The best board games that you can play only with two people 2021

Looking for a game that you can play just the two of you? The games on this list are designed purely for two players. Included are cooperative board games for 2, classic games for 2 (e.g. Skat, role-playing games for two, board games for 2 adults, card games for 2 and many more games that can be played very well in pairs.

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List of the best games 2021 to play with just two players

Enclosed now is our list of the best party games for exactly 2 people that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on November 27, 2021. We compared 4221 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. KLASK

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  2. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Jaipur

    All details for the board game Jaipur and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Jaipur
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  4. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Lost Cities

    All details for the board game Lost Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Lost Cities
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  9. 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Mandala

    All details for the board game Mandala and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mandala
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Mandala

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mandala" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watergate" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Battle Line

    All details for the board game Battle Line and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Onitama: Sensei's Path

    All details for the board game Onitama: Sensei's Path and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Schotten Totten
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  18. The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  19. Undaunted: Normandy

    All details for the board game Undaunted: Normandy and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Undaunted: Normandy" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Air, Land & Sea

    All details for the board game Air, Land & Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Air, Land & Sea
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Cube Quest

    All details for the board game Cube Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cube Quest
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!105€ atAmazon.de
  22. Targi

    All details for the board game Targi and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Targi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Fugitive

    All details for the board game Fugitive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Fugitive
    • 2 Players
    • 5 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Fugitive

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fugitive" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Coconuts Duo

    All details for the board game Coconuts Duo and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts Duo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts Duo" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  27. Le Passe-Trappe Grande

    All details for the board game Le Passe-Trappe Grande and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater

    All details for the board game Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review for the game "Raptor" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Brain Freeze

    All details for the board game Brain Freeze and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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