2 person board games for Adult

Board Games for Couples

Not all 2-player games are good board games for couples. It's important to find a game that meets the personalities of each player in order for both players to enjoy the game.

Know Your Partner

Board games can be a fun way to spend time with another adult. If you are playing with your partner, you may find that the time spent while a game is played can encourage conversation in a usually quiet relationship. A game also allows both players to put aside any day-to-day thoughts and focus on game-related activities and decisions. Playing games together won't make a good relationship terrific or a bad relationship better, but they can sure provide a fun respite and allow players to focus on having a good time together!

The key to finding a board game that both players will enjoy is to understand the basic personalities of both players. Some games have a lot of very complex rules and can be frustrating to a person who has a short attention span or who does not have much patience. Other games rely on a lot of abstract thinking, which may not be comfortable for a player who is more visual or reality-driven.

There are a lot of board games that work well with two players. Before you select your next board game for couples, review the basic premise of the game's play and compare it against the personality styles of both players. For example:

  • Length of play - Does the game take hours to play, or can a game be finished in twenty to thirty minutes?
  • Number of rules - Are there a lot of rules to remember, or are there just a few basic rules?
  • Need for confrontation - Are players required to be confrontational in order to successfully play the game?
  • Attention to detail - Do the players need to pay attention to lots of details?
  • Abstract vs reality - Does the game require players to think in an abstract way in order to be successful?
  • Patience - Does the pace of the game or the number of rules require a lot of patience by the players?

Cards Against Humanity Cards Against Humanity: Second Expansion
Toy (Cards Against Humanity)
  • 100 more NEW cards (75 White and 25 Black cards)
  • 12 bonus blank cards (8 blank White cards and 4 blank Black cards)
  • Professionally printed on premium playing cards (100% compatible with Cards Against Humanity)
  • First Expansion not required to play, though heartily recommended.
  • Now dolphin safe.

Looking for people interested in BOARD gaming

by clhon

Either Wednesdays and/or weekends, preferably Saturday. And board games include non CCGs.
Wednesdays there's about three of us who meet at Coffee Talk in Kaimuki. This is irregular, however, because if one of us can't make it any particular week, another bows out. If you have the time though, swing in about 6:30-7:00. We usually don't go much past 8:00/8:30, so they're usually shorter games.
Weekends either Kailua or town side. There's 2 of us looking to get in longer games when we can, so at least a third person is needed.
Either time, between the various people involved, we have a number of games already, including, in no particular order:
Citadels, Starfarers of Catan, Settlers of Catan, Succession, Terra Nova, Tigris and Euphrates, Civilization & Advanced...

HedBanz Adult HedBanz Game
Toy (HedBanz)
  • Laugh harder than you ever have, with this quick question game of What am I?
  • An outright hilarious adult game where you fight the clock asking creative questions to determine whether you re a person, place or thing
  • Hedbanz delivers non-stop entertainment that keeps everyone laughing from start to finish;
  • Host a party or take it on the road; Hedbanz is perfect for 2-6 players ages 14+
  • Comes with 200 Cards, 6 Adjustable Headbands, 24 Scoring Chips, 1 Timer, 1 Instruction Sheet
Solstice Solstice Face To Face Float
Toy (Solstice)
  • Unique Opposed Design
  • With drink holders and ice bucket
  • Comfotable and sturdy design
  • For ages 13+ years
Hasbro Games Classic Battleship Movie Edition
Toy (Hasbro Games)
  • Classic Battleship Movie Edition puts you at the helm of battle commanding the Alien Fleet or defending Humankind
  • Conceal your ships from your opponent ? then track your shots as you take down enemy vessels
  • For 2 players
  • Includes 2 game units, 5 Navy ships, 5 Alien ships, 2 Decks of Special Ops cards, red & white pegs, rules and reference card
Wild Sales NFL San Francisco 49ers 2.0 Tailgate Toss Game
Sports (Wild Sales)
  • Each game includes: instructions, 8 bean bags (2 sets of 4), and 2 plastic boards that secure and lock together.
  • Included with the game is an individual storage compartment for each bean bag.  When the tailgate party goes on the road we have included a nylon carrying bag.
  • Officially Licensed with NFL
  • Lightweight and sturdy, it s a must have for the person on the go.
  • Each game has a large support panel that rotates out (to play game) or under board (for storage.)

FAQ

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What is a board game for 2 people (adults)?

I am looking for a Christmas gift for my parents who are now living alone and want something to do togther other than cards and watch TV.

Here is a listing started of two player only games. There are actually many games that two players can do though. These ones I've highlighted specifically as being designed for two players only.
Darwin

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