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Eric Lefebvre
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My wife and I play table top games with a few different couples (7 Wonders, Carcassonne, Dominion, BANG!, Code Names.... and so on) We are looking for some more 2 player games that we could play. We have 7 Wonders; Duel which we enjoy, but there are lots of games out there, and we don't know where to go next....
 
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Ryan Rau
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Are you looking for 2 player only games? Or games that play well with 2 players?

2 player only games that we enjoy are:
Lost Cities
Jaipur
Akrotiri
Patchwork
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Hive
Star Realms

Games that work well with 2 players that we enjoy are:
Splendor
The Castles of Burgundy
The Voyages of Marco Polo
Five Tribes
Roll for the Galaxy or Race for the Galaxy
Stone Age
Lords of Waterdeep
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Martin Larouche
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Amongst the ton of 2 players games out there, these are our favorites:

Targi
Patchwork
Akrotiri
Lost Cities
Starship Catan

And others, which play really well with 2 that are roughly the same complexity level as those you mentionned:

Parade
Arboretum
Takenoko

... there are tons more
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Steffen Eichenberg
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I did an advanced search for two player games and excluded war games (just because my wife would not play them). Maybe you have to sort the list for board game rank.

https://boardgamegeek.com/search/boardgame?sort=rank&advsear...

From this list we especially like:

- 7 Wonders: Duel
- Patchwork
- Targi
- Battle Line
- Hive
- Mr. Jack (there is a new printing available)
- Neuroshima Hex

There are also a lot of good 2-x player games out there that play very well with just two.

Edit: I think Ryan's list is perfect.
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Shane Larsen
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scameronde wrote:
Edit: I think Ryan's list is perfect.

Ryan's list is good, but a perfect list must include

Battle Line

That's my top recommendation. Here are some deeper games that work well with 2 players:

Glass Road
Grand Austria Hotel
Agricola
Trajan
Goa
Dominion

Also, see this GeekList. It's a little outdated, but still a good reference point:

Surprisingly Good w/ 2
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Eric Lefebvre
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Thanks, we will take a look!
 
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Kristi S
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Totally agree with recommendations so far, but will also add a few more of my faves:
Trambahn
At the Gates of Loyang (reprint in progress, available soon and already showing up for pre-order)
Paperback
 
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Mark Johnson
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More 2-player Only Games:

Morels (though I recommend the Fungi version)
13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Ravens of Thri Sahashri

Fields of Arle (Longer Category)

Games that can Accommodate More Than 2 but work well with 2:

Seasons
Can't Stop
 
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Steven J
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Keyflower.
 
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Broom Service. I really love playing it with my gf.
 
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Kevin Shillinglaw
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Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League, Famiglia, and Antike Duellum are 2-player only games that my wife and I enjoy.
 
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Michael Drog
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Joshua Hibbert
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+1 Targi
+1 Jaipur
 
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I agree with the above but i would have to add Raptor ! one player gets to play mother and baby raptors and the other the scientists.the theme is very strong, the components are descent and it is a strategic,quick,medium light 2player game that i like a lot!!
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Pauly Paul
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My girlfriend really likes Viticulture Essential Edition. Due to the way the availability of the spaces are designed, it actually scales well and I've played most of my games as just a 2 player game. We can get a game done in an hour now.

Patchwork is fun too. An easy, shorter game but still with things to consider (on your turn) which keeps the decisions interesting.

Edit: Oh and plus a billion for Targi
 
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Michael Frigerio
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Targi should be a priority now that it got reprinted and is available. I dont think its going to last long before it goes out of print again.
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Pauly Paul
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petoly wrote:
Targi should be a priority now that it got reprinted and is available. I dont think its going to last long before it goes out of print again.


Actually if you're at all interested in Targi a big plus one to this.
 
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Zee Deveel
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I've been recommending this to everyone 'cause my gf constantly wants to play it: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn it's like MTG but more attractive, tighter and cheaper.
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Arvid Alfredsson Grahn
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These are a few games that play more than two but also happen to be excellent two player games:

Agricola
The Castles of Burgundy
Race for the Galaxy
Suburbia
Five Tribes

A few really good strictly two player games are:

Jaipur (light, fast, fun)
Star Realms
Netrunner (or perhaps rather Android: Netrunner...)
Patchwork

Also, Twilight Struggle might be worth looking into!
 
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John Rudolph
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Take a look at a recently released game called Agility.
 
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Heather Stanley
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Here's a couple geeklists I use when looking for 2 player games. Its a list of games rated as best with two, sorted by highest rating.


Best With Two

Recommended with Two
 
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