Best 2 Player Strategy Board Games – Top 7 Picks and Reviews 2020

We looked at all of the review sites and found the best of the best using our data-backed approach.

Here’s a look at the best 2 Player Strategy Board Games

Bestseller No. 1
Pandemic
2,667 Reviews
Pandemic
  • As skilled members of a disease fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics
  • Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures
  • 2 – 4 players
  • 45 minutes
SaleBestseller No. 2
Plan B Games Azul Board Game Board Games, Multi-Colored, Full Pack
625 Reviews
Plan B Games Azul Board Game Board Games, Multi-Colored, Full Pack
  • High quality components and fun, accessible gameplay
  • Fun tile drafting and tile placement mechanics
  • For 2 4 artisans, age 8 and up
  • Game plays in 30 40 minutes
Bestseller No. 3
Thames & Kosmos | Targi | Two Player Game | Strategy Board Game | Golden Geek Award Nominee |...
61 Reviews
Thames & Kosmos | Targi | Two Player Game | Strategy Board Game | Golden Geek Award Nominee |...
  • Worker placement game for 2 players
  • 7. 6 Board Game Geek Rating | Top 100 Ranking
  • Solo Variant
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
SaleBestseller No. 4
Carcassonne Board Game Standard
834 Reviews
Carcassonne Board Game Standard
  • Completely redesigned rulebook to make learning the game easier
  • Introduces the Abbot mini expansion and a new version of the river
  • Game and expansions have sold over 10 million copies worldwide
  • 2 – 5 players
SaleBestseller No. 5
Quarto
  • Two player game for ages 8+
  • Abstract strategy game with deductive reasoning
  • Short playing time of 15 minutes
  • High quality wooden game very durable
  • Simple rules and easy to learn
SaleBestseller No. 6
Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game - Award Winning Family or Adult Strategy Board Game for...
307 Reviews
Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game - Award Winning Family or Adult Strategy Board Game for...
  • STRATEGY BOARD GAME: Photosynthesis is one of the best environmental board games referring to the life cycle of trees, for science and biology enthusiasts. This best-selling board game has an amazing table presence with an ever-changing forest
  • HOW TO PLAY: Photosynthesis uses an Action Points Allowance System mechanism. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn light points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays
  • Photosynthesis was one of the top rated board games when it was released at Gen Con. It is easy to play for families enjoying other Blue Orange classic and award winning board games like Kingdomino, Planet, New York 1901
  • ECO FRIENDLY: Blue Orange is sensitive to the protection of planet earth and to climate change challenges and only uses recycled materials to manufacture Photosynthesis
  • AWARD WINNING GAME: 2018 Mensa Select winner, GeekDad Approved, Spiel of Approval (The Spiel), Golden Geek winner in Artwork & Presentation (Board Game Geek), Casual Game Revolution Recommended, The Dice Tower Best Board Game Production
SaleBestseller No. 7
Catan The Board Game, Multicolor
2,259 Reviews
Catan The Board Game, Multicolor
  • The incredibly popular, multi award winning civilization building board game of harvesting and trading resources
  • Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points
  • Beware the robber’s nefarious plans as he steals resources and plunders the wealthy
  • 3 to 4 players, 60 minutes, ages over 10. To play with 5–6 players, the 5–6 player extension is required.