Two-Player Board Games
For Gumnut’s 2nd blog, it seemed only appropriate to feature all of our board games for two! Click through to check out all of the titles made for just yourself and a gaming partner. We’ve also highlighted some excellent choices down below.
If you’re after a game that’ll appeal to kids and adults alike, we can recommend Patchwork, a competitive game of Tetris-style quilt-sewing; Jaipur, the fast-paced card game of risky market trading; and The Fox in the Forest, a trick-taking game with stunning fairy tale art.
If you’re a chess fan looking to try something new, the abstract games to check out are Hive, the game of strategic bug placing and shifting; Tak, a beautiful wooden game straight out of a fantasy world; or the GIPF Project, a series of award-winning mathematical strategy games.
For games that will tell you a story as you play, look at Fog of Love, the game of romantic-comedy simulation; Seven Swords, the epic and timeless tale of samurai standing against bandits; and Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion, where you match wits and resources during key events of the Galactic Civil War.
When you feel like a game with a little more strategic crunch, try Pixel Tactics, the retro-inspired series of head-to-head tactical combat; 7 Wonders Duel, the two-player version of the renowned civilisation development game; or Pro-Bending Arena, modelled after the exciting sport featured in Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
Finally, if you want some old-fashioned conflict simulation, the wargames you can’t go past include Twilight Struggle, longtime holder of the top-rated spot on Board Game Geek; Heroes of Black Reach, which takes the universe of Warhammer 40k and presents its battles in a ready-to-run box set; and Band of Brothers, the fast-paced game of squad level combat in WWII.
Let us know in the comments which games you and a gaming buddy will always go back to!
- Gumnut Team