The world of board games offers so many diverse and so many beautiful designs. Most of the people who scratched below the surface and tried some more serious games, rarely return to the commercial titles such as Monopoly, Clue, Uno and so on, which are in fact mass production and very known games. Most games involve multiple players, but what if there are only two of you who want to play at the moment? In this article, we have selected some of the best 2 player board games for you.

Patchwork

Patchwork or stitching represents sewing a pattern that involves sewing fabric pieces together in a larger design. In the past, it was used to make clothes and quilts. Today, making a quilt is a form of art in which designers use precious fabrics to make beautiful textiles. By using unequal patchwork parts you can turn the quilt into a real masterpiece, and therefore some of the great artists practice this technique.

However, making a beautiful quilt requires a lot of effort and time, and patches do not fit easily. Therefore, choose your patches carefully. In this game, two players compete in the matching of the best-filled 9 × 9 panels with patches of different shapes. Patches are taken from a circle surrounding the board in which the players’ progressions are monitored.

7 Wonders: Duel

This multi-award winning board game (currently the best-ranked game for 2 players on boardgamegeek) presents a new version of the very popular 7 Wonders game but in a 2-player variant. This is the game that in 2015 won all possible prizes in the category of games for 2 players and quickly climbed in the rankings of the most popular games.

7 Wonders: Duel is a game in which you try to win over your opponent in a battle between civilizations. It presents new mechanics, new ways to win, but there is still the same addiction that the original game had. If you like civilization building games for 2 players you should not miss on 7 Wonders: Duel.

Hive


In this game of strategy and logic, players try to surround the opponent’s queen bee. Each player gets hexagonal tiles in his own color on which different types of insects are painted. Players alternately place tiles on a board (i.e. a hive). If a player sets up a new tile, he must add it to one already placed on the board and only touch his own color. Instead of placing a new one, a player can move one of his tiles to the other part of the hive.

Every bug has its own rules of movement. The spider can move 3 fields, the grasshopper jumps from one end of the hive to another, the queen bee is slower and only one field moves, etc. A player whose queen is surrounded by all sides loses the game, whether it is surrounded by his opponents’ tiles or his own. You must, therefore, be careful when placing tiles and use special bug movements to outwit your opponent.