Updated January 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best 2 Person Board Games

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in December of 2018. When most people think of board games, old classics come to mind, like Monopoly and chess. But there are so many new options nowadays. Whether you're looking to while away a rainy afternoon with your child or spend quality time with your romantic partner on a quiet Saturday night at home, this list offers fresh ideas for couples with a wide range of required skills, challenge-levels, and themes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Codenames Duet

2. Rivals for Catan

3. Patchwork by Uwe Rosenberg

Editor's Notes

January 10, 2019:

Took note of how many awesome new board games have been invented in the past decade or so, and felt that it would be most useful to provide a guide to those. Also made sure to pick a few easy, popular classics, because it's well understood that not everyone is necessarily looking for a new challenge when it comes to board games.

4. Connect 4

5. Double Bananagrams

6. Pandemic by Z-Man

7. Ticket to Ride

8. 7 Wonders: Duel

9. Wooden Mancala

10. Couples TableTopics


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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