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 September 1, 2021. We compared 4122 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Jaipur

    All details for the board game Jaipur and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Jaipur
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  5. Star Realms: Colony Wars

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Colony Wars and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 18% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Star Realms: Colony Wars
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  6. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hanamikoji" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Onitama

    All details for the board game Onitama and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Onitama
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  11. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Mandala

    All details for the board game Mandala and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mandala
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Mandala

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mandala" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mandala" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Battle Line

    All details for the board game Battle Line and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Schotten Totten

    All details for the board game Schotten Totten and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Onitama: Sensei's Path

    All details for the board game Onitama: Sensei's Path and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  17. Undaunted: Normandy

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

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Undaunted: Normandy" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  18. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Targi" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Targi" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Fugitive

    All details for the board game Fugitive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Fugitive
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 - 20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Fugitive

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fugitive" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Fugitive" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  23. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  24. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Coconuts Duo

    All details for the board game Coconuts Duo and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coconuts Duo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts Duo" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts Duo" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Raptor

    All details for the board game Raptor and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Raptor
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Raptor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Raptor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater

    All details for the board game Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Le Passe-Trappe Grande

    All details for the board game Le Passe-Trappe Grande and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Interceptor Expansion Pack

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Interceptor Expansion Pack and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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