Time to start another Top 10 List. This time we will be taking a look at some of the best games for 2-players
only. This is defined differently by different people. So, I'll give you my definition. It is any base game that can be played with 1-2 players. What! you just said only. Well, a lot of these games have solo variants, so if it plays with one or two it can be on my list. Next, lots of these games can be played with 3 or 4 or even more players if you add multiple base sets or play with variant. However, the box states 2 players. I am going to include these games as well. The main reason for including these is: one, because I can; two, I like to drive some people crazy; and three, it's fun to include as many fun games as I can. Finally, in contradiction to the previous statement, I am limiting the number of card games, since we recently did our Top 10 2-player card games, and I wanted to feature some other games.
First, I wanted to give you all a chance to tell me some of your favorite two-player games. So, I posed the question on Twitter and Facebook, and received several responses. Here are some of your favorites:
Battle Line, Jambo, War of the Ring, Mr. Jack, and Lord of the Rings The Confrontation. I have yet to play any of these yet, but they are all on my want to play and wishlist. So hopefully sometime soon, I'll get a chance to play one or all of these.
Heroscape, Battle for Hill 218, Battle Lore, Stronghold - Some wargames made the cut of favorites. I have yet to play any of these, but I wouldn't be opposed to trying them out. Stronghold interests me in that it has asymmetrical game play. Maybe when my son is older, I can get an out of print copy of it for a couple hundred bucks (Same with Heroscape).
Dungeon Twister, Perry Rhodan, Martinique, Cribbage, Briscola, Cold War: KGB v CIA, , Yinsh, Dungeon Command, The Awful Green Things From Outer Space - I have yet to play any of these, and some of them I had to look up on the Geek. I really want to try out Cribbage soon though, because so many people have lots and lots of good things to say about it.
Jaipur, 1960: The Making of the President - 2 games that I have played and enjoyed, but just didn't make my list. I like 1960, but it was a little long for our liking for a 2-player game.
Morels, Revolver, Rivals for Catan, Lost Cities - I really enjoy all of these games and some of them would have probably made the cut, but I just featured some of them in our last Top 10. So, I wanted to give some other guys a shot.