Get together with board games for two players

Board games are a great way to socialise with family and friends and you don't always need a large group to have fun.

Here are some of our best family board games for two players.



You're the leader of a merchant guild and collect gems to acquire developments and ultimately earn noble favor and prestige. You must carefully chose your tokens to acquire a development of interest without revealing your intentions to other merchants.

Splendor is a satisfyingly simple, tactical, and addictive family board game with quality artwork and components.

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Age 10 up
Players 2 - 4
Time 30 min


Players build the area surrounding the city of Carcassonne, one tile at a time, they then place Meeples on fields, cities, roads or monasteries in order to score as many points as possible.

The player who will most cleverly place tiles and use Meeples will win the game.

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Age 7 up
Players 2 - 5
Time 35 min

Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a cooperative family board game that is easy to learn but offers tension, excitement and lots of fun. You play as one of 4 characters who work together using their unique abilities to gather the island treasures, but don't take too long, this island will not give up it's treasures easily.

Forbidden Island is an award winning board game and encourages problem solving, strategic thinking and cooperation.

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Age 10 up
Players 2 - 4
Time 30 min


While Qwirkle is as simple as matching colours and shapes, it also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Players score points by building lines that share a common attribute - either colour or shape. 

Qwirkle is a quick family board game to learn, but you'll soon discover you need to think strategically in order to score the most points - fun for young and old.

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Age 6 up
Players 2 - 4
Time 20 - 40 min

Love Letter

Try to deliver your love letter while exposing competing suitors, but be careful your opponents are trying to eliminate you as well while trying to deliver their own letters.

Love Letter is a fun family card game of strategy, deduction and luck – easy to learn and quick to play.

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Age 14 up
Players 2 - 4
Time 30 min