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!

Lost Cities Review – Reiner Knizia

In today’s 2-player spotlight, we talk about Lost Cities. This deceptively simple card game has players using cards to go on expeditions to exotic locations. But hidden beneath that simple veneer is a game bubbling with...

Ahead in the Clouds Review

Buttonshy Games has been killing it this year with a lineup of fast, portable games. Find out if Ahead in the Clouds stands out from the pack!

Daxu – A Review in Three Acts

Listen children...your reputation is all you truly own. Shall I tell you the tale of two shopkeepers whose rivalry knew no bounds? It begins in the Southeast Chinese village of Daxu.

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Hive Review – John Yianni

Spiders and Beetles and Ants oh my! All the insects of the garden are arrayed to protect the Queen Bee. Who will be victorious and who will be just bugs. Find out in Hive.

Longhorn Review – Bruno Cathala

Deep in the heart of Texas, in 1870, Eagle Perkins and Jesse Artist Bird vie for the title of most feared outlaw. Rustling cattle and stealing gold. Which one will go to jail, and which one will ride away with the Longhorn?