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Ultimate 2-Player Game Battle!
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Now the biggie, the battle about which more geeklists have been written than possibly any other topic: the best game for 2 players. This continues my 'Battle' series of geeklists (see the full list below) and tries to capture the best games on the geek for 2 players and attempt to work out 'the best'.

The base list of 90 games is based on a now fairly well examined topic: what are games that are good for 2 players? However there are probably many, many other games people could add.
Feel free to add your own suggestions.

The Battle
Games that are not just for 2 players are rated on the geek as an amalgamation of perspectives, a number of them being for more than 2 players. This list attempts to determine the best games to play with 2 people with multiplayer viewpoints being removed!

1. Vote using the green thumbsup icon for the games you think play well for 2 players. Feel free to add comments saying why you like them. ThumbsUp in comments will not be counted.
2. If you strongly dislike a game for 2 relatively speaking then you can add a comment with a thumbsdown or a THUMBSDOWN. Feel free to thumb down if you think the game is not suitable for this list - i.e. not playable with 2 players!

I'll regularly review the list and re-sort it based on the Net number of thumbsup each game has. Ranking will be used as a tidebreaker in the top 25.

Other lists in this 'Battle' Series:
Ultimate Ameritrash Game Battle!
Ultimate Horror/'B Movie' Game Battle!
Ultimate Gateway Game Battle!
Ultimate Gamers Game Battle!
Ultimate Solitaire Game Battle!
Ultimate Light Wargame Battle!
Ultimate RPG/Dungeoncrawl/Herogame Battle!
Party Game Battle: The (Little) BIG 13
Party Game Battle: The BIG 13
And a Metalist of them all: The Tony Awards

Also for a different 2 player game viewpoint check out: The Best Games for 2 Players

Also see: Best Games By Category - Polls
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126. Board Game: Canal Grande [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2178]
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Virginia
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The women's national team pulls off a stunning victory at the World Cup! U-S-A!!!
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127. Board Game: Chinese Checkers [Average Rating:5.12 Overall Rank:10964]
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Abstract and very analytical game. The goal is to cross the board with your pawns (balls). I think I'd like this one better if I wasn't that bad. At the end, you'll feel intelectually tired, so I believe this is no an every day game. I've never seen my wife lose a single game...
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128. Board Game: We the People [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:619]
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129. Board Game: War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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130. Board Game: The Civil War [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:578]
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131. Board Game: The World at War [Average Rating:6.28 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.28 Unranked]
Yoki Erdtman
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The World at War is Axis and Allies on steroids (well sort of). Where A&A focuses on the end of the war, in W@W you play out the entire WWII starting with the Germans blitzing into France and Poland. Tons of fun, and great for two players.
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132. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #2 [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:432]
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133. Board Game: Sun Tzu [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1004]
Mike Adams
United States
Brigham City
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134. Board Game: They've Invaded Pleasantville [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:6271]
Frank Hussey
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Olympia
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Two player game where one player tries to warn the town they are under attack while the other tries to put them all under alien control.
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135. Board Game: Sports Illustrated Baseball [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:3253]
Randy Cox
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136. Board Game: For the People [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:493]
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137. Board Game: ConHex [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2591]
William Bekking
Canada
Kanata
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138. Board Game: Star Wars: Star Warriors [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1826]
Bernd Caspers
Germany
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139. Board Game: Gloom [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1080] [Average Rating:6.43 Unranked]
Brett R.
United States
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A great 'well, screw you!' game for two. Fun theme if you're into dark humor.
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140. Board Game: Breakout: Normandy [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:563]
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141. Board Game: Mentalis [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Simon Hunt
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Roseville
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Mentalis is a superb combination of bluffing, memory, strategy, and luck, for two!
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142. Board Game: DruidenWalzer [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3309]
L. Stitz
Germany
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A genuine brain burner! This is the single most interesting calculation based game I've played yet. The artwork is great too.
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143. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2101]
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144. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:212]
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145. Board Game: 24/7: The Game [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3114]
Randy Cox
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Clemson
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146. Board Game: Keesdrow [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:4891]
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147. Board Game: Champions of the Galaxy [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:5607]
Yoki Erdtman
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Champions of the Galaxy is a cool wrestling game set about a 100 years in the future. It plays quickly, and gets you totally sucked in to set up fight cards and special events. It is very well supported as well, with several new expansions per year.
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148. Board Game: Legends of Wrestling [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
Yoki Erdtman
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Legends of Wrestling lets you play out the dream matches of your childhood as a wrestling fan. It is fully compatible with Champions of the Galaxy, but stands well on its own. If you like(d) wrestling, this is a game you must check out.
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149. Board Game: Alien City [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:4190]
Jorge Arroyo
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One of the best Piecepack games ever made. A great 2 player game and can be easily played online at http://superdupergames.org
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150. Board Game: Café International [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1561]
Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
Costa Rica
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Players are waiter/waitresses in a cosmopolitan café and have to accommodate clients acording to their nationality in order to get points.
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