Intro To: More Good Games for 2 Players

2 Player Games

Last week, we introduced you to some great solo games. This week, as we’ve done once before, we’re introducing you to some great 2 player games. Next time you decide to make The Round Table your date night, check out some of these awesome games:

Pixel Tactics is a competitive game for 2 players that can be played in 30 minutes. In this head-to-head tactical combat game, each player picks a leader from their deck of 25 cards, and then you take turns, placing and activating cards, and attacking. Use combinations of offensive powers, support powers, and immediate effects to overwhelm your opponent! Play the best 3 out of 5 rounds to determine the winner of this simple card game. Since the decks are static and identical, no deck-building is required! Just jump in and play – it’s all about strategy!

BANG! The Duel is a competitive game for 2 players that can be played in 30 minutes. In this 2 player version of BANG!, players each control a team of either lawmen or outlaws. Chose more characters for a longer game, or choose fewer characters to wrap things up quickly. In any case, player start with 2 characters in play, and each has a deck of action cards. Eliminate your opponent’s characters to win the game! When either player has run out of characters, the game is over. This town ain’t big enough for the both of you! If you’re thinking about pistols at dawn, give this game a try. It’s basically the same experience but a lot less bloody!

Patchwork is a competitive game for 2 players that can be played in 15 to 30 minutes. In this token-laying game, you compete to collect as many buttons as possible, and fill as much of your game board as possible. The game is played by spending buttons to purchase patches. Certain patches also grant bonus buttons over time, and every action moves your time token forward. If your time token moves past your opponent’s time token, it’s their turn to play. When a time token reaches the end of the time track, points are calculated and a winner is determined! Manage your resources carefully, and show your opponent that you can make the better quilt! If you’re looking for a simple game with great depth of strategy, this is the game to try!

Onitama is a competitive game for 2 players that can be played in 10 to 30 minutes. In this light, chess-like game, players cycle through 5 cards, with each player controlling 2 cards at any given time. The cards determine how each player’s set of 5 pawns can move, and the goal of the game is to either take your opponent’s main pawn, or move your own main pawn to their main pawn’s starting location. With limited movement options, outwitting your opponent can be a challenge, and this strategic game is fun to play over and over! Test your mental fortitude with this simple, highly strategic game!

After you’ve tried some of these awesome 2 player games, bring some more friends and try some of our favourite 4 player games! Or for some of the oldest 2 player games out there, check out some great ancient games. No matter what you decide to play, we’re looking forward to your next visit to The Round Table!