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!

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Kuzushi Review – A Subtle Push or Pull

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...

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Ave Uwe: Fields of Arle Review – Peat and Repeat

In today’s 2-player spotlight, we talk about Fields of Arle. One of the largest two player games ever created, the game recreates 3 years in the life of a farmer in the German region of East Frisia. Use workers to cut peat...