Rob and I have always loved playing games and board games, both long before we ever met each other and, of course, love playing them together now! Some may call me competitive, but I don’t think I’m really that competitive, right?! Ha! Anyway, in years past, we hosted game nights or went to our friends’ homes for game nights all the time, and playing board games with our friends and family has always been a part of who we are as a couple. We even made sure to register for a slew of board games when we got married, and our board game closet is absolutely overflowing. And yes, we do have an entire closet dedicated to board games (and my random candle collection)!
These days, in the middle of an ongoing pandemic and given the fact that it’s winter, we play games with each other all the time. We find games to be such a good alternative to TV (though we do plenty of that!), a good stretching of our minds, and a really fun way to connect with each other. We’ve instituted a standing Friday date night consisteing of takeout from a local restaurant and a board game this winter, and we regularly keep a stack of our favorite games out on our dining room table to encourage ourselves to play games often. It really is one of our favorite ways to spend an hour or two together. Whether you’re cooped up a bit more than usual with a roommate or significant other, here is a list of our very favorite board games for two!
our favorite games for two:
- Seven Wonders
- Seven Wonders Duel
- Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
- Monopoly Deal
- Ticket to Ride (Rob hates it for two players since it’s flawed, FYI)
- Star Wars Risk
- Star Wars Epic Duels (Rob’s favorite game of all time)
- The Fox and the Forest
- puzzles! (this one and this one are so beautiful!)
I would highly, highly recommend any and all of the above games, and we thoroughly enjoy each of them for various reasons. You can probably tell that Rob is quite the board game aficionado, and he’s opened my eyes up to dozens of games that I’d never heard of before! He and his friends are very serious about their games.
Are there any that stand out to you as a favorite in your household? Are there are that are missing from our list? We’re always up for trying out new games that have been recommended to us, so I’m all ears!
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