Games for Two
by Serban, Quartermaster @ The Guild Hall
May 9 2020
Are you alone with the person you love? Are you and your roommate bored in your apartment? Is your brother a little too unsettled for you? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, look at our selection of games for two. Maybe one of them will be your next choice of entertainment.
Fog of Love
First, let’s see what we can do about those of you who are alone with your beloved partners. We know that relationships are hard. But what if one could make them easy? What if the way to make them easy was through a board game? Well, we have Fog of Love. In this game, you and another player will be trying your best to make a relationship work, despite your weird traits, ensuing dramas and harsh times. Will it go better than in real life? That’s up to you to decide!
Let’s say your relationship did not work. Do not worry! All you have to do is patch it up. How can do you do that, you ask us? By playing Patchwork! Patchwork is a game that combines elements of puzzles such as Tetris with drafting mechanics and many more. Surprisingly, it is effortless to get into but allows for intense strategizing. Give it a try!
Alright, it didn’t work. We tried our best. However, now it’s time to leave behind love and become businessmen. How about we start back in time? What about India? Why India, because that’s where you can play Jaipur. Jaipur is a game about trading, but there is a twist. You are trying to become the Maharajah’s personal trader. Hold onto or sell your wares, find good deals and etch your name in history.
Didn’t like India? How about we go even further east? Where to? Hanamikoji Street! Why? Because it has Geishas. Geishas are women of incredible power. It is only fitting that you must try to gain their favor. Hanamikoji turns you into a bar owner, who has to collect items and win over Geishas. Each turn, you’ll draw several cards and perform 4 actions, 2 of which also involve your enemy. This ups the stakes, as you are sure to influence and hinder each other.
Enjoying Japan? How about another game from the same region? I’m talking about Onitama. It is a simplified version of chess, where you have five pawns. Too simple? Well, Onitama also has a card system. You are dealt possible moves and you have to choose from them, before exchanging cards with your opponents. Quite a spin on the ol’ black and white board, isn’t it? We suggest you check it out.
7 Wonders Duel
Had enough of Japan? Let us explore the rest of the world, then! The world is wonderous. Specifically, it has 7 wonders! 7 Wonders Duel will take you into the world of those wonders! This is a game for two players, where you draft from a lineup of face-up cards arranged at the start of the round. The fun comes in from exciting combos you can do – if you time it right, that is!
Was that too far in the past for you? Want something recent. Alright. The year is 1972. Watergate: The scandal that led to the resignation of President Nixon. You heard it right! In this game, you’ll play as either the Nixon Administration or a feisty, truth-seeking editor. Follow the evidence, find (or hide) informants and unravel the truth! Will Nixon resign? Or will history be changed?
Living in the past can get boring sometimes. How about we take a trip in the future? Aristeia! is a game that places two players on opposing sides of a futuristic battle arena, complete with cool characters (and miniatures!), tactics and unique combat! If you want something more complicated and tactical, be sure to give Aristeia! a try!
Well, that ends our journey through all the games for two players we recommend for you today. If you’d like to get your hands on any of these, be sure to check out our online shop.
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