The 14 best two-player board games 2021

1 November 2021

Whether you're relaxing at home with family or sharing games in a garden with your best friend, cooperation makes the world go round - at least until you start having a disagreement over strategy and things get a little too "Game of Thrones." With that in mind, we've listed the best two-player games out there, ranging from colourful crime capers to epic battles across space! Check below to find something you're sure to enjoy, whether with friends, family, or your significant other.

Best two-player board games

  • Star Realms
  • Unmatched: Battle of Legends
  • Santorini
  • Fog of Love
  • Fugitive
  • Patchwork
  • Moon Base
  • Keyforge
  • Klask
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
  • Skulk Hollow
  • Raptor
  • Jaipur
  • Codenames: Duet

A quick note: we’re going to be focusing on games that you can quickly pick up and play, so no games typically requiring players to build decks ahead of time, such as Magic: The Gathering or Netrunner.

Grab your significant other, best friend or lifelong rival begging for a head-to-head showdown and find your perfect partner in some of the absolute best two-player board games.