 games selectively chosen.

Bear in mind that this list is a list of games that can be played by 2 people, not a list of games specifically written for 2 people to play.

Pandemic Legacy

Pandemic Legacy is a spin off of the original pandemic game but with big differences. It is a cooperative game played over somewhere between 12 and 24 sessions depending on how fast you complete it and is suitable for children aged 13+

Caverna – The cave farmers

Caverna is a worker placement game where players must collect resources to help their dwarven family build a suitable home for themselves, including a cave and a farm. This is a follow up to Agricola, a farming game on similar nature. Caverna is suitable for players aged 8+



Star Wars Rebellion

In star wars rebellion, players take the role of either empire players or rebel alliance players. The game is a miniatures game and includes lots of paintable figures and is suitable for ages 14+




Agricola is a worker placement game based on agriculture. Players must manage their farm to produce enough resources to feed and house their family. Agricola is suitable for players aged 12+

7 Wonders Duel

7 Wonders Duel is a lighter version of the 7 wonders board game, specifically created for 2 players. In 7 wonders duel, players must collect cards to score points. And as the title suggests, it is based around the 7 wonders of the world. This game is suitable for players aged 10+




Scythe is a worker placement game based in alternate-history 1920s period. Based on farming and war, players must claim their factions stake in the land. Scythe is suitable for players aged 14+

Star Wars Imperial Assault

Star wars imperial assault is a miniatures game where players must play as either rebel Alliance or the galactic empire. The game includes a special Skirmish mode, designed for 2 players, and is suitable for players aged 14+

Android: Netrunner

Android: Netrunner is a deck builder game specifically for 2 players. It is a living card game (LCG) produced by Fantasy Flight Games and is suitable for players aged 14+



In codenames, players split into teams. Each team takes it in turn to describe cards that are laid out in front of them using one word, and it is up to the teammates to guess which card(s) they were referring to. In a 2 player version of this, the players play cooperatively against the game. Codenames is suitable for players aged 14+


Dominion is a deck building game suitable for 2 – 4 players. Players take it in turn to play action cards, buy new cards and also buy victory points. There are many expansions/version of Dominion and it is suitable for players aged 13+

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