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50+ of the best board games for 2 people

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Board games for two

A ranked list of some of the best board games for two players
As someone that’s been playing modern board games for well over a decade and even ran a for a number of years I wanted to share a more definitive list of all of the 2 player games I’ve enjoyed. This is not supposed to be a list of every single 2 player game out there () but a reflection of the games I’ve played. My hope is you’ll find some hidden gems or get the nudge to try something you’ve heard of but not got to the table yet.
There are over 50 games in this list, many with 1 minute long explainer videos and written reviews I’ve created to give you the gist of what it’s about and why it’s interesting. Each has my own simple rating, key facts and where to find it.

Ways of exploring this list

to see how I order this list and why
and filter this list to something you’d like
read and watch quick reviews of almost every game
for me to play and add to the list
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