Board games are in the midst of a renaissance. As more and more people are putting down the game controller and picking up some dice, a plethora of new board games are hitting the shelves. But many of the most popular games are only good if you can get together a group of four or more friends. Just try playing a game of Monopoly or Risk with two people — it’s really not that much fun. Thankfully, some brilliant game makers have released board games that are specifically designed for only two people; and a lot of them are actually more fun than games that require a gaggle to really get going. Here are ten great board games made just for two.
In Fungi, the object of the game is to collect sets of mushroom cards. Each mushroom set has a different size and value, and mushroom cards can be drawn from the common supply located in the middle of the table (also referred to as the forest). Although hand-size is limited, you can increase your hand-size by taking a basket with you when you go forraging for mushrooms. You can also obtain extra points by getting butter and cider and putting them in your pan before cooking the mushrooms. This game feature some similarities to Reiner Knizia’s Lost Cities but there’s a little more going on in Fungi which makes it quite a but more enjoyable. Also, the idea of a game that revolves around finding and eating mushrooms is freaking adorable.