The Best Two-Player Games - Valentine's Day 2023
Games for Two
With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s an extra reminder that spending quality time with our significant other requires more than just watching your favorite Netflix show together. Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite 2-player games.
How many times have you pulled out a 2-4 player game, only to realize the two-player version is “meh”? Reverse, reverse, draw four, skip a turn, game over. Games are a great way to spend screen-free quality time together, and maybe even have some good conversations at the same time. We’ve all heard about too much blue light and screen time being detrimental to our health and sleep, so board games are a good way to unwind, disconnect, and stretch your brain. Many board games incorporate math, reading comprehension, risk assessment, and other critical thinking skills.
Many people may assume all board games are competitive and if they’re anything like me, they might even hate competition! Traditional games require someone to lose in order for someone else to win, but cooperative games have a common goal that all players are working toward. In these games, it's important to listen to each other to collaborate to solve the “problem". A couple of my favorites are Codenames Duet, and Forbidden Island.
If you and your partner are more into speed and competition, you’ll definitely need to check out these two speed games.
Buildzi is a race to stack your blocks according to the challenge card - first one to stack, wins!
Rubik’s Race is a Rubik's-themed slide puzzle. Shake this little cube, then it’s a race to create that pattern in the center of your board.
Gnomes at Night is an amazing game for ages 6 and up. This game is a cooperative labyrinth game where you have to talk each other through collecting all the treasures, with each side having a different pattern and different treasures.
When you're busy #adulting, sometimes you have to be creative in your personal life. Make it a priority to set aside at least one night a week when you turn off the screens and focus on being together.
What are your favorite games for two?