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    Posted on Sep 25, 2017

    7 Board Games For Two That Aren't Scrabble

    Including a chess-like strategy game that is super-addictive.

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    I love board games, and one of my passions is finding fun board games for two players (LOL, invite me to a party).

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    I'm especially interested in board games that don't need a lot of space to set up and store. No, wait! Come back!

    Board games tend to run a little expensive, so I've tried to keep the price here under £30. If you're in the mood to spend a little more on your board game, then this Reddit thread has loads of great recs.

    1. Hive

    “I bought Hive before a long holiday with my boyfriend two years ago. It’s a two-player game that’s a bit like chess, but quicker – one game takes about 15 minutes. We were travelling across Scandinavia and getting trains almost every other day, which made Hive perfect because you don’t need a board for it. The aim of the game is to surround the queen bee with other insects, which all move in different ways. It sounds odd but is honestly the most compelling game I’ve ever played.” – Tabatha Leggett

    Get it on Amazon, £14.95

    2. 7 Wonders: Duel


    "Was looking for a 2 player game. Read loads of reviews and got this one. BEST DECISION! Was a massive hit. Took it away on holiday and played it every day. Great game.

    "Only tip... We found it hard to get a scientific victory with 6 tokens so we play that you need 4 to win. Honestly love this game." – L.G

    Get it on Amazon, £18.99

    3. Bananagrams

    4. Carcassone (New Edition)

    "The game itself is very simple to play. You lay land tiles and choose to lay a token or not on one of its component – field, road, city, or monastery. They all have a slightly different scoring system, but if you complete them during the game you get points, if you don't complete, you still get points at the end scoring. The tactics and strategy involved can be complex, giving a 'simple' game a lot of depth.

    "It plays well with two players, but you can play with up to five. My 6-year-old loves it, as it's simple enough for her to play." – Scooby Dimples

    Get it on Amazon, £25.99

    5. ...and then we held hands.

    6. Odin’s Ravens

    "Odin's Ravens is an addictive, simple to play, 2-player strategy game. The game is well designed, well made from quality materials and is one of our favourite 2-player games. The game is basically a raven race between you and your opponent with tactically played effect cards that can change either player's path to the finish. Easy to learn, fun to play, and I can't find any fault in this product to comment on!" – KK1

    Get it on Amazon, £14.50

    7. OK Play

    "Bought this on a whim, and we LOVE it. Such a beautiful design, which makes it easy to transport. You can play it anywhere. And the tag line is absolutely right – takes minutes to learn, but the more you play the more tactics you learn. I'll be buying more as presents. This is destined to be a classic." – AEC

    Get it on Amazon, £15