Two-Player Board Games

Two-Player Board Games

Need a break from Netflix or endlessly scrolling through your phone? Fed up of playing snap? Freshen up your two-player board game regime with our favourite two-player games that’ll keep you entertained for hours on end.

Our Favourite Two-Player Board Games

Exploding Kittens

Players: 2 - 5

Age: 7+

Playing Time: 15 mins

Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions….and laser beams….and sometimes goats.

The game made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever.

It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

Pentago, Multi Award Winning Strategy Game

Players:  2

Age:  6+

Playing Time: 5 - 10 mins

  • Award-winning game for the whole family, travel edition of the fun and challenging strategy game, Pentago. Now this internationally award-winning game can be played whenever and wherever for the perfect grab and go game.

  • Play a winning strategy, this easy to learn game has the goal of creating a row of five game markers, in any direction, before anyone else does. But there is a twist, each move consists of placing a game marker and then twisting one of the game blocks. Challenge up to two players for a game that is sure to be a favorite.

  • Educational game for children, children will gain spatial orientation, eye/hand coordination, logic and problem solving abilities as they work together with this twistingly fun game.

  • Everything you need for the ultimate Pentago experience, with a colorful game board that has an easy twist design, convenient travel case lid, and two sets of game markers in black and white.


Players:  2 - 4

Age:  8+

Playing Time: 15 mins

Kingdomino, a game of dominoes with a kingdom building twist that involves strategy and problem solving skills. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! The game ends when each player has completed a 5×5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns.

Klask: The Magnetic Game of Skill

Players:  2

Age:  8+

Playing Time: 10 mins

  • Swedish Game of the Year 2015; Norwegian Game of the Year 2015

  • A popular pub game in Denmark, Klask is like a fast-paced table-top version of Air Hockey, only it uses multiple magnets and a small round ball

  • Players must use the magnetic handles under the board to control their playing pieces on top of the board. The object of the game is to hit the ball into your opponent’s goal without attracting the white mini magnets or landing your playing piece in your own hole! You’ll need fast hands and quick thinking if you want to win this game.


Players:  2

Age:  9+

Playing Time: 20 mins

Hive, an award winning game crawling with possibilities.

Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board! The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. As more and more pieces are added the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture the opposing Queen Bee.

The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grass Hoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed; …. game over!

No board needed. Ideal travel game, includes bag. Can be played anywhere with a flat surface. Easy rules and quick to play. Each of your pieces move in a different way. Move or add a new piece on your turn. Surround your opponents Bee to win.

Playing Time: 20 minutes

Sushi Go!

Players:  2 - 5

Age:  8+

Playing Time: 15 mins

Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favourite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value. But be sure to leave room for dessert or else you’ll eat into your score! Gather the most points and consider yourself the sushi master!

Reinforces probability, visual Discrimination and Strategic Thinking. Contains 108 cards and rules of play.

Azul Board Game

Players: 2 - 4

Age: 8+

Playing Time: 30 - 40 mins

Azul captures the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art in a contemporary board game. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. By carefully drafting the correct quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process.

Quarto - Two-Player Board Game

Players: 2

Age: 8+

Playing Time: 15 mins

Quarto is recognized as one of the top two-player board games of the past 30 years, Quarto is an outstanding game of deductive reasoning. It includes 4 x 4 game board and 16 pieces. Each piece has four attributes: colour, height, shape and consistency. So each piece is black or white, tall or short, square or round, and hollow or solid. The object is to place the fourth piece in a row where all four pieces have at least one attribute in common. The problem is you can’t choose which piece you’re going to play – your opponent chooses for you.

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