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January 31, 2010 4:38 PM Subscribe
What are the best two-player games in existence throughout history (besides sex)? By best
I mean easy to learn, not too difficult to master, and doesn't depend on a significant expenditure such as a videogame system or one-use board game.
posted by carlh to sports, hobbies, & recreation (44 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
Lately and especially this Winter my wife and I have been enjoying things like the 2-or-more player card game Cassino
. I recently made a set of dominoes and we've really been enjoying that. What are other good 2 player strictly "social" level games? By social level I mean that it's not a big deal who wins or loses; they're casual enough that we can both laugh and congratulate each other. Picture old people in the park playing it?
I'm fine with personal recommendations of more card games, but I have been loving reading through the pagat site. Personal experience of good card games is wonderful. But anything outside of card games is very welcome too; like I said, I made a set of dominoes just to see if we'd enjoy playing! I'm not adverse to making or buying simple setups for any truly fun game system.
In addition to just a straight up recommendation, I'd really love your reasons as to why
it's fun. It's sometimes hard to gauge just based on a system of rules.
FWIW I am not
a fan of traditional off the shelf board games. And I definitely do not mean computer games like WoW or Dragon Age!