Mike and I are both very competitive but in a good spirited kind of way. With the exception of one UNO game gone bad on Nantucket (which I will never play with him again 😂), we both love to roll up our sleeves and duke it out with a good game.
This is NOT an exhaustive list. It’s really just the games we have and play. But I wanted to make it into a post because I started to get DMs last week with what you guys play… and thought the comment section could serve as a good resource too. So LET US ALL KNOW YOUR FAVE TWO-PLAYER GAMES ❤️ Mike and I are on the hunt more than ever now that we can’t do our usual double date game nights.
This is a CLASSIC game that my sister and I used to play for hours. I also like that the rules are simple and you can kind of get into a good mental groove without having to think or strategize too much. (Sometimes you just need to have fun and PLAY right?)
We had a few friends recommend this game to us. Seems like Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan have a pretty similar audience, so we had a good feeling we’d love it as much as we love Catan! We taught ourselves how to play with Youtube and got our first game going that same day.
I think this might be our most played game. We played it quite a bit early on when we were dating and now it’s become a fun tradition to play around holidays. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc. It’s still quite a bit of fun to play with two people.
This is a family favorite of the Heitlingers. I grew up playing this game ALL the time, round after round after round. We could (and do) play for hours at a time.
My sister and I love this game and it’s still one of my favorites to play as an adult. It’s super simple to get going and is a good mix of luck and strategy.
I couldn’t forget to include the classics.
Our favorite babysitter taught us how to play Mancala and it became a quick favorite of mine and Stacy’s.