I enjoy playing games, but many of my favorite games (like Balderdash) require a whole group of people to be able to play. My husband and I recently came across Pentago at a comic book store, and we have had so much fun playing it together (and with our older son) that it inspired me to go searching for more games that are fun with just two players.
Below are Amazon affiliate links to some of my favorites as well as some that look like they’d be a lot of fun!
A whimsical card game of logic and chance.
This game has a solitaire feel to it with some twists to make it more engaging.
Feels like a combo of Connect 4 and Chess. Simple, yet strategic.
A fast moving card game that only gets more fun with practice.
Each round you have to try for a different combo of cards, which keeps it entertaining.
A traditional Italian card game that seems complex at first but is fun once you get the hang of it.
An old classic that feels like a more sophisticated version of Uno.
A Rummy style card game with some added twists.
The feel and fun of Monopoly in a condensed version.
It is essentially a card version of golf where you try to get the lowest score.
A combo of board and card game with a lot of strategy involved.
Get rid of all of your cards, but there is also a twist at the end.
A matching game that allows you to take risks for more points.
The card game version of this old classic computer game.
A fun, mindless dice game with various different ways to play.