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The Best Board Games For Two Players…That Aren’t Specifically Two Player! (Part 5)

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We thought we’d share our favourite games to play when it’s just the two of us, that aren’t specifically designed for two players! It’s quite easy these days to find a list of great games for two players only, but much harder to figure out if games designed for 4 or 6 players would be worth getting if you only play with two people. We briefly describe each game and then take you through which aspects of the game design make it so much fun at two players, while contrasting it with what is different at higher player counts.
This is the fifth video in this series – so be sure to check out the first 4 – links below!

0:00 – Intro

Light Complexity Games
1:57 – Long Shot: The Dice Game
5:26 – Fleet: The Dice Game
9:17 – Witchstone

Medium Complexity Games
14:31 – Dinosaur Island Rawr ‘N’ Write
20:25 – The King Is Dead (Second Edition)
25:10 – Dead Reckoning
30:57 – Ultimate Railroads

Heavy Complexity Games
35:25 – Pipeline
41:10 – Arkwright: The Card Game

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7 Comments

  1. You convinced me to try Long Shot at two players. We had a blast playing it last night. Thanks!

  2. if you really like king is dead at 2 player.i highly recommend a game called the cousins war.really underated gem.its like king is dead mixed with bluffing and liars dice.1st pocket size version is out of print sadly but the 2st should be it stores. also i would still buy curious cargo with pipeline. wayt o support good designed games. good vid btw.

  3. Great video as always, thank you. I haven't tried any roll and writes but you're persuading me. I do agree The King is Dead is brilliant – and I love the way you're not even a faction, you're just sucking up to a faction, same as in Pax Pamir 2nd ed., which I also like at 2 players.

  4. Love the interspersed shots of games in action during the discussion! Thanks for sharing the list!

    I can't recall if Furnace has made it to any of your previous lists, but I've quite enjoyed it at 2. It does require a dice-driven bot to jam up the bidding, but the overhead of that is low, and it makes the bidding work at 2

  5. I second the King is Dead. Fantastic at two-players.

  6. This is a really good series. By now you guys are pros at learning, playing and discussing games. And you play a lot. What do you think about the whole experience now a couple years in?

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