Catch me if you can: _Getaway Driver_ pits cops against robbers in this two player asymmetric game. Cruise by our Getaway Driver review, coming in at 60 tiles an hour!
Category - Two Player Spotlight
Board games are as old as history itself. Men and women have been pitting themselves in contests of intellect, luck, and skill for thousands and thousands of years. Now the only difference is that we have a constellation of options to to choose from. Fight for control of a chain of islands in the Pacific, best your opponents as a merchant in a desert city, or simply be the one to bust open a Piñata at a birthday party.
Playing two player board games is a delight and a challenge. These games by necessity must be tight and well done. There’s no variety in play style simply by adding more players. I regularly play many of the games listed below with my 10 year daughter and with my wife. It’s a great way to grow friendships and intimacy, but it’s also a great way to crush your enemies beneath your feet. Either way is fine…just get to playing!
The idea: try to plow through 17 Uwe Rosenberg games in a single 3-day weekend. Was I successful or was I too ambitious? Read on to find out!
Every game is an “Abstract” game. Let’s get that out of the way early. Every game you will ever find is, to varying degrees, an abstraction of whatever concept it is attempting to convey. Even heavily-themed games like...
In Judo, kuzushi is the art of imbalance: a subtle push or pull that shifts your opponent just enough that you can make your move. Check out our review of the game Kuzushi which captures this spirit with a deck of cards smaller...
Will Alice or the Red Queen win out? Check out our review of Wonderland to find out.
This is one of the best abstract games of the last decade that somehow flew under everyone’s radar. Read our review of Push Fight.
Pile-up Rush is a wonderful two player dexterity game of speed, skill, and side-splitting laughs. Check out our review of Pile-Up Rush for details.
In today’s 2-player spotlight, we talk about Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small. Raising animals can be incredibly difficult. But if you’ve got the fortitude and drive you can really make a killing in this business. Read...
Tintas is a gorgeously rainbow-hued two player abstract game with heirloom quality components. But how does it it play? Check out our review of Tintas to find out.
Join Captain Ahab on the hunt for the great white whale in the new 18 card micro game from Past Go Gaming. Read our review of Leviathan, a fast-paced, fun, 2-player game based on the classic novel, Moby Dick.
In today’s 2-player spotlight, we talk about Codenames Duet, one of the new offerings from Czech Games Edition. This game pits two players against the game itself as they race to figure out the identities of their secret agents...
Dome Crushers is a head to head, 24 card battle royale, with MtG quality artwork. Can Floodgate Games pull off a microgame? Find out in our review!
In today’s 2-player spotlight, we talk about Nantucket. Inspired by its bigger sibling, New Bedford, this tiny microgame about town building and whaling packs a lot of punch! Read our review to find out more!